MAGE - Leadership

Prof. Dr. Franco Gandolfi

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Vice Chancellor, and Dean - School of Management and Business



Public speaker, researcher, published author, and international consultant, Prof. Dr. Gandolfi serves as the Vice Chancellor, and Dean - School of Management and Business at Manipal International University (MIU). Prior to his current role, he held deanships and senior professorial appointments at the Canadian University of Dubai, the University of the South Pacific in Suva, Fiji Islands, California Baptist University in Riverside, California, and Central Queensland University in Sydney, Australia. Prof. Dr. Gandolfi also holds an adjunct professorship in leadership with Georgetown University in Washington DC, a global top 20 research university. Franco is an active researcher and writer. He is the principal author of seven books and chief editor of a seminal leadership book. Prof. Dr. Gandolfi’s scholarly portfolio includes more than 60 peer-reviewed research articles published in top tier international journals. He serves on a number of international boards and committees and has been a key judging panel member for the prestigious Australian Human Resources Awards. Prior to his academic career, Prof. Dr. Gandolfi held various management and senior consulting positions at Novartis, Roche, UBS, and Credit Suisse in Switzerland. Having served as a first-lieutenant in the Swiss Army Forces, he honorably retired in 2007 having attained the highest non-active duty military rank in the Swiss Army Forces.

 

DEGREES AND ALMA MATERS

  • Post-doctorate Executive Leadership Certificate, Cornell University, USA
  • Doctor of Business Administration, Southern Cross University, Australia
  • Master of Education, The University of Sydney, Australia
  • Master of Commerce, Swiss Institute of Commerce and Economics, Switzerland

 

SELECT PUBLICATIONS

  • Organisational Downsizing: The role and significance of training and development (T&D) during corporate downsizing, LAP Lambert Academic Publishing, Köln, Germany.
  • The emergence of leadership styles: A clarified categorization, Review of International Comparative Management, Vol. 18, No. 1, pp. 18-30.
  • Post-downsizing non-financial implications and consequences: A global perspective, Review of International Comparative Management, Vol. 16, No. 2, pp. 185-204.
  • Why do firms downsize? Theoretical underpinnings, Journal of Management Research, Vol. 14, No. 1, pp. 3-14.
  • Downsizing is dead; long live the downsizing phenomenon: Conceptualizing the phases of cost-cutting, Journal of Management & Organization (The Journal of the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management), Vol. 18, No. 3, pp. 334-345.
  • Causes and consequences of downsizing: Towards an integrative framework, Journal of Management & Organization (The Journal of the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management), Vol. 17, No. 4, pp. 498-521.