Dr. Fred Swierczek

Affiliated Faculty

Affiliation: Director, AIT in Vietnam

E-mail: –

Office: –

Country: USA

Expertise: Cross-Cultural Management, Asian Business, Strategic Management, Organizational Behaviour and Change

Degrees: PhD in Policy and Management, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA (1978); Master in Economic and Social Development, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA (1975); BA in Asian Studies, Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA (1972)

Courses: –


PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

Academic positions

  • AIT Vietnam, Director, Jan 2014 – present
  • Thammasat School, Business School, Advisor to the Dean; Advisor to the President,  2014 March to the present
  • AIT, School of Management, Adjunct faculty, Jan 2014 – present
  • Center for Consulting and Development of Project Management Units,  Learning Center for Sustainable UNFPA Structure Projects funder, 2013 to Present
  • Innovation Center for Climate Change, Support the private sector innovation and Commercial Action, 2013 to Present
  • International Executive Master of Administrative Business, Program Co-ordinator and Lecturer on Human Resource Management, Negotiation Skill, 2013 to Present
  • Green Tomorrow Sustainability Project in Electricity Generation, Develop business activities and logistics for sustainable products, Negotiation skills, 2012 – 2013
  • Leadership Development, Develop experience competencies for Southern Asia, 2012 to 2013
  • Leadership Development Petrol Chemical Industry, Develop complete global competences of oil gas executives, 2010 to 2012
  • Thamassat University, Thamassat Business School, Director Doctoral Program in Business and International MBA Program Jan 2008 to Dec 2012
  • Asian Institute of Technology, Center in Vietnam, Director, Jan 2007 to Dec 2007
  • AIT, Faculty Coordinator, International Executive MBA in Vietnam Program, Sep 2000 to Dec 2007
  • AIT, School of Management, Associate Professor, Apr 1989 to Dec 2006
  • Thamassat University, Graduate School of Business, Visiting Professor, Apr 1988 – July 1988
  • John F. Kennedy- Fulbright Scholar in Business Organization and Administration, Consultant/ Lecturer, Apr 1988 to July 1988
  • Fellow, Center for Public Affairs and Policy Management John F. Kennedy-Fulbright, Scholar in Business Organization and Administration, Associate Professor, Policy and Management, 1978 to 1989


PUBLICATIONS

1999 Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific. New York: United Nations. Editor and Contributor.

1998 “Effective Leadership in Joint Ventures in Vietnam: A Cross Cultural Perspective”, Journal of Organizational Change Management, 11:4, 367-372 (with T. Quang).

1998 “International Business Negotiation: A Comparison between International and Asian Negotiation Styles in the Vietnamese Context”, Journal of Euro-Asian Management, Vol. 4, No. 2, December

1998, pp. 1-22 (with G. Hirsch and L.T. Muoi).

1998 “The Dialectic of Conflict in Joint Venture Negotiations”, (with G. Hirsch), Euro-Asian Joint Ventures: A Managerial Perspective, Chapter 8, Paris: ESKA Publishing.

1998 “Understanding Joint Ventures: The Praxis of Cross-Cultural Management”, Euro-Asian Joint Ventures: A Managerial Perspective, Chapter 2, Paris: ESKA Publishing.

1997 “Technology Transfer and Organizational Change”, Contemporary Issues in Technology Transfer, Chapter 5, Paris: ESKA Publishing.

1997 Compendium of ASEAN Public Administration (editor), Bangkok: Royal Thai Government, Office of the Civil Service Commission and Konrad Adenauer Foundation.

1997 “Technology Transfer: A Cross Cultural Perspective”, (with G. Hirsch), Contemporary Issues in Technologv Transfer, Chapter 3, Paris: ESKA Publishing.

1997 “ASEAN Public Administration in the 21st Century”, 275-294 in Compendium of ASEAN Public Administration, Bangkok: Royal Thai Government, Office of the Civil Service Commission and Konrad Adenauer Foundation. “Public Administration in ASEAN: From Development to a New Paradogm”, 3-35 in Compendium of ASEAN Public Administration, Bangkok: Royal Thai Government, Office of the Civil Service Commission and Konrad Adenauer Foundation.

1997 Understanding International Joint Ventures in Vietnam: Research Monograph #07, Management Technology Information Center, AIT and Swiss-AIT Program Vietnam.

1997 “The Theory and Practice of International Joint Ventures in Vietnam” (with V.T.B. Van) pp. 32-60 in Understanding International Joint Ventures in Vietnam, Bangkok: Research Monograph #07, Management of Technology Information Center, AIT and Swiss-AIT Program Vietnam.

1997 “Vietnam Economic Background”, (with U. Bumbacher and T. Quang) pp. 24-32 in Understanding International Joint Ventures in Vietnam, Bangkok: Research Monograph #07, Management of Technology Information Center. AIT.

1997 “Joint Ventures in Vietnam”, (with U. Bumbacher and T. Quang) pp 1-24 in Understanding International Joint Ventures in Vietnam, Bangkok: Research Monograph #07.

1997 “Multicultural Management and Successful Joint Ventures in Asia”, In: Davis, H. & B. Schulz, National Culture and International Management in East Asia, Washington, and D.C.: Thomas International Business Press.

1996 “Private Power Project Development and Financing in South-east Asia”, Journal of Euro-Asian Management (with J.P. Gupta and A. Saravat) 2:2, 47-70.

1995 “Multicultural Negotiation: Results from a Simulation”, Cross Cultural Management (with D. Bouchart) 2:1. 1994 Multi-Cultural Management: Euro-Asia Perspectives Bangkok: MOTIC and European School of Management (EAP).

1994 “Culture and Conflict in Joint Ventures in Asia”, International Journal of Project Management, 12:1, 39-47.

1994 “The Praxis of Cross Cultural Management”, Cross-Cultural Management: An International Journal, 1:1, 14-20.

1994 “Joint Ventures in Asia and Multicultural Management” with G. Hirsch. European Journal of Management, 12:2, 197-209.

1994 “The Role of Intellectual Property Rights in Stimulating Commercialization in ASEAN: Lesson from Canada” with A. Bhanich Supapol, Technovation, 14:3, 181-196.

1994 “Exploring Entrepreneurship Cultures in Southeast Asia” with S. Jatusripatak, Journal of Enterprising Culture, 2:2, 687-708.

1994 “AFTA: Impacts of a Business Strategies in ASEAN” with Pavida Pananond Bangkok: ESCAP, Asia-Pacific Transnational Corporations.

1994 “Technology Transfer and Organizational Change”, Chapter 6 in Contemporary Issues in Technology Transfer, Reading: Addison-Wesley.

1993 “Training for Intercultural Management” with G. Hirsch Personnel, No. 345, October, 85-88.

1992 “Strategies for Business Innovation: Evaluating the Prospects of Incubation in Thailand”, Technovation,12:8.

1992 “Compensation and Working Conditions in the Informal Sector: The Case of Thailand”, in Y. Gusse (ed), The World of Informal Business”, Quebec: University of Laval Press.

1992 “Management of Change in Telecommunications”, International Journal of Technology Management, 7, 6-8.

1992 “The Entrepreneurial System”, Leadership and Organization Development, 13:3.

1992 “Technology Development: The Private Sector View”, Technovation, 12:2.

1991 “Management of Technology: Organizational and Human Resource Issues, International Journal of Technology Management”, 5:6.

1991 “Leadership and Culture: Comparing Asian Managers”, submitted to Leadership and Organization

Development, 12:5.

1990 “Technology and Corporate Performance on the Stock Exchange of Thailand”, SET IN FOCUS, Vol. 2.

1990 “Culture and Negotiation.” Journal of Management Psychology, 5:2 (May).

1989 “Images of Organization: Culture and the Management of Technology,” Journal of Manaizement Psychology, 4:3, 3-10.

1989 “Measuring the Performance of State Enterprises,” Asian Journal of Public Administration, 11: 1, 49-74.

1989 “Public Finance and Development: The Role of Consolidated Public Sector Accounts (with V. Priebjrivat), Asian Journal of Public Administration, 11:4.

1988 “Privatization, Policy and Market Issues,” Public Enterprise, 8:3, 211-220.

1988 “Organizational Satisfaction of Business Managers in Southeast Asia,” Business Administration.

1988 “Culture and Training,” Training and Development Journal, 42:11 (November) 74-80.

1988 “Culture and Job Satisfaction. “Management

1987 “Appropriate Organization,” Thai Journal of Development Administration, 27:4 (August) (originally presented in UNESCO workshop, June 1987).

1987 “Comparing Business and State Enterprise Managers,” Business Review, 15 (August).

1987 “A Review of Selected Cities in the Region,” Chapter 2, pp. 25-85, in Managing Civic Services in Intermediate Cities in the Asia Pacific Region, Bangkok: Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific.

1986 Candidates for Privatization: Selection Criteria for State Enterprises, Bangkok: Graduate School of Business, Thammasat University.

1986 “Well Being and the Quality of Work Life: Implications for Developing Countries,” pp. 338-343 in Symposium on Conditions of Work and Environment in Developing Countries, Geneva: ILO

1986 “The Quantity and Quality of Evaluation Training,” Training and Development Journal, 39:1 (January).

1985 “Assessing Training Needs of Managers: A Skills Approach.” Public Personnel Review, 14:3 (Fall).

1983 “Participation in Local Government: Democratization Strategies in Yugoslavia.” EastEuropean Quarterly, 3:3 (August).

1982 “Self Management in Local Government in Yugoslavia,” Economic and Industrial Democracy, 3.3 (August).

1982 “Factors in the Successful Implementation of Budget Innovation” (with P. Rigos and G. Robertson), American Review of Public Administration, 16:1 (March).

1981 “Affirmative Action in the South: A Human Resources Approach” (with J. Jreisat), Southern Review of Public Administration, 5:2 (Summer), 148-161.

1980 “Collaborative Intervention and Participation in Organizational Change,” Group and Organizational Studies, 5:3 (December), 438-452.

1978 “Uncovering the ‘Real’ Meaning of Grounded Theory” (with W. Dunn), Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, 14:4 (October-December), 560-564.

RESEARCH

1999-1998 Globalization, IT and Economic Security (ESCAP)

1998 Feasibility Study of High Tech Parks in Vietnam (Industrial Estate Authority)

1997 Case Studies of Successful Technology Parks Asia (NSTDA).

1997 Feasibility Study for the Thailand Distance Training Network (NSTDA)

1997 Needs Assessment for Small & Medium Industrial Enterprises in Vietnam (Mekong Project Development Facility, International Finance Corporation). Success Factors in Joint Ventures in Vietnam.

1996 Organization Development in Thailand’s Civil Services.

1996 Evaluation of the Civil Service Executive Development Program.

1994 Multicultural Management: European and Asian Perspectives with EAP.

1994 Comparative Capital Markets in Asia with ESCP.

1993 Management Development in Vietnam with Swiss-AIT Management Development Program in Vietnam (SAV).

1993 Negotiation Styles in Vietnam with Swiss-AIT Management Development Program in Vietnam (SAV).

1992 Comparative Leadership with the University of Brunei.

1992 Manufacturing Strategy in ASEAN with the Kenan Institute for Private Enterprise, University of North Carolina.

1992 International Dimensions of Entrepreneurship: Organizational, Founder and Technology Based Examples with the European School of Management and the Paris Graduate School of Management

1991 Comparative Job Satisfaction of Women Managers in ASEAN supported by CIDA

1990 Feasibility Study of Science and Technology Parks in Thailand supported by the Ministry of Science, Technology and Energy, Royal Thai Government

1989 Barriers Faced by Executive Women supported by CIDA.

1989 Comparative Entrepreneurial Styles in Asia supported by AIT.

1989 The Impact of Industrial Estates on Small Business Development supported by CIDA.

1988 Organizational Culture and International Business in Thailand supported by the Thai Khadi Foundation.