Associate Professor Paul Nesbit

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Associate Professor Paul Nesbit

Associate Professor in Management

MGSM

Contact Details

Tel: +61 2 9850 9908

Email: paul.nesbit@mgsm.edu.au

Expertise

People & Organisations

Bio

About Associate Professor Paul Nesbit

Associate Professor in Management

BA (Hons), MA, MBA, PhD (UNSW)

Teaching Areas

People & Organisations

Research statement

Dr Nesbit’s research focuses on three areas of the self-development process; the process of reflection, managing reactions to feedback and insights about oneself, and engaging in self-regulatory actions to improve one’s capability and skills.  In particular he focuses on self-development of intrapersonal skills – such as how one deals with stress, how one manages and organizes oneself in the face of multiple and conflicting demands, and how one deals with one’s emotional life.

Contribution to management education

Dr Nesbit’s teaching overviews the theoretical understanding of the managerial environment. The Managerial Self-Development Course was designed to shake people up through self-directed experimental learning and to stimulate a reflectional thinking process, the Organisational Behaviour course to open eyes on new thinking, and the Quality Research course explains the mental model of the value of qualitative research.

Contribution to management practice

The Self-Efficacy and Employee Engagement Project is a collaboration between MGSM, Be Learning and both St George and the National Australia Bank to use an ‘open theatre’ learning and development initiative to enhance employee perceptions of self-efficacy. A key focus of the project is a longitudinal study of the measurable effects that increased self-evidence has on employee engagement and performance.

Media topics

  • Management Development 
  • Self-reflection and Self-regulation in Personal Change 
  • Technology in Learning
  • Emotional Intelligence and Management

Publications

Journal articles

  • Carter, W. R., Nesbit, P. L., Badham, R. J., Parker, S. K., & Sung, L. K. (in press 2016). The effects of employee engagement and self-efficacy on job performance: a longitudinal field study. International Journal of Human Resource Management, 1-20. DOI: 10.1080/09585192.2016.1244096
  • Badham, R. J., Carter, W. R., Matula, L. J., Parker, S. K., & Nesbit, P. L. (2016). Beyond Hope and Fear: The Effects of Organizational Theatre on Empowerment and Control. Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, 52(1), 124-151. DOI: 10.1177/0021886315573023
  • Burton, S., & Nesbit, P. (2015). Capturing experiences as they happen: diary data collection for social marketing. Journal of Social Marketing, 5(4), 307-323.
  • Burton, S., Hoek, J., Nesbit, P., & Khan, A. (2015). “Smoking is bad, it’s not cool…yet I’m still doing it”: Cues for tobacco consumption in a ‘dark’ market. Journal of Business Research, 68(10), 2067-2074.
  • King, E., & Nesbit, P. (2015). Collusion with denial: leadership development and its evaluation. Journal of Management Development, 34(2), 134-152.
  • Burton, S., Nesbit, P., & Khan, A. (2014). Tobacco retailing: the new frontier of tobacco control?. Australasian Epidemiologist, 21(2), 28-30.
  • Ho, C.S.J., & Nesbit, P. (2014). Self-leadership in a Chinese context: work outcomes and the moderating role of job autonomy. Group and Organization Management, 39(4), 389-415.
  • Nesbit, P., & Lam, S. (2014). Cultural adaptability and organizational change : a case study of a social service organization in Hong Kong. Contemporary Management Research, 10(4), 303-324.
  • Li, S., & Nesbit, P. (2014). An Exploration of the HRM values of Chinese managers working in Western multinational enterprises in China: implications for HR practice. International Journal of Human Resource Management, 25(11), 1529- 1546.
  • Ho, C. S. J., & Nesbit, P. (2013). Exploring self-leadership across Eastern and Western cultures. Journal of Service Science and Management, 6(4), 241-249.
  • Ho, C. S. J., Nesbit, P., Jepsen, D., & Demirian, S. (2012). Extending self-leadership research to the East: Measurement equivalence of the Chinese and English versions of the MSLQ. Asian Journal of Social Psychology, 15(2), 101-111.
  • Nesbit, P. (2012). The Role of Self-Reflection, Emotional Management of Feedback, and Self-Regulation Processes in Self-Directed Leadership Development. Human Resource Management Review, 11(2), 203-226.
  • Li, S., & Nesbit, P. (2012). The Evolving nature of HRM values in China. International Employment Relations Review, 18(1), 47-65.
  • Ho, C., & Nesbit, P. L. (2011). A refinement and extension of the self-leadership scale for the Chinese context. Journal of Managerial Psychology, 24(5), 450-476.
  • Burton, S. M., & Nesbit, P. L. (2008). Block or traditional?: An analysis of student choice of teaching format. Journal of Management and Organization, 14(1), 4-18.
  • Nesbit, P., & Burton, S. M. (2007). Technology in the Hands of Managers: Email use by Australian and Hong Kong Managers. Contemporary Management Research, 3(3), 197-212.
  • Nesbit, P. L. (2007). The utilization of part-time and casual work for managers, professionals, general and administrative staff in large Australian organizations. Management Research News, 29(6), 326-333.
  • Nesbit, P. L., & Seeger, T. (2007). The Nature and Impact of Organisational Activities to Advance Women in Management in Australian Firms. International Journal of Employment Studies, 15(1), 1-23.
  • Nesbit, P., & Burton, S. (2006). Student justice perceptions following assignment feedback. Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 31(6), 655-670.
  • Nesbit, P. (2005). Globalisation, ICT and part-time work: Trends in the OECD. Employment Relations Record, 5(1), 1-15.

Book chapters

  • Nesbit, P. L. (2015). Emotions and self-development. In R. F. Poell, T. S. Rocco, & G. L. Roth (Eds.), The Routledge companion to human resource development (pp. 562-571). (Routledge Companions in Business, Management and Accounting). New York: Routledge.
  • Nesbit, P. (2013). “Business in the digital age”. In F. Harmsworth (Ed.), Australian Master Human Resource Guide (10th Ed., pp. 347-365). Sydney, Australia: CCH.
  • Nesbit, P. (2013). “Managerial self-development: a self-directed approach to developing managerial talent”. In F. Harmsworth (Ed.), Australian Master Human Resource Guide (10th Ed., pp. 535-552). Sydney, Australia: CCH.
  • Carter, R., Nesbit, P., & Joy, M. (2010). "Using theatre-based interventions to increase self-efficacy and engagement". In S. L. Albrecht (Ed.), Handbook of Employee Engagement: Perspectives, Issues, Research and Practice (pp. 416-424). Cheltenham, U.K.:  Edward Elgar Edwards Publishing.
  • Nesbit, P. (2010). "Technology and Work". In J. Stafford (Ed.),Australian Master Human Resources Guide (8th Ed., pp. 309-326). Sydney, Australia: CCH.
  • Nesbit, P. (2010). "Managerial self-development: a self-directed approach to developing managerial talent". In J. Stafford (Ed.),Australian Master Human Resources Guide (8th Ed., pp. 497-512). Sydney, Australia: CCH.
  • Nesbit, P. (2007). "Technology and Work", In J. Stafford (Ed.),Australian Master Human Resources Guide 2007 (5th Ed., pp. 311-326). Sydney, Australia: CCH.
  • Nesbit, P. (2007). "Managerial Self-Development managing oneself to manage others", In J. Stafford (Ed.), Australian Master Human Resources Guide 2007 (5th Ed., pp. 493-505). Sydney, Australia: CCH.

Conference papers

  • Nesbit, P., & King, E. (2013). Developing leaders using insight from an ability assessment of emotional intelligence. First Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace Conference: the role of emotions in organisational settings (pp. 1-12). Berkhamstead, UK: Ashridge Business School.
  • King, E., Nesbit, P. (2013).Reflections by managers on the impact of a leadership development program. Proceedings of the 20th AHRD International Research Conference in the Americas : celebrating 20 years of leading HRD through research. (pp1-9). Arlington, VA: Academy of Human Resource Development (AHRD).
  • Nesbit, P., & King, E. (2013). Self-development capacity of leaders: its nature and measurement. HRD in turbulent seas - continued global economic uncertainty: challenges and opportunities (pp. 262- 263). Brighton, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing.
  • Larkin, J., Neumann, R., & Nesbit, P. (2012). Older academics' views of promotion. 26th ANZAM Conference 2012 (pp. 1-18). Perth, Australia: ANZAM.
  • Ho, C. S. J., & Nesbit, P. (2012). Use of self-leadership strategies : a comparative study of Hong Kong Chinese and Australian students. BAM 2012 conference: management research revisited : prospects for theory and practise (pp. 1-30). Cardiff, UK: British Academy of Management (BAM).
  • King, E., & Nesbit, P. (2012). Measuring the effectiveness of leadership development programs in dynamic environments.The 2012 European Academic Conference & Mediterranean cruise program (pp. 199-199). Rome, Italy: The Clute Institute for Academic Research.
  • Chak, M. K., Nesbit, P., & Ahlstrom, D. (2011). Why do employees leave their current employers? Beyond job dissatisfaction. Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference (pp. 1-1). Wellington, New Zealand: Arinex Pty Ltd.
  • Ho, C. S. J., & Nesbit, P. (2011). The Impact of self-leadership on work outcomes in a Chinese context. 2011 Academy of Management Annual Meeting (pp. 1-1). San Antonio, USA: Academy of Management.
  • Nesbit, P. (2011). HRM values of Chinese managers working in multi-national enterprises. 11th Annual Pacific Employment Relations Association Conference (pp. 12-12). Surfers Paradise, Australia: The Pacific Employment Relations Association (PERA).
  • King, L., & Nesbit, P. (2011). Developing Leaders in High Stress Environments. World Congress on Positive Psychology. Philadelphia, USA.
  • Nesbit, P. (2011). Self-Development as a Managerial Competency: Integrating Self-Awareness, Self-Reflection and Self-Regulation Processes for Self-Directed Learning and Development. Western Decision Sciences Institute Conference(pp. 1-5). Portland, USA: Western Decision Sciences Institute.
  • Larkin, J., Neumann, R., & Nesbit, P. (2011). Australian university management perceptions of academics aged in their 50s : a resource-based view. BAM 2011 conference (pp. 1-22). Birmingham, UK: British Academy of Management.
  • Carter, R., Badham, R., Matula, L., Parker, S., & Nesbit, P. (2011). Empowerment or control : A longitudinal experimental field study of the effects of organization theatre. European Group for Organization Studies (EGOS) Colloquium (pp. 1-28).Gothenburg, Sweden: European Group for Organization Studies (EGOS).
  • Li, S., & Nesbit, P. (2010). An exploration of the HR values of Chinese Managers working in Western Multinational Enterprises in China: Convergence or divergence of values?11th International Human Resource Management Conference(pp. 1-26). Birmingham, U K: Aston Business School.
  • Carter, R., Nesbit, P., & Badham, R. (2010). The Effect of Self-Efficacy, Employee Engagement, and Personality on Work Place Performance in a large Australian Financial Services Firm. 11th International Human Resource Management Conference (pp. 1-27). Birmingham, UK: Aston Business School.
  • Nesbit, P. (2010). The Effect of Self-Leadership on Performance: A Study in a Financial Services Organisation. Western Decision Sciences Institute Conference (pp. 1-1). Lake Tahoe, USA: Western Decision Science Institute.
  • Larkin, J., Neumann, R., & Nesbit, P. (2010). Fading at Fifty? Exploring the Future Career Plans of Academics in their 50's. Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference (pp. 1-17). Adelaide, Australia: Tour Hosts Pty Ltd - ANZAM.
  • Carter, R., Parker, S., Badham, R., & Nesbit, P. (2009). Increasing employee engagement and performance: A self-efficacy based intervention. 24th Annual SIOP Conference (pp. 17-21). New Orleans, USA: SIOP.
  • Carter, R., Parker, S., Badham, R., & Nesbit, P. (2009). Role Breadth Self-Efficacy, Role Orientation and Performance: A Field Experiment. 117th APA Annual Convention (pp. 1-7). Toronto, Canada: American Psychological Association.
  • Nesbit, P. (2009). Developing Leaders through Self-Directed Learning, A Conceptual Model of Self Development. Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference (pp. 1-12). Melbourne, Australia: ANZAM.
  • Nesbit, P., & Li, S. (2009). The Use of Repertory Grid in HRM Research: Studying HRM in China. Western Decision Sciences Institute Conference (pp. 1-1). Hawaii, USA: Western Decision Sciences Institute.
  • Burton, S., & Nesbit, P. (2008). It's not as bad as they thought: Student preferences for teaching format across subjects and over time. The Quantitative Analysis of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education in Business Economics and Commerce (pp. 79-94). Melbourne, Australia: Teaching and Learning Unit.
  • Ho, C. S., & Nesbit, P. (2008). Refining the measurement of self-leadership: Incorporating collectivist and relationship values. Western Decision Sciences Institute Conference (pp. 235-237). San Diego, USA: Champions Publishing, Inc.-Ultimate Press.
  • Ho, C. S., & Nesbit, P. (2008). Measuring Self-Leadership: Incorporating Collectivist Values. Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference (pp. 1-14). Auckland, New Zealand: Promaco Conventions Pty Ltd.  
  • Nesbit, P. (2007). Self-awareness, self-reflection and self-regulation: An Integrated model of managerial self-development. Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference (pp. 1-13). Sydney, Australia: ANZAM.
  • Nesbit, P. (2007). The Nature and Impact of Organisational Activities to Advance Women in Management in Australian Firms. 9th International Human Resource Management Conference.
  • Nesbit, P. (2007). Self-Leadership and Popular Motivational Models. Western Decision Sciences Institute Conference (pp. 1-1). Colorado, USA: Western Decision Sciences Institute.
  • Nesbit, P. (2007). The Use of the Learning Activity Management Systems (LAMS) in the Post-Graduate Teaching. Western Decision Sciences Institute Conference (pp. 1-1). Colorado, USA: Western Decision Sciences Institute.
  • Nesbit, P. (2007). Does having women in senior management influence entry of women into lower management? An investigation of the modelling hypothesis. International Employment Relations Association Conference (pp. 1-1). Canterbury, UK: Canterbury Christ Church University.
  • Cartmell, J., & Nesbit, P. L. (2006). Human Capital Development in the United Arab Emirates: Private Sector Employer Perceptions regarding the Recruitment of UAE Nationals. Proceedings of the Academy of World Business, Marketing & Management Development Conference (pp. 940-952). Paris, France: Academy of World Business, Marketing and Management Development.
  • Lam, S., & Nesbit, P. L. (2006). Analysis of Adaptive Culture - A Case Study of a Social Service NGO in Hong Kong. Proceedings of the Academy of World Business, Marketing & Management Development Conference (pp. 700-712). Paris, France: Academy of World Business, Marketing and Management Development.
  • Nesbit, P. (2006). Non-Standard Work Arrangements in High Performance Organizations. Western Decision Sciences Institute Conference (pp. 521-531). Hawaii, USA: Western Decision Sciences Institute.
  • Nesbit, P. (2006). HRM and the Flexible Firm: Do firms with high performance work cultures utilise peripheral work arrangements? International Employment Relations Association Conference (pp. 39-47). Aalborg University, Denmark: Leo-Group.
  • Seeger, T., & Nesbit, P. (2006). Women in Management: A Study of Australian Organisations. International Employment Relations Association Conference (pp. 1-1). Hong Kong: IERA.
  • Li, S., & Nesbit, P. (2006). The Use of Repertory Grid in HRM Research: Studying HRM in China. International Employment Relations Association Conference (pp. 1-1). Hong Kong: IERA.
  • Lam, S., & Nesbit, P. (2006). Assessing the Cultural Readiness for Change: A Case Study of Adaptive Culture in a Social Service NGO in Hong Kong. International Employment Relations Association Conference (pp. 1-1). Hong Kong: IERA.
  • Burton, S., & Nesbit, P. (2005). Intensive teaching re-examined. International Decision Sciences Conference (pp. 283-292). Barcelona, Spain: IESE Business School University of Navarra.
  • Nesbit, P. (2005). Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and Labour Flexibility: An International Perspective. Western Decision Sciences Institute Conference(376-378). Vancouver, Canada: Western Decision Sciences Institute.
  • Nesbit, P. (2005). Use of non-standard work arrangements for Managers, Professionals, General and Administrative Staff. Pacific Employment Relations Conference.
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