McLean, Peter D. Dr.

Head of School

  • Faculty of Business
  • School of Management, Operations and Marketing

Overview


Before joining the University of Wollongong, Peter McLean worked in human resource development roles in multinational organisations in the United Kingdom, South Africa and Australia for over thirty years. In addition, he has worked on assignment in Dubai, Hong Kong, India, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, and Swaziland. 

Research interests include performance management issues in the coal mining industry, reform processes in local government, employee perceptions of their fiduciary duties in the employment contract, and human resource management practices in multinational organisations. A five-year study of the introduction of a performance management system for underground coal miners revealed how HRM practices can unintentionally disrupt one's sense of identity in the workplace. Peter says, based on his experience with coal miners, that socially responsible leadership can make a remarkable difference in terms of a worker's sense of commitment and contribution.

Top Publications


    Year Title
    2013 Miners' tales: stories and the storying process for understanding the collective sensemaking of employees during contested change
    2008 Rating Tales: An Evaluation of Divergent Views of Occupational Identification

Research Overview


  • Dr McLean's research interests include:
    • Performance management from employee perspectives 
    • Organisational change processes 
    • Power and discourse 
    • Occupational identity
    • Human resource management practices in multinational organisations
    • Critical management studies 

Selected Publications


Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Master of Management - Research A case study of decision-making in the selection of virtual project management team Lindeberg, Paul
    Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) An Ethnographic Study of an Enterprise Support Mechanism Oseji, Stephanie

Full Name


  • Dr. Peter D. McLean

Mailing Address


  • School of Management, Operations and Management, UOW

    Northfields Ave

    Wollongong

    NSW

    2522

    Australia

Located In Facility


Top Publications


    Year Title
    2013 Miners' tales: stories and the storying process for understanding the collective sensemaking of employees during contested change
    2008 Rating Tales: An Evaluation of Divergent Views of Occupational Identification

Research Overview


  • Dr McLean's research interests include:
    • Performance management from employee perspectives 
    • Organisational change processes 
    • Power and discourse 
    • Occupational identity
    • Human resource management practices in multinational organisations
    • Critical management studies 

Selected Publications


Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Master of Management - Research A case study of decision-making in the selection of virtual project management team Lindeberg, Paul
    Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) An Ethnographic Study of an Enterprise Support Mechanism Oseji, Stephanie

Full Name


  • Dr. Peter D. McLean

Mailing Address


  • School of Management, Operations and Management, UOW

    Northfields Ave

    Wollongong

    NSW

    2522

    Australia

Located In Facility