Dr André Pekerti
André Pekerti
Senior Lecturer in International Business
  • PhD, International Organizational Behaviour (The University of Auckland)
  • MA, Psychology (The University of Cantebury)
  • BSc, Psychology (The University of Cantebury)
+61 7 334 68132
Room 423, Joyce Ackroyd Building, St. Lucia Campus

    Andre Pekerti is a Senior Lecturer in the Strategy Cluster, at The University of Queensland Business School (Brisbane, Australia). A naturalized New Zealander and Australian, he is also a Christian of Indonesian-Chinese heritage, who grew up in Jakarta, Southern California and Christchurch. Andre's multiculturalism complements his research in international management. His primary research topics are attributions, cultural intelligence, ethics, family business networks, international careers, n-cultural individuals, and servant leadership. Andre consistently presents and publishes in a number of international journals and conferences including: Career Development Quarterly, International, International Journal of Cross-Cultural Management, International Journal of Human Resource Management, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, Journal of International Business Studies. He consistently serves as ad hoc reviewers for a number of international A-tier journals and Australia's Research Council. He currently serves as a Vice President for the Australia and New Zealand Academy of International Business (2nd term) and on the editorial review board of Asia-Pacific Journal of Management; Cross-Cultural Management: An International Journal; International Journal of Intercultural Relations; and Journal of World Business.

    Dr. Pekerti has taught in the Executive Program on Cross-Cultural Dimensions of Business at The University of Auckland, and in the Executive MBA course at Bond University, including the Culture Module in the International Management MBA course at UQ Business School over the past six years. He has previous experience in consulting and training cross-cultural management to Diner's Club, Singapore in New Zealand; the Department of Transport Victoria, Australia; and Ministry of Trade, Indonesia.

    Research interests

    1. n-Culturals
    Research on individual adjustment to cultures, n-Culturals, multicultural individuals, development of multi-method assessment on n-Culturals, including acculturation.

    n-Culturals are individuals who are capable of creatively synthesizing all facets of their multiple identities. They have knowledge, identification, internalization and commitment to all the cultures they have an affinity to, and recognition that these elements exist within them. This perspective is novel and differs from previous views of multiculturalism. This view enables us to map multiculturals along the multiculturalism continuum and provides us with a way to help people to progress in their multiculturalism.

    2. Cultural intelligence
    Influence of Culture(s) on Individuals; development of a multi-method assessment tool for cultural intelligence aimed at assessing cultural metacognition.
    3. International Organisational Behaviour/ International Management
    Career Development for Racial and Ethnic Minorities; Conflict and trust; Corporate Governance & Ethics; Family Business Networks; Work Values; Organisational Communication; Organizational Attribution; Servant Leadership.


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    • University Fellows International Research Consortium
    • Australia New Zealand International Business Association - Vice president (2011-2014)
    • International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology
    • Academy of International Business

    Major research grants

    Title Agency Year Amount
    Serving the greater good: using 'Servant Leadership' to build ethical and engaging work practices (with Dr Sen Sendjaya, Dr Andre Pekerti, Dr Giles Hirst and Ms Robyn Clark) ARC Linkage Grant 2011-2014 $247,908
    Servant Leadership UQ Firstlink Fund 2007 Undisclosed
    Cultural Intelligence Project. (with Thomas, Stahl, Ravlin, Pekerti, Maznevski, Lazarova, Jackson, Elron, Ekelund, Cerdin, Brislin, Aycan, & Au.) Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada Grant 2004-2007 Undisclosed
    Cultural Intelligence UQ New Staff Research Grant 2004 Undisclosed