Dr Paul Brewer

Senior Lecturer

School of Business
Faculty of Business, Economics and Law
p.brewer@business.uq.edu.au
+61 7 334 68129

Overview

Paul has a BEc from the Australian National University, an MBA from the University of Queensland and a PhD in Management from the University of Queensland.

Before joining the University of Queensland, Paul worked in a number of Australian Government trade policy and international business promotion agencies over some twenty-five years. He worked in various capacities, including as a Trade Commissioner, with the Australian Government in offices in North and South America, the Middle East and South East Asia. In addition, short term trade related assignments took him to many other parts of the world. In Australia, Paul has also been responsible for a number of national industry specific export promotion programs.

Paul completed his PhD in 2001 specialising in international business. His research interests focus on the internationalization process of the firm, national culture and globalisation. He received the UQ Business School Excellence in Research Award for 2010.

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Economics, Australian National University
  • Master of Business Administration, The University of Queensland

Publications

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Publications

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Brewer, Paul and Venaik, Sunil (2013). National culture dimensions are national, not individual. In: AIBSEAR 2013: Academy of International Business Southeast Asia Regional Conference, Bali, Indonesia, (). 5-7 December, 2013.

  • Venaik, Sunil and Brewer, Paul (2013). The (IR)Relevance of national culture dimensions in marketing. In: Proceedings of 5th IIMA Conference on Marketing in Emerging Economies. 5th IIMA Conference on Marketing in Emerging Economies, Ahmedabad, India, (463-471). 9-11 January 2013.

  • Venaik, Sunil, Zhu, Yunxia and Brewer, Paul (2012). Long term orientation vs future orientation: a critique of existing studies - Hofstede and GLOBE. In: Werner Soontiens, 26th Annual Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference: Managing for Volatility and Instability. ANZAM 2012 Conference, Perth, Australia, (1-24). 5-7 December 2012.

  • Brewer, Paul and Venaik, Sunil (2012). National culture versus individual culture: The importance of the ecological fallacy. In: Susan Feinberg and Tunga Kiyak, Proceedings of the 54th annual meeting of the academy of international business. AIB 2012 Annual Meeting: Rethinking the Roles of Business, Government and NGOs in the Global Economy, Washington, DC, United States, (94-94). 30 June - 3 July 2012.

  • Brewer, Paul and Venaik, Sunil (2012). The ecological fallacy in culture research. In: Hussain Rammal, Proceedings of the ANZIBA Annual Conference 2012. ANZIBA Annual Conference 2012, Adelaide, SA, Australia, (23.1-23.38). 12-14 April 2012.

  • Tan, Alvin, Brewer, Paul and Liesch, Peter W. (2012). Understanding the pre-internationalization phase decision heuristic of Australian SMEs. In: Susan Feinberg and Tunga Kiyak, Proceedings of the 54th Annual Meeting of the Academy of International Business. AIB 2012 Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, United States, (106-106). 30 June - 3 July 2012.

  • Venaik, Sunil, Zhu, Yunxia and Brewer, Paul (2011). Comparing the use and meaning of long term orientation and future orientation in culture studies. In: Cherrie Jiuhua Zhu, Challenges of a niche marketing position for New Zealand food and beverage export firms: Proceedings of the ANZIBA Annual Conference 2011. ANZIBA 2011 Annual Conference, Melbourne, Australia, (). 28-30 April 2011.

  • Venaik, Sunil, Zhu, Yunxia and Brewer, Paul A. (2011). Long term orientation versus future orientation: What did Hofstede and globe really measure?. In: Proceedings of the 37th EIBA Annual Conference. 2011 European International Business Academy (EIBA) Conference, Bucharest, Romania, (69.1-69.38). 8-10 December 2011.

  • Venaik, Sunil, Zhu, Yunxia and Brewer, Paul (2011). Time orientation in Hofstede and Globe: Long term orientation versus future orientation. In: Shige Makino and Tunga Kiyak, Proceedings of the 53rd Annual Meeting of the Academy of International Business. 53rd Annual Meeting of the Academy of International Business, Nagoya, Japan, (64-64). 24-28 June 2011.

  • Brewer, P. and Venaik, S. (2010). Collectivism in the GLOBE culture study. In: Sid Gray and Catherine Welch, ANZIBA 2010 Conference Proceedings: Global Business and Sustainable Development. ANZIBA Annual Conference, Sydney, Australia, (1-22). 15-17 April 2010.

  • Venaik, Sunil and Brewer, Paul (2010). Individualism-collectivism in Hofstede and GLOBE. In: Tatiana Kostova and Tunga Kiyak, Proceedings of the 52nd Annual Meeting of the Academy of International Business. 2010 Academy of International Business: "International Business in Tough Times", Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, (137-137). 25-29 June 2010.

  • Frick, Hermann and Brewer, Paul (2010). Management of legal risk in foreign direct investment: The Case of Australian FDI in Chile. In: Sid Gray and Catherine Welch, ANZIBA 2010 Conference Proceedings: Global Business and Sustainable Development. ANZIBA Annual Conference, Sydney, NSW, Australia, (1-21). 15-17 April 2010.

  • Tan, Alvin, Brewer, Paul and Liesch, Peter (2010). Measuring export readiness using a multiple-item index. In: Proceedings of the 36th European International Business Academy (EIBA). 2010 European International Business Academy (EIBA) conference, Porto, Portugal, (). 9-11 December, 2010.

  • Banerjee, S., Brewer, P. and Venaik, S. (2009). An empirical study of MNE subsidiaries' international corporate political activities: Relationship with subsidiary characteristics, environment and performance. In: Reshaping the Boundaries of the Firm in an Era of Global Interdependence. 35th European International Business Academy Conference 2009, Valencia, Spain, (1-41). 13-15 December, 2009.

  • Brewer, P. and Kastelle, T. (2009). Export promotion programs-What should be the objective?. In: Fisher, G. and Rose, E. L., Proceedings of the ANZIBA Conference 2009. The Future of Asia-Pacific Business: Beyond the Crisis, Brisbane, Australia, (1-30). 16-18 April, 2009.

  • Brewer, P. and Kastelle, T. (2009). Export promotion programs: What should be the objective. In: Reshaping the Boundaries of the Firm in an Era of Global Interdependence. 35th European International Business Academy Conference 2009, Valencia, Spain, (1-29). 13-15 December, 2009.

  • Tan, A. C., Brewer, P. A. and Liesch, P. W. (2009). Export readiness index: Construction and analysis. In: Torben Pedersen and Tunga Kiyak, Proceedings of the 51st Annual Meeting of the Academy of International Business "Knowledge Development and Exchange in International Business Networks". AIB 2009 Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, (226-226). 27-30 June, 2009.

  • Tan. A., Brewer, P. and Liesch, P. (2009). The pre-internationalisation phase of the Uppsala Model. In: Fisher, G. and Rose, E. L., Proceedings of the ANZIBA Conference 2009. The Future of Asia-Pacific Business: Beyond the Crisis, Brisbane, Australia, (1-24). 16-18 April, 2009.

  • Tan, A., Brewer, P. A. and Liesch, P. (2008). Constructing an Internationalisation Readiness Index. In: Cantwell, J. and Kiyak, T., Proceedings of the 50th Annual Meeting of the Academy of International Business. 50th Annual Meeting of the Academy of International Business (AIB), Milan, Italy, (173-173). 20 June - 3 July, 2008.

  • Venaik S. and Brewer, P. A. (2008). Contradictions in national culture: Hofstede vs GLOBE. In: Cantwell, J. and Kiyak, T., Proceedings of the 50th Annual Meeting of the Academy of International Business. 50th Annual Meeting of the Academy of International Business (AIB), Milan, Italy, (274-274). 20 June - 3 July, 2008.

  • Brewer, Paul and Sherriff, Garry (2006). The influence of regionalization and psychic distance on the direction of Australian exports. In: Proceedings of the 48th Annual Meeting of the Academy of International Business. Annual Meeting of the Academy of International Business, Beijing, China, (86-86). 23-26 June 2006.

  • Brewer, Paul (2006). The knowledge transfer anomaly. In: Proceedings of the 48th Annual Meeting of the Academy of International Business. Annual Meeting of the Academy of International Business, Beijing, China, (182-182). 23-26 June 2006.

  • Brewer, P. A. (2005). A psychic distance index. In: 31st EIBA Annual Conference: Landscapes and Mindscapes in a Globalized World. European International Business Academy Annual Conference, Oslo, Norway, (1-29). 10-13 December, 2005.

  • Tan, A. C., Liesch, P. W. and Brewer, P. A. (2005). Analysing the internationalisation readiness of firms. In: 31st EIBA Annual Conference: Landscapes and Mindscapes in a Globalized World. 31st European International Business Academy (EIBA) Annual Conference, Oslo, Norway, (). 10-13 December 2005.

  • Brewer, P. A. (2004). Operationalising psychic distance. In: G. Mahony and G. Fisher, ANZIBA Conference Proceedings 2004: Dynamism and Challenges in Internationalisation. Australian and New Zealand International Business Association Conference (ANZIBA), Canberra, Australia, ('not found'-'not found'). 5-6 November 2004.

  • Brewer, Paul (2003). Psychic Distance: Similarity or Familiarity?. In: Proceedings. 45th Annual Meeting of the Academy of International Business. 45th Annual Meeting of the Academy of International Business, Monterey, USA, (). 5-8 July 2003.

  • Brewer, P. A. (2000). Strategy, statistics and circumstances in international market selection. In: P. Enderwick, The Role of Multinational Enterprises in the New Millennium. Australia New Zealand International Business Academy 2000 Annual Conference, Auckland, New Zealand, (53-64). 12-14 Oct 2000.

  • Fisher, G. and Brewer, P. A. (2000). The role of culture in the international market selection decisions of Australian Firms. In: S. Lundan and J. Hagedoorn, Maastricht 2000 - European Business in the Global Network. 26th European International Business Academy Conference, Maastricht, (). 10-12 December, 2000.

  • Brewer, P. A. (1999). How far is Latin America from Australia? An alternative to psychic distance. In: G. Lafferty and K. M. Abbey, First Annual Research Student Colloquium Abstracts. First Annual Research Student Colloquium, Emmanuelle College, Univ.of Qld, (7). September 16-17, 1999.

Other Outputs

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

Completed Supervision