Professor Thomas Lange - Faculty of Law & Business (Faculty of Law and Business)

Fully accredited supervisor - Can supervise as principal supervisor


A German born economist and applied statistician by training, Professor Thomas Lange serves Australian Catholic University as Tenured Professor of Human Resource Management and Organizational Behaviour and Associate Dean (Research) at the Faculty of Law and Business. He also holds a tenured professorial Chair (Adjunct) in Economics and International Management at Middlesex University Business School, London, UK. His previous leadership positions included Research Dean, Executive Dean and Pro Vice Chancellor in the United Kingdom, New Zealand and Australia.

Lange is a leading authority in the empirical Human Resources (HR) and Organizational Behaviour (OB) research arena. He is Editor-in-Chief of Evidence-based HRM: A Global Forum for Empirical Scholarship and Associate Editor of the International Journal of Manpower. A multi-disciplinarian at heart, he has written extensively in the HR & OB research arena, with numerous A/A* ranked journal publications to his credit. In recent years, his papers have been accepted for publication by such outlets as Human Resource Management (US), Journal of Vocational Behavior, British Journal of Management, International Journal of Human Resource Management, European Journal of Industrial Relations, and Small Business Economics.

In his leadership and management roles, he worked extensively on the strengthening of academic research profiles as well as the development of institutional partnerships with leading international business schools (amongst others, at the University of Oxford, Maastricht University, Nanjing University, and Georgetown University Washington). During his time in New Zealand, Lange also initiated and served as Founding Chair of the New Zealand Business Research Deans' Association. At the time of conferment and aged 29, he entered the academic "history books" as Britain's youngest Full Professor in a business discipline. Subsequently, he served as Britain's youngest Executive Dean and Pro Vice Chancellor.

Through his research and scholarship endeavors he initiated, led and managed funded projects to the value of around $ 6 million - divided broadly equally between competitive grant income (primarily from the European Union and UK HE Funding Councils), contract research and invited industry consultancy.

Lange served several governments as Specialist Advisor. His research-informed policy proposals were debated publicly during parliamentary sessions and his academic work has been covered widely by international press and media outlets. His scholarship informed the policy work of the World Bank, ILO, OECD, European Commission, United Nations, the UK House of Commons, UK Office of Fair Trading (Pensions Inquiry), the Economic Policy Advisory Group (New Zealand's National Party), the Cubie Enquiry into Higher Education Funding (Scottish Executive), Ministry of Education and Training (Government of Vietnam), numerous central and local government departments, economic development agencies, and industry associations worldwide.


Phone :3955 (Melbourne)
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Research Interests

Human Resource Management (HRM) ; Organisational Behaviour ; Industrial Relations ; Personnel Economics ;

Methods Expertise

Non-parametric statistics ; Multivariate statistics ; Ordinal Probit Regressions ;

Research Projects

No research project is currently recorded.

Selected Publications

Other information

Editor-in-Chief, Evidence-based HRM: A Global Forum for Empirical Scholarship

Associate Editor, International Journal of Manpower

Editorial Board member, British Journal of Management