Prof. Peter Case’s research encompasses organization development, international development, rural development, global health, leadership studies and organization theory & philosophy. For the past seven years Peter has acted as a programme management consultant for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) funded Malaria Elimination Initiative (MEI) based at the University of California San Francisco, advising on projects in the Africa and the Greater Mekong Sub-region. He is currently leading an organization development project for the MEI in Namibia concerned with improving malaria elimination service delivery and also co-delivering a programme of action research to enhance HIV prevention in Zimbabwe. Peter has extensive experience of leading rural development projects in SE Asia and is currently principal investigator for a farmer technology adoption project in Lao People’s Democratic Republic funded by the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research. Peter's research is geared toward 'making a difference' to the wellbeing of others and achieving impact beyond academia.

Peter has been a tutor for the London Business School EMBA core module ‘Business Ethics and Corporate Responsibility’ and has acted as an academic and personal coach to a number of senior executives in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors. He also has consultancy experience within the UK NHS and a variety of private sector organizations.

Peter is a member of the following research centres and institutes: Bristol Leadership & Change Centre; Australian Institute of Tropical Health & Medicine; Cairns Institute; Centre for International Trade and Business in Asia.


  • Organization Theory
  • Organization Philosophy
  • Global Healthcare
  • Research Ethics
  • International Development
  • Rural Development
  • Malaria Healthcare
  • Leadership Studies
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Research Ethics
  • Organization Theory
  • 2011 to present - Professor of Management and Organization Studies, James Cook University (Townsville, Queensland)
  • 2004 to present - Professor of Organization Studies, University of the West of England (Bristol, UK)
  • 2002 to 2004 - Professor of Leadership Studies, University of Exeter (Exeter, UK)
  • 2010 - Fellow of the Leadership Trust Foundation (UK)
  • Editorial Board Member: Culture & Organization
  • Editorial Board Member: Journal of Leadership and Organizational Development
  • Editorial Board Member: Social Business
  • Editorial Board Member: Journal of Management, Spirituality and Religion
  • 2011 to 2015 - Visiting Professor, University of Leicester (UK) School of Management
  • 2008 to 2011 - Visiting Professor, University of Humanistics, Utrecht, The Netherlands

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Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research - Research Grant

Smallholder farmer decision-making and technology adoption in southern Laos: opportunities and constraints

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$1,083,292 over 4 years
This project aims to research the gap between aspirations and reality with respect to technology adoption impacts and thence improve smallholder livelihoods. The project will review the drivers and constraints influencing smallholder farmers? decisions to adopt proven technologies and management systems to improve farm productivity. It will analyse the influence on farming decisions of complex interactions between economics, politics, technology and the biological environment with ethnicity, local social traditions, personal motivation and leadership. Opportunities to enhance the livelihood of smallholder farmers through technology adoption will be identified and the role of stakeholder networks explored.
Peter Case and Kim Alexander in collaboration with John Connell, Garry Greenhalgh, Anne Giger-Dray, Tom Jovanovic, Silva Larson, Magnus Moglia, Pascal Perez, Thavone Inthavong, Khamphouvieng Phouisombath and Sillinthone Sacklokham (College of Business, Law & Governance, Eidgenossische Technische Hochschule Zurich, Not in list?.., Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation, The Laos National Agricultural & Forestry Research Institute, Department of Agriculture Extension & Cooperatives and National University of Laos)
Farmer decision-making; Technology adoption; International Development; Bayesian Network Analysis; Participatory Action Research; Laos

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