Dr Peter Fieger

Position: Senior Lecturer 
Discipline: Education Economics, Adult Education
Location:  Mt Helen Campus, T Building, Room T313
Phone: 03 5327 6940


Doctor of Education – University of New England – 2015
Master of Arts – University of Arizona – 2001
Bachelor of Arts – University of Canterbury – 1999
Bachelor of Science in Mech Engineering – Berlin Engineering College - 1990



  • Master of Education Studies
  • Associate Degree of Vocational Education and Training


  • Quantitative Research Methods in Education (EDMED7057)
  • VET Links with the Economy and Industry (EDTAS2003)
  • Learning Theories: VET in Context (EDTAS2001)
  • VET in Society (EDTAS2004)


Peter is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Education at Federation University. Previously he was a Senior Research Fellow at the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) in Adelaide, where his main areas of research were in the quantitative analysis of surveys and administrative data collections in vocational education and its social, economic and labour market outcomes. At NCVER, he contributed to numerous research projects in vocational education and training, including commissioned research for federal and state governments, industry skills councils, RTOs or other stakeholders. Most recently, he was the Senior Economist at ChristchurchNZ, Christchurch’s economic development agency. In this role he was engaged in workforce analysis and planning, and in the research of the regional training/skills/workforce nexus. He has also widened his research focus to include the service, hospitality and tourism industries and their role in the economy.

Areas of expertise and research interests

  • Quantitative research methods in education
  • Economics of vocational education
  • VET and its relationship with labour market and economy
  • Relationship between skills, innovation, productivity, and economic growth
  • Survey methodology
  • Statistical modelling


Recent refereed journal articles

Fieger, P., Prayag, G., Dyason, D., Rice, J., & Hall, C. M. (2023). Exploring CBD Retail Performance, Recovery and Resilience of a Smart City Following COVID-19. Sustainability, 15(10), 8300. https://doi.org/10.3390/su15108300

Rice, J., Martin, N., Raziq, M.M. and Fieger, P. (2023), "A reconsideration of Jack Welch's managerial legacy", EuroMed Journal of Business, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print. https://doi.org/10.1108/EMJB-02-2023-0055

Rice, J., Raziq, M. M., Martin, N., Fieger, P., & Rice, B. (2023). The debt crisis and the adoption of Asset-Light and Fee-Orientated (ALFO) arrangements at Marriott: 1980-1995. Journal of Tourism, Heritage & Services Marketing, 9(1), 58-66. https://doi.org/10.5281%2Fzenodo.8054968

Prayag, G., Aquino, R. S., Hall, C. M., Chen, N., & Fieger, P. (2022). Is Gen Z really that different? Environmental attitudes, travel behaviours and sustainability practices of international tourists to Canterbury, New Zealand. Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 1-22. https://doi.org/10.1080/09669582.2022.2131795

Dyason, D., Fieger, P., Prayag, G., & Hall, C. M. (2022). The Triple Blow Effect: Retailing in an Era of Disasters and Pandemics—The Case of Christchurch, New Zealand. Sustainability, 14(3), 1779. https://doi.org/10.3390/su14031779

Prayag, G., Ozanne, L. K., Martin-Neuninger, R., & Fieger, P. (2022). Integrating MLP and ‘after ANT’to understand perceptions and responses of regime actors to Airbnb. Current Issues in Tourism, 25(19), 3150-3167. https://doi.org/10.1080/13683500.2020.1768226

Rice, B., Martin, N., Fieger, P. and Hussain, T. (2022), "Older healthcare workers' satisfaction: managing the interaction of age, job security expectations and autonomy", Employee Relations, Vol. 44 No. 2, pp. 319-334. https://doi.org/10.1108/ER-07-2020-0346

Hall, C. M., Fieger, P., Prayag, G., & Dyason, D. (2021). Panic Buying and Consumption Displacement during COVID-19: Evidence from New Zealand. Economies, 9(2), 46. https://doi.org/10.3390/economies9020046

Dyason, D., Fieger, P., & Rossouw, R. (2021). Covid-19, the effect of lockdowns on retail expenditure and displacement effects on the regional economy. Australasian Journal of Regional Studies, 27(1), 66-87. https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/51834

Dyason, D., Fieger, P., & Rice, J. (2021). Assessing the labour market response due to COVID-19 border restrictions: A case study of Canterbury, New Zealand. Australasian Journal of Regional Studies, 27(3), 354-375. https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/51834

Chiang, C, Wells, P., Fieger P., & Sharma, D. (2021). “An Investigation into Student Satisfaction, Approaches to Learning, in the Context to Learning in Auditing”, Accounting & Finance, 61(1), 913-936 https://doi.org/10.1111/acfi.12598

Fieger, P., Prayag, G., Hall, C. M., Rice, J., & Gössling, S. (2021). When staying long enough is enough?. Annals of Tourism Research, 87, 102974. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.annals.2020.102974

Hall, C. M. Prayag, G.,, Fieger, P.,Dyason, D. (2021). “Beyond Panic buying: Consumer displacement and COVID-19”; Journal of Service Management, 32(1), 113-128. https://doi.org/10.1108/JOSM-05-2020-0151

Fieger, Peter, Girish Prayag, C Michael Hall, Chris North (2020). “The tourism value of international freedom campers to New Zealand”. Tourism Recreation Research, 45(2), 265-270 https://doi.org/10.1080/02508281.2019.1660042

Fieger, P., Prayag, G., & Bruwer, J. (2019). ‘Pull’motivation: an activity-based typology of international visitors to New Zealand. Current Issues in Tourism, 22(2), 173-196. https://doi.org/10.1080/13683500.2017.1383369

Prayag, G., Fieger, P., & Rice, J. (2019). “Tourism expenditure in post-earthquake Christchurch, New Zealand”. Anatolia, 30(1), 47-60. https://doi.org/10.1080/13032917.2018.1496941

Fieger, P, and Rice, B.. (2018). "Whistle-blowing in the Australian Public Service: The role of employee ethnicity and occupational affiliation." Personnel Review. 47(3), 613-629 https://doi.org/10.1108/PR-07-2017-0203

Fieger, P., & Rice, J. (2018). Modeling Chinese Inbound Tourism Arrivals into Christchurch. e-Review of Tourism Research, 15(4/5).  https://ertr-ojs-tamu.tdl.org/ertr/index.php/ertr/article/view/234

Rice, B., Fieger, P., Rice, J., Martin, N ., & Knox, K. (2017). “The impact of employees’ values on role engagement”. Leadership & Organization Development Journal. 38(8), 1095-1109. https://doi.org/10.1108/LODJ-09-2016-0223

Rice, B., Knox, K, Rice, J., Martin, N, Fieger, P, & Fitzgerald, A. (2017). Loyal employees in difficult settings: The compounding effects of inter-professional dysfunction and employee loyalty on job tension. Personnel Review. 46(8), 1755-1769. https://doi.org/10.1108/PR-05-2016-0124

Fieger, P., Villano, R. A., Rice, J., & Cooksey, R. (2017). “Two-dimensional efficiency measurements in vocational education”. International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management. 66 (2), 196-215. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJPPM-09-2015-0139

Fieger, P., Villano, R., & Cooksey, R. (2016). Efficiency of Australian technical and further education providers. International Journal of Training Research, 14(1), 62-75. https://doi.org/10.1080/14480220.2016.1152030

Fieger, P. (2015). Determinants of course completions in vocational education and training: evidence from Australia. Empirical Research in Vocational Education and Training, 7(1), 1-14. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40461-015-0025-5

Wells, P. K., & Fieger, P. (2006). High school teachers’ perceptions of accounting: an international study. Australian Journal of Accounting Education, 2(1) 29-51. https://ssrn.com/abstract=1665986

Wells, P., De Lange, P., & Fieger, P. (2008). Integrating a virtual learning environment into a second‐year accounting course: determinants of overall student perception. Accounting & Finance, 48(3), 503-518. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-629X.2007.00249.x


  • New Zealand Statistical Association
  • Australian Vocational Education and Training Research Association
  • Council for Australasian Tourism and Hospitality Education
  • Urban Economics Association