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Primo G. Garcia


      Professor 1
       Faculty of Management and Development Studies
       UP Open University

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Primo Garcia is an Associate Professor of the Faculty of Management and Development Studies in the UP Open University. He obtained his Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness (cum laude) from the University of the Philippines Los Banos. He took his Master of Business, major in Agribusiness at the University of Queensland and the PhD in Economics and Commerce from the University of Melbourne, Australia. 

His research interests include management, organizational discourse, strategic change, virtual organizations, digital cultures and eLearning. 


Media Expertise

Primo Garcia welcomes media inquiries on the following subjects:

research and development management, eLearning, management of distance education and ethical, legal and social issues in the information age


Research and Publication


  1. Organizational discourse, change, and strategic management
  2. Open and distance eLearning
  3. Supply chains


Garcia, Primo G. and Manalili, Nerlita M. 1999. SEARCA' 30-Year Experience innAgor-industrila Development. Los Banos, Laguna: SEAMEO REgonal Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA).

Book Chapters
Garcia, P. 2014. Becoming an ODeL Teacher at UP Open University: An Auto-Narrative.  In “Opena nd Distance eLearning:  Shaping the Future of Teaching and Learning.  G.J. and Alfonso and P.G. Garcia (Eds.). UP Open University and and Philippine Society for Distance Learning.

Garcia, P., Alip, A. and Serrano, J. 2013. Open Knowledge Initiatives in the Philippines: The Vibal Foundation. In ‘Perspectives on Open and Distance Learning: Open Educational Resources: An Asian Perspective’. G. Dhanarajan  and D. Porter (Eds). Commonwealth of Learning.pp. 195-206. 

Garcia, P.G. 2003. 'Agribusiness Concepts, Dimensions and Dynamics.' In Agribusiness Management: Systems Approach. SEAMEO SEARCA: Los Banos, Laguna.

Garcia, P.G. 2003. 'The Agribusiness Support System.' In Agribusiness Management: Systems Approach. SEAMEO SEARCA: Los Banos, Laguna. 

Journal Articles

Rebutar, M. and Garcia P. 2014. Ethnic Music, Rituals, and Nature: The Case of Bangian in Pamaguan In Alangan Tribe, Oriental Mindoro. Journal of Nature Studies. Vol. 13, pp. 21-38.

Garcia, P., Alip, A. and Serrano, J. 2013. Open Knowledge Initiatives in the Philippines: The Vibal Foundation: In "Perspectives on Open and Distance Learning: Open Educational REsources: An Asian Perspective.' G. Dhanarajan and D. Porter (Eds). Commonwealth of Learning. 195-206 pp. (Awarded with IPA)

Garcia, P. 2012. Collaborative Learning Activities in Online Courses: Issues and Strategies. ASEAN Journal of Open Distance Learning, Vol. 4, No. 1. pp. 1-16.

Garcia, P. and Alfonso, G. 2012. Audio-Visuality in Nature Studies: The Use of Video in Nature Research and Education. Journal of Nature Studies. Vol. 11, Nos. 1-2. pp. 56-63.

Garcia, PG. 2009. Equipping agro-industrial entrepreneurs through open and  distance learning: Potentials and issues for Southeast Asia. Asean Journal of Open and Distance Learning. vol. 1 no. 1, pp 59-68. 

Manalili, N.M., Campilan, C.M., Garcia, P.G. 2008. Cooperative enterprises: losing relevance or still responsive to the challenges of dynamic markets? Stewart Postharvest Review. vol. 5, no. 3, pp. 1-7.

Garcia, P. & Hardy, C. 2007. Positioning, similarity and difference: Narratives of individual and organizational identities in an Australian university. Scandinavian Journal of Management. Vol. 3, pp. 363-383. 

Garcia, PG. 2006. Shifting organizational selves: A discursive view of organizational identities and identifications in a university'. APROS 11 Conference Proceedings (peer reviewed). Melbourne, Australia.

Saludadez, J.S. and Garcia, PG. 2000. Seeing our Quantitative Counterparts: Construction of Research in a Roundtable Discussion. In Forum: Qualitative social research/Forum: Qualitative socialforschung [on-line journal] Vol 2 no. 1, February 2001. Available at

Garcia, P.G., Lumanta, M.F., and Saludadez, J.A. University-Industry Collaboration in the University of the Philippines  Los Baños. In  Research Management Components. Vol. 11 No. 1. June , 1996.


Public Service

He has been involved in the development and delivery of online courses in program management, organizational leadership, and business process management to address the professional continuing education needs of various sectors.

He is also  the Director of Information Office and Office-In-Charge of the Multimedia Center, both under the Office of the Chancellor. 


FMDS Comprehensive Exam Date Schedule 1st semester 2017-2018

Diploma in Social Work

Human Behavior & Social Environment (October 24, 2017)

Social Welfare Policies and Research (October 26, 2017)


Master of Social Work

Human Behavior & Social Environment

Social Welfare Policies and Research

(October 24, 2017)

Social Work Profession and Practice

Social Agency , Leadership and Management

(October 26, 2017)

Area of Specialization (October 28, 2017)


Master of Environment and Natural Resources Management

General Field (October 27, 2017)

Major Field (October 28, 2017)


Master of Public Management

General Field (November 6, 2017)

Public Policy and Program Administration (November 8, 2017)

Local Government and Regional Administration(LGRA) & Voluntary Sector Management (VSM) (November 10, 2017)


Master of Arts in Nursing (January 9 and 11, 2018)


Master of ASEAN Studies (January 12, 2018)


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