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Dr Sugumar Mariappanadar Name: Dr Sugumar Mariappanadar
Senior Lecturer, Business
+613 9953 3167
Organisational Area
Faculty of Law and Business
Peter Faber Business School (Melbourne)
Building 460 - 250 Victoria Parade (250 Victoria Parade, East Melbourne VIC 3002)-Level 7-Room 460.7.15
Biographical Information

Sugumar Mariappanadar is a Senior Lecturer in Management/HRM in the School of Business at Australian Catholic University in Melbourne. His teaching and publications cover sustainable human resource management, human resource measurement, organizational behaviour, and culturally indigenous management practices. He has had broad management consulting experience in Australia and India. His consultancy includes employee turnover study for call centres and business process analysis and management systems development. He has been involved along with other IT systems experts in developing eMonstro®, business management (HR) software.

Refereed publications
Mariappanadar, S (2019).Sustainable Human Resource Management: Strategies, Practics and Challenges, Macmillan International publisher, London, UK. - B1
Mariappnadar,S (2018) The impact of dissonance in schema based leadership perceptons on employee engagement. Personnel Review, Early Cite (ABDC - A ranked)

Mariappanadar, S., & Aust (Ehnert), I., (2017). The Dark Side of Overwork:An Empircal Evience of Soial Harm of Work from a Sustainable HRM perspective, International Studies of Management & Organization, 47(4),372 - 387 (ABDC B ranked)

Mariappanadar, S., & Kairoz,A. (2017). Influence of human resource capital information disclosure on investors' share purchase decision: An Australian study. 46 (3). (ABDC -A ranked)

Mariappanadar, S. (2016). Health Harm of Work from the Sustainable HRM perspective: Scale Development and Validation. International Journal of Manpower, 37(6, 924-944 (ABDC - A ranked).

Mariappanadar, S. (2014). Stakeholder harm index: A framework to review work intensification from the critical HRM perspective, Human Resource Management Review, 24(4): 313-329 (ABDC ranked A - Ranked as the world&rsquos top journal in the field of HRM for theoretical research).

Mariappanadar, S. (2014). Sustainable HRM: A counter to minimize the externality of downsizing. In Ina Ehnert, Wesley Harr and Klaus J. Zink (Eds.), Sustainability and Human Resource Management. Springer Publisher, 181 - 203.

Mariappanadar, S., and Kramar, R. Sustainable HRM (2014). The Synthesis Effect of High Performance Work Systems on Organisational Performance and Employee Harm. Asia-Pacific Journal of Business Administration, 6 (3), 206-224. (ABDC ranked C)

Mariappanadar, S. (2013) A Conceptual Framework for Cost Measures of Harm of HRM practices. Asia-Pacific Journal of Business Administration. 5 (2): 15-39. (ABDC ranked C)

Mariappanadar, S. (2013). Do retirement anxieties determine bridge employment preference? A study among pre-retirees in the Australian Construction Industry. Personnel Review, 42 (2): 176 - 204. (ABDC ranked A)

Mariappanadar, S. (2012). Harm of efficiency oriented HRM practices on stakeholders: An ethical issue for sustainability, Society and Business Review, 7(2): 168 -184. (ABDC ranked B)

Mariappanadar, S. (2012).The harm indicators of negative externality of efficiency focused organizational practices, International Journal of Social Economics, 39 (3): 209 &ndash 220 (Reported by Emerald publications that this article had 221 downloads since one year of publication). (ABDC ranked B)

Mariappanadar, S. (2011). An emic approach to develop hybrid value system for global companies in Africa. In Littrell, R.F. & Nel, P.S., Leadership & management studies in Sub-Sahara Africa Volumes II and III, San Diego, CA, USA: University Readers, pp. 156-172.

Mariappanadar, S. (2009). Pleasure and Displeasure &ndash the conspiracy in self-regulation of Employee Action. New Zealand Journal of Human Resources Management (Special issue), 9(1): pp. 25-32.

Mariappanadar, S. (2009). Motivational Gratification &ndash An integrated work motivation model with information system design perspective. International Journal of Software Science and Computational Intelligence (IJSSCI), 1(2): pp. 101-115.

Mariappanadar, S. (2009). Novice to Professional Organisational Psychologists: A Stakeholder Framework (Part 2). Illumination, June, pp. 21-26.

Mariappanadar, S. (2009). Novice to Professional Organisational Psychologists: A Stakeholder Framework (Part 1). Illumination, March, pp. 4 - 7.

Callaghan, K. and Mariappanadar, S. (2008). Approaches used by incident managers to restore service when unplanned IT outages occur. IT Professional, May/June, pp. 40-45. This journal is published by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). IEEE is the world's leading professional association for the advancement of technology and technology management.

Mariappanadar, S. (2005). An emic approach to understand culturally indigenous and alien human resource management practices in global companies. Journal of Research and Practice in Human Resource Management (RPHRM), 13: pp. 31 - 48.

Mariappanadar, S. (2003). Sustainable Human Resource Management: The Sustainable and unsustainable dilemmas of downsizing, International Journal of Social Economics, 30(8): pp. 906 - 903 (Highly Commended Award &ndash 2004 for New and useful information, which will benefit readers&rdquo by Emerald Literati Club).

Mariappanadar, S. (2003). Can management students&rsquo learning expectation influence perceived learning effectiveness? &ndash An empirical study using teacher and learner focused approach. The International Journal of Learning, 10: pp. 121 - 141.

Abdul Gani, K., Jayabalan, V., & Mariappanadar, S. (2002). Impact of Advanced Manufacturing Technology on Organisational Structure. Journal of High Technology Management Research, Greenwich, 13: pp. 157 - 175.

Mariappanadar, S. (2001). A Comprehensive case study: managing people for performance. In Robbins, S.P., Millett, B., Cacioppe, R., & Waters-Marsh, T. (Eds.), Organisational Behaviour &ndash Leading and Managing in Australia and New Zealand (3rd), Sydney: Prentice Hall, pp. 737-738.

Benington, L., & Mariappanadar, S. (2001). Diversity management in India. In Patrickson, M., & O&rsquoBrien, P. (Eds.), Managing international diversity in the Asia Pacific. Queensland: John Wiley & Sons, pp. 75-98.

 Refereed conference proceedings

Mariappanadar, S. (2013). Stakeholder harm index: A method to capture the costs of harm of HRM practices on stakeholders. Proceedings of the International Network of Business and Management Journals conference, Lisbon, Portugal, 17 &ndash 19 June.

Kobinah, T. and Mariappanadar, S. (2013). The Effect of Brand Commitment and Personal Values on Consumer Decision Making during the Outbreak of Rumours. Proceedings of the International Academy of African Business, Accra, Ghana, 14 &ndash 18 May.

Mariappanadar, S. (2011). Conceptual Model for Negative Externality Index of HRM:   A requisite for Sustainable HRM practices. Proceedings of the 1st Global HRM conference, Akko, Israel 23 - 25 November.

Mariappanadar, S. (2010). Sustainable HRM: A perspective to counter the harms of efficiency focused organisational practices. Proceedings of the 24th Annual and Australia New Zealand Academy of Management conference, Adelaide, Australia 8 - 10 December.

Mariappanadar, S. (2008). Pleasure and Displeasure &ndash the conspiracy in self-regulation of Employee Action&rdquo. In Conference Proceedings Managing in the Pacific Century &ndash ANZAM Conference 2008, December 2 - 5, 2008, Auckland.

Kobinah, T. and Mariappanadar, S. (2008). Why Consumers Switch and Sway Between Brands During the Outbreak of Rumours. In Conference Proceedings Shifting focus from the mainstream to the offbeat &ndash ANZMAC 2008, December 1 - 3, 2008, Sydney.
Mariappanadar, S. (2008). An Emic Approach to Management Practices in Africa to Develop Cultural Identity in Workplace. The Leadership and Management Studies in Sub-Sahara Africa &ndash LMSSA2008, 7 - 9 July, Accra, Ghana.
Callaghan, K., & Mariappanadar, S. (2006).Solution focused management of planned IT outages. The 7th International We-B conference on eBusiness: how far have we come? Nov 29 Dec 1, Melbourne, Australia, 127-136.
Callaghan, K., & Mariappanadar, S. (2006). Solution focused management and restoring unplanned IT outages. PacINET 2006. August 22-24, Apia, Somoa, 1-24.
Mariappanadar, S. (2005). The role of indigenous management practices in global companies. The 9th International Conference on Global Business and Economic Development - Management Challenges in Times of Global Change and Uncertainty. May 25-28, Seoul, Korea, 111-125.
Townsend, P. & Mariappanadar, S. (2003). Sharing and Caring: The dilemma of public and private companies to achieve organisational effectiveness. Proceedings of the 11th Annual Conference of the International Employment Relations Association, London, July, 656-666.
Mariappanadar, S. (2001). Sustainable Human Resource Management: A new perspective for organisations. Proceedings of the 9th Annual International Employment Relations Association Conference and Symposium, Singapore, 10 - 12 July.
Mariappanadar, S. (2000). Measuring employee Motivational Gratification for talent management, &ldquoReturn to Growth &ndash Asia&rsquos HR future&rdquo, 2000 Asia-Pacific Human Resources Conference, Conrad International, Hong Kong, 22-23 June.
Mariappanadar, S. (2000). Efficacy of the Behavioural Training Package on Attitude change in employee Motivational Gratification, The XVI Biennial Meeting of International Society for the Study of Behaviour Development (ISSBD), Poster presentation, Beijing, China, July 11-14.
  • Sustainable Human Resource Management
  • Human Resource Capital
  • Spirituality and Management
  • Motivational Gratification and
  • Competencies and HR systems.

Research Higher Degree Supervison

Thomas Kobinah (Graduated in 2015) - Topic: Rumour outbreak: The impact of personal characteristics on consumer decision making.

Alma Kairoz (Graduted in 2012) - Human resource capital and relational capital dimensions and the perceptions of the mum and dad shareholders.

Katherine O'Callaghan (Graduate in 2010) - Human factors and restoring IT services.

Project supervisions

Supervised to completion 2 Honors and 2 Masters level projects.

Internatonal collaborations

Quality of disclosure of sustainble HRM indicators in Global Reportin Initiatives (GRI) for sustainability

Principal investigator: Sugumar Mariappanadar (ACU)

Co-investigators: Professor Michael Muller-Camen - Vienna University of Business and Economics, Vienna, Austria.

                            Dr. Iris Maurer, Vienna University of Business and Economics, Vienna, Austria.


Academic appointments

2003 - current: Senior Lecturer - Centre for Sustainable HRM and Wellbeing, Peter Faber Business School, Australian Catholic University.

2000 - 2003: Lecturer - Department of Management, Monash University, Australia.

Earlier Dr. Sugumar Mariappanadar also worked as Lecturer at Swinburne University of Technology, Australia, and Department of Management Studies, Anna University, Chennai, India.


Professional Memberships

Professional membership with professional development requirements

Member                     - Australian Psychologists Society (APS)
Member                     - APS College of Organisational Psychologists
Professional membership without professional development requirements
Life member              - Indian Association of Applied Psychology



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