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.
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. (Book chapter)
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.
Invited to deliver Keynote address
International Workshops Conducted
I have previously conducted workshops on sustainable HRM for organizational psychologists in Australia, and for HRM researchers and practitioners in Belgium, Germany, India, New Zealand and the Netherlands. My workshop proposals on sustainable HRM have been accepted in the American Academy of Management (AOM) meeting 2019 and International Industrial and Organisational Psychology conference 2019.
Research Impact - Contributed to changes to international work health and safety standards GRI-403 (2018): Submissions made to Global Report Initiatives (GRI) for Sustainability, Amsterdam for revising international standards (GRI 403) on occupational health through International public consultations. My submission was based on my research publications on sustainable HRM in which I indicated the need for providing an explanation for leading indicators of occupational health in the GRI 403 standards. I also emphasized in the submission that the explanations for leading indicators for occupational health standards will engage large corporations to develop management practices that can prevent and improve the occupational health of employees and to disclose this in their GRI reports. The Global Sustainability Standards Board accepted my submission and incorporated it in the final published standards.
Patent and copyright for HR Analytics software: I have individually conceptualized and jointly own the copyright for eMonstro®, an HR Analytics software, for managing employees&rsquo performance in achieving Key Performance Indicators (KPI), based on my consultancy research for AXA Australia (2006).  The HR Analytics software was developed based on the understanding of employees&rsquo organisational behaviour (personal, job and organisational culture drivers) for improving KPIs like low productivity, high employee turnover, high absenteeism etc. I have jointly designed and developed the software with an industry partner (Sakshi Automation Solutions (P) Ltd., an Indian software company). The HR Analytics software provides a detailed insight into personal, job and organisational cultural drivers for improving KPIs. It helps managers to have a strategic approach to solving management issues and has the potential to save millions of dollars annually for the company because of evidence based HR and management practices.
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.
Fellow                                     - APS College of Organisational Psychologists
Elected Member                      - Australian Psychological Society (APS)
Certified Academic &ndash HR       - Australian Human Resources Institute
Member                                   - Academy of Management (US)
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