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Dr. Sardana Khan

PhD (Human Resource Management)
Lecturer
School of Business and Law
Centre for Regional Economies and Supply Chains
Melbourne - 405
About Me

I am a Lecturer at CQUniversity, Australia. I have earned a PhD in Management from La Trobe University, Australia. I have published in 12 international journals such as Personnel Review, Journal of Developing Areas, International Journal of Economics and Management, and International Business Research, among others. I have also authored and co-authored four book chapters and presented 26 papers international conferences. I have edited two volumes of the ‘East West Journal of Business and Social Studies’ as the Assistant Editor. I have recently joined the editorial board of the Journal for Service Quality Enhancement (JSQE). My papers have earned several international awards such as GBMF UN OMAHA Best Paper Award 2008, Australasian Conference on Business and Social Sciences Best Paper Award 2015 and ‘Best Innovative Paper’ award in Sydney International Business Research Conference 2015. I have received ANZAM 2019 Best Stream Reviewer award and ‘AABL Academic Leadership Award’ for outstanding conference coordination of the Melbourne International Business and Social Science Research Conference 2019 and a 'Gold Certificate' for highly rated unit for my unit coordination and teaching roles at CQUniversity, School of Business and Law. I have received AusAid Australian Leadership Award (ALA) for my PhD program in 2009 and La Trobe Gold Leadership award in 2012 for community contribution. In 2021, I received a certificate of recognition for my success and contribution in academia by the Victorian Multicultural Commission (VMC). I served overseas as the Associate Professor and Deputy Executive Director of the 'East West University Center for Research and Training'. In my additional role, I have successfully managed a World Bank funded ‘Higher Education Quality Enhancement Program (HEQEP)’ sub-project on capacity building and knowledge sharing (2014-2016). I am currently supervising three PhD and four Research Masters students at CQUniversity. My current research interests are, high performance work systems, decent work, gig economy, leadership, offshoring, sustainable supply chain management, international business and HR analytics.

General
Universities Studied At

Doctor of Philosophy 2009-2013

Strategic Human Resource Management

Department of Management and Marketing, La Trobe Business School

La Trobe University, Australia

Master of Commerce 1996-1997

Department of Management, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh

Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) 1994-1996

Department of Management, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh

Universities Worked At

La Trobe University, Bundoora, Victoria, Australia


Central Queensland University, Melbourne Campus, Victoria, Australia

East West University, Bangladesh

Independent University, Bangladesh

 

Awards

- Received the prestigious Australian Leadership Award (ALA), an Australian Government Scholarship (AUS AID) for PhD studies for four years from March, 2009 till March, 2013.

- Received Gold La Trobe Leadership Award for community contribution from the Pro VC, La Trobe University in 2012.

- Three best paper awards in international conferences: Papers were presented in Global Business and Management Forum (GBMF)-08, 1st conference, ACBSS (2015) conference and Sydney International Business Research Conference 2015 and received the GBMF UN OMAHA Best Paper Award, 2008, Best Paper Award and Best innovative paper award.

-ANZAM 2019 Best Stream Reviewer award.

-‘AABL Academic Leadership Award’ for outstanding conference coordination of the Melbourne International Business and Social Science Research Conference 2019 

Teaching and Unit Co-ordination: Gold certificate for high student evaluation for unit coordination and teaching roles in a Masters level capstone unit (BUSN20019-Professional Project) at CQUniversity in 2019, School of Business and Law.

Media Citations

-I have written an article on my Australian Leadership Award (AusAID) experience for the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Australian Government (Communications and Engagement Section, Scholarships and Alumni Branch). The article has been published in the AusGlobalAlumni website (https://globalalumni.gov.au/News/Details?ArticleId=2973)

-I have delivered a masterclass on November 13, 2020. This virtual masterclass on 'New Supply Chain Management: Sustainable and Agile for a Post-Covid-19 World' was arranged by Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade) to promote Australian higher education to the Latin American (LATAM) countries. About 300 viewers joined the session from mainly LATAM region.

The video of the 'New Supply Chain' masterclass is now available for view and download via the following link:

https://austrade.webex.com/austrade/lsr.php?RCID=90ddb7c761224d9a932409f7c446f11e

Previous teaching

La Trobe University, Bundoora, Victoria, Australia

East West University, Bangladesh

Independent University, Bangladesh

Subjects/courses taught (undergraduate/graduate level):

Principles of Management/ Foundations of Management, Human Resource Management, Human Resource Planning, Leadership, Performance Management System and Job Analysis, Training and Development, Bank Management, Strategic Management and Policy, Organizational Behaviour, Organisational Change and Development, Contemporary Issues in Management and HR, Introduction to Business, Business Communication, Interpersonal Skills and Conflict Management, Entrepreneurship Development, Business Law and Ethics, Financial Accounting.

Subject/Course Coordination Experience: Management, Human Resource Management, Professional Project and Human Resource Development.

Experience in different modes of teaching-learning: Blended learning programs, class room based (lecture-tutorial) teaching, distance learning modules.

Professional Experience

Industry experience:

Standard Bank Limited, Bangladesh - International Division

Officer / 24 February 2000 to 30 June 2001


ADDITIONAL ROLES:


Deputy Executive Director, East West University Center for Research and Training (EWUCRT), Bangladesh


Duties: Heading the Centre as Acting Executive Director for all operational purposes. Acquiring funding for research, promoting and publishing original research among faculty members of East West University. Planning for training, seminars and arranging for funds.


INTERNSHIPS AND EMPLOYMENT IN CONSULTANCY AND ADVISORY ROLES


- Appointed in an honorary position as an ‘Advisor’ of Youth Entrepreneurs Association of Bangladesh (YEAB) on October 17, 2005. YEAB is a Non-profit Trade Organization enlisted with FBCCI and Department of Youth Development under the Ministry of Commerce.


- Worked for one month as an external consultant with Maxwell Stamp Limited (MSL) Bangladesh (a subsidiary of Maxwell Stamp Plc, UK) to facilitate knowledge management and capacity development program in April 2013.


- News Letter Consultant to British American Tobacco Bangladesh on contract for one month in 1999. Responsibility included assisting in writing and organizing the news items.


Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission


Internship / 4 August 2009 to 11 August 2009


Observer Business (monthly publication of Bangladesh Observer Junior Business Reporter) Internship - Responsibilities include reporting on IT and general education sector / July 1999 to February 2000


Contributing Editor, Bangladesh Business Review (BBR). Responsibilities include collecting information for business reports, especially company profile and the preliminary editing (January, 1999 to July, 1999).


ANZ Grindlay’s Bank, Bangladesh - Dhanmondi Branch


Completed academic internship specializing in Personal Financial Services /September 1999 to February 2000

Professional Memberships

Australian HR Institute

Australian Academy of Business Leadership

Responsibilities

Unit coordination: Professional Project, Human Resource Management

Teaching (Lecturer/Tutor): Professional Project, Human Resource Management, Organisational Behavior, International HRM.

Research supervision: Three PhD students (one principal and two associate supervision role) and four Research Masters Students (Three principal and one associate supervision role)

Community engagement and service to the industry: Conference committee, professional membership, community outreach, media presence, reviewer and editor of journals, PhD thesis examiner.

Key Achievements

SCHOLARSHIPS & AWARDS

- Received the prestigious Australian Leadership Award (ALA), an Australian Government Scholarship (AUS AID) for PhD studies for four years from March, 2009 till March, 2013.

- Received Gold La Trobe Leadership Award for community contribution from the Pro VC, La Trobe University in 2012.

- Three papers were presented in Global Business and Management Forum (GBMF)-08, 1st conference, ACBSS (2015) conference and Sydney International Business Research Conference 2015 and received the GBMF UN OMAHA Best Paper Award, 2008, Best

Paper Award and Best innovative paper award (Please refer to the academic publication/conference section.

- Received government scholarship during Masters Studies based on Honours result in University of Dhaka in 1996.

Received merit based government scholarship at primary and secondary school level in 1985 and 1988.

Received Kent Institute Bursary Award in 2017 for a research project.


Major Achievements in Additional Roles:

Higher Education Quality Enhancement Project (HEQEP): Under my leadership, EWUCRT was awarded a research grant of AUD$170,750 (appx.) by the University Grants Commission (UGC), Bangladesh, funded by the World Bank under Academic Innovation Fund-III (July, 2014).

MoU for capacity building: I have initiated and signed an MoU on behalf of EWUCRT with Victoria University of Wellington in June, 2015.

Assistant Editor: East West Journal of Business and Social Studies (EWJBSS) Vol. 4, 2015 and Vol. 5, 2016 has been published successfully under my leadership as Assistant Editor.

Computer Software

AMOS, SPSS, NVivo, ATLASti, VOSviwer.

User Level: Proficient

Industry Reports

Bertone, S. and Khan, S. I (June, 2020). Why government is failing international students during the covid-19 crisis and the likely impacts. Australian Mosaic, Federation of Ethnic Communities' Councils of Australia (FECCA). Issue 54. pp (53-54). http://fecca.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/FECCA-mosaic-Issue-54_WEB.pdf

Editor

Assistant Editor: East West Journal of Business and Social Studies (EWJBSS) Vol. 4, 2015 and Vol. 5, 2016 (http://home.ewubd.edu/crt-publications/)

Editorial Board Member: Journal for Service Quality Enhancement (JSQE). Journal for Service Quality Enhancement (JSQE) is an open access double blinded peer reviewed journal that provides biannual publication of articles in areas of service quality management. It is an official publication of the Center for Service Quality Enhancement (CSQE).

Consultancy Work

- Worked for one month as an external consultant with Maxwell Stamp Limited (MSL) Bangladesh (a subsidiary of Maxwell Stamp Plc, UK to facilitate knowledge management and capacity development program in April 2013.

- News Letter Consultant to British American Tobacco Bangladesh on contract for one month in 1999. Responsibility included assisting in writing and organizing the news items.

Research Supervision
Accreditation

I am currently accredited for supervision in the following:

  • 1503 Business and Management
  • 3506 Marketing
  • 3599 Other Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services

At the level of Principal Supervisor


Current Capacity
I am currently available to supervise more research candidates
Current Supervision
Master of Research
Flipping precarity on its head: Sociologising Bourdieusian resilience through modelling and the lived experience of casual workers in the aged care and disability sectors in Melbourne, Victoria
Associate Supervisor
Doctor of Philosophy
The Role of High Performance Work Systems and Guanxi in the Context of the Chinese Construction Industry
Associate Supervisor
Master of Research
Perceptions of Australian Gen Z about the impact of Green Marketing on their purchasing behaviours
Principal Supervisor
Master of Research
Understanding the Experiences of Temporary Work Migrants in Australia
Associate Supervisor
Doctor of Philosophy
A Study on Motivation and Job Satisfaction of Australian Employees Working Remotely During COVID-19 Pandemic.
Principal Supervisor
Doctor of Philosophy
ICT Contingency worker conundrum: A critical path commodity but are they devalued by leadership culture and organisational socialisation design.
Principal Supervisor
Master of Research
The effect of Planned Reverse Product Placement on the New Product Development process for known brands.
Associate Supervisor
Doctor of Philosophy
Asian representation within Australian Corporate Leadership: Barriers, enablers and the value of a culturally diverse organisation
Associate Supervisor
Master of Research
Impact of Emotional Intelligence of Leaders on Employee Wellbeing and Performance in the Australian Hospitality Industry
Principal Supervisor
Doctor of Professional Studies
The structural and systematic barriers that both enable and constrain Indigenous peoples in leadership positions in MiningCo: An Aboriginal perspective.
Principal Supervisor
Master of Research
Impact of Employee Wellbeing on the Quality of Care Services: Evidence from the Australian Age Care Sector.
Principal Supervisor
Doctor of Philosophy
A Study on Motivation and Job Satisfaction of Australian Employees Working Remotely During COVID-19 Pandemic.
Principal Supervisor
Research Interests
Commerce, Management, Tourism And Services

Business and Management - Corporate Governance and Stakeholder Engagement

Commerce, Management, Tourism And Services

Business and Management - Entrepreneurship

Commerce, Management, Tourism And Services

Business and Management - Human Resources Management

Commerce, Management, Tourism And Services

Business and Management - Industrial Relations

Commerce, Management, Tourism And Services

Business and Management - International Business

Commerce, Management, Tourism And Services

Business and Management - Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Commerce, Management, Tourism And Services

Business and Management - Organisational Behaviour

Commerce, Management, Tourism And Services

Business and Management - Organisational Planning and Management

Commerce, Management, Tourism And Services

Business and Management - Organisation and Management Theory

Commerce, Management, Tourism And Services

Business and Management - Small Business Management

Commerce, Management, Tourism And Services

Marketing - Consumer-Oriented Product or Service Development

Commerce, Management, Tourism And Services

Marketing - Marketing Communications

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