Dr Manjit Singh Sandhu

Senior Lecturer

Department of Management

manjit.singh@monash.edu
603 5514 6195
Room 6-5-68

 
 

Dr Manjit Singh Sandhu is currently a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Management, School of Business. He also holds the Director’s post for the Master’s of Professional Management program. His principal research interest lies in several closely related domains in management specifically focusing on the following topics: internationalization of firms, knowledge sharing/hiding, entrepreneurship and corporate social responsibility/ethics/sustainability. He has published papers in several high ranked journals such as International Business Review, Journal of Retailing and Consumer Services, Journal of Management History, Journal of Knowledge Management, International Journal of Public Sector Management, International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour & Research, Asia Pacific Business Review and Journal of Workplace Learning. Since 2016, Manjit has been leading the International study program, an elective unit from the Master in International Business course offered in summer every year. Industry visits were organised during the study trips and several cities in Asia (Ho Chi Minh, Hanoi, Beijing, Shanghai, Tianjin, Chengdu, Chongqing,Seoul, Tokyo and The Philippines) and Eastern Europe (Czech Republic, Krakow and Warsaw) were covered. Dr Manjit has also conducted corporate training work for organizations such as German Chamber of Commerce, Malaysian Airlines and Vietnam Chamber of Commerce. He is currently a member of the European International Business Academy, Academy of Management and Network for Business Sustainability.

Academic Qualifications

Doctor of Business Administration
Institution Charles Sturt University
Year awarded 2007
Master of Business Administration
Institution Universiti Tun Abdul Razak
Year awarded 2001
Bachelor of Economics
Institution International Islamic University Malaysia
Year awarded 1991

Membership in Associations and International Bodies

Membership European Academy of International Business
Role Member
Duration since 2009
Membership Network for Business Sustainability
Role Member
Duration since 2011
Membership Academy Management
Role Member
Duration since 2013

Areas of Expertise

1 Economics of multinational firms (Inward FDI, Outward FDI, Partnership selection in joint ventures, born global firms, internationalisation strategy)
2Knowledge economics/Knowledge management/Knowledge sharing
3Corporate Social responsibility/Ethics
4Organizational behaviour focusing on organizational culture
5Economics of entrepreneurship/small business
6Cross cultural management

Teaching

Subject CodeSubject
MGW2351 International Business
MGW3130 Organisational Change & Development
MGX9660 International Business: Theory and Practice

Book Chapters

* Migrant Workers and Corporate Social Responsibility: Workplace PracticesS Varaden, MS Sandhu, F Tjiptono - Industry and Higher Education: Case Studies for Sustainable Futures (2020). Publisher: springer (Ranked A Monash Book Publication Ranking list).
* Puri, P, Sandhu, M.S., Vaithilingam S“Air Transport Security in Malaysia”. In Joseph Szyliowicz, J and Zamparini, L(Eds), Air Transport Security: Challenges and National Policies(pp.199-230). Edward Elgar Publishing (2018).
* Quashem, R, Ahmed, R, Ali, Y and Sandhu, MS. (2016). “Influence of Generational Change on Internationalization Process of Family Firms: Research Agenda for Emerging Country Perspective’. In Marinov and Sorensen (Eds), Finding Solutions to the Challenges of Internationalisation (pp.109-123). Aalborg University Press, Denmark
* Sandhu, M.S., Alam, N, and Fahmi, S (2014). Attracting FDI: Issues and Challenges for Islamic Banking. In Sinnakkannu, J, Nair, M and Lee H.Y (Eds.), Islamic Business: Contemporary Issues and Economic Development (Ist Edition, pp.1 -293).Malaysia, LexisNexis (under Elsevier Group)..
* Fahmi, S., Sandhu, M.S., and Ng, X.K. (2014).Islamic Deposit Products: Motivation and Preferences of Customers. In Sinnakkannu, J, Nair, M and Lee H.Y (Eds.), Islamic Business: Contemporary Issues and Economic Development (Ist Edition, pp.1 -293).Malaysia, LexisNexis (under Elsevier Group).
* Amat Sapuan, D, Jain, K.K and Sandhu, M.S. (2008). “The current state of knowledge leadership in Malaysian universities”, in Amat Sapuan, Jain, K.K and Sandhu, M.S (Eds.) Leadership in a Changing Landscape: CERT Publication, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Scholarly Journals

* Koay, K. Y., Tjiptono, F., & Sandhu, M. S. (2020). Digital piracy among consumers in a developing economy: A comparison of multiple theory-based models. Journal of Retailing and Consumer Services, 55, 102075.(ABDC :A)
* Choudhury Kaul, S., Sandhu, M.S. and Alam, Q. (2019), "Researching the history of marginalized issues in management research: A proposed interpretive framework", Journal of Management History, Vol. 25 No. 2, pp. 237-256. https://doi.org/10.1108/JMH-06-2018-0030 (ABDC: B)
* Cheong, A., Sandhu, M. S., Edwards, R., & Poon, W. C. (2019). Subsidiary knowledge flow strategies and purpose of expatriate assignments. International Business Review, 28(3), 450-462.(ABDC :A) (Scopus)(Impact factor: 2.754) (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ibusrev.2018.11.00)
* Jain, K.K, Sandhu, MS and Goh, S.K (2015)"Organizational climate, trust and knowledge sharing: insights from Malaysia", Journal of Asia Business Studies. Vol 9, Issue 1(Emerald)(ABDC: C)(Scopus).
* Sandhu, M.S and Poon, W.C. (2014). “The relationship between cultural values and knowledge sharing behaviour in selected multinational companies in Malaysia”, International Journal of Business and Economics. Vol 13, No 2 2014 (ABDC/ERA: B)(Scopus)
* Kaur, S and Sandhu, M.S. (2014) “Internationalisation of born global firms: Evidence from Malaysia”, Journal of the Asia Pacific Economy. Vol. 19, No.1, p.p 101-136. (Taylor and Francis)(Ranked “B” by ABDC 2013, Ranked “A” by ERA 2011) Thomson Reuters ISI Journal; 2012 Impact factor :0.643 (Scopus)
* Goh, S, K and Sandhu, M, S. (2013) “Knowledge Sharing Among Malaysian Academics: Influence of Affective Commitment and Trust” The Electronic Journal of Knowledge Management , Vol 11, Issue 1 (pp38-48,) available online at www.ejkm.com. (ABDC/ERA : C)
* Suppiah, V.N. and Sandhu, M.S (2011) “The influence of organizational culture types on tacit knowledge sharing behaviour”, Journal of Knowledge Management . Vol 15, Issue 3, p.p 462-477. (Emerald)(Ranked “A” by ABDC 2013, Ranked “B” by ERA 2011, Thomson Reuters ISI Journal; Impact factor :1.452).(Scopus)
* Islam, S, Ali, Y and Sandhu, M.S. (2011) “Partner Selection Criteria: The Case of International Joint Ventures from Newly Industrializing Economies”, Asia Pacific Business Review, Vol 17, No.1, p.p 25-43, Jan 2011) (Taylor and Francis) Thomson Reuters ISI Journal; ; Impact factor :0.689). ABDC: B (Scopus)
* Sandhu, M.S, Jain, K.K and Ahmad, U.K(2011) “Knowledge sharing among public sector employees: Evidence from Malaysia”, International Journal of Public Sector Management , Vol 24, Issue 3, pp.206-226 (Emerald)(Scopus). ABDC: B
* Sandhu, M.S, Sidique, S.F and Riaz, S. (2011) “Relationship between perceived barriers to entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial inclination: A case study of Malaysian postgraduate students”, International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour & Research, Vol 17, Issue 4 p.p 428-449. (Emerald) (Scopus). ABDC: B, Q1
* Sandhu, M.S, Jain, K.K and Yusof, M (2010) “Entrepreneurial inclination of students at a private university in Malaysia”, New England Journal of Entrepreneurship (issue 1, Spring 2010) (Proquest). ABDC: C
* Chen, W.L, Jain, K.K and Sandhu, M.S. (2009) ”Knowledge sharing in an American Multinational Company based in Malaysia”, Journal of Workplace Learning, Vol.21 No 2 pp.125-142(Emerald) (Scopus). ABDC: C
* Yusof, M, Sandhu, M.S. and Jain, K.K. (2007) “Relationship between Psychological Characteristics and Entrepreneurial Inclination: A case study of students at UNITAR”, Journal of Asia Entrepreneurship and Sustainability, Vol 3, Issue 2, Sept 2007, pp. 23-41.(Proquest). ERA: C
* Sandhu, M.S & Asmawi, A.(2002) “Perception of Students towards utilization of web based courseware in a virtual learning environment: An empirical investigation in UNITAR.” Malaysian Journal of Distance Education, Vol 4, No 2. Pp.41-60, abstract can also be viewed at http://www.usm.my/dear/v4n2_contents.htm. Ranked “C” by ABDC 2013

Conference Proceedings

*Benozir, M; Sandhu, M.S; Uddin, F and Au, W.C(2017). Diaspora Entrepreneurship: Role of Social Networking. European International Business Academy (EIBA) Conference Milan, Italy, Dec 2017.
*Varaden, S; Sandhu, M.S. and Tjiptono, F. (2017). Business Response to Workplace Issues: A case of Migrant Workers in the Mauritian Textile Industry. Academy of Management Conference 2017, Atlanta, Georgia, US.5-8 Aug, 2017..
*Kaul, S.C; Sandhu, M.S. and Alam, Q (2016). "Asylum,Bequeaths and Charities:Business Response to Disability in Colonial India"". Academy of Management, Anaheim, California, Aug 6-9, 2016.
*Ali, R; Sandhu, M.S. and Au, W.C. (2016)_Corporate Social Responsibility in Indian Family Firms: A Socioemotional Wealth Perspective". Academy of Management, Anaheim, California, Aug 6-9, 2016.BEST PAPER
*Keynote Speaker at the Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers Entrepreneurship and Innovation Conference (2015), 21 March, 2015, Monash University Malaysia.
*Quashem, R, Ahmed, R, Ali, Y and Sandhu, MS. (2014). “Influence of Generational Change on Internationalization Process of Family Firms: Research Agenda for Emerging Country Perspective’. 5th Aalborg Conference: Finding Solutions to the New Challenges of Internationalization, Aalborg University,Denmark
*Choudhury –Kaul, S., Sandhu, M.S, & Alam, Q. (2014). From merchant charity to mainstream integration Strategic intent of business engagement with disability: Empirical evidence from India. Conference paper International Association for Business and Society (IABS), Conference Title: Reclaiming the Societal Dimension: New Perspectives on 'Society and Business', June 19- 23, Sydney (Australia)
*Choudhury –Kaul, S., Sandhu, M.S, & Alam, Q. (2014). Asylums, bequeaths and charities: Historical perspective on shaping of the business response to disability until the middle of twentieth century. Conference paper at Asia Pacific Economic and Business History Conference (APEBHC), Conference Title : Economic consequences of war and conflict, February 13- 15, Waikato Management School, University of Waikato, Hamilton , (New Zealand)
*Kaul, S.C, Sandhu,M.S and Alam, Q. (2013) Marginal voice to mainstream drama: The debut of disability on the CSR agenda. Proceedings of the conference organized by the International Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility (ICCSR) University of Nottingham, Malaysian Campus, 19-20th August 2013
*Chew, Y.T, Sandhu, M.S. and Rahaman, S.G (2013) CSR communications: Influence of institutional factor in Malaysia? Proceedings of the conference organized by the International Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility (ICCSR) University of Nottingham, Malaysian Campus, 19-20th August 2013
*Ghazinoori, S.A.H, Sandhu, M.S and Chew, Y.T (2013) CSR perception and motivating factors, evidence from Iran. Proceedings of the conference organized by the International Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility (ICCSR) University of Nottingham, Malaysian Campus, 19-20th August 2013
*Ghazinoori, A; Sandhu, M.S and Chew, Y.T (2013), “Corporate Social Responsibility and Institutional Theory: Evidence from a developing Islamic Nation, 73rd Academy of Management Conference , Orlando , Florida, 9th -13th Aug 2013.
*Sandhu, M.S; Jeeva Pragasam, C and Chew, Y.T.(2012)“Factors influencing self-initiated expatriation: New insights from a developing country”, Proceedings of the 38th Annual Conference of the European International Business Academy (EIBA)., Brighton, UK,
*Luximon. V, Sandhu, M.S. and Chew, Y.T.(2012) "Embedding corporate social responsibility into the organizational culture" proceedings of the 26th ANZAM Conference, 5-th December 2012, Perth Australia, 2012.
*Goh, S.K and Sandhu, M.S.(2012) The Influence of Affective Commitment and Trust on Knowledge Sharing In Malaysian Universities. A Comparison between Public and Private Universities - European Conference on Knowledge Management, Spain, 6 & 7, September 2012
*Sandhu, M.S, Sidique, S.F and Khoo, B(2011) “Corporate Social Responsibility practices and influencing factors: evidences from small and medium enterprises in Malaysia”, Proceedings of the 25th Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management International Conference, Wellington, New Zealand, December 7-9th 2011
*Goh, S.K and Sandhu, M.S.(2011) ‘’Effect of Trust on Knowledge Donating and Collecting: Evidence from Malaysian Universities’’. World Business and Economics Research Conference Auckland, New Zealand, Dec, 2011. AWARDED BESTPAPER AWARD UNDER MANAGEMENT CATEGORY
*Kaur, S and Sandhu, M.S. (2010). “Factors influencing Born Global Internationalisation: A Study of Malaysian Firms,”, Proceedings of the Academy of International Business, South East Asian Chapter Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, 10th – 12th 2010.
*Sandhu, M.S, Goh, S.K and Poon, W.C (2010) “The relationship between organisational climate, trust and knowledge sharing behaviour,” Proceedings of the Academy of International Business, MENA Chapter, Dubai, UAE, 10th – 12th 2010. AWARDED BESTPAPER AWARD UNDER MANAGEMENT CATEGORY
*Sandhu, M.S and Poon, W.C (2009) “The relationship between cultural values and knowledge sharing behaviour in selected multinational companies in Malaysia”, Proceedings of the European International Academy of Business (EIBA), Valencia, Spain, 13- 15 December, 2009.
*Suppiah, V.N. and Sandhu, M.S (2009) “The influence of organizational culture types on tacit knowledge sharing behaviour: A conceptual framework”, Proceedings of the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM), Melbourne, Australia,1- 4 December, 2009.
*Islam, S, Ali, Y and Sandhu, M.S. (2009) “Partner Selection Criteria: The Case of International Joint Ventures from Newly Industrializing Economies”, Proceedings of the Australian and New Zealand International Business Academy (ANZIBA), Brisbane, Australia,16-18 April, 2009.
*Sandhu, M.S, Sidique, S.F and Riaz, S.(2008) “Relationship between perceived barriers to entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial inclination: A case study of Malaysian postgraduate students”,Proceedings of the International Conference on Business and Economy, 2008, Constanta, Romania, November 6-8th 2008
*Baihagi, Imam and Sandhu, M.S. (2011).”Supply Chain Management Practices in Malaysian Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs)”, in Metri, B.A; Gupta, J.N.D and Sahay, B.S (Eds). Managing Global Services: Emerging Trends: Excel Books, New Delhi.

Local Grants

Title The Role of RSPO Process in Improving and  Sustaining the Livelihood of Small Farmers in Malaysia
Investigators Associate Member - Dr. Manjit Singh
Funding Period 2014
Funding Body/Organisation Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)
Title Developing an Integrity Measurement Instrument to assess Integrity Climate of Organizations operating in Malaysia
Investigators Principal Investigator - Dr. Manjit Singh
Funding Period 2014 -2015
Funding Body/Organisation FRGS (Malaysian Government)
Title A Model of Global CSR Integration for Corporate Survival and Growth for MNCs in Malaysia
Investigators Associate Member - Dr. Manjit Singh
Funding Period 2014 -2015
Funding Body/Organisation FRGS (Malaysian Government)
Title Relationship between cultural values and Knowledge Sharing in Selected Multinational Firms in Malaysia
Investigators Dr. Manjit Singh
Funding Period Sept 2008 – August 2009
Funding Body/Organisation Monash University Malaysia

International Grants

TitleCorruption perception of key Policy Actors: A comparative study of Australia, Bangladesh, Malaysia and Romania
InvestigatorsDr Ken Coghill (PI)
Dr. Quamrul Alam
Dr. Kamal Siddiqui
Dr. Ileana Tache
Dr. Salahuddin Aminuzzaman
Dr. Manjit Singh Sandhu
Ms. Diana Almoro
Funding PeriodSept 2008
Funding Body/OrganisationFaculty of Business and Economics, Monash University Australia Research Grant

Current Supervision

StudentArchibald Francis De Cruz
TitleOrganization Self Regulation Approach Towards Sustaining Long Term Profitability in Businesses Opera; (PhD)
StudentTeck Hui, Loi
TitlePracticing Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) : The Strategic Intent, Planning Process and Outcome; (PhD)
StudentYu Nah Adeline, Cheong
TitleA Strategy Approach to Expatration Policy; (PhD)                                                                                                                              
StudentSanjukta Choudhury, Kaul
TitleDisability at Workplace and Corporate Social Responsibility; (PhD)
StudentSeyed Amir Hossein, Ghazinoori
TitleStrategic Corporate Social Responsibility Among Small & Medium Sized Enterprises : Insights from A Developing Country; (PhD)
StudentVisvalingam N Suppiah
TitleInfluence of Selected Organisational Factors on Tacit Knowledge Sharing Behaviour; (PhD)

Completed Supervision

StudentVaruna, Luximon
TitleEmbedding Corporate Social Responsibility into the Organizational Culture (BBusCom Honours); 2012
Awarding University Monash University
StudentSeyed Amirhossein, Ghazinoori
TitleCorporate Social Responsibility and Institutional Theory; New Insights from a Developing Islamic Country (PG Dip in BusCom); 2012
Awarding University Monash University
StudentArchibald Francis, De Cruz
TitleAntecedents of Ethical Climate for Businesses in Malaysia (PG Dip in BusCom); 2012
Awarding University Monash University
StudentEnrico Cirineo, Osi
TitleCultural Values and Managerial Styles of Women Managers. A Comparative Study in Malaysia and the Philippines (PG Dip in BusCom); 2010
Awarding University Monash University
StudentSulina, Kaur
TitleThe Internationalisation of Born Global Firms : A Study of Enabling Factors (BBusCom Honours); 2010
Awarding University Monash University
StudentVisvalingam N Suppiah
TitleThe influence of organisational culture types on tacit knowledge sharing behaviour in selected Malaysian organisations (PG Dip in BusCom); 2009
Awarding University Monash University
StudentSabrina, Islam
TitlePartner Selection Criteria: The Case of International Joint Ventures from Newly Industrializing Economies (BBusCom Honours); 2008
Awarding University Monash University

Local Award

Award Name Pro Vice Chancellor Award of Excellence (Research)
Awarding Body Monash University Sunway campus
Year of award 2007 - 2009
Project Title N/A
Award Name Pro Vice Chancellor Award of Excellence (Research)
Awarding Body Monash University Sunway campus
Year of award Sem 2, 2008
Project Title N/A

International Award

Award Name Fellowship
Awarding Body Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Monash University Australia
Year of award 2011
Project Title N/A