DR ANAND CHAND - PROFESSIONAL PROFILE
Dr Anand Chand is an Associate Professor at the University of the South Pacific (USP), Suva, Fiji Islands. He was born in Fiji and has worked at USP for the last 34 years. He is an expert of the South Pacific Region and he has extensive knowledge of the South Pacific Region via teaching and conducting major research projects in the Pacific.
Areas of Specialization
Dr Anand Chand is a multidisciplinary and a versatile scholar who specializes in a broad range of areas of study. He specializes in (1) HRM (2) Employment Relations (3) General Management (4) Supply/Value Chains, (5) Public Sector Administration, (6) Political Science, (7) Sociology, and (8) Development Studies.
Dr Anand Chand has received most of his qualifications from internationally recognized universities. He has a PhD from Cardiff University, UK (area of study – Management, HRM, Employment Relations and Supply Chain); MCom from Manchester University, UK (area of study – HRM, IR, Globalisation); MA from USP (area of study – Employment Relations, HRM, Public Organisation); Diploma in Business Studies from Canterbury University, NZ (area of study – Business Studies & Management); PGDip from USP (area of study – Employment Relations, HRM, Development Studies); and BA from University of Tasmania, Australia (area of study – Sociology, Political Science, Public Sector).
In addition, Dr Chand has been a resistant of a number of International Award, Grant and Prizes.
Dr Chand is active in publishing books, book chapters, and high quality journal articles in the field of human resource management, employment relations, supply chain management, value chain analysis and small business development in the Pacific Island Countries. In total, Dr Chand has published 2 books, 1 monograph, 7 book chapters, around 40 journal articles in ranked international journals (A, B, C), and more than 30 research projects reports for donor agencies.
Research & Collaboration with International Scholars (Australia, USA, Europe)
Dr Chand has a good track record of conducting research and consultancies in the Pacific Region. He has been successful in attracting donor agencies funds such as from UNDP, UNFPA, IFPPA, ILO, JICA, AusAid, ACIAR, PICPA, MSG, NZ Save the Fund for Children, etc. In addition, Dr Chand has done a number of community impact research projects for organisations and governments in the Pacific Region.
Moreover, Dr Chand has a good academic network with key stakeholders in the Pacific Region. He has good rapport with senior government officials (Permanent Secretaries and Deputy Permanent Secretaries) and NGO leaders in the USP region. His ability and expertise of Pacific Region have enhanced ability to research and attract international scholars in joint research and scholarly undertaking.
International/ Keynote addresses/Invited Speaker/ Regional Conferences/Seminars/Workshops
Dr Chand has a good record of presenting papers at International and Pacific Regional Conferences, Seminars, and Workshops.
Editorship of Journals/ Referee for International Ranked Journals
Dr Chand is a member of editorial team for journals such as: International Journal of Business and Globalisation (IJBG), Asian Journal of Management Research (AJMR), and Fijian Studies A Journal of Contemporary Fiji. Furthermore, Dr Chand is a reviewer for journals such as: Personnel Review, Journal of Scientific International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, Journal of Media and Communication Studies (JMCS), Journal of Pacific Studies, and Fijian Studies: A Journal of Contemporary Fiji. Moreover, Dr Chand has been a reviewer papers submitted to International Conferences such as: International Development Informatics Association (IDIA) Conference, International Conference on Emerging Trends and Issues in Management and Public Administration in the South Pacific Region and Beyond, etc.
Dr Chand is also a member of the International Employment Relations Association (IERA) based at ILO in Geneva.