Suwastika - School of Management and Public Administration




Dr. Suwastika Naidu  

Position: Lecturer

Email: suwastika.naidu(at)usp.ac.fj

Phone: +679-3231981

Room: S207


PROFESSIONAL PROFILE

Dr. Suwastika Naidu is a Lecturer at the University of the South Pacific, Suva, Fiji Islands.  She is a multidisciplinary researcher who has specialized in two areas of study.  These are (1) Management and Public Administration and (2) Econometrics and Policy Analysis.

Management and Public Administration:  Dr. Naidu has done her PhD thesis on human resource management analytics that involves testing the best human resource management model in the context of the Pacific Island Countries.  She has published some high quality journal articles in the field of human resource management and small business development in the Pacific Island Countries.  Her recent articles on human resource management and small business development in the Pacific are published in the Personnel Review and Social Indicators Research. Her areas of research interest include operations management, finance, supply chain management, value chain analysis and human resource management. 

Econometrics and Policy Analysis: Dr. Naidu has a Bachelor of Arts degree specializing in Banking and Finance.  She has completed her Postgraduate Diploma in Economics from the University of the South Pacific.  Currently, she is pursuing her Master of Science in Finance (Economic Policy) from the University of London, SOAS, CEFIMS (2015-current).  Her MSc in Finance specializing in economic policy is expected to be completed by next year.  She has published a number of journal articles in econometrics.  Some of her highlighted journal articles in econometrics are published in Tourism Analysis (year 2017) and Social Indicators Research (year 2016).  All of these are her single author work.  Her econometrics work on telemedicine system in the Pacific Island Countries won her the Global Emerald Award for publishing the high quality paper for the Asia-Pacific Journal of Business Administration www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/authors/literati/.  She has also done consultancy work for many NGO’s and public sector organizations in the Pacific Island Countries.      

 

 

SELECTED KEY PUBLICATIONS

Naidu, Suwastika and Chand, Anand and Pandaram, Atishwar and Chand, Ashyineet (2017) Fostering teaching excellence through first year distance and flexible learning education: a study of 12 pacific island countries. International Journal of Instructional Technology and Distance Learning, 14 (5). pp. 59-71. ISSN 1550-6908

Naidu, Suwastika (2017) Exploring the Dynamic Effects of Urbanization and Real Effective Exchange Rate on Tourism Output of Singapore.   Tourism Analysis, 22 (2). pp. 185-200. ISSN 1083-5423

Naidu, Suwastika (2016) Does Human Development Influence Women’s Labour Force Participation Rate? Evidences from the Fiji Islands.Social Indicators Research, 127 (3). pp. 1067-1084. ISSN 0303-8300

Naidu, Suwastika and Chand, Anand (2015) Exploring the impact of international human resource management practices on firm performance. World Review of Entrepreneurship, Management and Sustainable Development, 11 (1). pp. 19-33. ISSN 1746-0573

Naidu, Suwastika and Chand, Anand (2015) National Culture, Gender Inequality and Women’s Success in Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises. Social Indicators Research, NA . NA. ISSN 0303-8300

Naidu, Suwastika and Chand, Anand (2014) Exploring the relationship between freedom from corruption and business governance in the Oceania region. Quality & Quantity, 48 (6). pp. 3489-3509. ISSN 0033-5177

Naidu, Suwastika and Chand, Anand (2014) International human resource management practices adopted by multinational corporations in the hotel sector of Fiji. International Journal of Management and Network Economics, 3 (2). pp. 156-168. ISSN 1754-2316

Naidu, Suwastika and Chand, Anand (2014) A comparative analysis of best human resource management practices in the hotel sector of Samoa and Tonga. Personnel Review, 43 (5). pp. 798-815. ISSN 0048-3486

Naidu, Suwastika and Chand, Anand (2014) Developing the model of human resource management bundles and firm performance in the Pacific Island countries. International Journal of Business Competition and Growth, 3 (3). pp. 213-224. ISSN 2042-3845

Naidu, Suwastika and Chand, Anand (2014) Cultural ideologies of managing human resources versus western ideologies of managing human resources in Samoa. International Journal of Business and Globalisation, 13 (1). pp. 58-68. ISSN 1753-3627

Naidu, Suwastika and Chand, Anand and Southgate, Paul (2014) Determinants of innovation in the handicraft industry of Fiji and Tonga: an empirical analysis from a tourism perspective. Journal of Enterprising Communities: People and Places in the Global Economy, 8 (4). pp. 318-330. ISSN 1750-6204

Naidu, Suwastika and Chand, Anand (2014) Exploring the importance of using human resource management practices in the hotels sector of Samoa. International Journal of Business and Globalisation, 13 (3). pp. 273-286. ISSN 1753-3627

Naidu, Suwastika and Chand, Anand (2013) Does central government health expenditure and medical technology advancement determine economic growth rates in the Pacific island countries? Asia Pacific Journal of Business Administration , 5 (3). pp. 234-245. ISSN 1757-4323

Naidu, Suwastika and Chand, Anand (2013) Financial problems faced by micro, small and medium enterprises in the small island states: a case study of the manufacturing sector of the Fiji Islands. International Journal of Business Excellence, 6 (1). pp. 1-21. ISSN 1756-0047

Naidu, Suwastika and Chand, Anand (2012) Barriers to micro, small and medium enterprise growth in the Fiji Islands: an empirical estimation using OLS regression model. International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, 16 (2). pp. 147-163. ISSN 1476-1297

Naidu, Suwastika and Chand, Anand (2012) A comparative study of the financial problems faced by micro, small and medium enterprises in the manufacturing sector of Fiji and Tonga. International Journal of Emerging Markets, 7 (3). pp. 245-262. ISSN 1746-8809

Naidu, Suwastika (2012) The economic impact index of the employment relations promulgation (2007) on the Fiji islands. International Journal of Business Competition and Growth, 2 (2). pp. 152-164. ISSN 2042-3845

Naidu, Suwastika (2012) The nexus between human resource management practices and employment law in the Fiji islands: A study of the employment relations promulgation. International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, 16 (2). pp. 164-175. ISSN 1476-1297

Naidu, Suwastika (2011) Economic challenges imposed by employment relations promulgation (2007) on the private sector of Fiji. Asia Pacific Journal of Research in Business Management, 2 (11). pp. 82-98. ISSN NA

Naidu, Suwastika and Chand, Anand (2010) Economic contribution and analysis of supply chain of Tongan squash pumpkin industry. Asian Journal of Management Research, 1 (1). pp. 139-156. ISSN 2229-3795

Naidu, Suwastika and Chand, Anand Financial problems faced by micro, small and medium enterprises in the small island states: A case study of the manufacturing sector of the Fiji islands. International Journal of Business Excellence, 6 (1). pp. 1-21. ISSN 1756-0047






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