Adjunct Professors/Research Fellows

Adjunct Professor Raghuvar Dutt Pathak, after attaining the age of compulsory retirement at USP, is now serving as an Adjunct Professor of Management in the Graduate School of Business. He teaches Organisational Behaviour in the MBA Programme. He joined USP in 1999 and served as Professor & Head of the Graduate School of Business & Director of MBA Programme from December 2009 to January 2019 as well as Head of the Department of Management & Public Administration (MPA) for 6 years from 2000 to 2006. He was also Acting Associate Dean (Research and Graduate Affairs) at the Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE). Before joining USP, he was Professor & Director & Dean of the Institute of Management Studies of Devi Ahilya University at Indore, India (1993-1999), Director of University Research and Development, Head of the School of Defense and Management Studies, and Programme Director of the International Institute of Professional Studies at Devi Ahilya University, Indore, India. He has also worked as a ‘Fellow’ at the Manchester Business School, UK; the Department of Management, The University of Melbourne, Australia; and more recently at the Research School of Management, Australian National University (ANU), Canberra, Australia.

Professor Pathak has received Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence (Best Teacher Award in the Faculty of Business and Economics) in 2017 Learning and Teaching Forum; the 2018 Vice-Chancellor Award for innovation, and also Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Research Excellence.

He has also participated and presented papers in more than 75 national and international conferences, seminars, and workshops. He is also on the Editorial Boards of international journals (including Management Research News from Emerald publishers) and a reviewer for leading international conferences including Academy of Management (USA). He is a Member of leading associations including the Academy of Management, USA; Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), USA; and formerly – Chairperson of the Pacific Islands Local chapter of the Network of Asia Pacific Schools and Institutes of Public Administration and Governance (NAPSIPAG); and also a Member of the South Asian Quality Assurance System (SAQS) Council of the Association of Management Development Institutions in South Asia (AMDISA).

Dr. Pathak has provided consultancy to various public and private sector corporations (including ITC, Hindustan Levers, and Whirlpool India), International Labor Organization (ILO), and the Ministry of National Planning of Fiji. He has also been a Trainer for a number of organizations including the Public Service Commission of Fiji.

Professor Bodo B. Schlegelmilch is Chair of the Association of MBAs and Business Graduates Association [AMBA & BGA] and heads the Institute for International Marketing Management at WU Vienna University of Economics and Business. For more than 10 years, he served as founding Dean of the WU Executive Academy. Initially educated in Germany, he obtained two doctorates (a Ph.D. in International Marketing and a D.Litt. in Corporate Social Responsibility) from the University of Manchester (UK) and an honorary Ph.D. from Thammasat University (Thailand). Starting at Deutsche Bank and Procter & Gamble in Germany, he continued his career at the University of Edinburgh and the University of California, Berkeley. Appointments as British Rail Chair of Marketing at the University of Wales (UK) and Professor of International Business at Thunderbird School of Global Management (USA) followed.

He serves on several business school advisory boards in Europe and Asia and is a member of the Board of Governors of the Academy of Marketing Science. He holds/held visiting appointments, for example at the Universities of Minnesota (USA), Keio (Japan), Leeds (UK), Sun Yat-Sen (China), Cologne (Germany), and the Indian School of Business (India), and has taught in over 30 countries.

Prof. Schlegelmilch received numerous teaching and research awards as well as Fellowships from the Academy of International Business, the Academy of Marketing Science and the Chartered Institute of Marketing. His research interests span from international marketing strategy to CSR, and his work has been published in a wide range of books and journals, such as the Journal of International Business Studies, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science and Journal of World Business. He also serves /served on the editorial boards of the Journal of Marketing, International Journal of Research in Marketing, Journal of International Business Studies, International Marketing Review and many others, and was the first European Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of International Marketing, published by the American Marketing Association.

Professor. Ofer Zwikael’s research focuses on the selection, management, and evaluation of projects with an emphasis on public sector management. Dr. Zwikael is the author of two books and more than 100 scholarly peer-reviewed papers that have appeared in a variety of academic journals and conference proceedings, including top journals, such as the Journal of Operations Management and the British Journal of Management. He is currently on the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Project Management. Dr. Zwikael is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP)® and has served on the Executive Boards of three Project Management Institute chapters. He has led, trained, mentored, and consulting projects and program groups in dozens of organisations, including Motorola, Nestle, Teva (Israel), IRL, PINZ (New Zealand), and Nationwide Bank (UK). Dr. Zwikael is the recipient of the International Project Management Association’s Outstanding Research Contributions Award.


Professor Stephen “Steve” Pratt is Full Professor and Department Chair of Tourism, Events and Attractions at Rosen College of Hospitality Management, a position he took up in August 2022. Steve holds a Bachelor’s degree and Master’s degree in Economics from the University of Sydney, Australia, and a Ph.D. from the University of Nottingham, UK. Prior to joining Rosen College, Steve served as Deputy Head of the School of Business and Management at the University of the South Pacific, based in Suva, Fiji. From 2018 to 2022, he was also Head of the Discipline of Tourism & Hospitality Management. That was his second stint at The University of the South Pacific, having served as Lecturer and Senior Lecturer at that institution from 2009 to 2012. In between, Steve was employed at the School of Hotel & Tourism Management at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

His research interests include sustainable tourism development, tourism in small island states, and film tourism. Steve is the co-creator of the popular YouTube channel, The Travel Professors.

Prior to undertaking his PhD, Steve was a marketing research consultant, having worked in Sydney, Australia and Hawaii, USA on both the client and supplier-side. Steve serves on numerous editorial boards for journals, and is involved in several association bodies, such as the International Association for Tourism Economics – elected Council Member since 2015, a Board Director of the International Centre of Excellence in Tourism and Hospitality Education (THE-ICE) (2020-2022) and Country Representation for the Republic of Fiji of the APacCHRIE (Asia Pacific Council on Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education Board) (2018-2022). He is also an External Reviewer for The Quality Assurance Agency (2021-). Dr Pratt has extensive teaching experience at the tertiary level in both undergraduate and postgraduate (Masters, MBA and PhD) courses in the area of tourism, sustainability and research methods.


Professor. Loveleen Gaur is currently working as a Professor of Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics at Amity International Business School, Amity University, India. She is also an adjunct professor at Taylor University, Malaysia & University of South Pacific, Fiji. She is supervising several Ph.D. scholars, Post Graduate students, mainly in Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics for business and healthcare. Under her guidance, the AI/Data Analytics research cluster has published extensively in high-impact factor journals and has established extensive research collaboration globally with several renowned professionals.

She is a senior IEEE member and Series Editor with CRC and Wiley. She has high indexed publications in SCI/ABDC/WoS/Scopus and has several Patents/copyrights on her account, edited/authored many research books published by world-class publishers. She has excellent experience in supervising and co-supervising postgraduate and Ph.D. students internationally. An ample number of Ph.D. and master’s students graduated under her supervision. She is an external Ph.D./Master thesis examiner/evaluator for several universities globally. She has also served as Keynote speaker for several international conferences, presented several Webinars worldwide, and chaired international conference sessions. Prof. Gaur has significantly contributed to enhancing scientific understanding by participating in many scientific conferences, symposia, and seminars, chairing technical sessions, and delivering plenary and invited talks.

She has specialized in the fields of Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Pattern Recognition, the Internet of Things, Data Analytics, and Business Intelligence. She has chaired various positions in International Conferences of repute and is a reviewer with top-rated journals IEEE, SCI, and ABDC Journals. She has been honored with prestigious National and International awards. She is also actively involved in various reputed projects of the Government of India and abroad.


Professor Amandeep Dhir is currently a full professor at School of Business and Law, University Agder, Norway. He holds a visiting Professorship at the Norwegian School of Hotel Management (NHS), University of Stavanger, Norway as well as Optentia Focus Area, North-West University, South Africa. Amandeep obtained his first PhD in Psychology (consumer) from the University of Helsinki and second PhD (DSc) in the Information systems (IS) from Aalto University, Finland. He has developed and taught several bachelors, masters and doctoral level courses for institutions based in India, Taiwan, Finland, Namibia, South Africa, UAE, Saudi Arabia. Amandeep has also done extensive teaching of master and doctoral students and taught subjects related to IT/IS/Marketing/research methodology. His work has appeared in different leading publishing forums, including International Journal of Information Management, International Journal of Medical Informatics, Journal of Retailing and Consumer Services, Food Quality and Preferences, Appetite, Journal of Cleaner Production, Journal of Computer Information Systems, Health Promotion International, Computers in Human Behaviour, New Media & Society, Computers & Education, Social Science in Computer Review, Online Information Review, Telematics and Informatics, and Frontiers in Psychology. He has made several research visits to Taiwan, India, Japan, Hong Kong, Macau, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, South Africa, Namibia, United Kingdom and Norway. He is currently engaged in several large-scale research projects in Asia, Africa, and Europe.

Professor Dr. Patrick K C Low is a Chartered Marketer (CIM, UK) and behavioral consultant (US),  he was teaching MBA in Leadership, Managing Negotiations, Change Management and Organizational Behaviour at Universiti Brunei Darussalam and is an Associate of the University of South Australia. And his previous recent appointment was as the Associate Dean and Professor of Management and Marketing in the Kazakhstan Institute of Management, Economics and Strategic Research (KIMEP)/ Acting Dean Summer 2 2006. The then Visiting Professor of the University of Malaya in Jan – Feb 2007 has an International Ph.D. in Business and Management from the University of South Australia and his various work experiences include manufacturing, civil service, banking, trade/ sales distribution, and training/ management consulting and the academia.  A practitioner-academician, Prof. Patrick Low also holds a Master of Business (International Marketing) from the CURTIN University of Technology and a BA – in Political Science and Philosophy (Singapore). Awarded the Research Excellence 2013 by the Franklin Publications and the Researcher of the Year 2004/5 for Bang College of Business, Kazakhstan Institute of Management, Economics and Strategic Research (KIMEP), Professor Patrick Low, a prolific writer, is also the author of several books including (2006 (3rd.edition), 2002 revised, 2000) Strategic Customer Management (one of Border’s Top 10 Business Books as featured in Asian Entrepreneur), and Springer’s Leading Successfully in Asia (2013) and Successful Negotiating in Asia (2010). An advisory board member of the Emerald Insight’s Management Decision (2007 – 2014), Prof Low was also the Section Editor of Springer’s Dictionary of Corporate Social Responsibility (DCSR) published 2015) and Encyclopaedia of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) (2014) and he also managed several co-authors in writing several CSR topics in these two books.

Professor Sabina Nielsen is Professor of International Management at the University of Sydney Business School and further holds a Professorship in Strategic Leadership and Diversity at Copenhagen Business School, Denmark. She received her PhD from University of St. Gallen, Switzerland and was visiting scholar at the University of Washington, Seattle, the University of Technology Sydney, Australia and Arizona State University, USA. Sabina’s research focuses on the composition, dynamics and decision-making of top management teams and boards of directors and appears in the top international journals such as Academy of Management Review, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Management Studies, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Journal of World Business, and Strategic Organization, among others. Sabina has received numerous national and international awards for excellence in research as well as several prestigious research grants from the research councils of Switzerland, Denmark and the European Union. Sabina also served as a grant accessor for the Research Foundation Flanders, Belgium and the Israel Science Foundation. Since 2007, she has been actively involved in the Strategic Management Society (SMS) and the European Academy of Management (EURAM) as a representative-at-large and a track chair. She has also served on panels as well as an organizer of multiple Doctoral and Mid-career consortia at the Academy of International Business (AIB) and the Strategic Management Society. She is also a co-founder of the European Network of Top Management Teams and Strategy and Founding Director of the Global Governance and Management Research Group at University of Sydney. Sabina was also actively involved in the Australian Census of Women in Leadership and has conducted research on women in leadership in collaboration with the Workforce Gender Equality Agency of Australia (WGEA). She was invited to the Catalyst CEO Summit in Europe and has given numerous talks about women in leadership around the world. Sabina is currently working on a research project on Women in Leadership in the South Pacific.

Professor Cornelius J. König is a Professor of Industrial and Organizational Psychology at Saarland University in Germany and is currently Dean of the Faculty of Human and Business Sciences there. His research focuses on time management issues such as meetings, personnel selection (e.g., faking), job insecurity and firing practices, and the science-practitioner gap. He received his PhD in psychology from the Philipps-Universität Marburg, Germany. He has published more than 80 journal articles in peer-reviewed journals such as Academy of Management Review, Journal of Applied Psychology, and Personnel Psychology, one co-edited and one co-authored book plus 18 book chapters. He is an Associate editor of Personnel Assessment and Decisions and International Journal of Selection and Assessment as well as editorial board member for several journals. His work has been founded by the German Science Foundation (DFG), the Swiss National Science Foundation, the European Union, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), and the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), among others.  Together with a colleague, he has also funded a consulting company called KOMIT (Kompetenzzentrum                                                    Mensch, Innovation &  Technik).

Professor Danny Samson is Professor of Management at the University of Melbourne (since 1988), was Head of the Department of Management in the Faculty of Economics and Commerce for three years (2002-4), and was Director of the Foundation for Sustainable Economic Development there. He has an honours degree in chemical engineering (UNSW) and a PhD in management from the Australian Graduate School of Management (1984). His work history includes three years as an engineer at ICI Australia, appointment as a lecturer at AGSM, five years as an Assistant Professor of Business Administration at the University of Illinois and ten years as the Professor of Manufacturing Management at the Melbourne Business School, University of Melbourne. He was Associate Dean (Development) in the Faculty of Economics and commerce from 1998 to 2001.

His board experience includes nine years (maximum term) on the board of the TAC in Victoria, an insurer with $6 billion in assets. He also served on the Board of the Australian Institute of Management, and its state board in Victoria. He has regularly been an advisor to boards, especially SMEs, in both manufacturing and logistics businesses.

While a professor at Melbourne Business School, he founded and directed the Centre for Manufacturing Management for over a decade. It conducted research and ran a large number of short courses for manufacturing executives and managers. During that time, he wrote a book on Technology Management. He worked as a consultant to many companies in Australia and beyond, especially in formulating manufacturing/ operations and business strategies.

He has published over one hundred academic research articles in journals, and a dozen books on various aspects of Management. He is currently Co-Editor in Chief of Operations Management Research. His book, co-authored with Tom Bevington, “Implementing Strategic Change” identifies that organizations literally waste one-third of their resources through built in process noise, at process interface steps. This noise can be substantially reduced. His most recent book, published by Oxford University Press in 2016, is titled Innovation and Entrepreneurship: Value creation. It contains survey research results of over 2000 Australian organisations and 25 case studies.

During his academic career, he has been a consultant to senior executives in most manufacturing industries and in numerous service sector organisations. These include major companies in the food, building products, paper and printing, chemicals, processing, banking, engineering/ construction and other industries, in Australia and elsewhere. This included ten years working on corporate strategy with the CEO and top team of a major bank with networks and brands in the UK, USA, New Zealand and Australia. He designed and delivered six programs to 250 health systems executives and managers in Victoria in 2010-2014, known as Professional Certificate in Health Systems Management. He regularly provides industry and executive seminars and has participated in a number of committees and industry bodies including appointment as a member of the Australian Manufacturing Council and the Commonwealth Government Industry Task Force on Leadership and Management (Karpin committee). He has undertaken numerous studies in technology management including the DIST sponsored study on “International Best Practices in Technology Management”.

Professor Kosmas X. Smyrnios PhD, RMIT University Australia

Kosmas is Professor of Family Business Entrepreneurship, in the School of Management, RMIT University. Kosmas was a past Foundation Associate Editor of the Journal of Family Business Strategy and former Associate Editor of the Family Business Review journal, and a former Foundation Board Member of the International Family Enterprise Research Academy (IFERA).

Kosmas has developed an extensive applied research record with over 150 international and national refereed publications in different disciplines, including marketing, psychology, family therapy, physics, management, and accounting. Kosmas has established international credentials in family business, having been involved in a number of prominent national and international research projects.

Kosmas has undertaken a number of research consultancy projects for prominent multinational corporations including AXA, the Commonwealth Bank, MGi Australasia, Price Waterhouse Coopers, BDO Chartered Accountants, and Family Business Australia. Professor Smyrnios is also frequently called upon to provide expert media commentary on pertinent matters relating to family business and entrepreneurship.

Professor Smyrnios has secured over $1.5m in competitive and industry research funding and has supervised 30 PhD candidates to successful completion, the projects of which include family business best practice, organizational resilience, strategic and marketing capabilities, information systems capabilities, accounting and strategic management education, business coaching, and the biological and genetic basis of narcissism.

Professor Luiz Moutinho (BA, MA, PhD, FCIM)
Professor Moutinho is Visiting Professor of Marketing at Suffolk Business School, Faculty of Arts, Business and Applied Social Science, University of Suffolk, Ipswich, England, and at the Universidade Europeia and the Marketing School, Portugal. He is Adjunct Professor at the Graduate School of Business, University of the South Pacific, Fiji. During 2015 – 2017 he was a professor of BioMarketing and Futures Research at the DCU Business School, Dublin City University, Ireland. This was the first Chair in the world on both domains – BioMarketing and Futures Research. Previously, and for 20 years, he had been appointed as the Foundation Chair of Marketing at the Adam Smith Business School, University of Glasgow, Scotland. In 2017 Luiz Moutinho received a degree of Professor Honoris Causa from the University of Tourism and Management Skopje, FYR Macedonia. His areas of research interest encompass bio-marketing, neuroscience in marketing, algorithmic self, EmoWear – a wearable tech device that detects human emotions, evolutionary algorithms, human-computer interaction, the use of artificial neural networks in marketing, modelling consumer behaviour, futures research, marketing futurecast and tourism and marketing. Professor Moutinho has over 150 articles published in refereed academic journals, 34 books and more than 12,000 academic citations, the h-index of 51 and the i10-index of 178 (February, 2019).Email:

Adjunct Professor Dr. Vijay Pereira, PhD (IHRM); MCMI; MSc (IHRM); PG (SRM); LL. B; PG (DLS); B. Com
Dr. Vijay Pereira is an Associate Professor (International and Strategic Human Capital Development) at Khalifa University, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. He has experience and expertise in consulting, industry and academia, globally. He has a successful track record of attracting funding and has published widely, in over 100 outlets. He is currently the Associate Editor (Strategy and Organization-Behavior) at the top-ranked Journal of Business Research.Dr. Pereira was the Associate Dean (Research) at the Australian University of Wollongong, Dubai and is a visiting scholar at Manchester and Portsmouth Universities, UK. Dr. Pereira has published widely, in leading international journals, such as HRM US, Journal of World Business, International Journal of HRM, Journal of Business Research, HRM Review, Journal of International Management, and International Journal of Production Research, among others. He is currently on the editorial and advisory board for the journals Production and Operations Management (Listed in Financial Times), International Journal of HRM, Asia Pacific Journal of Management, Asian Business & Management Journal and South Asian History and Culture. Dr. Pereira has written and edited (published and forthcoming) 10 books and has been involved in over 10 special issues on important topical areas in top tier journals. He is one of the leading experts on outsourcing and offshoring and culture and identity in a business and management context.

Professor Raghbendra Jha is an Emeritus Professor of Economics at the Arndt-Corden Department of Economics, Crawford School of Public Policy, College of Asia and the Pacific, Australian National University, since June 2021. Professor Jha has also taught at the Rajiv Gandhi Chair Professor of Economics and Executive Director, ANU, Arndt-Corden Department of  Economics January 2001- June 2021. Senior Professor, Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR), Mumbai, India, March 2000-December 2000. Professor IGIDR June 1995-February 2000. Visiting Faculty, Department of Economics, University of Warwick, UK, January 1996- December 1996. Professor of Economics, Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore 560 076, India, July 1994 to May 1995. Visiting Associate Professor, Department of Economics, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada January 1993 to June 1994 and January 1989 to December 1990.  Visiting Professor, National Institute of Public Finance and Policy, New Delhi, India, March 1988 to December 1988,  Reader, department of Economics Delhi School of Economics, Delhi University, Delhi, India, June 1983 to December 1992 Larsen and Toubro Fellow, Administrative Staff College of India, Hyderabad, India, March 1983, to May 1983, Assistant Professor, Williams College, Williamstown, MA, USA,  July 1979 to May 1983, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA, January 1979 to June 1979. Instructor, Economics Department, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA, July 1978 to December 1978, Preceptor, Economics Department, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA, September 1977 to June 1978.


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Dr. Benedito Waqailiti, (Adjunct Fellow)  joined the MBA programme after pursuing his Ph.D. studies at Griffith University, Gold Campus, Australia. After obtaining an MBA from the University of Canberra he joined the School of Management and Public Administration (USP) lecturing in Organization Behavior, Human Resources Management, Marketing, and Management. In addition, he conducted Summer Schools and consulted middle managers cohort groups in regional centers such as Tuvalu, Tonga, Samoa, Vanuatu, Solomon Is, Nauru, Kiribati, and Fiji. Dr. Waqailitis’s areas of interest include female small business entrepreneurship, New Venture Creation, South Pacific Business Environment, and Services Marketing.

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Dr. Shalini Talwar – with a PhD in Management Studies and MBA in Finance & Marketing, Shalini has a cumulative work experience of 25 years in industry and academia. Currently, she is an Associate Professor at K J Somaiya Institute of Management, Mumbai, India. She also has extensive training experience, having conducted faculty & management development programmes for reputed organisations and institutions. Shalini has been collaborating actively with different research groups worldwide and has published more than 70 articles in top-tier journals, including the Journal of Sustainable Tourism, International Journal of Hospitality Management, Journal of Business Research, and International Journal of Production Research. Her ongoing research is on contemporary topics such as sustainability, pro-environmental behaviour, investor behaviour, firm behaviour, and digital disruptions. She has also written a textbook, Security Analysis and Portfolio Management, published by Cengage Learning.

Shalini is also the Editor of a Special Issue of IEEE TEMS (ABDC A, ABS 3 journal) and Associate Editor of Business Perspectives and Research (Sage Publication). She has extensive reviewing experience and is associated as an ad-hoc reviewer with top-tier refereed journals.

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Professor Francesco Schiavone is Associate Professor in Management at University Parthenope, Naples, Italy. He received the Ph.D. degree in network economics and knowledge management from the Ca’ Foscari University of Venice (Italy) in 2006. He is also an Affiliated Professor at Emlyon and Paris School of Business (France) and the University of South Pacific. In April 2017 Prof. Schiavone has been habilitated as a Full Professor in management by MIUR (Italian Ministry of Education and Research). Currently, his main research areas are technology management, strategic innovation, communities of practice, and healthcare management and innovation. Prof. Schiavone is the scientific director of VIMASS, the research lab in healthcare management and innovation, established at University Parthenope.



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