Management and Public Administration

Management and Public Administration

Dr. Subhash Appana   

Position: Senior Lecturer

Email: subhash.appana(at)

Phone: +679-3232617

Room: S127


Dr. Subhash Appana is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Management and Public Administration. He is an Alumnus of USP having completed bis BA (Economics/Administration) in the late 1980s. Subsequently, he completed his MA at the prestigious Sophia University (Tokyo) as a Monbusho Scholar. Later in 1994, he went back to Japan as a Japan Foundation Fellow to study Japanese Production and Operations Management for a year. During this stint, he was attached to the Japan Union of Scientists and Engineers (JUSE) and the Japan Management Association via Sophia University’s Graduate School of Management.

In his researches, he found that the key to Japanese industrial success appeared to lie in their focus on quality! It is with this discovery that he negotiated for and developed the MG311 course package until it was finally registered as a full-fledged USP course in 1998. This immediately led to his involvement in directly revamping and packaging 4 other courses that are now part of the Management discipline at USP.

Later he realized that what he had been studying was largely focused on management in the private sector and that interest had shifted to management in the public sector where “reforms” had become a necessity. So he went on to focus his doctoral research in the area of management and governance in the public sector. This was finally completed through Commonwealth Funding via the Australian Government at Swinburne University in Melbourne. The title of the research: Public Sector Reforms in Fiji – A Search for Appropriate Governance Structures. This research focus continues to interest and intrigue him.

Since then he has taught in the same area (among others) and conducted specialized professional training for both private and public sector organizations. It might interest you to know that he was a part of the team that initiated the Fiji Quality Awards. This was later linked to the Fiji Business Excellence Awards where he has been an Evaluator.

It might also interest you to know that he has worked in Japan, New Zealand, Fiji and most of the Pacific Island Countries. It is his pleasure to be back at USP.


Appana, Subhash and Abbott, Malcolm (2016) Unsteady Progress: Reform of the Aviation Industry in Fiji. Journal of Transport Economics and Policy, 50 (2). pp. 1-16. ISSN 0022-5258

Appana, Subhash and Abbott, Malcolm (2015) Democracy and the Fijian Chiefly System: An Ongoing Problem. Fijian Studies: A Journal of Contemporary Fiji, 13 (2). pp. 91-109. ISSN 1728-7456

Appana, Subhash (2012) Creating an Enabling Environment for Indigenous Business in Fiji. Journal of Pacific Studies, 32 . pp. 50-70. ISSN 1011-3029

Appana, Subhash and Pandaram, Atishwar (2009) Environmental deficiencies and lack of customer – focus in organizations in Fiji. The Fiji Accountant - Journal of the Fiji Institute of Accountants, N/A . pp. 30-32. ISSN 1728-9378

Appana, Subhash (2009) Public Sector Reforms in Fiji: NPM and Opportunities for Abuse. Fijian Studies: A Journal of Contemporary Fiji, 7 (1). pp. 53-62. ISSN 1728-7456

Pandaram, Atishwar and Appana, Subhash and Amosa, Desmond U. (2008) Developing an effective business plan. The Fiji Accountant, n\a . pp. 14-17. ISSN 1728-9378 (Unpublished)

Pandaram, Atishwar and Appana, Subhash (2008) Small group activity: use and relevance for Fiji. The Fiji Accountant, N/A . pp. 10-12. ISSN 1728-9378

Appana, Subhash (2008) Human rights vs dogs' rights in Fiji. Dreadlocks: The Literary Journal of the Department of Literature and Language, 5 . pp. 104-106. ISSN 2225-5206

Appana, Subhash and Pandaram, Atishwar (2008) Statistical tools for quality management - an empirical investigation.Review of Business and Technology Research, 1 (1). pp. 1-8. ISSN 1941-9406

Pandaram, Atishwar and Appana, Subhash (2007) Enhancing employee performance through utilizing total quality management philosophy: a case study of Fiji Islands. The Asia-Pacific Economic Journal, 4 (2). pp. 155-170. ISSN 1354-7860

Appana, Subhash and Vuki, Veikila C. and Cumming, Robyn (2004) Variation in abundance and spatial distribution of ecomorphs of the sea urchins, Echinometra sp. nov A and E. sp nov C on a Fijian reef. Hydrobiologia, 518 (1-3). pp. 105-110. ISSN 0018-8158

Appana, Subhash (2003) New Public Management and Public Enterprise Restructuring in Fiji. Fijian Studies: A Journal of Contemporary Fiji, 1 (1). pp. 51-73. ISSN 1728-7456

Appana, Subhash (2003) New public management and public enterprise restructuring in Fiji. Fijian Studies: A Journal of Contemporary Fiji, 1 (1). pp. 51-73. ISSN 1728-7456

Appana, Subhash and Vuki, Veikila C. (2003) A novel method for assessing bioerosion by the sea urchin Echinometra sp. on a Fijian reef. The South Pacific Journal of Natural Sciences, 21 (1). pp. 25-30. ISSN 1013-9877

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