Subhash - School of 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 Management and Public Administration. He has over 25 years of experience in teaching, research, consultancy and executive training for industries in Fiji, Japan, Australia and New Zealand.  Subhash joined USP in 1991 after completing an MA (International Business) from Sophia University in Japan. In 1994 he returned to Japan as a Japan Foundation Fellow and worked with the Japan Union of Scientists and Engineers (JUSE) and the Japan Management Association (JMA). Subhash completed his PhD (D-Phil) at Swinburne University (Melbourne) in the field of Governance and Reforms. Prior to this, he taught at LL Ohbunsha Japan (1988-90), the University of Auckland (2002-4) and was Research Coordinator MBA (2009-12) at the Auckland Institute of Studies.


A respected researcher and political commentator, Subhash has presented and published a considerable number of papers on: quality and productivity management, public sector reforms, governance, civil aviation, international education, leadership, etc. Subhash’s involvement in training and development has not been confined to academia; he has conducted a wide range of training in leadership development and performance management for both the public and private sectors. Some of his clients include: AusAID, Transparency International, Pacific Islands Centre for Public Administration (PICPA), Social Leadership Training Institute (SLTI), Training and Productivity Authority of Fiji (TPAF), Fiji Public Service Commission, Telecom Fiji Limited, Fiji Airways, Ministry of Health (Kiribati), etc.



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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