Ramudu Bhanugopan

Sub-Dean

Associate Professor Ramudu Bhanugopan

Sub-Dean, Graduate Studies / Associate Professor in Human Resource Management
Wagga Wagga
Building 028 Room 120

Ramudu Bhanugopan is Associate Professor of Human Resource Management at School of Business, Charles Sturt University, Australia. He researches in the field of international and regional HRM issues; and has published more than one hundred articles. He has 25 years’ academic experience at universities in Australia, India, China, Papua New Guinea, Cambodia and Malaysia.

Ramudu’s research interests relate to high performance HRM systems. In particular, he undertakes research on the implications of the emerging team leadership, employability skills, training and graduate work readiness in the international context. He has also undertaken research projects in relation to human resource development and his research is published in human resource management journals, including Journal of Vocational Behaviour, International Journal of Human Resource Management, Personnel Review, Journal of Business Research, and International Journal of Manpower.

Ramudu is the Sub-Dean of Graduate Studies at Faculty of Business,Justice and Behavioural Sciences

Ramudu teaches on graduate and post graduate programmes in the areas of Human Resource Management, Organisational Behaviour and Research Methods. He has supervised 20 PhD/DBA students to completion. Among these, 3 PhD graduates were awarded the best thesis prize. Ramudu has received the Dean’s Award for excellence in teaching, Charles Sturt University Excellence in Research Supervision Award, Best paper award from the Academy of Management, USA and ANZAM, Australia.

Teaching Responsibilities

  • HRM210 Human Resource Management
  • HRM516 International Management Behaviour
  • HRM552 Organisational Behaviour

Research Focus

  • Human Resource Management
  • Cross Cultural Management
  • Leadership Behaviour
  • Training and Development
  • Work Life Balance
  • Workplace Bullying and Aggression
  • Risk Analysis and Employment Practices

Research Project Supervision

  • Human Resource Management Practices
  • International Human Resource Management
  • Cross Cultural Management
  • Leadership Styles
  • Training and Development

Doctoral Students Supervision (PhD / DBA)

I have supervised to the successful completion of PhD / DBA students.

Name of StudentCommencedProposed CompletionProgramSupervisor TypeResearch TitleStatus

1

Mr. K Aladwan

Jordan

2008

2011

PhD

(Full time on campus)

Principal Supervisor

The Impact of Human Resource Management practices on employees attitudes

Awarded

2

Mr. R Shankar

Malaysia

2010

2013

DBA

(Part time)

Principal Supervisor

Innovation and climate for  innovation and Leadership

Awarded

3

Ms. D Bealer

Australia

2009

2012

DBA

(Part time)

Principal Supervisor

National Identity and Leadership styles in the United Arab Emirates

Awarded

4

Ms. Ying Wang

China

2010

2014

PhD

(Full time on campus)

Principal Supervisor

Skills shortage and Management  Training and development in China

Awarded

5

Mr. J Williams

Canada

2009

2014

PhD

(Part time)

Principal Supervisor

Managing Localisation of Human Resources in Qatar

Awarded

6

Ms. Nusrat Khan

Pakistan

2012

2015

PhD

(Full time  on campus)

Co Supervisor

Human resource management practices in Pakistan

Awarded

7

Mr. A Kubicek

Australia

2010

2015

DBA

(Part time)

Principal Supervisor

Risk Management in high risk Industry

Awarded

8

Ms. Stacey Jenkins

Australia

20012

2015

PhD

(Part time on campus)

Principal Supervisor

Work Life Balance practices in Australian Organisations

Awarded

Won Best thesis award

9

Ms. Linda Dalton

Australia

2008

2015

DBA

(Part time)

Co Supervisor

Inter cultural effectiveness of expatriates in China

Awarded

10

Ms. J Esler

Australia

2012

2018

PhD

(Part time  on campus)

Principal Supervisor

Human resource management practices in Health care sector in Australia

Awarded

Won Best thesis award

11

Ms Kelly Samson

Australia

2011

2018

PhD

(Part time)

Co Supervisor

Application of HR matrices

Awarded

12

Mr. David Ewens

Australia

2013

2018

DBA

(Part time)

Co Supervisor

Managing non-governmental Charity organisations

Awarded

13

Ms. Buddhika .M

Srilanka

2016

2018

PhD

Full time

Principal Supervisor

Temporal Leadership

Awarded

14

Mr.Errol Brandt

Australia

2016

2019

DBA

(Part time)

Co Supervisor

Leadership behaviours in the Australian manufacturing sector

Awarded

15

Ms. Sumedha

Weerasekara

Australia

2016

2020

PhD

(full time)

Principal Supervisor

Business Eco –systems Modelling in NSW

Awarded

16

Mr Yves Michel Serge Clerc

Canada

2014

2019

DBA (Part time)

Principal Supervisor

Dominant Coalition in Top Management Teams of profit-oriented companies based on the analysis of organisational structures.

Awarded

17

Mr. Hany Salib

Australia

2017

2020

PhD

(Part time)

Principal Supervisor

Environmental accounting

Under Examination

18

Mr. Frank Thorn

Australia

2015

2018

DBA

(Part time)

Principal Supervisor

Staffing strategies in  prisons in Australia

Under examination

19

Mr.Ryan Hatcher

Korea

2016

2022

DBA

(Part time)

Principal Supervisor

Work life spill overs in Korea

ongoing

20

Mr. Steve Peter

Australia

2019

2023

PhD

(Part time)

Principal Supervisor

Corporate social responsibility

Ongoing

21

Mr. John Goddard

Australia

2019

2022

PhD

(Part time)

Principal Supervisor

Business Sustainability and action learning

Ongoing

22

Mr. Simon Junor

Australia

2019

2023

DBA

Principal Supervisor

impact of intellectual capital, and innovation and creativity on organisational performance within Australian banks

Ongoing

Honours Year Program

Name of StudentCommencedProposed CompletionProgramSupervisor TypeResearch TitleStatus
1Ms. J Carlisle

Australia
20102010BBus Honours

(Full time on campus)
Principal SupervisorTraining needs of Nurses in AustraliaAwarded with First class
2Ms. Lynne Ainsworth

Australia
20132014

BBus Honours

(Full time)

Principal SupervisorWorkplace Bulling in Australian OrganisationsAwarded with First class
3Ms. Louise Lotz

Australia
20132014

BBus Honours

(Full time)

Principal SupervisorWork and family spill over in Australian OrganisationsOngoing
4Ms. Rebekah Carter

Australia
20132015

BBus Honours

(Full time)

Principal SupervisorTraining and development in Australian rural hospitalsOngoing

Professional Activities

Membership

  • Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM)
  • Australian and New Zealand Academy of International Business (ANZIBA)
  • Academy of Management (AOM), USA
  • Academy of International Business (AIB), USA
  • British Academy of Management (BAM)
  • European International Business Academy (EIBA),Brussel
  • Editorial Board, Human Resource Management Research
  • Editorial Board, International Business and Strategy Review

Reviewer for the following journals

  • International Journal of Human Resource Management
  • International Journal of Human Resource Management and Development (IJHRMD)
  • Cross Cultural Management - International Journal (CCI)
  • Human Resource Management Development International (MDI)
  • Bulletin of Economic Issues (BEI)
  • Education, Business and Society (EBS)
  • Contemporary Management Research: An International Journal (CM)
  • ANZAM and Journal of Management and Organization (JMO)
  • International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management (IJPPM)
  • Employee Relations: An International Journal (ER)
  • International Journal of Organizational Analysis (IJOA)
  • Human Resource Management Research (HRMR)

Grants and Awards

Awards

  • Academic Excellence Award, Faculty of Business 2011
  • Won the Best paper award at ANZAM, 2014
  • Won the Second Best paper award at AIB-MENA, 2015

Research Grants

Name of all Chief InvestigatorsTitle of GrantYearAmount of GrantType of GrantGranting Agency
Dr. Ramudu BhanugopanWorkplace Bullying and Aggression in Australian Organisations2014$13 000Compact grantFaculty of Business, CSU
Dr. Ramudu Bhanugopan &  
Dr. Pamela Lockhart
Interactive Leadership and Employee Voice2015-2016$10 000Compact grantFaculty of Business, CSU
Dr. Ramudu Bhanugopan &
Dr. Hussain Rammal
Gandhian Philosophy and Leadership Behaviour of Indian Managers2013$10 000Compact grantFaculty of Business, CSU
Dr. Ramudu Bhanugopan,
Dr. Rob Macklin & Dr. Le Ge (Vivian)
The institutionalisation of ethics in organisations: Perceptions of Australian managers2010-2011$2600Seed GrantFaculty of Business, CSU
Dr. Ramudu Bhanugopan,
Dr. Rob Herriot, Mr. Tony Bush, Mr. Antony Jarratt &
Dr. Vivian
Assessing Internet readiness of CSU enrolled students in China using the MEBIR (Management Education by Internet Readiness) scale2009-2010$2600Seed GrantFaculty of Business, CSU
Dr. Ramudu BhanugopanEmployability of graduates in China2008-2009$3000Seed grantFaculty of Business, CSU
Dr. Ramudu BhanugopanInteractive leadership practices of expatriate managers in China: Strategic implications for cultural convergence and intercultural competence2009-2012$5000OPEL Grant

CSU

Dr. Ramudu Bhanugopan & Professor Alan Fish
Personal well-being and intercultural interaction interventions for cross-border manager adjustment: Investigation of construct validity using structural equation modelling2004-2005$5000Asia-Pacific Research GrantFaculty of Commerce, CSU

External Grants

Chief investigators (in the order used to submit the grant)Title of the GrantFundingFunding bodyStart and End Date
Mark Morrison &
Ramudu Bhanugopan
Aged Care Workforce Reform Project 'Building communities of practice$25,000CareWest2012-2013
Shane Thomas,
Ramudu Bhanugopan &
Joanna Carlisle
My life, My people, and My community$100,000Headspace2015-2016