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Raghuvar Dutt Pathak

University of south pacific


Professor Raghuvar Dutt Pathak (Professor of Management) is the Head of the Graduate School of Business and Director of MBA programme. He teaches Organisational Behaviour on the MBA programme. He joined USP in 1999 and was Professor& Head of the Department of Management & Public Administration (MPA) for 6 years. He was also Acting Associate Dean (Research and Graduate Affairs) at 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’ in the Manchester Business School, UK; 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  and also Vice-Chancellor’s awards for Research Excellence.   He has more than 20 years of postgraduate (MBA) teaching experience and has published 3 research based books and more than 75 research papers in reputed refereed journals such as: Personality and Individual Differences (PAID); European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology; International Journal of Project Management; Public Organization Review: A Global Journal; International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal; Journal of Engineering and Technology Management. 

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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 five 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 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.  

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