Dr. Sugumar Mariappanadar, PhD MAPS CAHR, Peter Faber Business School, Australian Catholic University, Australia, is credited with the recognition as an internationally acclaimed professional who has helped shape innovative approaches to embed sustainability programs organisation wide. Fellow of College of Organisational Psychology &ndash Australian Psychological Society (APS) and a Certified Academic of Australian Human Resources Institute, Australia, he has more than 24 years of sustainable work practices research, consultancy, and teaching experience in Australia. His teaching covers sustainable human resource management, ethical leadership, organizational behaviour, human resource measurement, and culturally indigenous management practices.
In promoting corporate sustainability, he has joined with Insync Australia (2021), a multi-million company, to provide consultancy services to large global companies to implement holistic organisation sustainability.  He also has the distinction of writing the first monograph on Sustainable Human Resource Management: Strategies, Practices and Challenges published by Macmillan International, London (2019).
Dr. Mariappanadar has over 45 research publications in the field of management and sustainable work strategies and practices, based on which he has contributed in changes to international work health and safety standards GRI-403 (2018) set by the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) for Sustainability, Amsterdam. He was sponsored and invited by Organisation & Natural Environment Division and HR Division of the prestigious Academy of Management (USA &ndash 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022) to conduct workshops and caucus on sustainability and sustainable work practices and systems.
He has conducted workshops on embedding sustainability in organisations for professionals in Australia, Belgium, Germany, India, the USA and the Netherlands. He was interviewed by Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) Radio National &ndash &ldquoLife matters&rdquo program, In the Black magazine (CPA Australia) and The New Daily Newspaper to highlight the importance of embedding work practices for organisation sustainability.
LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sugumar-mariappanadar-1564342/
ResearchGate profile: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Sugumar-Mariappanadar
YouTube channel on &lsquoSustainability and Sustainable HRM&rsquo: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyxhZxTT3nC_S5itUKeeWgA
Mariappanadar, S. (2016). Health Harm of Work from the Sustainable HRM perspective: Scale Development and Validation. International Journal of Manpower, 37(6, 924-944 (ABDC - A ranked).
Mariappanadar, S. (2014). Stakeholder harm index: A framework to review work intensification from the critical HRM perspective, Human Resource Management Review, 24(4): 313-329 (ABDC ranked A - Ranked as the world&rsquos top journal in the field of HRM for theoretical research).
Mariappanadar, S. (2014). Sustainable HRM: A counter to minimize the externality of downsizing. In Ina Ehnert, Wesley Harr and Klaus J. Zink (Eds.), Sustainability and Human Resource Management. Springer Publisher, 181 - 203. (Book chapter)
CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE SCIENCE (NEW THEORIES) OF THE EMERGING FIELD OF SUSTAINABLE HRM
In a published review of literature (Macke & Genari 2019 - Q1 journal - top 10% in the SCImago), I have been attributed to one of the earliest researchers (since 2003) who continues to contribute to shaping the new and emerging field of sustainable. My research journey in the field of sustainable HRM started with a funding from the Swinburne University of Technology and subsequently more fundings from the Monash University and Australian Catholic University.
I, along with other international scholars, have made important contributions to the science of sustainable HRM to extend the strategic HRM literature (HR for profit maximization) which dominated the field of HRM for more than 35 years. I have indicated the new theories and publications in which those theories were published in shaping the emerging field of sustainable HRM. These contributions to the science of sustainable HRM are evidence for my international recognition and standing in the field to facilitate organisations to implement corporate sustainability business strategy for common good. The articles listed here also indicated in the publications list, my intention is not to &ldquodouble-dip&rdquo these publications but to highlight my salient contributions to the science of sustainable HRM.
YouTube channel on Sustainability and Sustainable HRM: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyxhZxTT3nC_S5itUKeeWgA
Invited to deliver Keynote address
International Workshops Conducted (Last 5 years)
I have previously conducted workshops on sustainable HRM for organizational psychologists in Australia, and for HRM researchers and practitioners in Belgium, Germany, India, New Zealand and the Netherlands. My workshop proposals on sustainable HRM have been accepted in the American Academy of Management (AOM) meetings (2019 - 2021) and International Industrial and Organisational Psychology conference 2019 & 2021.
Research Impact - Contributed to changes to international work health and safety standards GRI-403 (2018): Submissions made to Global Report Initiatives (GRI) for Sustainability, Amsterdam for revising international standards (GRI 403) on occupational health through International public consultations. My submission was based on my research publications on sustainable HRM in which I indicated the need for providing an explanation for leading indicators of occupational health in the GRI 403 standards. I also emphasized in the submission that the explanations for leading indicators for occupational health standards will engage large corporations to develop management practices that can prevent and improve the occupational health of employees and to disclose this in their GRI reports. The Global Sustainability Standards Board accepted my submission and incorporated it in the final published standards.
Patent and copyright for HR Analytics software: I have individually conceptualized and jointly own the copyright for eMonstro®, an HR Analytics software, for managing employees&rsquo performance in achieving Key Performance Indicators (KPI), based on my consultancy research for AXA Australia (2006).  The HR Analytics software was developed based on the understanding of employees&rsquo organisational behaviour (personal, job and organisational culture drivers) for improving KPIs like low productivity, high employee turnover, high absenteeism etc. I have jointly designed and developed the software with an industry partner (Sakshi Automation Solutions (P) Ltd., an Indian software company). The HR Analytics software provides a detailed insight into personal, job and organisational cultural drivers for improving KPIs. It helps managers to have a strategic approach to solving management issues and has the potential to save millions of dollars annually for the company because of evidence based HR and management practices.
Playing tennis, gardening and Indian cooking.
2003 - current: Senior Lecturer - Centre for Sustainable HRM and Wellbeing, Peter Faber Business School, Australian Catholic University.
2000 - 2003: Lecturer - Department of Management, Monash University, Australia.
Earlier Dr. Sugumar Mariappanadar also worked as Lecturer at Swinburne University of Technology, Australia, and Department of Management Studies, Anna University, Chennai, India.
Fellow                                     - APS College of Organisational Psychologists
Elected Member                      - Australian Psychological Society (APS)
Certified Academic &ndash HR       - Australian Human Resources Institute
Member                                   - Academy of Management (US)
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