Manjit Singh Sandhu

School: The Business School
Department: Management
Position: Senior Lecturer
Location: RMIT Saigon South
ORCID: 0000-0003-0743-2925

Dr Manjit is currently the Senior Program Manager in charge of the ‘Management and Change Major as well as a Senior Lecturer at The Business School (TBS), RMIT Vietnam Saigon Campus. Prior to this he was a Senior Lecturer at the School of Business, Monash University Malaysia where he held several leadership positions.

His principal research interest lies in several closely related domains in management specifically focusing on the following topics: internationalization of firms, knowledge sharing/hiding, entrepreneurship and sustainability (CSR, ethics). 

  • Graduate Certificate in Higher Education (Monash University, Australia)
  • Doctorate in Business Administration (Charles Sturt University)
  • Masters in Business Administration (University Tun Abdul Razak)
  • Bachelors in Economics (IIU, Malaysia)

  • Management 

  • Internationalization of firms
  • Knowledge sharing/hiding
  • Entrepreneurship and sustainability (CSR, ethics)

More than 30 articles and book chapters in the last 20 years. Here are some of his papers published in top journals:

  • Organisational culture's influence on tacit knowledge‐sharing behaviour, V Suppiah, M Singh Sandhu, Journal of knowledge management 15 (3), 462-477 (2011)
  • Entrepreneurship barriers and entrepreneurial inclination among Malaysian postgraduate students, M Singh Sandhu, S Fahmi Sidique, S Riaz, International journal of entrepreneurial behavior & research 17 (4), 428-449 (2011)
  • Knowledge sharing among public sector employees: evidence from Malaysia, MS Sandhu, KK Jain, IUK bte Ahmad, International Journal of Public Sector Management 24 (3), 206-226 (2011)
  • Understanding employees’ knowledge hiding behaviour: The moderating role of market culture, KY Koay, MS Sandhu, F Tjiptono, M Watabe, Behaviour & Information Technology 41 (4), 694-711 (2022)
  • Subsidiary knowledge flow strategies and purpose of expatriate assignments, A Cheong, MS Sandhu, R Edwards, WC Poon, International Business Review 28 (3), 450-462 (2019)
  • Digital piracy among consumers in a developing economy: A comparison of multiple theory-based models, KY Koay, F Tjiptono, MS Sandhu, Journal of Retailing and Consumer Services 55, 102075 (2020)
  • Predicting consumers' digital piracy behaviour: does past experience matter?, KY Koay, F Tjiptono, MS Sandhu, International Journal of Emerging Markets 17 (9), 2397-2419 (2021)
  • Why Disability Mainstreaming is Good for Business: A New Narrative, SC Kaul, Q Alam, MS Sandhu, Journal of Business Ethics 177 (4), 861 -873, (2022)
  • Researching the history of marginalized issues in management research: A proposed interpretive framework, SC Kaul, MS Sandhu, Q Alam, Journal of Management History 25 (2), 237-256 (2019)



He has received research grants amounting to AUD110k during his tenure at Monash University Malaysia:

  • Developing an Integrity Measurement Instrument to assess Integrity Climate of Organizations operating in Malaysia (RM63200) (Principal Investigator) (2014-2017)
  •  A Model of Global CSR Integration for Corporate Survival and Growth for MNCs in Malaysia (RM83000) (Co-Investigator) (2014-2017)
  • Modelling economic and environmental performance of upcycling palm oil biomass waste to bio-organic fertilisers framework (RM82,200) (Co-investigator) (2018-2021)

He has supervised  11 PhD students to completion during his time at Monash University Malaysia. He is currently working with two potential PhD students (from RMIT Vietnam)  who have submitted their proposals.


  • Outstanding Teaching Commendation from Deputy Vice President Education, Monash University Australia for the unit International Business Theory and Practice (Masters in International Business Program, Sem 2, 2020) (Overall score of 4.6/5)
  • Outstanding Teaching Commendation from Deputy Vice President Education, Monash University Australia for the unit Organizational Change and Development (Bachelor of Business and Commerce Program, Sem 2, 2020) (Overall score of 4.38/5)


  • Best paper Proceeding (Academy of Management, SIM division) - Ali, R; Sandhu, M.S. and Au, W.C. (2016) _Corporate Social Responsibility in Indian Family Firms: A Socio-emotional Wealth Perspective". Academy of Management, Anaheim, California, Aug6-9, 2016
  • Best paper award (Management Track) – World Business and Economics Research Conference. ‘’Effect of Trust on Knowledge Donating and Collecting: Evidence from Malaysian Universities’’: Goh, S.K, Taylor’s University, Malaysia and Sandhu, M.S. Monash University, Malaysia. Auckland, New Zealand, Dec, 2011
  • Best paper award, Academy of International Business (AIB)-MENA Chapter : Management, People, Knowledge & Organizations. Sandhu, M.S (Business School Monash University Malaysia, Malaysia) & Goh, S.K, Taylor’s University, Malaysia and Poon, W.L. (Business School Monash University Sunway Campus Malaysia, Malaysia), Organizational climate, trust and knowledge sharing: insights from selected multinational firms in Malaysia (Organized by University of Wollongong, Dubai, Dec 2010)

  • Socfin Company Ltd (Plantation Division) - Assistant
  • Manager (1991-1993)
  • Logistics Executive, Multimodal Private Limited (Haulier) (1993- 1994)

Academic Positions
  • Senior Lecturer , The Business School , RMIT University Vietnam (June 2022- now)
  • Senior Lecturer, Department of Management, School of Business, Monash University Malaysia (2011- April 2022)
  • Lecturer, Department of Management, School of Business, Monash University Malaysia (2007- 2011)
  • Assistant Professor/Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Business Administration
  • Lecturer, Faculty of Business Administration, Universiti Tun Abdul Razak (2000 – 2003)
  • Assistant Lecturer, Faculty of Business Administration Universiti Tun Abdul Razak (1998 – 2000)
  • Tutor, Center for Continuing Education (A level Program), Mara Institute of Technology University, Malaysia (1994- 1998)

Administrative Positions

  • Director Masters of Business Administration (MBA), School of Business, MUM (Jan 2021 – Oct 2021)
  • Program Leader, International Study Program (2016- now) (Organized Five International Study tours for the MIB program-12 days) (Jan 2016 -China (Shanghai, Ningbo and Hangzhou) and Korea (Seoul); Jan 2017- Vietnam (Saigon, Hanoi) and Japan (Tokyo)); Jan 2018- China (Chengdu, Chongqing), Korea( Seoul); Jan 2019 - Philippines (Manila), China (Beijing and Tianjin); Jan 2020- Eastern Europe -Czech Republic (Prague),Poland (Krakow and Warsaw))
  • Deputy Director, Graduate Research, School of Business, MUM (2011-2020)
  • Head Centre for Teaching and Learning, Faculty of Business Administration, Universiti Tun Abdul Razak (2006-2007)

Visiting Positions

  • Visiting Professor, Helsinki Business School (HELBUS), Helsinki, Finland.(Jan 2013 and Jan 2014) (3 weeks teaching assignment Corporate Strategy)
  • Visiting Professor, Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Brisbane, Australia (April 2011)*
  • Visiting Professor, Indian Institute of Management, Indore, India (IIM)(Feb, 2011)*

*Sabbatical (Jan - June 2011)