Manjit Singh Sandhu

School: The Business School
Department: Management
Position: Senior Lecturer
Location: RMIT Saigon South

Prior to joining RMIT Vietnam, he was a faculty member at the School of Busines, Monash University Malaysia from 2007-2022.

  • Graduate Certificate in Higher Education, Monash University (2013) 
  • Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA), Charles Sturt University, Australia (2003-2007) 
  • Strategic Management 
  • International Business 
  • Organisational Change and Development 

His principal research interest lies in several closely related domains in management specifically focusing on the following topics: 

  • International Business: (Internationalisation of firms, mode of entry, institutional theory and IB, knowledge flow in MNCs, International entrepreneurship  
  • Corporate Social Responsibility and business ethics: (CSR communication, Convergence and Divergence of CSR practices, Ethical climate, CSR practices among SMEs, Institutional theory and CSR.  
  • Knowledge Management:  Knowledge Sharing/Knowledge Hiding 

He would like to align myself to the following clusters: 

  • Sustainable Development 
  • Scholarship of Learning in Higher Education 
  • Managing smart Transformation 


  • Kaul, S. C., Sandhu, M. S., & Alam, Q. (2022). Why disability mainstreaming is good for business. A new narrative, Journal of Business Ethics.Vol 177, Issue 4.pg861-873; (ABDC: A, Q1; ABS:3) (Financial Times 50).
  • Koay, K. Y., Sandhu, M. S., Tjiptono, F., & Watabe, M. (2022). Understanding employees’ knowledge hiding behaviour: the moderating role of market culture. Behaviour & Information Technology, Vol 41, issue 41, pp.694-711; (ABDC :A; Q1; ABS: 2)
  • Koay, K. Y., Tjiptono, F., & Sandhu, M. S. (published online). Digital piracy among consumers in a developing economy: A comparison of multiple theory-based models. Journal of Retailing and Consumer Services, 55, 102075.(ABDC :A; Q1; ABS:2)
  • Koay, K. Y., Tjiptono, F., & Sandhu, M. S. (2021). Predicting consumers' digital piracy behaviour: does past experience matter?. International Journal of Emerging Markets. (ABDC :B; Q2)
  • Kaul, S.C, Sandhu, M.S. and Alam, Q. (2019), "Researching the history of marginalized issues in management research: A proposed interpretive framework", Journal of Management History, Vol. 25 No. 2, pp. 237-256. (ABDC:B; Q1)
  • Kaul, S. C., Sandhu, M. S., & Alam, Q. (2021). The lepers, lunatics, the lame, the blind, the infirm and the making of asylums and benevolent charities: the Indian merchant class and disability in colonial India. Journal of Management History. (ABDC :B, Q1; ABS: 1) 
  • Cheong, A., Sandhu, M. S., Edwards, R., & Poon, W. C. (2019). Subsidiary knowledge flow strategies and purpose of expatriate assignments. International Business Review, 28(3), 450-462. (ABDC :A,; Q1; ABS:3) (Scopus)(Impact factor: 2.754) (

Book Chapters

  • Varaden, S., Sandhu, M. S., & Tjiptono, F. (2020). Migrant Workers and Corporate Social Responsibility: Workplace Practices. Industry and Higher Education: Case Studies for Sustainable Futures, 207.Springer. 
  • Puri, P, Sandhu, M.S., Vaithilingam S (2018) “Air Transport Security in Malaysia”. In Joseph Szyliowicz, J and Zamparini, L(Eds), Air Transport Security: Challenges and National Policies(pp.199-230). Edward Elgar Publishing (2018)

Conference papers

  • Benozir, M; Sandhu, M.S; Uddin, F and Au, W.C(2017). Diaspora Entrepreneurship: Role of Social Networking. European International Business Academy (EIBA) Conference Milan, Italy, Dec 2017. 
  • Varaden, S; Sandhu, M.S. and Tjiptono, F. (2017). Business Response to Workplace Issues: A case of Migrant Workers in the Mauritian Textile Industry. Academy of Management Conference 2017, Atlanta, Georgia, US.5-8 Aug, 2017.
  • Kaul, S.C; Sandhu, M.S. and Alam, Q (2016). "Asylum,Bequeaths and Charities:Business Response to Disability in Colonial India"". Academy of Management, Anaheim, California, Aug 6-9, 2016. 
  • Ali, R; Sandhu, M.S. and Au, W.C. (2016)_Corporate Social Responsibility in Indian Family Firms: A Socioemotional Wealth Perspective". Academy of Management, Anaheim, California, Aug 6-9, 2016.BEST PAPER

He secured the following three Fundamental Research Grants (FRGS) from the Malaysian Government (one as principal investigator and two as co-investigator)

  • 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 to completion nine (9) PhD students since 2010 (in 12 years). Five (5) of them as main supervisor and four (4) as associate supervisor. 

Currently he is supervising two students from Monash university Malaysia as an external supervisor. 


  • 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, Aug 6-9, 2016. 
  • Academy of International Business (AIB)-MENA Chapter: Best Paper: Management, People, Knowledge & Organisations. Sandhu, M.S;Goh, S.K  Organisational climate, trust and knowledge sharing: insights from selected multinational firms in Malaysia (Organised by Univesity of Wollongong, Dubai, Dec 2010). 
  • Monash University Malaysia PVC’s award for Excellence in Research, Round 2, 2011. 
  • Monash University Malaysia PVC’s award for Excellence in Research, Round 2, 2008. 
  • Outstanding Contribution -Research and Publication Award Tun Abdul Razak University 2005. 


In the last three years, he has consistently demonstrated excellence in teaching.  The following commendations were received in the last few years. 

Between 2019 and 2021, he received four (4) blue letters (score above 4.30) and one (purple) letter (score above 4.75) from DVC education, Monash University Australia. He has consistently achieved teaching  scores above 4.30 for both his postgraduate and undergraduate courses. This is achieved through active learning techniques and innovative program design. 

  • 2015: Conducted an industrial training program for Malaysian German Chamber of Commerce (MGCC): he facilitated the first two Certified Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Modules (Social Challenges and CSR concepts) 
  • 2016: Conducted an  entrepreneurship training workshop for university students (funded by Federation of Malaysian Manaufacturers) which was held in Monash University Malaysia. Four modules were conducted. As the program director, he led and facilitated the first module on introduction to entrepreneurship. 
  • 2021: Appointed as an external examiner by Quest International University, Malaysia for MBA and DBA programs. His role was to a) assess quality of examination papers b) evaluate standard of marking c) evaluate the curriculum in terms of structure and quality 
  • 2007-2022   Senior Lecturer, School of Business, Monash University Malaysia.  
  • 2021-2022   Director of Professional Management/Director of MBA, School of Business, Monash University Malaysia. 
  • 2010 – 2021 Deputy Director of Research, School of Business, Monash University Malaysia. 
  • 2001- 2007   Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Head of Teaching and Learning, School of Business, Tun Abdul Razak University Malaysia 
  • 1994 – 1998 Assistant Lecturer, Mara Institute of Technology, Malaysia