Dr Swati Nagar

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Lecturer

Email: swati.nagar@aut.ac.nz

ORCID: ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1193-2383

Qualifications:

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Auckland University of Technology
  • Master of Philosophy, Auckland University of Technology
  • PG Cert, Auckland University of Technology
  • GradCert, Auckland University of Technology
  • B.Com (Honors), Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda

Overview:

Specialising in International Business, Swati Nagar has over 17 years of academic experience. Currently employed at the Department of International Business, Strategy and Entrepreneurship, AUT, she teaches a range of International Business papers on Undergraduate, Postgraduate and MBA programmes. Her teaching interests include Current Issues in International Business, Business Strategy and International Business Strategy and Management. Her doctoral thesis entitled – Internationalisation of New Zealand Civil Construction Firms: Opportunities & Challenges in Asia – investigated the barriers New Zealand civil construction firms are most likely to encounter when considering infrastructure development projects in emerging Asia.

Her current research interests lie in three areas -
1. Examining the nature and extent of labour exploitation present in global value chains (Modern Slavery)
2. Pedagogical research that examines the relationship between student characteristics and experiential learning
3. The future of geographic labour mobility

She is a member of the Academy of International Business, Australia and New Zealand International Business Academy (ANZIBA) and the American Chamber of Commerce.

Research interests:

Examining the nature and extent of labour exploitation present in global value chains (modern slavery).

The relationship between student characteristics and experiential learning in executive education.

Implications of the current international trade climate in New Zealand.


Current Research Projects:
Sen. R & Nagar, S. (2020) Learning from experience: how our universities can turn the international student crisis into an opportunity, The Conversation.

Nagar, S. & Hurd, F. (2020) Addressing Modern Slavery in the IB Classroom – Are We Doing Enough?, AIB Insights.

Hurd, F &Nagar, S. (2019) Bringing the PRME into the International Business Classroom: An Experiential Exercise in Ethical Decision-Making in the New Zealand Context Journal of International Business Education 14: 245-264.

Teaching summary:

Dynamic Environment
Business Strategy
Futures of International Business
International Business Management
International Business Management and Strategy

Fields of research:

  • Business and Management
  • International Business

Professional activities:

Appointment, affiliation, and membership

  • Committee member, Faculty of Business, Economics and Law, AUT (2020)
  • Member, American Chamber of Commerce (2017 - ongoing)
  • Member, Centre of Occupational Health and Safety (2017 - ongoing)
  • Committee member, Faculty of Business, Economics and Law, AUT (2015 - 2019)
  • Member, Australia and New Zealand International Business Academy (2013 - ongoing)
  • Member, Academy of International Business (2009 - ongoing)

Editorship, reviewing, examining, and judging

  • Reviewer, Palgrave Macmillian (2020)
  • Reviewer, Journal of International Business Education (2020)
  • Reviewer, H VORARLBERG, University of Applied Sciences, Dornbirn, Austria (2019)
  • Reviewer, Australasian Marketing Journal (2018)
  • Reviewer, Cambridge University Press (2017 - 2019)
  • Reviewer, Palgrave Macmillian (2017)

Facilitation, networking and collaboration

  • Organiser, WorkSafeBC (2018)
  • Conference Organiser, The 6th International Conference on Precarious Work and Vulnerable Workers (2018)

Contribution to academic environment

  • Advisor, Faculty of Business, Economics and Law, AUT (2018)

Outreach and engagement

  • Research Article (2020)
  • Judging (2018)

Research outputs:

Journal articles

  • Hurd, F., & Nagar, S. (2019). Bringing the PRME into the international business classroom: An experiential exercise in ethical decision-making in the New Zealand context. Journal of International Business Education, 14, 245-264. Retrieved from https://www.neilsonjournals.com/JIBE/abstractjibe14hurdnagar.html

  • Lamm, F., Moore, D., Nagar, S., Rasmussen, E., & Sargeant, M. (2017). Under pressure: OHS of vulnerable workers in the construction industry. New Zealand Journal of Employment Relations, 42(2).

  • Enderwick, P., & Nagar, S. (2011). The Competitive Challenge of Emerging Markets: The Case of Medical Tourism. International Journal of Emerging Markets, 6(4).

Book chapters

  • Nagar, S. (2019). Drivers and challenges of internationalising firms. In A. Verbeke, R. E. Roberts, D. Delaney, P. Zámborský, P. Enderwick, & S. Nagar (Eds.), Contemporary international business in the Asia-Pacific region (pp. 38-83). Cambridge University Press. doi:10.1017/9781316999615.004

  • Enderwick, P. (2019). Emerging economies. In A. Verbeke, R. E. Roberts, D. Delaney, P. Zamborsky, P. Enderwick, & S. Nagar (Eds.), Contemporary international business in the Asia-Pacific Region (pp. 180-210). Sydney: Cambridge University Press. doi:10.1017/9781316999615.008

  • Nagar, S., & Hurd, F. (2019). Experiential learning in the executive education international business classroom: The Importance of context. In M. A. Gonzalez-Perez, K. Lynden, & V. Taras (Eds.), The Palgrave handbook of learning and teaching international business and management (pp. 915-951). Palgrave Macmillan. Retrieved from https://www.palgrave.com/gp/book/9783030204143

Conference contributions

  • Lamm, F., Nagar, S., & Tipples, R. (2019). Human capability framework and migrant workers: A review of New Zealand recognised seasonal worker scheme. In ADAPT 2019 International Conference"Labour is not a Commodity" Today: The Value of Work and its Rules between Innovation and Tradition. Bergamo: ILO Adapt. Retrieved from http://internationalconference.adapt.it/

  • Hurd, F., & Nagar, S. (2017). Bringing the principles of responsible management education (PRME) into the Australasian international business classroom: The case of the Cambodian garment industry. In Proceedings of the 59th Annual Meeting of the Academy of International Business:The contribution of MNEs to building sustainable societies (pp. 238). Dubai: Academy of International Business. Retrieved from https://aib.msu.edu/events/2017/

  • Nagar, S. (2016). Casual employment and labour productivity: A case of the New Zealand civil construction sector. In Fifth International Conference on Precarious Work and Vulnerable Workers. London: Middlesex University London. Retrieved from http://www.mdx.ac.uk/

  • Nagar, S. (2015). The role of firm-specific advantages in the internationalisation of small- and medium-sized family businesses: Evidence from New Zealand. In Family Firms in the Global Economy: GSJ special issue workshop. Milan. Retrieved from https://www.eko.polimi.it/index.php/GSJSpecialConferenceDIG/FamilyFirms

  • Chong, J. (2015). Market reactions to enterprise systems investments in an European economy: An event study. In Proceedings of the 12th annual European, Mediterranean and Middle Eastern Conference on Information Systems (EMCIS). .

  • Chong, J. L. L., Nagar, S., & Wang, X. (2015). Market reactions to enterprise systems investments in European economies: An event study. In Proceedings of the 12th European, Mediterranean & Middle Eastern Conference on Information Systems (EMCIS) (pp. 282-291). Athens: EMCIS. Retrieved from http://emcis2015.emcis.eu/EMCISfiles/Proceedings.pdf

  • Enderwick, P., & Nagar, S. (2014). New Zealand construction and engineering firms: Overcoming challenges to internationalisation. In ANZIBA 2014 – ‘Institutions, Organisations and Markets: New International Business Research Opportunities’. Auckland.

  • Nagar, S., & Enderwick, P. (2012). New Zealand construction and engineering firms: Overcoming challenges to internationalisation. In 38th EIBA Annual Conference: International Business and Sustainable Development. Brighton. Retrieved from http://www.eiba.org/r/past-conferences

  • Enderwick, P., & Nagar, S. (2012). Institutional uncertainty and emerging market multinationals: The Crafar case. In Academy of International Business Southeast USA 2012 Annual Conference. Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Theses

  • Nagar, S. (2015). Internationalisation of New Zealand civil construction firms - Opportunities and challenges in Asia. (Auckland University of Technology, Auckland). Retrieved from https://aut.researchgateway.ac.nz/

Working paper/discussions

  • Nagar, S., & Enderwick, P. (2013). New Zealand Construction and Engineering Firms: Overcoming Challenges to Internationalisation – Paper submitted to International Marketing Review (Special Issue).

Other outputs

  • Sen, R., & Nagar, S. (2020). Learning from experience: How our universities can turn the international student crisis into an opportunity. In The Conversation. https://theconversation.com/learning-from-experience-how-our-universities-can-turn-the-international-student-crisis-into-an-opportunity-139202. Retrieved from https://theconversation.com/

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