Dr Swati Nagar

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Lecturer, International Business, Strategy and Entrepreneurship

Phone: 09-9219999 ext: 5093

Email: swati.nagar@aut.ac.nz

Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. (AUT)
  • M.Phil (AUT)
  • Masters of Professional Business Studies (AUT)
  • PGCert (AUT)
  • GradDip (AUT)
  • PGDip (M.S. University)
  • B. Com (Hons) (M.S. University)

Memberships and Affiliations:

  • Centre of Occupational Health and Safety (Faculty of Business, Economics and Law, AUT)
  • Academy of International Business
  • Australia and New Zealand International Business Academy
  • American Chamber of Commerce

Biography:

Specialising in International Business, Swati Nagar has over 14 years of academic experience. Teaching across Management and Economics disciplines, she has worked at several Australian University satellite campuses in New Zealand including University of Wollongong, La Trob and the University of Southern Queensland. 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 Business and Culture, Business in Asia 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 include the internationalisation of service firms in emerging markets, international construction & labour markets and outsourcing & corporate ethical conduct. She is a member of the Academy of International Business, Australia and New Zealand International Business Academy (ANZIBA) and the American Chamber of Commerce. She serves as a reviewer for the International Journal of Emerging Markets.

She joined AUT in 2009.

Teaching Areas:

  • Business and Culture
  • Business in Asia
  • International Business Strategy and Management

Research Areas:

  • Internationalisation of Service Firms in Emerging Markets
  • International Construction & Labour Markets
  • Outsourcing and Corporate Governance

Research Summary:

As an emerging researcher in International Business, Swati is particularly interested in developing a research career with a strong focus on Internationalisation of Service SMEs in the Asia-Pacific, International Construction & Dynamics of the Labour Market in Asia and Corporate Ethical Conduct & Outsourcing. In addition to International Business, her publication record also draws upon International Management Studies.

As an example, she is currently interested in exploring the ethical dimensions of low-cost labour sourcing, and the use of forms of international outsourcing. She has started the initial stages of this research strand, with the commencement of the following preliminary joint research project:

Bringing the Principles of Responsible Management Education (PRME) into the Australasian International Business Classroom: The Case of the Cambodian Garment Industry (Research by Dr. Swati Nagar and Dr. Fiona Hurd (co-lead))

The intent of this project is to understand the impact inward foreign investment has had on the apparel sector in Cambodia as well as analyse the human costs associated within a booming yet impoverished garment industry. As a contribution, the project team seeks to synthesise information from primary and secondary sources to propose technical policy briefs for multinationals, industry and other constituent stakeholders that play a vital role in improving the nature of operations when outsourcing especially to the emerging/underdeveloped markets in Asia. As an early contribution, a conference paper from this project was recently presented at the Academy of International Business Conference, AIB – Dubai, 2017. This project has attracted NZ$3000 funding from the PRME Movers Fund. The project was also granted a NZ$6000 fund as a part of the summer studentship from the Faculty of Business, Economics and Law (AUT).

Current Research Projects:

  • ‘Globalisation of Markets, Firms and Home and Host Country Advantage’, to be published by Cambridge University Press (SENSE Ranking A).
  • Bringing the Principles of Responsible Management Education (PRME) into the Australasian International Business Classroom: The Case of the Cambodian Garment Industry (Research by Dr. Swati Nagar and Dr. Fiona Hurd (co-lead)).

Publications:

Journal articles and book chapters:
  • Nagar, S. (2018). Globalisation of Markets, Firms and Home and Host Country Advantages. Book Chapter, Cambridge University Press, Proposed publication 2018. 
  • Lamm, F., Nagar, S., Moore, D., Rasmussen, E. & Serganent, M. (2017). Under Pressure: OHS of Vulnerable Workers in the Construction Industry. New Zealand Journal of Employment Relations.
  • Enderwick, P. & Nagar, S. (2010). The IPL and Indian Cricket: Innovation in the Face of Tradition. Journal of Sponsorship, 3(2): 130-143.
  • Enderwick, P. & Nagar, S. (2010). The Competitive Challenge of Emerging Markets: The Case of Medical Tourism. International Journal of Emerging Markets.
  • Nagar, S. & Enderwick, P. (2009). India: the next opportunity? Opportunities and Challenges. The University of Auckland Business Review, 11(1): 1-11.

Conference Publications:
  • 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 (Research Project funded by the UN) (Conference Paper: Accepted at the Annual Academy of International Business conference, 2017 Dubai) (Proposed submission to the Journal of International Business Education, January 2018). 
  • Nagar, S. (2016). The Impact of Casual Employment on Labour Productivity in the New Zealand Civil Construction Sector (Conference Paper: Accepted at Middlesex University conference).
  • Nagar, S. (2015). Role of Firm-Specific Advantages in the Internationalisation of Small and Medium Sized Family Businesses    (Conference Proceedings, Extended Abstract submitted to Global Strategy Journal Special Issue Workshop Conference, November 2015).
  • Chong, J. & Nagar, S. (2015). Stock Market Reaction and Firm Investment in Enterprise System – A Case of European Firms (Research Paper: Accepted at EMCIS 2015 conference, Greece – Won Best Paper Award).
  • Nagar, S. & Enderwick, P. (2014). New Zealand Construction and Engineering Firms: Overcoming Challenges to Internationalisation (ANZIBA 2014 Conference Proceedings, University of Auckland, New Zealand).
  • Nagar, S. & Enderwick, P. (2012) Institutional Uncertainty and Emerging Market Multinationals: The Crafar Case (AIB US Chapter 2012 Conference Proceedings, Florida Atlantic University, Fort Lauderdale, US).
  • Nagar, S. & Enderwick, P. (2012) New Zealand Construction and Engineering Firms: Overcoming Barriers to Internationalisation – Preliminary Findings (EIBA 2012 Workshop Paper, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK).

Awards:

  • Graduate Assistantship from the Faculty of Business, Economics and Law (AUT) (2009-2013).
  • Granted NZD$3000 funding from the PRME Movers Fund for a joint research project from the Faculty of Business, Economics and Law (AUT).
  • Granted a NZD$6000 fund from the Faculty of Business, Economics and Law (AUT).