Sachin SuknunanUniversity of KwaZulu-Natal | ukzn · Graduate School of Business and Leadership
Doctor of Business Administration
Projects, Interdisciplinary Research, Academic Supervisor, Reviewer, Qualitative Statistician...and a Continuous learner
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Dr. Sachin Suknunan currently works at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN). Sachin holds a Doctorate from UKZN which focused on the role of Knowledge Management and Business Intelligence in strategy development and competitiveness within an African Higher Education context. In addition, he supervises Masters and Doctoral students from various schools/disciplines at UKZN thereby maintaining his inter-disciplinary research experience whilst contributing to UKZN research output. Sachin has a passion for Higher Education and knowledge creation/dissemination and emphasises 'knowledge' as the key source of empowerment and development.
January 2008 - April 2022
- Multi-disciplinary Researcher, Supervisor, Projects
January 2012 - December 2014
University of KwaZulu-Natal
Field of study
- Interdisciplinary Research, Management, Business Intelligence, Knowledge Management, Information Systems, Qualitative Statistics
There is little research on the impact of environmental costs on plastic manufacturing companies' financial performance and sustainability. This paper aims to explore the relationship between environmental costs and financial performance of two large national plastic manufacturing companies, namely Bowler Metcalf Limited (BML) and Nampak Ltd, betwe...
Leadership theories have underpinned significant leadership studies and practices which span decades. Despite the plethora of research on different leadership theories and styles, there is minimal research exploring the relationship between previous leadership theories and the ethical leadership style. Previous research has shown that the ethical l...
The study aimed to address the management and its impact on the age and tenure cohort at a higher education institution. An overview of what constitutes the characteristics of managers as well as a discourse between leadership and management skills is provided. The study adopted a mixed method design comprising a quantitative approach for employees...
Organizational performance can be seen as dependent on employee job performance and productivity. One of the factors that influence employee job performance and productivity is the working relationship between employees and their managers. This paper examines the influence of the relationship between employees and their managers on enhancing emplo...
The study shows that a patriarchal society where women are still in the minority when it comes to leadership positions is still dominating. A few studies are exploring the role of women in leadership in government and industry, and very little focus is paid on higher education institutions and more especially – from a female leadership perspective....
A brief Presentation outlining the approaching Industry 6.0 and the role of MIS thereof. It is meant to stimulate thinking in this direction. The presentation is aligned to a South African setting.
The study was conducted in 2017 and aimed to determine university students’ attitudes and mindset towards HIV prevention and HIV Testing and Services (HTS). It sought to establish the thoughts and perceptions of the students in relation to the current HIV and AIDS awareness programmes and to what extent such programmes influenced the mindset, attit...
Ongoing difficulties in promoting employee commitment confront the domain of higher education, hence, the importance of staff to help achieve institutional goals grows. For this to happen, employee engagement is key. This paper examined the issues of engagement or disengagement amongst employees, including job grades and the factors influencing thi...
The benefits that Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems can offer organizations are the primary reason behind their popularity. However, employees` satisfaction is one of the factors that affect ERP system benefits, while employees` expectations of such systems affect their satisfaction. The study aimed to identify and investigate how employee...
The research has shown that many leaders lack ethical practice, but training and development geared towards ethical leadership can serve to bridge this gap in theory and practice. This paper focuses primarily on the key aspect of training and development to promote more ethical leadership within a higher education institution setting. The data were...
Ethical leadership has become a fundamental building block amongst the corporate organizations globally. However, minimal research evidence was found from a higher education institution (HEI) perspective, including the evidence from a South African higher education setting. Due to the lack of research linking the ethical leadership's style and empl...
In South Africa, scholarship on the teaching practice learning experiences for students with disabilities is a relatively new area of sociological inquiry. Social justice arrangements in the South African Higher Education policy frameworks identify the equity imperative as being of critical importance for social redress and transformation for all s...
As shown by research and as also numerously quoted, KwaZulu-Natal is the HIV epicentre of the world with an infection rate in some areas of up to 40% of the national infection rate (UNAIDS, 2016). This calls for innovative and attainable models to address the pandemic (and other related issues (termed as HIV and related)). Therefore, in response to...
The role of knowledge management as a strategic intervention in higher education in developing economies has not been studied extensively. Higher education plays a central role in a country’s economy through knowledge creation and dissemination to its stakeholders. The main purpose of this article was to examine the role and influence of knowledge...
Is there such a thing as "too much research", or "over- researching" a specific area/topic? What can be the consequences or benefits (if any)? Will we reach a point of research fatigue?
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1. Sharing & recommending publications. 2. Connecting with colleagues. 3. Seeking new collaborations. Внедрение на нашей планете предложенного и разработанного автором источника чистой энергии-нано-энергетики Шестого экономического уклада -единственного в мире безвредного, возобновляемого, эффективного, воспроизводимого, устойчивого и дешевого источника энергии даёт возможность выжить человечеству в замкнутом пространстве тропосферы на планете Земля в условии чрезвычайного отравления атмосферы отходами производства промышленности-отходящими газами и запредельными количествами промышленных и бытовых отходов на поверхности планеты, сохранив при этом иммунитет населения, так как топливом для предложенной Кулаковым нано энергетики новой технологической парадигмы являются все отходы жизнедеятельности самого же человечества.