Sardana Khan

Sardana Khan
Central Queensland University · School of Business and Law

Doctor of Philosophy

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Introduction
ILO and SDG Decent Work Agenda Entrepreneurship and Small Business Human Resource Development in the Public Administration Sector Communication Skills for the Business Executives

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This exploratory study focuses on the impact of inclusive organisational climate on the members of Muslim Diaspora in the Western workforce. There are theories and evidence that view increasing diversity in the workforce as a positive rather than a negative phenomenon. This is one of the few research papers that exclusively focuses on the implicati...
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Situation faced: While it may be useful to have a comprehensive wardrobe given the desire to wear different outfits in a variety of situations, it is possible that there is a point where one can simply have too many clothes. This case study sheds light on how consumers in Australia make choices to dispose of and recycle clothing and how big retaile...
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Australia's aged care sector is in crisis, due to both increasing demand and workforce challenges such as indirect employment, poor pay and conditions, and high workloads. However, the sector is often discussed in homogeneous terms, with little attention to the complexity across public, private and not-for-profit service providers. Our research aim...
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While it may be useful to have a comprehensive wardrobe given the desire to wear different outfits in a variety of situations, it is possible that there is a point where one can simply have too many clothes. The objective of this research is to improve understanding of how consumers make choices to dispose of and recycle clothing and how SMEs can e...
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This paper examines the factors influencing the key managers’ decision to revive the declining small businesses using evidence from 25 troubled small businesses in Australia. Findings reveal that, managerial factors, i.e., cognition of decline, extent of personal and professional network, capabilities, motivation and leadership of the key managers...
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This study explores the clothing disposal and recycling behaviour of Australian consumers and how big retailers and fashion brands in Australia can profitably and sustainably facilitate clothing recycling and reuse. Underpinned by extant theories, this study examines the reasons for not wearing clothing items, the reasons for keeping items not worn...
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Reverse Product Placement (RPP) is a relatively new phenomenon in marketing, product, and branding literature and is described as the process of turning around traditional product placement or commercializing fictional products/brands. Reverse product placement has recently attracted attention from scholars; however, limited efforts have been made...
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The evolution of the student as consumer has been accompanied by corresponding developments in the marketing of higher education. This has both internal and external aspects. An integrated approach has been developed for higher education which employs the Extended Marketing Mix (7 P’s) will be coupled to Social Power theory to suggest how a unified...
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Challenges In Aligning Assessments To The Graduate Attribute Of 'Team Work' In The Online Learning And Teaching Platforms Group assessment in higher education system has its unique benefits and challenges compared to individual or other forms of assessments. Group assessment has often been unpopular among high distinction students due to the 'free...
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The aged care sector is a rapidly growing industry in the Australian economy due to an aging population and extended life expectations. One key challenge currently faced by the sector is to ensure the care workers' capacity to deliver high-quality care. Human resource management theories suggest that individual employee performance is contingent on...
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COVID-19 brought the aged-care sector into sharp focus, with work across multiple locations adding to transmission of the contagion, and casual jobs with no sick leave leaving workers with few options but to keep working whether healthy or not. Yet, much of the public debate has been through a healthcare lens, defining the problem in terms of the w...
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This article is about the Australian government's treatment of international students in the higher education sector during COVID-19 pandemic and the possible economic and long-term emotional repercussion of it. Australian Mosaic, (54), 53-54. Retrieved from https://fecca.org.au/publications/australian-mosaic/
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Recent studies suggest that a series of contextually appropriate and effective communication training package is demanded by the employers and HR practitioners in the job market. However, the ways to design an effective, comprehensive and sustainable communication development program for the business executives have rarely been explored in the exta...
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Several new forms of academic misconducts emerged in recent years in the tertiary education sector, predominantly due to the technology facilitated networking. Contract cheating is one of these contemporary trends that received much attention, whereas, a traditional form of cheating, i.e., cleaver paraphrasing often skips the policy radar. Underlyi...
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Many university students generally find independent study units to be challenging as this is deemed rather unusual to the more structured instructions of assessments they are used to. For many, this is an enormous task and for varying reasons, including all or some of the following: (1) many are in a quite different academic environment where they...
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Recurrent tragedies in factories across Asia in recent years have prompted efforts by the 'big fashion brands' and retailers to shore up their image in the face of adverse publicity and potential consumer boycotts. These events highlight widespread non-conformity with the United Nations' 8 th Sustainable Development Goal and International Labour Or...
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As increased application of artificial intelligence and robotics threatens to replace human jobs, the importance of soft skills such as ‘communication’ is at the forefront of ‘future of work’ discussions in recent years. This study argues that the communication skill of business executives comprises a total package of knowledge, skills, attitudes a...
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Some managers and scholars have attempted to transfer the western style human resource management (HRM) practices to the Chinese work environment over the years. This transplantation has been challenging due to the unique Chinese traditions and values. According to Davies, Leung, Luk & Wong (1995) the means of accessing resources in the Chinese org...
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Purpose The purpose of this paper is to examine the perspectives of 26 business owners, managers and supervisors on “decent work” (DW) in the ready-made garment (RMG) sector in Bangladesh. Design/methodology/approach The qualitative study draws on a framework of ethical human resource management and situated moral agency to establish the ways in...
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The advocates of the configurational perspective view high performance work systems (HPWS) as a complementary bundle of strategically driven and contextually specified human resource management practices that leads to employee and organisational performance through positive attitudinal outcomes among the employees. A study of the contemporary conte...
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This study attempts to revisit the three-component scale of „Human Resource Management (HRM) Systems Strength‟ suggested by Bowen and Ostroff (2004) by using a multi-method multiple case study approach in a non-western context like Bangladesh. The motivation of the study primarily stems from some of the methodological limitations of the scale ackno...
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This exploratory study focuses on the impact of inclusive organisational climate on the members of Muslim Diaspora in the western workforce. There are theories and evidences that view increasing diversity in the workforce as a positive rather than a negative phenomenon. This is one of the few research papers that exclusively focuses on the implicat...
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The importance of both internal and external context in the selection of business practices has been emphasised in many recent studies in the High Performance Work Systems (HPWS) area. This paper argues that all western-style HR practices may not necessarily improve performance; irrespective of an organisation"s strategic context. This study has de...
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The role, effect and importance of affective commitment is predicted to be contingent to context in many extant literatures. However, no study has yet explored the disposition of contextual influence on affective commitment-job performance link. This study is designed to observe the difficulty of psychologically disassociating the affective commitm...
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Agricultural Diversification and intensification Project (ADIP) was the collaborative program of the Government of bangladesh (Gob) and donor agencies. The program was implemented in four district of bangladesh in order to upgrade the living-standard of the poor people who were engaged in agricultural activities. This study took the initiative to a...
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A study on High Performance Work Systems (HPWSs) in a relatively unfamiliar context like an industry in an emerging economy is likely to minimise the research gap currently prevailing in the area of International Human Resource Management. This paper states the result of a case study conducted in a leading bank in Bangladesh in the area of the HPWS...
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The study which is mainly based on primary data attempts to focus on the facts relating to the communication skill of the different levels of business executives of local private business concerns in Bangladesh and their level of awareness regarding the importance of communication skill in their professional career. The study reveals that majority...
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Increasing price trend of essential commodities has always been the main source of criticism of the ruling government in Bangladesh. All emergency price control measures so far taken are supported by substantial government expenditure that may lead to subsequent pressures on tax payers’ money while immensely damaging the small and medium scale impo...
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This study has shown that Enrollment Management in higher education in the stream of Business as well as Computer Science is an important tool to operationalize strategic planning not only at the organizational level but also at the national level. The ever-present danger, however, is that short-term concerns dominate enrollment management decision...
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This study is simply a proposal to develop a measure of the human capital and study it as a means of accelerating income growth in a manner similar to physical capital using both flow and stock concept. The paper shows that variation in the national income is more satisfactorily explained when a capacity level of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is con...

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Strategic Advantage of Employees from Muslim Diaspora in Western Workforce.