Adelaide Business School
Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Economics
Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.
Finally, on 10th September 2021, I got conferred a Doctor of Philosophy title from the Adelaide Business School, University of Adelaide, South Australia. The title of my thesis is: Understanding the value of an MBA by exploring the perspectives MBA students and graduates have of their MBA: An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis.
I hold a Diploma in Business Studies and a Bachelor (Honours) of Management Information Systems from the Liverpool John Moores University; Master in Computer Systems and Software Engineering from the University of Greenwich; Master in Business Research, and a PhD from the University of Adelaide. I was a CISCO Certified Network Associate (CCNA) from 2009-2013.
I have published four papers: 1 conference paper, one book chapter, and two journal articles in the Journal of Business Ethics (FT50 ranking) and the second in the Journal of Qualitative Research in Organisations & Management (QROM). I am writing a coming book series and have planned a few more papers from my thesis for the coming years.
I am a course coordinator, lecturer, academic tutor and workshop facilitator for an undergraduate course: Managing Organisations and People and a Master course: People & Organisation, which is also offered in the MBA-Emerging Leaders program at the University of Adelaide. I also mentor students under the Wirltu Yarlu Aboriginal Education Program. I volunteer extensively for the Global IQ Connect Program at the University of Adelaide. I was awarded the Executive Dean's 'Excellence in Teaching Award in 2017 and the Student-Led Teaching Award in 2019. I was also awarded the "Outstanding Reviewer of the year 2021" by the MED Division of the Academy of Management, US.
In the past, I have worked extensively in Ireland, the UK, the US, India and Australia for over 18 years encompassing Static Security, Software Engineering, ICT, IT Networking, Sales, Business Development, Marketing and Training & Development, Education, and Finance.
I have played professional cricket in India and Ireland with North Kildare Cricket Country. I was an assistant fielding coach for the North Kildare's Irish women's U-16 Teams. I am currently writing a Comic book series, which I plan to produce as an animated series, and I love cooking fusion food.
I am passionate about assisting people who wish to learn theoretical models and find them challenging to understand and apply to their experiences, making theoretical concepts fun to learn using my relatable life examples, creating a learning environment that is "reflective enough" to leave an impression "deep enough" to make a journey from the daily Dance Floors to the Balcony.
Currently, I am researching in:
1. teaching pedagogy; developing approaches to create reflexive teaching and learning practices
2. creative writing; developing a dialogical approach to presenting scholarly literature and qualitative research findings
3. family business; the impact of changing family members' relationships on a family's business, and the role of values
4. a safe place; developing ways to unpack psychological and psychosocial safety
5. the role of ego in decision-making
Date Position Institution name 2021 - ongoing Lecturer in Management University of Adelaide 2016 - 2021 Sessional Lecturer University of Adelaide, Adelaide
Language Competency English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review Hindi Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
Date Institution name Country Title 2017 University of Adelaide, Adelaide Australia Doctor of Philosopy 2015 - 2016 University of Adelaide, Adelaide Australia Master in Business Research 2005 - 2006 University of Greenwich, London United Kingdom MSc Computer Systems and Software Engineering 2003 - 2005 Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool Republic of Ireland BA (Hons) Management Information Systems and Management Accounting 2003 - 2003 Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool Republic of Ireland Diploma in Business Studies
Date Title Institution name Country 2009 Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Cisco Systems (United States), San Jose India
Research InterestsBehavioral Science & Comparative Psychology Business and Management Business Ethics Cognitive Science Creative Writing Cultural Studies Cultural Theory Epistemology Family Studies Hermeneutic and Critical Theory History of Philosophy Organisation and Management Theory Organisational Behaviour Phenomenology Philosophy Philosophy of Mind Psychology Vocational Education and Training Curriculum and Pedagogy
Year Citation 2021 Agarwal, A., & Sandiford, P. (2021). Fictionalizing dialogue: Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis in organizational research. Qualitative Research in Organizations and Management, 16(1), 218-236.
2020 Barbera, F., Shi, H., Agarwal, A., & Edwards, M. (2020). The family that prays together stays together: Toward a process model of religious value transmission in family firms. Journal of Business Ethics, 163(4), 661-673.
DOI Scopus16 WoS10
Year Citation 2022 Agarwal, A. (2022). Managing Groups: Skills to Uncover the Pre-forming Stage and Distributing Roles. In Academy of Management Proceedings Vol. 2022. Academy of Management.
2019 Agarwal, A., Sandiford, P., & Wells, S. (2019). Exploring the ‘X Factor’ to Excavate the Value of an MBA. In Academy of Management Proceedings Vol. 2019 (pp. 18947). Academy of Management.
Travel Grant for Conferences 2022 - University of Adelaide - $6,700
Wiley Publishers 2022 - $10,000
Wiley Publishers 2022 - $5,000
Travel Grant for Conference 2019 - University of Adelaide - $5,000
Course Coordinating and Lecturing:
- First-year Undergraduate course - Managing Organisations and People for the University of Adelaide and the University Adelaide College
- Master course - People & Organisation (OB) (also offered to MBA-Emerging Leaders students)
Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)
Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name 2023 Co-Supervisor Work flexibility, work-life enrichment and gender equality. Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Ms Linda Magin 2022 Principal Supervisor Exploring the relationship between strategic management and ego in organizational decision making Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Mr Gergely Duh
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