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Dr Komathi Wasudawan

Lecturer in International Business
PhD (UNIMAS) MBA (FedUni) GCLT (Swinburne)BIB (MSU)

Faculty of Business, Design and Arts

Office No:+60 82 260 739
Fax No:+60 82 260 815
Room No: B330
Email: kwasudawan@swinburne.edu.my
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Dr Komathi Wasudawan is Lecturer in School of Business, Faculty of Business, Design and Arts, Swinburne University of Technology, Sarawak Campus. She holds a PhD in Tourism Development and Poverty Alleviation from Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS), Malaysia. She is a regular reviewer for peer-reviewed journals, such as Journal of Ecotourism, Borneo Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities, Asia-Pacific Social Science Review. She is also an external examiner for Gomal University and Qurtuba University of Science and Information Technology, Pakistan.

Research Interests

Dr Komathi’s research interests are in pro-poor tourism. She is particularly interested in sustainable tourism that generates household income among the poor to meet United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal 1 No Poverty. She is also interested in e-commerce adoption, green HRM practices, work-from-home culture, and gender studies. She is familiar with quantitative and qualitative research methods and qualified to supervise Postgraduate students as Associate Investigator.

Teaching Areas

Undergraduate level: Global Business Across Cultures, Asian Regionalism and Global Business and Global and Digital Marketplaces.
Postgraduate level: Global Business Cultures: Advanced Theories and Practices.

Postgraduate Supervision

Sachinthana, R.W. ‘Green Human Resource Management practices on Employee Green Behavior,’ PhD (Ongoing).

Research Grant

2022: “Sustainable Tourism Development: Community-Based Tourism Value-Added Programs as the Vehicle for Socio-Economic Enhancement”, Tourism Research Grant, Ministry of Tourism, Creative Industry & Performing Arts Sarawak (MTCP), (Associate Investigator), (MYR 100,000.00).

2022: “Fostering community empowerment and capacity building through tourism: perspectives from Dalat, Sarawak” Swinburne Sarawak Research Micro Fund, (Chief Investigator), (MYR 5,000.00). 

Recent Media

Wasudawan. K., & Lim A. S. S. (2022, August 03). ‘Manpower and tourism industry: Challenges and recommendations’, weekly column in the Borneo Post newspaper.
  • Research Outputs

Research Outputs

  • Book Chapter: Hattat, M.Z., Panda, S., & Wasudawan, K. (2022). Relooking Performance Appraisal System for Organisation Success – A Case Analysis. In Case Study: Building Leaders to make a Different to Our Society and State (55-62). Leadership Institute of Sarawak Civil Service Sdn. Bhd.
  • Journal Article: Wasudawan, K., & Ab-Rahim, R. (2017). The Impacts of Tourism Development on Poverty Alleviation in Sarawak. International Journal of Business and Society, 18(S3), 754-762.
  • Journal Article: Wasudawan, K., & Ab-Rahim, R. (2018). Pro-Poor Tourism and Poverty Alleviation in Sarawak. International Journal of Asian Social Science, 8(10), 929-937.
  • Journal Article: Wasudawan, K., & Ab-Rahim, R. (2019). The Impact of the Rural Environment and Environmental Conservation on Poverty Alleviation: The Moderating Effect of Tourism Resources. Jurnal Pengurusan (UKM Journal of Management), 56.
  • Journal Article: Karubi, N. P., & Wasudawan, K. (2020). Gender, Political Participation and Representation: The Nigeria Story. Asian Journal of Education and Social Studies, 17-28.
  • Journal Article: Wasudawan, K., Abdu Shakur, M. M., & Ab-Rahim, R. (2021). The Impact of The Rural Culture and Cultural Attractions on Poverty Alleviation: The Moderating Effect of Tourism Resources. International Journal of Academic Research in Business and Social Sciences, 11(1), 595–610.