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I am a lecturer in International Management. I teach sujects that pertain to cross-cultural management, work and the global economy. I joined the University of Strathclyde after graduating from the University of Sunderland with a PhD in Culture. Alongside teaching, I am also actively engaged in research with interests in the UK/EU contexts and the global south such as sub-Saharan Africa (SSA).
My research in the UK/EU focuses on migrant work and the resulting mobilities and organisational transformations. My interest in sub-Saharan Africa stems from my PhD which was on Mauritius. I am particularly interested in management systems operating in these contexts and how they diverge and/or converge with existing models. Africa is undergoing major changes and one of these has been the increased movement of workers from countries of the global south such as China, India and Bangladesh. In this line, I have been exploring various dimensions of migrant work including the impact of migration on worker's capabilities to flourish. I am interested in migrants' health and wellbeing at work, aspects of dignity during the migration journey as well as any macro,meso and micro level process that complicates this movement of workers. I welcome research ideas and collaborations on the above topics from fellow academics as well as students at both postgraduate and undergraduate levels.
Outside work, my personal hobbies include cooking, socialising with friends and family, long walks and travelling.
Expertise & Capabilities
- Cross-cultural management
- International Business
- African management systems
- Migrant workers
- Postcolonial theory
- Mobilities theory
I am the deputy programme director for the Intergrated Masters in International Business and Modern Languages (MIBML). I am also the programme director (Management) for the MSc Finance and Management degree.
I teach international Business Analysis; Managing accross Cultures and Frontiers; Contemporary Issues and Trends in International Business; People, Work and the Global Economy; Comparative Employment Relations; and Research Methods for Projects (MSc FM).
I am interested in understanding the dynamics of employment and work accross cultures and more particularly in the global south contexts. I believe that there is an urgent need to understand the relationship between work and wellbeing; how the two intertwin in various contexts and how organisations and the global economy responds.
Doctor of Philosophy, University of Sunderland
Award Date: 1 Jan 2011
Master of Science, University of Bedfordshire
Award Date: 1 Jan 2004
Bachelor of Social Science, University of Mauritius
Award Date: 1 Jan 2002
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1/01/20 → 31/12/22
Sambajee, P., 30 Sep 2015, In: Culture and Organization. 21, 5, p. 386-408 23 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Special issue › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile
Social capital and human capital: an alternative view for developing employee retention strategy for social enterpriseThammadee, N., Nicolopoulou, K. & Sambajee, P., 11 Mar 2021, (Accepted/In press).
Research output: Contribution to conference › Paper › peer-review
From informal to small and medium enterprise sector: an analysis of management practices employed by SMEs in Mauritius
Sambajee, Pratima (Recipient), 2014
Prize: Other distinction