Research & Promotion

AMDISA promotes research in areas which are of relevance to South Asian management. It generates funds to support such studies, assembles researchers from member institutions in different countries of South Asia, formulates a common design and methodology, helps member-institutions to undertake research, and finally integrates country reports for wider circulation.

For example, AMDISA, with the support of Asia Pacific Development Centre in Kuala Lumpur, organised a five nation research project on Civil Services in South Asia. With a common methodology and agreed framework, IBA Dhaka, ASCI Hyderabad, NIBM Colombo, NASC Kathmandu and IBA Lahore participated in this cooperative research. AMDISA Secretariat conducted the study which was published by APDC, Kuala Lumpur.


Sponsored by Commonwealth Secretariat 2004-05 to 2012- 13

The specific objective of the programme is to provide financial and academic-institutional assistance to Ph.D scholars and younger academics who are citizens of any of the South Asian Commonwealth member countries (Bangladesh, India, Maldives, Pakistan, Sri Lanka), for undertaking original comparative research of international quality and standards based in at least two South/South-East Asian Commonwealth member countries (Bangladesh, India, Maldives, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Brunei, Malaysia, Singapore), including the candidate's home country, in the field of management and/or social sciences and other related disciplines, especially in emerging areas.

The broader objective is to contribute to the development of South Asian academic perspectives, networks and communities in management and related areas.

The applicants should be resident-citizens of one of the above South Asian Commonwealth member countries, and should be registered Ph.D scholars or full-time teachers–researchers with a doctorate degree in recognised academic institutions in their home country.

The Programme provides financial and institutional support for data collection and analysis, travel, and other incremental research-related expenditures. It is administered by a 5-member AMDISA Regional Fellowship Committee, comprising senior eminent academics from the South Asian management institutions which are AMDISA members. AMDISA Executive Board provides overall policy guidance.

The details of eight Fellowships awarded todate are summarised in the following table.

Summary Table on Fellowships Awarded

S.No Fellowship Type and Topic of Research Fellow and Institution
            I – 2004-2006
1 Doctoral: Distributed and Decentralised Real-Time Information Network for Disaster Management (India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka) Mr. M. Scalem, Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta, India (Dr. Scalem is now at IIM-Indore.)
2 Post Doctoral: Environmental Management Strategies of Corporate Enterprises in Malaysia, Singapore and India: A Comparative Study Dr. Gurdip Singh, Punjab School of Management Studies, Punjabi University, Patiala
3 Post Doctoral: A Comparative Study of Service Quality Delivered by Public Sector Banks in India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka Dr. Mukta Kamplikar, Tata Management Training Centre, Poona
            II – 2006-2007
4 Doctoral: Foreign Direct Investment and Economy Growth in India and Bangladesh: A Comparative Study. Mr. Mohammed Abdul Bari, Department of Finance and Banking, University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh
5 Doctoral: A Study of Strategic Orientation of Human Resource Professionals in South Asian Corporate Sector (India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka) Mr. Ajantha Dharmasiri Faculty, Postgraduate Institute of Management, Sri Jayawardenepura University, Sri Lanka (Now Dr Ajantha Dharmasiri.)
6 Post Doctoral: Comparison of HRD Systems for Customer Care Services Management in Outsourced Call Centres in India and Sri Lanka Dr. Saman Dassanayake, Sr. Lecturer, Faculty of Management and Finance, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka
7 Post Doctoral: Effectiveness of Transformational / Transactional Management in Educational Institutes of South Asia: A Cross Cultural Study of Malaysia and Pakistan Dr. Seema Munaf, Institute of Clinical Psychology, University of Karachi, Pakistan
            II – 2006-2007
8 Post Doctoral: Entrepreneurial Career Intention and Constraints among Final Year Management Post-Graduates in India, Singapore and Malaysia : A Comparative Study Dr Rohit H Trivedi, Assistant Professor, V M Patel Institute of Management, Ganpat University, Kherva, North Gujarat, India.
            II – 2006-2007
9 Doctoral: SCM and Organizational Performance: Strategic and Innovation Aspects Based on data from India and Pakistan Industry. Mr. Muhammad Shakeel Sadiq Jajja, Research Associate / Ph.D. Candidate, Room 167, SMEC Academic Block, Suleman Dawood School of Business (SDSB), Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), DHA Lahore Cantt., Pakistan.
10 Post Doctoral: Foreign Aid and Economic Development: A Case Study of India, Sri Lanka and Maldives. Dr. Narayan Sethi, Assistant Professor in Economics, Department of Humanities & Social Sciences, National Institute of Technology (NIT), Rourkela - 769 008, Orissa, India.
11 Post Doctoral: Human Capital Reporting in Emerging Economies: A Cross National Study of Bangladesh, India and Malaysia. Dr. Mir Mohammed Nural Absar, Associate Professor of Management & HRM, School of Business, East Delta University (EDU), Agrabad, Chittagong, Bangladesh.


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