Department of Business Strategy and Innovation

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Dr Dhara Shah is a Lecturer and Deputy Director Engagement in the Department of Business Strategy and Innovation, member of the Griffith Asia Institute, within the Griffith Business School. She has a PhD in the field of International Human Resource Management and a Master in HRM and Master in Management (Marketing).

As a lecturer and Cross-Cultural Consultant, she has developed strong analytical, interpretative, research, training and project management skills. Throughout her career she has demonstrated a strong work ethic and commitment. As an early career researcher, she writes scholarly papers and seeks to publish in high quality journals. Dhara has been awarded a Griffith Business School New Researchers Grant to study the challenges experienced by women on international assignments. Her personal vision is to be a professor (teacher-scholar) within an institution that has high ideals and traditions to provide and develop students within all dimensions of learning, by enhancing their knowledge, understanding, skills, behaviours, values and attitudes.

Dhara specialises in the areas of human resource management, international business and cross-cultural diversity. Being bilingual and bicultural herself, she is able to draw upon her study and life experiences in India and Australia to enhance her current work and teaching. She celebrates the philosophy of developing and practicing ethical leadership and creating a diverse and inclusive environment that develops students with learning potential and looks after the well-being of communities.

Dhara’s research expertise includes: international HRM; Indian IT workers; expatriates; cross-cultural studies; adjustment; international business; multinational corporations in emerging economies.

Research expertise

  • Expatriate management
  • Gender studies
  • Intercultural studies
  • Women in the Indian IT Industry

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