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Dr Geetha Karunanayake

Lecturer in Organisational Behaviour and Human Resource Management/ Programme Director, BA Business and Management (Part-Time)

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Business, Law and Politics
  • Hull University Business School

Summary

Dr Geetha P Karunanayake joined the University of Hull as a full time academic in September 2012.

She teaches a wide range of modules in organisational behaviour and HRM to undergraduates and postgraduates, in addition to supervising research students.

Geetha has 12 years of higher education teaching experience at the University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka.She was a part time tutor in Hull University Business School while completing her PhD in Management, Identity as Discursive Practice: Historical, Social-Cultural and Political Interactions in Understanding Workers' Identities in Tea Plantations in Sri Lanka.

Journal Article

Working within hyphen-spaces in ethnographic research : implications for research identities and practice

Karunanayake, G., & Cunliffe, A. Working within hyphen-spaces in ethnographic research : implications for research identities and practice. Organizational Research Methods, 16(3), 364-392. doi:10.1177/1094428113489353

Research interests

Geetha’s research interests lies in identity scholarship, leadership and cross cultural issues in management. She is particularly interested in critical management practices and incorporates sociology into organizational research in exploring how social realities are constructed in work places through social interactions and discourses. She would like to remain active in promoting social constructionist perspectives, ethnography and in encouraging researchers to become reflexive in the research process.

Postgraduate supervision

Geetha welcomes applications from PhD candidates who are particularly interested in exploring how social realities are constructed in work places (e.g. identity issues, leadership, cross cultural issues in organisations).

Current PhD supervisions

- Bashayr Alsharif, An analysis of the effects of gender inequality in the workplace in Saudi Arabia.

- Lavine, Jennie, Strategy and culture in UAE based Businesses.

- Alzawawi, Bashir Salem, Organizational Change from the Perspectives of Translation: A Case Study of the Transformation of the Islamic Banking Sector.

(Completed in 2019).