Dr Geetha Karunanayake

Dr Geetha Karunanayake

Lecturer in Marketing, Management and Business Strategy. Global MBA Programme Director

Faculty and Department

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

Qualifications

  • BA
  • MBA
  • PGDip
  • PhD / DPhil (University of Hull)

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.

Senior Fellow in HEA

Recent outputs

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Journal Article

Relational Agency as a Dialectic of Belonging and Not Belonging within the Social Ecology of Plantation Life in Sri Lanka

Cunliffe, A. L., & Karunanayake, G. (2023). Relational Agency as a Dialectic of Belonging and Not Belonging within the Social Ecology of Plantation Life in Sri Lanka. Journal of Organizational Sociology, 1(1), 13-45. https://doi.org/10.1515/joso-2022-0003

Digital Marketing Effectiveness of Wowmen Group Towards Gender Equity Awareness

Puspita Sari, A., & Karunanayake, G. (2022). Digital Marketing Effectiveness of Wowmen Group Towards Gender Equity Awareness. International Journal of Business and Technology Management, 4(3), 202-216

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

Karunanayake, G., & Cunliffe, A. (2013). Working within hyphen-spaces in ethnographic research : implications for research identities and practice. Organizational Research Methods, 16(3), 364-392. https://doi.org/10.1177/1094428113489353

Thesis

Identity as discursive practice : historical, social-cultural and political interactions in understanding workers' identities in tea plantations in Sri Lanka

Karunanayake, G. P. (2011). Identity as discursive practice : historical, social-cultural and political interactions in understanding workers' identities in tea plantations in Sri Lanka. (Thesis). University of Hull. Retrieved from https://hull-repository.worktribe.com/output/4213440

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).

PhD Completions:

2023-Engqiong Liu, Talent Management in Chinese University Context: A Comparative Case Study Approach.

2021- Gadi, Nailah Hassan, To explore the impact of the information and communication technologies on women’s employment in Saudi Arabia.

2020-Catherine Michaux, A Non-Essentialist Approach to Cross Cultural Management in Multinational Corporations.

2020- Ovalia Rukmana, Learning and Responding to Sustainability Education in the Context of Palm Oil Production: A Study from Business Schools in Indonesia.

2019-Alzawawi, Bashir Salem, Organizational Change from the Perspectives of Translation: A Case Study of the Transformation of the Islamic Banking Sector.

Current PhD supervisions :

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

- Ethica Tanjeen, Isomorphic Pressures and Stakeholder’s Demands in Decision Making: A Study on garment sectors in Bangladesh.

-Shaden Hmaidan Alfaleh, Exploring empowerment experience of both of managers and employees in the banking sector in Jourdan.

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