Federation Business School

Dr Kumar Biswas

Position: Lecturer,
Location: Mt Helen
Building B,
Phone: 5327 9286


Dr Biswas received his PhD in Management and a Post-Doctoral Fellowship (write-up) from The University of Newcastle, Australia. Over the last ten years, Dr Biswas has been working in the higher education sector. Prior to joining at the Federation Business School as a Lecturer in Management, Dr Biswas worked for The University of Newcastle, Australian Institute of Business and Eastern University, ASA University and Jagannath University in Bangladesh. Dr Biswas has been publishing in the journals of HRM and CSR on emerging issues in the area of Gender diversity, Big data, Firm performance and CSR


  • PhD in Management (Newcastle University)
  • MBA in Human Resource Management (University of Dhaka)
  • BBA (Hons) in Management (University of Dhaka)

Teaching areas

  • BUMGT2602: Managerial Research Methods
  • BUHRM5912: Human Resource Management


Research interests

Gender diversity and firm performance, Management Education, HR competencies and CSR [1503]

Current research projects

HR competencies and firm performance dynamics, Attitudes toward women as managers and HR practices



  • Akter, S., Fosso, S., Barrett, M., & Biswas, K. (2018). ‘How talent capability can shape service analytics capability in the big data environment?’. Journal of Strategic Marketing, 1-19. https://doi.org/10.1080/0965254X.2018.1442364.
  • Biswas, K., Boyle, B., Mitchell, R., and Casimir, G., (2015) “A mediated model of the effects of human resource management policies and practices on the intention to promote women: An investigation of the theory of planned behaviour”. International Journal of Human Resource Management Journal, published on Feb 9th, 2016, DOI:10.1080/09585192.2015.1126332
  • Bose, S., Podder, J & Biswas, K. (2016) ‘Philanthropic Giving, Firm Performance and Institutional shareholding: Evidence from an emerging economy’. British Accounting Review. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bar.2016.11.001

Referred Conference papers/proceedings/abstract:

  • Biswas, K., & Patel, P. (2016) ‘Does the religiosity of managers influence their attitudes toward women as managers? –An examination of a mediated model in Bangladesh’, accepted as a Competitive paper in the 30th ANZAM Conference, Brisbane, 2016
  • Biswas, K., & Patel, P. (2016) ‘An Examination of the Mediated Model of Theory of Planned Behaviour to Understand Gender Equity Initiatives of HR Managers in Bangladesh’, accepted as a Competitive paper in the 30th ANZAM Conference, Brisbane, 2016
  • Boyle, B., Mitchell, R., Sharma, N., Psaros, J. & Biswas, K. (2014) ‘Overcoming the challenge of ‘Fuzzy’ assessment criteria and delivering effective feedback in Management education’, Irish Academy of Management, Limerick, 2014
  • Bhattacharyya, A. and Biswas, K. (2013) ‘Personal value, attitudes and moral obligation as predictors of pro-environmental behaviour’, 12th A-CSEAR Conference Programme, Hamilton, New Zealand, 2013.
  • Biswas, K., Casimir, G. and Mitchell, R. (2012) ‘Predicting the Intention of Top Managers in Bangladesh to Appoint Women to Senior Management Positions: An Examination and Extension of the Theory of Planned Behaviour’, 19th International Business Research Conference, Melbourne, Australia, November 2012.

Association and memberships

  • Australian Human Resources Institute
  • Bangladesh Society for Human Resource Management (BSHRM)