Dr Soma Pillay
Senior Lecturer, |
Public service ethics, governance from the perspective of developing countries, application of institutional theory to governance matters, cross cultural management.
Pillay, S.2014, Development Corruption in South Africa, Palgrave, USA. ISBN9781137386953
Pillay, S.2012, Organisational Behavior: Resource Book for Instructors, Oxford University Press, Australia. ISBN 9780195577426.
Pillay, S. 'Motivation' Ch 9 in Nel, P. and Du Plessis, A. 2012, Human Resource Management, 7th edn, Oxford University Press, Australia. ISBN 9780195575705.
Pillay, S. 'Groups and Teams' Ch 11 in Nel, P. and Du Plessis, A. 2012, Human Resource Management, 7th edn, Oxford University Press, Australia. ISBN 9780195575705.
Pillay, S. and Anderson, E. 2009, 'Some Propositions about National Culture and NPM' in Globalization: Realities, Challenges and Responses, Sage Publishers, Delhi. ISBN 9788132102465.
Pillay, S. 2012 'Self Actualising through the business of motherhood' in McShane, S., Olekalns, M. and Travaglione, T. Organisational Behaviour on the Pacific Rim, 4th edn, Australia, McGraw. ISBN 9780071016261 Part 2, p245.
Pillay, S.2012 'Rio's approach to well-being at work' in McShane, S., Olekalns, M. and Travaglione, T.Organisational Behaviour on the Pacific Rim, 4th edn, Australia, McGraw. ISBN 9780071016261 chapter 4, p102.
Pillay, S.2012 'Applying performance practices through the excellence philosophy' work' in McShane, S., Olekalns, M, and Travaglione, T.Organisational Behaviour on the Pacific Rim, 4th edn, Australia, McGraw. ISBN 9780071016261 chapter 6, p175.
Pillay, S. 2012 'Adapting for Change the HP way' in McShane, S., Olekalns, M.and Travaglione, T.Organisational Behaviour on the Pacific Rim, 4th edn, Australia, McGraw. ISBN 9780071016261 chapter 7, p203.
Pillay, S. 2012 'Organisational Structure', in McShane, S., Olekalns, M. and Travaglione, T. Organisational Behaviour on the Pacific Rim, 4th edn, Australia, McGraw. ISBN 9780071016261chapter 13, p419.
Pillay, S. 2010 'Managing Work, Family and Emotions across Cultures' in Robbins, S., Judge, T., Millet, M., and Boyle, Organisational Behaviour, 6th edn, Australia, Pearson.
Pillay, S. 2010 'Surprise under the Carpet at Northern Sigma' in Robbins, S., Judge, T., Millet, M., and Boyle 2010, Organisational Behaviour, 6th edn, Australia, Pearson.
Refereed journal articles:
Pillay, S., Reddy P.S. & Morgan, D. (2017) Institutional Isomorphism and whistle blowing intentions in public sector institutions. Public Management Review. Accepted. ABDC A.ISI 1.872.
Wagle, R., Pillay, S. & Wright, (2016) Examining Nepalese Forestry Governance from Gender perspectives. International Journal of Public Administration, Accepted, ABDC B.
2015 Pillay, S., Ramplall, N., Dorasamy. and Meyer. Predictors of Whistle blowing Intentions-An Analysis of Multi-Level Variables, Administration and Society, ERA A,ABDC B
2015 Pillay, S. and James, R. An Examination of Inter-cultural Competency through Social Exchange Theory. International Journal Teaching Learning Higher Education. Forthcoming, ERA B
2014 Pillay.S. and Abhayawansa, S.2014, Work-family balance -Perspectives from Higher Education, Higher Education, the international journal of higher education and educational planning, 68(5), 669-690. ISSN 0018 1550. ERA A.
2014 Pillay, S.and Kluvers, R.2014, An Institutional Theory Perspective on Corruption -The Case of a Developing Democracy, Financial Accountability & Management, 30(1),95-119. ERA A
2013 Pillay, S. and James, R. 2013, Gaming across Cultures, Education + Training,55(1), 7-22. ERA A*
2013 Pillay, S., Kluvers, R., Vranic, V., and Abhayawansa, S. 2013, An exploratory study into work family balance within the Australian higher education sector, Higher Education Research and Development.32(2),228-243. Impact factor 0.648, ERA A
2012 Abhayawansa, S.; Tempone, I. & Pillay, S.2012, Impact of Entry Mode on Students' Approaches to Learning: A Study of Accounting Students,Accounting Education: An International Journal, 21(4), pp. 341-361. ERA B
2012 Pillay, S., Vranic, V., and Dorasamy, N. 2012, Exploring whistle blowing intentions: A quantitative Study, African Journal of Business Management, 6(7), pp.2529-2548. 2012 ISI 1.5.2011, 'Whistle blowing: Impediments to effective implementation within the South African public sector', Corporate Ownership and Control, 8(3), pp.297-304. ERA B
2011 Samaratunge, R. and Pillay, S. 2011, 'Governance in Developing Countries, South Africa and Sri Lanka compared', International Journal of Public Administration, 34(6), pp.389-398. ERA B
2011 Annakis, J., Lobo, T., and Pillay, S. 2011, 'Exploring predictors of job satisfaction within call centres: The case of Australia', Corporate Ownership and Control, 8(3), pp.376-395. ERA B
2011 Dorasamy, N. and Pillay, S. 2011, 'Institutionalising a value enacted dominant organisational culture: An impetus for whistle blowing', Journal of Corporate Ownership and Control, 8(3), pp.297-304. ERA B
2011 Pillay, S. and Dorasamy, N. 2011, Systemic factors moderating effective whistle blowing: An exploratory study into a public service organization, African Journal of Business Management, 5(22), pp. 9429-9439. ISI 1.5 2011.
2011 Annakis, J., Lobo. T., and Pillay, S. 2011, Exploring monitoring, work environment and flexibility as predictors of job satisfaction within Australian Call Centres, International Journal of Business and Management, 6(8), pp75-93. ERA C
2010 Pillay, S. and Dorasamy, N. 2010, 'Linking Culture with Corruption', International Journal of Cross Cultural Management, 10(3), pp.363-377. ERA-B
2010 Dorasamy, N. and Pillay, S. 2010, 'Advocating service learning for developing citizenship in university students in South Africa', Industry and Higher Education, 24(4), 287-296. ABDC-C
2009 Kluvers, R. and Pillay, S. 2009, 'Participation in the Budgetary Process in Victorian Local Government', Australian Journal of Public Administration, 68(2), pp.220-230. ERA-A, ISI 0.590
2009 Dorasamy, N. and Pillay, S. 2009, 'Addressing learning needs in public management: the value of sustainable partnerships between higher education and public sector institutions in South Africa', Administratio Publica, 17(3), pp.98-144. ISSN 101 548 33
2008 Pillay, S. 2008, 'A Cultural Ecology of NPM', International Review of Administrative Science, 74(3), pp.373-394. ISI 0.710, ABDC B
2004 Pillay, S. 2004, 'Corruption. The challenge to Good Governance: A South African Perspective', International Journal of Public Sector Management, 17(7), pp.586-605. ERA-B
2004 Pillay, S. 2003, 'Public Administration and the Future- Modernizing Government through IT', Journal of Public Administration, Journal of the South African Association of Public Management, 37 (2), pp.103-122. Tier 1: South African Publications Standard, SAPSE1998
1998 Pillay, S.1998, 'Performance Management and Total Quality Management. A response to Personnel Evaluation: An analysis of Culture structure and present arrangements in the South African Public Service',Journal of Public Administration, South African Institute of Public Administration, 33(4), pp.204-220.
Refereed conference proceedings:
Sokro,E. & Pillay ,S. (2016) The role of perceived organisational support in expatriate adjustment and assignment success, ANZAM,6-9 December 2016,Brisbane,Australia
Sokro,E. & Pillay,S.(2016) Expatriate adjustment and assignment success: The significance of host country support, ANZAM,6-9 December 2016,Brisbane,Australia
Bilney, C.; Pillay, S. & Jones, R. (2016) ‘Learned Helplessness and External Locus of Control’, EURAM, 1-4 June 2016, Paris, France.
Wagle, R.; Pillay, S. & Wright, W.(2015) ‘The inclusion of Women in Nepalese Forestry Governance: Perspectives from Feminist Institutionalism’, ANZAM, December 2015. New Zealand
2014 Bilney, C.; Pillay. & Jones, R. (2014) "Double Bind in the Public Service: Competing Paradigms in the Australian Public Sector", ANZAM 2-4 December 2014, Sydney, Australia.
Pillay, S.; Morgan. & Reddy, P.S.2014, 'Institutional Isomorphism and whistle blowing intentions in public sector institutions', EURAM 3-7 June 2014, Valencia, Spain.
Pillay, S. and Dorasamy, N. 2013, 'Work, Family and the Migrant Worker: Anomie Theory Perspectives, EURAM, 26-29 June 2013, Istanbul, Turkey.
Bilney, C. & Pillay, S.2013, 'Do as we say, not as we do: promoting mission statements and values in the light of public sector reform', 3rd Annual Australasian Business Ethics Network (ABEN) Conference, 2-3 December 2013, Hobart, Tasmania.
Bilney, C. & Pillay, S.2013, 'New Public Management, Privatisation and Corporatisation -Effects on 'street-level' public servants: Institutional theory perspectives', ANZAM, 4-6 December 2013, Hobart, Tasmania.
Riaz, S. & Pillay, S. 2013, 'An Examination of Consistency Theory and Employee Performance through the lenses of SMEs in the United Arab Emirates (U.A.E)', ANZAM, 4-6 December 2013, Hobart, Tasmania.
Pillay, S. & Abhawayansa, S.2013, 'Work-family balance in higher education -Cross-Cultural Perspectives of role, work and family', ANZAM, 4-6 December 2013, Hobart, Tasmania.
Abhayawansa, S. Bowden, M. & Pillay, S. (2013) "Variations in Accounting Students' Conceptions of Learning", The RMIT Accounting Educators' Conference, 2013.
Pillay, S., Dorasamy, N., Ramphul, N. and Meyer, D. 2012, 'Exploring barriers, organisational support and demographics as predictors of whistle blowing intentions -an analysis of multi-level variables',Academy of World Business, Marketing & Management Development 2012 Conference, July 16-19, Budapest, Hungary.
Pillay, S., Kluvers, R., Reddy, P.S. 2011,' "Factors influencing whistle-blowing in South African local government", 25th ANZAM Conference, Christchurch, New Zealand, 7-9 December 2011.
Pillay, S., Abhayawansa, S., and Kluvers, R. 2011, 'An enquiry into transnational challenges from a work family perspective ', International Congress of IIAS, Lausanne, Switzerland, 4-8 July 2011.
Kluvers, R. and Pillay, S. 2011, 'The Impact of location and Position on Accountability in Local government: An Australian Study', BAFA Annual Conference, Business School, 12-14 April, Aston.
Samaratunge, R. and Pillay, S. 2010, 'Governance in Developing countries: The case of Sri Lanka and South Africa – A Systems theory Perspective', 14th International Research Society for Public Management (IRSPM), Bern, Switzerland, 7-9 April 2010.
Pillay, S., Dorasamy, N., and Dass, M. 2010, 'A Study of factors affecting effective whistle blowing as a culture contingent process', Academy of World Business, Marketing and Management Conference, Finland, 12-15 July 2010.
Abhaywansa, S., Tempone, I., and Pillay, S. 2010, 'Student Approaches to Learning', AAA International Accounting Section and IAAER Conference, Palm Springs, USA, 28-30 January 2010.
Kluvers, R. and Pillay, S. 2009, 'Different Views of Accountability', ANZAM Conference, Melbourne, December 2009.
Pillay, S. and Kluvers, R. 2009, 'Exploring task and institutional environment in addressing deviant behaviour', ANZAM, Melbourne, December 2009.
Kluvers, R. and Pillay, S. 2008, 'Accountability and NPM in Victorian Local Government', ANZAM Conference, New Zealand, December 2008.
Pillay, S. and Kluvers, R. 2008, 'Work-Family Interface: An Anomie Theory Perspective', ANZAM Conference, New Zealand, December 2008.
Pillay, S. and Anderson, E. 2007, 'A Cultural Ecology of New Public Management', APROS: Asian Pacific Research in Organizational Studies, New Delhi, India, 9-12 December 2007. Awarded 'One of the Best Papers presented in the APROS 12 Colloquium' held in MDI Gurgaon (Delhi-NCR) in December, 2007.
Pillay, S. And Shrivastava, S. 2005, 'Linking Cultural Dimensions with the Nature of Corruption',Second Annual Conference of the International Applied Business and Entrepreneurship Association, Kauai.
Pillay, S. 2005, 'Governance and Corruption: A Case study of South Africa', Conference hosted by the European Academy of Management, Munich, Germany.
Shrivastava, S., Jones, R., and Pillay, S. 2005, 'Conceptualising Competence as a Value Creating Fractal', Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Honolulu.
Pillay, S. 2004, 'Corruption and Good Governance: An Empirical Analysis', Conference hosted by BusEco, Monash University, 'Integrated Governance, Linking up Governance, Business and Civil Society', Prato, Italy.
Pillay, S. and Teicher, J. 2004, 'The Humble Email and its Impact on the Public Service', Conference hosted by the Department of Management, Monash University: 'Management and Employment for Outcomes', Caulfield, Melbourne.
Awards and grants
- 2014 Research Income - Collaboration, Durban University of Technology South Africa (R19,271); Pillay, S
- 2013 Governance Matters, Monash BusEco Grant ($2500); Pillay, S
- 2012 Research Grant, Monash BusEco ($10,000); Pillay, S
- 2011 Introducing Blended Learning and Teaching Methods to extend and enrich the learning experience of management students in a cross cultural context, FBE Teaching and Learning Innovation Grant ($10,000); Pillay, S.
- 2011 Investigating drivers of ethical behaviour, potential risk areas for Department of Transport and perceptions of existing control, Industry link with the Department of Transport ($15,000); Pillay, S; Cuganesan, S.
- 2010 Cultures Consequence on Work Life Interface: A Cross Cultural Perspective, FBE-RDS Grant, ($7,500); Pillay, S., Abhayawansa, S., Kluvers, R.
- 2010 Whistle Blowing, FBE Seed Grant ($3,000); Pillay, S.
- 2008 Evidence based research to support curriculum development for Higher Education and TAFE in Accounting and Finance, AFAANZ Research Grant ($3595); Abhayansa, S., Tempone, I., Pillay, S.
- 2008 Mechanisms of Accountability in Victorian Local Government, Institute of Public Administration ($4,000); Pillay, S., Kluvers, R.
- 2014 Monash University-Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching
- 2013 Nominated as External Assessor on National Research Foundation Grant Scheme, South Africa, 2013 (equivalent to Australia's ARC)
- 2012 Monash Institute of Graduate Studies (MIGR), Level 1& 2 Accreditation.
- 2011 Swinburne Teaching Commendation -"HBH522-Managing People across Cultures". Student feedback survey results amongst the top 10 in the Faculty.
- 2011 Monash Institute of Graduate Studies (MIGR), Level 1& 2 Accreditation.
- 2010 Research Associate- Durban University of Technology, South African.
- 2014 Research Income- Collaboration Durban University of Technology, South AfricaR19,271.00Pillay, S
- 2013 Governance Matters Monash BusEco Grant$2500Pillay, S
- 2012 Research Grant Monash BusEco$10,000Pillay, S