Dr. Raveendranath Nayak

BE (Mysore),  M Tech (Mysore), PhD (Swinburne), GCTE (FedU)



  • Professor Dr. Raveendranath Nayak, has extensive experience in teaching, research, consulting and management, which includes a career of eight years in India followed by twenty years in Australia.
  • He is currently Director of Manipal Institute of Management, Manipal.
  • His Ph.D. thesis on Corporate Sustainability earned in Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia won him the 2007 Professor John O. Miller award for the most distinguished Ph.D. thesis in the University.
  • In his immediate previous academic position in Federation University, Australia, he was the Chair of the Academic Progress Committee and the Coordinator of International Engagement.
  • As the Ph.D. guide, he has successfully supervised and examined several doctoral students.
  • His research that focuses on sustainability of business organizations and academic problems of International students in Australian higher education institutions is communicated by publishing a book, a book chapter, and more than ten refereed journals and conference papers.
  • He has led business research teams.
  • Along with business researchers from Dalian University of Technology, Dalian, China, he has researched into the managerial behavior     sustainable development of eco-industrial parks in China.

Areas of interest in teaching

Organisational Behaviour, Strategic Management and Research Methods

Areas of research interest:

Enterprise Sustainability, Higher Education Policy and Organisational Dynamics

Top 5 research publications/ Projects

1. Qu, Y., Y, Liu., Nayak, R.R., & M. Li (2015). Sustainable development of eco-industrial parks in China: Effects of managers’ environmental       awareness on the relationships between practice and performance. Journal of Cleaner Production, 87, 328 – 338.

2. Venkatraman, S., & Nayak, R.R. (2014). HRM competencies of women entrepreneurs in network marketing: A study on the influencing             factors and their relationships on success. Int. J. of Indian Culture and Business Management (IJICBM), 8 (1), 69 – 94.

3Nayak, R., & Venkatraman, S. (2010). Understanding international students’ academic culture: The context of Indian business students in an     Australian university. e_Journal of Business Education & Scholarship of Teaching , 4 (2), 1 -12.

4. Nayak, R. (2007). Creating business value from corporate sustainable development.  Saarbrücken, Germany: VDM Verlag Dr. Müller.

5. Yamin, S., & Nayak, R. (2008). Comparative evaluation of the entrepreneurship education in Australia and India. In M.J. Manimala, J. Mitra,       & V. Singh (Ed.), Enterprise support systems: An international perspective. New Delhi: Response / SAGE.