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Tapan Sarker 


International Business & Asian Studies. Griffith University

Australia - Asia Pacific



Tapan is a Lecturer in Management and International Business and Discipline Leader of Sustainable Enterprise based at Griffith Business School (GBS). He is also a visiting lecturer in International Management (MIM) at the CEMS MIM and Joint Japan/ World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program (JJ/WBGSP) at Keio University, Tokyo, Japan. His PhD research at the Australian National University focused on sustainable business management in the Australian offshore oil and gas sector and was commissioned by the Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (APPEA). My teaching activities have spanned in undergraduate units in management concepts, strategy and decision-making, energy and environmental security, and CSR and business ethics and postgraduate units in strategic and international management, political economy, research methods and business economics.

Tapan has supervised one PhD, five Master’s and one Honors thesis into completion, and currently supervising four PhD theses at GBS. He has secured or been part of significant external research funding worth $1.7m since 2009. He is an active member of GBS’s two leading research Centre, The Griffith Asia Institute, and The Asia Pacific Centre for Sustainable Enterprise. He is a co-editor of Journal of Corporate Citizenship and also a general editor of the Asia Pacific Work in Progress Paper Series, the only internal working paper series based at GBS.


Tapan is a former World Bank Scholar. Currently he is a working group member of Globally Responsible Leadership Initiative (GRLI) and International Studies Association (ISA). Her articles have been published in leading international journals including Asian Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Corporate Citizenship, Australian Tax Forum and International Bulletin of Taxation. My most recent book “The Asian Century, Sustainable Growth and Climate Change” (Edward Elgar, July 2013) addresses the key business and management challenges to realising the Asian century.


Research expertise


  • Business strategy for sustainability

  • Environmental psychology and ethics

  • Public sector governance and accountability

  • Social and human dimensions of climate change adaptation

  • CSR and governance: comparative and international perspectives

  • Natural resource endowments, governance, and the domestic revenue effort.


Current teaching areas


  • Corporate Social Responsibility

  • Energy and Environmental Security

  • Management Concepts (Introduction to management and OUA Program Online)

  • Politics of the Global Economy




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