Suparak Suriyankietkaew, Ph.D.(s)

Assistant Professor

Research Area: Management
Specializations: Leadership, Sustainable Leadership, Organizational Sustainability/Social Responsibility, High Performance, Corporate Strategy

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Assistant Professor Dr. Suparak Suriyankietkaew currently works as a full-time lecturer, with a management position of Assistant Dean, Head of Business and Community Relations, at College of Management, Mahidol University. Remarkably, she is internationally recognized for her research endeavors and excellence with the proven records of multiple Q1/Q2 international publications. In 2021, she is ranked as the top-10 (#10) Thai scholar for Business Administration field by World Scientist and University Rankings by Global Ad Scientific Index Ranking.

In 2015, she completed her double doctorate degrees, PhDs in Management, at Graduate School of Management, Macquarie University, in Australia (#1 Business School in Australia) and College of Management, Mahidol University, in Thailand (#1 University in Thailand). She also received two prestigious scholastic awards from Royal Golden Jubilee PhD grant of Thailand Research Fund and International Macquarie University Research Excellence Scholarship. Her research interests focus on leadership, strategy, sustainable leadership, sustainability, corporate responsibility/social responsibility (CSR), management, high performance organizations, organizational behavior and Buddhist-based philosophies (i.e. Sufficiency Economy Philosophy and Gross National Happiness - GNH).

Prior to her PhDs, she spent about a decade living and studying abroad since her high school in Virginia, USA, as well as obtained both bachelor (BSc) and master (MSc) degrees from University of Maryland, USA. In academia, she has had extensive teaching and research experiences, published in several international journals/books and worked collaboratively with renowned worldwide scholars. She is also a special invited guest speaker/lecturer for various universities and a research fellow at Institute of Sustainable Leadership (Australia). Apart from her academic contribution, she has worked professionally more than 18 years as a strategy and management practitioner, trainer and special consultant for global/multinational corporations, plus local and international governmental agencies in Thailand and abroad.

Over the years, she has gained experiences and recognitions for several pioneering sustainable development and sustainability projects, notably as Gross National Happiness (GNH) Master Trainer of GNH Centre Thailand for Mindfulness Practice and Project Manager for a UN G77 training program on “Sufficiency Thinking in Sustainable Development”. Moreover, she positioned as Principle Investigator / Research Project Leader and led several successful research projects with diverse grants, including “An Empirical Research Study of Sufficiency Economy Philosophy Applications in Sufficiency Schools, Linking to UN SDGs in Education” and "Gross National Happiness (GNH) survey development for corporate well-being, happiness and sustainability". Her latest research project with a multi-disciplinary research team of experts focuses on "Sustainable Development and COVID-19 Pandemic in ASEAN".

With the world-class education from three continents (i.e. North America, Australia and Asia), the solid research backgrounds in empirical, quantitative and qualitative research and several years of global/multinational work experiences, Assistant Professor Dr. Suparak brings a unique contribution to management education and practice.
    1. Suriyankietkaew, S. (2022). Effects of key leadership determinants on business sustainability in entrepreneurial enterprises, Journal of Entrepreneurship in Emerging Economies,, forthcoming (SCOPUS index, Q1)
    2. Theeraworawit, M., Suriyankietkaew, S. & Hallinger, P. (2022). Sustainable Supply Chain Management in the Circular Economy: A Bibliometric Review, Sustainability, 14 (15), 9304. (SCOPUS/Web of Knowledge/ISI index, Q1)
    3. Suriyankietkaew, S.; Krittayaruangroj, K. & Iamsawan, N. (2022). Sustainable leadership practices and competencies of SMEs for sustainability and resilience: A community-based social enterprise study, Sustainability, 14(10), 5762. (SCOPUS/Web of Knowledge/ISI index, Q1)
    4. Suriyankietkaew, S. & Kungwanpongpun, P. (2022). Strategic leadership and management factors driving sustainability in health-care organizations in Thailand, Journal of Health Organization and Management, 36(4), 448-468. (SCOPUS index, Q2)
    5. Suriyankietkaew, S. & Nimsai, S. (2021). COVID-19 Impacts and sustainability strategies for regional recovery in Southeast Asia: Challenges and opportunities, Sustainability, 13(16), 8907. (SCOPUS/Web of Knowledge/ISI index, Q1)
    6. Suriyankietkaew, S. & Petison, P. (2020) A retrospective and foresight: Bibliometric review of international research on strategic management for sustainability, 1991-2019. Sustainability, 12(1), 91. (SCOPUS/Web of Knowledge/ISI index)
    7. Suriyankietkaew, S. (2019). Sustainable leadership and entrepreneurship for corporate sustainability in small enterprises: An empirical analysis. World Review of Entrepreneurship, Management and Sustainable Development, 15(1/2), 256-275. (SCOPUS index)
    8. Suriyankietkaew, S. (2019). Taking the long view on resilience and sustainability with 5Cs at B. Grimm. Global Business and Organizational Excellence, 38(3), 11-17. (SCOPUS index)
    9. Suriyankietkaew, S., & Kantamara, P. (2019). Business ethics and spirituality for corporate sustainability: A Buddhism perspective. Journal of Management, Spirituality & Religion. (SCOPUS index)
    10. Hallinger, P., & Suriyankietkaew, S. (2018). Science mapping of the knowledge base on sustainable leadership, 1990–2018. Sustainability, 10(12), 4846. (SCOPUS index)
    11. Suriyankietkaew, S., & Hallinger, P. (2018). Empirical research on education for sustainable development in sufficiency-based schools. European Journal of Sustainable Development (2018), 7, 3, 205-216. (Open Access)
    12. Suriyankietkaew, S. (in press). Sustainable leadership and entrepreneurship for corporate sustainability in small enterprises: An empirical analysis.World Review of Entrepreneurship, Management and Sustainable Development, forthcoming. (SCOPUS index)
    13. Suriyankietkaew, S. (2016). Effects of sustainable leadership practices on customer satisfaction: Evidence from Thailand. Asia-Pacific Journal of Business Administration, 8(3), 245- 259. (SCOPUS index)
    14. Suriyankietkaew, S., & Avery, G.C. (2016). Sustainable leadership practices driving financial performance: Empirical evidence from Thai SMEs. Sustainability, 8(4), 327-341. (SCOPUS index)
    15. Suriyankietkaew, S., & Avery, G.C. (2014). Leadership practices influencing stakeholder satisfaction in Thai SMEs. Asia-Pacific Journal of Business Administration, 6(3), 247-261. (SCOPUS index)
    16. Suriyankietkaew, S., & Avery, G. C. (2014). Employee satisfaction and sustainable leadership practices in Thai SMEs. Journal of Global Responsibility, 5(1), 160-173.(Indexed in British Library and Cambell’s Directory of Publishing Opportunities)
    17. Suriyankietkaew, S. (2013). Emergent leadership paradigms for corporate sustainability: A proposed model. Journal of Applied Business Research, 28(1), 67-79. (SCOPUS index)
    18. Kantabutra, S., & Suriyankietkaew, S. (2013). Sustainable leadership: Rhineland practices at a Thai Small Enterprise. International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, 19(1), 77-94. (SCOPUS index)
    19. Kantabutra, S., & Suriyankietkaew, S. (2012). Examining relationships between organic leadership and corporate sustainability: A proposed model. Journal of Applied Business Research, 28(1), 1-14. (SCOPUS index)
    1. Kaewpijit, J. & Suriyankietkaew, S. (2016). Using the Sufficiency Economy Philosophy in a prisoner development program. In Avery, G.C. & Bergsteiner, H. (Eds.), Sufficiency Thinking: Thailand’s Gift to an Unsustainable World. Sydney: Allen & Unwin.
    2. Kantabutra, S., & Suriyankietkaew, S. (2012). Management system development methods and applications in food industry. Management System in Food Business. Nontaburi, Thailand: Sukhothai Thammathirat Open University.
    3. Kantabutra, S., & Suriyankietkaew, S. (2011). Sustainable Leadership at a Thai Community Enterprise. In G.C. Avery (Eds.), Sustainable Leadership: New Research and Fresh Thoughts. Melbourne, Australia: Tilde University Press.


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