Fernando, Mario Associate Professor

Faculty of Business

  • School of Management, Operations and Marketing
  • Centre for Responsible Organisational Practices (CROP)

Overview


Dr Mario Fernando is an Associate Professor in the School of Management, Operations and Marketing, University of Wollongong. His research interests are centred on exploring how responsible executive action leads to positive individual, organisational and societal outcomes. Currently, Mario is conducting research in leadership, business ethics and human resource management areas. He has published two books and numerous academic journal articles in high-impact journals. He serves on three journal editorial boards. Mario’s learning and teaching contributions over a sustained period have been recognised at national and institutional levels.

Top Publications


Available as Research Supervisor

Selected Publications


Other Research Activities


Impact Story


  • <p>Regional hospitals are currently experiencing skills shortages in many health occupations while facing decreasing employee engagement, wellbeing and high employee turnover. In a research partnership with the Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District (ISLHD), the reasons for these are being identified by a team led by Associate Professor Fernando. The partnership started from a pilot project funded by the Faculty of Business and later supported by a Global Challenges grant. The aim of the project was to identify strategies to improve engagement, wellbeing and retention of healthcare professionals. </p>
  • Media reports of corporate scandals such as at Volkswagen highlight the need for acting responsibly when managing others' interests. This research programme examines leading responsibly in organisations. Impacts from this research stem from a book, journal articles, doctoral theses, media exposure and others.

Available as Research Supervisor

Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy The Privacy Paradox and Information Disclosure in Digital Marketplaces: The Moderating Role of Psychological Distance Bandara, Heenkenda Mudiyanselage Ruwan Jayawickrama
    Doctor of Philosophy Corporate Social Responsibility Attitudes of Board Directors in Australian Firms: The Role of Gender, Ethical Ideology and Spritual Wellbeing Najafi, Bita

Awards And Honors


Teaching Overview


  • Mario's passion for teaching is inspired by transformative learning (Mezirow, 1990). By challenging students to critically reflect on their assumptions, he aims to generate a conscious commitment in the student to engage in responsible executive action.

    Mario has taught a range of subjects including strategic human resource management, cross-cultural management, operations and services management, organisational behaviour, organisation analysis, corporate governance and responsible leadership; all integrating content from the areas of international business, strategic management and change management. With his corporate experience in managing relationships and operations in multinational settings, Mario adds value to the teaching of these subjects across a range of different learner types.

Full Name


  • Assoc/Prof Mario Fernando

Mailing Address


  • School of Management, Operations and Management, UOW

    Northfields Ave

    Wollongong

    NSW

    2522

    Australia

Located In Facility


Top Publications


Selected Publications


Other Research Activities


Impact Story


  • <p>Regional hospitals are currently experiencing skills shortages in many health occupations while facing decreasing employee engagement, wellbeing and high employee turnover. In a research partnership with the Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District (ISLHD), the reasons for these are being identified by a team led by Associate Professor Fernando. The partnership started from a pilot project funded by the Faculty of Business and later supported by a Global Challenges grant. The aim of the project was to identify strategies to improve engagement, wellbeing and retention of healthcare professionals. </p>
  • Media reports of corporate scandals such as at Volkswagen highlight the need for acting responsibly when managing others' interests. This research programme examines leading responsibly in organisations. Impacts from this research stem from a book, journal articles, doctoral theses, media exposure and others.

Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy The Privacy Paradox and Information Disclosure in Digital Marketplaces: The Moderating Role of Psychological Distance Bandara, Heenkenda Mudiyanselage Ruwan Jayawickrama
    Doctor of Philosophy Corporate Social Responsibility Attitudes of Board Directors in Australian Firms: The Role of Gender, Ethical Ideology and Spritual Wellbeing Najafi, Bita

Awards And Honors


Teaching Overview


  • Mario's passion for teaching is inspired by transformative learning (Mezirow, 1990). By challenging students to critically reflect on their assumptions, he aims to generate a conscious commitment in the student to engage in responsible executive action.

    Mario has taught a range of subjects including strategic human resource management, cross-cultural management, operations and services management, organisational behaviour, organisation analysis, corporate governance and responsible leadership; all integrating content from the areas of international business, strategic management and change management. With his corporate experience in managing relationships and operations in multinational settings, Mario adds value to the teaching of these subjects across a range of different learner types.

Full Name


  • Assoc/Prof Mario Fernando

Mailing Address


  • School of Management, Operations and Management, UOW

    Northfields Ave

    Wollongong

    NSW

    2522

    Australia

Located In Facility


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