I joined the university in 2009 as a LEAP lecturer. Since then I was appointed as a lecturer in 2012, and completed my PhD in 2015. I have served in the discipline of Human Resources Management and Industrial Relations while at UKZN. In 2017, I took over as Academic Leader of the discipline. My research interests involve International HRM, Talent Management, Skills development and Employment Engagement. I have presented papers at both national and international conferences as a sole presenter as well as co-presenter with my students. I have also written a number of SAPSE accredited journal articles as a sole author and in collaborations with staff and students.
PhD in Management (HRM) UKZN
HBAdmin (Industrial Psychology) HRD (UND)
HED (Postgraduate) (UNISA)
Recent Publications and Papers
Maharaj, A. (2017) International Career Experiences of Expatriate Academics in South Africa, International Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities, 9(1); pp.41-56.
Maharaj, A. (2016) Academic Mobility and Immigration Trends in South African Higher Education Institutions; Journal of Economics and Behavioral Studies; 8(4); pp.52-66.
Polite Masvaure, Shaun Ruggunan and Ashika Maharaj (2014) Work Engagement, Intrinsic Motivation and Job Satisfaction among Employees of a Diamond Mining Company in Zimbabwe, Journal of Economic and Behavioural Studies 6(6), pp. 488-499.
Strangers amongst us: Expatriate Academics in South African Higher education. Conference paper presented at the 12th International Conference on Economics and Social Sciences (ICESS 2016) held at the Durban University of Technology. 19-20 November 2016.
Expatriation outside the Multinational Corporation: The Case of Academics in South Africa, paper presented at the 23 Annual SAIMS Conference: Finding a silver lining for business in the Global Economic and Political dark clouds- 11-14 September 2011, Durban South Africa.
South Africa’s Brain Gain: Inflows of Academic Expatriates, paper presented at the 15th Annual IEASA Conference: The Impact of Internationalisation on the Quality of Higher Education, 31 August- 3 September 2011- Durban South Africa.
The Impact of Globalisation on South African Higher Education Institutions: Patterns of Academic Inflow into the South African Higher Education System (Case of UKZN) paper presented at the Twelfth International Seminar on Globalisation of Higher Education: Challenges and Opportunities, New Delhi India- 4-5 January 2011.