Professor Shaun Ruggunan

Professor Shaun Ruggunan
Associate Professor
M Block 1313 , 3rd Floor
Human Resource Management


Professor Shaun Ruggunan is an associate professor in human resources management at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, School of Management, IT and Governance. His research interests are maritime labour, sociology of professions and critical management studies.

Academic Qualifications

  • PhD (Industrial, organisational and Labour Studies) UKZN

Professional Bodies

  • Academy of Management
  • International Sociological Association

Research Interests

  • Maritime labour
  • Professions and professional work
  • Critical management studies
  • Management education.

Recent Publications and Papers

  • Shaun Ruggunan and Herbert Kanengoni (2017) Pursuing a career at sea: an empirical profile of South Africa cadets and implications for career awareness. Maritime Policy & Management
  • Ruggunan, S & Spiller, d (2014): Critical pedagogy for teaching HRM in the context of social change. African Journal of Business Ethics. Vol 8, No 1, pp. 29-43
  • Shaun D Ruggunan, Suveera Singh (2013): Sector switching among histopathologists in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa: a qualitative study. Human Resources for Health; 11(1):23. DOI:10.1186/1478-4491-11-23
  • Ruggunan, S & Spiller, D (2018a). The Transformation of Business Education in Post-Apartheid South Africa. In Meeting Expectations in Management Education (pp. 11-26). Palgrave Macmillan, London.
  • Ruggunan, S and Sooryamoorthy, R (2018b) Management Studies in South Africa: Exploring the Trajectory in the Apartheid era and Beyond. Palgrave-Macmillan, London.