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.
PhD (Industrial, organisational and Labour Studies) UKZN
Academy of Management
International Sociological Association
Professions and professional work
Critical management studies
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 http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03088839.2016.1275859
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.