Dr. Vimolwan

Assistant Professor and Faculty Director of MBA Program

E-mail: vyukongdi@ait.ac.th

Office: SOM Room 209

Country: Thailand

Expertise: Human Resources Management and Organizational Behavior 

Degrees: PhD, Melbourne Business School, University of Melbourne, Australia; MBA; Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; BBA in Finance and Banking (Magna Cum Laude), Assumption University, Thailand; Certificate in EEC-ASEAN Teacher/Trainer Program, European Institute of Business Administration (INSEAD), France.

Courses: Leadership, Organisational Behavior, Human Resource Management, Negotiation, Strategic Staffing and Talent Management, Advanced Organizational Behavior and Development


CURRENT RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Leadership
  • Women in management in Asia
  • Work teams
  • Cross-cultural management
  • Entrepreneurship

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

Academic positions

  • Asian Institute of Technology, School of Management, Assistant Professor, 2015-present
  • AssumptionUniversity, Graduate School of eLearning,Research Director/Chair and full-time faculty member, 2013-2015
  • Griffith University, Griffith Business School, Australia, Senior Lecturer in Human Resource Management, 2011-2012
  • University of Southern Queensland, Australia, Senior Lecturer in Management, 2009-2011
  • Central Queensland University, Australia, Senior Lecturer in Human Resource Management & Management, 2007-2009
  • Assumption University, Graduate School of Business, Chairperson, General Management Discipline and full-time faculty member, 2006-2007
  • University of South Australia, Australia, Adjunct Doctor of Business Administration Supervisor, 2006-2012
  • University of Melbourne, Australia, Department of Management, Lecturer in Human Resource Management, 2003-2005
  • University of Newcastle, Australia, School of Business, Lecturer in Management, 2000-2003
  • Massey University, New Zealand, Department of Management & International Business, Lecturer in Management, 1998-2000
  • Assumption University, Graduate School of Business, Lecturer and Coordinator of Internship Program, 1996-1998

Nonacademic positions

  • Esso Standard Thailand (ExxonMobil),  Senior Financial Coordinator, 1992-1993
  • Tricapital Company Ltd., Consulting Manager,  1991-1992


AWARDS

  • 2016 Distinguished Teacher Award (Large classes category), Asian Institute of Technology
  • 2015 Best Paper Award, Society of Interdisciplinary Business Research-Thammasat, Conference on Interdisciplinary Business & Economics Research, 4-6 June, 2015, Bangkok, Thailand
  • 1993-1996 Melbourne University Postgraduate Scholarship (Ph.D. degree) University of Melbourne (living allowance scholarship) (I was the first Thai to win this scholarship)
  • 1993-1996 Overseas Postgraduate Research Scholarship (Ph.D. degree) University of Melbourne (full fee scholarship)
  • 1988 European Economic Community Scholarship (EEC) (Full fee and living allowance scholarship) EEC/ European Institute of Business Administration (INSEAD), France
  • 1986-1987 President International Scholarship (M.B.A. degree) (Full fee scholarship) University of Pittsburgh, U.S.A.
  • 1986-1987 Bangkok University Scholarship (to pursue M.B.A. degree at University of Pittsburgh, U.S.A.) (Full fee and living allowance scholarship)
  • 1984 Magna Cum Laude, Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) Assumption University
  • 1983-1984 President’s Certificate for Academic Excellence Assumption University
  • 1982-1983 President’s Certificate for Academic Excellence Assumption University
  • 1981-1982 President’s Certificate for Academic Excellence Assumption University
  • 1980-1981 President’s Certificate for Academic Excellence Assumption University


SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Books and Monographs

  • Rowley, C. & Yukongdi V. (Eds.) (2009). The Changing Face of Women Managers in Asia. London: Routledge(Taylor & Francis).
  • Yukongdi, V. and Benson, J. (Eds.) (2006). Women in Asian Management. London: Routledge (Taylor & Francis).

Book Chapters

  • Yukongdi, V. & Rowley, C. (2016). Business Networks and Varieties of Capitalism in Thailand: Adding the Context of History, Political Structures and Social and Cultural Values. In J. Nolan, C. Rowley and M. Warner (Eds.), Business Networks in East Asian Capitalism: enduring trends, emerging patterns, Chandos Publishing, Elsevier.
  • Rowley, C. & Yukongdi, V. (2016). Positive Action. In S. Johnstone and A. Wilkinson, Encyclopedia of Human Resource Management, Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing.
  • Rowley, C., Yukongdi, V. & Wei, J.Q. (2010). Managing Diversity: Women Managers in Asia. In M. Ozbilgin & J. Syed (Eds.), Diversity Management in Asia; A Research Companion (pp. 183-209), Cheltenham and New York: Edward Elgar Publishing.
  • Yukongdi, V. (2009). The Changing Face of Women Managers in Thailand. In C. Rowley and V. Yukongdi (Eds.), The Changing Face of Women Managers in Asia (pp. 199-223) London: Routledge.
  • Rowley, C. & Yukongdi, V. (2009). The Future of the Changing Face of Women Managers in Asia. In C. Rowley and V. Yukongdi (Eds.), The Changing Face of Women Managers in Asia (pp. 250-258) London: Routledge.
  • Yukongdi, V. & Rowley C. (2009). The Changing Face of Women Managers in Asia: Opportunities and Challenges. In C. Rowley and V. Yukongdi (Eds.), The Changing Face of Women Managers in Asia (pp. 1-16). London: Routledge.
  • Yukongdi, V. (2008). Trade Unions in Thailand: Declining strength and influence. In J. Benson and Y. Zhu (Eds.), Trade Unions in Asia: An Economic and Sociological Analysis (pp. 216-235), London, Routledge.
  • Yukongdi, V. and Benson, J. (2006). Women in Asian Management: Cracking the Glass Ceiling? In V. Yukongdi & J. Benson (Eds.), Women in Asian Management (pp. 1-10). London: RoutledgeCurzon.
  • Benson, J. and Yukongdi, V. (2006). Asian Women Managers: Participation, Barriers and Future Prospects. In V. Yukongdi & J. Benson (Eds.), Women in Asian Management (pp. 141-148). London: RoutledgeCurzon.
  • Yukongdi, V. (2006). Women in Management in Thailand: Advancement and Prospects. In V. Yukongdi & J. Benson (Eds.), Women in Asian Management (pp.126-140). London: RoutledgeCurzon.
  • Yukongdi, V. (2005) Unemployment in Thailand: Social Issues, Challenges and Opportunities. In J. Benson and Y. Zhu (Eds.), Unemployment in Asia: Organisational and Institutional Relationships (pp. 159-174), London: RoutledgeCurzon

Articles in Refereed International Journals 

  • Yukongdi, V. (2018) “Motivational factors, facilitators, obstacles and gender differences:  An exploratory study of Thai entrepreneurs” PEOPLE: International Journal of Social Sciences, 18(6), 697-719.
  • Yukongdi, V. and Lopa, N.Z. (2017) Entrepreneurial intention: a study of individual, situational and gender differences, Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development,Vol. 24 Issue: 2, pp 333-352.
  • Yukongdi, V. (2016). Characteristics of Successful Managers: A study of Thai Employees’ Perception, Review of Integrative Business and Economics Research, Vol 5(3), 322-329
  • Napasri, T. & Yukongdi, V. (2015). A Study of Thai Female Executives: Perceived Barriers to Career Advancement, Review of Integrative Business and Economics Research, Vol 4(3), 108-120.
  • Yukongdi, V. (2010). A Study of Thai Employees’ Preferred Leadership Style. Special Issue, Asia Pacific Business Review, Vol. l6 (1-2), 161- 181.
  • Yukongdi, V. and Benson, J. (2005). Women in Asian Management: Cracking the Glass Ceiling? Asia Pacific Business Review, Volume 11(2), 139-148.
  • Benson, J. and Yukongdi, V. (2005). Asian Women Managers: Participation, Barriers and Future Prospects. Asia Pacific Business Review, Volume 11(2), 283-291.
  • Yukongdi, V. (2005). Women in Management in Thailand: Advancement and Prospects. Asia Pacific Business Review, Volume 11(2), 267-281.
  • Yukongdi, V. (2001). Teams and TQM: A comparison between Australia and Thailand. International Journal of Quality and Reliability Management, Vol. 18(4), 387-403.

Papers in Refereed Conference Proceedings

  • Yukongdi, V. (2017).  Motivational factors, facilitators, obstacles and gender differences:  An exploratory study of Thai entrepreneurs.  Paper presented at the 28th International Conference on Social Science & Humanities (ICSSH), 26-27 December 2017, Asian Institute of Technology, Pathumthani, Thailand.
  • Yukongdi, V. (2016). Characteristics of Successful Managers: A Study of Thai Employees, Society of Interdisciplinary Business Research-Thammasat Conference on Interdisciplinary Business & Economics Research, 2-3 June, Bangkok, Thailand.
  • Yukongdi, V. and Napasri, T. (2015). A study of Thai Female Executives: How do they reach the top?, The Sixth International Conference on Human Resource and Organization Management and Development, 9-11 September, National Institute Development and Administration, Bangkok, Thailand.
  • Napasri, T. and Yukongdi, V. (2015). A Study of Thai Female Executives: Perceived Barriers to Career Advancement, Society of Interdisciplinary Business Research-Thammasat Conference on Interdisciplinary Business & Economics Research, 4-6 June, Bangkok, Thailand. (Best Paper Award).
  • Yukongdi, V. (2005). The Preferred Style of Managers: An Empirical Study of Australian and Thai Employees. Paper accepted for presentation at the British Academy of Management Annual Conference, Oxford University,13- 15 September, Oxford, UK.
  • Yukongdi, V. (2004). An Exploratory Study of Thai Employees’ Preferred Style of Managers. Paper accepted for presentation at The Scandinavian Academy of Management (SAM) and the International Federation of Scholarly Associations of Management (IFSAM) VIIth World Congress in Göteborg, Sweden.
  • Yukongdi, V. (2003). Multiple Team Memberships: An Australian study. Paper accepted for presentation at the British Academy of Management Conference, UK.
  • Yukongdi, V. (2002). The effects of multiple team memberships on employee attitudes: A Thai study. Paper accepted for presentation at the International Federation of Scholarly Associations of Management ANZAM/IFSAM 6th World Congress, Australia.
  • Yukongdi, V. (2002). The effects of multiple team memberships on participation and attitudinal outcomes: An empirical study of Australia. Paper accepted for presentation at the International Conference on Globalisation, Innovation and Human Resource Development for Competitive Advantage, Thailand.
  • Yukongdi, V. (2000). Teams in TQM Organisations in Thailand. Paper presented at the Second Asia Academy of Management Conference, Singapore.