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Arhan Sthapit, PhD

Lecturer of Business Studies

Unit International Business, Human Resource Management
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Interests International Marketing, Human Rosource Management

Overview

 Dr. Arhan Sthapit is Lecturer of Management at Tribhuvan University, Public Youth Campus which he has joined as a permanent faculty since January 2012. Earlier, he taught as a part-time/ visiting faculty at the PYC and other university colleges for 16 years. He has published 21 research articles in recognised management journals including two in international journals so far, and an article in the international edited volume of the advertising and brand management research. He has presented seventeen (17) research/ working papers in 11 international seminars/ conferences and 6 national ones.
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FEATURED WORK
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ESINTERNATIONAL BUSINESS: ENVIRONMENTS & STRATEGIES, BY DR. ARHAN STHAPIT
1st edition 2015; ISBN 978-9937-535-79-3: Taleju Prakashan, Pages: 400+24: International Size
Foreword by Prof. Dr. Pushkar Bajracharya, Tribhuvan University
The book received great laurels as it was meant for filling the lacuna existing in international business textbooks for Master’s level programmes including Executive MBA, MBA, MBM and MBS of different universities; particularly, Tribhuvan University, Pokhara University and Purbanchal University and other foreign universities operating their Nepal campus centres.

ESSENTIALS OF INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS & ENVIRONMENT
(With Case Studies), BY ARHAN STHAPIT

1st edition 2012; 2nd edition 2013: ISBN 978-9937-534-80-2: Asmita Books Publishers & Distributors; Pages: 240+28: International Size

With the accelerated pace of globalisation and socio-economic liberalisation, doing business today has become more of a global affair. Global factors are increasingly getting more influential in management decisions and actions. As a clear consequence, international business has become an inevitable part of modern day business and management. 

The new developments have necessitated developing the human resources having a good understanding of international business and environment as well as building managerial skills to address the imperative need. Therefore, IB has become one of the most popular and demanded subjects in universities in developed countries, and the wave has also swept across developing and poor nations alike. Nepal is also no exception to it.

Nevertheless, there is a significant dearth of reading materials in international business in Nepal. After having taught the subject in the Masters and Bachelor’s programmes of different universities; particularly, Tribhuvan University, and Purbanchal University Pokhara University, Dr. Sthapit had published his first IB book back in 2005. The academic fraternity hailed the author’s humble attempt as the one that tried to fill the lacuna existing in this branch of knowledge in Nepal. The response to the book was overwhelming indeed.

Author Sthapit has designed the book to customise the reading materials to the specific needs of graduate (BBA and BA Economics) students. It is a ‘mustn’t-miss’ type of book for the BBA students of Pokhara University and Purbanchal University of Nepal. It is also highly recommended for working managers, practitioners and entrepreneurs who aspire to get to the heart of the IB subject matter and practices quickly.

The book—as mentioned in the Preface— has come up as an outcome of the author’s involvement as a banker (1990-1996 with commercial banking) and a career in development management (GTZ) and then 15 years’ journalism (editorship). The 23-year long association with different professions not only helped the author secure an invaluable exposure to real-time work experiences but also whetted new appetite for sharing the author’s experience in different aspects of IB. And the outcome is his recent book on IB.

The book also caters to the specific needs of working managers, as they have constantly faced the need to build themselves with more professional and practical exposure in the studies of international business along with global developments in this area. Updated information on global economy, regional trade and Nepal’s international business and FDI flows is the plus point of this new publication.

The text of the book has provided readers and students with effective heuristics that help solve problems by learning from past experience and investigating practical ways of finding a viable solution. In this regard, 16 original cases, six real-life anecdotes, hundreds of tables and other multiple box items enshrined in the book should prove to be helpful to the readers. Effective learning heuristics and aids as well as practical examples should be instrumental in making the teaching-learning process more effective.

In addition to cases, updated information, relevant websites, real-life anecdotes, examples and stories, integrated and strategic perspective, and Nepali context are some of the biggest assets of the book.


INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS: TEXT AND CASES, BY ARHAN STHAPIT

1st edition 2005, 2nd Revised Edition 2009: Taleju Prakashan

Foreword by Prof. Dr. Kundan Dutta Koirala, Tribhuvan University

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Abstract:

Business today has gone international and global. Management of international business has been the issue of great interest of students, managers, entrepreneurs, investors and ardent learners. It's no more a luxury, but so natural of all to think of international business if the business— as an open system— is to survive and sustain itself, no matter where and at what level it would operate.

On this emerging subject of international business, Sthapit's book containing both text and 40 cases (mostly from real life situations) has almost revolutionalised the text-book writing in Nepal. Critics have also hailed it as the only Nepali writer's book on IB of this stature.

 

Its contents and materials are a good treat to fulfil the dearth of reading materials in international business in Nepal, as far as the courses of Tribhuvan University, Purbanchal University, Pokhara University and Kathmandu University at Masters and Bachelor's programmes.

The text of the book has provided readers and students with effective heuristics that help solve problems by learning from past experience and investigating practical ways of finding a viable solution. In this regard, 40 cases, real-life anecdotes and other multiple box items enshrined in the book should prove to be helpful to the readers.


In addition to cases, updated information, relevant websites, real-life anecdotes, examples and stories, integrated and strategic perspective, and Nepali context are some of the biggest assets of the book.

MARKETING RESEARCH: IN THE DYNAMIC AGE OF INFORMATION, BY ARHAN STHAPIT

1st edition 2007: Taleju Prakashan

Foreword by Prof. Dr. Pushkar Bajracharya, Tribhuvan University
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Abstract:

Marketing Research has become an established input to a modern manager's decision making activity, enhanced by computer and information and communication technology (ICT). The ICT boom and application has not only improved the validity of data entry (or input) but also ameliorated the efficiency of data processing substantially. As a result, the marketing research process can fetch and supply accurate, exhaustive and relevant information as an output, which managers and marketers, in turn, can use in their decision making activity. Mr. Sthapit's book, the first textbook in Nepal has tried to fill the gap existing in reading materials in Marketing Research.

 

More importantly, the book has been recognised for applying otherwise 'dull-looking' research stuff into the practical field of marketing book should prove to be helpful to the readers. There are 10 cases and plenty of practical assignments and activities in the marketing research stream that can give good exposure to the readers and practitioners.

 

Illustration on computation works (numerical), relevant websites, cases, real-life anecdotes and examples, integrated and strategic perspective, and Nepali context are some of the remarkable merits of the book.

 

HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT: TEXT AND CASES, BY TM SINGH & ARHAN STHAPIT

1st edition 2008, Taleju Prakashan

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Abstract:

What should come first in a well functioning organisation is people or human resources. The management of human resources or Human Resource Management is one of the key activities of a modern manager. It has assumed more importance because of new developments in behaviour science as well as sociological and psychological studies, and rapidly changing business environment. The computer and information and communication technology (ICT) have also contributed to develop the area of HRM in both length and depth. This all has opened up more avenues to modern organisations so that they face both opportunities and challenges in managing their people. Authors Singh and Sthapit —both having impressive exposure to practical work life also—have integrated the practical side of human resource and behaviour management into the text-building of the book.

 

The book has used effective heuristics to help readers and students solve problems by learning from past experience and investigating practical ways of finding a viable solution. In this regard, 17 cases as well as real-life anecdotes and examples, and illustration box items enshrined in the book should prove to be helpful to the readers.

 

Cases, real-life anecdotes, examples and stories, relevant websites, integrated and strategic perspective, and Nepali context are a good treat to ardent learners who look for more application-oriented text book in Nepal.


Trainning Manual:

FACILITATION SKILL DEVELOPMENT TRAINING MANUAL: ED. ARHAN STHAPIT

Community Training manual on Forest User Group Formation and Reformulation

1st edition 2005: WATCH

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Available on  http://www.recoftc.org/site/fileadmin/docs/publications/Accession_List/2005/AccessionListSeptember2005.pdf

 

Pub. Code COF/11/NEP/30

Keyword Community forest, training manual, forestry development, Nepal,

formation and reformulation.

Abstract

Community forest user groups across the country are Nepal’s largest organisation in the non-government sector. The Federation of Community Forest Users, Nepal (FECOFUN) has -----members. The Women Working Together for Change (WATCH) in collaboration with the FECOFUN has been working in the area of social change and social justice for decades. To build the effective members and stakeholders in the community forest management, a training manual was long realised. To fulfil the need, Arhan Sthapit has edited a training manual under the aegis of the WATCH and FECOFUN. Sthapit has also translated the manual into English language to facilitate readers interested in applying training nitty-gritty, in English. The 230-page manual in 28X21 centimetre size is basically a compilation of very useful training materials systematised to cater to the need of the target group. There are plenty of figures and illustrations to impart the training content to the target group. It is a good reference book in this regard.

Facilitation Skill Development Training Manual has been divided into six sections that contain different subjects, messages and processes. Study materials of each training session are also enshrined with the manual. The contents of the manual are:
Section 1 - Introductory section,
Section 2 - Conceptual section,
Section 3 - Section of Community Forest Related Policy and Law,
Section 4 - Communication/Dissemination/Extension and Conversation section,
Section 5 - Section of characteristics and indicators of community forest,
Section 6 – Section of group formation and reformation process and
Section 7 - Evaluation and Concluding section



Biography

Dr. Sthapit is Lecturer of Management at Tribhuvan University, Public Youth Campus which he has joined as a permanent faculty since January 2012. Earlier, he taught as a part-time/ visiting faculty at the PYC and other university colleges for 16 years. He has published 21 research articles in recognised management journals including two in international journals so far, and an article in the international edited volume of the advertising and brand management research. He has presented seventeen (17) research/ working papers in 11 international seminars/ conferences and 6 national ones.

On December 23, 2014, he was awarded PhD degree in Management by the Jodhpur National University, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India for his research thesis work titled “A Strategic Perspective on Human Resource Development in Nepal” with merits. In 1995, he earned an MBA degree (with specialisation in Marketing) from Tribhuvan University while he obtained his second university degree (IASP) in Journalism/Mass Communication in 1991.

As an IVP alumnus under the US government programme, he also studied intellectual property rights (IPRs) in the changing global business context, in USA in 2002 under the Fulbright Commission scholarship. In 2011 (Jan-Mar), he completed the Advanced HRD Course from National Institute of Technical Teachers Training and Research (NITTTR), Chennai (Tamilnadu), Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India, under the scholarship of Technical Cooperation Scheme of Colombo Plan and Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation (ITEC).

He has a good deal of exposure to international research works. He is Associate Editor, International Journal of Management Studies (ISSN: 2249-0302 EISSN: 2231-2528), as well as the Foreign Peer Reviewer (Honorary) of Indian Journal of Science and Technology, Indian Society of Science and Education, Chennai (since 2011); Business Perspectives & Research, K.J. Somaiya Institute of Management Studies & Research; International Journal of Indian Culture and Business Management (since 2016); Business and Management Research Journal, Ghana (since 2015).

He was the Key Note Speaker at two international conferences: a) International Conference on Multi-Facets of Business Management. Jan 9th -11th, 2014 in Nashik-Mumbai (India, b) International Conference on Management and IT-2017, Transforming India: Initiatives, Challenges and Road Ahead, 28th–29th April, 2017, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India.

Dr. Sthapit successfully chaired half of dozen of technical sessions of international and national conferences held in India, Bangladesh and Nepal.He possesses a great deal of real-time work experience (or industry experience) of 22 years [commercial banking (6 years), international development agency (almost 1 year) and journalism (15 years)]. He has undergone a number of professional management courses/ training programmes in USA and India under internationally renowned fellowships/scholarships.

His primary expertise is International Business and Strategic HRM in which his research works currently focus. Besides them, his teaching repertoire also includes Marketing, Management, Business Environment, Business Communication, and Entrepreneurship at Master/Bachelor levels.

He is one of the most widely-read writers in Nepalese English media and dailies; he has authored nearly 1,615 general articles on Management, Economy, Trade and Marketing, Intellectual Property Rights and Music, in English national broadsheet The Rising Nepal and other national publications and journals. He has also presented 10 seminar/conference papers in Nepal, India and USA.
Sthapit’s first textbook International Business: Text and Cases (2005)— critics said— is one of the most remarkable publications in Nepal’s management textbooks. He brought second, revised editions of the book in 2009, 2014, 2015 and 2017. His second book Marketing Research: In the Dynamic Age of Information (2007) was recognised for applying otherwise ‘dull-looking’ research stuff into the practical field of marketing. His third book Human Resource Management: Text and Cases (2008) co-authored with senior faculty TM Singh has received an overwhelming response from the academia for its application-oriented approach.

Again in 2012, he has published another book Essentials of International Business and Environment (with Case Studies) to cater to the specific needs of BBA students and practitioner managers. Its second edition hit the book-stores in 2013 after an overwhelmingly positive response from the market.

In 2015, he published another acclaimed book: International Business: Environments and Strategies for executive MBA and general MBA programmes of universities. His books on IB have been used also as reference books in universities in India and Bangladesh.
He enjoys an array of diverse professional experiences that include commercial banking, development management, human resource development and training, and journalism. He also worked as a prolific journalist during his 15 years’ service at The Rising Nepal, Nepal’s leading and pioneer English national daily of Gorkhapatra Corporation until he had resigned as Sr. Associate Editor in the early-2012 to join the university service.

He started his career in 1990 with Nepal Arab Bank Ltd (now NABIL Bank), the first joint-venture bank established in the private sector in Nepal. He had worked more than six years at NABIL Bank and Nepal Bangladesh Bank to reach up to the middle management position. He also had a stint with GTZ (now GIZ, German International Cooperation Agency) handling financial management and agro-marketing. He is a consultant with a number of organisations for strategic management/communication services. His exposure to the real work-life conditions in diverse organisations has also rendered him as a management practitioner.
May 21, 2017


Publication

 

Books:

University Textbooks

  1. Sthapit, Arhan. (2013). Essentials of International Business and Environment (With Case Studies).(1st ed.: 2012; 2nd ed.: 2013), Kathmandu: Asmita Books Publishers (For BBA/MBA levels of Management). ISBN 978-9937-534-80-2
  2. Sthapit, Arhan & Singh, Tulsi Man. (2008). Human Resource Management: Text & Cases. Kathmandu: Taleju Prakashan. ISBN 978-99933-45-49-7
  3. Sthapit, Arhan. (2007). Marketing Research: In Dynamic Age of Information. Kathmandu: Taleju Prakashan. ISBN 978-99933-45-21-2
  4. Sthapit, Arhan. (2005). International Business:Text & Cases. Kathmandu: Taleju Prakashan. ISBN 978-9937-535-04-5


Professional/Reference books

  1. Sthapit, Arhan. (2005). Facilitation Skill Development Training Manual: Community Forest User Group Formation and Reformulation Ed., Kathmandu: WATCH

Literary books

  1. Sthapit, Arhan. (1993). Sachetana: Chhadhwo Bhinnata Rekha.Ka thmandu: Thayebhu Publications. (Anthology of Nepal Bhasha (Newari) Short Stories)

 

Articles

1,580 general articles (opinion- and impression based, and field-report based) in Management, HRM, Economy and Finance, Marketing, International Trade and Music in English national daily, academic magazines/ periodicals and other national publications

 

Research Papers/Journal Articles

International Journal

  1. Sthapit, Arhan (.......). Strategic factors in evaluation of induction training effectiveness: An exploratory study of development bank managers. EXCEL International Journal of Multidisciplinary Management Studies (ISSN 2249 8834), 2 (8), 16-32
  1. Sthapit, Arhan (2011). “Organisational Response to Workplace Harassment: An Exploratory Study in Nepal”. MIMT Journal of IT & Management Research (ISSN 2229-7626), Modi Institute of Management and Technology, Kota (Rajasthan), India. Vol 1, No. 1, pp 53-72

 

National Journal

  1. Sthapit, Arhan (2012). “Emotional Intelligence (EI) and Emotional Maturity (EM) in Induction Training: An Empirical Study of Nepalese Bank Managers”. World Without Anger An International Journal (ISSN 2091-0398), Research Division, WWA-Kathmandu. Vol. 3-4, No. 1, 5-13
  2. Sthapit, Arhan (2012). "Impact of Liquidity Management on Profitability: A Comparative Study of Foreign Joint-venture Banks in Nepal. Lumbini Journal of Business and Economics (ISSN: 2091-1467). Lumbini Banijya Campus, Tribhuvan University. Kathmandu: Vol. 2, No. 2, pp 59-72 (Co-author).
  3. Sthapit, Arhan (2012). “Orientation Training Effectiveness in Nepal: Evaluation on Four-level Criteria Model.” Peoples’ Journal of Management (ISSN: 2091-170X). People’s Campus, Tribhuvan University. Kathmandu: Vol. 1, No. 2, pp 9-17.
  4. Sthapit, Arhan (2012). “Evaluation of Induction Training: A Survey of Low and Mid-level Managers at Nepalese Development Banks”. Administrative and Management Review: A Journal of Nepal Administrative Staff College, Vol. 24, No. 1, pp 29-45
  5. Sthapit, Arhan (........). “Buyer-Perception on Hoarding Advertisements in Makwanpur.” Lumbini Journal of Business and Economics (ISSN: 2091-1467). Lumbini Banijya Campus, Tribhuvan University. Kathmandu: Vol. 1, No. 2, pp 45-65
  6. Sthapit, Arhan (2011). “Capital Budgeting Practices in Nepali Manufacturing Companies”. PYC Nepal Journal of Management, Public Youth Campus. Kathmandu. Vol. 4, No. 4, 1-15. (Co-author)
  7. Sthapit, Arhan (2011). “Management of Work Place Harassments: A Review”. Administrative and Management Review, Journal of Nepal Administrative Staff College, Vol. 23, No. 1, 1-23
  8. Sthapit, Arhan (2010). “Workplace Harassment and Emotional Intelligence: A Survey of Nepali Managers’ Experience and Antecedents”. World Without Anger (WWA) Journal (ISSN 2091-0398), Research Division, WWA-Kathmandu. Vol. 2, No. 1, 6-13
  9. Sthapit, Arhan (2010). “Brand Response of Cell-phone Users in Nepal: A Strategic Perspective”. PYC Nepal Journal of Management, Public Youth Campus. Kathmandu. Vol. 3, No. 3, 133-152. (Co-author)
  10. Sthapit, Arhan (2010). “Integrating HRD with Organisation Strategy as a Precursor to Strategic Management: A Review,”. Administrative and Management Review, Journal of Nepal Administrative Staff College, Vol. 22, No. 1, 1-27
  11. Sthapit, Arhan (2009). "Management of Sales Promotion in Nepal: A Perspective on Construction Materials". Administrative and Management Review, Journal of Nepal Administrative Staff College, Vol. 21, No. 2, 1-21. (Co-author)
  12. Sthapit, Arhan. (2008). Role of HRD in Successful Implementation of Organisation Strategy: A Review. PYC Nepal Journal of Management, Vol. I, No. 1, 66-82
  13. Sthapit, Arhan. (2006). Intellectual Property Rights: Issues and Solutions. The Management ReviewVol. 1, No. 1, 43-52

Working/Seminar Paper Presentation

International:

  1. Sthapit, Arhan (2012). "Emotional Intelligence and Emotional Maturity (EI and EM) in Induction Training: An Empirical Study of Nepalese Bank Managers”. 3rd International Conference on ‘Emotional Intelligence and Peace Education in Nepal’,’ organised by World Without Anger (WWA) and Global Peace Association (GPA)-Nepal in association with Lumbini Bouddha University, Nepal, Kathmandu.
  2. Sthapit, Arhan (2011). “Managerial Measures on Workplace Harassments in Nepal”. 11th South Asian Management Forum on ‘Managing Change for Sustainable Development in the SAARC Region’ 16-18th May 2011, international seminar organised by Association of Management Development Institutions in South Asia (AMDISA), Hyderabad, India and hosted Nepal Administrative Staff College (NASC), Venue: NASC  Auditorium, Kathmandu
  3. Sthapit, Arhan (2011). “Management’s Preference for HRD Measures to Handle Workplace Harassments: An Empirical Study of Nepali Managers’ Experience and Antecedents”. Annual Seminar on Human Resource Development, National Institute of Technical Teachers Training and Research (NITTTR), Chennai, India
  4. Sthapit, Arhan (2010).  “Workplace Harassment and Emotional Intelligence: A Survey of Nepali Managers’ Experience and Antecedents”. 2nd Annual International Conference on ‘Emotional Intelligence for Peace Education in Nepal’,’ organised by the World Without Anger (WWA) and the Global Peace Association (GPA), December 30, 2010, Kathmandu.
  5. Sthapit, Arhan (2002). "IPRs and Nepalese Economy: Critical Issues of Public Awareness and Compliance”. Country Presentation: International Conference on Intellectual Property Rights in the Changing Global Business Context, under the IVP, Fulbright Commission, US Department of State. February, Washington DC, USA.

National:

  1. Sthapit, Arhan (2010). “Management’s Perception and Measures on Workplace Harassments: A Case of Financial Cooperatives”.  National Seminar on ‘Organisation Management Practices in Nepal’ November 23, 2010, Prime College, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal
  2. Sthapit, Arhan (2010). “Integrating HRD with Organisation Strategy: An Emerging Need for Strategic Management” at national seminar titled ‘Modern Management Practices in Nepal’, June 30-July 2, 2010; Prime College, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal
  3. Sthapit, Arhan. (2009). WTO, Globalisation and Nepal. Paper presented at Seminar-cum-workshop on Privatisation in Nepal, People's Campus, MBS programme, Kathmandu, Nepal
  4. Sthapit, Arhan. (2009). Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) in changing global business environment. Professional/Country Paper presented at IV Programme, US Department of State/ Fulbright Commission, USA.
  5. Sthapit, Arhan. (2009). Privatisation of Nepalese Public Enterprises: A Post-mortem. Paper Presented at Seminar on Privatisation in Nepal, People's Campus, MBS programme, Nepal
  6. Sthapit, Arhan (2006). “Nepal’s Concerns in IPR (Intellectual Property Rights) Regime: Critical Issues and Solutions,” at seminar titled ‘Intellectual Property Rights under the WTO System,’ February 2, 2006; Peoples Campus, TU, Kathmandu.
  7. Sthapit, Arhan (2004). “Post-mortem of Privatisation in Nepal” at seminar titled ‘Public Enterprises in Nepal,’ August 23, 2004; Peoples Campus, TU, Kathmandu, Nepal.
  8. Sthapit, Arhan (2003). “Globalisation, WTO and Nepal: An Impact Assessment”, at seminar titled ‘WTO and Nepal’,  July 21, 2003; Peoples Campus, TU, Kathmandu, Nepal

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Area of interest

Primary Interest

* brands and branding
* consumer behavior
* management communication
* human resource management
* international business

Additional Topics

* business marketing
* competitive strategy
* customer behavior
* customer satisfaction
* ethnography
* service management

 

Industries

* advertising
* banking
* communications
* financial services
* marketing industry
* music
* professional services

Geographical Areas

* Africa
* China
* Europe
* Hong Kong
* India
* Netherlands
* North America
* South Africa
* Sri Lanka
* United Kingdom
* United States
* Western Europe

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