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Research interests

My research explores the ways by which businesses, through their global supply chains, can contribute to social, environmental and economic sustainability, and create value for stakeholders. Under this broad theme, I conduct research on labour exploitation, labour governance, environmental governance, multi-stakeholder initiatives, oppression in organisations, and fringe stakeholder value creation. My research draws on insights from a wide range of disciplines, including management, sociology, political science, planning studies, development studies, geography, agricultural studies and law.  I have acquired funding from both industries and research councils.

Currently, I'm an editorial board member of Journal of Business Ethics, and Business & Society and I review for numerous high-impact journals across disciplines on an ad-hoc basis. 


Willing to supervise PhD

Feel free to contact me if you are interested in doing a PhD on the topic of sustainable global supply chains, labour exploitation, oppression, labour/environmental governance and related topics. 

Education/Academic qualification

Management, Doctor of Philosophy, Royal Holloway, University of London


Management, Master of Letters, University of St Andrews


Mechanical Engineering, Bachelor of Engineering, Anna University


External positions

Visiting Researcher, University of Connecticut

Mar 2016Apr 2016

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Labor Business & Economics
Stakeholders Business & Economics
Governance Business & Economics
Exploitation Business & Economics
Geography Business & Economics
Value creation Business & Economics
Global supply chain Business & Economics
Environmental sustainability Business & Economics

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Projects 2015 2021

Research Output 2013 2019

1 Citation (Scopus)
48 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access

Conflicts and environmental governance in global supply chains

Soundararajan, V. & Bloomfield, M. J., 31 Mar 2019.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Global post-merger agility, transactive memory systems and human resource management practices

Khan, Z., Soundararajan, V. & Shoham, A., 20 Jun 2019, In : Human Resource Management Review. 100697.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle