Mandy is an academic from the University of Nottingham Malaysia (UNM). She has more than 13 years experience in higher education as well as corporate working experience in local and international organisations. She advocates collaboration, external engagement and knowledge exchange between the world of academia and industry. In 2016, she launched the Global Business Services (GBS) Industry-academia Collaboration in UNM. She is the recipient of the Asia's Education Leadership Award (2015, Singapore), Lord Dearing Award (2018) and Vice-Chancellor's Medal (2019). Mandy currently serves as a GBS research committee member of OM, PIKOM for the 2020/21 term. She has served as one of the judges for the GBS Asia Awards from 2019 to 2020. Mandy's research interest includes but not limited to GBS, entrepreneurship, marketing, HRM and blockchain applications. She publishes in international journals such as Personnel Review, Strategic Outsourcing: An International Journal, Bechmarking: An International Journal.
Mandy currently teaches several modules for Business Foundation Programme. The modules are listed below:
Teaching (Foundation Level)
- Introduction to Business
- Introduction to Social Science
- Foundations of Management
- Business Functions
- The World Economy
Previously, Mandy has taught modules like Human Resource Management, Strategic Management, International Management, Self-awareness and Career Management, Entrepreneurial Business Planning and Organisational Structure and Design.
Mandy's current research focus are in the areas of HR shared services and outsourcing (or rather being known as global business services now), and business strategy. She is presently looking at human… read more
MUSTAFA, M. J, CASPERSZ, D, RAMOS, H. M. L and SIM, S. C., 2018. The Satisfaction of Non-family Employees with High Involvement HR Practices: Evidence from Family SMEs Human Resource Development International. 21(3), 163-185 SIM, S. C. and VINAYAN, G., 2016. Recruitment Process Outsourcing: A Case Study in Malaysia Personnel Review.
SIM, S. C., AVVARI, M. and KALIANNAN, M., 2016. HR Outsourcing Trends in Malaysia: The Undetected Tiger Strategic Outsourcing: An International Journal. 9(2),
Mandy's current research focus are in the areas of HR shared services and outsourcing (or rather being known as global business services now), and business strategy. She is presently looking at human resource outsourcing (HRO) adoption, effectiveness and working relationships in Malaysia.
Mandy has conducted research related to human resource information system adoption among manufacturing firms using Technology Acceptance Model. She involved in researching the relationship between leadership styles and cognitive styles among HR managers. She published a viewpoint paper entitled the intangible costs of human resource outsourcing in a practitioner journal while contributed a free summary report to HR magazine. In addition, she also shared findings and discussed about HR outsourcing trends in Asia Pacific region for the benefits of the HR community. Mandy has also secured a number of research grants and published her papers in international journals.