Dr. Karpal Singh has been in the realm of academia for the past 20 years where he has taught all types of students from diploma, degree, executive diploma and Masters programmes. He has also been a research supervisor for student research projects and dissertations. Karpal has also lectured in several MBA programmes awarded by Nottingham – Trent University, University of Sunshine Coast, University of Southern Queensland, and University of Derby, UK to name a few in various colleges in Penang, Kuala Lumpur and Ipoh. Until recently, Karpal was the Director of Studies at Sentral College Penang. Dr. Karpal is presently a Senior Lecturer and Programme Manager in the Graduate School of Business, Universiti Sains Malaysia where he actively contributes towards academic, research and revenue generating initiatives in the School.
Research Interest: Corporate Social Responsibility, Big Data, Human Values, Consumer Behaviour, Marketing
Involved in training and development initiatives and have designed and delivered various training programmes based on client’s training needs namely within academic, services and manufacturing environments i.e. Marketing and Sales Training, Effective Customer Service, Leadership and Personal Development, Mentoring Relationships, Teambuilding and Academic Staff Development Programs. Some of the clients he has served include; Kolej Aman, Sarjana, Peaceful Field Sdn Bhd. CSR Global Solutions, Penang Skills Development Center (PSDC), Bionexus, Intel, Dell, Jabil, the former Southern Bank (now CIMB), Weng Keong Skills Goldsmith Sdn Bhd, Escatec Electronics, and KPJ Nursing College, just to name a few.
Industrial Relations Consulting
Advised employees wrongfully dismissed as well as employers on HR and IR related matters. Appointed as a Panelist for Domestic Inquiry conducted at Escatec Sdn Bhd (MNC) in a case involving a senior management employee (2011).
Advised the HR Manager, General Manager and Branch Manager of RNC INTEGRAL CONCRETE TECHNOLOGY (M) SDN BHD on domestic inquiry and employee termination procedures as per Industrial Relations Act. (June, 2019).
Singh, Karpal S.D., Islam, M.A. & Ku Ariffin, K.H (2013). Concept Paper on the Relationship between CSR practices and Brand Image moderated by Customer Awareness. Paper Presented in: International Conference on Business Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Engineering, Bayview Beach Resort Penang, Malaysia, 6 – 8 December, 2013.
Singh, Karpal S.D., Islam, M.A. & Ku Ariffin, K.H (2014). The Relationship between Corporate Social Responsibility and Brand Image – A Review, Advances in Environmental Biology, 8 (9), 430-435. (Scopus cited)
Singh, Karpal S.D., Islam, M.A. & Ku Ariffin, K.H (2015). Factors influencing Philanthropic CSR: A Review, International Business Management 9 (1), 28 – 34. (Scopus cited)
Singh Dara Singh, K. and Islam, A. Md. (2017). Gauging Malaysian consumers’ perspectives about corporate social responsibility, Asian Economic and Financial Review 7 (7), 737 – 747. (ABDC Ranked Journal)
Singh Dara Singh, K. and Islam, A. Md. (2017). Validating an instrument for measuring brand equity of CSR driven organizations in Malaysia, Management & Marketing 12 (2), 237-251. DOI: 10.1515/mmcks-2017-0015. (Scopus cited).
Singh, K.S.D, Islam, M.A., Ahmed, E.R. and Amran, A. (2019). An empirical investigation into the major drivers of corporate social responsibility. Opcion, 35(21, Special Issue), 1076 – 1090. (Scopus Cited).
Hao, Y., Ahmed, E.R. Singh, K.S.D and Amran, A. (2019). Innovation and diversity based organization culture and its effect on competitive advantage. Opcion, 35(21, Special Issue), 1205 – 1215. (Scopus Cited).
Ramasamy, S., Singh, K.S.D, Amran, A., Nejati, M (2020). Linking human values with consumer CSR perception: The moderating effect of consumer skepticism. Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Management, 27 (4), 1958 – 1971. (ISI Q1 Journal, IF 5.513).
Ashaari, M.A., Amran, A & Singh K.S.D (2020). Big data analytics capability for improved performance of higher education institutions in the era of IR4.0. International Journal of Innovation, Creativity and Change, 13 (8), 73 – 93. (Scopus cited).
Singh, Karpal, S.D. & Islam, M.A. (2015). Corporate Social Responsibility: A Consumer Based Research on CSR in Malaysia, UniMAP Press, Malaysia.
Editors: Singh, Karpal & Kiumarsi, Shaian (2019). Contemporary Issues in Business and Management, Extended Research Abstracts, Graduate School of Business, Universiti Sains Malaysia. ISBN: 978-967-394-343-2.