About Me

At Main Quad, Stanford University

At Main Quad, Stanford University

Dear friends and readers,

Welcome to my blog, a place where I share some of my thoughts and experiences. People live because they think, act, feel, and believe and so do I. Making (some of) them public is to get feedback from those who read, as they may also want to give me feedback.

My name is Neil. I am a lecturer at Dept. of Management, Satya Wacana Christian University, in Salatiga, Central Java, Indonesia. My specific area of interests is Strategic International Human Resource Management, an application of Strategic HRM in the context of multinational companies (MNCs). Within this particular area, my current research interest is on the construction of HR systems within subsidiaries of multinational companies in Indonesia. Themes includes in this subject are such as the diffusion of HR ideas and models, connectivity among HR actors and between actors and institutional logics. Within this area some major theoretical frameworks are for example the resource-based view of the firm (RBV), institutional theory, and micro-politics of actors. I however open myself to learn from different perspectives to enrich myself and I believe will enrich the field. I am also interested in organisational studies, leadership, change management, and also in higher education and adult pedagogy.

I was granted a PhD from Macquarie University in Sydney. I finished my PhD in Sept 2011 from Department of Marketing and Management. Two articles (both are co-authored with Peter McGraw) have been published from my PhD research, one in Human Resource Management Review and the other in Journal of Industrial Relations.

In front of the Castle of Turku

In front of the Castle of Turku, Finland

Publications:

Rupidara, N.S., & McGraw, P. (2011). The role of actors in configuring HR systems within multinational subsidiaries. Human Resource Management Review 21(3): 174-185.

Rupidara, N.S. (2010). The configuration of HR systems within subsidiaries of MNCs in Indonesia: Methodological aspects of the research and concepts that need further investigations. Presented at HDR EXPO 2010, Faculty of Business and Economics, Macquarie University.

Rupidara, N.S., & McGraw, P. (2010), “Institutional change, continuity and decoupling in the Indonesian industrial relations system,” Journal of Industrial Relations, 52 (5): 613-630.

Rupidara, N.S. (2010). Connected actors, connected ideas. This paper was presented at 26th EGOS Colloquium, Lisbon, Portugal, 1 July.

Rupidara, N.S. (2010). Similarities and differences in the configuration of HR systems: Evidence from case studies of foreign multinationals in Indonesia. Presented at 11th International HRM Conference, Birmingham, 12 June.

Rupidara, N.S. (2010). Mimesis, logic of adoption and corporate identity. Presented at 11th International HRM Conference, Birmingham, 11 June.

Rupidara, N.S., & McGraw, P. (2009). Actors, institutional change and stability in Indonesian industrial relations system. Presented at the 15th World Congress of International Industrial Relations Association, Sydney, Australia, 26 August.

Rupidara, N.S., & McGraw, P. (2009). Actors amidst pressures: The configuration of HR systems within a multinational context. Presented at the 10th International Human Resource Management Conference, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA, 23 June.

Rupidara, N.S., & McGraw, P. (2008). HR practices and institutional isomorphism among multinational and local companies in Indonesia. HRM Global 2008 Proceeding, HRM Study Group, IIRA – Turku School of Economics, Turku, Finland.

Marten, J. H.; Ndoen, M.L, ; & Rupidara, N.S. (2007). Corporate social responsibility perusahaan multinasional kepada masyarakat sekitar: Studi kasus  (Corporate social responsibility of a multinational company: A case study in Central Java, Jurnal Manajemen dan Usahawan, Vol. 36 No. 03)

Rupidara, N.S. dkk (Editors) (2006). 50 Tahun UKSW: Mempertegas identitas creative minority. Salatiga: Satya Wacana University Press.

Rupidara, N.S. (2005). Paradoks: Tantangan kepemimpinan dan organisasi kontemporer (Paradox: A contemporary challenge of leadership and organisation; Jurnal Kajian Interdisipliner Bina Darma No 68 Th. 23)

Budiyanti, S. K., & Rupidara, N.S. (2005). Konfusianisme dan taktik negosiasi orang China (Confucianism and Chinese negotiation tactics) (Jurnal Ekonomi Perusahaan IBII Vol. 10 No. 1 (March)

Rupidara, N. S., Prajudo, N.D. (2003). Pembelajaran dalam komunitas konsultasi manajemen (Learning processes in management consulting), Jurnal Manajemen dan Usahawan No. 12 (Desember).

Poluan, L.A, Dwiadmadja, C. & Rupidara, N. S. (2003). Penyesuaian diri tenaga kerja asing studi kasus pada PT Schumberger Geophysic Nusantara, Balik Papan – Klimantan Timur. Dalam Jurnal Ekonomi Perusahaan vol. 10 no. 1, page 56.

Sulandjari, S. & Rupidara, N. (CEMSED — Center for Micro & Small Enterprise Dynamics) (2002). Value Chain Analysis of Furniture Clusters in Central Java. Report on a survey prepared for the ILO, Salatiga.

Sandee, H., Sulandjari, S., and Rupidara, Neil (2002). Business networks and value chains in furniture production : An analysis of demand-supply relationships of teak furniture from Central Java, Indonesia. First draft of a report to the ILO, Amsterdam, December.

Rupidara, N. S. (2001), Model Transnasional dalam pengelolaan perusahaan multinasional: Suatu uraian teoritis pada aspek strategi dan struktur, Jurnal Kinerja Vol. 5 No. 2 (Desember).

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Responses

  1. Maju terus, Kak Neil. Kita infeksi dosen-dosen di UKSW dengan virus blog 🙂

  2. Pak Neil,

    Mbok blog ini di-update dengan catatan keseharian Anda. Saya yakin banyak pelajaran (terutama sejarah, logika, filsafat) bisa dipetik dari kehidupan sehari-hari.

  3. Thanks, Nen dan Str.. usul dan semangatnya..

    Saya setuju Sat, semoga pelan-pelan ada cerita dan refleksi atas penggalan2 hidup saya yang bisa dinaikkan ke blog ini.

  4. yang baru dari Ka Neil apa?
    hehehe….

  5. Yang baru yang bagaimana scape? Kalau baru itu terkait posting baru, yang sabar ya.. time consuming juga nih he he he… Kalau yang baru itu menyangkut ide-ide, mudah-mudahan bergulirnya waktu ada sesuatu yang ‘baru’ yang ditawarkan tetapi barangkali apa yang lebih diperlukan adalah konsisten aja kok (walau unsur dan sifat kebaruan pun penting)… he he he… salam!

  6. nanggapi STR, ntar dibikin link My Diary aja…kan lebih berjiwa muda tuh…hehehehehehe…

  7. Kak neil aq tw kak neil dr k2k iparqu mba Min.. Dulu beliau 1kmpus dgn kak Neil.. Bnyak cerita tntang kak neil,
    Ni. No hp k2kqu 08156604957. Akn mnjadi surprise yg luar biasa u/ kkqu jika kak neil brknan mngontak k2kqu..

    • Halo Khaira, trims. Salam buat Min ya.. Teman satu kelompok KKN.. Semoga sukses ya..

  8. Dear Pak Neil,

    Saya senang bila kita bisa berkomunikasi dan berdiskusi seputar pengembangan SDM di Indonesia. karya karya bapak sangat membantu untuk aplikasi pengembangan SDM di tanah air tercinta Indonesia

    Regards,

    Arbono Lasmahadi
    HR Director

    • Dear pak Arbono,

      Terima kasih pak, sudah ngunjungi blog saya. Senang juga bila bisa bertemu dan belajar juga dari pengetahuan dan pengalaman bapak. Saya kira kita bisa mengatur waktu bertemu, terutama setelah saya menyelesaikan studi dan kembali ke Salatiga. Semoga berkenan untuk saling menjaga kontak, pak. Salam.

      • Hi Pak Neil,

        Keep in touch selalu. Saya bisa dihubungi di arbono.lasmahadi@danone.com

  9. Hi Mr. Neil

    I am surprised to meet u at this time, I pray and hope u always be success…n more n more n more……Jesus Blesses U friend…
    and always my lovely town ( Salatiga ) and SATYA WACANA CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY…
    Neil… if u have a time please call me….maybe we can meet in Salatiga….

    Regrads,
    Willy

    • Halo Willy.. udah lama juga ya, sejak lulus… Thanks sudah kasih note ini.. Saya masih di Sydney dan kemungkinan sudah kembali Salatiga pada bulan September/Oktober tahun ini.. Nanti saya kontak Willy tapi please keep in touch via FB atau email.. Sukses selalu ya Wil… God bless you!!!


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