Binod Sundararajan

Interim Director, Rowe School of Business; Associate Professor of Management; Academic/Research Director, CeLNET

Binod Sundararajan

Related Information

Phone: 902-494-1884
Fax: 902-494-1107
Mailing Address: 
Kenneth C. Rowe Management Building
6100 University Ave, Room 5094
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada B3H 4R2

Research Topics:
  • Organizational & computer-mediated communication
  • Business, professional & corporate communications
  • Social network analysis
  • Historical data analysis
  • Constructiveness & business ethics
  • Content analysis
  • Networking technologies
  • Social media, virtual teams & e-learning
  • New models of diversity



  • B.E. Electronics & Communication Engg. (Mangalore)
  • MSc Elec Engg. (Rensselaer)
  • PhD Communication & Rhetoric (Rensselaer)
  • PDF (Toronto)

Research Interests

Dr. Binod Sundararajan’s research interests lie in organizational, professional and business communication; computer-mediated communication; CSCW, CSCL and social network analysis. He conducts research in adoption and diffusion of mediated technologies, use of CMC in such diverse areas as entrepreneurship, justice, teaching, collaborative work and learning and management education, and historical data analysis.

Selected Publications

  • Vygotskian business ethics: The influence of peers on moral reasoning in business ethics education. Ohreen, D., Sundararajan, B., Trifts, V., & Comber, S. Journal of Management Education (Rank B in ABDC List)  (2021)
  • Role-play simulation: Using cases to teach business concepts. Sundararajan, B. In M. Schnurr & A. MacLeod (Eds.), Simulations and student learning. University of Toronto Press  (2020). Part of SSHRC Connections Grant.
  • Dynamic social impact theory: Heterophily and homophily in socio-culturally mediated communication (SCMC). Sundararajan, B. & Tetzlaf, E. In N. Bilge & M. I. Marino (Eds.), Reconceptualizing new media and intercultural communication in a networked society. IGI-Global.  (2018)
  • Impact of group emotions on student collective action tendencies, ties and task performance. Sundararajan, M., Sundararajan, B., & Manderson, J. Journal of Education for Business 91(7), 355-364  (2016)
  • The business school scorecard: Examining the systematic sources of business school value. Finch, D., Varella, P., Foster, W., Sundararajan, B., Bates, K., Nadeau, J., O’Reilly, N., & Deephouse, D. Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences 33(4), 277-289 (2016) NOMINATED FOR CJAS BEST PAPER AWARD

Selected Awards and Honours

  • 2018  Principal Investigator, SSHRC IDG $69,738. A social constructivist approach to teaching business ethics (Ohreen, Mount Royal, Trifts & Comber, Dalhousie, Co-Investigators)
  • 2019–2020  Principal Investigator, SSHRC Explore $4,805. TAEC Model of diversity for organizational effectiveness 
  • 2018  Co-Investigator SSHRC IDG $42,007. Family business entrepreneurial pathways and networks (Albert James, PI & Bill Foster, Co-PI, Dalhousie University)
  • 2018  Co-Investigator, SSHRC Partnership Engage $24,732. ConnecTing public servants to enhance public value (Martine Durier-Copp, PI; Mechoulan and Makani are the other Co-PIs)
  • 2016  Co-Investigator, SSHRC Connections $49,997. Creating a community of practice in Atlantic Canada for role-play simulations in the classroom

Current Teaching

  • BUSI 6996 - Sustainable Leadership
  • BUSI 6961–COMM/MGMT 3710 - Business in Emerging Markets
  • MGMT 1302 - Interdisciplnary Management