Staff

Neil Semuel Rupidara

Visiting professor

Current Position

Senior Lecturer, HRM, Dept. of Management, Faculty of Economics and Business, Satya Wacana Christian University

Deputy Rector (Research and Community Services), 2013 – 2017

Head of Center for Institutional Analysis, Satya Wacana Christian University

Education

2008 – 2011 PhD, Macquarie University

2000 – 2001 Master of Science (International Business), Rijksuniversiteit Groningen

1990 – 1995 Bachelor of Economics (Management), Satya Wacana Christian University

(SWCU)

PhD Dissertation, Master Thesis, Bachelor Thesis

PhD Dissertation: The Configuration of Human Resource Systems Within Multinational Subsidiaries in Indonesia (Submitted to Macquarie University in 2011 and granted a PhD.)

Master Thesis: The Analysis of Reciprocal Influence between Fundamental Organisational Change and HRM (Submitted to University of Groningen in 2001 and granted an MSc. In International Business)

Bachelor Thesis: Pengaruh Faktor-Faktor Eksternal terhadap Peran Serikat Pekerja Seluruh Indonesia (Submitted to Satya Wacana Christian University and granted a Bachelor in Economics (SE)).

Research Interests

  • HR systems in multinational companies
  • Diffusion and adoption of managerial models and practices, particularly in HRM
  • Institutional aspects in industrial relations and HRM
  • History and development of professions, particularly HR/IR professionalisation
  • Intellectual capital and organisational performance
  • Organisational change and leadership

Selected Teaching Courses (HRM and Organisation Studies)

  • Strategic HRM
  • Doing Research in HRM
  • HRM
  • Change Management and Organisational Development
  • Leadership
  • Institutional Analysis (at Development Studies Postgraduate Program)

Awards and Grants

  1. International Conference Grant, Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education, 2015.
  2. Fundamental Research Grant, The Indonesian Higher Education Directorate, 2013-2014.
  3. UKSW Internal Research Grant, 2013.
  4. Interview Grant, FFG, Austria, 2012.
  5. Hibah Seminar Luar Negeri (International Conference Grant), The Indonesian Higher Education Directorate, 2012.
  6. Macquarie Postgraduate Research Fund (PGRF),2009.
  7. United Board – Macquarie Research Excellent Scheme Scholarship (2008 – 2011)
  8. United Board Leadership Fellow Grant (2004 – 2006)
  9. Study in the Nederlands (StuNed) Scholarship (2000 – 2001)
  10. Mahasiswa Berprestasi Utama UKSW (The SWCU most achieved student) 1994
  11. Robert Youwena Foundation Scholarship
  12. Yayasan Supersemar Scholarship

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

Marten, J. H., Ndoen, M.L., & Rupidara, N.S. (2007), “Corporate social responsibility perusahaan multinasional kepada masyarakat sekitar: Studi kasus” (Multinational corporation and corporate social responsibility towards the surrounding community: A case study), Jurnal Manajemen dan Usahawan, 36 (03).

Rupidara, N.S. (2005), “Paradoks: Tantangan kepemimpinan dan organisasi kontemporer” (Paradox: The challenge for leadership in contemporary organisations), Jurnal Bina Darma, 68 (Tahun ke-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 community), Jurnal Manajemen dan Usahawan, No. 12/Th. XXXII December.

Poluan, L.A., Dwiatmaja, C., & Rupidara, N.S. (2003). “Penyesuaian diri tenaga kerja asing: Studi kasus pada PT Schlumberger Geophysic Nusantara, Balikpapan, Kalimantan Timur” (Expatriate adaptation: A case study at PT Schlumberger Geophysic Nusantara…), Jurnal Ekonomi Perusahaan IBII, 10 (1) (March).

Rupidara, N.S. (2001). “Model transnational dalam pengelolaan perusahaan multinasional: Suatu uraian teoritis pada aspek strategi dan struktur” (The transnational model in managing multinational firm: A theoretical explanation on strategy and structure), Jurnal Bisnis dan Ekonomi Kinerja, 5 (2).

Wijaya, M., Andadari, R., & Rupidara, N.S. (1999). “Gap kultural dalam negosiasi lintas budaya” (Cultural gap in cross-cultural negotiation), Jurnal Ekonomi dan Bisnis Dian Ekonomi.

Rupidara, N.S. (1995). “Upah minimum dan kesejahteraan buruh” (Minimum wages and labour welfare), Jurnal Bina Darma, 49.

Work in progress

Rupidara, N.S., Theorising the configuration of HR systems: An empirical model from the Indonesian context.

Ruel, H.J.M., Tsu, J., Rupidara, N.S., The impact of Conflicting Institutional Pressures on the HRM Integration Strategy: A Study in MNC Subsidiaries in Indonesia.

Rupidara, N.S., Legitimating HR: Actors, Institutional Change and Political Actions in the Configuration of HR Systems within Multinational Subsidiaries in Indonesia

Rupidara, N.S., Connectivity of actors and the diffusion of ideas in HR systems configuration: Evidence from multinational subsidiaries in Indonesia .

Rupidara, N.S, & Darby, R. ACTORS - IDEAS INTERACTIONS IN AN ISOMORPHIC ENVIRONMENT: THE CASE OF THE INDONESIAN HRM FIELD.

Rupidara, N.S., & Sanders, K., Mimesis and corporate identity: Explaining the adoption and translation of ideas in the configuration of HR systems from the Indonesian perspective.

Edited book

Yuwono, P., Rupidara, NS., Karwur, FK., Susilowati, T. (2013). Menggugat Fragmentasi dan Rigiditas Pohon Ilmu. Salatiga: Satya Wacana University Press.

Rupidara, N., et al. (Editors) (2006). “50 Tahun Universitas Kristen Satya Wacana 1956 - 2006: Mempertegas jati diri creative minority” (50 Years of Satya Wacana Christian University 1956 – 2006: Affirming the identity of creative minority). Salatiga: Satya Wacana University Press.

Chapter in Book

Rupidara, N. S. (2008). “Kepemimpinan pak Willi di UKSW: Hasrat kuat bagi keunggulan akademik dan kehadiran Kristen” (The Leadership of Willi at UKSW: A passion for academic excellence and Christian presence). In F. Karwur, et al. (Eds.), 70 Tahun Willi Toisuta: Sang visioner. Salatiga: Wacana Aksara Media.

Rupidara, N.S. (2006). “Refleksi dan pembangunan jati diri secara berkelanjutan” (Reflection and continuous identity development). In N. Rupidara, et al. (Eds.), 50 Tahun Universitas Kristen Satya Wacana: Mempertegas jati diri creative minority. Salatiga: Satya Wacana University Press.

Rupidara, N. (2006) “Umbu Mehang Kunda : Creative Minority dan Tantangan Kepemimpinan Publik” (Umbu Mehang Kunda: Creative minority and leadership challenges in public sector). In N.S. Rupidara et al. (Eds.), 50 Tahun Universitas Kristen Satya Wacana: Mempertegas jati diri creative minority. Salatiga: Satya Wacana University Press.

Rupidara, N.S. (1997), “Minimum wage, labor welfare, and the role of the labor union.” In J. Titaley et al. Essays on Indonesian Economy, Politics, and Religion. Salatiga: Bina Darma.

Blind-reviewed conference papers

Rupidara, NS., & Dilly, A. (2015). Work-Family conflict and coping mechanisms among women workers: a perspective from Indonesia”. Will be presented at the 9th Biennial International Conference of the Dutch HRM Network, 12 and 13 November 2015 in Utrecht, The Netherlands.

Rupidara, NS. (2013). Theorising the configuration of HR systems: An Empirical Model from the Indonesian context. Presented at the 8th International Conference of Dutch HRM Network, 14-15 November 2013, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium.

Ruel, HJM.´Tsu, JM.´& Rupidara, NS. (2013). The impact of Conflicting Institutional Pressures on the HRM Integration Strategy: A Study in MNC Subsidiaries in Indonesia. Presented at the 8th International Conference of Dutch HRM Network, 14-15 November 2013, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium.

Rupidara, N.S. (2012). Legitimating HR: Actors, Institutional Change and Political Actions in the Configuration of HR Systems within Multinational Subsidiaries in Indonesia. Presented at 11th World Congress of International Federation of Scholarly Associations of Management (IFSAM) at University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland, 26-29 June 2012.

Rupidara, N.S. (2010). Connected actors, connected ideas. A paper presented at the 26th EGOS Colloquium, Lisbon, Portugal, 30 June – 4 July 2010.

Rupidara, N.S. (2010). Mimesis, adoption logic and corporate identity. Paper presented at the 11th International Human Resource Management Conference, Birmingham, UK, 9 – 12 June 2010.

Rupidara, N.S. (2010). Similarities and differences in configuration of HR systems: Evidence from case studies of foreign multinationals in Indonesia. Paper presented at the 11th International Human Resource Management Conference, Birmingham, UK, 9 – 12 June 2010.

Rupidara, N.S., & McGraw, P. (2009). Actors, institutional change and stability in the 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. Presented at HRM Global 2008 Conference, Turku School of Economics, Finland.

Rupidara, N.S. (2003), Fundamental Organisational Change and the Contribution of HRM, Proceeding of Symposium on Surviving Strategies to Cope with the Future, Catholic University of Atma Jaya, Yogyakarta, September, 13-14.

Non-peer-reviewed seminar paper/presentation

Rupidara, NS. (2013). Theorising the configuration of HR systems: An Empirical Model from the Indonesian context. Paper presented at a research seminar at Institute for Management Research, Nijmegen School of Management, Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands, 18 November 2013.

Rupidara, N.S. (2012). Mimesis, adoption logic and corporate identity. Paper presented at a research seminar, Department of Organisation and Learning, University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria, 26 September 2012.

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 Higher Degree Research Expo 2010, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia.

Rupidara, N.S., (2009). Actors, institutional change and stability in the Indonesian industrial relations system. Presented at Higher Degree Research Expo 2009, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia.

Rupidara, N.S., (2008). The strategic configuration of HR systems within subsidiaries of MNCs in Indonesia: A research design. Presented at Higher Degree Research Expo, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia.

Rupidara, N.S. (2006). Continuing to grow as a leader. Presented at the United Board Leadership Seminar, Late August, Reagal Riverside Hotel, Shatin, Hong Kong.

Research report

Wijayanto, B., Soegijono, L., & Rupidara, N.S. (2007). “Analisis value chain atas kemunduran ekspor komoditas vanili dan jahe Jawa Tengah” (Value chain analysis on the decreasing export value of Central Java’s vanilla and ginger). Laporan penelitian Center for Micro and Small-scale Enterprise Dynamics (CEMSED), FE UKSW ke Kantor Bank Indonesia Semarang (A research report to Central Bank Semarang Office).

Sulandjari, S., & Rupidara, N. (2003). Value chain analysis in Central Java wood furniture industry. A research report of CEMSED – SWCU to the International Labor Organization in Geneva.

Sandee, H., Sulandjari, S., & Rupidara, N (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.

Damanik, K. I., dkk. (1997). “Pengembangan industri kecil mengantipasi globalisasi” (Small enterprises development in anticipating globalisation). Laporan penelitian CEMSED – Satya Wacana kepada Kantor Wilayah Departement Perindustrian dan Perdagangan Jawa Tengah (A research report to Ministry of Industry and Trade Central Java Office).

Other manuscript

Rupidara, N. S. (2011). The configuration of human resource systems within multinational subsidiaries in Indonesia. A PhD thesis submitted to Macquarie University.

Rupidara, N. S. (2001). An analysis of reciprocal influence between fundamental organisational change and human resource management change. An MSc thesis submitted to University of Groningen, the Netherlands.

Rupidara, N.S. (1995). Faktor-faktor eksternal yang mempengaruhi peran Serikat Pekerja Seluruh Indonesia. A Bachelor thesis submitted to SWCU, Salatiga.

Major Consulting project

Networking and Institutional Collaboration Consultant of Community Facilitator Development Project, a collaborative project between Centre of Eastern Indonesia Studies, Satya Wacana Christian University, with the British Council (BC), Institute of Good Governance and Regional Development (IGGRD), and Decentralization Support Facility (DSF), 2006-2007.

Editorial and Reviewing Role

  • Editorial Board Reviewer, Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resource since 2013.
  • Reviewer, International Research Journal of Business Studies (Prasetya Mulya Business School), 2014 - now.
  • Reviewer, 15th EURAM Conference, 17-20 June 2015, Warsaw, Poland.
  • Reviewer, 73rd Annual Meeting of Academy of Management, Lake Buena Vista, Orlando, Florida, US, August 9-13, 2013.
  • Editorial Board, Jurnal Ekonomi dan Bisnis, Faculty of Economics and Business, SWCU, 2012 – 2014.
  • Editorial Board, Interdisciplinary Journal KRITIS, Graduate Program in Development Studies, SWCU, 2012 – now.
  • Reviewer, 26th ANZAM Conference, Perth, Australia, December 5-7, 2012.
  • Reviewer, the 11th International Human Resource Management Conference, Aston Business School, Birmingham, UK, 2010.
  • Managing Editor, Jurnal Ekonomi dan Bisnis, SWCU, 2004 - 2007.
  • Editorial Board, Jurnal Interdisipliner Bina Darma, 1994 – 1997, 2004-2007.