Miss Soniya   Rijal
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Miss Soniya Rijal

Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from Texas Woman's University, United States - 4.0/4.0 GPA

Business School
School of Management and Governance

I am a doctoral student in School of Management and Governance at the University of New South Wales. Before coming to UNSW, I have completed two post graduate programmes: Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Master of Healthcare Management (MHCM). My specific field of research interest include organizational paradoxes and entrepreneurship. Broadly, I am interested in understanding how organizations can have a positive social impact, how organizations manage competing elements simultaneously that are often difficult to sustain, such as profit and social missions, long-term versus short-term goals, global vs local. Currently, I am researching microfinance institutions to understand how organizations manage social and commercial tensions and how such tensions shape organization's practices.  I also have 4 years+ working experience in Non-government organizations (NGOs) in developing context. 

Research interests

Organizational paradoxes and tensions

Globalization and translation of social-business models

Social entrepreneurship 

Organizational hybridity

Microfinance institutions 

Organization Theory (OT)

Conferences

Rijal, S., Keller, J., and Hwang, H. (2021). Global embeddedness in the construction of social-commercial paradoxes: The case of microfinance in Nepal. 2021 European Group for Organizational Studies (EGOS). [Status: Presented] [Online Platform Presentation]

Rijal, S., (2019). A Comparative Study of Non-Profit Management Practices in Nepal and USA. 10th Annual Federation Research Symposium. Denton, Texas. [Status: Presented] [Poster Presentation]

Rijal, S., (2019). A Comparative Study of Non-Profit Management Practices in Nepal and USA. 2019 Student Creative Art Symposium. Denton, Texas. [Status: Presented] [Platform Presentation]

Rijal, S., (2019). A Comparative Study of Non-Profit Management Practices in Nepal and USA. Learning By Doing Showcase. Denton, Texas. [Status: Presented] [Platform Presentation]

Rijal, S., (2019). Children in Urban Poor Settlements. A Conference on Urban Child Right. Kathmandu, Nepal. [Status: Presented] [Platform Presentation]

Publications

Rijal, S., & Wasti, S. P. (2018). Factors influencing career progression of working women in health services: A case from Kathmandu Valley in Nepal. International Journal of Healthcare Management,1-7.

Rijal, S., Shrestha, P & Nepal, B. (2016). “Children in Brick Kiln: Origin and Migration Status" Published by Child Development Society.