Mr Staju Chacko Jacob

Research project: Work-family Conflict Among Telecommuters


This doctoral research project aims to better understand the processes, events, antecedents and consequences of work-family conflict, among families which have one or more members who telecommute. This project will use a qualitative research approach. 

  • Research degree: PhD
  • Title of project: Work-family Conflict Among Telecommuters
  • Research supervisor: Dr Stephen Gourlay


For the last two decades, I have been an academic in Higher Education, having taught courses related to MBA, BA and HND (Higher National Diploma) in India and the UK. Besides a Master's degree in Business and Management from Goa University, India, I have a degree in Higher Education from King's College London. I am also a Fellow of The Higher Education Academy, UK (FHEA). Prior to joining the academia, I have worked in the Industry (in India), as Sales and Marketing staff. In terms of hobbies and leisure interests, I love to read all types of books (preferably non-fiction), occasionally blog, love playing chess, am the author of a non-academic book and enjoy long walks.  

Areas of research interest

  • Work-Family Conflict
  • Telecommuting
  • Social Practice Theory
  • Consumer Behaviour
  • Human Resources Management
  • Marketing


  • Post graduate certificate in Higher Education, King's College, London
  • Master of Management Studies, Goa University, India (NARIC certified)
  • Bachelor of Science (Microbiology and Biochemistry), Goa University, India
  • Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector – PTLLS – Level 4, City & Guilds, UK
  • OCR Level 2 IT Skills Award, OCR, UK

Funding or awards received

  • Fully Funded PhD Studentship in the Faculty of Business and Social Sciences


Jacob, Staju; 2008; Title of the article "Towards Mass Customization in Banking Services";Title of the book "Empowering Indian Banks through Dynamic Changes"; edited by Dr. R.K. Uppal; Mahamaya Publishing House, New Delhi

Conference papers

Jacob, Staju; 2008; Title of article " Understanding Culturally Sustainable Tourism, An Observed Comparison of the Models followed by Kerala and Goa", published in "Proceedings : Conference on Tourism in India-Challenges Ahead"; Conference Organized jointly by Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode and Indian Institute of Management Lucknow (both among the top 10 management institutes in India), published in Kozhikode. For this paper, I was awarded a certificate of merit (considered one among the 2 best papers). Venue of Conference: Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode