Subbiah Kannan

Subbiah Kannan


BA, MA (Economics), MSc (Tourism), BEd, MEd, PGDPM, DLLA

Areas of teaching

Tourism, Hospitality & Management


The University of Goroka
P.O Box 1078
GOROKA 441, Eastern Highlands Province
Papua New Guinea
Phone: (+675) 531 1883

Mr Kannan is the HOD of the division of Tourism and Hospitality Management. He holds master degrees in Economics, Tourism and Education. He had also obtained a Post Graduate Diploma in Personnel Management and Industrial Relations and a Diploma in Labour Law and Administrative Law. He has over 20 years of teaching, administrative and industry experience. He has developed diploma and short programs for the division. He has published a number of research articles in the peer reviewed international journals.

Research Interest/Background

Tourism Management, Environmental Studies & Hotel industry.


Kannan,S. and Subbiah, K.,(2016)’The Energy Management Strategies for the Hotel Industry in Papua New Guinea’, Asian Journal of Business and Management, ISSN:2321-2802, Vol.04, Issue 03, pp.111-116.

Subbiah, K.
and Kannan, S., (2014) ‘The Relevance of the Bachelor of Tourism and Hospitality Management program at the University of Goroka, Papua New Guinea’, Journal of Post Graduate Studies and Research, ISSN 2310-4961, Vol. 2, pp. 11-25.

Kannan, S. and Subbiah, K., (2012) ‘Intimate Partner Violence in Papua New Guinea’, Journal of Environmental Science and Engineering, ISSN 2162-5263, Vol. 1, No. 6, pp. 763-772.

Subbiah, K. and Kannan, S., (2012) ‘The Management Strategies of Ecotourism Development in Papua New Guinea’, International Journal of Economics Business and Management Studies, ISSN: 2226-4809; EISSN: 2304-6945, Vol. 1, No. 3, pp. 114-120.

Kannan, S. and Subbiah, K., (2012) ‘The Eco-friendly Management of Hotel Industry’, IEEE Xplore Digital Library, Digital Object Identifier 10.1109/GTEC.2011.6167681, ISBN 978-1-4673-0179-4