Professional Career

  • Professor of Organizational Design and Behavior, September 2015 onwards
  • Chairman, OB Area and PGPM-Pt, October 2014 Onwards
  • Chairman, Student Affairs January 2016 onwards
  • Visiting Professor (2010 to 2015), School of Business and Social Sciences, Aarhus University, Denmark for teaching a course on leading and designing organizations (Students’ Feedback – 4.5)
  • Associate Professor (April 2006 – September 2015) in Organizational Behavior Area
  • Assistant Professor (Dec.2003 – April 2006): Management Development Institute, Gurgaon, India. Course taught (1) Organization Design and Change, (2) Organization Transformation and (3) Research Methods in Business. (Student Rating: 4.1/5).
  • Post-Doctoral Research Fellow (May 2012 – April 2014), School of Business and Social Sciences, Aarhus University, Denmark: Course Taught (1) Work and Organizational Psychology (2) Emotional Intelligence in Organizations (3) Leading and Designing Organizations (Student Rating: 4.4/5).
  • Visiting Professor, IULM University, Milan Italy, October 2013, (Conducted a work shop on Self-management and Emotional intelligence for junior scientist of Italian Universities)
  • Visiting Researcher to University of Polytechnic, Madrid, Spain (March 2013; worked with Prof. Ana Moreno)
  • Visiting Researcher to University of Verona, Italy (August, 2013; worked with Prof. Serena Cubico)
  • Post-Doctoral Fellow (2003). Indian School of Business, Hyderabad, India. Course attended (1) Management of Organizations, Consumer Behavior, (2) Multivariate Research Methods (3) Econometrics, (4) Consumer Behavior and Experimental Design
  • Senior Lecturer in OB and HR (2002). Amity Business School, Noida, India. Taught courses (1) Behavior in Organization, (2) Strategic Human Resource Management and (3) Training and Development.
  • Adjunct Faculty (2007-2009), Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow, India. Taught a course on “Designing Work Organizations” (Students´ Rating 4.1 / 5).
  • OB Area Chairmanship, Organizational Behavior, Management Development Institute (2009 – 2012).
  • Visiting Faculty to All India Management Association, New Delhi, India (2007-2010): Designed and conducted workshops for Indian business schools on “Behavioral Research Methods”.
  • Visiting Faculty to School of Management, University of Free State, South Africa (2008): Prepared and delivered lectures in the area of Emotional Intelligence, Scale Construction and Experimental Research Design.
  • Coordinator, Executive Part time Management Program at Management Development Institute (2008 – 2009).
  • Visiting Researcher to Lancaster University Business School, Lancaster, UK (Sep. 2005) as part of my collaboration with Prof C.L. Cooper and carrying out research on stress in the BPO sector in India.
  • Senior Research Fellow (1997): K.G. Medical College, Lucknow, India.
  • Field Investigator and Counselor (1996), Sparsh, NGO for Hemophilic Society and in a UNICEF project

Associate Editorship and Journal Editorial Boards

  1. Associate Editor, International Academy of Organizational Behavior Management Journal (2013-onwards)
  2. Assistant Editor, South African Journal of Human Resources Management (2013-onwards)
  3. Editorial Board of  International Journal of Management and Cross-Cultural Research
  4. Expert Member (2013-present), National Research Foundation, South Africa
  5. Editorial Board of Modern Management Science and Engineering (2012-onwards)
  6. Editorial Board of Journal of Organization and Human Behavior (2011-onwards)
  7. SAGE Open


  • African Journal of Business and Management and South African Journal of Human Resource Management (2013 – present), Human Performance (2013 – present), Ergonomics (2013 – present), International Journal of Organizational Analysis (2012 – present), Asian Journal of Social Psychology (2012 – present), Psychological Studies (2012 – present), Group and Organization Management (2011 – present), Journal of Managerial Psychology (2010 – present), IIMB Management Review (2010 – present), Vision: MDI Gurgaon Journal (2007 – present), Sage Open (March 2014 onwards)
  • Member of Review Team, Best Intervention competition, Work, Stress and Health – APA conference, 2011
  • Chaired sessions in National Academy of Psychology conference as member of the committee to decide “Best Paper Award” in OB/HR area -2010
  • Chaired a Session in 8th Biennial Conference of Asian Association of Social Psychology at IIT Delhi during 11th – 14th December 2009.

Programme Design, Development and Directorships

  • Coordinated and developed a series of training programs for an after marketing sales company, iQor – 2016
  • Developed and delivered a training program on leadership for a power company, NSPCL – 2015
  • Developed and delivered a training program for SREI Infrastructure – 2015
  • Coordinated and developed a training program for their top management of an energy company, Petronet LNG – 2011
  • Coordinator and Lecturer, “Global Business and Cross Cultural Communication“ Teijin Organization, MDI Gurgaon (April, 2011)
  • Coordinated and developed a management development program for Russian Sales Executives (August, 2010) from a Pharma company, Sentiss.
  • Coordinated and Organized Faculty Development in International Business (FDIB) Program for American Professors (January 2010) in collaboration with the University of Connecticut, USA.
  • Organized field trips to Frankfurt, Paris, Antwerp, Brussels and Groningen (October 2010) as part of a Senior Management Development Program for an Indian public sector oil exploration company.
  • Organized management program for Indian HR executives at QUT Brisbane, Australia, (2006, 2007, 2009, 2015)
  • Organized and coordinated management programs for several clients including, Police Organization (BSF, CRPF), Banking Organizations (BOB, SBI, UCO Bank,  Insurance Organizations (NIC, LIC), Indian Power and Oil companies (NTPC, NHPC, ONGC, Indian Oil, Multinationals organizations (Nestle, Voith Hydro, Hewlett Packard, AVIVA, ABB) in the area of Leadership Development, Team Building, Emotional Intelligence, Self-Development, Change Management etc.

Consulting Experience

  • Formulating HR policy for an Indian public sector bank (2006).
  • Change Management in a Manufacturing Company, A small size private sector company (2007).
  • Training needs analysis for various organizations like Jindal Stainless Steel (2007).
  • Training needs analysis for Assistant. Commissioners of Income Tax, Government of India, India (2008).
  • Designing a uniform “Annual Confidential Report” format for ministry of statistics and programme implementation, Government of India, (2009).
  • Measuring the perception of stakeholders towards public examination system of Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi (2010).
  • Management development program for sales executive from Russia and India for Promed – 2010
  • Cross cultural management program for Japanese executives, Softbridge Solutions, Pune India – 2011

Honors and Awards

  • My paper titled as “Leader Effectiveness in Emerging Markets: An Empirical Study of the Managers in India” published in Journal of Technology Management in China has been selected by the journal’s Editorial Team as a Highly Commended Paper of 2013.
  • Invited to deliver a talk at Aarhus City Library, Aarhus on `Parents as a role model´´ for a group of international participants, 26th October, 2013.
  • Invited to deliver a talk at University International Club on Self-Leadership: A source of sustained motivation on 19th Feb. 2014.
  • Invited by the IULM university in Milan, Italy to deliver guest lectures to their 80 PhD students from 12 Italian universities on 21-22 October, 2013
  • Invited to develop a mutual research work with UPM, Madrid Spain, April 2013.
  • Psychology progress (2013) has selected my article “Impression management as the moderator of the relationship between emotional intelligence and organizational citizenship behavior´´ for the publication on their website.
  • Elsevier (2013) has ranked my article on the relationship of stress and OCB in Indian BPO sector among the top eight most downloaded articles published in IIMB Management Review.
  • Emerald (2012) has conferred an award for excellence for my article titled as “Relationship of values and workplace´´ which is published in Facilities.
  • ICP (2012) has invited to organize a symposium on “Leadership for performance excellence” International Conference of Psychology, Cape town, South Africa.
  • Jain, A.K. (2008). The impact of organizational size and alliance formations on the perceived organizational performance. The paper has been awarded and recognized with “Best Paper Award” in the 18th annual conference of National Academy of Psychology conference held at IIT Guwahati during 14th-17th December 2008.
  • Jain, A.K. (2007). Organizational Citizenship Behavior: Imperatives for Organizationally Relevant Outcomes” has been awarded and recognized with “Best Paper Award” in the 17th annual conference of National Academy of Psychology held at India Institute of Technology Kanpur during 17-19th Dec. 2007.
  • Research fellowship from Indian Institute of Technology, 1997-2002
  • UGC´s National Eligibility Test (NET) for Lectureship

Professional Memberships

  • National Academy of Psychology, India (1999-present), European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology, (2005 & 2013-2015), British Academy of Management, UK (2005, 2013), Academy of Organizational Culture, Communications and Conflict (2012), All India Management Association ( 2004)

Professional Development

  • Global Senior Management Program at Tata Management Training Center, Pune taught by INSEAD faculties, France, 2004
  • Five days human sensitivity training program organized by Indian Society for Applied Behavioral Science, 2004   
  • QIP at FMS, Banaras Hindu University in area of Strategic Human Resource Management, 2003
  • Training workshop in the area of Diversity Management: HR perspective at Jamia Hamdard University, Delhi, 2002
  • National level workshop on “Mental Health: Diagnostic Assessment and Treatment Strategies” conducted by Dr. Rajendra K. Misra, D.Phil., Psychologist / Director, Mental Health Consulting Service Inc., Ohio, USA, 2000
  • Three-day training program on “Psychological counseling” in NIMS, Hyderabad conducted by Dr. Jacob John, CMC, Vellore, 1996