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Name: Dharma Raju Bathini
Position: Assistant Professor
Academic Group: Human Resource Management
Phone No.: +91 33 2467 8300 (Extn. 762)
Email: dharmab@iimcal.ac.in
Academic Background:

PhD (FPM) - OB - IIM Ahmedabad B Tech - Mechanical Engineering - NIT Warangal

Courses Taught:

Human Resource Management (PGDM, PDPEX, PGDBA) International Human Resource Management (PGDM elective) Management control and employee resistance (FPM)


Renault - Polytechnique – HEC’ chair award for the best research project on ‘multicultural management and corporate performance’ at Paris during internship at Renault-Nissan in 2011 Merit scholarship during B. Tech. Mechanical Engineering (NIT Warangal)

Consulting Interests:
Work Experience:

Manager - Project Planning, Ashok Leyland, Chennai (2005-10)

Current Projects:

Working only on personal research projects at present

Journal Publications:

Bathini, D. R., & Kandathil, G. M. (forthcoming). An orchestrated negotiated exchange: Trading home-based telework for intensified work. Journal of Business Ethics, doi:10.1007/s10551-017-3449-y. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10551-017-3449-y Bathini, D. R., & Kandathil, G. (2015). Work from home: A boon or a bane? The missing piece of employee cost. The Indian Journal of Industrial Relations, 50(4), 568–574. http://www.researchgate.net/publication/279514754_Work_from_home_A_boon_or_a_bane_The_missing_piece_of_employee_cost Pathak, A. A., Bathini, D. R., & Kandathil, G. M. (2015). The ban on working from home makes sense for Yahoo. Human Resource Management International Digest, 23(3), 12–14. http://doi.org/10.1108/HRMID-03-2015-0052. Bathini, D. R., & Vohra, N. (2014). Volunteering: The role of individual-level psychological variables. Vikalpa: The Journal for Decision Makers, 39(2), 113–126. http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1177/0256090920140210 Bathini, D. R. (2012). Book review of Millennials in the workplace: Challenges for architecting the organizations of tomorrow. Vikalpa: The Jounal of Decision Makers, 37(3).


Bathini, D.R., Sinha, P. (2016). Workers' Resisting Standardization but Not Exploitation?: Work in Indian Fast Food Chain Outlet(s). Proceedings of the 76th Annual Meeting and Academy of Management. Anaheim, USA. http://proceedings.aom.org/content/2016/1/16120.short Bathini, D.R., Kandathil. G. (2015). Don't Bother Me as Long as The Client Has No Issues: Control and Resistance in Telework. Proceedings of the 75th Annual meeting of Academy of Management. Vancouver, Canada. http://proceedings.aom.org/content/2015/1/11613.short

Research Interests:

work-life balance, flexible work arrangements (telework, virtual work), management control and employee resistance, temporality, interpretive research methods