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Joined IIMC in April 2008. Keen observer and student of organizations and people. Enjoys life and work. Occasionally fails to differentiate between work and life. Life member - International Society for Study of Work and Organizational Values (ISSWOV) Chair - Scientific Committee - ISSWOV 2016 (to be held in Bello Horoizonte, Brazil) Guest Editor - Intl Jl of Manpower

Name: Abhishek Goel
Position: Associate Professor
Academic Group: Organizational Behavior
Phone No.: 91-33-24678300 to 06 (Ext-751)
Email: agoel@iimcal.ac.in
Academic Background:

Organizational Behavior

Courses Taught:

Organizational Behaviour


(Includes special training nomination) Research fellowship under Research Excellence Program (PEIN), University de Santiago de Compostela, Spain (Feb. 2013). Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Training Program, Tokyo, Japan (Feb. 2012). Full Scholarship at the Young Scientist Program, XXIX International Congress of Psychology (ICP) Conference, Berlin Invited visitor at University of Konstanz (Jul. 2008). Chaudhary-Padmanabhan-Pant Award for best thesis proposal (2007-2008) at Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIMA), India. Best Paper Award at the 17th National Academy of Psychology Conference, IIT Kanpur, India (Dec. 2007).

Consulting Interests:

Leadership Development Leadership and Organizational Culture Sensemaking / Systems View

Work Experience:

Associate Professor - Organizational Behavior / Behavioural Sciences (April 2015 - ) Assistant Professor - Organizational behavior / Behavioural Sciences - IIM Calcutta (April 2008 - March 2015)

Current Projects:
Journal Publications:

• Tiwari, S. Telles, S., Goel, A., and Verma, A. (2014). Beliefs of yoga practitioners about yoga as a science: A survey in Mumbai. Yoga Mīmāṃsā, 46 (1&2): 15-19 • Goel, A. (2013). The unamanageable star performer. Harvard Business Review. 91(5), 141-145. • Gupta, M. A., and Goel, A. (2011). Retrenchment at Tolani Tyres - Managing communication post retrenchment – A Case Study. International Journal of Professional Management, Vol 2 (4). DOI http://ipma.co.uk/?p=1316 • Gupta, M. A., and Goel, A. (2011). Retrenchment at Tolani Tyres – Strategizing the separation process. International Journal of Professional Management. Vol 2 (1). DOI http://ipma.co.uk/?p=1316 • Goel, A., and Soni, N. (2011). Process change at Bharat Hospital and Medical Research Center. International Journal of Global Business Management. Vol 1. • Goel, A., and Vohra N. (2008). Superstar leaders. Asian Case Research Journal , 12: 161-186. • Goel, A., Vohra N., and Zhang L. (2007). Research on venture evaluation of the Chinese and • Indian entrepreneurs and career choices of young people. Modern Finance and Economics, 27: 54-59. [In Chinese] Goel, A., Vohra, N., Zhang, L., and Arora, B. (2007). Attitudes of the youth towards entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship: A cross-cultural comparison of India and China. Journal of Asia Entrepreneurship and Sustainability. 3: 29-63.


CONFERENCES AND PRESENTATIONS • Panel Discussant - Building Synergy in Business and Social Development (Theme: Creating economic environment for the poor: Strategic partnerships) in AIPA Dialogue on Leadership Insights: Building Better Life for the Vulnerable. New Delhi – India (October 13, 2014) • Session Chair and Presenter - Goel, A., Gupta, A., and Bande-Vilela, B. (2014). Organizational cynicism: Role of politics, empowerment and interpersonal treatment in embracing change at the 14th biennial conference of the ISSWOV at Riga, Latvia (29th June to 1st July, 2014) • Co-Track Chair – Organization Studies Track, 3rd Indian Academy of Management Confernece at IIM Ahmedabad (December 12 to 14, 2013). “Cynicism against organizational change: Influence of empowerment and interpersonal treatment” at European Business School, Frankfurt (13th Mar. 2013) (INVITED SEMINAR). • “Impact of Management Practices on Employee Attitudes in Indian IT Service Industry: Differences between Managers and Frontline Staff” co-authored paper presented at the 13th biennial ISSWOV conference at International Center Goa. (24th – 27th Jun. 2012). • “Leadership Influence on Organizational Culture”: Workshop and talk delivered to Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, Colombo, Sri Lanka. (29th Oct. 2011) (INVITED SEMINAR) • “Work together in groups” presented at the Gaedu College of Business Studies, Gedu, BHUTAN. (9th Sep. 2010) (INVITED SEMINAR) • “Is positive, does positive: A conclusion or a question” presented at the 12th biennial ISSWOV conference at Estoril Congress Center, Portugal. (27th-30th Jun. 2010). (Paper published in peer- reviewed proceedings) • “We are here because we want to be: A case study in building a positive organization” presented at the 12th biennial ISSWOV conference at Estoril Congress Center, Portugal. (27th-30th Jun. 2010). • “Case study in management education” for the Academy of Human Resource Development (AHRD) program on Management Research at Indian Institute of Social Welfare and Business Management, Kolkata, India. (18th Feb. 2010) (INVITED RESEARCH SEMINAR) • Influence of positive characteristics on organizational commitment. Co-authored paper presented at the Inaugural conference of the Indian Academy of Management at XLRI, Jamshedpur. (28th-30th Dec. 2009). (Paper published in peer reviewed proceedings) • “Leadership influence on organizational culture” at Institute of Management and Information Sciences, Bhubaneswar, India. (26th Dec. 2008) (INVITED SEMINAR) • Influence of positive characteristics on positive behaviours. Co-authored paper presented at the 29th International Congress of Psychology, Berlin (25th-29th Jul. 2008). (INVITED by ICP to CO- CHAIR the session on OCB - PERSONAL AND SITUATION FACTORS, 23rd Jul, 2008). (Paper published in peer reviewed proceedings) • “Influence of positive characteristics on organizational attitudes and behaviours: A tale of two studies” at the Work and Organizational Psychology group at University of Konstanz, Germany. (15th Jul. 2008) (INVITED RESEARCH SEMINAR) • “Positive psychology’s role in improving organizational commitment” to the core group of scientists and doctoral students at the Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad, India. (Feb. 2008) (INVITED RESEARCH SEMINAR) • Positive characteristics do matter for organizational commitment: A study of Indian middle managers. Co-authored paper presented at the 17th conference of National Academy of Psychology (NAoP) at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur. (17th-19th Dec. 2007) (WON THE BEST PAPER AWARD IN THE CONFERENCE) • Exploring influence of positive characteristics on engagement in organizational citizenship behaviors. Paper selected and presented at 7th Consortium of Management Researchers (COSMAR) at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore (12th-13th Dec. 2007). • Organization’s culture and its performance: The influence of organization’s size. Paper presented at the 12thconference of Asia-Pacific Researchers in Organizational Studies (APROS) at MDI Gurgaon (9th-12th Dec. 2007). • Organization Networks: Logic of Seven Organizational Theory Paradigms. Paper presented at the 12th conference of Asia-Pacific Researchers in Organizational Studies (APROS) at MDI Gurgaon (9th-12th Dec. 2007).

Research Interests:

Leadership and Organizational Culture Making Japanese organizations work in India (Ongoing) Ageing in Workplace - Maintaining Inter-generational continuity (Ongoing)