Nidhi Mishra

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Nidhi Mishra

Assistant Professor

Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management


Dr. Nidhi Mishra is Assistant professor in Organization Behaviour and Human Resource Management at IIM Bodh Gaya. She completed her Ph.D. from Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad in Organization Behaviour. Her doctoral thesis looked at ‘Forgiveness’ as a coping strategy in the context of workplace bullying. She holds a B.Tech. in Civil Engineering from National Institute of Technology, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh and has around three years of corporate experience at Accenture Services Private Limited as Software Engineer.

Work Experience:

  • Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Management Bodh Gaya, Bihar, December 2019 – Present
  • Software Engineer, Business Intelligence, Accenture Services Private Limited, June 2008 – May 2011

Teaching Interests:

  • Organizational Behaviour
  • Mindfulness at Workplace
  • Negotiations and Conflict Management
  • Organizational Diagnosis and Change
  • Qualitative Research Methodology
  • Workplace Well-being and Personal Mastery at work
  • Positive Organizational Psychology

Research Interests:

  • Workplace Forgiveness
  • Mindfulness
  • Resilience
  • Hybrid-Work Models
  • Workplace Diversity
  • Sustainability

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Journal Publication:

  • Mishra, N., & Bharti, T. (2023). Exploring the nexus of social support, work-life balance, and life-satisfaction in hybrid-work scenario in learning organizations. The Learning Organization. ISSN: 0969-6474.
  • Bharti, T., Mishra, N., & Ojha, S. C. (2023). Mindfulness and Subjective Well-Being of Indian University Students: Role of Resilience during COVID-19 Pandemic. Behavioral Sciences, 13(5), 353. IF- 2.286, Q1.
  • Krishnankutty, R., Bharti, T., & Mishra, N. (2022). Herding behaviour and capital structure decision in BSE listed Indian firms. International Journal of Managerial and Financial Accounting, 14(2), 118-137.
  • Mishra, N., D’Cruz, P., Gupta, P. and Noronha, E. (2019). Forgiveness: A new dynamic in workplace bullying. In P. D’Cruz, E. Noronha, A. Mendonca, & N. Mishra (Eds.), Indian perspectives on workplace bullying. Springer (pp 59-78).
  • van Heugten K., D’Cruz P., Mishra N. (2018) Surviving Workplace Bullying, Emotional Abuse and Harassment. In: D'Cruz P. et al. (eds) Pathways of Job-related Negative Behaviour. Handbooks of Workplace Bullying, Emotional Abuse and Harassment, Vol 2. Springer, Singapore.
  • Dash, S., & Mishra, N. (2017). Institutional theory as a driver of CSR: An integrative framework, The Sankalpa: International Journal of Management Decisions, 3 (1 & 2), 69-82. ISSN 2454-7425.
  • Mendonca, A., Mishra, N., & Dash, S. S. (2015). Understanding flow among academicians. In N. M. Ashkanasy, W. J. Zerbe, & C. E. J. Härtel (Eds.), New ways of studying emotions in organizations (pp. 397-421). UK: Emerald Group Publishing Limited.

Edited Books:

  • Nidhi Mishra, Teena Bharti, Vinita Sahay (Eds.) (2022). Transforming Lives Through Mindfulness. Excel Publishers, India. ISBN: 978-93-91355-39-5.
  • Premilla D’Cruz, Ernesto Noronha, Avina Mendonca and Nidhi Mishra (Eds.). (2018). Indian perspectives on workplace bullying. Springer.

Guest Editor:

  • Guest Editor for a special issue titled “Sustainability in Education: Challenges and the way Forward” in Sustainability Journal (Web of Science, Impact Factor-3.889).


  • Principal-Investigator for a Research Project entitled “Impact of a unique meditation technique on the Psychological well-being of HEIs (Higher Educational Institutions) in India” undertaken in collaboration of Samatvam, The Mindfulness Centre, IIM Bodh Gaya and Sri Sri Institute of Advanced Research (SSIAR), India.

Conference Presentations:

International Conferences
  • Krishnankutty, R., Bharti, T., & Mishra, N. (2022). Corporate Governance, Group Affiliation, Board Gender Diversity & Firm Performance: A Panel Quantile Regression Analysis of BSE Listed Indian Firms. Presented at International Conference on Contemporary Issues in Emerging Markets (CIEMC) 2022, October 28-29 2022, Bodh Gaya, India.
  • Dash, S. S. & Mishra, N. (2016). Institutional theory as a driver of CSR: An integrative framework. Presented at 30th ANZAM Conference 2016, 6-9 December 2016, Brisbane, Australia.
  • Mendonca, A., Mishra, N., & S.S. Dash (2014). Understanding Flow among Academicians. Accepted for presentation at Ninth International Conference on Emotions and Worklife held at Fox School of Business, Temple University, July 30-31 July 2014, Philadelphia, USA.
National Conferences
  • Mishra, N, D’Cruz, P, & Noronha, E. (2017). Power and depersonalized bullying at work. Paper presented at Indian Perspectives on Workplace Bullying and Mobbing, 13 June 2017, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India.
  • Mishra, N (2015). Political processes and individual stress in the context of organizational change. Poster presented at 3rd PAN-IIM World Management Conference, 16-18 December 2015, Indian Institute of Management, Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India.

Newspaper Article:

  • An article on "Mindfulness as IIM Bodh Gaya's core value" published on 22.06.2022 in The Times of India.

Program Director/Convenor:

  • Program Director, 11-Month Executive Certificate Program in Business Management, IIM Bodh Gaya, Aug 2022-July 2023, at IIM Bodh Gaya, India
  • Convenor, International Research Conference on Mindfulness (IRCM) organized on 4th-5th February 2022 at IIM Bodh Gaya, India
  • Convenor, Mindfulness Workshop in International Research Conference on Mindfulness (IRCM) organized on 3rd February 2022 at IIM Bodh Gaya, India
  • Convenor, Wellbeing Conclave 2021, 10th October 2021 (World Mental Health Day) at IIM Bodh Gaya, India
  • Program Director, 18 hrs online MDP on Excellence in Communication from 25th Feb 2021 to 04th Mar 2021 at IIM Bodh Gaya, India
  • Program Director, 10 days Faculty development programme on Research Design, Methods, and Analysis from 20th-29 June 2022 at IIM Bodh Gaya, India

Training/Guest Sessions:

  • Resource Persons for training sessions in multiple MDPs conducted to train various government officials, such as Bihar State Health Society, Bihar Police Academy, Bihar Institute of Public Administration and Rural Development (BIPARD) and Water Resources Department (WRD), Government of Bihar.
  • Resource Persons for sessions in multiple FDPs conducted to train scholars and academicians on Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methods at IIM Bodh Gaya, India.
  • Resource Person for a Research Talk on Qualitative Research using NVIVO on 3rd Dec 2022 at ITM Business School, Mumbai.
  • Speaker for Expert Session on World Mental Health Day on 10.10.2022 for Ekaant: Empowering teams with wellbeing.
  • Session Chair for various conferences

Teaching Experience:

MBA Courses
  • Organization Behaviour
  • Mindfulness at Workplace
  • Negotiations and Conflict Management
  • Recruitment, Talent Training & Development
  • Human Resource Management
  • Business Ethics and CSR
  • Organization Development and Conflict Management
  • Workplace Wellbeing and Personal Effectiveness
 Ph.D. Courses
  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • Philosophy of Management
 Undergraduate Courses
  • EI and Mindfulness
  • Science of Wellbeing

Administrative Roles:

Current roles
  • Chairperson, Samatvam, The Mindfulness Centre, IIM Bodh Gaya
  • Core Member, AACSB Committee, IIM Bodh Gaya
Past Roles
  • Chairperson, Mental Health and Wellbeing committee, IIM Bodh Gaya
  • Chairperson Recruitment Committee, IIM Bodh Gaya
  • Chairperson OB/HR Area, IIM Bodh Gaya
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