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Kunal Kamal Kumar
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Kunal Kamal Kumar

Organizational Behavior and Human Resources Management


  • FPM (OB & HRM), 2013 - IIM Indore, India
  • Master of Arts, 2005 - University of Delhi
  • Bachelor of Arts (English Honors), 2003 - University of Delhi

Work Experience
  • June 16, 2017 onwards: Faculty (OB & HRM), IIM Udaipur
  • July 1, 2013 to June 15, 2017: Faculty (OB & Ethics) TAPMI Manipal
Research Interests
  • Employee Voice
  • Power and Politics in Organizations
  • Linguistic, Caste, and Gender Diversity in Organizations
  • Bhardwaj, A., Mishra, S. K., Qureshi, I., Kumar, K. K., Konrad, A. M., Seidel, M.-D. L., & Bhatt, B. (2021). Bridging caste divides: Middle-status ambivalence, elite closure, and lower-status social withdrawal. Journal of Management Studies, 58(8), 2111-2136.
  • Kumar, K. K., Mishra, S. K., & Budhwar, P. (2021). Employee turnover in India: Insights from the public–private debate. In D. G. Allen & J. M. Vardaman (Eds.), Global Talent Retention: Understanding Employee Turnover Around the World (pp. 213-238). Emerald Publishing Limited.
  • Dutta, D., Kumar, K. K., & Mishra, S. K. (2021). Unintended consequences of promotions: Importance of annual incentives for performance management systems. Human Resource Management, 60, 787-801.
  • Kumar, K. K., Mishra, S. K., & Fang, T. (2019). The Indian cultural paradox. In P. S. Budhwar, A. Varma, & R. Kumar (Eds.), Indian business : Understanding a rapidly emerging economy (pp. 39-49). New York: Routledge.
  • Bahadur, A., & Kumar, K. K. (2019). Spirituality and an online satirical news venture: The case of Faking News. In S. K. Mishra & A. Varma (Eds.), Spirituality in Management: Insights from India (pp. 97-115). Cham: Springer International Publishing.
  • Mishra, S. K., Kodwani, A. D., Kumar, K. K., & Jain, K. K. (2018). Linking loneliness to depression: a dynamic perspective. Benchmarking: An International Journal, 25(7), 2089-2104. doi:10.1108/BIJ-10-2016-0158
  • Kumar, K. K., & Mishra, S. K. (2021, May 27-28, 2021). The masculine dragon and the feminine elephant: Why do ‘scholars’ fail to understand India-China geopolitics. Paper presented at the 6th Emerging Markets Inspiration Conference, Virtual Mode.
  • Kumar, K. K., & Mishra, S. K. (2020). Importance of values in predicting happiness: A longitudinal investigation. Paper presented at the Social of Business Ethics Annual Conference, Virtual Mode.
  • Kumar, K. K., & Sharma, P. (2019). The human aspects of the ‘Nursery’: The complex link between diversity and process innovation in non-advanced economies. Paper presented at the 4th Emerging Markets Inspiration Conference, Stockholm, Sweden.
  • Kumar, K. K., & Mishra, S. K. (2019). Voicing when perceived politics is high: The curious case of LMX and justice. Paper presented at the 4th Emerging Markets Inspiration Conference, Stockholm, Sweden.
  • Kumar, K. K., & Mishra, S. K. (2017). Do birds of a feather flock together? Language and its effect on friendship ties. Paper presented at the The 77th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Atlanta, USA.
  • Kumar, K. K., Fang, T., & Krishnan, R. T. (2017). Indian cultures and innovation characteristics: A Yin Yang approach. Paper presented at the Management and Organization Review Second Research Frontiers Conference, Bangalore, India.