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Nivedita Kothiyal
Lecturer in Management



Nivedita Kothiyal is lecturer at the School for Business and Society. Her area of specialisation is Human Resource Management and Organisational Behaviour. In her academic career spanning over the last two decades, she has researched on and consulted with a variety of organisations including corporates, cooperatives and non-governmental organisations. She has extensive experience of working in cross cultural and international contexts. She has taught courses in Organisational Behaviour, HRM, Research Methods, Diversity and Ethics at undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral levels. Additionally, she has extensive training experience in executive HR training programmes for mid-career and senior professionals from Asia and Africa.

Prior to joining the school in 2017, she held the position of Associate Professor in Organisational behaviour and Human Resource Management at the Institute of Rural Management Anand (IRMA), one of the premier Management institutes in India.



Nivedita's research is interested in decent work, gender and diversity management, workforce development and skill building, and corporate social responsibility. In her research, she draws on postcolonial theory and critical management studies. Her research has been published in field-leading 4* journals, including the British Journal of Management, Academy of Management Learning and Education, and Indian Journal of Industrial Relations, and edited volumes including Alternative Organisations in India: Undoing Boundaries (Cambridge University Press), Disability in South Asia (Sage), and The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Business and Management Research Methods. She has also been an ongoing reviewer for prestigious journals such as Journal of Business Ethics and Academy of Management Learning and Education; and the Cambridge University Press.


Full publications list

Peer-reviewed journal articles

Kothiyal, N., E. Bell, & C. Clarke. 2018. “Moving Beyond Mimicry: Developing Hybrid Spaces in Indian Business Schools” Academy of Management Learning & Education, 17(2): 137-154. (ABS 4*)

Bell, E., N. Kothiyal, & H. Willmott. 2017. “Methodology-as-Technique and the Meaning of Rigor in Globalized Management Research” British Journal of Management, 28(3): 534-550. (ABS 4*)

Kumar, A., N. Kothiyal, V. Hiranandani, & D. Sonpal. 2014. Ableing work, disableing workers? Development in Practice, 24(1), 81-90.

Kothiyal, N. 2005. Human resource management practices as antecedents of perceived organizational support: evidence from an Indian organization. Vilakshan XIMB Journal of Management, 2(1): 104-116.

Kothiyal, N. 2005. Three-component model of organisational commitment: Re-examination of psychometric properties of continuance commitment scale,” Indian Journal of Industrial Relations, 41(1): 117-130.

Peer-reviewed book chapters

Kumar A & Kothiyal N (forthcoming) Dis/ability at work?: Media representations, CSR, and diversity. In: Ghai A (ed) Disability in South Asia. New Delhi: Sage.

Kothiyal, N. 2018. Swaraj: An Alternative University. In: Vijay, D. and Varman, R. (eds) Alternative Organisations in India: Undoing Boundaries, Delhi: Cambridge University Press.

Bell, E. & Kothiyal, N. 2017. Ethics creep from the Core to the Periphery. In: Cassell, C., A. Cunliffe and G. Grandy (eds) The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Business and Management Research Methods, London: Sage.

Kothiyal, N. 2008. Impact of HR on organisational effectiveness: examining the "Black Box". In: Singh, I.S.  (ed) Recent Issues in Human Resource Management. Ahmedabad: Mahatma Gandhi Labour Institute.

Kothiyal, N. 2008. 'Employees' reaction to privatization: The case of BALCO Strike. In Verma, P. (ed.) Trade Unions: Global Concerns and Experiences. Hyderabad: ICFAI University Press.

Kothiyal, N. 2004. 'In pursuit of competitiveness: Privatization of Indian public sector undertakings.' In Verma, P.  & T.R. Bishnoi (ed.) Competitiveness of Indian industry: Empirical studies. Delhi: Wisdom Publications.

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