Ramya Ranganathan

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Organizational Behaviour & Human Resources Management

Visiting Faculty


Ramya Ranganathan teaches Post Graduate, Doctoral and Executive Courses on Organizational Behavior, Crafting Careers, Aligning Personal Values and Goals, Managing Inner Worlds, Positive Psychology, Nurturing Creativity and Excellence, Intrinsic Motivation, Emotional Intelligence, Managing Stress and Personal Energy.

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Ramya’s current research is in the areas of Personal values and attitudes, Personality theories, Flow, joy and creativity in work, Multiple identities, Personal growth: Eastern and western approaches, Illusion of control, Locus of control, and Locus of causality, Personal mission and career choices, Conflict and emotions in small groups and teams, Individual and group decision making, Corporate social responsibility, and Social entrepreneurship.


  • Ranganathan R.. (2015) Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam (The World is my Family): What Happens to My Self-concept When I Take Others’ Perspectives? South Asian Journal Management. Vol. 22.4,
  • Ranganathan, R. “Meeting Competing Goals Simultaneously: Uncovering the Potential of Value Diversity in Groups”. PhD Dissertation, University of London, 2010.
  • Peterson, R.S., Ranganathan, R., Chi, S.C., Tsai, H.H., and Chen, S.C. (2006). The Key Role of Personal Values in Decoupling Task Conflict from Relationship Conflict. Best papers Proceedings of the Academy of Management 2006.
  • Ranganathan, R. “Value Behaviour Non Congruence: An Analysis at the Individual and Group Levels”. Masters Thesis, London Business School, 2006.
  • Ranganathan, R. and Godhwani, R. (2013) Experiments in Career Reinvention. South Asian Journal of Management, Vol. 20.3.
  • Ranganathan, R. The Effect of Perspective Taking on Nested Multiple Identities of the Self. Working Paper.
  • Ranganathan, R. and Peterson, R.S. Meeting Competing Goals Simultaneously: TMT Diversity and Integrative CSR. Working Paper.
  • Ranganathan, R. Asymmetries in Social and Wealth Values. Working Paper.
  • Ranganathan, R. To Work or Not to Work: An Examination of People’s Choices to Expend Effort. Working Paper.
  • Ranganathan, R. Gender, Framing and Post Decision Making Impact on Attitudes. Working Paper.
  • Ranganathan, R. Attachment to Expected Outcome and the Illusion of Control. Working Paper.


  • Managing People and Performance in Organizations – Core course for 1st year PGP students and EPGP students
  • Personal Values, Goals and Career Options – Elective course for 2nd year PGP students
  • Nurturing Creativity and Excellence – Open Program for Executives
  • Leading with Joy – Open Program for Executives
  • Organizational Behaviour – Core course for EGMP (Executive General Management Program)
  • Organizational Behaviour – Core course for EGMPCIT (Executive General Management Program)

Other than this Ramya has taught in several customized workshops for public sector as well as private sector clients like clients like NHPC, Atlas Copco India Ltd., GAIL, Pernod Ricard, Novo Nordisk, ISRO, and Hindustan Lever to name a few.

  • Academy of Management Best Paper Award (2006): The Key Role of Personal Values in Decoupling Task Conflict from Relationship Conflict. Peterson, R.S., Ranganathan, R., Chi, S.C., Tsai, H.H., and Chen, S.C.
  • 760/800 in GMAT (99th percentile), 2003
  • All India Rank 289 in IIT-JEE 1995
  • ‘Distinguished Student Award’ by the Children’s Educational Trust of India, 1993
  • Rashtrapati Guide (Awarded by the President of India), 1993
  • Program Director, Management Program for Women Entrepreneurs (2013-2014)
  • Program Director, Management Program for Entrepreneurs and Family Business (2013-2015)
  • Digital Initiatives Committee (2013-2015)

London Business School, England

  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Management and Organizational Behaviour, 2010
  • Master of Research (MRes) in Organizational Behaviour, 2006

Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, India

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) (MBA equivalent), 2001

Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India

  • Bachelor of Technology (BTech) in Electrical, Electronics and Communication Engineering, 1999