2017-2019: Associate Professor, SIBM Pune, Symbiosis International University, Pune
2014-2017: Assistant Professor, Auro University, Surat
2012-2014: Assistant Professor, IIMT-Oxford Brookes University (U.K.), Gurgaon
2010-2012: Assistant Professor, NIILM-Centre for Management Studies, NCR Delhi
2005-2010: Worked as faculty member with B-Schools in NCR Delhi
As an academic researcher, my ontological and epistemological bent of mind is mirrored in the constructivist research paradigm. That said, the following research interests motivate to pursue significant research inquiries, going forward:
1. Behaviour in relation to HPWT, Leadership & Intrapreneurship: The inter-disciplinary area of research motivates to explore, understand and identify people in an organizational context by finding answers to the pressing questions related to “how” aspects of varied research problems in relation to HPWT, Leadership & Intrapreneurship (for instance, processes, factors, antecedents, constructs, phenomenon, lived experiences of employees).
2. Conflict Resolution through Negotiation Strategies & Techniques: The extremity of the Art and science of communication reflects in the entire process of negotiation including the influence and persuasion. Hence, when people in organizations are at loggerheads, one of the effective instruments to resolve conflicts at interpersonal, intra-group, & inter-group levels could be the effective negotiation strategies, practices, processes, and techniques for desired negotiated outcomes. Understanding the group dynamics in relation to resolving conflicts along negotiation stages is the second research interest in focus.
3. Qualitative Methods & Thick Data Insights in context of Cultural Dimension of People in Organizations: The third research interest pertains to the study of work culture in organizational context through the lens of socio-politico-economic conditions. The application of effective qualitative methods and thick data insights promise to pave the way for exciting research findings for the deeper understandings of the subtle expectations, behaviour and action-interactions of people in organizations. The expected outcomes of the research could be instrumental in nurturing and weaving unique and inclusive organizational cultures aligned with organizational vision.
4. HRM and Entrepreneurship: Due to the economic, social, political and environmental changes witnessed in recent times globally, the new trends of gig works and popularity of the flexible firm as a business model, have been observed, vehemently. As such, these opportunities or alternate model of engagements have pushed large numbers of employees towards self-employment and small business entrepreneurship in recent times. Exploring such novel forms of entrepreneurship generating new trends of employment by reducing the boundaries between entrepreneur, employer and employee is an exciting research interest to focus on.
Awards & Fellowships
2018 – Best Paper Award – Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai (TISS)
Academy of Management (AOM), U.S.A.
National Human Resource Development (NHRD), Delhi Chapter, India
Babu, V. & Hisrich, R. (2021). ‘Negotiation for Entrepreneurship: Achieving a Successful Outcome’, Anthem Press, U.K. (ISBN: 9781785277764)
Babu, V. (2019). ‘Family Entrepreneurship in India’s ‘Diamond City’: A Phenomenological Research', Studies in Business and Economics, September issue,2019. (ABDC, SCOPUS, WOS-ESCI)
Srivastava, A. & Babu, V. (2019). Paper titled, ‘Exploring students' learning efficacy: predicting role of teachers' extra role behavior and art-based innovation pedagogies’, European Journal of Training and Development, (ABDC, SCOPUS, WOS-ESCI)
Babu, V. & Kinkhabwala, B.K. (2019). ‘Was an untapped ‘skilling’ opportunity ignored? Integrating CSR initiatives to bridge the skilled manpower gap,’ Worldwide Hospitality and Tourism Themes, Vol 11, No.01 (ABDC, SCOPUS, WOS-ESCI)
Abichandani Y., Babu V. (2018) Indian Women Leaders in the NGO Sector. In: Ghosh R., McLean G. (eds) Indian Women in Leadership. Current Perspectives on Asian Women in Leadership. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham.U.K.
Babu, V. (2017). Examining the dilemma between ethical misconduct of individuals and the talent selection process at CBCBC Global Bank, Journal of Services Research (JSR), Vol 17, No.02 (ABDC, ProQuest)
Babu, V. & Ansari, A. H. (2017). Arts-informed leadership in family-run business: Arts in play. In S. Munjal & S. Bhushan (Eds.), Balancing growth and profitability: Case of Indian hospitality industry. CITY, NJ: Apple Academic Press, U.S.A.
Patel, M., Babu, V., & Gupta, U. (2017). Analysis of interactions among the variables of cost of conflict among nations, Journal of Services Research (JSR), Vol.17, No.01 (ABDC, ProQuest)
Babu, V. & Munjal, S. (2015). Oachira Panthrandu Vilakku: A study of culturally embedded festival aligned with economic benefits. Worldwide Hospitality and Tourism Themes, 7(4), 403-416 (ABDC, SCOPUS, WOS-ESCI)
Babu, V. (2012). Offensive outburst of restrained worker discontent: An industrial safety case study. Asian-Pacific Journal of Business, 3(2), 1-7. (Kangwan National University, South Korea)
Babu, V. (2012). Unethical practices in Indian music industry: Corruption deepening! Studies in Business and Economics, 7(2), 35-42. (ABDC, SCOPUS, WOS-ESCI).
Babu, V. (2011). Divergent leadership styles practiced by global managers in India. Indian Journal of Industrial Relations (IJIR), 46(3), 478-490 (ABDC, ProQuest, EBSCO listed).
Ansari, A. H., & Babu, V. (2011). Research on leadership progressions: A critical review. Management Dynamics, 11(1), 68-79. (ProQuest, EBSCO listed).
Babu, V. (2011). Ethical dilemma due to conflicting interests: Comprehending through cases. Personnel Today, 32(1), 27-32. (National Institute of Personnel Management, India).
Ansari, A. H., & Babu, V. (2010). Strategic management of human resources: A response to globalization and business performance. Srusti Management Review, 3(1), 11-22. (ProQuest, EBSCO listed).
Babu, V. (2009). Business and social responsibility: Glimpses through stakeholders’ windowpane. In Gopalakrishnan, C., Muncherji, N., & Dhar, U. (Eds.). Creation of Wealth through Strategic HR and Entrepreneurship, Excel Books, New Delhi.
Ansari, A. H., & Babu, V. (2009). Role of incentives and organizational culture in creating knowledge-based organization: A motivation approach. Journal of Business Solutions, 2(1&2), 61-68.
Babu, V., Yadav, G. P., Prasad, R., & Srivastava, S. (2009). Theoretical validation of HRM from the perspective of work and organizational psychology. Atmabodh Journal, 6(1), 40-46.
Ansari, A. H., & Babu, V. (2008). Balanced scorecard: A business acumen for business success. Apeejay Journal of Management, 2(2), 106-114.