Associate Professor

Dr Vimal Babu

Paari School of Business


  1. Human side of AI, Analytics, Blockchain & Metaverse
  2. Negotiation and Conflict Management
  3. Strategy, Leadership, and High-Performing Team Development
  4. Organizational Behaviour/Leadership and Entrepreneurship



University of Delhi, Delhi
Bachelors (Political Science)


Dr. BhimRao Ambedkar University, Agra,
Masters (Human Resource Management)


FMS, Jamia Millia Islamia Central University, New Delhi, India
PhD (Management: Human Resource Management/Org. Behaviour)


  • 2021-to Date: Associate Professor & Area Chair: HRM & OB, Paari School of Business (PSB), SRM University, Amaravati, AP, India
  • 2019-2021: Faculty (Visiting), SCMHRD Pune, Symbiosis International University, Pune, India
  • 2017-2019: Associate Professor, SIBM Pune, Symbiosis International University, Pune, India
  • 2005-2017: Previously, worked as a member of faculty of management department in universities/B-Schools in India.

Research Interest

  • Human side of AI, Analytics, Blockchain & Metaverse
  • Negotiation and Conflict Management
  • Strategy, Leadership, and High-Performing Team Development
  • Organizational Behaviour/Leadership and Entrepreneurship

Awards & Fellowships

  • 2024 – Best Reviewer Award by the Academy of Management (AOM): Organizational Behaviour (OB) Division (This was for the 2024 Annual Meeting of AOM: Chicago, IL United States, Aug 9-13, 2024)
  • 2021 – Best Paper Award – ‘Investigating leadership communication strategies in managing crisis: A thematic analysis’, O.P.Jindal Global Univ, India & ESCP Business School and Dr. Pritam Singh Foundation, India
  • 2018 – Best Paper Award –‘Cross-fertilization of Arts and Organization Development’, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai (TISS), India.


  • National Human Resource Development (NHRD), Hyderabad Chapter, India



  • Babu, V. & Hisrich, R. (2023). ‘Negotiation for Entrepreneurship: Achieving a Successful Outcome’, Anthem Press, U.K. (ISBN: 9781785277764). Url: Google Books


  • Ramachandran, R., Babu, V. and Murugesan, V.P. (2023),’Human resource analytics revisited: A systematic literature review of its adoption, global acceptance and implementation’, Benchmarking: An International Journal (ABDC-B, SCOPUS Q1, WOS-ESCI). DOI:
  • Ramachandran, R., Babu, V. and Murugesan, V.P. (2023), ‘The role of blockchain technology in the process of decision-making in human resource management: a review and future research agenda’, Business Process Management Journal, Vol. 29 No. 1, pp. 116-139. (ABDC-B, SCOPUS, WOS-ESCI). DOI:
  • Babu, V., Kumar, A., & Kumar, V. (2022). ‘Exploring mindfulness and leadership development: Lessons learnt using grounded theory through the study of the performing arts’ FIIB Business Review, June (SCOPUS, WOS-ESCI). DOI:
  • Babu, V. (2019). ‘Family entrepreneurship in India’s ‘Diamond City’: A phenomenological research', Studies in Business and Economics, Vol.14, Issue 2, 2019. (ABDC-C, SCOPUS, WOS-ESCI). DOI:
  • Srivastava, A.P., Babu, V. and Shetye, S.K. (2019), ‘Exploring students’ learning efficacy: Predicting role of teachers’ extra role behaviour and art-based innovation pedagogies’, European Journal of Training and Development, Vol. 43 No. 9. Pp.842-859 (ABDC-C, SCOPUS, WOS-ESCI). DOI:
  • Babu, V. and Kinkhabwala, B. (2019), ‘Was an untapped “skilling” opportunity ignored? Integrating CSR initiatives to bridge the skilled manpower gap’, Worldwide Hospitality and Tourism Themes, Vol. 11 No. 1, pp. 37-53 (ABDC-C, SCOPUS, WOS-ESCI). DOI:
  • 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-C, ProQuest). Access link
  • Patel, M., Babu, V., & Gupta, U. (2017). ‘Analysis of interactions among the variables of cost of conflict among nations’, Journal of Services Research (JSR), (pub by Vedatya Institute), Vol.17, No.01 (ABDC-C, ProQuest). Access link
  • Babu, V. and Munjal, S. (2015), ‘Oachira Panthrandu Vilakku: A study of a culturally embedded festival aligned with economic benefits’, Worldwide Hospitality and Tourism Themes, Vol. 7 No. 4, pp. 403-416. (ABDC-C, SCOPUS, WOS-ESCI). DOI:
  • 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, The Institute of Management & Economy Research). Access link
  • Babu, V. (2012). ‘Unethical Practices In Indian Music Industry: Corruption Deepening!,’ Studies in Business and Economics, Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu, Faculty of Economic Sciences, Vol. 7(2), 35-42 (ABDC-C, SCOPUS, WOS-ESCI). Access link
  • Babu, V. (2011). ‘Divergent leadership styles practiced by global managers in India’. Indian Journal of Industrial Relations (IJIR), 46(3), 478-490 (ABDC-C). Access link


  • Ramachandran, R., Babu, V. and Murugesan, V.P. (2023), ‘A system to generate a model predicting an employee attrition rate and a method thereof’, Patent published by Patent Office Journal (Application no. 202341031320).


  • Rukma, R., & Babu, V. (2024). 'Revolutionising HR through the Deployment of Blockchain Technology', Taylor & Francis Group, England (SCOPUS). DOI:
  • Rukma, R., Babu, V. & Prabhagar, V. (2023). ‘Blockchain Fragmented Clusters for Advancing HR Saliency: The Case of India’, World Scientific Publishing (SCOPUS). DOI:
  • 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. (SCOPUS). DOI:
  • 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. DOI:

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