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Ravi Shanker Gajendran

Assistant Professor of Business Administration

Educational Background

Ph.D., Organizational Behavior, Pennsylvania State University, 2009
M.B.A., Indian Institute of Management at Calcutta, 1998
B.E., Mechanical Engineering, Osmania University, 1995

Positions Held

Manager, Consumer & Market Knowledge, ASEAN, Austrialia & India, Procter & Gamble, 1999-2003
Area Sales Manager, Cadburys India Limited, 1998-1999

Recent Publications

Gajendran, R., Somaya, D. 2016. Employees Leave Good Bosses Nearly as Often as Bad Ones. Harvard Business Review

Raghuram, S., Gajendran, R., Liu, X., Somaya, D. 2016. Boundaryless LMX: Examining LMXs Impact on External Career Outcomes and Alumni Goodwill. Personnel Psychology

Gajendran, R., Harrison, D., Delaney-Klinger, K. 2015. Are Telecommuters Remotely Good Citizens? Unpacking Telecommutings Effects on Performance via I-Deals and Job Resources. Personnel Psychology, 68: 353-393

Honors and Awards

List of Teachers Ranked As Excellent By Their Students, UIUC, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

Outstanding Reviewer Award, OB Division of the Academy of Management, 2013

DeSanctis Award, Academy of Management, 2012

Nominee, William H Newman Award, Academy of Management, 2012

Service Activities

Editorial Board Member, Personnel Psychology, 2015-present

Teaching and Research Interests

My research interests lie in the fields of organizational behavior and human resource management, with an emphasis on understanding how information and communication technologies impact different facets of organizational life. Specifically, I am interested in a) exploring how virtual interactions influence team processes and outcomes, b) explicating mechanisms and outcomes associated with virtual work arrangements such as telecommuting), and c) studying interpersonal processes such as self-presentation via virtual interactions.