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Arjun Mitra

Arjun Mitra, Doctoral Student Business Administration, HRM
  • Doctoral Student in Business Administration, Organizational Behavior/Human Resource Management

601 S. Morgan St.
2201 UH, MC 243
Chicago, IL 60607

Education

  • PhD Student in Business Administration, HRM, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2015-present
  • MBA, Human Resource Management, Xavier Institute of Management, India, 2015
  • Bachelor of Engineering, Information Technology, Jadavpur University, India, 2011

Experience

Arjun is a PhD student in Organizational Behavior and Human Resources in the Department of Managerial Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He graduated from Xavier Institute of Management, India with an MBA in HR. Prior to his MBA, Arjun worked as a Consultant at PwC, India. During that time, he gained first-hand experience of the challenges faced by a transnational organization in sustaining and developing a competitive cross-cultural diverse workforce while striving towards bringing a person-organization fit. This stimulated his interest in the area of organizational behavior and led him to conduct studies on cross-cultural employee motivation and psychological capital during his MBA. Coming from a culturally diverse background, his research interests, since then, have broadened to encompass diversity management, especially managing invisible identities in the workplace, female representation in corporate boards/top management teams, executive compensation, and strategic HRM.

Classes Taught

Instructor
MGMT 445: Organizational Theory, Fall 2017

  • Overall Teaching Effectiveness: 4.84/5
  • Overall Course Quality: 4.84/5

MGMT 445: Organizational Theory, Spring 2018

Teaching Assistant
MBA 587: Enterprise Strategy, Fall 2016

Research & Publications

Research Interests: 

  • Diversity & Inclusion: Board/TMT Diversity, Stigmatized Identity Groups
  • Strategic HRM: Technology in HRM, Personality, Servant Leadership
  • Corporate Strategy: Executive Compensation, Corporate Governance

Refereed Publications:

  • Mitra, A., Sauerwald, S. 2017. ‘She’ against ‘Her’? The Downside of Status Threat. In Guclu Atinc (Ed.), Proceedings of the Seventy-seventh Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management. Online ISSN: 2151-6561.
  • Kluemper, D. H., Mitra, A., & Wang, S. 2016. Social Media use in HRM. Research in Personnel and Human Resources Management, 34: 153-207.

Conference Presentations:

  • Mitra, A., & Anand, S. (2018, April). One size or to each their own: Changing family structures and idiosyncratic work arrangements. Accepted for presentation at Diversity Perspective on Management: Towards more complex conceptualizations of diversity in management studies, Journal of Management Studies Conference. Babson College, USA.

  • Lynch, J. W., & Mitra, A. (2018, April). Multiple Pathways to Becoming and Acting as an Ally. In K. K. Dray and I. E. Sabat (Chairs), Workplace Allies: Exploring the Process of Becoming an Effective and Vocal Ally. Symposium conducted at the annual meeting of the Society for Industrial & Organizational Psychology. Chicago, IL.

  • Mitra, A. (2017, October). 'We’ or ‘Me’? I don't feel the need to serve! Paper presentation at the annual meeting of the Southern Management Association. St. Petersburg, FL.

  • Mitra, A. (2017, October). Female emotional labor: Examining through the lens of support and reciprocity. Paper presentation at the annual meeting of the Southern Management Association. St. Petersburg, FL.

  • Mitra, A., Sauerwald, S. (2017, October). Do women always support other women? A study of the upper echelon. Paper presentation at the annual meeting of the Southern Management Association. St. Petersburg, FL.

  • Mitra, A. (2017, October). When does Diversity beget Diversity? Examining through the lens of team empowerment. Paper presentation at the annual meeting of the Midwest Academy of Management. Chicago, IL.

  • Mitra, A. (2017, October). When the CEO Divorces! Investors’ Perceptions of CEO family-to-work conflict. Paper presentation at the annual meeting of the Midwest Academy of Management. Chicago, IL. Best Paper Nomination.

  • Mitra, A. (2017, August). 'She' against 'Her'? The Downside of Status Threat. Paper presentation at the annual meeting of the Academy of Management. Atlanta, Ga.

  • Mitra, A., Sauerwald, S. (2016, October). Inclusive HR practices and Female Board Committee Representation. Paper presentation at the annual meeting of the Southern Management Association. Charlotte, North Carolina.

Awards & Affiliations

University of Illinois at Chicago:

  • University of Illinios President's Research in Diversity Travel Award, Fall, 2017
  • Love of Learning Award, The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, 2017
  • Outstanding Reviewer Award, Midwest Academy of Management, 2017
  • Best Paper Nomination, Midwest Academy of Management, 2017
  • Graduate Student Scholarship Award, Midwest Academy of Management, 2017
  • Outstanding Author Contribution Award, Emerald Literati Awards, Emerald Publishing, 2017.
  • Conference submission judged as one of the best accepted papers in the 2017 Academy of Management Annual Meeting. Atlanta, Ga.
  • Outstanding Reviewer Award, Academy of Management, 2017
  • Graduate Student Council Travel Award, 2016.
  • Inducted into ‘The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi’ based on academic excellence.
  • UIC College of Business Graduate Assistantship, 2015-present
  • UIC Department of Managerial Studies Fellowship, 2015-present

Xavier Institute of Management:

  • Faculty Council Gold Medal for securing the first rank in MBA HRM Class of 2013-2015
  • “Fr. Bogaert HR Merit Scholarship” for the best independent research project “The Predictors of self-esteem among business school students”
  • Nominated for National HRD Network - Udai Pareek Scholarship for HR Students in 2014