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Arjun Mitra

Arjun Mitra, Doctoral Student in OBHR
  • Doctoral Student in OBHR

Office: 601 S. Morgan St., 2100 UH (MC 243), Chicago, IL 60607


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


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 with an MBA in HR.  Prior to his MBA, Arjun worked as a Consultant at PwC, Kolkata for 22 months.  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, executive compensation, and strategic hrm.

Research & Publications

Research Interests: 

  • Diversity & inclusion: gender diversity; LGBT diversity; racial diversity
  • Strategic HRM: use of social media in HR processes; leadership & teams
  • Corporate strategy: executive compensation, corporate governance

Referred Publications:

  • Kluemper, D. H., Mitra, A., & Wang, S. (in press). Social Media use in HRM. Research in Personnel and Human Resources Management, 34, 153-208.
  • Sahoo, F. M., Mitra, A., & Mahanti, A. (2014). Need Saliency and Job Involvement: Test of a Cross-Cultural Model. Journal of the Indian Academy of Applied Psychology, 40(2), 279-288.
  • Mitra, A., & Sahoo, F.M. (2014). Psychological Capital in IT and Non-IT Sectors: Investigation of Self-Efficacy, Hope, Resiliency and Optimism. International Journal of Exclusive Management Research, 4(9), 58-70.

Awards & Affiliations

University of Illinois at Chicago:

  • 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