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Human Resource Management


Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior, MBA in HRM, UGC NET (JRF)


  • Prof. Happy Paul earned a Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from IIT Roorkee. Prior to that he obtained his MBA degree in Human Resource from Uttarakhand Technical University, Dehradun. He has also qualified UGC NET (JRF). He has over 8 years of experience in academia. Before joining TAPMI, he has worked as Assistant Professor at Graphic Era Deemed University, Dehradun. He has also worked at IIM Jammu for a short period of time. Currently he is Associate Professor in HR & OB Area at TAPMI.

    He has published papers in reputed journals and has presented his work in international and national conferences. He is a member of Academy of Management and All India Management Association and has been a reviewer for leading conferences and journals.

    In his leisure time he loves to play cricket and table tennis.


  • Individual and Group Dynamics, Organizational Structure and Design, Organizational Behavior, Human Resource Management, Learning and Development, Leadership Assessment 


  • Positive psychology – Resilience, Well-being and Efficacy
    Positive Attitudes and Behavior – Organizational Commitment and OCBs
    Work Groups
    Managerial Effectiveness and Leadership


    Selected Journal Publications

  • Paul, H., Budwar, P., Bamel, U. Linking resilience and organizational commitment: does happiness matter? Journal of Organizational Effectiveness: People and Performance, ahead of print (B rated in ABDC).
  • Paul, H., Bamel, U.K., Ashta, A., Stokes, P. (2019). Examining an integrative model of resilience, subjective well-being and commitment as predictors of organizational citizenship behaviours. International Journal of Organizational Analysis, Vol. 27 (5), pp. 1274-1297. (B rated in ABDC).
  • Tripathi, A., Bamel, U.K., Paul, H., Gordon, D., Bamel, N. (2018). Antecedents of competitive group formation intention in business education context. International Journal of Organizational Analysis, Vol. 26 (3), pp. 518-535. (B rated in ABDC).
  • Paul, H., Bamel, U.K., Stokes, P. (2018). High-Performance Teams and Job Involvement: Exploring the Linkage to Augment Quality in Indian Education and Research. Industrial and Commercial Training, Vol. 50 (5), 250-260.
  • Bamel, U.K., Budhwar, P., Stokes, P., Paul, H. (2017). Dimensions of role efficacy and managerial effectiveness: evidence from India. Journal of Organizational Effectiveness: People and Performance, Vol. 4 (3), pp. 218-237, (B rated in ABDC).
  • Paul, H., Garg, P., & Bamel, U. K. (2016). Employee Resilience and OCB: Mediating Role of Organizational Commitment. Accepted for publication in Vikalpa: The Journal of Decision Makers, Vol. 41 (4), pp. 308-324.
  • Paul, H., & Garg, P. (2014) Organizational commitment of frontline sales professionals in India: Role of resilience. International Journal of Business Insights and Transformation (ISSN: 0974-5874), Vol. 7 (2), pp. 12-18.
  • Paul, H., & Garg, P. (2014). Healing HRM through Positive Psychology. Procedia Social and Behavioral Sciences (ISSN: 1877-0428), Vol. 133, pp. 141-150.
  • Paul, H., & Garg, P. (2014). Factor structure of The Resilience Scale-14: Insights from an Indian sample. South Asian Journal of Management (ISSN – 0971-5428), Vol. 21(2), pp. 71-86.
  • Garg, P., Rastogi, R., & Paul, H. 2014) Does perception of justice effects psychological well-being of employees? International Journal of Society, Systems Science (ISSN – 1756-2511), Vol. 6 (3), pp. 264-284.
  • Book Chapters

  • Kardam, B. L., Rangnekar, S., Paul, H. & Kataria, Y. (2016). Investigating the relationship of job attitudes: Indian managerial perspective. In Bamel, U. K., Sengupta, A., & Singh, P. (Eds., Emerging Challenges in HR: VUCA Perspectives (pp. 124-127). New Delhi: Emerald Group Publishing (India). (ISBN: 978-0-9926800-8-4).
  • Singh, M., Paul, H., & Kumar, S. (2015). Impact of Organizational Climate on Pyshological Capital and Locus of Control of Employees. In Aagja, J.P., & Awasthi, A. K. (Eds.), Research Trends in General Management (pp. 107-114). New Delhi: Excel India Publishers. (ISBN: 978-93-84869-41-0.
  • Conference Proceedings and others

  • Paul, H., & Garg, P. (2012). Revisiting Resilience in Indian Context. Proceedings of International Conference on Management in the New World Order held during August 13-15, 2012 at Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Ranchi (pp. 380-397). Tata McGraw Hills, New Delhi (ISBN13: 978-1-25-902824-3, ISBN10: 1-25-902824-0).
  • Paul, H., & Garg, P. (2012). Elevating Organizational Consequences through Employee Resilience. Proceedings of National Conference on Emerging Challenges for Sustainable Business held during June 1-2, 2012 at the Department of Management Studies, IIT Roorkee (pp. 811-828). Excellent Publishing House, New Delhi (ISBN: 978-93-81583-46-3).
  • Sharma, A., Saxena, R., Sarvanan, T.P., Paul, H. (2012). Data Infosys Ltd. A case study published in edited JKLU Monograph Series, Vol. 3, pp. 157-166.

Conferences and Workshops

  • “Linking Resilience and Organizational Commitment: Does Happiness Matter?” at Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2017, Atlanta USA, during August 06-08, 2017
  • “Impact of Organizational Climate on Psychological Capital and Locus of Control of Employees” at the ANVESH – Doctoral Research Conference in Management organized by Nirma University, Ahmedabad during April 3-4, 2015
  • “Managing Demographic Diversity through Organizational Climate: a viewpoint” at World Management Conference, Goa organized by PAN IIMs during May 30 – June 1, 2013
  • “Employee Resilience and OCB: Mediating Effects of Organizational Commitment” at 3rd Indian Academy of Management conference organized by IAM and IIM Ahmedabad during December 12-14, 2013
  • “Healing HRM through Positive Psychology: an outlook” at International Conference on Trade, Markets and Sustainability (ICTMS) organized by Symbiosis Institute of International Business, Pune during February 22-23, 2013
  • “Tendency to Display Citizenship Behaviours at Work: Role of Subjective Well-being” at 2nd International Conference on Psychology and Allied Sciences organized by Indian Association of Health, Research and Welfare (Hisar) during March 21-22, 2013.
  • “Resilience and Organizational Outcomes: A Case Study of Self-help Group in India” at IBSCON 2013 organized by Amity International Business School, Amity University on March 15, 2013
  • “Revisiting Resilience in Indian Context” at International Conference on Management in the New World Order (ICMNWO) organized by IIM Ranchi during August 13-15, 2012
  • “Organizational commitment of frontline sales professionals: Can resilience help?” at International Marketing Conference (MARCON) organized by IIM Calcutta during December 28-30, 2012
  • “Elevating Organizational Consequences through Employee Resilience” at National Conference on Emerging Challenges for Sustainable Business organized by DoMS, IIT Roorkee during June 1-2, 2012


  • Qualified the UGC-NET for eligibility of Lectureship held on 28th December 2008 in the Management subject.
  • Awarded Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) by University Grants Commission (UGC) vide No. F.15-6(DEC.2008)/2009(NET).
  • Best Paper Award at International Conference on Management in the New World Order (ICMNWO-2012) organized by IIM Ranchi
  • Best Doctoral Paper Award at International Marketing Conference (MARCON-2012) organized by IIM Calcutta
  • Best Paper Presentation Award at 5th International Conference of Management and Behavioral Sciences (2012) organized by the Society of Management and Behavioral Sciences (SMBS), Jodhpur

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