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SRINIVASAN R TATACHARI

PROFESSOR & CHAIRPERSON – PGDM-HR

Area:

Human Resource Management

Edu:

Ph D, MBA, BE

Biography

  • Srini has a combined work experience of around 20 years in industry and academia. He is a BE (Electronics & Telecommunication Engg) top ranker from Bombay University. He worked in various capacities in Wipro, starting from customer support roles in Mumbai to hands-on software development to software Project lead in Bengaluru working with multiple teams and clients. This part of his career gave him extensive exposure to interfacing with clients, managing people in service roles and project teams, and international managers. It also exposed him to global work ethics and cultural differences in global teams.
  • After a successful stint in the software and hardware domain, Srini completed his MBA (PGSEM) from IIM Bangalore, while at Wipro and then moved on to the function of Knowledge Management. He was instrumental in bringing in fresh ideas to evangelise KM in the sector assigned to him. During this functional role the thirst of asking questions and building research ideas grew on him and he decided to take the biggest decision of his life – to leave a successful and well paying job in the industry and become a full-time PhD (Fellow) student in OB&HRM at IIM Bangalore. This part of his career instilled a great desire to ask the right questions, to understand problems and to try and solve them through research. “Why humans behave the way they do” became a large part of his research agenda
  • After earning his PhD, Srini took on an academic avatar with a passion to continue on his research dreams and teach future leaders on the way. He joined IIM Udaipur in the OB&HRM area and successfully conducted his research through a number of international collaborations with area experts such as Prof Alex Haslam, Prof Rolf van Dick, Prof Nik Steffens, Prof Prithviraj Chattopadhyay, and Prof Jing Zhu. He also taught courses on micro and macro organizational behaviour to multiple batches of the MBA there. He also contributed in the institution building activities for the fledgling school. His paper on Newcomer Identification got published in June, 2017 in the Academy of Management Journal, a highly respected and coveted management journal with very high rejection rates! It is estimated (not verified) that there would probably be only a handful (if at all) researchers based in India to claim a publication in this journal. Continuing with this research passion, Srini has multiple ongoing projects in the area of Social Identity, Leadership and Newcomer Exclusion.
  • From April 2018, Srini joined TAPMI in the HR area. His mandate is to continue to build on his research pursuits, drive a successful PGDM-HR program as well as continue to develop great future leaders and researchers.
  • Srini’s passion (other than asking questions and seeking answers) is photography – using just his phone – of various natural and architectural wonders of the world and sharing them on his various social media accounts. He is also keen on technology – always trying out new apps and gizmos, when possible. He also loves to read books, and watch movies/series related to sci-fi, crime and mystery. He survives because of his wife and two sons!

Teaching

  • Core Organizational Behaviour; Organizational Learning and Knowledge Management; Social Identity Approach; HRM in the IT industry; Creativity; Women in Organizations

Research

    Research Projects

  • Projects with Prof Alexander Haslam and Niklas Steffens, University of Queensland, Australia
  • “Developing and Validating a Graphical Scale to Assess Identity Leadership”
  • “The Impact of Leadership on Employees’ Stress, Health, and Well-being”
  • “Meta-Identification: How Beliefs about Other Group Members’ Identification Influence the Identification–Health Relationship”
  • “Validating cross-cultural scale for identity-leadership” with Prof Rolf van Dick, Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany and other colleagues from 20+ countries
  • “Exploring the Impact of Idle Time on Bench Employees” with Prof Soorjith K, IIM Udaipur
  • Research Interests

  • Social Identities in Organizations; Group Dynamics; Organizational Learning & Knowledge Management; Social Capital; Women Entrepreneurs.

Publications

    REFEREED PAPERS

  • Zhu, J., Tatachari, S., & Chattopadhyay, P. (2017). Newcomer Identification: Trends, antecedents, and consequences. (Shared first-authorship). Academy of Management Journal, 60(3), 855-879.
  •  Van Dick, R., Kerschreiter, R., Steffens, N., Akfirat, S.A., Avanzi, L., Dumont, K., Epitropaki, O., Fransen, K., Gießner, S., Gonzales, R., Kark, R., Lemoine, J., Lipponen, J., Markovits, Y., Monzani, L., Orosz, G., Pandey, D., Roland-Lévy, C., Schuh, S., Sekiguchi, T., Song, L.J., Stouten, J., Tatachari, S., Valdenegro, D., van Bunderen, L., Vörös, V., Wong, S.I., Zhang, X.-a. & Haslam, S.A. (under review). Identity leadership going global: Results from an international validation study of the Identity Leadership Inventory.
  • TEACHING CASE

  • Tatachari S. Amisha Gupta’s First Year at Work (2014). Ivey Publishing, Richard Ivey School of Business Foundation. (https://www.iveycases.com/ProductView.aspx?id=62128)
  • BOOK CHAPTERS

  • Tatachari, S., Manikandan, K. S., & Gunta, S. (2014). A Synthesis of Organizational Learning and Knowledge Management Literatures. In M. Chilton, & J. Bloodgood (Eds.) Knowledge Management and Competitive Advantage: Issues and Potential Solutions (pp. 122-147). Hershey, PA: Information Science Reference.

Conferences and Workshops

  • Van Dick, R., Kerschreiter, R., Steffens, N., Akfirat, S.A., Avanzi, L., Dumont, K., Epitropaki, O., Fransen, K., Gießner, S., González, R., Kark, R., Lemoine, J., Lipponen, J., Markovits, Y., Monzani, L., Orosz, G., Pandey, D., Roland-Lévy, C., Schuh, S., Sekiguchi, T., Song, L.J., Stouten, J., Tatachari, S., Valdenegro, D., van Bunderen, L., Vörös, V., Wong, S.I., Zhang, X.-a. & Haslam, S.A. (2018). The Identity Leadership Inventory: A validation study in 20 countries. International Congress of Applied Psychology (ICAP 2018), Montréal, Québec, Canada, June 26 – 30.
  • Van Dick, R., Kerschreiter, R., Steffens, N., Akfirat, S.A., Avanzi, L., Dumont, K., Epitropaki, O., Fransen, K., Gießner, S., Gonzales, R., Kark, R., Lemoine, J., Lipponen, J., Markovits, Y., Monzani, L., Orosz, G., Pandey, D., Roland-Lévy, C., Schuh, S., Sekiguchi, T., Song, L.J., Stouten, J., Tatachari, S., Valdenegro, D., van Bunderen, L., Vörös, V., Wong, S.I., Zhang, X.-a. & Haslam, S.A. Identity leadership going global: Results from an international validation study of the Identity Leadership Inventory. Accepted for presentation at 18th General Meeting of the European Association of Social Psychology. Granada, July 4-8, 2017.
  • Tatachari, S. Ostracism in Newcomers Leading to Turnover Intentions: A Multiple Serial Mediation Model to Unravel What Lies In-between. Accepted for presentation at British Academy of Management 2017 Conference. Warwick, September 5-7, 2017
  • Tatachari, S. Ostracism and Turnover Intentions: A Multiple Mediation Model to Unravel What Lies In-between. Presented at the Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Anaheim, USA, 2016.
  • Tatachari, S., Steffens, N., Haslam, A. Validating a Pictorial Identity Leadership Scale (PILS). Presented at the Society of Australasian Social Psychologists Conference, Brisbane, Australia, 2016.
  • Zhu, J., Tatachari, S, & Chattopadhyay, P. Newcomer identification: Trends, antecedents, and consequences. Presented at the Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Vancouver, Canada, 2015.
  • Tatachari, S. Ostracism and turnover intentions in neophyte newcomers: Preliminary findings from a multiple mediation model based on group socialization. Presented at the 31st EGOS Colloquium, Athens, Greece, 2015.
  • Tatachari, S. and Ojha, A. Changes in Organizational and Professional Identifications during Socialization of Newcomers. Accepted for presentation at EURAM, 13th Annual Conference, Istanbul, Turkey, June 2013.
  • Maheshwari, M. and Tatachari, S. Building an Institution of the Future – A case study. Presented at the 1st Pan-IIM World Management Conference, May 2013, Goa, India.
  • Tatachari, S. The Devil’s Workshop? A look at the Impact of Idle Time on Newcomers’ Perceptions. Presented at the 12th IHRM conference, Dec 2012, MDI Gurgaon, India.
  • Tatachari, S. The Impact of Idle Time on Organizational Identification of Newcomers during Early Socialization. Accepted for presentation at EURAM, 12th Annual Conference, Rotterdam, Netherlands, June 2012.

Awards

  • Not Applicable

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