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  • Dr. Payal Kumar Professor & Chair (HR/OB) & Associate Dean - International Affairs
    • School Schools of Management
    • Department/Programme BA
    • Position (additional roles) Special point of contact for International Collaborations
    • Email payal.kumar@bmu.edu.in

    Dr Payal Kumar is well known for publishing books with international publishers such as Palgrave Macmillan and Emerald Publishers. So far she has published 9 books and is working on several others. Also she is the editorial board member of several prestigious international journals. In an earlier avatar Dr Kumar has rich leadership experience in MNCs, including as Vice President Editorial and Production, SAGE Publications Pvt Ltd.

    • HRM
    • Negotiation and Grievance Management
    • Employer Branding
    • Emotional Intelligence and Managerial Effectiveness
    • Personal journey for excellence
    • Critical literature review and academic writing (doctoral scholars)
    • Organizational Behaviour
    • Mentoring, coaching & competency mapping
    • Cross cultural effectiveness
    • Leadership theories
    • Graduation In: Master of Arts in Religious Studies
    • Graduation From: School of Oriental and African Studies, UK
    • Graduation Year: 1989
    • Post Graduation In: Fellow in Programme Management
    • Post Graduation From: XLRI
    • Post Graduation Year: 2017
    From - To (Year)Designation & Organization
    2006-2013Vice President, Editorial & Production, SAGE Publications India Pvt Ltd.
    2005-2006Editor-in-chief, The Princeton Review
    1993-2003Senior copy rewriter and features writer at The Hindustan Times
    • Negative mentoring
    • Gender and leadership
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Diversity and Inclusion
    • Kumar, P & Tyagi, M (2018) An exploratory study on protégé perception of faculty mentoring in India, July 2018, Indian Journal of Industrial Relations (C grade journal as per ABDC ranking)
    • Kumar, P (2018) (In publication). Exploring incongruence in mentoring dyads in Indian firms: The protégé perspective, South Asian Journal of Human Resources Management, SAGE, 5(2) 1–17 (C in ABDC rankings).
    • Blake-Beard, S., Halem, J., Archibold, E. E., Boncoeur, D. O., Burton, A. R., & Kumar, P. (2017). Mentoring relationships of professional Indian women: Extending the borders of our understanding at the intersection of gender and culture. In Mentoring Diverse Leaders (pp. 51-69). Routledge.
    • Kumar, P., Irudayaraj, I. S. F., Jomon, M. G., & Singhal, M. (2013). The Shadow of Negative Mentoring at the Workplace: Is Negative Affect a Mediator Between Mentoring Experiences and a Decline in Organizational Citizenship Behaviour of the Protégé?. Management and Labour Studies, SAGE Publications, 38(4), 357-371.
    • Kumar, P., & Israel, D. (2013). An exploratory investigation into faculty motivation to publish: a study of business school faculty in India. International Journal of Management in Education, Inderscience, 7(3), 213-236.
    • Kumar, P., & Varshney, S. (2012). Gendered scholarship: exploring the implications for consumer behaviour research. Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: An International Journal, Emerald, 31(7), 612-632. (B grade journal as per ABDC ranking)
    • Kumar, P., & Blake-Beard, S. (2012) What good is bad mentorship? Proteges' perception of negative mentoring experiences. Indian Journal of Industrial Relations: A review of economic and social development, 47 (August), 79-93. (C grade journal as per ABDC ranking)
    • Kumar, P., & Singhal, M. (2012) Reducing change management complexity: aligning change recipient sensemaking to change agent sensegiving. International Journal of Learning and Change, Inderscience, 6(3/4), 138-155. (C grade journal as per ABDC ranking)
    • Agarwal, A & Kumar, P (Eds). Social Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Business Models, 2018, Palgrave-Macmillan ISBN: 978-3-319-74487-2
    • Kumar, P (Ed). Indian women as entrepreneurs: An exploration of self-identity, 2016, Palgrave-Macmillan ISBN: 978-1-137-60258-9
    • Kumar, P (Ed). Unveiling Women’s Leadership: Identity and meaning of leadership in India, 2015, Palgrave-Macmillan, ISBN: 9781137547040.
    • Kumar, P (Ed). Exploring Dynamic Mentoring Models in India, 2017, Palgrave-Macmillan. ISBN: 978-3-319-56404-3
    • Senior reviewer, Journal of Organization Behavior, Wiley (A* in ABDC list)
    • Board of Reviewers member, South Asian Journal of Human Resources Management’ (SAJHRM), SAGE Publications (ABDC list).
    • Editorial advisor to Productivity, journal of National Productivity Council, New Delhi.
    • Editorial board member of the International Journal of Marketing in Education, Inderscience
    • Editorial Board member of the International Journal of Learning an Change
    • Invited as distinguished speaker at the prestigious Academy of Management conference, Chicago, 2018, to speak on ‘Improving Lives: Experience, Compassion, Engagement,’ (https://my.aom.org/program2018/)
    • Dr Payal Kumar has been selected as an inaugural recipient of the Andre Delbecq & Lee Robbins MSR Retreat Scholarship, 2019 (MSR, or the Management, Spirituality and Religion, is a division of the prestigious Academy of Management, USA).
    • I have conducted workshops on academic writing for over 2000 doctoral scholars and 600 professors at leading higher educational institutions in India including XLRI, XIMB, IIT-D, FMS, Sikkim University and at TISS, Mumbai. The topic of the workshop is, “How to get published in highly ranked journals.”
    • Article in HBR Ascend on How Not to Procrastinate Like Hamlet (https://hbrascend.org/topics/not-procrastinate-like-hamlet/
    • Article in Economic Times: Building a business: Is the motivation for women and men entrepreneurs the same? ET Online| Jan 13, 2018 //economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/62484271.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst
    • Ongoing joint research project with AIMA on gender equity in boards (Joint project directors: Payal Kumar and Ganesh Singh).
    • Article in HBR Ascend on How Not to Procrastinate Like Hamlet (https://hbrascend.org/topics/not-procrastinate-like-hamlet/
    • Article in Economic Times: Building a business: Is the motivation for women and men entrepreneurs the same? ET Online| Jan 13, 2018 //economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/62484271.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst

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