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Prof. KAVITA SINGH
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About Me:
Presently Faculty in the area of Organization Behaviour, Organization Development and Change at the Faculty of Management Studies, University of Delhi, Delhi – 110007, India. I have an M.A. in Psychology from University of Delhi in 1987; M.Phil. in Psychology from University of Delhi in 1989; and a Ph.D. in Management from Faculty of Management Studies, University of Delhi, Delhi –110007, India.  The specific title of my research work is “A Study of Work Culture in Selected Indian Organizations”.
 
I have more than 25 years of experience in academics in the specific areas of Organization Behaviour and Organization Change. I am actively involved in teaching, researching and training in the specified areas. I have been a faculty for a number of training workshops for both private and public sector organizations in the areas of Organization Behaviour and Change. I have won a Career Award for Young Teachers given by AICTE for the financial year 2002-2003 and has finished a project on Learning Organization and Empowerment under the scheme. A project on University-Industry interface awarded by University of Delhi has been finished by her. I haves also done a researchproject granted by University Grants Commission to work in the area of Emotional Intelligence and Quality of Work Life. Currently I have completed a Project sponsored by ICSSR to understand the “Behavioral dilemmas of women Managers in Indian Organizations” for a period of two years beginning from April 2011.
 
I have presented number of Papers in National and International Conferences. I have published papers in various National and International journals and has authored three books on Organization Change and Development(published by Excel Books), Counseling Skills for Managers (published by Prentice Hall of India) and Organization Behaviour: Text and Cases (published by Pearson Education). She has also co-authored a book on “Leadership in Dynamic Age”. She was recently nominated by the University of Delhi to attend a Colloquium on Participant centric learning at Harvard Business School.
 
I am professionally interested in researching and training in the areas of Human Behaviour, Interpersonal Relations, Team Building Skill, Negotiation Skills, Leadership Skills, Work-Life Balance, Mentoring and Counseling Skills for Managers, Knowledge Management, Learning Organizations, Change Management and related areas. I have conducted a number of training workshops for private, public and multinational companies in the area of behavioural sciences.
Education:
MA (Psychology), M.Phil, Ph.D
Academic Experience:
25 Years in Faculty of Management Studies, Currently Associate Professor in the area of Organizational Behaviour
Areas of Interest/Specialisation:
Organizational Behaviour, Organization Effectiveness and Change, Organization Development and Counseling Skills for Managers
Books/Working Papers:
1. Singh, K. “Organization Change and Development” Excel Publications, 2006, 2nd Edition 2010 2. Singh, K “Counseling Skills for Managers” Prentice Hall of India, 2007. (3rd Reprint in January 2010). The book has been awarded The Best Book Award by Indian Society for Training and Development in the year 2009 3. Mitra, J.K., Singh, K, & Sinha, M. “Leadership in Dynamic Age” 2004, NIIT Ltd., Delhi 4. Singh, K. “Organization Behaviour: Text and Cases, Pearson Education 2009. 2ND Edition 2012.
Other Professional Experience:
Other Academic activities: Member of the Editorial Board • Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Management Research published by the Faculty of Management Studies, University of Delhi • Member of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Business and Management Science: A 21st Century Journal of Business and Management Science, ISSN 1837-6614 Coordinator of the Management Development Programs  Management Module for the Customs and Central Excise, Group “A” Probationers of 54th Batch from 22nd to 26th of September 2003.  Coordinator of the Training Programs on “People Management” for the Taj Group of Hotels held for Management trainees spread over May-June, 2004  Coordinator of the Training Programs on “Personal and Leadership Effectiveness” for the Middle Managers of Taj Group of Hotels held in Taj Hyderabad and Taj Mumbai in June - July 2004.  Coordinator for the 3 weeks Training Program for the executives of Thompson Press of India starting from 6th of August 2004.  Coordinator for the 3 days Training Program for the Management executives of GAIL in the area of Emotional Intelligence held on 31st October & 1st November 2007.  Coordinator for the 14 days Training Program for the Management executives of Taj Group of Hotel in the area of People Skills in Hospitality Management starting from December 2006 to April 2007  Coordinator for a 3 module program on Competency Assessment and Recognition of Excellence (CARE) for North Delhi Power Limited from February to July 2007.  Coordinator for the 14 days Training Program for the Management executives of Taj Group of Hotel in the area of People Skills in Hospitality Management starting from December 2007 to May 2008  Coordinator for the 3 days Training Program for the Management executives of GAIL in the area of Developing Future Leaders held on 6th September to 8th September 2010.  Coordinator for the 11 days Training Program for the Management executives of Taj Group of Hotel in the area of People Skills in Hospitality in the year 2009  Coordinator for the 09 days Training Program for the Management executives of Employee State Insurance Corporation in Health Care Management in the year 2012 Member of the Organizing Committee • Member of the Organizing Committee of the National Case Workshop held at the Faculty of Management Studies, University of Delhi from 20th to 23rd December 1999. • Member of the organizing Committee of the Workshop on Gender Issues in Management Held at South Delhi Campus, Delhi University organized by Faculty of Management Studies, University of Delhi. • Member of the Organizing Committee of the National Workshop on Education and Business held at the Faculty of Management Studies, University of Delhi from 10th – 11th December 2004. Reviewers of the Conference Papers • Reviewer of the cases for the International Conference on Management Cases (ICMC 2006) organized jointly by Institute of Management Technology, Ghaziabad and George Mason University, Virginia, USA held on 4-5 December 2006. • Reviewer of the Journal “Paradigm” published by Institute of Management Technology, Ghaziabad • Reviewer for the Journal “Indian Journal for Gender Studies, published by Sage Publications India Pvt. Ltd. For Centre for Women's Development Studies (CWDS) • Paper Reviewer for the International Conference on Leadership in a Changing Landscape, 7-8 August 2007, Hotel Holiday Villa, Subang, Malaysia. • Track Chair for OB Group and paper reviewer for the Forthcoming Conference of Academy of World Business, Marketing and Management Development held from 14-17th July 2008, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil • Reviewer for International Conference on Computer Applications - 2012 (ICCA '12) between 27-January-2012 and 31-January-2012 at Pondicherry, India • Track Chair for OB Group and paper reviewer for the Forthcoming Conference of Academy of World Business, Marketing and Management Development 2012 Conference held at Budapest, Hungary from July 16-19, 2012. • Taken sessions on Organization behaviour topics in various Management Development Programs conducted by Faculty of Management Studies, University of Delhi for companies like GAIL, NACEN, Taj Group of Hotels, NDPL etc. • Chaired sessions for FMS HR Conclave  HR Society (Praxis) Seminar in 2006  HR Society (Praxis) Seminar in 2007  Serveskriti in 2007 Membership or Fellowship of Professional/Academic Bodies, Societies, etc Give details:  Awarded ‘Career Award for Young Teachers” in the year 2003 by AICTE for a period of three years to carry out a project on “Empowering and Enabling People in Indian Organizations – An Integrated Approach of Learning Organizations”  Member of Institutional Ethics Committee for Max Healthcare Institute Ltd  Executive member of the FMS Alumni Association  Member of the Sexual Harassment Committee of State Bank of India, Gurukul, Gurgaon  Member of the Sexual Harassment Committee of Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited
Papers Presented:
National 1. Participated in South Asian Regional Workshop on Entrepreneurship development in Management Education held at NMIMS, Mumbai from June 17-29, 1993. The workshop was organised by AMDISA (Association of Management Development Institutions in South Asia) & sponsored by CCMS (Canadian Consortium of Management Schools) & CIDA (Canadian International Development Agency).Prepared a real life case on an entrepreneur and presented in the workshop. 2. Participated in Retreat on Developing Organizations for the 21st Century: Reflections & New Options from November 5-7, 1998, at MDI Campus, Gurgaon 3. Participated in the National Case Workshop held at the Faculty of Management Studies, University of Delhi from 20th to 23rd December 1999. 4. Presented a paper on “Disaster Management: Post Impact Administrative Tasks” at National Workshop on Disaster Management: A Mental Health Perspective at VIMHANS, Delhi on 17th December 2001. 5. Presented a Paper on “Emotional Intelligence and Stress Burnout: A Correlational Study of Indian Business Organizations” at HR Conference on 25th February 2006 organized by Lal Bahadur Shastri Institute of Management, New Delhi 110022. 6. Chairperson for the National Conference on “Employee Motivation and Discipline” conducted by Steel Authority of India Ltd. For the session on “Self – Discipline and Self Motivation” held on 20th November 2007. 7. Paper on “An Exposition to Learning Organization: Relationship with Organization Culture” accepted for presentation at XVII Annual Conference of National Academy of Psychology held from 17th December to 19th December 2007 at IIT Kanpur. 8. Chaired a session on “Harnessing Human Power” at a Conference “Ecclesia ’08 – Endeavour Towards Corporate Excellence” held on 30th September 2008, organized by Deen Dayal Upadhyay College, University of Delhi, Delhi. 9. Presented a Paper on “Facing Lighter-Darker Realities: Proposing Ways to Help” at Physical Appearance Conference 2008 held at Faculty of Management Studies University of Delhi on 4th – 5th December 2008. 10. Chairperson for the National Conference on “Role of HR in Enhancing Business Competitiveness” conducted by Steel Authority of India Ltd. For the session on “Role of HR in cultivating a culture of creativity and innovation, multitasking cost leadership and Quality towards attaining business competitiveness” held on 15th December 2008. 11. Presented a Paper on “Women Empowerment in Corporate World: A Perspective of Indian Business Organizations” in the National Seminar on Women Empowerment in India: Issues and Challenges organized by Department of Economics, Osmania University College for Women, Koti, Hyderabad on 23rd – 24th March 2009. 12. Invited as a Guest speaker in a one day Seminar on Liberal Education in Arts, Sciences and Humanities: Status, Role and Future on 13th April organized by India International Centre to speak on “Liberal Education and Management”. 13. Presented a paper on “Differences in the Male Female Perception of Status of Empowerment in Indian Business Organization: In a National Seminar on Gender and empowerment held at Institute of Developmental Studies, University of Kolkata on 10th and 11th December 2009. International 1. Presented a paper on “Assessing Organizational Learning in Indian Business Organizations: An Integrated Approach to Learning Organizations”, at 2nd International Conference on Business, Management and Economics organized by Yasar University, Cesme, Izmir – Turkey from 15th–18th, 2006. 2. Chaired a session on “Entrepreneurship and Organizational Effectiveness” at 2nd International Conference on Business, Management and Economics organized by Yasar University, Cesme, Izmir – Turkey from 15th–18th, 2006. 3. Presented a paper on “A study of empowerment in Indian business organizations through an integrated approach to learning organization” organized by Academy of World Business Marketing and Management Development (AWBMAMD) at The Pole Universitaire Leonard de Vinci Paris La Defense Cedex, Department of Admissions and Institutional Relations, in Paris, France from 10th –13th July 2006. 4. Presented a Case Entitled ”Say Cheese to Change: A study on Organizational Change in Oriental Insurance Company” in International Conference on Management Cases (ICMC 2006) organized jointly by Institute of Management Technology, Ghaziabad and George Mason University, Virginia, USA held on 4-5 December, 2006. 5. Presented a Paper on “A Comparative Study of Work Life Balance among Male and Female Indian Entrepreneurs”, at Fourth International Conference on Business Management: Appropriate Management Approaches in a Developing Context, held at Faculty of Management Studies and Commerce, University of Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka on 22nd March 2007. 6. Paper titled ““Traditional Leadership vis-à-vis E-leadership: A Comparative Analysis of Business Organizations’ (jointly written with Dr. Monika Bansal) accepted for presentation in International Conference on Leadership in a Changing Landscape, 7-8 August 2007, Hotel Holiday Villa, Subang, Malaysia. (Unable to attend because of non-availability of funds) 7. Appointed as Track Chair for the Organization Behaviour track for the Forthcoming Conference of Academy of World Business, Marketing and Management Development held from 14-17th July, 2008 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 8. Paper accepted for presentation on “An Examination of the Relationship between Learning Organization and Culture: A Study of Information Technology Organization in India in Conference of Academy of World Business, Marketing and Management Development held from 14-17th July, 2008 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Unable to attend because of non-availability of funds) 9. Attended a Colloquium on Participant Centric Learning at Harvard Business School, Boston, USA from 27th July to 1st August 2008, nominated by University of Delhi and sponsored by Goldman Sachs. 10. Paper accepted for presentation on “Enhancing Service Orientation through Emotional Intelligence – A Study of Health Professionals in a Government Hospital in Delhi, INDIA” in 4th European Conference on Management Leadership and Governance at University of Reading, UK to be held on the 27-28 November 2008. (Unable to attend because of non-availability of funds). 11. Paper accepted for presentation on “Developing Human Capital by Linking Emotional Intelligence with Personal Competencies in Indian Business Organizations" at International Conference on Human Capital Development’ (ICONHCD2009) on 25 - 27 May 2009 at Swiss Garden Resort & Spa Kuantan, Pahang Darul Makmur, Malaysia. (Unable to attend because of non-availability of funds). 12. Paper accepted for presentation on “Relationship between Individual learning and Empowerment: An Analysis of Indian Business Organizations” in the Knowledge Globalization Seminar at Dhaka, Bangladesh on 8th May – 10th May 2010. 13. Paper accepted for presentation on Developing Ethics at Workplace through Transformational Leadership: A Study of Business Organization in India in the knowledge Globalization Conference to be held in Boston from 5th November to 7th November 2010 (Unable to attend due to scarcity of funds) 14. Presented a Paper on “Transformational Leadership: A Backbone to Learning Organizations – A Study of Indian Business Organizations” at International Conference on Exploring Leadership and Learning Theories in Asia at Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), Penang, Malaysia from 15-17 February 2011. 15. Presented a Paper on “Enhancing service orientation through emotional intelligence: a study of health professionals in a government hospital in Delhi, India in Conference of Academy of World Business, Marketing and Management Development held from 16-19th July, 2012 at Budapest Business School Budapest, Hungary. 16. Attended and participated in the course entitled “Leadership and Management for Integrity” at Central European University, Budapest, Hungary from July 1 to July 6, 2013 through SUN Scholarship.
Research Papers/Projects:
National 1. Singh, K. “Role of Management Teams in Management Development”, Vision: The Journal of Business Perspective, July – December 2001. Page 23-32. 2. Singh, K. “Managing Organizational Intelligence”, Productivity, Vol. 42, No. 3, October-December, 2001 3. Singh, K. “Organizational Commitment: An Index of Organization Culture”, Sankalpa, Vol. IX, No. 2, July – DECEMBER 2001. 4. Singh, K. Work Values and Work Culture in Indian Organizations – Evidence from Automobile Industry” Delhi Business Review, Volume 2, No. 2, July-Dec 2001. 5. Singh, K. “Disaster Management: Post Impact Administrative Tasks”, Pranjan, Vol. 4, No. 1 and 2, 2001. 6. Singh, K. “An Exposition to Work Culture: Relationship with Organizational Culture”, Indian Journal of Industrial Relations, Vol. 37, No. 3, January 2002. 7. Singh, K. “Women Managers: Perception vs. Performance Analysis”, Journal of Management Research, Volume 3, No. 1. April 2003 8. Singh, K. Case Study on “The Unit Trust of India – Changes and Challenges” published in Jigyasa: Journal of Human Resource & Organization Development, 2004 issue published by Department of Commerce, Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi. 9. Singh, K. &Bansal, M. “From Leadership to E-Leadership: A Paradigm Shift”, Indian Journal of Industrial Relations, Vol. 40, No. 3, January 2005. 10. Singh, K. Cultural Transformation due to Information Technology (IT) Invasion” Indian Journal of Industrial Relations, Vol. 41, No. 3, January 2006. 11. Singh, K. Case on “Oriental Insurance Company” published in Cases in Business Management edited by Sahay, B.S., Stough, R. & Sardana, G.D. Published by Allied Publishers Pvt. Limited (2006). 12. Singh, K. “Emotional Intelligence and Workplace Effectiveness”. Indian Journal of Industrial Relations, Vol. 44, No. 2, October 2008, pp 292-302. 13. Rohatagi, M. & Singh, K. “Relational Practices: A Literature Survey” Global Journal of Finance & Management, Volume 4, Number 6 (2012), ISSN 0975-6577 published by Research India Publication International 1. Singh, K. “Assessing Organizational Learning in Indian Business Organizations: An Integrated Approach to Learning Organizations” published in the Conference Proceedings of Second International Conference on Business, Management and Economics held at Izmir, Turkey between 15-18 June 2006. 2. Singh, K. “Predicting Organization Commitment through Organization Culture: A Study of Automobile Industry in India.” Published in Journal of Business Economics and Management, Volume VIII, No.1, 2007, ISSN 1611-1699. Journal published by North German Academy of Informatology, Stralsund, Germany 3. Singh, K. “A Comparative Study of Work Life Balance among Male and Female Indian Entrepreneurs”, published in the Conference Proceedings of Fourth International Conference on Business Management: Appropriate Management Approaches in a Developing Context, held at Faculty of Management Studies and Commerce, University of Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka on 22nd March 2007. 4. Singh, K. “Developing Future Leaders as Entrepreneurs: A Case Study of NTPC”, Published in International Journal of Management and Entrepreneurship, 3 (1): June 2007, pg 19-27, Journal published by Binary University College, Binary Research Centre, Malaysia. 5. Singh, K. “Relationship between Learning Organization and Transformational Leadership: A Case Study of Banking Organization in India”. Published in International Journal of Business Management and Research 1 (1), July 2008, ISSN 3455-4567. 6. Singh, K. “Developing Human Capital by Linking Emotional Intelligence with Personal Competencies in Indian Business Organizations”. International Journal of Business Sciences and Applied Management, Volume 5, Issue2, 2010, pp. 19-42. Available on http://www.business-and-management.org/paper.php?id=54 7. Singh, K. “An Analysis of Relationship between Learning Organization and Organization Culture in Indian Business Organizations”. Published in “International Journal of Organizations and Markets in Emerging Economies" Volume 1, Issue 1, April 2010, pp. 116-139, published by Vilnius University, Sauletekio 9 (II bld.), Vilnius, LT-10225, Lithuania 8. Singh, Kavita. Enhancing ethics at workplace through emotional intelligence: An exploratory study on business organizations in India [online]. International Journal of Business and Management Science, Vol. 4, No. 1, 2011: 51-73. Availability: http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=851782943055580;res=IELBUS> ISSN: 1985-692X. [Cited 11 Apr 12]. 9. Singh, K. “Developing Ethics at the Workplace through Transformational Leadership: A Study of Business Organizations in India”, Journal of Knowledge Globalization, ISSN: 1938-7008, Vol. 4, No. 2, pp. 31-58. November 2011 10. Singh, K. “Central Power Corporation: The Challenge of Building Motivation and Morale” Journal of Organization Behavior Education, ISSN 16-49-7627, Volume 5: 2012, Neilson Journals Publishing.
Research interests:
Emotional Intelligence, Gender Issues