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gmk@iima.ac.in

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Prof. Kandathil George

Organizational Behaviour

Educational Qualifications

  • PhD, Cornell University, New York
  • M.Tech, Indian Institue of Technology, Kanpur

Academic Affiliation

  • Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad
  • ILR School, Cornell University

Professional Affiliation

  • ISRO Satellite Centre, Bangalore
  • British Tyres, Sahibabad, U.P

 

Teaching

Gradauet courses

  • Co-constructing organizational change 
  • Power and politics in organization (co-teach)
  • Investigating corporate social irresponsibility (co-teach)
  • Individual dynamics

 

Doctoral courses

  • A journey into the conversations on organizational change
  • Classics in organizational behavior (co-teach)
  • Organizational structures and processes (co-teach)
  • Crafting and publishing of research (co-teach)

 

Executive Education

  • Courses on co-creating and leading organizational change
  • Courses on managing change related to IT implementation

Area of Research:

  • Technology-based organizational change
  • Technology-based institutional change
  • Worker participation in labour-owned/managed firms
  • Value incongruent employees
  • Decolonization
  • Stratgey enactment of informally organized retialors 
  • Gender orientation - emotional labor dynamics of start-up entrepreneurs

 

Current Research:

  • Framing-institutional logics interaction during Enterprise System implementation (with Sue Newell and Erica Wagner)
  • Change in temporality during Enterprise System implementation
  • Dynamics of technology affordance during Enterprise System implementation (with Erica Wagner)
  • Employee involvement during the transformation of worker cooperatives
  • Behavioral compliance and employee internalization of incongruent organizational values (with Evan Polman)
  • Changing strategies of small and informally organized Indian retail stores (with Atul Patak)
  • Work intensification and employee control in telehomeworking in Indian IT sector (with Dharmaraju Bathini)
  • Social transformation of Denotified Tribes in Gujarat  (with Prateek Shah)
  • Gender orientation - emotional labor dynamics of start-up entrepreneurs (with Reena Byju)
 

Publications/Articles/Cases:

Peer-reviewed Publications
  • Kandathil, G & Joseph, J. 2017. Normative underpinnings of direct employee participation studies and implications for developing ethical refelxivity: A multidisciplinary review, Journal of Business Ethics (forthcoming)
  • Bathini, D. & Kandathil, G. (2017). A negotiated exchange? Work intensification and flexible work arrangements in India, Journal of Business Ethics (forthcoming)
  • Kandathil, G. & Wagner, E. (2017). Technology Non-Affordances: The Political Interactions in the Designer-User-Technology Trio in a Developing Country. Computer Human Interaction, 1, 1-15 
  • Wagner, E. & Kandathil, G. (2016). Narrative Methodologies in Information Systems Literature: Illuminating Interconnectivity and Change over Time. Communications of the Association for Information System, 39, 555-575
  • Kandathil, G. 2015. Contradictions of employee involvement in organizational change: The trasnformation efforts in NCJM, an Indian industrial worker cooperative. Rowman & Littlefiled: Lexington Press,  Maryland: Lanham.
  • Pathak, A. Bathini, D & Kandathil, G. M. 2015. The ban on working from home makes sense for Yahoo. Human Resource Management International Digest, 23(3), 12-16.
  • Bathini, D. R., & Kandathil, G. 2015. Work from home: a boon or a bane? The missing piece of employee cost. Indian Journal of Industrial Relations, 50(4), 569.
  • Bathini, D. & Kandathil, G. 2015. Don't Bother Me as Long as The Client Has No Issues: Control and Resistance in Telework. In George T. Solomon (Ed.) Proceedings of the Seventy Fifth Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management (CD), ISSN. USA.
  • Turaga, M. & Kandathil, G. 2014. Defining the Social Responsibility of Businesses, Economic and Political Weekly, XLIX (7).
  • Pathak, A. & Kandathil, G. 2014. Exploring Strategizing of Kirana Shopkeepers: The case of Indian retail industry. In George T. Solomon (Ed.) Proceedings of the Seventy Fourth Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management (CD), ISSN. USA.
  • Kandathil, G, Newell, S. & Wagner, E. 2011. Co-mingling Contrasting Institutional Logics: Exploring the Dialectics of Institutional Change through an Indian-based ERP Implementation. In George T. Solomon (Ed.) Proceedings of the Seventy First Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management (CD), ISSN. USA.
  • Kandathil, G & Newell, S. 2011. Translating ES-Embedded Institutional Logics through Technological Framing: An Indian based Case Example. ECIS Proceedings, 47: 1-13.
  • Kandathil, G. 2009. When global times encounter local times: Cross-temporal politics during an Enterprise Resource Planning implementation in a Western multinational organization in India. In George T. Solomon (Ed.) Proceedings of the Sixty Eighth Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management (CD), ISSN. USA.
  • Kandathil, G. A. 2008. Multi perspective approach to study the use of power during implementation of configurable Information Technologies in organizations. In George T. Solomon (Ed.) Proceedings of the Sixty Seventh Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management (CD), ISSN. USA.
  • Kandathil, G. & Varman, R. 2007. Contradictions of Employee Involvement, Information Sharing, and Expectations: A Case Study of Indian Worker Cooperative. Economic &Industrial Democracy, 28(1): 140-174.
  • Goncalo, J. & Kandathil, G. 2007. Connecting Group Success to Individual Achievement: Cross-Cultural Attributions for Group Performance. In George T. Solomon (Ed.) Proceedings of the Sixty Sixth Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management (CD), ISSN. USA.
  • Kandathil, G. 2003. Prediction of Spacecraft Project Duration Using Adaptation of Markoff Chain Analysis, Journal of Spacecraft Technology, 13 (1): 1-30 [cited in NASA Scientific and Technical Aerospace Report 2004 42(4)].
  • Kandathil, G. & Varman, R. 2002. Contradictions of Worker Participation: A Case Study of a Worker Owned Jute Mill in India. Proceedings of the 11th Conference of the International Association for the Economics of Participation, ISSN, Belgium.
 
Book chapter
  • Shah, P., Kandathil, G.  & Kapoor, A (2017). Acting for Change: A Circuits of Power Analysis of a Denotified Nomadic Tribe and Budhan Theater's Struggle for Change. In A. Rohit Varman & Devi Vijay (Eds.) Managing Alternative Organizations in India, Cambridge University Press, New Delhi, India. 
  • Kandathil, G. 2003. Trilogy in Organizations: Through the Lens of Organizational Identity Change Process. Pp:88-102. In G. Kandathil (Ed.), One plus One is Three. India, Cochin: ICTA.
 
Select Case Studies & Technical Notes
  • Kandathil, G. 2011. Between the Devil and the Deep Sea: ERP Implementation in EurIndia. IIMA, Ahmedabad.
  • Kandathil, G. 2011. The Undulations during an Organizational Transformation: The Story of NCJM Employee Cooperative. IIMA, Ahmedabad.
  • Kandathil, G. 2011. Evolution of Technology-Organization Studies from 1950s through 2000s. IIMA, Ahmedabad.
  • Kandathil, G. & Iyer, S. 2003. An Analysis of ISRO Scientists' Workplace Motivation. Bangalore, India: ISRO Satellite Centre.
  • Kandathil, G. & Reddy, C. 2002. Trends in Satellite Communication Technology 1995-2002: A Review. Bangalore, India: ISRO Satellite Centre.
 
 
Select Conference Presentations
  • Shah, P., Kandathil, G. & Kapoor, A. Acting for change: Narratives from a denotified nomadic tribe in India, 32nd European Group for Organization Studies (EGOS) Colloquium, July 2016, Naples, Italy.
  • Bathini, D. & Kandathil, G. Always available: Posturing visibility and compliance in home-based telework, 31st European Group for Organization Studies (EGOS) Colloquium, July 2015, Athens, Greece.
  • Bathini, D. & Kandathil, G. Don't Bother Me as Long as The Client Has No Issues: Control and Resistance in Telework, 75th Annual Meeting of Academy of Management, August 2015, Vancouver, BC, Canada.
  • Pathak, A. & Kandathil, G. Exploring Strategizing of Kirana Shopkeepers: The case of Indian retail industry, 74th Annual Meeting of Academy of Management, August 2014, Philadelphia, PA, USA. Won SAP Best student Paper Award.
  • Pathak, A. & Kandathil, G. A Strategy as Practice Approach to Understanding the Strategies of Small, Informally Organised Retail Grocery Shops in India, 3rd Indian Academy of Management conference, December, 2013, Ahmedabad, India.
  • Kandathil, G, Newell,S. & Wagner, E. Co-mingling Contrasting Institutional Logics: Exploring the Dialectics of Institutional Change through an Indian-based ERP Implementation, 71st Annual Meeting of Academy of Management, August, 2011, San Antonio, Texas, USA.
  • Kandathil, G, Newell,S. & Wagner, E. Co-mingling Contrasting Institutional Logics: Exploring the Macro-Micro Interplay during an Indian-based ES Implementation, 27th European Group for Organization Studies (EGOS) Colloquium, July 2011, Gothenburg, Sweden.
  • Kandathil, G, Wagner, E, & Newell,S. Translating ES-Embedded Institutional Logics through Technological Framing: An Indian based Case Example, 19th European Conference on Information Systems, June 2011, Helsinki, Finland. Won 2011 ECIS Best Paper Award.
  • Kandathil, G. When global times encounter local times: Cross-temporal politics during an Enterprise Resource Planning implementation in a Western multinational organization in India. 68th Annual Meeting of Academy of Management, Chicago, IL. August 2009. Nominated for 2009 OCIS Best Student Paper Award.
  • Kandathil, G. A Multi perspective approach to study the use of power during implementation of configurable Information Technologies in organizations. 67th Annual meeting of Academy of Management, Anaheim, CA. August 2008.
  • Kandathil, G. & Varghese, T. Who does fix the meaning of time? Exercise of ideological power and semiotic power during the implementation of Enterprise Resource Planning in a Western Organization in India. 24th European Group for Organization Studies (EGOS) Colloquium. Amsterdam, Netherlands. July 2008.
  • Kandathil, G. A Multi perspective Integrative Framework to Study the Use of Power in Organizations during Techno-Organizational Change. 24th European Group for Organization Studies (EGOS) Colloquium. Amsterdam, Netherlands. July 2008.
  • Kandathil, G. & Polman, E. From Behavioral Compliance to Value Internalization: The Critical Role of the Match between Employee's Pre-socialization Habitual Behavior and Organization's Expected Employee Behavior. 11th Graduate Sociology Conference, May 2007, Cornell University, NY, USA.
  • Goncalo, J. & Kandathil, G. Connecting Group Success to Individual: Achievement Cross-Cultural Attributions for Group Performance. 66th Annual meeting of Academy of Management, Philadelphia, PA. August 2007: Nominated for 2007Carolyn Dexter Best Paper Award.
  • Kandathil, G. & Varman, R. Contradictions of Worker Participation: A Case Study of a Worker Owned Jute Mill in India. 11th Conference of the International Association for the Economics of Participation, Brussels, Belgium. July 2002.

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