Prof. Vishal Gupta


Phone: +91-79-7152 4935 




Prof. Vishal Gupta, Organisational Behaviour Area

Educational Qualifications

  • Doctorate: Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow (2013) Specialization: HRM
  • Graduation: Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Pilani, Rajasthan (2005). Specialization: Electrical & Electronics Engineering

Academic Affiliation

  • FPM (HRM): Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow
  • B.E. (EEE): Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani

Work Experience

  • Associate Professor: Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, India (May, 2016 - Present)
  • Assistant Professor: Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, India (March, 2013 - May, 2016)
  • Assistant Professor: Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, India (July, 2012 - February, 2013)
  • Design Engineer: ST Microelectronics Pvt Ltd, Noida, India (September, 2005 - June, 2008)
  • Student Intern: Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai, India (May, 2003 - July, 2003)
  • Student Intern: Infineon Technologies AG, Munich, Germany (January, 2005 - June, 2005)


Research Interests: Compensation Management, Leadership, Justice, Creativity and Innovation Management, R&D management, Organisation Theory.

Teaching Interests: Organization Design, Leadership, Psychometrics, Structural Equation Modeling, Multilevel Modeling, Human Resource Management.


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  1. Linkages between Pay-for-Performance, Organizational Fairness, Employee Attitudes and Performance (January, 2018-December, 2018). The project is being done in joint collaboration with Aston Business School, UK and is being sponsored by British Academy. (Grant Amount: 10,000 Pounds). 
  2. Innovation in Manufacturing SMEs in India (February, 2016 onwards - December, 2017). The project is sponsored by the Tilburg University, Netherlands. (Grant Amount: 28,000 Euros)
  3. Study of Performance Appraisal Process at SICOM (with Prof. Biju Varkkey, IIM Ahmedabad) (July, 2015 – March, 2017).
  4. Uttar Pradesh State Road Transportation Corporation (UPSRTC): Need for Fresh Water (Winter 2010-2011, Lucknow, India).


Conducted trainings in Executive Education Programs on the following topics:

1. Leadership Development and Emotional Intelligence - Ambuja Group

2. Self-Awareness, Emotional Intelligence and Supportive Communication – Emerson

3. HR Facilitator Skills - L&T Mumbai

4. Leadership and Emotional Maturity – Open enrollment program on ‘Leadership and Change Management'

5. Self-Awareness and Understanding Leadership – Pepsi

6. Leadership and Strategic Performance Management – Open enrollment program on ‘Strategic Leadership for Public Enterprises'

7. Leadership and Working in Teams - Tata Teleservices, Torrent Pharma

8. Leadership and Organizational Dynamics – Open enrollment program on ‘Transforming Small and Medium Enterprises'

9. Leadership, Team building, Self-Awareness, Change and Innovation Management, Organizational Dynamics - Novartis 

Research Workshops:


1. Invited to conduct a 2-day workshop on ‘Research Writing' at Shree Institute of Technical Education, Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh from April 22-23, 2016.

2. Invited to conduct a 3-day workshop on ‘Psychometrics and Structural Equation Modeling' at Siddaganaga Institute of Technology, Tumkur, Karnataka from January 28-30, 2016.

3. Conducted a 3-day workshop on ‘Structural Equation Modeling' at SJMSOM, IIT Bombay in June 2015 and 2016.


Awards & Honors

Year Awards & Honors
2017 Independent Director on the Board of Gujarat Gas Limited, India's Largest City Gas Distribution Company
2016 National Academy of Sciences India (NASI) – Scopus Young Scientist Award in Social Sciences
2015, 2016, 2017 Member of Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) Gujarat State HR/IR Panel

Emerging Psychologist Award by the Indian National Academy of Psychology (NAOP)

2013 Outstanding Doctoral Research Award by Emerald in the Leadership & Organization Development Category
2013 India's 25 Young HR Leaders in 2013 by People Matters, a HR magazine
2012 Best Paper Award at 12th International IHRM Conference
2010 Best Paper Award at 20th Annual Conference of NAOP
2001 Science Award by the Uttar Pradesh State Government for scoring 100% marks in Mathematics in the Intermediate Board Examination
1999 'CSIR Program on Youth for Leadership in Science' (CPYLS) Award


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