Prof. Vishal Gupta

Affiliation: Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad


Vishal Gupta is an Associate Professor in the Organizational Behavior Area at the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, India. He obtained his doctorate in Human Resource Management from the Indian Institute of Management Lucknow, India, in 2013. He holds Bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from BITS-Pilani, India. Prior to joining IIMA, he worked as an Assistant Professor in the HRM Group at the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, India. Prof. Gupta has also worked as a Hardware Design Engineer with ST Microlectronics Pvt Ltd., Greater Noida and with Infineon Technologies AG, Munich, Germany where he was involved in the design of high-performance Application-Specific Integrated Circuits (ASICs). 

Prof. Gupta’s current areas of teaching and research are leadership development, compensation and performance management, motivation, emotional intelligence, decision-making organizational justice, creativity and innovation management, and R&D management. His PhD thesis on ‘Leadership in Public Sector R&D Organizations’ was awarded the ‘Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation’ award in the year 2013-14 in Leadership & Organizational Development category by European Federation for Management Development and the Emerald Group Publishing. He was recognized as an ‘Emerging Psychologist’ by the National Academy of Psychology, India in 2014. In 2016, he was conferred the ‘Young Scientist Award’ in Social Sciences Category by the National Academy of Sciences India and Scopus (Elsevier). His research has been published in international and national journals of repute and has been covered by dailies like Times of India, Business Line, Ahmedabad Mirror, Mint and DNA. He has undertaken consulting and training projects for organizations like SiCOM, Tilburg University, Netherlands, Taj Group of Hotels, Ambuja Cements Limited, Tata Teleservices, L&T, Pepsi, Emerson, DRDO, medium & small scale enterprises, and public sector government units. 

Prof. Gupta serves as a member of Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) Gujarat State HR/IR Panel that is responsible for providing inputs to the Gujarat government about HR policies for firms in Gujarat state. The panel is also involved in providing training on state-of-the-art HR practices to companies operating in Gujarat. He serves as an independent Director on the Board of Gujarat Gas, India’s largest City Gas Distribution Company.

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Selected Articles

Agarwal, U., & Gupta, V. Relationships between Job Characteristics, Work Engagement, Conscientiousness and Managers' Turnover Intentions: A Moderated-Mediation Analysis. Personnel Review, forthcoming.

Pandey, A., Gupta, V., & Gupta, R. (2017). Spirituality and innovative behavior in teams: Examining the mediating role of team learning. IIMB Management Review. Forthcoming.

Gupta, V., Singh, S., & Bhattacharya, A. (2017). Relationships between Leadership, Work Engagement and Employee Innovative Performance: Empirical Evidence from the Indian R&D Context. International Journal of Innovation Management. DOI: 10.1142/S1363919617500554.

Gupta, V., Agarwal, U., & Khatri, N. (2016). The relationships between perceived organizational support, affective commitment, psychological contract breach, organizational citizenship behavior, and work engagement. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 72(11), 2806-2817.

Khatri, N., Gupta, V., & Varma, A. (2016). The relationship between HR capabilities and quality of patient care: The mediating role of proactive work behaviors. Human Resource Management. DOI: 10.1002/hrm.21794

Gupta, V., & Singh, S. (2015). Leadership and creative performance behaviors in R&D Laboratories: Examining the role of justice perceptions. Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies, 22(1), 21-36.

Gupta, V., & Singh, S. (2014). Psychological capital as a mediator of the relationship between leadership and creative performance behaviors: empirical evidence from the Indian R&D sector. The International Journal of Human Resource Management, 25(10), 1373-1394.

Gupta, V., & Singh, S. (2013). An empirical study of the dimensionality of organizational justice and its relationship with organizational citizenship behavior in the Indian context. The International Journal of Human Resource Management, 24, 1277-1299.

Gupta, V., Singh, S., & Khatri, N. (2013). Leadership and creativity in research and development laboratories: A new scale for leader behaviours. IIMB Management Review, 25, 83-90.

Gupta, V., & Kumar, S. (2013). Impact of performance appraisal justice on employee engagement: A study of Indian professionals. Employee Relations: The International Journal, 35, 61-78.

Gupta, V., & Singh, S. (2013). Developing a scale for measuring ability-based emotional intelligence in Indian context. International Journal of Indian Culture and Business Management, 6, 273-299.

Book Chapters
Gupta, V. (2016). Indian administrative service and crony capitalism. In Khatri, N. and Abhoy K. Ojha (Eds.) Crony Capitalism in India: Establishing Robust Institutional Frameworks. Hampshire, UK: Palgrave Macmillan.

Gupta, V., Raman, C., & Balasundran, K. (2016). Preparation for the world of work: Secondary and higher secondary education in India. In Pilz, M. (Ed.) India: Preparation for the World of Work - Education System and School to Work Transition. Germany: Springer VS. 









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