Our Faculty

Gaurav Manohar Marathe

Assistant Professor (Grade – I)
  • Fellow of Management, XLRI (Organizational Behavior), 2014
  • B. E. College of Engineering Pune, Pune University, (IT),2006

“I have deep quest to understand meaning in/of life. I pursue my quest by doing scientific research in area of meaningfulness in life and meaningfulness in work to develop further the conversation around science of meaning. Meaning for human beings is psychological as well as socio-cultural. I teach organizational behavior (micro), neuroscience, and philosophy of knowledge as my subject area, which helps me to learn the psychological aspect of meaning further and share my insights which may help the overall learning community. I also teach leadership and organizational behavior (Teams), which help me further to learn the socio-cultural aspect of meaning and share my insights around meaning making as a socio-cultural process. I aim to continue my inquiry into the science of meaning and, in the process, contribute to making individuals and organizations more meaningful.”

Teaching Areas

  • Organizational Behavior ( Individual and Teams)
  • Leadership
  • Neuroscience for Personal & Managerial Effectiveness
  • Philosophy of Research
  • Learning & Development


  • Worked with IBM India (2006-2007)

Training & Consulting Areas

  • Drum Circle Facilitation
  • “The Human Connect” Laboratory
  • Leadership Development
  • Team Effectiveness
  • Managerial & Personal Effectiveness
  • Neuroscience Insights for Public Policy

Research Area

  • Leadership
  • Meaning & Meaningfulness in Life & Work

Current Research Interests

  • Leadership
  • Meaning & Meaningfulness in Life & Work

Professional Affiliation

  • Certification -Fundamental Interpersonal Relationship Orientation(FIRO-B) Assessment


Peer Reviewed Journals:

  • Baburaj, S., & Marathe, G. M. (2023). Meaning in life through work: A cognitive-experiential self-theory (CEST) perspective.Organizational Psychology Review. https://doi.org/10.1177/20413866231166151
  • Marathe, G. M., Dutta, T., & Kundu, S. (2020). Ismanagement education preparing future leaders for sustainable business?. InternationalJournal of Sustainability in Higher Education.
  • Marathe, G., & Kakani, R. K. (2020). Recognizing InnateTransformational Traits in Public Administrative Services: Are We Doing Right?.International Journal of Public Administration, 43(7),587-598.
  • Marathe, G. M., Balasubramanian, G., & Chalil, G.(2019). Conceptualising the psychological work states–extending the JD-R model.Management Research Review.
  • Ghosh, A., Dutta, T., & Marathe, G. M. (2019). ‘Arewomen their own enemy? Exploration through implicit association test in theIndian public sector organisations. International Journal of IndianCulture and Business Management, 19(1), 81-102.
  • Marathe, G., Singh, S., & Balasubramanian, G. (2018).Integrating Business-Society Dichotomy through Spiritual Lens. IndianJournal of Industrial Relations, 54(2)
  • Marathe, G., Balasubramanian, G., & Singhal, M. (2017).Demystifying the leadership kaleidoscope into an integrated view. Journalof Management Development.
  • Marathe, G., & Pathak, K. G. (2013). Identification ofmultiple theoretical linkages for high performance work system: A literaturereview. Management and Labour Studies, 38(1-2), 39-52.
  • Marathe, G., & Balasubramanian, G. (2013). Two pathwaysof union leadership for participation. Indian Journal of IndustrialRelations, 663-678

Case Studies

  • Pattanayak A., Marathe G. M., Kulkarni N., & Das Aadarsh (2023). Accredited Social Health Activists: Managing Predominantly Voluntary Employment Services. Ivey Publishing. Product #: W28562-PDF-ENG. https://www.iveypublishing.ca/s/product/accredited-social-health-activists-managing-predominantly-voluntary-employment-services/01t5c00000Dc2apAAB.
  • Poddar V., & Marathe, G. M. (2023). A Case of Citizen–Administration Collaboration in Ranchi City, India, During the First COVID-19 Lockdown. SAGE Publications: SAGE Business Cases Originals. https://doi.org/10.4135/9781529616897
  • Balasubramanian, G., Marathe, G. M. & Kakani, R. K. (2020). Conflict Management by a PoliceLeader. SAGE Publications: SAGE Business Cases Originals.
  • Mohammed H., Kakani, R. K., & Marathe, G. M. (2020). Can RakeshAcquire Land for a Factory? A Stakeholder Approach. SAGE Publications:SAGE

Business Cases Originals:

  • Marathe, G. M., & Kakani, R. K. (2018). Sense-makingframework for effective leadership. SAGE Publications: SAGE BusinessCases Originals.
  • Kakani, R. K., & Marathe, G. M. (2018). A day inthe life of a district magistrate. SAGE Publications: SAGE BusinessCases Originals.

Conference Proceedings

  • Dutta, T., Nandy, A., & Marathe, G. M. (2019, June). Doprepayments really work? Exploring the loss aversion principle in rewardsystems. NeuroPsychoEconomics Conference, Rome, Italy.

Public Talks

  • Humans are not good or bad, rather, complex and beautiful !
  • Selfish or unselfish behaviour? Philosophy of helping others !