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Rajasekhar David

Assistant Professor
  • Post-Doctoral Program in Centre of Applied Research in Management and Economics (CARME) at Polytechnic University of Leiria, Portugal.
  • PhD in Management (IFHE University, 2018) Title “Impact of perceived organizational virtuousness and psychological capital on work performance: the mediating effect of employee well-being”
  • MBA – HR – Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi, 2007-2009

Dr. Rajasekhar David is an Assistant Professor in Human Resources Management and Organizational Behavior at the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ranchi, India. He completed a post-Doctoral program at the Center of Applied Research in Management and Economics (CARME), Portugal, in 2022. He was awarded a Ph.D. from the ICFAI Foundation of Higher Education (IFHE) University Hyderabad in 2018. He has more than ten years of teaching experience in Human Resource Management and Organizational Behavior. He has conducted several Management Development Programs for various reputed organizations such as the Indian Army, India-post, and IDBI at Hyderabad. His current research interests are Employee Well-Being, Organizational Virtuousness, Employee Performance, and Psychological Capital. He has contributed multiple research papers to ABDC-ranked journals published by reputed publishers. He has also presented papers at conferences of international repute. He has contributed teaching cases to the ICMR-IBS case center, India.

Teaching Areas

  • Human Resource Management & Organizational Behavior


  • Assistant Professor-HR, IBS Hyderabad, Nov 2017- October 2021
  • Research Scholar and Teaching Associate at IFHE, IBS Hyderabad, 2013- 2017

Research Area

  • Employee well-being
  • Organizational Virtuousness
  • PsyCap
  • Job Crafting
  • Workplace Ostracism

Current Research Interests

  • Macro Organizational Behavior


  • Ribeiro, N., Duarte, A. P., Filipe, R., & David, R. (2021). Does authentic leadership stimulate organizational citizenship behaviors? The importance of affective commitment as a mediator. Sustainability Accounting, Management and Policy Journal.
  • Banerjee, P., Gupta, R., Shaheen, M., David, R., Chenji, K., & Priyadarshini, C. (2020). Exploring adjustment mechanisms of adolescent expat kids from South Asia against sociopolitical stigma. Journal of Global Mobility: The Home of Expatriate Management Research.
  • Priyadarshini, C., Singh, S., David, R., & Sayeed, O. B. (2019). Effect of Student Leadership on Academic Performance and Perceived Employability: A Longitudinal Study on Scale Development and Validation in the Indian Context. South Asian Journal of Management, 26(2), 106-134.
  • Karthik, B. S. S., Chandrasekhar, B. B., David, R., & Kumar, A. K. (2019). Identification of instructional design strategies for an effective E-learning experience. The Qualitative Report, 24(7), 1537-1555.
  • Singh, S., David, R., & Mikkilineni, S. (2018). Organizational virtuousness and work engagement: Mediating role of happiness in India. Advances in Developing Human Resources, 20(1), 88-102.
  • Singh, S., Ganguli, S., & David, R. (2017). Women Workforce Attrition Dynamics in Indian IT/ITES Sector. Qualitative Report, 22(5).
  • David, R., Banerjee, P., & Ponnam, A. (2017). Risks perceived regarding recruitment process outsourcing: stakeholder concerns. Journal of Global Operations and Strategic Sourcing.
  • David, R., & Singh, S. (2016). Correlation between locus of control and happiness among postgraduate students in India. SMART Journal of Business Management Studies, 12(2), 40-46.
  • Singh, S, Maseeha, S and David, R (2016). OSI China in food scandal. IBS Center for Management Research. CASE Reference no. 716-0075-1.
  • David, R. (2016) “KBR Park in Hyderabad – Environmental Protection Vs Development” case code: CLMISC034 published in ICMR.
  • Rao, V. S. P., & David, R. (2015). Employee branding and strategies: A winning combination for southwest airlines. SMART Journal of Business Management Studies, 11(2), 73-81.


  • Priyadarshini, C, Singh, S and David, R. (2018). Does Student Leadership Effect Academic Performance and Perceived Employability? An Empirical Study. National Conference on Management in 21st Century: A Paradigm Shift, IBS Kolkata, January 19-20. (Received BEST PAPER award)
  • Singh, S., Banaerjee.P., Mikkilineni, S., and David, R. (2017). Moderating and mediating effects of psychological hardiness and perceived social support on the relationship between goal orientation and coping mechanism. 4th International Conference on Human Resource Management, ICFAI Business School, Hyderabad, November 10-11. Advances in Human Resource Management, 120-123. (Received BEST PAPER award)