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Virajanand Varma
Virajanand Varma
Assistant Professor (Grade – I)
Area:
  • OB & HRM

viraj.varma[at]iimranchi.ac.in

https://www.linkedin.com/in/virajvarma/


Qualifications
  • PhD - Management, Auburn University
  • MS - Human Resource Management, Auburn University
  • MBA - General Management, VGSOM, IIT Kharagpur
  • BE - Mechanical, Jadavpur University

Teaching Areas

  • Organization Development and Change
  • Organizational Structure and Design
  • Performance Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Organizational Behavior

National/ International Teaching/ Research Experiences

  • Associate Professor, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, India
  • Assistant Professor, Nicholls State University, Thibodaux, LA
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, West Texas A&M University, Canyon, TX
  • Adjunct MBA Faculty, Strayer University, Columbus, GA
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Columbus State University, Columbus, GA
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant/Instructor, Auburn University, Auburn, AL
  • Senior Strategic Consultant, PricewaterhouseCoopers, India
  • Senior Software Engineer, Patni Computer Systems

Training & Consulting Areas:

  • Change Management
  • Organization Development
  • Employee Experience
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Leadership Development

Research Areas

  • Organizational Change
  • Middle managers
  • Organizational identification
  • Strategizing Activities and Practice
  • Human Resource Management
  • Management Education

Current Research Interests:

  • Organizational Change
  • Middle managers
  • Organizational identification
  • Strategizing Activities and Practice
  • Human Resource Management
  • Management Education

Professional Affiliation:

  • Academy of Management (ODC and HR Divisions)
  • Southern Management Association
  • Society for Human Resource Management
  • National HRD Network
  • OD Network

Publications/ Articles/ Cases

    Publication:
  • Varma, V.(2020). The “write your name” activity: an introductory classroom exercise on organizational change. Journal of Organizational Behavior Education. 13, 131-142. https://www.neilsonjournals.com/JOBE/abstractjobe13varma.html
  • Varma, V. (2019). Understanding resistance to change: An experiential exercise. Management Teaching Review. https://doi.org/10.1177/2379298119831412
  • Varma, V. (2019). Developing change readiness: A video-based classroom activity. Management Teaching Review. https://doi.org/10.1177/2379298118822497
  • Haynie, J., Mazzei, M., Svyantek, D., & Varma, V. (2016). Job insecurity and compensation evaluations: The role of overall justice. Management Decision, 54(3), 630-645. https://doi.org/10.1108/MD-04-2015-0134
  • Sankar, C.S., Varma, V., & Raju, P.K. (2008). Use of Case Studies in Engineering Education: Assessment of Changes in Cognitive Skills. Journal of Professional Issues in Engineering Education & Practice, 134, 287-296.
  • Presentation:
  • Varma, V. (2018). Understanding change readiness sentiments: A video-based classroom activity. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of Southern Management Association, Lexington, KY.
  • Varma, V. (2017). Understanding resistance to change: An experiential exercise. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of Southern Management Association, St. Pete Beach, FL
  • Varma, V., Harris, S.G., Armenakis, A. A., & Feild, H. S. (2013). Information Cues and Processes Shaping Middle Managers' Change Readiness Sentiments. Paper presented at the Academy of Management Meeting, Orlando, FL.
  • Varma, V., Harris, S.G., Armenakis, A. A., & Feild, H. S. (2013). Frames and Actions: Middle Managers' Sensegiving of Change Readiness Sentiments Paper presented at the Academy of Management Meeting, Orlando, FL.
  • Varma, V., Harris, S.G., Armenakis, A. A., & Feild, H. S. (2012). Middle Managers' Initial Change Concerns: Examining Change Readiness Beliefs in the U.S. and India. Paper presented at the Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Boston, MA.
  • Haynie, J. J., Flynn, B., Harris, S. G., Varma, V., Credo, K., & Vitale, D. (2010). The role of perceived organizational support in times of uncertainty. Paper presented at the Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Montreal, Canada.
  • Varma, V., & Harris, S. G. (2008). An Empirical Examination of the relation between Merger Communication and Post-merger Identification, Paper presented at the Academy of Management Meeting, Anaheim, CA.
  • Varma, V., & Mitra-Varma, K. (2008). A Cross-Cultural Study of P-O Fit Messages in Recruitment Websites of the U.S. and India, Paper presented at the Academy of Management Meeting, Anaheim, CA.
  • Varma, V., & Brown, S. B. (2008). Psychological Collectivism and Team Member Outcomes: Does TMX Matter? Paper presented at the Society of Industrial Organizational Psychology Conference, San Francisco, CA.
  • Varma, V. (2007). Union-management Cooperation in Organizational Change - A Conceptual Proposition, Paper presented at the Academy of Management Meeting, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Varma, V. (2006). Using Change Management Models to Manage Organizational Identification Change - A Model, Paper presented at the Academy of Management Meeting, Atlanta, GA.

Awards

  • Dr. Hubert S. Feild & Dr. Achilles A. Armenakis Endowed Fellowship Award, 2009-10.
  • Graduate Research Travel Award, Auburn University, 2009
  • Doctoral Consortium Fellow - OMT/MOC Division, Academy of Management, Chicago, IL, 2009
  • Doctoral Consortium Fellow - ODC Division, Academy of Management, Anaheim, CA, 2008.
  • Graduate Assistantships, Auburn University, 2005-2010