Dr. Ajay Kumar Gupta

  • Dr Ajay Gupta has 25 years of rich and diversified experience that includes 09 years in Indian Air Force, 09 years in Banking and 07 years in management teaching and research.

    Dr Gupta is Erasmus Mundus Fellow, from University of Milan, Italy. He completed his Ph.D. in management and labour studies from Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), and holds Master in management from Asian Institute of Management (AIM), Manila, Philippines.

    He has taught in T.A. Pai Management Institute, Manipal, An AACSB and prestigious management Institute in India and is currently working as an Associate Dean, Human Resource Management, with Vivekananda Business School, Mumbai and Chairperson for Case Research and Development Centre.

    He has conducted various workshops on Qualitative Research and ATLAS.ti in many prestigious institutes like Tata Institute of Social Sciences, (TISS), Banasthali University, Rajasthan and National Law University, Delhi etc. He is resource person for the Executive Post Graduate Diploma in Organisation Development and Change Management, program conducted by TISS.

    His area of interest is Qualitative Research, ATLAS.ti, Organizational Psychology, Management Practices, Employees’ Morale, Well-being and Motivation across sectors. He used ATLAS.ti, extensively in his thesis.

    Area of Specialisation
    Human Resource Management
    Qualitative Research and ATLAS.ti

    Email: ajay.gupta@ves.ac.in
    Date of Joining: 15/4/2015

  • Educational Qualifications
    Ph.D In Management and Labour Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences
    Master in Management, Asian Institute of Management, Manila, Philippines
    Master Degree in Public Personnel Management, Osmania University
    Master Degree in Hindi, Osmania University
    Bachelor Degree in Economics, Maths, Applied Maths, Osmania University
    Diploma in Mechanical Engineering

    Academic Affiliation
    Head, Centre of Excellence, Case Research and Development Centre
    Associate Professor, Vivekanand Institute of Management Studies and Research (April 2015 - till date)
    T.A. Pai Management Institute, Manipal (March 2012- March 2015)
    Institute for Technology and Management, Kharghar (Jan 2010-March 2012)
    IBSAR (June 2009- Dec 2010)

    Professional Affiliation

  • Teaching
    Human Resource Management
    Organisational Behavior
    Training and Development
    Competency based HRM
    Management of Change
    Perspective Management
    Business Ethics and Corporate Governance
    Organisation Theory and Design
    Business Research Methods
    ATLAS.ti, Qualitative Assessment Software
    Organisational Psycology
  • Research
    Area of Research
    Employee Morale and Motivation
    Management Practices
    Organisation Culture and Trust
    Qualitative Research Methodology with ATLAS.ti

    Current Research
    Middle Managers Morale
    Management Practices
    Organisational Practices across Sectors
    Off the record Practices
  • Research Papers
    Gupta, A.K. (2017). “Restoring Leadership through Leadership Action”. Journal of Development Studies (ISSN: 2229-7561), Volume 10, Issue 1.
    Gupta, A.K. (2017). “Book Review of Recognizing and Rewarding Employees”. Journal of Development Studies (ISSN: 2229-7561), Volume 10, Issue 4.
    Gupta, A. K, (2017). “Challenges in Management Higher Education System”. International Journal of Applied Services Marketing Perspective (ISSN No. (Print) 2279-0977, (online): 2279-0985. Vol. 6, Number 2.
    Gupta, A.K. (2014). “Leadership Change at Wipro: CEO’s to CEO”. International journal of Business Insights and Transformation (ISSN: 0974:5974), Volume 7, Issue 2, 52-61.
    Gupta, A.K. (2016). “Meru Cabs: Management Leadership and Strategy.” Supply chain pulse (ISSN: 0975:7015), Volume 7, Issue 5.

    Publications in Book Chapters/Others 
    Corporate Demons: Inspiring Catalyst Leaders
    Cutures: The Hidden Truth
    Management Case Incidences and Solutions

    Conducted ATLAS.ti workshop in National Law University, Delhi
    Asian Conference of Psychology and Behaviorabl Sciences, Kobe, Japan
    ATLAS.ti User Conference, Berlin, Germany

    Working Papers
    A Qualitative Study of Determinant of Middle Managers Morale
    Management Practices influencing Employee Morale

    Work in Committees and Groups
    VESIM Behavioural Lab
    Human Resource Committee
    Case Research and Development Centre
    Research Council Committee
  • Consulting


    Custom Programs
    People Analytics for professional in Human Resources, Organisation Development, and Change Management

    Speaking Engagements
    Tata Institute of Social Sciences
    National Law University and Banasthali University
  • Awards & Honours
    Erasmus Mundus Europe Asia Scholarship at University of Milan, Italy for 09 months, coordinated by Lund University, Sweden
    Proressional ATLAS.ti Senior Trainer and Consultant (https://atlasti.com/support/consultants/)
    Chaired session at Asian Conference of Psychology and Behavioural Sciences, at Kobe, Japan (http://iafor.org/archives/conference-programmes/acp/acp-programme-2017.pdf)
    Received the best paper award at 11th International Conference, Jaipur, India
    MBTI certified Trainer
  • Blogs