Radha R. Sharma

Professor, Organizational Behavior
Raman Munjal (Hero MotoCorp) Chair Professor
Dean - Centres of Excellence, Editor Vision and Case Centre, Research Activities, FPM / EFPM & Library

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Dr. Radha R. Sharma is a Raman Munjal (Hero MotoCorp) Chair Professor & Professor of Organizational Behaviour & Human Resource Development at Management Development Institute, India. She has been ICCR Chair Professor at HHL Graduate School of Management, Germany for 2013-14, and Visiting/Guest Professor to ESCP-Europe (Italy), International University Schloss  Reichartshausen, European Business School, Germany; Leipzig University; Wittenberg Centre for Global Ethics; Czech University of Life Sciences, Humanistic Management Network and University of St. Gallen, Switzerland, among others. She is Ambassador for India for HR Division of Academy of Management (USA); a Member of International Consortium for Research on Emotional Intelligence in Organisations¸ USA and has been on OB Web International Members’ Committee and Chair & Co- chair, Emerald Best International Dissertation Award, ITC, Academy of Management, USA. She has qualified GCPCL from Harvard Business School, Boston, USA; Advanced Professional Certification in MBTI from Association of Personality Type¸ USA; Certification in Emotional Intelligence Testing from FEIL & EI Learning Systems, USA and internship in sensitivity training (T lab) from Indian Society for Applied Behavioural Sciences. She has Masters and Ph.D in Psychology from Banaras Hindu University and has completed certificate courses in Business and Social Responsibility from British Council and New Academy of Business¸ UK., and The World Bank Institute.


Dr. Sharma has over three decades of experience of teaching¸ research¸ management development¸ consultancy, academic administration and psychometric testing in India¸ Germany, Italy, Indonesia and UAE. She teaches MBA¸ International MBA, consortium MBA and Ph.D. courses on Organisational Behaviour; Leadership & Emotional Intelligence; Psychometric Testing & Case Study Research; Intercultural Skills; International Management Competencies; Advances in Organisational Change and Transformation; Spirituality and Human Behaviour; Emotional Intelligence and Psychometric Testing & Measurement. She has been a visiting/guest Professor to various universities and business schools in Germany, Italy, Switzerland and Czech Republic. She has visited US¸ Canada¸ UK¸ Italy¸ France¸ Germany, Belgium¸ Switzerland,  Czech Republic, Indonesia¸ Turkey¸ Bangladesh, Egypt and Sri Lanka in connection with teaching, research, management development and professional work. She is Chair for Centre for Positive Scholarship and has been OB Area Chair at MDI (2004-06 & 2008); Head of OB & HR Department; Chairperson, Research and Consultancy; Secretary, Faculty Council, Programme Director, MBA and Executive MBA programmes (1998-2002) at FSM, New Delhi; Head and Programme Director, MBA in Hospital Management Programme (1994-97) at IISWBM, Calcutta; and Department Head, Harcourt Butler Technological Institute(1990-93). 


Prof. Sharma has undertaken management development and consultancy work in leadership development, emotional intelligence mapping, MBTI testing, team building, coaching and counseling, stress and burnout audit, managing organisational change through HR interventions¸ assessment centres¸ competency mapping¸ corporate social responsibility culture building¸ training needs analysis¸ 360 degree feedback¸ evaluation of training effectiveness and diagnostic surveys for organizations in multinational/private¸ public and Government sectors¸ to name a few¸ British Council; Hindustan Coca Cola¸ Nestle¸ ITC, Apollo Munich Insurance, Indo Rama, Wipro¸ Tata Motors¸ Maruti Udyog Ltd.; Usha International Ltd.; Apollo Tyres¸ NIIT; Gujarat Heavy Chemicals Ltd.; Deys Manufacturing¸ Greaves Ltd.¸ ONGC¸ IOC, NTPC¸ LIC¸ Power Grid¸ AVITEC-Health¸ Pashupati Acrylon¸ Ricoh India¸ Fortis Healthcare¸ National Academy of Excise Customs & Narcotics¸ Airport Authority of India and Coal India¸ among others.

Awards & Honours: 

Hind Rattan Award for Outstanding Services, Achievements & Contributions abroad, 2015

ICCR Chair Professor, HHL Graduate School of Management, Germany, 2013-14

Award for Outstanding contribution to Indian Society for Training & Development, 2013

Ambassador for India¸ HR¸ Division¸ Academy of Management¸ USA¸ 2010-date

Award for ‘Enriching Emotional Intelligence and Leadership’ instituted by Forum for Emotional Intelligence & Learning at EQ Leadership Summit with Dr. Daniel Goleman, 2010

Outstanding Management Researcher Award¸ 2008, AIMS International¸ USA 

Outstanding Cutting Edge Research Paper Award: 2005,Academy of Human Resource Development¸USA

Member, International Consortium for Research on Emotional Intelligence, USA (based only on research contribution)

Regional Expert, World Health Organisation, 2009, Indonesia 

Outstanding Editor’ Award¸ 2007¸AIMS International Journal of Management¸ USA

Excellence in Research: Best Faculty Award¸ 2007Management Development Institute

Excellence in Research: Best Faculty Award¸ 2006 Management Development Institute 

First Runners-Up Research Paper 2008¸ World SME Conference -co-author

World Health Organisation (WHO) -Research grant for a project on Executive Burnout, 2005-06

Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce & Industry - National Police Mission- Project Grant¸ 2010

Best Paper Award¸ IJTD during 33rd IFTDO World Conference¸ 2003, 2013

Book Publication Grant¸ Govt. of UP¸ 1985

Received 4 Gold Medals including Founder’s Gold Medal Before Vice President of India for Outstanding All Round Achievements and Academic Excellence


Goldman Sachs scholarship for participation at Harvard Business School, 2010

Junior Research Fellowship of University Grants Commission¸ India 1974

Merit Research Scholarship of BHU (Not availed of)

National Merit Scholarship of Govt. of India 1971-73 

National Merit Scholarship of GOI 1969-71

National Merit Scholarship of GOI 1967-69

Merit Scholarship of U.P. State 1967-69 (Not availed of)


Guest Co-editor with Prof. Richard Boyatzis (one of the pioneers of competency framework) for Special issue of Vision on Managerial Competencies, Sage International, Vo. 15, No. 2, 2011.

Reviewer, OB and HR Divisions, Academy of Management Conferences, USA, 2006-15

Reviewer, Journal of Management Development, Emerald, 2011-15

Member, OBWeb International Members’ Committee, Academy of Management, USA, 2008-11

Elected Member, National Council, Indian Society for training & Development 2011-13

Elected Member, Managing Committee, Indian Society for Training & Development, 2011-13

Guest Editor, Special Issue of Vision on Emotional Intelligence, Vol . 12, No. 1, 2008. 

Secretary, Delhi Chapter, Indian Society for Training & Development, 2012-13

Member of Jury, NREGA Project, Ministry of Rural Development, GOI

Jury, Best Female Researcher Award, AIMS International Journal of Management, USA, 2009 -2012

Jury, Best Research Paper, AIMS Award International Journal 2008-2011

Co-Chairperson, Best Paper Award & Kamla Award, Indian Journal for Training & Development 2006-07

Member¸ Human Capital Committee¸ Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce & Industry (FICCI)

Member, HR Committee¸ PHD Chamber of Commerce & Industry

Founder Member, Forum for Emotional Intelligence Learning, India 

Jury, National Award for Innovative Training Practices, 2009-12

Jury, Best Research Paper Award, IJTD, 2008

Co- Chairperson, HRD Emerging Thinkers’ Award, ISTD, 2007

Jury, Award for Excellence in HR Practices

Member , Academic Advisory Council, Indian Institute of Health Management & Research, 2010-11

Life Member, National HRD Network, India

Member, All India Management Association

Member, Executive Committee¸ Delhi Management Association (DMA)

Member, American Management Association 2005-06

Member, Academy of HRD, USA, 2006-07 

Member, Academy of Mangement, USA

Areas of Interest:

Emotional intelligence¸ stress and executive burnout, responsible management, leadership & team building¸ organisational change and transformation¸ competency mapping and 360 degree feedback¸ spirituality, entrepreneurship, executive coaching and counselling & personal excellence¸ psychometric testing for potential appraisal and humanistic management.

Research & Publications:

She has completed research/ projects sponsored by UNESCO¸ IDRC¸ Canada; UNICEF¸ World Health Organisation (WHO) and Ministry of Health¸ Govt. of India and corporate organisations.

She has also completed research projects supported by Academy of Management; McClelland Center for Research and Innovation¸ U.S.A.; University of Otego, New Zealand; Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland; Humanistic Management Network.

Cases/ caselets Developed: (select)

ONGC- Sustainable Development

Narayan Hriduyalaya- Social Entrepreneurship

ICICI Bank – Human Capital Development

Fragra Roma-Family Business

Arihant Industries – Emotional Intelligence in recruitment

SOS Village- Emotional Intelligence in social sector

Infosys –Technopreneurship

Tata Nano – Humanism

ICICI- Leadership during economic meltdown

Shreyans Paper Mills – Business Ethics 

JRD Tata – Leadership

Wipro –Technopreneurship

Manovikas Kendra- Social Entrepreneurship


Sharma, Radha R.; Pathak, P.; Singh, S. eds.2013. Reinventing the Society: Search for a Paradigm, New Delhi: Macmillan. 

Sharma¸ Radha R. 2012. Change Management & Organisational Transformation,McGraw-Hill Co., 298. 

Organisational Behaviour: Emerging Knowledge & Practice for the Real World. 2011.  co- authored with McShane¸Steven¸ L. Glinow¸ Mary Ann Von¸ McGraw-Hill Co. 665p..

Sharma¸ Radha R. 2007.Change Management.. McGraw-Hill Co.272 p.

Organizational Behavior. 2008, with McShane, Steve and Glinow, Mary Ann Von, McGraw-Hill Companies.

Organisational Behaviour:2006. co- authored with McShane¸Steven¸ L. Glinow¸ Mary Ann Von¸ McGraw-Hill Co. 

Sharma¸ Radha R. 2002. 360 Degree Feedback¸ Competency¸ Mapping & Assessment Centres Tata McGraw-Hill¸ 239 p.

Sharma¸ Radha R. 2003. Organisational Behaviour-Online Book, NIIT

Sharma¸ Radha R. 2003. Role of Change Agent. 2003: Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU)

Sharma¸ Radha R. 1985. Enhancing Academic Achievement: Role of Some Personality Factors¸ New Delhi Concept Publishing Co.

Sharma¸ Radha R. 1985. A Source Book for Technical/Vocational Education and Training: With Particular Reference to Maharashtra. Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai.

Sharma¸ Radha R. (ed.), Management Challenges in Health Care Administration Indian Institute of Social Welfare & Business Management ,Calcutta

Editorial Work:

Guest Co-editor with Prof. Richard Boyatzis ( one of the pioneers of competency framework) for Special issue of Vision on Managerial Competencies, 2011.

Co-editor Indian Jurnal for Training & Development, XXXII, Nos. 2, 3, 4, 2012 and Vol. 1, 2013.

Guest Editor 2008, Enmotional Intelligence - special Issue of Vision Sage, Vol. 12, No. 1, 2008.

Asstt. Editor, Educational Planning & Administration (EPA Bulletin) 1978-82.

Member, Editorial Review Board: AIMS International Jouranl

Reviewer, International Journal of HRM, Frontiers in Psychology, Journal of Management Development, Emerald; Inder Science Journals, International Journal of of Indian Culture and Business Management, Evidenced Based HRM, Journal of Spirituality and Management, International Journal of Education Economics and Development, African Journal of Business Management,  Case Research Journal, Asia Pacific Business Review, Manpower Journal, Vikalp, IIM Bangalore Review, Indian Journal of Applied Manpower Research, Global Business Review among others. 

Papers/Cases: (select)

Sharma, Radha R. and Pardasani, R. 2015, Management of Religious Diversity by Organisations in India, in Stefan, G & Regine, Religious Diversity at Workplace: Global Perspective, Ashgate Publishing, UK.

Sharma, Radha R. & Mukerjee, S. 2015. Organisational Transformation for Sustainable Development in Horst Albach, Heribert Meffert, Andreas Pinkwart, Rlf Reichwald Eds. CASiM HHL anthology on 'Permanent Change. Management of Permanent Change in Firms and Markets, 195-216, Germany: Springer.

Mjumdar, T. & Sharma Radha R. 2014. ‘From Heart Case to Human Care’ under publication in Ivy International Publications, Canada.

Radha R. Sharma, Rupali Pardasani, Sharda Nandram, 2014. ‘The problem of rape in India: a multi-dimensional analysis’, International Journal of Managing Projects in Business, Emerald, UK., Vol. 7, 3, pp.362 – 379.

Pardasani, R. Sharma, Radha, R.;  & Bandlish, P. 2014. Spirituality at Workplaces in India, Journal of Management Development, Emerald, UK. 10 (33) (8/9). 

Sharma, Radha, R . 2013. Primal Leadership: An Imperative for Effective Public Service Management’ in a book Accountable Governance for Development: Setting Agenda Beyond 2015, ANSA, South Asia Region & BRAC University, 349-379. 

Succi, C.; Quaglia, R. Sharma, Radha R. 2013, Strategy ececution emergency: A focus on leadership and people alignment, In: Srivastava, B. K.; Mahapatra, M. eds. Capability building for cutting edge organizations in new business order, New Delhi: Excel books, ISBN: 978-93-5062-312-1.

Sharma, Radha, R; Pardasani, R.2013. Unshackling management education through a trishul approach; In: Pathak, P.; Sharma, Radha R.; Singh, S.eds Reinventing the society: The search for a paradigm, Macmillan Publishers India, 83-101.

Gupta, Nakul; Sharma, Radha R; Pardasani, R. 2013. FragraAroma – Accord in business, concord in family, Emerald Emerging Markets Case Studies Collection  10.1108/EEMCS-06-2013-0085.

Sharma, Radha R.; Taneja, S. 2013. Indian Ethos as humanistic management principles: A case study of a family business organization, In: S. Khan, & A. Wolfgang eds.World Humanism: Cross-cultural perspectives practices in organizations, Palgrave Macmillan, UK, USA, 178-193.

Sharma, Radha, R. 2013. Executive Burnout: Prediction and prevention through HR interventions, In: Pestonjee, D. M.; Pandey, S. eds. Stress and Work, Los Angeles, London, New Delhi: SAGE Publications Response, 2013, 76-100.  ISSN: 978-8132110880.

Mukherji, S. Sharma, Radha, R. (2013). Social entrepreneurship: A Case of Sustainable Human Development of the Differently Able, Indian Journal of Training and Development, 43(2013-14)3.ISSN: 0971-5592.  (Best Paper Award winner)

Sharma, Radha R. 2013.Executive Burnout: Prediction and Prevention through HR Interventions. in D.M. Pestonjee & S. Pandey (Eds) 21st Century Stress, Sage Publications (in press).

Sharma, Radha R. 2012. Measuring Social & Emotional Intelligence Competencies in the Indian Context, Cross Cultural Management: International Journal, Vol. 19, 1, April, 30-47.

Sharma, Radha R. & Abraham, P. 2012. Leveraging Human Capital for Business Growth in Michael Biron (eds.) Global HRM Casebook, HR Ambassadors’ Program, Academy of Management, Rultlege, USA, 276-288.  

Sharma, Radha R. & Mukherjee, S.2012. Women in India: Their Journey towards Equality in S. Groschl & J. Takagi (Eds.) Diverseity Quotas, Diverse Perspectives: The Case of Gender. Gower Publishing, UK7 USA 91-115.

Sharma, Radha R. 2011.An Empirical Investigation into the Role of EQ/ Emotional Intelligence Competencies in Mental Well-being, Vision: The Journal of Business Perspective, Sage Vol. 15, no.2, 177-192.

Sharma, Radha R. 2011. Intertwining 360 Degree Feedback& Multi-method to Enhance Emotional Intelligence of Managers in India. Academy of Taiwan Business Management Review, Vol. 7, 2, 1-14.

Sharma, Radha R. & Abraham, P. 2011. ICICI Bank: The Emergent Bank of Emerging Economies. In Spitzeck; Pirson, Michael & Dierksmeier, C. Banking with Integrity - The winners of the financial crisis? Palgrave Macmillan USA, 115-128.

Goparaj H. & Sharma, Radha R. 2011. Emotional Intelligence Vedic and Modern Perspectives in Emotional Intelligence & Leadership, FEIL, Excel Books.

Sharma¸ Radha R & Mukherjee. 2011. Can Business and Humanism Go Together? The Case of the Tata Group with a Focus on Nano Plant (co-author), Ed. Heiko Spitzeck ed. Humanistic Management in Practice, Palgrave Macmillan USA, 247-265.

Sharma¸ Radha R. 2010. Preventing Corruption through Spiritual Leadership in Organisations, Organisation & Management, No, 1, 139, 135-152.

Sharma¸ Radha R. 2010. Technopreneurship in India: Information Technology Entrepreneurs in A. M. Pines & Mustafa F. Ozbilgin (Eds.) Handbook of Research on High Technology Entrepreneurship¸ Edward Edgar¸ UK.

Sharma¸ Radha R. & Mukherjee¸ S. 2009. Green Management: Environmentally Sustainable Economic Growth of Oil and Natural Gas Corporation presented at Academy of Management conference in Chicago¸ August 9-11.

Sharma¸ Radha R. 2009. Spiritual Leadership in Organisations in Agata Stachowicz-Stanusch ed. Organisational Immunity to Corruption: Building Theoretical and Research Foundations. 2009.Polish Academy of Sciences.and

Akhouri, N.N. & Sharma, Radha R.2009. HR Determinants of Organizational Success amongst Small & Medium Enterprises in Indian Automobile Sector. Global Management Review, 10:2, 173-186. Sage: Los Angeles/London.

Sharma¸ Radha R. 2008. Emotional Intelligence from 17th Century to 21st Century: Perspectives and Directions for Future Research. Vision – The Journal of Business Perspective¸ Vol. 12 (1)¸ January-March¸ 59-66.

Elkin, G.; Templer, A. and Sharma, Radha R. Liao, Jianqiao. 2008. Internationalisation of Business Education: A Comparison of Eastern & Western Universities in Euro Asia Journal of Management, UK. Issue 36, Vol. 18, No. 2, December, 85-101.

Sharma¸ Radha R. & Goparaj¸ H. 2008. From Social Development to Human Development: A Case of SOS Village. Vision – The Journal of Business Perspective¸ Vol. 12 (1) January-March¸ 67-75. Corporate Social Responsibility in Management Education: Who is Responsible? Indian Journal of Training and Development, Vol. XXXIV, No. 3, July –Sept. 2004, 129-136.

Sharma¸ Radha R. 2007. Predicting Transformational Leadership and Locus of Control through Emotional Intelligence Competencies. In S. Subramony & S.Raj. (Eds) Psychological Assessment in Personnel Selection¸ New Delhi: DIPR.

Sharma¸ Radha R 2007.  Macro and Micro HR Challenges in Globally Distributed Work. in Proceedings of Second International Conference on Globally Distributed Work, GDW Foundation: Eds. Moitra Deependra; Teagarden Mary and Glinow, Mary Ann Von, 301-315.

Elkin, Graham & Sharma, Radha R. 2007. People, Organizations and management: lessons for the industrialized world from the rest of the world. Global Business & Economic Review, Inder Science, UK. Vol. 9, 4, 2007, 395 -417.

Sharma¸ Radha R. 2007. Indian Model of Executive Burnout¸ Vikalpa (Journal of Indian Institute of Management¸ Ahmedabad) 32:2¸ April-June¸ 23-38.

Sharma¸ Radha R. 2006. Emotional Intelligence as a Mediator in Executive Burnout. Cutting Edge Monograph¸ Academy of Human Resource Development¸ USA¸ pp.7-13.

Sharma¸ Radha R. Consequences of Burnout in Various Professions, 2006. Indian Journal of Training & Development, Vol.XXXVI, 4, 143-159.

Sharma¸ Radha R. Emotions in Executive Burnout in Conference Proceedings Peter Frost Commemorative Session on Emotions, Academy of Management, Hawaii, USA. August 5-10, 2005

Sharma¸ Radha R. 2005. Emotions in Executive Burnout at Peter Frost Commemorative Festival: Emotions at Work¸ Academy of Management¸ Hawaii¸ USA¸ August 7-9. 

Sharma¸ Radha R. Assessment and Development Centre as Tools for Competency Development. 2003. Indian Journal of Training and Development, Vol. XXXIII, No. 1-2, Jan.- June, 21-28.

Sharma¸ Radha R. & Sharma, B.R. 2003. Organizational Commitment and Motivation of Managerial Staff. Productivity, Vol. 44, July-Sept., No. 2, 251-257.

Sharma¸ Radha R. Executive Burnout: Contribution of Role Related Factors. 2002. Indian Journal of Industrial Relations, Vol. 38, No. 1, July, 81-95.

Self Concept and Adjustment as Factors in Academic Achievement. 1983. Indian Educational Review, Vol. XVIII, No. 2, April, pp 46-59.

Conference Papers:

She has 101 papers/ case studies in various national and international journals/conference proceedings¸ book chapters and has contributed to International Encyclopedia on OB published by Pentagon Press. Presented papers in Academy of Management conferences (2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2005), at Boston, San Antonio, Montreal, Canada; Chicago, Hawaii, USA; EURAM, Spain (2014), CSR, Czech Republic (2014), 17th Annual International Sustainable Development Research Conference (2011) USA; International Conference on Governance and Public Service Transformation in South Asia (2012) WHO Regional Workshop¸ Indonesia (2009)¸ Regional Committee of experts¸ Sri Lanka (2009)¸ Global EI Forums (2009¸ 2010), 14th Annual International Sustainable Development Research Conference (2008); International Conference on Globally Distributed Work (2007)¸ APROS 12th International Colloquium (2007)¸ Academy of HRD, Columbus, USA (2006); Inaugural Indian Academy of Management (2009) and 2nd International Conference on Integrating Spirituality & Organisational Leadership (2009) and Global Leadership Forum¸ Turkey (2004); 33rd IFTDO World Conference (2003 & 2013).