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Ajay Kumar Jain

Professor, Organizational Behavior
Dean - Executive Graduate Programmes & Consultancy
Fellow Aarhus University Denmark

Email : akjain@mdi.ac.in
Phone : +91-124-4560373

Ajay K. Jain (PhD, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur) is a full Professor of Organizational Design and Behavior at Management Development Institute, Gurgaon. He is working with MDI Gurgaon since 2003. He has also worked as the Director of Institute of Management Studies Ghaziabad (2018-2019) and received a prestigious award of most charismatic leader in management education from Education Post and ASOCHAM in Jan 2019. He is also a visiting professor to several international universities including Aarhus University, Denmark; IULM University, Milan, Italy; University of Free State, South Africa; and Indian Institute of Management Lucknow and Ranchi. He has received post doctoral fellowships from Aarhus University Denmark (2012-2014) and Indian School of Business Hyderabad (2003).

He has published 55 research articles in journals including Journal of Managerial Psychology, Personnel Review, Journal of Knowledge Management, Psychology and Marketing, Journal of Management History, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, International Journal of Organizational Analysis, Journal of Management and Organization, Leadership and Organization Development Journal, Leadership are among others.  He is a recipient of best paper awards from National Academy of Psychology India and Emerald for his research papers. He teaches courses on organizational design, leading organization transformations, and Leadership & Emotional Intelligence and business research methods. He has research interests in the field of distributed leadership, emotional intelligence, organizational citizenship behavior, employee silence and voice, knowledge management, career orientation, and stress and well being.

He delivered training programs for private companies including ABB, Nestle, Taijin, Denso, Suzuki, BSES and public sector organization like ONGC, CPWD, BSF, Power Grid, NBCC, NPCC, NPCIL, CPWD, MES, NADP and defense organizations BSF, CRPF, NIA etc. His training sessions on Self-Leadership and Emotional Intelligence have received huge appreciation from the senior and top managers of these organizations. He has been invited by country’s top institutions and organizations to deliver a guest lectures e.g., IIPA New Delhi, HIPA Gurgaon, ONGC Academy Dehradun, LNG Academy Dahej and Kochin, IIPM(Indian Oil), NADT Nagpur, INGAF New Delhi, RAKNAPS Ghaziabad, CDTI Ghaziabad, CPWD Ghaziabad etc. He has also been member of award and selection committee for various institutions, corporate and academy. He is highly inspired by Mahatma Gandhi, Dasrath Manjhi & his father Shri Mool Raj Jain.