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Dr. Merin Jacob

Dr. Merin Jacob

Assistant Professor

HR & OB

merinjacob@dypatil.edu

She completed her PhD in Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management from the Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode. Prior to joining VPSM, she has taught at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS Mumbai). Her teaching interests include Organizational Behavior, Group Dynamics, Organizational theory, Organization change and Human resource management. Currently, her research project explores the dynamics of institutions in the context of Indian sanitation.  She has handled projects on building HR capability, competency mapping, facilitation of assessment centers and designing individual development plans.

Her research interests are in areas of creativity and innovation, constraint-driven creativity in organizations, organizational search activities, bricolage, emerging economies, and behavioral theory of firms. A research paper (developed from her doctoral thesis) received the best paper award at the British Academy of Management (BAM) Conference 2017, held at the University of Warwick, United Kingdom. She was also awarded the Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) in Human Resource Management in the National Eligibility Test (NET) conducted by University Grants Commission (UGC).

Publications

  • Jacob, M. (2017). The Combined Impact of Cross-Cultural Training Approaches on Expatriate Adjustment. Business Review India, 11 (2), 2-15.
  • Jacob, M., & Chatterjee, D. (2017). Creativity in Financially Constrained Organizations: The Role of Organizational Search. British Academy of Management Conference Proceedings. Warwick.
  • Subramanian, B., Chatterjee, D., & Jacob, M. (2017). Institutional Complexity and Alternative Organizations: An Exploratory Study. British Academy of Management Conference Proceedings. Warwick.
  • Joseph, B., & Jacob, M. (2011). Knowledge sharing intentions among IT professionals in India. Information Intelligence, Systems, Technology and Management, 23-31.

Conference Presentations

  • Chatterjee, D &. Jacob, M. (2019). Indian universities at crossroads: Evidence from NIRF data. Paper presented at the 35th EGOS Colloquium 2019, United Kingdom, July 4th – 6th, 2019.
  • Jacob, M. & Chatterjee, D. (2017). Creativity in Financially Constrained Organizations: The Role of Organizational Search. Paper presented at the British Academy of Management Conference, United Kingdom, 5th - 7th September, 2017.
  • Subramanian, B., Chatterjee, D. & Jacob, M. (2017). Institutional Complexity and Alternative Organizations: An Exploratory Study. Paper presented at the British Academy of Management Conference, United Kingdom, 5th - 7th September, 2017.
  • Jacob, M. & Chatterjee, D., Kumar, M., &Upadhyayula, R. S. (2017). Creativity in Financially Constrained Organizations: The Role of Environmental Turbulence. Paper presented at the PAN-IIM World Management Conference, Lucknow 14th -16th December, 2017.
  • Jacob, M. (2015). Envy in Workplace: An Empirical Examination of Perceptions and Performance of Envious Employees. Paper presented at the PAN-IIM World Management Conference, Indore, 16th -18th December, 2015.
  • Jacob, M. (2014). Combined Effect of Cross-cultural Training Approaches on Expatriate Adjustment - A Conceptual Framework. Paper presented at the PAN-IIM World Management Conference, Kozhikode, 5th - 8th November, 2014

Paper and Professional Development Workshop

  • (2020) Teaching with Simulation Workshop 2020 at S.P Jain Institute of Management and Research (SPJIMR); conducted in association with Harvard Business Publishing.
  • (2020) Strategic Management for Changing Times held at Indian Institute of Management Indore, India.
  • (2019) Humanistic Psychodrama training by Dr. Jochen Becker-Ebel - Director of PsychotherapeutischesInstitutBergerhausen for Humanistic Psychodrama (PIB) and Vedadrama India Pvt. Ltd.
  • (2018) Academy of Management Journal paper development workshop, held at Indian Institute of Management Bangalore, India.

Organizational Behavior, Group Dynamics, Human resource management, Organizational theory, Organization change, Managing creativity and innovation in organizations.

  • PhD, Organization Behaviour and Human Resource Management, Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode
  • Masters in Human Resource Management (MHRM), Rajagiri School of Management, Cochin, Kerala (Mahatma Gandhi University)
  • Bachelor of Arts in English Language and Literature, St. Joseph’s College, Devagiri, Calicut, Kerala (Calicut University)
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