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Ajinkya Navare

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Assistant Professor, OB & HRM
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Ajinkya is an Assistant Professor in the area of OB & HRM at IIM Jammu. He holds a Ph.D. in organizational behavior from IIT – Bombay. His Ph.D. research is on ‘Karma Yoga at the Workplace and its impact on positive psychology’. His doctoral work has garnered awards like ‘Best Paper of the Conference Award’ at Biennial Conference of INDAM – 2020 and ‘Best Paper in HR track Award’ at COSMAR – 2018 (COSMAR) held at IISc, Bangalore.

In doctoral work, Ajinkya developed a psychometric assessment of Karma Yoga at the workplace which is widely used in academia and corporate. Hundreds of employees have taken the test and it has shown a significant impact on employees’ energy levels, happiness, and well-being. His Karma Yoga scale is well appreciated by senior managers and academicians.

His research interests include workplace spirituality, Indian management thought, positive organizational behavior, Yoga and positive psychology, and business ethics.

Ph.D., IIT – Bombay

MBA – Sydenham Institute of Management, Mumbai

B.Com. (Accounting & Finance) – University of Mumbai

  • Dagar, C., Pandey, A. & Navare, A. (2020). How Yoga-Based Practices Build Altruistic Behavior? Examining the Role of Subjective Vitality, Self-transcendence, and Psychological Capital. Journal of Business Ethics, 1-16. (FT50), DOI : https://doi.org/10.1007/s10551-020-04654-7
  • Lyndon, S., Pandey, A. & Navare, A. (2020). Shared leadership and team creativity: Investigating the role of cognitive trust and team learning through mixed method approach. Shared leadership and team creativity: Investigating the role of cognitive trust and team learning through mixed method approach, (ABDC,SCI/SSCI/ESCI,Scopus)
  • Pandey, A., Chandwani, R. & Navare, A. (2018). How can mindfulness enhance moral reasoning? An examination using business school students. Business Ethics: A European Review, 27(1), 56-71. (ABDC), DOI : doi.org/10.1111/beer.12171
  • Navare, A. & Pandey, A. (2020). Karma Yoga: A Vedantic View of Workplace Spirituality and Its Positive Psychological Outcomes. Biennial Indian Academy of Management (INDAM) Conference Indian Academy of Management IIM Trichy:
  • Pandey, A., Navare, A., Chandwani, R. & Srivastava, S. (2020). Indian Worldview and its Implications for Management Scholarship and Practices. Academy of Management Conference Vancouver, Canada:
  • Navare, A. & Pandey, A. (2018). Karma Yoga: Conceptualization, Scale Development and The Implications on Workplace Spirituality. Consortium of Students in Management Research IISc, Bangalore:
  • Dagar, C., Pandey, A. & Navare, A. (2018). How Yoga Based Practices Result in Human Flourishing?. Academy of Management Conference Chicago, Illinois, US:
  • Pandey, A., Navare, A. & Chandwani, R. (2017). What has Yoga got to do with Positive Psychology? A Study of the Connections and Associated Mechanism. Academy of Management Conference Atlanta, Georgia, US:
  • Navare, A. (2016). Karma Yoga: The Indian Psycho-Philosophical Perspective for Spirituality at Work. Pan IIM World Management Conference IIM Ahmedabad:
  • Navare, A. (2016). Karma Yoga: The Indian Psycho-Philosophical Perspective for Spirituality at Work. Pan IIM World Management Conference IIM Ahmedabad:
  • Pandey, A. & Chandwani, R. (2015). Enhancing Moral Reasoning (in Business School): A Mindfulness Perspective. Academy of Management Conference Vancouver, Canada:
  • Pandey, A. & Navare, A. (2018). Paths of Yoga: Perspective for Workplace Spirituality, The Palgrave Handbook of Workplace Spirituality and Fulfillment (pp. 101-126 ). Springer International Publishing, Cham, US

Organizational Behavior

Human Resource Management

Learning & Development

Organizational Theory & Design


  • Two-days ‘National Level Workshop on Structural Equation Modelling’ organized by JDBIMS, SNDT University, Mumbai (July – 2018).
  • 3 – days’ workshop on Structural Equation Modeling organized by K. J. Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research (October – 2019).
  • 4 modules online national workshop on Psychometric Testing and Structural Equation Modeling (June – 2020).
  • Sessions on ‘Quantitative Data Analysis’ in ‘Research Approaches and Methods in Management and Social Sciences’ held at SJMSOM, IIT – Bombay (2017 to 2020).

  • Best Paper of the Conference Award by South Asian Journal of Business Studies at the Biennial Indian Academy of Management (INDAM) conference held at IIM – Trichy in January 2020
  • Best Paper in MSR Track Award at the Biennial Indian Academy of Management (INDAM) conference held at IIM – Trichy in January 2020
  • Best Paper in HR Track Award at The Consortium of Students in Management Research (COSMAR) – 2018 held at IISc, Bengaluru in November 2018
  • Recipient of Endowment Fellowship by Shailesh J Mehta School of Management, IIT – Bombay for being rank-holder in the Ph.D. coursework (CPI – 9.53)
  • Founder member of the steering committee of ‘MUNIJAN’ (a social initiative) appointed by Vice-Chancellor of Mumbai University (2011)
  • Selected as the member representative of Mumbai University to meet then US First Lady Michelle Obama & His Holiness Dalai Lama (2011)