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Ajay Kumar Jain

Professor, Organizational Behavior
Visiting Faculty, Aarhus University, Denmark
Chairperson - PT- PGPM and MDPs
Chairperson - Organisation Behavior Area

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

Professor Jain is working as a Professor with Management Development Institute, Gurugram. He started his career with Indian School of Business, Hyderabad as a post-doctoral fellow after completing PhD from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur in the area of Industrial and Organizational Psychology. He has earned his masters’ degrees from National Institute of Personnel Management, Calcutta and University of Lucknow in the area of Personnel Management & Industrial and Organizational Psychology respectively. 

Prof. Jain has worked in Aarhus University (triple crown accredited), Denmark at the School of Business and Social Sciences from 2012 to 2014 as a visiting Professor. He has received the award for his outstanding contribution in Aarhus University. 

Prof. Jain is a visiting faculty to several global business schools e.g., Aarhus School of Business, Denmark (2010 onwards), University of Free State (2009), South Africa, IULM University Milano, Italy (2013), Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow (2007-2009), and All Indian Management Association, New Delhi. He has been a visiting scholar to Lancaster University, UK, Verona University Italy, UPM Madrid etc. Prof. Jain has been invited by several other management institutes of repute to deliver guest lecturers in the area of organizational behavior and research methods.

Prof. Jain has more than 15-years of teaching, research and consulting experience. He is a keen researcher and published 45 articles in peer reviewed National and International Journals. His research interests are in the areas of Distributed Leadership, Employee Well Being, Emotional Intelligence, Employee Silence and Organizational Citizenship behavior etc. He has published in top international journals like, Journal of Managerial Psychology, Personnel Review, Journal of Knowledge Management, Psychology and Marketing, Journal of Cross Cultural Management, Journal of Management Development, International Journal of Stress Management (APA journal), Leadership and Organization Development Journal, Journal of Management History etc. He is a recipient of best paper awards from National Academy of Psychology and from UK based Emerald publisher. He has worked with internationally renowned researchers across the world e.g., Prof C.L. Cooper (UK), Sabir Giga(UK), Prof N.K Malhotra (USA), Prof Sherry Sullivan (USA), Prof Hans Jeppe Jeppesen (Denmark), Thomas Jonson, (Denmark), Ana Moreno (Spain), Serena Cubico (Italy), Prof Robert Thomson (Australia), Prol Terrill Frantz (China), Prof Ebben Van Zyl (South Africa). So he can collaboratively work in a cross cultural team context. He is also invited several institutes to Chair sessions in conferences and deliver faculty development programs e.g., Jaipuria Institute of Management, Ansal University, Gautam Buddha University, Sharda University etc. He is also on the editorial board of several national and international Journals.

He has successfully trained more than 3000 managers, among others, from organizations like ABB, Denso, iQor, Voith Hydro, Apollo, Nestle, Hero Future Energies, AVIVA, HP, DCM, Jindal Steel, Vedanta, State Bank of India, Bank of Baroda, Punjab National Bank, UCO Bank, OBC, ONGC, Indian Oil, Petronet LNG, NTPC, NSPCL, Nevyli Lignite Corporation, Power Grid, LIC, NIC, BEL, BSF, CRPF etc. in different areas of Organizational Behavior. He has been invited by several training institutes to deliver training programs including, Indian Institute of Public Administration New Delhi, Haryana Institute of Public Administration, Gurgaon, Rafi Ahemad Kidwai National Academy for Postal Services, Ghaziabad, Institute for Government Accounts and Finance, New Delhi, Bureau of Police Research and Development etc. His areas of training Interest are Team Building for performance excellence, Experiential Outbound Training, Leadership for limitless growth, Managerial Effectiveness, Understanding Organizational Design, Leading and Managing Change, Diversity and Decision Making, Soft Skills Development, Self Development, Emotional Intelligence, Psychometric Testing etc. 

Currently he is working at several administrative positions, Chairperson, Executive Part Time Post Graduate Program in Management, Chairperson, Students Affairs, Chairperson, Human Behavior and Organization Department. He has developed a strategy of “integration” to transform the part time executive program. He is able to integrate students across six running batches, current students and alumni, and integration with full time students, faculty members and staff members. He has created a voluntary forum on start up to promote entrepreneurship among the executive students. He has successfully implemented varieties of structural and cultural change in this program. Leadership and Change management is not only his teaching passion but also practice the same to live a meaningful life.

Prof. Jain has visited more than 25 countries across the continents.