Zubin R. Mulla
email: zubin.mulla@gmail.com

 
 

Research Interests:
Transformational Leadership, Executive Compensation, and Indian Philosophy (gunas, karma, and karma-yoga)
[Selected publications with full text]

Workshops and Training Programs Conducted:
1) Transformational Leadership
2) Compensation & Benefits
3) Evidence-Based Management


Associate Professor 
School of Management & Labour Studies,
Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai-400088, India

Subjects taught:
1) Power and Leadership in Organizations
2) Moral Leadership
3) Compensation Management
4) Advanced Compensation and Benefits
5) Entrepreneurial Leadership & Motivation


 Qualifications:

Member of:
Academy of Management
American Psychological Association
International Leadership Association (ILA)

Work Experience:
Three years in engineering design; four and a half years in management consulting; and ten years in management education.

Worked in change management initiatives for manufacturing and service industry and have managed large-scale programs such as TQM, TPM, Lean Manufacturing, New Product Development, and Six Sigma.


Publications and Writings:

49) Impact of Empowering Leadership and Trust on Attitude towards Technology Adoption. [with Parul Parmar] NMIMS Management Review. (2015)

48) Sara Lizia D'Mello: Leading Change in Society. [with Cherie-Ann Periera] Journal of Case Research, Volume 6, Issue 1. pp. 1-21,(2015)

47) Tata Motors: Compensation Restructuring. [with Vineet Soni & Tanushree Mishra] Ivey Publishing 9B15C017.(2015)

46) Impact of a Sudarshan Kriya Based Occupational Stress Management Intervention on Physiological and Psychological Outcomes. [with A. Vedamuthachar] Management and Labour Studies.39(4):381-395,(2014), [full text]

45) Engaging Self-Concepts for Organizational Excellence. Kaustubham.(2015) [full text]

44) Kautilya versus Thiruvalluvar. Inspiration from Indian Ancient Classics for Ethics in Governance and Management [with Gerrit De Vylder]. Globalization for the Common Good Initative.(2014, Conference, Waterberry House,Oxford) [full text]

43) Wages in the Indian Bureaucracy: Can Kautilya's Arthashastra provide an answer? [with Gerrit De Vylder]. Great Lakes Herald, Volume 8, Issue 2,pp. 16-39.(2014, September) [full text]

42) Ecosystem Perspective: A must for today's leaders. Employers' Federation of India National HRM Summit.(2014, October 9-10) [full text]

41) Swadharma and the Parable of the Sadhu. Bhavan's Journal, Volume 60, Issue 4,pp. 23-27.(2013, September 30) [full text]

40) Openness to Experience and Work Outcomes: Exploring the Moderating Effects of Conscientiousness and Job Complexity. [with Gouri Mohan]. Great Lakes Herald, 7(2) 18-36, September, 2013.[full text]

39) Pay and Performance. In B. Srivastava and M. Mohapatra (Eds.), Performance Management System: Readings and Cases. (pp. 117-130). Excel Books, 2013.[full text]

38) Leader Motives, Impression Management, and Charisma: A Comparison of Steve Jobs and Bill Gates. [with Tanvi Shah]. Management & Labour Studies, 38(3).pp. 155-184. (2013). DOI: 10.1177/0258042X13509736

37) Identifying drivers of engineers’ voluntary turnover: An application of Survival Analysis.[with Kanchana Kelkar, Manisha Agarwal, Swati Singh, Nalin E. J. Sen]. Indian Journal of Industrial Relations, (in press).

36) Karma-Yoga: The Indian Model of Moral Development.[with Venkat R. Krishnan]. Journal of Business Ethics, 2013, DOI 10.1007/s10551-013-1842-8.

35) Karma-Yoga, the Indian Philosophy of Work and Schumacher's Theory of Good Work. In Hendrik Opdebeeck (ed.): Schumacher Reconsidered: Advances in Responsible Economics, 2012.

34) Effects of Beliefs in Indian Philosophy: Paternalism and Citizenship Behaviors.[with Venkat R. Krishnan]. Great Lakes Herald, 6(2),: 26-35, September, 2012.[full text]

33) Transformational leadership and Karma-Yoga: Enhancing followers' duty-orientation and indifference to rewards.[with Venkat R. Krishnan]. Psychology and Developing Societies, 24(1),: 85-117, March, 2012.[full text]

32) The role of pay and leadership in developing organizational commitment[with Vaibhav Dhawan]. South Asian Journal of Management,18(2):60-75, 2011.[full text]

31) Transformational leadership: Do the leader's morals matter and do the follower's morals change? [with Venkat R. Krishnan]. Journal of Human Values, 17(2),129-143, 2011.[full text]

30) Can an entrepreneurial personality compensate for a boring job? The influence of proactive personality and job characteristics on employee engagement levels. [with Pearl D’Souza]. Journal of Entrepreneurship, 20(2):207-226, 2011. [full text]

29) Is Karma-Yoga possible? Can we be hardworking without being ambitious? [with Venkat R. Krishnan]. Great Lakes Herald, September,5(2):46-55, 2011. [full text]

28) The big three determinants of performance: General mental ability, personality, and emotional intelligence. [with Renjini Mathew]. Great Lakes Herald, 5(1): 1-12, 2011. [full text]

27) Do emotionally intelligent people do well in all jobs? Exploring the moderating role of interpersonal interaction. [with Shrutika Jadhav]. Vision: The Journal of Business Perspective,14(4): 247-254, 2010. [full text]

26) Transformational leadership is the key to innovation in organizations. Kaustubham, Sept., 2010.[full text]

25) The art and science of work. Godrej Magazine, Jan-Apr, 2010.[full text]

24) An exploration of the Indian mindset. [with J. B. P. Sinha, Shailendra Singh, Parvinder Gupta, Kailash B. L. Srivastava, R. B. N. Sinha, Sanjay Srivastava, Anjali Ghosh, Roomana N. Siddiqui, Nachiketa Tripathi, Meenakshi Gupta, Sweta Srivastava, C.Vijayalakshmi, & Ashish Pandey]. Psychological Studies, 55(1): 3-17, 2010.

23) Do Karma-Yogi’s make better leaders? Exploring the relationship between the leader’s Karma-Yoga and transformational leadership. [with Venkat R. Krishnan]. Journal of Human Values 15(2) :167-183. 2009.[full text]

22) Strategic Human Resource Management in Indian Companies: Development & Validation of a Scale [with R. K. Premarajan]. Vision: The Journal of Business Perspective 12(2): 35-46, April-June, 2008.[full text]

21) Transformational leadership & creativity: A conceptual investigation. Welingkar Research Journal,(2008)

20) Wages and industry characteristics: The impact of value added per employee, establishment size, and industry growth. Management & Labour Studies, 33(2):275-289, May, 2008.

19) Understanding visionary leadership. Godrej Magazine.Feb, 2008.[full text]

18) Emotional intelligence & Helping behaviours: The Role of Self-other agreement [with R. K. Premarajan and Madhukar Shukla]. Great Lakes Herald,2(1):1-19. Mar, 2008.[full text]

17) Karma-Yoga, the Indian work ideal and its relationship with empathy [with Venkat R. Krishnan]. Psychology and Developing Societies, Vol. 20, No. 1, 2008. [full text]

16) Karma-Yoga: Construct validation using value systems and emotional intelligence [with Venkat R. Krishnan]. South Asian Journal of Management, Vol. 14, No. 4, 2007. .[full text]

15) Do transformational leaders raise followers to higher levels of morality? Validating James MacGregor Burns' hypothesis in the Indian context using Karma-Yoga [with Venkat R. Krishnan]. 12th edition of the APROS colloquium, Management Development Institute, Gurgaon, India, December 2007.

14) Transformational Leadership in India: The Case of Naoroji (Naval) Pirojsha Godrej (1916-1990), Welingkar Research Journal, Aug, 2007. [full text]

13) Business School Research in India: Seeking the Why of Management, Management & Labour Studies, 32(2): 257-264, May, 2007. [full text]

12) Money-Is it really a motivator?, Management & Labour Studies, 31(4): 361-369, November, 2006. [full text]

11) Karma Yoga: A conceptualization and validation of the Indian philosophy of work [with Venkat R. Krishnan], Journal of Indian Psychology, 24,(1&2): 26-43, 2006. [full text]

10) Corporates in India cannot afford to be ethical? Management & Labour Studies, February, 2003. [full text]

9) Follow the leader, Human Capital, January, 2002. [full text]

8) Make them ringmasters, The Economic Times, 16th October, 2000. [full text]

7) The organization of the future, Business Today, January, 2000. [full text]

6) Be human, me hearties, The Economic Times, 25th October, 1999 [full text]

5) The dream factory, Sapphire Newsletter, October 1999.

4) Promises of a paradise lost, The Economic Times, 12th December, 1998. [full text]

3) Douse the dirty dozen, The Economic Times, 21st December, 1998. [full text]

2) The role of positioning in marketing, www.rediff.com [with H. Athavle, D. Bhattacharya & M. Kumar].

1) HR - Beyond 2000, www.hrfolks.com [with R. Agrawal] [full text]


Papers Presented at Conferences:

18) Karma-Yoga, the Indian philosophy of work is an answer to E. F. Schumacher’s call for a “proper philosophy of work”. Presented at Responsibility in Economics: The Legacy of E. F. Schumacher- European SPES Forum, Conference at University of Antwerp, Belgium, September 22, 2011.

17) Effects of Beliefs in Indian Philosophy: Paternalism and Citizenship Behaviors. [with Venkat R. Krishnan]. , Presented at The Eastern Academy of Management, 2011 Conference at IIM Bangalore, India, June 26-31, 2011.

16) Designing a rewards strategy to compete in a talent scarce market. Webinar for Society for Human Resource Management. Presented on February 16, 2011.

15) Developing Karma-Yoga: An Indian approach to moral development. [with Venkat R. Krishnan]. , Presented at The Association of Indian Management Scholars (AIMS) International 2011 Conference at IIM Ahmedabad, India, January 3rd 2011.

14) Openness to experience and work outcomes: Exploring the moderating effects of conscientiousness and job complexity. [with Gouri Mohan]. , Presented at The Asia Academy of Management 2010 Conference at Macau, China, December 13-14th 2010.

13) Is Karma-Yoga possible? Can we be hardworking without being ambitious? [with Venkat R. Krishnan], Presented at Indian Academy of Management conference, XLRI Jamshedpur, India, December 2009.

12) Does emotional intelligence impact performance beyond the impact of GMA and personality? [with Renjini Mathew], Presented at Indian Academy of Management conference, XLRI Jamshedpur, India, December 2009.

11) Developing organizational commitment: The role of pay and leadership [with Vaibhav Dhawan], Presented at Indian Academy of Management conference, XLRI Jamshedpur, India, December 2009.

10) Do transformational leaders raise followers to higher levels of morality? Validating James Macgregor Burns' hypothesis in the Indian context using Karma-Yoga [with Venkat R. Krishnan], Presented at Annual conference of the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada, Niagara Falls (Canada), June 2009.

9) Do Karma-Yogi’s make better leaders? Exploring the relationship between the leader’s Karma-Yoga and transformational leadership [with Venkat R. Krishnan], Presented at The Yale-Great Lakes International Conference held at Chennai on December 21, 2008.

8) Retaining the entrepreneurial employee: The influence of job characteristics on employee engagement levels [with Pearl D'Souza], Presented at The Sixth Asia Academy of Management Conference held at Taipei, Taiwan on December 14-16, 2008.

7) Transformational Leadership in India: The Case of Naoroji (Naval) Pirojsha Godrej (1916-1990), 19th AIMS Convention, at IIM Calcutta on August 23-25, 2007.

6) Karma-Yoga, the Indian Work Ideal and its relationship with Empathy [with Venkat R. Krishnan], 19th AIMS Convention, at IIM Calcutta on August 23-25, 2007. [Winner of the Silver Medal for the "J. L. Batra Best Research Paper Award"]

5) Karma-Yoga: Construct validation using value systems and emotional intelligence [with Venkat R. Krishnan], Presented at The Great Lakes Institute, First International Conference held at Chennai on December 24, 2006.

4) Understanding cultures: Analysis of scriptures using the universal values framework, Presented at The Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI)), 6th biennial convention, held in Long Beach, California, U.S.A. from June 23-25, 2006.

3) Karma Yoga: The Indian philosophy of selfless service, Round table discussion on Multiple Perspectives on Real World Helping and Social Action at Long Beach California, U.S.A. on June 22, 2006.

2) The Nutty Burger Company (Case) Presented at CASE Conference held at Saratoga Springs, NY, U.S.A. on May 14, 2006.

1) Emotional intelligence and helping behaviours: The role of self-other agreement [with R. K. Premarajan and Madhukar Shukla] Paper presented at The Eastern Academy of Management Annual Conference held at Saratoga Springs, NY, U.S.A. on May 12, 2006.