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Name : Dr. Rajnish Kumar Misra
Qualifications : Ph.D. (OB), M.Psy. HRDM
Work Experience : more than 16 years
Research Interests : Employer Branding, Self & Leadership Development, Career Management.


Dr. Rajnish Kumar Misra is Associate Professor in Human Resource Management, and has more than a 16 years experience in academics. Prior to this assignment, he has worked in IIM Rohtak, Asia-Pacific Institute of Management Delhi, KIIT University Bhubaneswar, Symbiosis University, Pune, and IIM Indore. He is also Adjunct faculty by invitation to Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode (IIMK).

He has conducted several training programs for both services and manufacturing companies like Reserve Bank of India, United Bank India, Mahanadi Coal Fields, JK Tyres, HAL; and delivered lectures in Patni Computers Ltd., Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. (HAL – Sunabeda) and Areva T&D (ALSTOM) Limited on "Emerging Trends in Executive Career".

Dr. Misra has been conferred with career award for young teachers by AICTE, Ministry of HRD, New Delhi for his scholarly achievement for conducting a research project titled, "Career effectiveness: An empirical study of career development practices in corporate sector". He had been invited to present his paper on "Career effectiveness: Implications for Organizational Performance" in an International Conference organized by Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia in December 2005 and International Conference organized by IAMB in Las Vegas Nevada, USA in January 2007.

He has been invited to share his thoughts on HR issues among HR professional of NIPM, and also among Army officers of Indian Army in their National conference in 2007.


Papers In Refereed International Journals:

1. Sharma, P.K., Misra, R.K. & Mishra, P. (Accepted for May-June, 2017). Job satisfaction scale: adaptation and validation among Indian IT (information technology) employees. Global Business Review, 18(4). Sage Publication (Scopus Indexed)

2. Pattnaik, S. & Misra, R.K. (2016). Employer Value Proposition: Identifying the dimensions and development of a measure for Indian Information Technology Professionals. International Journal of Human Capital Management and Information Technology Professionals, 7(4), 14-31. (Scopus Indexed)

3. Johri, R., Misra, R.K. & Bhattacharjee, S. (2016). Work passion: Construction of reliable and valid measurement scale in Indian context. Global Business Review, Vol 17 (3S) – 147S-158S.  Sage Publication (Scopus Indexed)

4. Misra, R.K. & Mishra, P. (2016). Entrepreneurial attitude orientation and employability: mediating role of entrepreneurial personality. International Journal of Management Practice, 9(1), 72-90.  (Scopus Indexed)   Inderscience Journal.

5. Wahi, A.K. & Misra, R.K. (2016) Success in the Web 2.0 ecosystem: Exploring the State and Determinants in Indian Businesses. International Journal of E-Business Research, 12(1), pp.19-42.    (Scopus Indexed)

6. Wahi, A.K, Misra, R.K. and Shakeel, M. (2016). Why Should Indian Businesses Transition To Enterprise 2.0?  Info : The journal of policy, regulation and strategy for telecommunications, information and media, Vol18(1), pp.31-55. – Emerald Journal (Scopus Indexed)

7. Khare, A, Misra, R.K. et.al. (2012). Exploiting Mobile Technology for Supply Chain Integration in Indian Retail. Journal of Asia-Pacific Business, Vol.13, 177-202. (Taylor and Francis Publication) (Scopus Indexed)

8. Wahi, A.K., Medury, Y. & Misra, R.K. (2015). Big Data: Enabler or Challenge for Enterprise 2.0. International Journal of Service Science, Management, Engineering, and Technology, Vol 6(2), pp. 1-17.

9. Wahi, A.K., Medury, Y. & Misra, R.K. (2014). Social Media: The Core of Enterprise 2.0. International Journal of Service Science, Management, Engineering, and Tech., 5(3), pp. 1-15.

10. Misra, R.K. and co-authors. (2005). Organizational Citizenship: A Scale validation. Pfeiffer Annual 2005, Vol.2, Consulting. New York: John Wiley & Sons.

11. Misra, R.K., and co-authors (2003). Ten P’s: Assessing Corporate Excellence. Annual 2003 vol. 2. John Wiley & sons Inc.


Papers In Refereed National Journals:

12. Pandey, R. and Misra R.K. (2015). Identifying Managerial competencies in the Indian Banking industry. Journal of Strategic Human Resource Management, Vol. 4(1), 24-30.

13.  Sharma, P.K. and Misra, R.K. (2015). The employee retention scale for Indian information technology (IT) company employees: The study of reliability. International Journal of Interdisciplinary and Multidisciplinary Studies, Vol 2, No.5, 161-164.

14. Patnaik, S. and Misra, R.K. (2015). Impact of workplace training and developmental value on employee retention among information technology professionals. AIMS Journal of Management, Vol 1(1), pp. 59-69.

15. Johri, R. and Misra R.K. (2014). Self-Efficacy, Work Passion and Well-being: A Proposed Theoretical Framework. The IUP Journal of Soft Skill, Vol 8 (4), pp20.   

16. Johri, R. and Misra R.K. (2014) .Work passion: Conceptualization of an emerging concept in India. I-Manager’s Journal of Management, Vol. 9 (3), pp. (21-30).

17. Pattnaik, S. & Misra, R.K. (2014). Employer Attractiveness: A Conceptual Framework and Scale Development. Indian Journal of Industrial Relations, Vol. 50(2), 318-327.

18. Misra, R. K. & Mishra, P. (2011). Employability Skills: A Conceptual Framework and Scale Development. Indian Journal of Industrial Relations, Vol. 46(4), 650-660.

19. Misra, R.K., & co-authors. (2003). Organizational Citizenship Behavior: A Conceptual framework and Scale development. Indian Journal of Industrial Relations vol.39, No.2, October 2003.

20. Misra, R.K., and co-author, A. K. (2003). Purchase Decision Involvement: An Exploratory Study on Consumer Values. Management & Labor Studies, 28(3), August, pp 271-277.

21. Misra, R.K. and co-author (2002). Organizational Development: Theory to Practice. Productivity Journal of National Productivity Council of India. 43 (1), April – June, 94-98.

22. Misra, R.K., and co-authors (2002) Corporate Excellence: A Conceptual framework and scale development. Indian Journal of Industrial Relations, January, 37(3).

23.  Misra, R. K. and co-author (2001). Knowledge creation and management. Productivity Journal of National Productivity council, 42(3), October - December.

24. Misra, R. K., et. al. (2001). Human functional states: an exploratory study of performance and role stress in power plant. Management and Labor Studies, 26(2) April 79-90.



25. Pandey, R. and Misra R.K. (2014). Organizational Culture: An exploratory study in the Indian Banking Sector. International conference on Management Practices and Research – 25th July 2014.   

26. Johari, R., Yadav, J, and Mishra, R.K. (2012). Passion for Work leads to Success. Published in Proceedings of Conference titled, “FOBE”- 2012, (International Conference on Facets of Business Excellence: Beyond Norms - Thinking out of the box), 29 Nov-3rd Dec 2012.

27. Yadav, J., Johari, R. And Mishra, R.K. (2012). A Systematic Review of Employee Well-being. Published in Proceedings of conference titled, "International Conference on Leadership in Business and Management for Sustainable Global Economy", 2-3 November 2012.

28. Misra, P. & Misra, R.K. (2007). Entrepreneurial leadership and organizational effectiveness. Abstract published  in 12th International Colliquium: Asia-Pacific Researchers in Organization Studies to be held at MDI – Gurgaon in December 2007.

29. Misra, R.K. (2007). Psychological correlates of career effectiveness: A study of corporate executives in India. Abstract published in Conference proceedings of International Academy of Management & Business, IAMB 2007, Las Vegas, USA, January 28-31, 2007. Chairing an HR Session.

30. Misra, R. K. (2007). Modern Practices being evolved for Civilian /Other Services & Emerging Techniques Affecting HRD. Published in conference proceedings of India Army titled, ” HRD & Man Management in Changing Environment in the Indian Army held on 15-16 Oct 2007, in Army Air Defence College, Gopalpur Orissa, India.

31. Misra, R.K. (2005). Career Effectiveness: Implications for organizational performance. Published in conference proceedings of APROS 11, Victoria University Melbourne, Australia, December 4-7, 2005.

32. Misra, R.K. (2001). Human Resource Management in Virtual Organization in PIMR- National Conference 2001: People, Processes and Organization held on 30 – 31 January 2001 in Prestige Institute of Management and Research Indore.




33. Goyal, R., Misra, A.K. and Misra R.K. (2003). Customer Relationship management in Banks. In U. Dhar, S. Dhar and R. Agarwal (Eds.) Changing Trends in Management: Challenges and Opportunities, Chapter 38, pp. 339-345. Excel Books – New Delhi.

34. Misra, A. K. and Misra, R. K. (2002). Customer Orientation and Emotional Intelligence: An Empirical Study on Insurance Agents. In Dhar U., Dhar S. and Srivastava M. (Editors) Local Champions To Global Masters: Mobilizing For Growth. Excel Books. New Delhi. Chapter 35, pp 306-318.

35. Misra, R. K. (2001). Managing human resources in virtual organizations. In U. Dhar, S. Dhar, S.S. Bhakar and P. Mishra (Eds.), Organizational challenges: insights and solutions. New Delhi: Excel Books.


36. Misra, R.K. (2014). Performance Management Fiasco (A). European Case Clearing House- Registration No: 414-115-1.

37. Misra, R.K. (2014). Adhereing or Breaking Rules!! European Case Clearing House – Reference No: 414-116-1.

38. Misra, R.K. & Misra, P. (2008). Unnatural Death of Beta India Limited. European Case Clearing House. Reference No: 408-055-1.

39. Misra, R.K. & Misra, P. (2008). Re-surgence of Auto India Limited. Reference No: 408-054-1 Case published by European Case Clearing House, Cranefield United Kingdom.

40. Dhar, S., Johri, S., Misra, R. K., Jain, M., & Dhar, U. (2004). “Sailing through rough waters!” European Case Clearing House.

41. Dhar, S., Johri, S., Misra, R. K., Jain, M., & Dhar, U. (2004). “Exit of  Reddy”. European Case Clearing House.

42. Dhar, S., Johri, S., Misra, R. K., Jain, M., & Dhar, U. (2004). “Variable Pay Hike”. European Case Clearing House.


Teaching Note:

43. Misra, R.K. (2014). Performance Management Fiasco (A). Teaching Note - European Case Clearing House - Reference No: 414-115-8.

44. Misra, R.K. (2014). Adhereing or Breaking Rules!! Teaching Note - European Case Clearing House - Reference No: 414-116-8.

45. Misra, R.K. (2008). Teaching Note: Unnatural Death for Beta India Limited. ECCH Case Clearing House, Cranefield United Kingdom.

46. Misra, R.K. & Misra, P. (2008). Teaching Note : Re-surgence of Auto India Limited. Reference No: 408-054-1 Case published by European Case Clearing House, Cranefield United Kingdom.


47. Misra, R.K. (2008). Talent on demand: Managing in the Age of Uncertainty by Peter Cappelli (2008), Harvard Business Press, MA: Boston, pp-281, Price $29.95 (Hard cover). Parikalpana – KIIT Journal of Management, Vol 5(1&2).

48. Misra, R. K. (2000). Nurturing Change through your Human Assets: Optimizing Organizational Challenges in the New Millennium by Madhurendra K. Verma (2000), New Delhi: Response Books, pp-340, Price Rs. 285 (paper back). Prestige Journal of Management October 2000.



  •  Organized International Conference on Advances in Management and Technology 2015 (jointly organized with University of Nebraska Omaha and Jaypee Business School, Noida) at Jaypee Business School, Noida during December 18-20, 2015.
  • Cabinet Secretariat -Performance Management Division –– Govt of India - 1 days workshop on Result Framework Development An Instrument for Improving Government Performance - on 22 February 2011.
  • Cabinet Secretariat -Performance Management Division –– Govt of India  - 2 days workshop on Citizen’s / Client’s Charter and Result Framework Development for SEVOTTAM (Improving Service Quality) for Various Departments of Government of India on 21-22 September 2010.
  • 3 days Training of Trainers organized by UNICEF, WHO and NACO on 1-3 November 2009, for Prevention of Parent to Child Transmission of HIV/AIDS for imparting training to Healthcare professionals in Orissa.  
  • One day National Seminar on, “Role of Teacher’s in Professional education in changing scenario, organized by KIIT University, Bhubaneswar, on 19th October 2008.




  • Ms. Rupali Johri –Effect of Self-efficacy and Perceived organizational Support on Employee Work Passion and Career Satisfaction. JIIT University.
  • Mr. Salila Pattanik, Effect of Employer Branding on Employee Engagement: A Study of Indian IT Services Companies, KIIT University Bhubaneswar.
  • Ms. Sasmita Rani Samanta, “Soft Competency in Corporate Management”, awarded from KIIT University, Bhubaneswar India as Co-supervisor.


  • Mr. Ashok K. Wahi – Enterprise 2.0: State of Readiness, Measure of Success and Business Benefits . JIIT University.
  • Mr. Praveen Sharma –Employee Engagement and Retention: A Study of Software Professionals. JIIT University.


  • Ms. Jyoti Yadav, Employee Well-being and its Outcomes. JIIT University. 
  • Ms. Rina Pandey – Competency Identification in Banking Industry, JIIT University.


  • ½ day workshop on Survey Development for Executives of IMRB – Delhi office on 16th May 2015.
  • 3 days MDP on “Leading to Business Excellence” from 10-12 Dec 2010 for corporate executives.
  • ½ day session on HRM perspectives for HIV Aids Programmes officials of Orissa on 5th March 2010 under Training for Project Management skills.
  • 5 days Prevention of Parent-to-child Transmission of HIV Aids programme enhancing AIDS awareness among doctors, nursing staff, and pathologists of new Integrated Counseling and testing Centers (ICTC) in Bolangir, Orissa sponsored by UNICEF from 21-25 November 2009.
  • ½ day workshop on Stress Management on 8th September 2009 at Madhusudan Das Academy of Financial Management for Senior Officers of Orissa State Financial Services.
  • ½ day training session on “Organizational Culture and Productivity” on 7th November 2008, at State Institute of Rural Development conceptualized by National Institute of Rural Development, Hyderabad for NGO’s and DRDA leaders.
  • 2 days executive development programme for middle management on “Learning Organization for Business Success” on 21-22 June 2008 in Hotel Holiday Resort, Puri.
  • ½ day workshop on “Team Building” for Entry level executives of National Aluminum Company (NALCO) on 29th April 2008.
  • 3 days Management Development Programme titled, “Leadership and Team Building” at Toshali Resorts International Puri Orissa India from 11th – 13th October 2004 for Senior Management Group.



  • Conducted one Week Research Competency Development Programme on Business Research and Analytics from June 20-25, 2016 at Jaypee Business School, Noida.
  • Conducted one Week Research Competency Development Programme from September 14-19, 2015 at Jaypee Business School, Noida.




  • Expert Panel Member: Employee Engagement - HR Initiative – Internal Assessment for ONGC meeting held in New Delhi – 17 January 2015 and Nov 16, 2015.
  • Keynote speaker for the National Conference organized by NIPM Dehradun Chapter and ONGC on 12-13 December 2014 on Emerging Leadership Paradigms.
  • Session Chair on Harvesting Talent. In third Consecutive One Day HR National Seminar-2014 on Optimum Talents for Indian Corporates through 3H factors {harvest? harmony- harness}  - 15 November 2014.
  • Session Chair on Human Resource Management and Organizational Behavior in International Conference on Global Performance Challenges – Building and sustaining Competitiveness, 11-12 September 2014. Amity University – Gurgaon, Haryana.



  • Career Award for Young Teachers by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE – New Delhi), Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India in 2003-04.  This award entitles an awardee to avail the project grant of Rs. 10.5 lacs over a period of three years. Research project titled, “Career Effectiveness: An Empirical Study of Career Development Practices in Corporate Sector”. 



  •  Session Chair, - One Day National Seminar on Optimum Talents for Indian corporates through 3h factors {Harvest?Harmony?Harness} - Accurate Institute of Management and Technology – Greater Noida – Nov 15, 2014.
  • Session Chair – Two day International Conference on Global Performance Management Challenges : Building Sustainable Competitiveness- Amity Business School, Amity University – Manesar – Sept 12-13 – 2014.
  • 1 day workshop on Survey Development by DCRET, Sonepat, Haryana, on 27 January 2012.
  • Invited as Session chairperson in a 2 days HR Summit 2010 organized by CIMAGE, Patna, Bihar on 11-12th May 2010 on the topic “Beyond Layoffs: Innovative ways to engage employees and boost productivity”. 
  • Invited as Session chairperson in a one day national seminar on HR Practices for Competitive Advantage in Services Sector on 30th January 2010 organized by Srusti Academy of Management, Bhubaneswar. 
  • Invited to deliver talk on “Man-management in Civilian Global Organizations” HRD Conference organized by Indian Army at Army-Air Defense College Gopalpur, Orissa on15-16th October 2007 for the Indian Army Generals and heads of formations both current and retired.
  • Invited for Valedictory Address in One Day National Seminar “Role of HRD in Changing Business Scenario” Organized by NIPM on 9th September 2006.
  • Invited for a talk in NIPM Utkal Chapter, executive committee meeting held on 30th July 2006.




  • Life member Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE).
  • Advisory Board member of IAMB, Maryland, USA and member of Editorial Committee of International Journal of Management.
  • Life member National HRD Network Hyderabad
  • Special Invitee to Executive Committee of NIPM Bhubaneswar Chapter for 2006-2009.
  • Corporate Member of NIPM Utkal Chapter