Dr Ayatakshee Sarkar

Dr Ayatakshee Sarkar

Qualification : Mphil, PhD (Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai)

Email : ayatakshee@xlri.ac.in, ayatakshee@gmail.com

Functional Area : Organizational Behaviour

Languages Known : English, Hindi, Bengali

Professional Software Knowledge : Microsoft office; SPSS, SmartPLS

Brief Profile  

Recipient of UN PRME scholarship, New York, USA

Visiting Research Fellow at Cambridge Judge Business School, UK.

Recipient of Fetzer MSR (Management, Spirituality and Religion) Scholarship, Academy of Management, USA.

Full-Term Doctoral Fellow, Indian Council of Social Science Research.


Experience Detail  

Employment History

XLRI, Jamshedpur, Assistant Professor, July 2022- present


Dr Ayatakshee Sarkar

Dr Ayatakshee Sarkar

Achievements and Research Interest/Area of Research Interests

Academic Distinction (Awards and Scholarships)

  1. Scholarship recipient of UN PRME, UK 2023
  2. Visiting Fellow (Researcher) at Judge Business School, University of Cambidge, UK, Sep-Dec 2022.
  3. Fetzer MSR (Management, Spirituality and Religion) scholarship to attend the prestigious conference held by the Academy of Management, 2021.
  4. Full-Term Doctoral Fellowship, Indian Council of Social Science Research, 2019-2020.
  5. Young Research Grant for carrying out fieldwork, TISS Mumbai, 2017

Adminstrative Distinction

Other Achievements


Microaggression; Incivility; Harrasment; Bullying; Coping mechanisms; Humanistic approaches; Creativity and Innovation; Conflict and Negotiation; Leadership; Spirituality; Qualitative methods



Faculty Development Programs Attended

  • Workshop on Partial Least Square Structural Equation Modeling using SmartPLS, Organised by Manav Utthan Society (MUS), India with the support of SmartPLS GmbH, Germany. June 26th-30th, 2021.

Courses Taught

Consultancy Undertaken

In-Company Programs

  • NTPC, 2023


Journal Articles-Refereed

  1. Roy, M, Sarkar, A. (2024) Craft approach to work: a humanist model of work in organizations. Management Review Quarterly
  2. Sarkar, A. (2024) Self-dignity amidst adversity: a review of coping strategies in the face of workplace toxicity. Management Review Quarterly.
  3. Sarkar, A. (2024) Restoring Human Dignity: Exploring Restorative Practices to Address Workplace Incivility Among Indian Professionals. Journal of Management, Spirituality & Religion
  4. Sarkar, A., Garg, N., Srivastava, D. K., & Punia, B. K. (2023). Can Gratitude Counter Workplace Toxicity? Exploring the Mediating Role of Psychological Capital (PsyCap). Business Perspectives and Research, 22785337221148300. 
  5. Sarkar, A, Garg, N  & Palo, S (2022) Workplace spirituality and Psychological Capital (PsyCap) of the Employees: A Cross-sectional Study. Global Business Review
  6. Sarkar, A (2022). Rethinking Management Education for Sustainable Happiness and Wellbeing: Interview with Dr Saamdu Chetri. University News. Special Issue on Realizing SDGs through Higher Education Institutions.
  7. Sarkar, A., & Garg, N. (2021). A multilevel model exploring the relationships between individual spirituality, spiritual climate, and nonviolent work behaviour. Conflict Resolution Quarterly
  8. Sarkar, A. (2021). Deconstructing ahimsa at the workplace: its relevance and significance. South Asian Journal of Business Studies
  9. Sarkar, A. (2021). Nonviolence at Workplace: The Way to Happiness and Wellbeing: Interview with Dr Saamdu Chetri, as the Former Head of GNH Centre. South Asian Journal of Human Resources Management.
  10. Sarkar, A., & Garg, N. (2020). “Peaceful workplace” only a myth? Examining the mediating role of psychological capital on spirituality and nonviolent behaviour at the workplace. International Journal of Conflict Management.
  11. Garg, N., & Sarkar, A. (2020). Vitality among university students: exploring the role of gratitude and resilience. Journal of Organizational Effectiveness: People and Performance
  12. Sarkar, A. (2018). Leadership Role in Instilling Workplace Spirituality in Organizations. PURUSHARTHA-A journal of Management, Ethics and Spirituality. Indexed in Scopus Elsevier, Google Scholar, Included in UGC CARE List of Journals


Published Research Monographs

Scholarly Books

Chapters in Scholarly books

  • Sarkar, A & Palo, S. Nonviolence behaviour at the workplace: Myth of reality? Book: Mishra, S. K., & Varma, A. (Eds.). (2019). Spirituality in Management: Insights from India. Palgrave Studies in Indian Management in association with the Indian Academy of Management. Palgrave Macmillan Publisher

Conference Proceedings-Refereed

Paper Presentations-Refereed

  • Poster Presentation on the role of nonviolence at the workplace, presented at the 24th International Congress of Vedanta, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth USA, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, Jan 10th-12th, 2020.
  • An empirical investigation on the role of gender in influencing nonviolence behaviour at the workplace was presented at the International Conference on Changing Contours of Women’s Paid and Unpaid Work held on 12th-13th July 2018, TISS Mumbai.
  • Can spirituality be in the ‘left side’ of psycap: Age as a moderator in the association between spirituality and psycap’? Paper presented at 5th biennial Conference at Indian Academy of Management held on Dec 18th-20th 2017 at Indian Institute of Management, Indore. (with Prof Sasmita Palo)
  • Leadership role in instilling workplace spirituality values in an organization-a conceptual framework’. Paper presented in International Conference on Spirituality and Skill for Leadership and Sustainable Management held at SMS Varanasi, India on Feb 17-18th, 2017. (Best Paper Award)

Text Books

Research Report

Working paper

Key note presentation

  • Keynote speaker at Grey HR. Topic: Mental Health of employees, 2022
  • Resource Person. (Invited speaker). 7-Day Capacity Building and Skills Enhancement Programme for Teachers and Students, Dept. of English, Gulbarga University. 14th June, 2020-20th June 2020.

Published articles in newspapers/magazines

Cases developed for Teaching purpose

Other Professional Activities

Achievements in Professional activities

Chairperson/Co-Chairperson in conferences

Co-ordinating/Organizing Workshop/Conferences /MDPs

Contribution towards Institution building/ development/ services such as Chairperson (Placement) etc

Guide/evaluator/ examiner at doctoral research level

Invited to deliver Keynote addresses/ speeches

Resource Person (Invited Speaker). Research Methodology, Jai Hind College, Mumbai, Jan 20th-Feb 3rd, 2023

Resource Person (Invited Speaker: Podcast Series). Psychological Safety. Hosted by Greytip Software Pvt. Ltd., Nov 2022

Resource Person (Invited Speaker: Podcast Series). Workplace Wellbeing. Hosted by Greytip Software Pvt. Ltd, April 28th, 2022 


Membership of Professional Bodies

Participation in Workshops/Conferences/Forums/ Meetings etc

Teaching with cases, Offered by Harvard Business Publishing Education and the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, June 14-15, 2023 (in person seminar)

Professional Services such as Member/Editor of Editorial Board/ Advisory Committee etc

Reviewer/Referee in Journals/ Conferences etc

Visiting Faculty

Research Project Undertaken