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Ajinkya Navare

Assistant Professor

Management & Society
Research Lead – Center for Wisdom in Leadership

Ajinkya Navare holds a Ph.D. from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, with a research focus on Spirituality in Workplace and Positive Psychology. He embarked on his career in academics in 2012 and has expanded his research and teaching engagements with leading management institutions in India.

His research interests are anchored on topics including Karma Yoga, Workplace Spirituality and Positive Psychology, with his intellectual contributions in journal publications, book publications, and conference presentations. His research efforts have been recognised and acclaimed.

He has been honoured with ‘Best Paper Award’ by INDAM and IISc, respectively and ‘Most Cited Paper Award’ by Wiley. He is a faculty in the area of Management & Society at SPJIMR.

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Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay   

Ph.D., 2019
Focus: Karma Yoga: Conceptualization, Scale Development, and the Implications on Spirituality and Positive Psychological Outcomes at the Workplace

University of Mumbai    

MMS, 2011
Major: Marketing

University of Mumbai   

BCom, 2008
Major: Accounting & Finance


    Karma Yoga

    Workplace Spirituality

    Positive Psychology


    Navare, A., Dagar, C., Pandey, A. (2020). How Yoga-Based Practices Build Altruistic Behaviour? Examining the Role of Subjective Vitality, Self-transcendence, and Psychological Capital. Journal of Business Ethics, 175(1), Pages 191-206. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10551-020-04654-7

    Navare, A., Lyndon, S., Pandey, A. (2020). Shared leadership and team creativity: Investigating the role of cognitive trust and team learning through mixed method approach. Personnel Review, 49(9), pp. 1805-1822.

    Navare, A., Pandey, A., Chandwani, R. (2018). How can mindfulness enhance moral reasoning? An examination using business school students. Business Ethics: A European Review.


    Navare, A., Pandey, A. (2018). Paths of Yoga: Perspective for Workplace Spirituality. The Palgrave Handbook of Workplace Spirituality and Fulfilment (pp. pp.101-126). Springer International Publishing. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/327230644_Paths_of_Yoga_Perspective_for_Work place_Spirituality


    Navare, A. (Author), Academy of Management Annual Meeting, “Indian Worldview and its Implications for Management Scholarship and Practices.,” Academy of Management, Vancouver, Canada. (August 2020).

    Navare, A. (Presenter), Indian Academy of Management Conference, “Karma Yoga: A Vedantic View of Workplace Spirituality and Its Positive Psychological Outcomes,” Indian Institute of Management – IIM, Tiruchirappalli, India. (January 2020).

    Navare, A. (Presenter), The Consortium of Students in Management Research (COSMAR), “Karma Yoga: Conceptualization, Scale Development and The Implications on Workplace Spirituality,” Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India. (December 2018).

    Navare, A. (Author), Academy of Management Annual Meeting, “How Yoga Based Practices Result in Human Flourishing?” Academy of Management, Chicago, USA. (August 2018).

    Navare, A. (Author), Academy of Management Annual Meeting, “What has Yoga got to do with Positive Psychology? A Study of the Connections and Associated Mechanism,” Academy of Management, Atlanta, USA. (August 2017).

    Navare, A., Pandey, A., Chandwani, R., Academy of Management, “Enhancing Moral Reasoning (in Business School): A Mindfulness Perspective” (2017).

    Navare, A. (Presenter), Pan IIM Conference, “Karma Yoga: The Indian Psycho-Philosophical Perspective for Spirituality at Work,” IIM Ahmedabad, Ahmedabad, India. (December 2016).

    Navare, A. (Presenter), Academy of Management Annual Meeting, “Enhancing Moral Reasoning (in Business School): A Mindfulness Perspective,” Academy of Management, Vancouver, Canada. (August 2015).


    Professional Service

    Best Paper in MSR Track, Indian Academy of Management (INDAM) conference. (January 2020). Best Paper of the Conference, South Asian Journal of Business Studies. (January 2020)

    Most Cited Paper, Wiley. (December 2019)

    Best Paper in HR Track, IISc Bangalore. (December 2018)


    S. P. Jain Institute of Management & Research, Mumbai (Dec 2021 – now)

    Assistant Professor

    Indian Institute of Management Jammu. (Aug 2020 – Dec 2021)

    Assistant Professor


    Government, Jammu & Kashmir Public Works Department, Jammu, India. (August 2020 – January 2021)


    FDP, KJ Somaiya Institute of Management Research, Mumbai. (October 14, 2019 – October 16, 2019)


    Science of Spirituality

    Happiness Development

    Organizational Behavior

    Quantitative Research Techniques

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