A rich and lively student-teacher interaction is at the heart of SPJIMR's success. Our faculty members are known to be great teachers, who can bring alive the subject, encourage critical thinking and offer a wider, holistic perspective that is critical in today's complex business environment.

Our faculty members are drawn from academia, industry, government sector and non-profits. Collectively, they bring in a wide range of experience in building and delivering knowledge and skills to prepare participants for leadership roles.

The teaching-learning process at SPJIMR is vastly enriched by a series of non-classroom initiatives through which our faculty help build among participants the right attitudes to enable them lead with purpose, meaning and with an idea of service to society.

The average experience of the core faculty is over 18 years, with several who have come to academics after years of experience as practitioners. In addition, we have around 20 adjunct faculty and several more visiting faculty who engage with participants of various courses.


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Snehal Shah

Organisation & Leadership Studies
Associate Dean - Academics & Research

Dr. Shah has 18 years of work experience in the areas of Organization Behavior and Strategic HR across three domains - Teaching, Research and Consulting. A Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University, she has worked with companies such as Bank of America and Nortel Networks in the US. After spending 17 years in academia and corporate America, she returned to India. She conitnued her teaching and consulting career at the School of Inspired Leadership, Gurgaon and lead the HR Specialization for MBA students. Under her leadership, the HR Leadership Program won the Gamechanger & Most Innovative award presented by the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM). Subsequently, she joined SP Jain Institute of Management and Research (SPJIMR) in Mumbai. Currently she is the Chairperson of the Fellow Programme in Management (FPM), Head Research Initiatives and Professor of Organization Behavior.


Snehal Shah

Organisation & Leadership Studies
Associate Dean - Academics & Research

SP Jain Institute of Management & Research (SPJIMR) - April, 2016 to Present                                                                                                                                                                                               

Member, Managing Committee. Top Leadership Team at the Institute

Head, Research

Chairperson, Fellow Programme in Management

Professor, Organization Behaviour & Human Resources

I2V Solutions, “Enabler of Research Driven HR Strategy” - June, 2014 to March, 2016

Founder and CEO     

  • Consulting projects with Large Public and Private Sector organization in the area of Case Writing, HR Analytics and HR Strategy
  • Visiting Faculty at SOIL teaching Global HR Strategy

School of Inspired Leadership (SOIL) - January, 2011 to May 2014

Professor and Chief Researcher of Human Resources and Organization Behavior

  • Taught Personality Development Sessions on “Creativity” at Milan Institute of Polytechnique, Italy
  • Designed and Delivered MBA level courses such as: Organization Behavior, Global Human Resources (Cross Cultural Connectedness), Appreciative Inquiry, Organization Development and Strategic Human Resources
  • Conducted research in the area of Inspired Leadership and the interface between Spirituality and Business
  • Contributed to SOIL HR Consulting/Executive Education projects in the capacity of a Coach, Facilitator & Cross-Culture Thought Leader. Conducted workshops on topics such as High Performing Teams, HR Analytics and Change Management
  • Presented papers and thought articles in Conferences & National Level Associations
  • Provided leadership to design, deliver and deploy an industry-ready, learning outcome-based curriculum for the Human Resource Leadership Program at SOIL.

Bank of America, Charlotte, NC - 2007 - 2009

Vice President, Leadership Development

  • Developed model to assess organization culture, specifically to help integrate cultures across three mergers (Bank of America with LaSalle, Countrywide and Merrill Lynch)
  • Evaluated impact of senior leadership development programs, in order to enhance program effectiveness
  • Participated in design, content and delivery of senior leader pipeline and transition programs
  • Leveraged Attrition Analytics to proactively manage retention practices for senior leaders and expatriates
  • Led initiative to automate leadership program participant data management

ABN Amro, India - 2006 - 2007

Retention Consultant

  • Implemented Retention Management, leveraging in-depth analysis on reasons for attrition, cost of attrition and potential actions to enhance retention; customized for different levels of management.
  • Established metrics to track attrition based on regretted and non-regretted attrition
  • Enabled inclusion of attrition targets for managers at each level, to ensure successful implementation

T. V. Rao Learning Systems (TVRLS), India - 2005 - 2007

Human Resource Consultant

  • Managed the Mumbai office of TVRLS, which involved business development, client interface and conducting workshops
  • Provided consulting services for 360 Degree Feedback, Competency Mapping, Leadership Development and Change Management

McNeil Research and Evaluation Associates, Raleigh, NC - 2002 - 2005

Senior Research Associate                                                                                                                                   

  • Led projects to improve effectiveness of US Department of Labor programs
  • Prepared high visibility reports used by policy makers, and government administrators
  • Managed client interface and served as liaison with sub-contractor, Mathematica Research
  • Developed data collection instruments and used various analytical tools for complex datasets

North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC - 2000 - 2002

Adjunct Faculty, Ph.D Program                                                                                                                                  

  • Designed & Taught “Statistics and Applied Research Methods” in the Doctoral Program

Adjunct Faculty, Masters Program                                                                                                                           

  • Designed & Taught “Organizational Change and Learning”, a course focused on how organizations can better manage change and enhance their productivity through developing learning capabilities

Nortel Networks, Raleigh, NC - 1999 - 2000

HR Associate, Workforce Research and Strategy

  • Developed an attrition model based on structural equation modeling in SAS
  • Assessed the impact of an organizational change initiative for the sales force effectiveness team
  • Managed several research projects to evaluate productivity conditions, employee satisfaction and sales force effectiveness, using qualitative and quantitative research techniques

Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA - 1994 - 1997

Teaching Instructor                                                                                                        

  • Introduction to Organization Behavior: an undergraduate course
  • Organization Management: Taught specific sessions on organizational change
  • Consultant, Organization Development (for Healthcare Industry)
  • Assessed the effectiveness of “empowerment” for a 5000 bed hospital facility in terms of improvement in quality of care, patient satisfaction and nurse professionalism

Coordinator, Asia Projects, External Affairs Office  - 1994 - 1995

  • Developed plans to market the executive education program in India
  • Coordinated promotional activities to forge partnerships with business communities in India and SE Asia

GCMMF (India’s largest marketing organization for dairy products), India - 1992 - 1993

Senior Officer, Human Resources                                                                                                                                                                       

  • Proposed changes to the Performance Appraisal System, which were adopted by top management
  • Designed a comprehensive training program for marketing and sales force
  • Revised employee-related policies and complied service rules
  • Provided counseling services to employees


Research & Publications

Snehal Shah

Organisation & Leadership Studies
Associate Dean - Academics & Research

Professional Recognition

  • Best Paper Award for Innovative Research in 3rd Conference organised by Aston India Centre for Applied Research held at Aston University, Birmingham, England in 2019
  • Academic Game Changer Award for the Best HR Program in the Country – School Of Inspired Leadership
  • Special recognition for Excellence in Project Performance, Nortel Networks
  • Client Satisfaction Award for project management, McNeil Research and Evaluation Associates

Publications and Presentations (See Appendix 1)

  • Journal of Management Information Systems (JMIS)
  • Equality Diversity & Inclusion (EDI)
  • Journal of Management Development (JMD)
  • Journal of Applied Psychology (JAP)
  • Journal of Organization Behavior (JOB)
  • Book Chapters and Newspaper Articles
  • Paper presentations in International and National Conferences

Appendix 1

  • Haldar A., Datta S., & Shah S. (2020) Tokenism or Realism? Gender inclusion lens for corporate boards and  ownership structure in India. Equality Diversity & Inclusion (EDI). Emerald Publishing.
  • Jha, A. K., Shah, S. (2019). Social Influence on Future Review Sentiments: An Appraisal-Theoretic View. Journal of Management Information Systems 36 (2), 610-638
  • Tahora, S.; Shah, S. (2019). Vedanta Philosophy’s Contribution to Wisdom Development for Leadership: Grounding Indian Practical Wisdom in Higher Knowledge and Purpose. Book Chapter in ‘Applying Wisdom to Contemporary World Problems’; Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Shah, S.; Machado, N; Gauda, J.; Agarwal, V. (2017). Balancing Engagement and Innovation at Bharat Petroleum. Ivey Case Study Publishing, HBSP.
  • Shah, S.; Jha, A. (2017). Co-opetition as a framework for technology start-ups. Asian Management Insights. Publication of Singapore Management University, Singapore
  • Banerjee, R.; Puliyel, T.; Shah, S. (2017). How can Indian Organizations become Innovative. Report proceedings of SPJIMR Business Academia Conclave
  • Haldar A., Shah S. & Datta S. (2016) Social psychology of Corporate Governance in India: Implications for diversity. Proc. of 26th Annual Conference of the National Academy of Psychology, IIT Madras, December 2016. 
  • Shah, S. (2014); Sachdev, A. How to develop spiritual awareness in the organization: lessons from the Indian yogic philosophy. Journal of Management Development
  • Shah, S; Todi, Nupur (2012). A Myth or A Cure? Compassionate Leadership in the Workplace. A Thought Paper for the CII Conference on Compassionate Leadership, Hyderabad
  • Shah, Snehal (2000). “India: Caste, Commitments and Change?” Book Chapter in “International Psychological Contracts”: Sage Publication.
  • Rousseau, D.; Tijoriwala-Shah, S. (1999). “It Takes a Good Reason to Change the Psychological Contract”. Journal of Applied Psychology
  • Rousseau, D.; Tijoriwala-Shah, S. (1997). “Measuring Psychological Contracts” Journal of Organization Behavior
  • Rousseau, D.; Shah, S. (1996) “Perceived legitimacy and Unilateral Psychological Contract Changes”. Presented at SIOP conference (Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology) at San Diego, 1996.
Additional Information

Snehal Shah

Organisation & Leadership Studies
Associate Dean - Academics & Research



Journal of Management Development

AWeshkar, Wellingkar Institute of Management


Conference Presentations (Sample)

Jha, A.; Shah, S. (2017). Influencing the Influencers: Impact of Past Reviews on Online Product Review Sentiments. INFORMS Marketing Science Conference, June, 2017

Haldar, A.; Shah, S.; Datta, S. (2016).  Social psychology of Corporate Governance in India: Implications for diversity. 26th Annual Conference of NAOP, 2016

Shah, S.; Rousseau, D.; Babcock, L; Taylor, L. (1996). “The Role of Psychological Contracts in Organizational Change”. Presented at Tilburg University, The Netherlands, 1996.

Rousseau, D.; Shah, S. (1996) “Perceived legitimacy and Unilateral Psychological Contract Changes”. Presented at SIOP conference (Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology) at San Diego, 1996.



Snehal Shah

Organisation & Leadership Studies
Associate Dean - Academics & Research

Snehal Shah

Organisation & Leadership Studies
Associate Dean - Academics & Research
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Snehal Shah

Organisation & Leadership Studies
Associate Dean - Academics & Research
Organisation & Leadership Studies
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