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Sushmita Srivastava

Associate Professor, Organisation & Leadership Studies

Sushmita Srivastava holds a Ph.D. from XLRI Xavier School of Management, Jamshedpur. Her doctoral research conceptualised the Impact of Mentoring on Role Based Performance. She has over two decades of industry experience with Tata Steel in roles pertaining to Human Resource Management. 

She joined academics in 2017 and is a faculty in the area of Organisation & Leadership Studies at SPJIMR. Her areas of core teaching interest include Industrial Relations, Talent Management, AI, Digital HR and HR Tech, HR Analytics, and Building Agile and Resilient Organisations. Her research interests are Gender and Diversity, Women empowerment, Sustainability, Sustainable Livelihood, Agri- Entrepreneurship, and Farmer Producer Companies.

She has made intellectual contributions through authoring a book as well as book chapters, publications in journals and periodicals, as well as conference presentations. She co-authored a book, “Shapers of Business Institutions – How Kiran Mazumdar Shaw Fermented Biocon,” in 2020.

She has conducted Management Development Programmes for clients in Mumbai and Delhi on subjects related to managerial and leadership effectiveness.


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XLRI – Xavier School of Management, Jamshedpur   

Ph.D., 2014
Focus: Human Resource Management, Impact of Mentoring on Role-Based Performance

The Indian Society for Training and Development, New Delhi

Diploma in Training & Development, 2002 (Gold Medalist)

Xavier Institute of Social Service (XISS), Ranchi 

Post Graduate Diploma, 1988
Major: Personnel Management & Industrial Relations

St. Xavier’s College, Ranchi   

BA, (History Hons) 1986


    Coaching & Mentoring

    Agility & Resilience

    HR Technology and Digital HR

    Strategic HRM

    Talent Management

    Learning & Development

    Diversity & Inclusion

    Gender Diversity on Boards

    Women Empowerment

    Impact on Sustainability

    Sustainable Livelihood


    Farmer Producer Companies


    Shyam, KC., Srivastava, S., John., L., (2023). BAEL: Can pivoting to blockchain help the early-stage agritech startup in India? Asian Case Research Journal, Vol. 27, No. 03, pp. 193-212. World Scientific. https://doi.org/10.1142/S0218927523500116

    Mody, P., Srivastava, S., & KC, S. (2023). Paani Foundation: A Gamified Approach to Water Crisis in Rural India. Asian Journal of Management Cases, 0(0). https://doi.org/10.1177/09728201231191349

    Shyam, KC., Srivastava, S. (2023). Ambuja Cement: Gender diversity challenges in the cement industry. Case Research Journal, North American Case Research Association (NACRA)

    Gupta, A., Haldar, A. and Srivastava, S. (2022), “Pandemic transitions: impact on business school campus recruitments”, International Journal of Organizational Analysis, Emerald Publishing Limited. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJOA-07-2022-3344

    Link to Google Scholar


    Jayakumar, T., Srivastava, S. (2019). Walmart’s Flipkart Acquisition: A Showstopper Deal? (pp. 15 pages). Ivey Publishing.  https://www.iveycases.com/ProductView.aspx?id=106017

    Srivastava, S., Pathak, A. A. (2018). IndCo: Challenges of Designing and Implementing Customized Training. Ivey Publishing. https://www.iveycases.com/ProductView.aspx?id=95815


    Srivastava, S., Gopalakrishnan, R. (2020). How Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw ‘Fermented’ Biocon. Rupa Publications India. https://www.amazon.in/How-Kiran-Mazumdar-Shaw-Fermented- Biocon/dp/935333852.

    Srivastava, S., (2016) Development of a Unique Conceptual Framework on Mentor-Mentee Pairing in the Indian Context, Indian Journal of Training and Development. https://www.istd.in/files/reports/ISTD-Annual-Report-2016-17.pdf

    Srivastava, S., M G, J. (2013). The Pivotal Role of Personal Learning in Institutionalizing Mentoring in Indian Corporates. Sustainability and Human Resources Development. NHRD publication.


    Srivastava, S. (Author & Presenter), 15th Equality, Diversity, Inclusion: EDI 2022 CAPE TOWN CONFERENCE, “Building a better tomorrow – How an Indian organization has broken the stereotypes in transgender hiring”. (July 22, 2022)

    Srivastava, S. (Author & Presenter), 49th IFTDO World Conference and Exhibition “Learning and Development Strategy for the Middle Management during Covid-19 : Evidence from an Engine Manufacturing Plant in India”, New Delhi. (May 19, 2022)

    Srivastava, S. (Author & Presenter), Shyam, K. C., North American Case Research Association (NACRA) 2021 Conference Online, “Ambuja Cements: Challenges of Gender Diversity in Cement Industry”, North American Case Research Association (NACRA). (October 16, 2021)

    Patra, S., Srivastava, S., Bandi, J., ISDSI, “Placement Success versus Admission Criteria in Executive MBA: A Conundrum for B School Management (Presenter – Dr. Saswat Patra),” SPJIMR, Mumbai. (December 30, 2018)

    Srivastava, S., NHRDN, “Role of Mentorship,” Kolkata. (2013)

    Srivastava, S., 12th International HRM Conference, “An exploratory study on mentoring in a large Indian Manufacturing Organization: Towards conceptualizing an Indian model on mentorship,” Management Development Institute, Gurgaon, India. (December 2012)

    Srivastava, S., 12th International HRM Conference, “Antecedents & Consequences of mentor-mentee fit in a mentoring relationship – An exploratory conceptual study”.

    Sushmita Srivastava, Prof. M. G. Exploring the link between mentor roles & mentor competencies: A proposed mentor effectiveness model,” MDI, Gurgaon. (December 2012).

    Srivastava, S., 12th International HRM Conference, “Development of a unique conceptual framework on mentor-mentee pairing in the Indian context.,” MDI, Gurgaon. (December 2012).

    “Mentoring & Coaching Relationships: An exploratory study in an Indian Corporate” Asia Academy of Management held at Macao, China in December 2010.

    Mentor-Mentee Relationships: A Qualitative Study in a large manufacturing organization” was selected as one of the Best Papers at the National Academy of Psychology (NAOP) conference at Anand in Dec. 2011

    “Mentorship: Applicability of Theory in Indian Perspective” Indian Academy of Management at XLRI in December 2009.


    Srivastava, S., Mittal, R., (2024). “The great board refresh of 2024: A reshuffling or real change for diversity?” Entrepreneur Magazine (Print Edition).

    Srivastava, S., (2023). “Navigating biases and building trust in AI”. Express Computer.

    Srivastava, S., (2023). “Can better water management lead to an increase in agricultural income? Inferences from the Lakhpati Kisan Program of Tata Trusts”. Water Age.

    Srivastava, S., (2023). “Empowered rural women as silent change agents: Learnings from the Lakhpati Kisan Program of Tata Trust“. Forbes India.

    Tanvi, M, Srivastava, S., (2022). “Learnings from the Tata Steel experience in mainstreaming Transgender employees into its workforce“. ET HR World (The Economic Times).

    Tanvi, M, Srivastava, S., (2022). “Career management 4.0: The hybrid workplace edition for Industry 4.0“. Forbes India.

    R. Gopalakrishnan, Srivastava, S., (2020). “Shaping Institutions: Breaking barriers and focus on stakeholders“. The New Indian Express.

    R. Gopalakrishnan, S., (2020). “Shaping Institutions: The Art of critical thinking“. The New Indian Express.

    Mody, P., Srivastava, S., (2018). “Where on Earth is IndiGoing?” The Economic Times.


    Changes in Recruiters’ perspective and practices towards Hiring B- School Students, due to the current Remote and Hybrid Work practices in Indian companies.

    Paani Foundation: A Gamified Approach to Water Crisis in Rural India.

    Bael: Can blockchain be a differentiator for the Early Stage Agritech Start-up in India?

    Reverse Mentoring as Digital Pathway to Growth- A Framework based approach

    Ambuja Cements: Challenges of Gender Diversity in the Cement Industry in India

    Flipkart: Emerging from a leadership crisis

    Pharm Easy: A unicorn that transacted an M&A and scaled up in Covid-19 times

    Fabindia: Weaving Ideology and Values through Human Resources

    Identification of Critical Success Factors for Entrepreneurial Success

    Sustainability initiatives of the board of directors in Indian listed companies.

    How women-led community interventions /enterprises, become Institutionalized: A Case study on Lakhpati Kisan Project at Village Tundi in Jharkhand

    Employment and Integration process of LGBT hires in Tata Steel- A case of societal transformation

    Impact of the Pandemic on the CSR initiatives at Tata Steel.

    Research on finding the linkage between the 11 core values of Baldrige and sustainability in continuous process industries


    Strategic HRM

    Talent Management

    Learning and Development

    Industrial Relations & Labour Laws

    Agile Performance Management

    International Human Resource Management

    HR Technology and Digital HRM

    Building Agile and Resilient Organization

    HR Analytics and Digital HRM

    Career Development Strategies


    Senior Assessor for Tata Business Excellence Model (TBEM )

    Best Paper Award By Women Writers (Kamla Award): IJTD



    Organisational Behaviour

    Industrial Relations

    Talent Management


    Digital HR and HR Tech

    HR Analytics

    Building Agile and Resilient Organisations


    S. P. Jain Institute of Management & Research (2017-Now)

    Associate Professor – Organisation & Leadership Studies

    Tata Steel, Jamshedpur

    Faculty and Programme Lead – Learning & Development (2013 – 2017)

    HR Business Partner, Tata Steel, Jamshedpur. (2009 – 2013)

    Sr Manager, Tata Steel, Jamshedpur. (2005 – 2009)

    Dy Manager, Manager, Tata Steel, Jamshedpur. (1999 – 2005)

    Instituted the Foreign Languages Learning Lab in Tata Steel to support its global footprints


    Competency Mapping Exercise for Executive Directors of Coal India Limited, Kolkata. (2013)


    Programme Director, Management/Executive Development, Tata – AIA,(Nov 2021 to Jan 2022)

    Management/Executive Development, HR Analytics (Nov- Dec, 2021)

    Management/Executive Development, DCM Shriram, (January 22, 2020 – January 23, 2020).

    Management/Executive Development, Learning and OD Interventions for Effective Change. (November 15, 2019 – November 16, 2019)

    Management/Executive Development, DCM Shriram,(November 12, 2019 – November 13, 2019)

    Management/Executive Development, Predictive Analytics in HR. (August 23, 2019 – August 24, 2019)

    Management/Executive Development, DCM Shriram,(August 20, 2019 – August 21, 2019)

    Management/Executive Development, DCM Shriram,(August 8, 2019 – August 9, 2019)

    Management/Executive Development, DCM Shriram, (August 5, 2019 – August 6, 2019)

    Management/Executive Development, Pidilite, (July 6, 2019 – July 11, 2019)

    Management/Executive Development, Pidilite, (July 2, 2019 – July 7, 2019)

    Management/Executive Development, Welspun India Ltd, (July 5, 2019)

    Management/Executive Development, DCM Shriram, (May 16, 2019 – May 17, 2019)

    Management/Executive Development, Biocon Ltd, (April 10, 2019)

    Management/Executive Development, SPJIMR, (March 26, 2019 – March 27, 2019)

    Management/Executive Development, Smollan India Private Limited, (October 12, 2018)

    Management/Executive Development, Smollan India Private Limited, (September 27, 2018 – September 29, 2018)

    Management/Executive Development, Smollan India Private Limited, (August 23, 2018 – August 25, 2018)

    Management/Executive Development, SPJIMR, (August 10, 2018 – August 11, 2018)

    Management/Executive Development, SPJIMR, (August 4, 2018 – August 5, 2018)

    Management/Executive Development, Kalpataru Ltd. (February 2018 – July 2018)

    Management/Executive Development, Smollan India Private Limited. (July 26, 2018 – July 28, 2018)

    Management/Executive Development, SPJIMR, (July 20, 2018 – July 21, 2018)

    Management/Executive Development, SPJIMR. (June 8, 2018)

    Management/Executive Development, SPJIMR (June 7, 2018 – June 8, 2018)

    Management/Executive Development, MSD Pharmaceuticals Pvt. Ltd. (June 5, 2018 – June 8, 2018)

    Management/Executive Development, Lupin Ltd. (March 2018)

    Management/Executive Development, Centre for Entrepreneurship Development (CEdSS), (February 3, 2018 – March 18, 2018)

    Management/Executive Development, SPJIMR. (February 16, 2018 – February 17, 2018)

    Management/Executive Development, TATA AIG. (February 5, 2018 – February 8, 2018)

    Management/Executive Development, BASF. (January 2018)

    Management/Executive Development, Tata AIG. (January 8, 2018 – January 10, 2018)

    Management/Executive Development, Project Management – SPJIMR. (November 18, 2017 – December 16, 2017)

    Management/Executive Development, TATA AIG. (December 11, 2017 – December 12, 2017).

    Management/Executive Development, Child Fund India. (November 15, 2017 – November 18, 2017).

    Management/Executive Development, Project Management – SPJIMR. (September 23, 2017 – October 8, 2017).

    Management/Executive Development, CGI, India. (September 6, 2017 – September 8, 2017).

    Management/Executive Development, Project Management – SPJIMR, (August 12, 2017 – August 20, 2017).

    Management/Executive Development, CGI, India. (April 28, 2017 – April 29, 2017).


    Director in 4titude Consulting


    Management and Labour Studies

    Journal of Career Development


    Participated in various social volunteering projects pertaining to environmental protection and preservation.


    Invited by IIM (Ranchi) for revamping their HRM Course Design


    Member, Jamshedpur Management Association. (2017)


    Certified Assessor under Quality Management Systems

    Certified assessor for Psychometric profiling


    Sustainability initiatives of the board of directors in Indian listed companies. (under a grant of SPJIMR)

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