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Dharma Raju Bathini
Associate Professor
Academic Group: 
Human Resource Management
Phone No.: 
+91 33 2467 8300 (Extn. 2135)
Personal Details: 
Flexible work arrangements, Platform work, Gig work, Telework
Email (@iimcal.ac.in): 


Academic Background: 
PhD (FPM) - OB - IIM Ahmedabad B Tech - Mechanical Engineering - NIT Warangal
Courses Taught: 
Human Resource Management (PGDM, PDPEX, PGDBA) International Human Resource Management (PGDM elective) Management control and employee resistance (FPM)
Renault - Polytechnique – HEC’ chair award for the best research project on ‘multicultural management and corporate performance’ at Paris during internship at Renault-Nissan in 2011 Merit scholarship during B. Tech. Mechanical Engineering (NIT Warangal)


Work Experience: 
Manager - Project Planning, Ashok Leyland, Chennai (2005-10)
Current Projects: 
Working only on personal research projects at present


Journal Publications: 
Bathini, D.R., & Kandathil, G.M. (2020). "Bother me only if the client complains: Control and resistance in home-based telework in India". Employee Relations Mishra, S., & Bathini, D. R. (2019). "Uber’s Entrepreneurship Discourse and its Neoliberal Appeal: Analysis of Coverage in English-language Dailies in India". Critical Discourse Studies. https://doi.org/10.1080/17405904.2019.1607762. Paresha, N. S., & Bathini, D. R. (2019). "Resistance towards dominant US work practices in emerging markets: A case study of enacting mimicry at an Indian fast-food outlet." Critical Perspectives on International Business. Bathini, D. R., & Kandathil, G. M. (2017). "An orchestrated negotiated exchange: Trading home-based telework for intensified work." Journal of Business Ethics. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/313317581_An_Orchestrated_Negotiated_Exchange_Trading_Home-Based_Telework_for_Intensified_Work#fullTextFileContent Bathini, D. R., & Kandathil, G. (2015). Work from home: A boon or a bane? The missing piece of employee cost. The Indian Journal of Industrial Relations, 50(4), 568–574. http://www.researchgate.net/publication/279514754_Work_from_home_A_boon_or_a_bane_The_missing_piece_of_employee_cost Pathak, A. A., Bathini, D. R., & Kandathil, G. M. (2015). The ban on working from home makes sense for Yahoo. Human Resource Management International Digest, 23(3), 12–14. http://doi.org/10.1108/HRMID-03-2015-0052. Bathini, D. R., & Vohra, N. (2014). Volunteering: The role of individual-level psychological variables. Vikalpa: The Journal for Decision Makers, 39(2), 113–126. http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1177/0256090920140210 Bathini, D. R. (2012). Book review of Millennials in the workplace: Challenges for architecting the organizations of tomorrow. Vikalpa: The Jounal of Decision Makers, 37(3).
Bathini, D.R., Sinha, P. (2016). Workers' Resisting Standardization but Not Exploitation?: Work in Indian Fast Food Chain Outlet(s). Proceedings of the 76th Annual Meeting and Academy of Management. Anaheim, USA. http://proceedings.aom.org/content/2016/1/16120.short Bathini, D.R., Kandathil. G. (2015). Don't Bother Me as Long as The Client Has No Issues: Control and Resistance in Telework. Proceedings of the 75th Annual meeting of Academy of Management. Vancouver, Canada. http://proceedings.aom.org/content/2015/1/11613.short
Bathini, D. R., Pathak, A. (2016). Tata Consultancy Services: Protecting a corporate reputation. Ivey Publishing. https://cb.hbsp.harvard.edu/cbmp/product/W16675-PDF-ENG Verma, V., Pathak, A., Bathini, D. R., & Pereira, A. (2014). EnterAll Info Sec Solutions – Growing an Ethical Hacking Business. Ivey Publishing. https://cb.hbsp.harvard.edu/cbmp/product/W14608-PDF-ENG
Research Interests: 
work-life balance, flexible work arrangements (telework, virtual work), management control and employee resistance, interpretive research methods