Dharma Raju Bathini

Dharma Raju Bathini


Associate Professor
Academic Group: Human Resource Management


Phone No.: +91 33 2467 8300 (Extn. 2135)
Email ID.: dharmab


Personal Details:

Flexible work arrangements, Platform work, Gig work, Telework


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)

Current Projects:

Working only on personal research projects at present


Work Experience:

Manager - Project Planning, Ashok Leyland, Chennai (2005-10)


Journal Publications:

Bathini, D.R., & Kandathil, G.M. (2020). "Bother me only if the client complains:


  • 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

Research Interests:

work-life balance, flexible work arrangements (telework, virtual work), management control and employee resistance, interpretive research methods