Hemant Kakkar

Associate Professor, Organisational Behaviour

Email Hemant_Kakkar@isb.edu

Website https://www.hemantkakkar.com


Hemant Kakkar is an Associate Professor of Organisational Behaviour at the Indian School of Business.  Prior to this, he worked as an Assistant and Associate (untenured) Professor of Management and Organisations at the Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.  Hemant received a doctoral degree in Organisational Behavior from the London Business School.

His research draws on social psychology and evolutionary theories of status and influence to examine judgments and behaviors of individuals and groups within social hierarchies. He also examines individuals' tendency to engage in both positive and negative deviant behaviors.

He was the winner of the 2021 Alvah H. Chapman Jr. Outstanding Dissertation Award and also received Outstanding Dissertation Award 2021 by the International Association of Conflict Management.  His research has also won the best conference paper awards from the Conflict Management Division of the Academy of Management, 2021 and the International Association of Conflict Management, 2021.

His research is published in leading academic journals including Academy of Management Journal, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Journal of Applied Psychology, Nature Human Behavior, Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, Journal of Experimental Social Psychology and Nature Human Behavior.  His research is also covered by several popular press outlets, such as The Washington Post, Forbes, The Atlantic, Scientific American, The Times UK and the Harvard Business Review.

Hemant teaches core Organisational Behavior course at ISB.  He has also taught Foundations of Organisational Behavior to Masters students and graduate level seminar courses at Fuqua School of Business.  He won the Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2021 for the MMS program.  Before joining academia, Hemant worked as a Technical Consultant at Tata Consultancy Services Ltd, India.



  • 2023 - Present: Associate Professor, Indian School of Business.
  • 2023 - 2023: Associate Professor (Untenured), Fuqua School of Business, Duke University
  • 2019 - 2023: Assistant Professor, Fuqua School of Business, Duke University


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