Dr. Kamalanabhan T J
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Academic Background

  • Ph.D. (Psychology) , University of Madras, 1987
  • M.Phil. (Psychology), University of Madras, 1983
  • M.A. (Psychology) , University of Madras, 1982

Areas of Interest

  • Teaching Interests
    • Introduction to Psychology
    • Human Resource Management
    • Industrial Psychology
    • Organisational Behaviour
  • Research Interests
    • Industrial Psychology
    • Human Resource Management
    • Organisational Behaviour

Professional Membership

  • Member of Indian Society for Technical Education
  • Editorial Board Member, Journal of Psychometry
  • Member of Madras Psychology Society
  • Member of Indian Academy of Applied Psychology
  • Editorial board member journal of Human Resource Development Review


National Journals

  • Latha Krishnan and T.J.Kamalanabhan (2012) “The mediating effect of risk on attitude and success towards life satisfaction of MSME Entrepreneurs” International Journal of Research in Commerce, Economics and Management, Vol.2, No.10. ISSN 2231-4245.
  • Priya Nair and T.J.Kamalanabhan (2011) “Predicting unwillingness to report ethical infractions of peers:A moderated mediation approach”Science Direct IIMB Management Review (2011) 23, 81-90.
  • Resmi Ann Thomas and T. J. Kamalanabhan(2010)“The Role of Personality traits, Social competence Impression Management and Entrepreneurial orientation in Entrepreneurial success” SEDME Journal Vol.37, No.4, pp.81-90.
  • P. Nirmala, Arun Prasad and T.J.Kamalanabhan (2010) “A Study on Organizational Culture in Indian Firms.” Journal of Technical and Vocational Education, Vol.2, No. 1 & 2 pp.17-36.
  • Resmi Ann Thomas and T. J. Kamalanabhan (2009)“A Study on Entrepreneurial Success, Role of Social Competence and Impression Management", Global Journal of Business Managment, Vol.3, No.2, pp.81-90.
  • Hyeong Deug Kim and T. J. Kamalanabhan (2009) “Developing a Theoretical Framework for a Cross-Cultural Employee motivation study” The Albertian Journal of Management, July, pp 67-76.
  • D. Rajasekhar and T. J. Kamalanabhan (2006)“A Study on Job Satisfaction among Merchant Navy Personnel” Journal of Technical and Vocational Education, Vol. 23, No.2. pp. 15-19.
  • T. J. Kamalanabhan and A. Suhanya (2007)“Performance Management Systems in Practice: A Balanced Scorecard Perspective” Journal Consulting Ahead, Vol. 1. Issue 2. pp.28-37.
  • Nivethitha Santhanam, T. J Kamalanabhan, Lata Dyaram and Hans Ziegler (2015) “Examining the Moderating Effects of Organizational Identification between Human Resource Practices and Employee Turnover Intentions in Indian Hospitality Industry” GSTF Journal on Business Review (GBR) Vol.4 No.1.pp.11-19
  • Girija Navaneedhan and T.J.Kamalanabhan (2015) “The role of teacher-learner relation strengthened through Interactive Self- learning material in the 21st century.” International Journal of Media, Journalism and Mass Communications (IJMJMC) Volume 1, Issue 1, PP 42-7 www.arcjournals.org
  • Girija Navaneedhan and T.J.Kamalanabhan (2015 “Innovative Approach in Teaching-Learning Science and Mathematics Implementing Metaphorical Thinking”. Social and Basic Sciences Research Review Volume 3, Issue 2 Feb, Pp: 91-97
  • Girija Navaneedhan and T.J.Kamalanabhan (2015) “ Skill based teaching –learning Science implementing Metaphorical thinking”. International journal for research & development in technology,Volume-3, Issue-4,
  • Girija Navaneedhan and T.J.Kamalanabhan (2016) “Lesson plan on teaching Chemistry implementing Metaphorical Thinking”. Global Educational Research Journal: ISSN-2360-7963: Vol. 4(3): pp 480-489, September,
  • Girija Navaneedhan and T.J.Kamalanabhan (2016) “Is Metaphorical thinking related to development of Cognitive structures among learners?” www.worldscientificnews.com
  • Girija Navaneedhan and T.J.Kamalanabhan (2016) “Metaphorical Thinking: Its Link to Neurochemistry of Learning”. Psychology, 7, 286-291 Published Online March 2016 in SciRes. http://www.scirp.org/journal/psych http://dx.doi.org/10.4236/psych.2016.730


International Journals

  • Resmi Ann Thomas and T. J. Kamalanabhan (2010) “Confirmatory Factor Analysis and Alternate Test Models for Impression Management in SMEs: A Gender Based Study” International Journal of Information Systems and Supply Chain Management, 6 (2), 72-87, April-June 2013 73DOI: 10.4018/jisscm.2013040106.
  • Priyadharshini, T.J.Kamalanabhan and M. Madhumathi (2013) “Performance Efficiency of Firms Disclosing Human Resource Management Practices in India” International Journal of Management Practice (in press) Inderscience Publication.
  • G.N. Sumathi, T. J. Kamalanabhan and M. Thenmozhi (2013) “Impact of Work Experiences on Perceived Organizational Support: A Study among Healthcare Professionals". AI & Society (Special Issue on Technology, culture and innovation in Emerging Markets) DOI 10.1007/s00146-013-0509-4 Springer-Verlag London 2013.
  • G.N. Sumathi, T. J. Kamalanabhan and M. Thenmozhi (2013) Impact of Perceived Organizational Support on Job Performance among Health care Professionals” International Journal of Business Innovation and Research (in press) (Inderscience publication).
  • Neha Sharma, T.J. Kamalanabhan, (2012),"Internal corporate communication and its impact on internal branding: Perception of Indian public sector employees", Corporate Communications: An International Journal, Vol. 17, Issue: 3 pp.300 – 322 (Emerald publications).
  • Viraiyan Teeroovengadum, T. J. Kamalanabhan and Ashley Keshwar Seebaluck (2012) “Towards a Holistic and Transformative Approach to Education: The Emergence of a New Paradigm in Education” The International Journal of Learning. Vol:18, issue 9, pp. 1-12.
  • Amenda Kumar, Shanthi Johnson and T. J. Kamalanabhan (2011 )“The Future of Health Care: students’ Perceptions, Education, and Training in Aging and Health in India” Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health XX(X) pp.1–9 (Sage Publications).
  • Devi Soumyaja, T. J. Kamalanabhan and Sanghamitra Bhattacharyya (2011) “Employee Commitment to Organizational Change: Test of the Three-Component Model in Indian Context”, Journal of Transnational Management, Vol.16: N0.4, pp.239-251 (Routledge Publications).
  • Priya Nair Rajeev and T.J.Kamalanabhan (2011) “Organisational correlates of peer reporting: The mediating role of ethical ambiguity”International Journal of Indian culture and Business Management, Vol. 4, No. 4 pp.357 to 376.
  • Arun Prasad and T.J.Kamalanabhan (2011) “Learning enabled human resource practices in software organizations in India” International Journal of Strategic Change Management Vol.3, No.1/2. (Inderscience publications).
  • Devi Soumjaya, T.J.Kamalanabhan and Sanghamitra Bhattacharyya (2011) “Employee Readiness to Change and Individual Intelligence: The Facilitating Role of Process and Contextual Factors”. International Journal of Business Insights and Transformation, Vol.4, No.2. pp. 85-91.
  • Lata Dyaram and T.J.Kamalanabhan (2011) “Impact of Heterogeneity on Software Development Teams” International Journal of Business Innovation and Research” Vol.5, No.4.(Inderscience.
  • Preethi John, V.R.Muraleedharan, T.J.Kamalanabhan and R.D.Thulasiraj (2011) “Measuring determinants of Employee satisfaction in an Eye Hospital: A Study in India” International Journal of Enterprise network Management. Vol. 4, No. 3, 2011.
  • Sapna Poti, Sanghamitra Bhattacharyya and T.J.Kamalanabhan (2010) Change processes and its impact on individuals: Perception of ERP users in India” Int. J. Information Systems and Change Management, Vol.4, No.4.
  • Priya Nair and T.J.Kamalanabhan (2010) Performance pressure and peer reporting of infractions: A moderated mediation model” Journal of Indian Business research. (Emerald publications) Vol.2. No.4, pp. 216-229.
  • A.T. Resmi and T.J.Kamalanabhan (2010) “A Hierarchical regression analysis to understand the antecedents of Entrepreneurial success” International Journal of Electronic Customer relationship Management, Vo.4, No.4, pp.377-394.
  • Sreerekha and T.J.Kamalanabhan (2010) “ A Three-Dimensional Analysis of Turnover Intension among Employees of ITES/BPO Sector” South Asian Journal of Management, Vol.17. No.3.
  • Arun Prasad and T.J.Kamalanabhan (2010) “Human Resource excellence in Software Industry in India: An Exploratory Study” International Journal of Logistics Economics and Globalization,Vol.2, No.4, pp. 316-330.
  • Sreerekha and T. J .Kamalanabhan (2010) “A Study on Employee turnover antecedents in ITES/BPO sector" International Journal of Learning and change, Vol.4, No.2, (Australia).
  • Lata Dyaram and T. J. Kamalanabhan (2010) “Diversity in software development teams: the moderating effects of interdependence, team tenure and project type". International Journal of Business Innovation and Research, Vol.10, No.10, pp.1-20. (USA).
  • Suhanya Aravamudhan and T. J. Kamalanabhan (2009) "Adoption of Management innovations: The case of balanced score card". Int. Journal of Strategic change management.Vol.1.No.3(USA).
  • Sapna Poti and T. J. Kamalanabhan (2009)” Evaluation and Importance of a pre-change stage in an Enterprise resource planning (ERP) implementation perspective in India: A Conceptual Framework” Journal of Transnational Management, Vol: 14, pp.241-256.(USA).
  • T. J. Kamalanabhan, L. Prakash Sai, D. Mayuri (2009)” Employee Engagement and Job Satisfaction in the Information Technology Industry” Psychological Reports,105, pp. 1-12, 759-770.(USA).
  • Lata Dyaram and T. J. Kamalanabhan (2008) "Heterogeneity and Work Teams" International Journal of Learning and change, Vol.3, No.2, pp.163-176 (Australia).
  • Arun Prasad and T. J. Kamalanabhan (2008) “Evaluation of Knowledge Strategies in the Indian Software Industry” Journal of Transnational Management,Vol.13,No.2,pp.148-170(USA).
  • Medha Satish Kumar and T. J. Kamalanabhan ( 2014) “Initial Development and Validation of a Measure of Intercultural Development Scale” Journal of Psychological Studies - Springer Publications. DOI 10.1007/s12646-014-0238-x
  • Job P A and Kamalanabhan T J (2014) “Assessing institutions of higher learning in India using EFQM instrument” International Journal of Management Research and Business Strategy, Vol. 3 No.1, pp 77 to 91
  • Neha Sharma and T J Kamalanabhan (2014) “ IT employees’ Brand attitudes and the role of Internal Corporate Communication: A survey of Indian IT industry” International Journal of Business Excellence, Vol. 7, No. 1.
  • K. Ellangovan, L. Prakash Sai and TJ Kamalanabhan (2014) A Study on the Secondary Care Hospitals in India: A data envelopment analysis approach “Journal of Finance and Management in Public Services” Volume 13. No.1.
  • S. Nivethitha, Lata Dyaram & T.J. Kamalanabhan (2014) Human Resource Practices and Employee Turnover Intentions in Hospitality Industry “Global Journal of Management and Business Research” Volume XIV Issue I Version I
  • K. Ellangovan*, L. Prakash Sai and T.J. Kamalanabhan (2014) An importance performance analysis of performance dimensions in public hospitals “ International Journal of Business Innovation and Research” Vol. 8, No. 6, 2014, pp. 613 - 633
  • Girija Navaneedhan and T.J.Kamalanabhan(2014) Metaphorical thinking and information processing ability “Journal of Behavioural and brain science” No.4. Sci. Res. http: //www.scirp.org/journal/jbbs
  • Medha Satish Kumar and T.J. Kamalanabhan (2015) “Factors influencing international student’s intercultural development and engagement” Int. J. Business Innovation and Research, Vol. 9, No. 5, pp.526-546 – Inderscience Publisher
  • Sumathi Annamalai and T.J.Kamalanabhan (2016) A study on occupational stress and job satisfaction, Int. J. Business Innovation and Research, Vol. 11, No. 3, pp 417-430- Inderscience Publishers
  • Viraiyan Teeroovengadum T.J. Kamalanabhan Ashley Keshwar Seebaluck , (2016),"Measuring
    service quality in higher education", Quality Assurance in Education, Vol. 24 Iss 2 pp. 244 – 258, Emerald Publishers
  • Kothandaraman, K. and T.J. Kamalanabhan (2017). People Process Excellence and Business Outcomes – A Structural Equation Modeling based analysis, International Journal of Business Excellence (Accepted for publication). ISSN: 1756-0055. Inderscience Publishers.
  • Kothandaraman, K. and T.J.Kamalanabhan (2016). A new scale to measure perceptions of organizational maturity, Psychological Studies (Accepted for publication). ISSN: 0033-2968-Springer International Publishing.
  • Vaijayanthee and T.J.Kamalanabhan (2017) Moderating role of work support in stressor-burnout relationship: An empirical investigation among police personnel in India “Psychological Studies” (Accepted for publication) Springer International Publishing


  • Sumathi. G.N., T.J.Kamalanabhan and M. Thenmozhi (2011) “The impact of human resource practices on organizational citizenship behavior among healthcare professionals: Mediating role of perceived organizational support” paper presented at the 10th International Conference of the Academy of HRD (Asia chapter), held in Malaysia from Dec. 3- 6, 2011.
  • Sumathi. G.N., T.J.Kamalanabhan and M. Thenmozhi (2011) “Perceived organizational support and job performance among medical personnel: A Study in Indian public health care organisations” held at Izmir, Itanbul from October 6 -8, 2011
  • Sharma, N. and T.J. Kamalanabhan. (2011) Impact of Internal corporate communication on Communication Satisfaction and Internal Branding outcomes: A case study on Indian PSU, Corporate Communication International Conference proceedings, Baruch College, New York, 7-9 June 2011.
  • Susan Thomas and T.J.Kamalanabhan (2011) Development of an instrument to Measure Emotional intelligence at the workplace” paper presented at the New Orleans International Business & Economics Conference to be held at the New Orleans Marriott, French Quarter, New Orleans, Louisiana, March 14-16, 2011
  • Hyeong Deug Kim and T.J.Kamalanabhan (2010) "Cultural variation and motivation of Indian and Korean employees: A cross-cultural study", paper presented at the 9th Conference of the European Academy of Occupational Health Psychology held in Rome, Italy from March 29-31st 2010.
  • Sharma, N. and T.J. Kamalanabhan (2009) Internal Corporate Communication practices, Communication Satisfaction and Internal Branding outcomes in Indian companies: A conceptual model, 7th AIMS International Conference book proceedings, IIM Bangalore, 20-22 Dec 2009.
  • Poti, S., T. J. Kamalanabhan, & Bhattacharyya, S. (2009). Change drivers impacting an individual’s effectiveness in the context of ERP implementation in SMEs in India, accepted for presentation at the IAMOT 2010, 19th International conference on management of technology: technology as the foundation for economic growth, Cairo, Egypt, March 8-11 2010.(Won sponsorships from CSIR, IIT Madras and IIT Alumni for the Cairo conference).


  • December 2003 – Till Date, Professor, Department of Management Studies, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras
  • Associate Professor, Industrial Management Division, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, August 2000.
  • Assistant Professor, Industrial Management Division, Department of Humanities & Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, March 1992.
  • Lecturer in Management and Entrepreneurship, Department of Management, College of Engineering, Anna University, Madras (December 89 to March 1992).
  • Regional Manager / Consultant at Indian Institute of Psychometry, Madras for doing Consultancy work in the area of Personnel Selec¬tion, Recruitment, Appraisal and Training (June 1987 to December 1989).
  • Research Fellow in "Career Award Project" under University Grants Commission, New Delhi, placed at University of Madras for doing research work. (1984-1987)

Award and Honours

  • Awarded the Erasmus Mundus teaching Fellowship to teach the European Union students (Master’s program) for 2 months to do research and teaching at the Department of Industrial Management, Universidad Politechnica De Madrid, Spain 2010.
  • Awarded Fulbright fellowship for 3 months to do research and teaching at the Department of International Business, Washington State University, Pullman, USA in 2002.
  • Awarded DAAD Fellowship to visit Germany under (German Academic Exchange Programme) to do research in Entrepreneurship at the Department of Management, University of West Saxony, Zwickau, Germany in 1998.
  • First Rank in BA Psychology course, Presidency College Madras

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