Dr. Vijayalakshmi V
Assistant Professor
Office: DoMS 303
Phone: 2257 4566 (O)
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Academic Background

  • PhD : Topic: Emotional Contagion and Team Effectiveness, IIT Madras , India (2008)
  • M.Sc HRD: University of Madras, India (2003)
  • B.A Psychology, Justice Basheer Ahamed Sayeed Women’s College, Chennai, India (2001)

Areas of Interest

Courses and Teaching Interests

      • Individual Dynamics in Organizations
      • Cross-Cultural Management
      • Soft Skills Development
      • Principles of Management

Research Areas

      • Positive Organizational Behavior
      • Workplace emotions: Emotional competence and Emotional contagion
      • Teaching and learning methodologies
      • Holistic education
      • Women empowerment
      • Indian wisdom in management

Selected Journal Publications

Refereed Journals/Book Chapters

      • Mathew, H. E and V. Vijayalakshmi, (2017). Changing definitions of work and play: Importance of Workplace Humor, Psychological Studies, 62(1), 12-20.

      • Uma Narayanan, V. Arul Dev and V. Vijayalakshmi, Fractals of Integral Change,  Journal of Integral Theory and Practice. (In press)

      • V. Vijayalakshmi and Sanghamitra Bhattacharyya (2012) Emotional Contagion and its Relevance to Individual Behavior and Organizational Processes: A Position Paper. Journal of Business and Psychology, Vol. 27, Issue 3, September, pg. 363-374.

      • Priyadarshini N. and V. Vijayalakshmi (2012) Emerging Trends in Positive Organizational Behaviour – A Position Paper, Indian Journal of Positive Psychology, 3 (3), pg. 162-167.

      • V. Vijayalakshmi, Sanghamitra Bhattacharyya, Abha Bhartia, and R. Muthuvel (2008) Emotional Intelligence and Social Reticence of Post-graduate Female Students. Journal of Indian Academy of Applied Psychology, Vol. 34, pg. 93-100.

      • V. Vijayalakshmi and Sanghamitra Bhattacharyya (2007) Emotional Contagion and Team effectiveness: A Conceptual Model. International Journal of Management Practices and Contemporary Thought, Vol. 2, No.1, January-July, pg. 35-44.

      • V. Vijayalakshmi and Sanghamitra Bhattacharyya (2006) Emotional Contagion and Team Effectiveness. pp. 143-156. In K. B. Akhilesh, A. Gurtoo, and G. P. Mahapatra (eds.) Enabling Execution Excellence. Himalaya Publishing House, India.

Conferences

Conference Proceedings and Presentations

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        V.   Vijayalakshmi, Abha Bhartia and Anitha Shri , “I     Impact of Emotional Intelligence on Thriving of College Students”., 26th National Academy of Psychology Conference, IIT Madras, Chennai, (2016)

      • U     Uma Narayanan, V. Arul Dev and V. Vijayalakshmi (2016) , “In   Inner Presence, Strengths and Experiencing Meaning in Work – An Integral Model and Reflective Process”.    ,  26th National Academy of Psychology Conference, IIT Madras, Chennai

      • V.Vijayalakshmi , Thriving at Work through Emotional Social Competence, Australian New Zealand Academy of Management Conference (ANZAM), Brisbane, 06 - 09 December 2016

      • Hima Elizabeth Mathews and V. Vijayalakshmi (2013) Changing Definitions of Work and Play: Importance of Workplace Humor, 10th AIMS International Conference, IIM Bangalore, India.

      • Kiran Bhamidi and V.Vijayalakshmi (2013) Industry and Academia Collaborations and their influence on Innovation Capability. 10th International Conference on Intellectual Capital, Knowledge Management & Organisational Learning – ICICKM 2013, The George Washington University, Washington, DC, USA.

      • Priyadarshini N. and V. Vijayalakshmi (2013) Exploring Spirituality and Humor as New Dimensions of Psychological Capital, International Conference on Excellence in Research and Education, IIM Indore, India.

      • Uma N., Arul Dev, V.Vijayalakshmi (2013) Integral Leadership Development: Applying an Integral Framework for Inner Development of Leaders, 8th Symposium on Sustainable Leadership, 2013, Nice, France.

      • Priyadarshini N. and Vijayalakshmi, V. (2012) Emerging Trends in Positive Organizational Behaviour - A position paper, International Conference on Management and Behavioral Sciences, New Delhi, India.

      • V. Vijayalakshmi and K. Gopalakrishnan (2011) Rethinking Management through Bhagawad Gita, Indian Philosophical Congress, Chidambaram, India.

      • V. Vijayalakshmi (2011) Rethinking Management Education with Innovation and Creativity, International Management Education Conference, IIM Ahmedabad Alumni Association, Chennai, India.

      • V. Vijayalakshmi and Sanghamitra Bhattacharyya (2007) Emotional Contagion and its Influence on Team Effectiveness. COSMAR, Indian Institute of Science Bangalore (Best Paper).

Books Published

Management Development Programmes

        • “Nurturing the Inner You: For Personal, Group and Organizational Excellence”, 2011, 2012 and 2013.

Faculty Development Programmes

        • “Self-Awareness and Higher Goals in Education (SAHGE)” for Faculty across India, 2012 and 2013.
        • “Research Methods in Management and Social Sciences” for AICTE Sponsored Short-Term Training Program, February 2013.

Invited Talks

        • Resource Person:International Symposium on Disruptive Practices: Redefining Business, organized by Ethiraj College for Women, Chennai, March 2014. 
        • Resource Person: Faculty Development Programme on “Teaching Learning Methodologies” for TEQUIP, conducted by IIT Madras, October 2013.
        • Resource Person: Faculty Development Programme on “Teaching Soft Skills”, NIT Trichy, September 2013.
        • Guest lecture on “Transactional Analysis”, Ethiraj College, Chennai, September 2013.
        • Resource Person: Faculty Development Programme on “Introduction to Research Methodology” for Faculty from Tamilnadu conducted at IIT Madras, August 2013.
        • Invited speaker, “Transactional Analysis”, Knowledge Community, Chennai, March 2013.
        • Panelist in Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing on the topic “Career breaks: Not heartbreaks anymore”, Bangalore, November 2012.
        • Resource person: Faculty Refresher Course, Staff College, Pondicherry University, India, November 2011.

Experience

Management Development Programmes

          • “Nurturing the Inner You: For Personal, Group and Organizational Excellence”, 2011, 2012 and 2013.

Faculty Development Programmes

          • “Self-Awareness and Higher Goals in Education (SAHGE)” for Faculty across India, 2012 and 2013.
          • “Research Methods in Management and Social Sciences” for AICTE Sponsored Short-Term Training Program, February 2013.

Invited Talks

        • Resource Person:International Symposium on Disruptive Practices: Redefining Business, organized by Ethiraj College for Women, Chennai, March 2014. 
        • Resource Person: Faculty Development Programme on “Teaching Learning Methodologies” for TEQUIP, conducted by IIT Madras, October 2013.
        • Resource Person: Faculty Development Programme on “Teaching Soft Skills”, NIT Trichy, September 2013.
        • Guest lecture on “Transactional Analysis”, Ethiraj College, Chennai, September 2013.
        • Resource Person: Faculty Development Programme on “Introduction to Research Methodology” for Faculty from Tamilnadu conducted at IIT Madras, August 2013.
        • Invited speaker, “Transactional Analysis”, Knowledge Community, Chennai, March 2013.
        • Panelist in Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing on the topic “Career breaks: Not heartbreaks anymore”, Bangalore, November 2012.
        • Resource person: Faculty Refresher Course, Staff College, Pondicherry University, India, November 2011.

Professional Affiliations

Reviewer for the following journals:

        • Journal of Managerial Psychology
        • Journal of Business Psychology
        • Gender in Management: An International Journal
        • IIMB Management Review

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