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Dr. Mohan Gopinath


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Dr. Gopinath holds a BA (Hons) degree and a Master’s degree in English from St. Stephen’s College – Delhi University, where he later joined as a faculty. After a two year stint in the college, Dr. Gopinath joined the Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation, and worked as a senior level banker for almost 21 years in India, UK and Hong Kong, after initially completing a two year training attachment to the London branch of the bank. Subsequently he left the industry and worked for a Ph.D . degree which he obtained from Osmania University on the topic, Organizational Learning (in the banking industry). His career in HSBC also included an attachment to the all India HR function.
 

After obtaining his doctoral degree, Dr. Gopinath worked as a management consultant in India and the Middle East. Dr. Gopinath has also worked as a lead consultant for a World Bank funded Institutional Development Study conducted for the Andhra Pradesh Forest Department.
 

Dr. Gopinath reverted to academia after working as a consultant for more than one decade, and joined as the Dean of the St. Joseph’s College of Business Administration, Bangalore. He later shifted to the Alliance University’s School of Business, Bangalore, where he now works as a Professor in the Department of OB and HR. His areas of interest are leadership, management of change, conflict resolution, banking   and protection of the environment.
 

He has presented and published papers in national and international conferences/ journals in his areas of specialization as well as on aspects of Indian dance and music. He has conducted Management Development Programs for senior managers in his areas of specialization in the organizational development area in India and the Middle East. He edits Alliance University’s magazine ‘the Alliancian’ and is the Associate Editor of the Alliance Journal of Business Research. He has published four books , including one titled “Business Drama: How Shakespearean Insights Help  Leaders Manage Volatile Contexts’ and another titled ‘The Actor Who Could Connect: the Genius of Kalamandalam Krishnan Nair’ (Kathakali actor).
 

Research Paper Publications

  1.  ‘A Pattern Study of Indian MFIs: An Analytical Model Building Approach’, published in the SCMS Cochin, Journal of Indian Management, (Impact Factor 1.1) Vol. XIII, Number I, Jan – March, 2016 , with Madhumita Guha Mazumder and  P. Janaki Ramudu
     
  2. ‘Redemptive Visionary Imaging: the use of the concept  by Arthur Conan Doyle, Ian Fleming and PG Wodehouse’, published in The Literary Criterion,  Mysore, 2015, with Chinnam Nayar-Gopinath
     
  3. ‘The Role of Guilt in Hamlet – Leadership Implications’, published in Contextures, the Journal of the English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad,  EFL Journal 6.1, January 2015, with  Dolphy Abraham
     
  4. ‘The Microfinance Industry in India: A Brief Overview’, published in the Journal of the St Joseph’s College of Business Administration, Bangalore, June  2014, with Dolphy Abraham
     
  5. ‘Vulnerability of Banking Institutions in India to Frauds – academic, regulatory and customer perspectives’, published in the AIMS International Journal of Management, with Kavita Chavali and C Kishan Rao, Vol 7, No 3, September 2013.
     
  6. ‘Are Passive Job Seekers Really That Passive?’, published in the Business Review, June 2013, Journal of the St Joseph’s College of Business Administration, Bangalore, with Vidhi Surelia and Asha Prabhakaran
     
  7. ‘Is Hamlet a Level 5 Leader? A Critical Analysis’, published in the International Journal of English and Literature, December 2012, with Abhijit Nair, Dolphy Abraham and Chinnam Nayar-Gopinath
     
  8. ‘Organizational Learning and its Inter-Linkages: Determining the Impact of Employee Behavior’, published and in the South Asian Journal of Management, Vol 19, Issue No 3, July – September 2012, with P Sathyapriya, Asha Prabhakaran and Dolphy Abraham
     
  9. ‘Credit Default Swaps: Risk Management’, published in the SCMS Journal of Indian Management, Vol IX, No II, April – June 2012, with C Kishan Rao and Kavita Chavali
     
  10. ‘Corporate Crisis Communications: Lessons from Shakespeare’, published in the International Journal of Research in IT and Management, Vol 1, Issue 3, July 2011, with Debashish Sengupta
     
  11. ‘Environmental Permeation – a Corporate Imperative’, Macmillan Publishers India Pvt Ltd, 2011, Advanced Research Series, with Chinnam Nayar- Gopinath
     
  12. ‘Employee Innovation – the Critical Link Between Organizational Learning and Corporate Social Responsibility’, published in the Aweshkar – Research Journal (Welingkar Education), Volume X, Issue 2 – September 2010, with Srividya Iyengar
     
  13. ‘A Typology of Employees: How to Survive the Organizational Minefield’, published in the BVIMR Management Edge Vol 3, No 2, July – December 2010,  published by Bharati Vidyapeeth University, Institute of Management and Research, New Delhi, with Chinnam Gopinath
     
  14. ‘Organizational Learning and its Linkages with Employee Innovation/ Behaviors’, published in the Journal of Contemporary Research in Management, Vol 4, No 4, October-December 2009, published by the PSG Institute of Management, Coimbatore
     
  15. ‘The Alignment of Organizational Learning with Employee Innovation: Developing Congruent Employee Behaviors’, in Passing the Mantle – Special issue of the 13th National Conference – Mumbai, November 2009, HRD News Letter – A monthly publication of the National HRD Network
     
  16. ‘Banking Ethics - with Implications for Training’, in the Indian Journal of Training and Development, April- June 2009, published by The Indian Society for Training and Development, New Delhi
     
  17. ‘Value Systems in Banking:  Importance and Implications of Training for Young Managers’, published in the Indira Management Review- Bi-annual Research and Academic Journal, published by Indira Group of Institutes, Pune, January 2009
     
  18. ‘Is the Presence of Organizational Learning Important for Companies in the Indian BPO Segment?’, in Business Review, Journal of St Joseph’s College of Business Administration, Bangalore, December 2008.
         
  19. ‘The Differentiation Imperative – How it Can Help Your Company’, published in the Journal of the Indian Society for Training and Development – April – June 2007 issue, with Chinnam Nayar- Gopinath
     
  20. ‘Can Organizational Learning Make Life Easier for Central Banks in a Liberalized Economy?’, published in the Business Review, Journal of St Joseph’s College of Business Administration, June 2007.
     
  21. ‘Learning Organizations – Where Were They Three Decades Ago?’, published in the Business Review, Journal of St Joseph’s College of Business Administration, June 2006.
     
  22. ‘The Importance of Central Banking Controls in a Liberalized Economy’, published in the Journal of Institute of Public Enterprise, 1994.
     
  23. ‘Organizational Learning’, published in the South Asian Journal of Management, 1994
     
  24. ‘Two Perspectives in Organizational Learning’, published in the Indian Journal of Training and Development, 1993
     
  25. ‘Why Employees Resist Change’, published in the Journal of the Delhi Management Association, 1993
     

 

Research Papers Presented/Published in the Conference Proceedings

  1. ‘Corporate Social Responsibility and Banking Organizations: Have the Chickens Come Home?’, published in the proceedings of the International Conference on Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility, December 2009, Institute of Management Education and Research, Belgaum, Macmillan Advanced Research Series, Macmillan India Publishers Ltd, 2009
     
  2. ‘Organizational Politics in a Globalized Environment – Can You Survive in the Cesspool?’, presented and published at the Conference on Global Competition and Competitiveness of Indian Corporates conducted by IIM Kozhikode in May 2007, written with with Chinnam Nayar Gopinath
     

 

Case Study Publications

  1. ‘Accounting Aberrations: A Banker’s Dilemma’, in Journal of International Business  Education, March  8, 2013, with Dolphy Abraham, Kavita Chavali and C Kishan Rao
     
  2.  ‘The HR Manager Who Proved His Worth’, in Emerald Emerging Markets Case Studies, April 2015, with Dolphy Abraham and Asha Prabhakaran
     
  3. ‘The Launching of the New Performance Appraisal System’, in Journal of Applied Case Research, a publication of the Southwest Case Research Association, Vol 12 No 1, January 2015, with Dolphy Abraham, Asha Prabhakaran, Edwin Castelino
     
  4. ‘The Foreign Exchange Dealer Who Exceeded His Targets’, MLS (Sage Publication), Journal of XLRI, Jamshedpur, Vol 38, No 4,  November 2013, with C Kishan Rao, Dolphy Abraham, and Kavita Chavali
     
  5. ‘Janalakshmi Financial Services Pvt. Ltd: Strategic Innovation to Achieve Financial Inclusion’, in Emerald Emerging Markets Case Studies, Vol. 2, No. 8, 2012, pp. 1-18, Emerald Group Publishing Limited, with Dolphy Abraham and Edwin Castelino
     
  6. ‘Man vs. Machine – The Society for Case Research’, in Business Case Journal, University of Nebraska at Kearney – Fall/ Winter 2013, Vol 20, Issue 1, with Dolphy Abraham, Edwin Castelino and Asha Prabhakaran
     
  7. ‘The Promotion’, in  Business Review,  Journal of St Joseph’s College of Business Administration, December 2012, with Edwin Castelino and Dolphy Abraham
     
  8. ‘A Comedy of Errors’, in Aweshkar Research Journal  (Welingkar Education) Volume XIV, Issue 2, September 2012, with Dolphy Abraham and Edwin Castelino
     
  9. ‘The Auditor’, Indore Management Journal Vol 3 Issue 1 April – June 2012 (IIM Indore) with Edwin Castelino and P Janaki Ramudu
     
  10. ‘An Occasion for Making an Overtime Payment - Management and Labor Studies’, in the Journal of  XLRI, Jamshedpur, May 2011, Vol 36, No 2, with Edwin Castelino and Dolphy Abraham
     
  11. ‘The Transformation’, in Aweshkar – Research Journal (Welingkar Education), Volume XII, Issue 2, September 2011, with Edwin Castelino and Dolphy Abraham
     
  12. ‘The Auditor – Emerging Markets’, in Case Studies Collection, compilation of selected cases presented at the International Case Conference 2010, organized by the Institute of Management  Technology, Nagpur, Excel India Publishers, 2011,  with Professor Edwin Castelino and P Janaki Ramudu
     
  13. ‘The Encounter’, in Asian Case Research Journal, National University of Singapore, Volume 15, Issue 1, 2011, with Edwin Castelino and Srividya Iyengar
     
  14. ‘The Blow That Shook the Bank’, in Indira Management Review, Vol V, Issue 1, January 2011, with Srividya Iyengar
     
  15. ‘The Confrontation – an Organizational Flashpoint’, in Aweshkar – Research Journal (Welingkar Education), Volume IX, Issue 1 – March 2010, with Srividya Iyengar

 

Book Chapter Publications

  1. ‘High Performance - Implications for Indian Banking Organizations’, published in Human Resource Development -Global Changes and Strategies in 2000 A.D, –editors: Uddesh Kohli and Dharni P. Sinha, 1994.
     
  2. ‘Organizational Learning - Key to Management of Change: Dysfunctional Learning- and Defensive Routines in Banks’,  in   Management of Change in South Asia -ed RB Talukdar, 1994
     
  3. ‘Corporate Social Responsibility and Banking Organizations: Have the Chickens Come Home?’, published in Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility – Editors A.B. Kalkundrikar, Shailaja G. Hiremath and Rohit R. Mutkekar
     
  4. ‘Get Real – This is Not a Class Project, Lessons in Changing  Cultures’, eds. DD Warrick and Jens Mueller, RossiSmith Academic Publishing, Oxford, January 2015, with Dolphy Abraham

 

Books

  1. ‘The Actor Who Could Connect: the Genius of Kalamandalam Krishnan Nair’, Zorba Books, November 2015
     
  2. Fiction  (novel) – ‘The Intruder – a Nocturnal Interlude’,  Zorba Books, August 2015
     
  3. Memoir – “Does the Spearmint Lose its Flavor on the Bedpost Overnight?”, Zorba Publishers Pvt Ltd, November 2014
     
  4. ‘Business Drama: How Shakespearean insights help leaders manage volatile contexts’,- Zorba Publishers Pvt Ltd, April 2014, with Debashish Sengupta and Ray Titus

 

Articles

  1. Kathakali Music - an Appraisal: the Contribution of Kalamandalam Neelakantan Nambisan, Mohan Gopinath and  Achutha Menon, Sangeet Natak, Volume XLIII, Number 1, 2009,  published by Sangeet Natak Academy, New Delhi
     
  2. Shades of Green and Red: a Tribute to Two Maestros, Sangeet Natak, Volume XLIV, Number 1, 2010, published by Sangeet Natak Academy, New Delhi
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