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Sushil Nifadkar

Assistant Professor    

Ph.D., Arizona State University
M.B.A., Lucknow University, Lucknow, India
B.A., University of Delhi, Delhi, India


Newcomer adjustment in Indian companies
Social networks and social capital in the Indian context
Leader-newcomer relationship in Indian organizations
Cross-cultural management


Sushil Nifadkar is a tenure-track assistant professor at the Institute of International Business, J. Mack Robinson College of Business, Georgia State University. He completed his Ph.D. in business administration at Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona. Prior to his doctorate, Nifadkar completed MBA and B.A. in India and worked as a senior executive with a major IT company in India.

Assistant professor Nifadkar’s current research focuses on affective processes in newcomer adjustment and international management issues, especially as they relate to Indian organizations and business context. His research has been cited more than 400 times in more than 50 countries spread across 6 continents. Over the years, his research has appeared in the world’s top journals such as Academy of Management Journal (globally ranked no. 3 in management research), Journal of Management (globally ranked no. 2 in management research), and Journal of Applied Psychology (globally ranked no. 1 in applied psychology research). In addition, he has published in the Academy of Management Proceedings, wrote a book chapter on international organizational behavior research, and presented his work at major international conferences and universities.

Assistant professor Nifadkar has received a number of awards for his scholarly contributions over the years. He received Journal of Management‘s 2012 Best Paper Award for a paper published in 2007 based on scholarly impact and contribution to literature over the past five years. Also, Academy of Management’s OB Division adjudged him an outstanding reviewer in 2006. He was also the Best Paper Award finalist (International Management division) at the Academy of Management conference 2013.

In addition, he has been a reviewer for Academy of Management Review (globally ranked no. 1 in management research), Journal of International Business and Academy of Management conferences. He teaches graduate and undergraduate courses on international management, emerging economies and international entrepreneurship.

Prior to joining Georgia State University, assistant professor Nifadkar was a faculty member at University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada and a research associate and instructor at Arizona State University.

  • Nifadkar, S. S., & Bauer, T. N. 2015. “Breach of Belongingness: Newcomer Relationship Conflict, Information, and Task-Related Outcomes During Organizational Socialization,” Journal of Applied Psychology. (In press.)
  • Kim, H., Nifadkar S. S., & Kim, H. 2014. “Option exercise decision making under the shadow of the past: The case of international joint ventures,” Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings: 12194.
  • Nifadkar, S. S., Tsui, A. S., & Ashforth, B. E. 2012. “The way you make me feel (and behave): Newcomer affect and approach-avoidance behavior toward the supervisor.” Academy of Management Journal, 55: 1146-1168.
  • Tsui, A. S., Nifadkar, S. S., & Ou, A. Y. 2009. “Nagging problems and modest solutions in cross-cultural research: Illustrations from organizational behavior literature.” In R. S. Wyer, C. Chiu, and Y. Y. Hong (Eds.), Understanding Culture: Theory, Research, and Application: 163-186. New York: Psychology Press.
  • Tsui, A. S., Nifadkar, S. S., & Ou, A. Y. 2007. “Cross-national, cross-cultural organizational behavior research: Advances, gaps, and recommendations,” Journal of Management, 33: 426-478. (Winner of the Journal of Management Best Paper Award, 2012.)