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Sushil Nifadkar

Assistant Professor    
Education
  • Ph.D., Arizona State University
  • MBA., Lucknow University, Lucknow, India
  • B.A., University of Delhi, Delhi, India
Specializations
  • international management
  • Indian business, political and cultural environment
  • entrepreneurship
  • newcomer adjustment
  • organizational socialization
Biography

Dr. Sushil Nifadkar is an 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. degrees in India and worked as a senior executive with a major IT company in India.

Professor Nifadkar’s current research focuses on affective and cognitive 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 600 times in more than 50 countries spread across six 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 multiple times 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.

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. One of his papers was also a nominee for the Best Paper Award (OB division) for the 2017 Academy of Management conference.

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

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

Publications
  • Ellis, A. M., Nifadkar, S. S., Bauer, T. N., & Erdogan, B. In press. “Newcomer adjustment: Examining the role of managers’ perception of newcomer proactive behavior during organizational socialization,” Journal of Applied Psychology. [Best Paper Award nominee, Academy of Management OB Division.]
  • Ellis, A. M., Nifadkar, S. S., Bauer, T. N., & Erdogan, B. 2017. “Examining the role of managers’ perception of newcomer proactive behavior during organizational socialization,” Academy of Management Proceedings. [Abridged version of the above.]
  • Nifadkar, S. S., & Bauer, T. N. 2016. “Breach of belongingness: Newcomer relationship conflict, information, and task-related outcomes during organizational socialization.” Journal of Applied Psychology, 101: 1-13.
  • Nifadkar, S. S., & Bauer, T. N. 2015. Breach of belongingness: Newcomer relationship conflict, information, and task-related outcomes. Academy of Management Proceedings: 17612. [Abridged version of the above.]
  • 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 Proceedings: 12194. [Best Paper Award finalist]
  • 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. 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.]
  • 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, Understanding Culture: Theory, Research, and Application: 163-186. New York: Psychology Press.