- Ph.D., Arizona State University
- MBA., Lucknow University, Lucknow, India
- B.A., University of Delhi, Delhi, India
- international management
- Indian business, political and cultural environment
- newcomer adjustment
- organizational socialization
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, Dr. Nifadkar completed MBA and worked as a senior executive with a major IT company in India.
Professor Nifadkar’s current research focuses on newcomer adjustment and supervisor-subordinate relationships in India and China and other international management issues. His research has been cited more than 900 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, Journal of Management, Journal of Applied Psychology, and Personnel Psychology. 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 a 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 top journals, such as Academy of Management Review, Journal of Applied Psychology, and Journal of International Business. 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: Refereed Scholarly Journals
- Nifadkar, S. S. Filling in the “blank slate”: Examining newcomers’ schemas of supervisors during organizational socialization. Journal of Management. In press.
- Nifadkar, S. S., Wen, W., & Gu, Q. Supervisors’ work-related and non-work information sharing: Integrating research on information sharing, information seeking, and trust using self-disclosure theory. Personnel Psychology. In press.
- Ellis, A. M., Nifadkar, S. S., Bauer, T. N., & Erdogan, B. 2017. Newcomer adjustment: Examining the role of managers’ perception of newcomer proactive behavior during organizational socialization. Journal of Applied Psychology, 102: 993-1001
- 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., 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.
Publications: Books and Monographs
- 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.
Publications: Refereed Conference Proceedings
- 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 Best Paper Proceedings: 10592.
- 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.
Publications: Non-Refereed and Other
- Ellis, A. M., Nifadkar, S. S., Bauer, T. N., & Erdogan, B. 2017. Your new hires won’t succeed unless you onboard them properly. Harvard Business Review online. June 2017.
- Nifadkar, S. S., & Tsui, A. S. 2007. “Great Minds in Management” by Ken G. Smith and Michael Hitt (Eds.), Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, 2005. Academy of Management Review, 32: 298-303. [Book review.]