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PhD – IIT Guwahati, 2010; MA (Psychology)- Panjab University Chandigarh- 2001, UGC NET (Psychology), 2000.

Academic Interests: General Psychology, Organizational Behaviour, Human Resource Management

BITS Pilani, Department of Management (January 2010 – June, 2010); IIM Shillong (July, 2010 – till present).

Refereed Journals

  • Nigam, A. K., Nongmaithem, S., Sharma, S., & Tripathi, N. (2011). Impact of strategic human resources on the performance of firms: A study of service sector firms in India. Journal of Indian Business Research, 3(3), 148-167. (ISSN: 1755-4195).
  • Sorokowski, P., et al (2011). Attractiveness of leg length: Report from 27 nations. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 42(1), 131-139. (ISSN: 0022-0221).
  • Tripathi, N., Nongmaithem, S., Mitkovic, M., Ristic, L., & Zdravkovic, J. (2010). Assertiveness and personality: Cross-cultural differences in Indian and Serbian male students. Psychological Studies, 55(4), 330-338. (ISSN: 0033-2968- print version; ISSN: 0974-9861-electronic version).
  • Nag, S., Nongmaithem, S., & Tripathi, N. (2008). Gender and influence strategies in work settings: Diminishing differences. Psychological Studies, 53(1), 41-53. (ISSN: 0033-2968- print version; ISSN: 0974-9861-electronic version).
  • Tripathi, N., & Nongmaithem, S. (2007). Differences in organizational learning processes: A study of two organizations. Management and Labour Studies, 32(3), 301-320. (ISSN: 0258-042X- print version; ISSN: 2321-0710-web).
  • Book Review

  • Nongmaithem, S. (2009). Demystifying organizational learning [Review of the book Demystifying organizational learning]. Psychological Studies, 54(2), 160-162.
  • Conferences

  • Nongmaithem, S. & Nag, S. (2017). Sustainability of Women Project Leaders/Managers in IT Companies in India: Role of Gender and Use of Different Influence Strategies” . Paper presented at International Conference on Research and Business Sustainability December 16-17, 2017 organized by Department of Management, IIT Roorke, Sheffield Business School, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom and Waikato Business School, Waikato University, New Zealand held at IIT Roorkee, Noida Extension Centre.
  • Nongmaithem, S. & Tripathi, N. (2011, July). Relationship between leadership and organizational learning: Impact of business strategy. Paper presented in the 9th Biennial Conference of Asian Association of Social Psychology held in Kunming, China.
  • Nongmaithem, S. & Tripathi, N. (2010, July). Organizational learning and the role of contextual variables in Indian public sector organizations: A qualitative study. Paper presented in the IAAP Division 3 Psychology and Societal Development invited symposium on ‘Globalization and Research Paradigms: Need for Reflection’ at the meeting of 27th International Congress of Applied Psychology held at Melbourne, Australia.
  • Tripathi, N., Nongmaithem, S., Ristic, L. Mitkovic, M., & Zdravkoiv, J. (2008, December). Differences in assertiveness: A cross-cultural study of Indian and Serbian students. Paper presented at the meeting of the 18th NAOP Annual Conference, IIT Guwahati, India.
  • Nongmaithem, S. & Tripathi, N. (2007, July). Organizational learning: From concept to outcome. Paper presented at the meeting of the 10th European Congress of Psychology, Prague, Czech Republic.
  • Tripathi, N., Nongmaithem, S. & Kumar, N. (2006, December). Differences in Organizational Learning Processes: A Study of Two Organizations. Paper presented at the meeting of 16th NAOP Annual Conference, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India.
  • Tripathi, N., Nongmaithem, S. & Aggarwal, V. (2006, July). Organizational Citizenship Behaviour: Some Antecedents. Paper presented at the meeting of 26th International Congress of Applied Psychology, Athens, Greece.
  • Institute Research Project

  • Successfully completed the research project titled “A Study on Organizational Learning in Health Care organization: Role of Organizational Culture” under the Institute Research Scheme (IRS) of IIM Shillong in 2014-15.
  • Fellowship Programme in Management (IIM Shillong)

  • Member of the thesis supervisory committee for the FPM student Mr. Kuldeep Baishya (2013FPM002) for his dissertation titled “Technology Adoption at the Bottom of the Pyramid: A study of mobile phone adoption in India”.
  • Internship project guided

  • Guided Mr. Nirmalkumar, a student of Master of Management program at Department of Management Studies, IISc, Bangalore for a summer internship project entitled “Predictors of Performance of Students of North East India in Management Course” during May-July, 2012.
  • Research Interests

  • Cross-cultural Psychology, Leadership, Organizational Learning, Organizational Culture; Gender and Influence Strategies.
  • Lectures/Training sessions

  • Delivered sessions on Motivational Techniques applied at Workplace at the Orientation of KRPs of NE States on Leadership, Motivational and Communication Skills conducted by NERIE on 15 March 2018 at their Umiam campus.
  • Delivered lecture on “Contemporary Leadership Research” and “Contemporary Research in Human Resource Management” at the Refresher Course (RC) in Commerce being held at ASC, NEHU, Shillong from 21.11.2011 to 10.12.2011 and the theme of the RC is "Academic Challenges for Commerce and Management Teachers".
  • Delivered lecture on “Personality” in “Training of SCERT and DIET faculty on Psychological Testing for school children” at NCERT, Shillong 13-17, June 2011.
  • Conducted a Management Training Programme on 5th and 6th August, 2011 for Indian Chamber of Commerce, Guwahati at Guwahati.
  • Conducted a session on “Leadership styles for Urban Governance” at the 2 days MDP titled “Art of Leadership in Urban Governance held during September 28-29, 2011 at IIM Shillong .
  • Conducted a session on “Performance Appraisal” at the Two-Day Programme on Management of Judicial Administration held during February 12-13, 2011 at IIM Shillong.
  • Delivered lecture on “Motivation” during Management Development Programme for Meghalaya Civil Service servants held during January 17-21, 2011 at Meghalaya Administrative Training Institute, Shillong.
  • Delivered lecture on “Team Effectiveness” during Academic Development Program in Basic Process Engineering for Bharat Aluminium Company Ltd., Korba held during February 26, 2010 - March 25, 2010 at Birla Institute of Technology Pilani, Rajasthan.
  • Conducted several MDP for organizations like Powergrid, IOCL, Standard Chartered Bank, LIC, state government organizations, etc.
  • Consultancy

  • Member of research consultancy project titled “Review Study of Saakshar Bharat Programme for the State of Manipur and Nagaland” carried out along with Prof. Keya Sengupta, Prof. TK Giri and Prof. T S Shaw and funded by NLMA, Ministry of HRD, GOI. 2013. Status- Completed.
  • Member of research consultancy project titled “Sports Readiness of Indian Schools” carried out along with Prof. SK Majumdar and Prof. R. Joshi of IIM Shillong; funded by SE Transtadia Pvt. Ltd. Period: July 2011 – September 2011. Status: Completed successfully.
  • Member of consulting team for International Hospital, Guwahati along with Prof. AK Dutta, Director, IIM Shillong & Prof. R. Dwivedi. It is an organizational development project. Period: August 2010 – June 2011. Status: Completed successfully.