Upam Pushpak Makhecha

Organizational Behavior & Human Resource Management.

Fellow (IIM Bangalore), MBA (FMS, University of Delhi), MA (Psychology, Barkatullah Vishwavidyalaya)

+91 431 250 5071

upam@iimtrichy.ac.in

Upam Pushpak Makhecha is an associate professor in the area of Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management at IIM Trichy. She has completed her Fellow Program in Management (FPM) from Indian Institute of Management Bangalore and her thesis delves into multi-level gaps in HR practices within an organization. She holds an MBA (specialization in HR) degree from Faculty of Management Studies, University of Delhi and a Master’s degree in Psychology from Barkatullah Vishwavidyalaya. She did her Bachelor’s degree from Indraprastha College, University of Delhi.

She has taught undergraduate courses at MSI, GGSIP University, Delhi and post graduate courses at logistics training base at Mumbai. She has served with Indian Navy for nine years and has two years of experience in corporate HR. Her areas of research interest are strategic human resource management, multi-level research in HRM and social entrepreneurship.
 

Shaik, F. F. & Makhecha, U. P. | Year – 2019
Drivers of Employee Engagement in Global Virtual Teams. Australasian Journal of Information Systems, 23, 1-45. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3127/ ajis.v23i0.1770

Makhecha, U. P., Srinivasan, V., Prabhu, G. N., & Mukherji, S. | Year – 2018
Multi-level gaps: A study of intended, actual and experienced human resource practices in a hypermarket chain in India. The International Journal of Human Resource Management, 29(2), 360-398.

Makhecha, U. P. | Year – 2016
Multi-level gaps in HR practices: a study of intended, actual and experienced HR practices in a multi-unit Indian retail chain (Doctoral dissertation, Bangalore: Indian Institute of Management Bangalore, 2015).

Makhecha, U.P. & Ashok G. | Year – 2015
Is strategic HR alignment sufficient: A study of HR practices in a retail chain. NHRD Network Journal, 8 (2), 93-96

Bhasin, T.M., Agrawal, N.M., & Makhecha, U.P. | Year – 2013
"A case study of CSR initiatives at Indian Bank." In Inclusiveness, Sustainability and Human Resource Development, by M.G. Jomon, Biju Varkkey, Chandrima Banerjee, Narendra M. Agrawal, 46-54. New Delhi, India: McGraw Hill Ed.

Mukherji, S., & Makhecha, U.P. | Year – 2013
"Inclusiveness through social business models: Two cases from unorganized labour sector in India." In Inclusiveness, Sustainability and Human Resource Development, by M.G. Jomon, Biju Varkkey, Chandrima Banerjee, Narendra M Agrawal, 14-19. New Delhi, India: McGraw Hill Ed.

Makhecha, U. P. (Case co-author) | Year – 2013
Co-authored two cases (2013) in Entrepreneurship 8e (Special Indian Edition), by Robert Hisrich, Mathew Manimala, Michael Peters, Dean Shepherd, Tata McGraw Hill

  • PGPM- Managing Organizations (Core Course)
  • PGPBM- Managing Organizations (Core Course)
  • PGPM- Managing Global Workforce (Elective Course)
  • PGPBM- Managing Global Workforce (Elective Course)
  • PGPBM- Strategic Human Resource Management (Elective Course)
  • FPM- Advance Human Resource Management
  • FPM- Group Dynamics Research
  • FPM- Theoretical Underpinnings of HRM (IIM Ahmedabad, co-teaching with Prof. Rajesh Chandwani)
  • Conference Proceedings & Conference Papers

     

    • Shaik B, F. F., Makhecha, U.P. & Varkkey, B. (2019 August, forthcoming). The Sociomateriality of Technological Surveillance: Breaking the Vicious Circle. Academy of Management, Boston
    • Shaik B, F. F., Varkkey, B. & Makhecha, U.P. (2019 August, forthcoming). Wellbeing or Workaholism - Critical Perspectives on Employee Engagement in New Work Practices. Academy of Management, Boston
    • Shaik B, F.F., & Makhecha, U.P., (2018, December). Wellbeing or Workaholism: Revisiting Employee Engagement in the context of New Work Practices. 28th Congress of National Academy of Psychology (NAOP), Ramanujan College, Delhi University, Delhi, India.
       
    • Shaik B, F.F., & Makhecha, U.P., (2018, July). Global Virtual Teams: Leveraging Cultural Intelligence for Employee Engagement in a Climate of Trust. 34th European Group of Organizational Studies (EGOS) Colloquium, Estonian Business School, Tallinn, Estonia.
    • Shaik B, F.F., & Makhecha, U.P., (2018, June). Cultural Intelligence in Virtual Teams: Effect on Employee Engagement. Paper presented at 15th Biennial International Human Resource Management Conference, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain.
    • Makhecha, U. P. & Srinivasan, V. (2017, December). "Practice implementation dynamics in multiunit retail enterprise", 5th Biennial Indian Academy of Management Conference, IIM Indore, India.
    • Makhecha, U. P. (2017, December). Determinant of HR Practices at Implementation Level – An Emergent HR Practices Perspective. 11th ISDSI International Conference, IIM Tiruchirappalli, Trichy, India.
    • Shaik B, F.F., & Makhecha, U.P., (2017, November). A Phenomenological study of employee engagement in virtual teams. Sustainable Development of Human Capital: Exploring Perspectives from Grassroots to Global Research & Practice: Proceedings of Academy of
      Human Resource Development International Conference 2017, IIM Ahmedabad, India.
    • Joseph, N. & Makhecha, U. P. (2017, November) "Enhancing Organizational Innovation through informal learning: A case study on Initiative Tree at CNT(Pvt Ltd). International Research conference by Academy of HRD, IIM Ahmedabad, India.  
    • Makhecha, U. P. (2017, August). HR Actors as Institutional Entrepreneurs at Interfaces. In Academy of Management Proceedings (Vol. 2017, No. 1, p. 13417). Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510: Academy of Management.
    • Makhecha, U. P., & Srinivasan, V. (2016, August). Homans’ Model of Human Group: A Meso-Level Conceptualization of HR Implementation. In Academy of Management Proceedings (Vol. 2016, No. 1, p. 11962). Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510: Academy of Management.
    • Makhecha, U. P. (2012). Strategic Human Capability Management (SHCM) Framework - A Proposed Extension of Strategic Human Resource Management (SHRM) View. Paper presented at 12th International Human Resource Management Speaker at National Seminar on ‘Emerging Paradigms in HRM in the Era of Globalization’, New Delhi (2006)

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