Duke University, Durham, NC 2015-2017
Fuqua School of Business
Visiting Asst. Prof. of Mgmt. & Org.
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 2011-present*
Kenan-Flagler Business School
Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior
(*Maternity leave - 2012)
Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 2010-2013
Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics
Harvard Kennedy School, Cambridge, MA 2010-2013
Women and Public Policy Program
Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA 2009-2010
Program on Negotiation
Graduate Research Fellow
Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior 2011
University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
M.S. in Finance 2005
University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
B.S. in Metallurgical Engineering 2001
Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh, India
JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS (* Denotes equal contribution)
Desai, S. D., & Kouchaki, M. (Forthcoming). Moral symbols: A necklace of garlic against unethical requests. Academy of Management Journal.
Desai, S. D., & Kouchaki, M. * (2015). Work-report formats and overbilling: How unit-reporting vs. cost reporting increases accountability and decreases overbilling. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 130, 79-88.
Kouchaki, M. *, & Desai, S. D. * (2015). Anxious, threatened, and also unethical: How anxiety makes individuals feel threatened and commit unethical acts. Journal of Applied Psychology, 100(2), 360-375.
Desai, S. D., Chugh, D., & Brief, A. P. (2014). The implications of marriage structure for men’s workplace attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors toward women. Administrative Science Quarterly, 59(2), 330-365.
Gino, F., & Desai, S. D. (2012). Memory lane and morality: How childhood memories promote prosocial behavior. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 102(4), 734-758.
Desai, S. D., Sondak, H., & Diekmann, K. A. (2011). When fairness neither satisfies nor motivates: The role of risk aversion and uncertainty reduction in attenuating and reversing the fair process effect. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 116, 32-45.
Desai, S. D. (2016). To stop bad behavior, display a virtuous quote. Harvard Business Review, 34-35.
Desai, S. D. (2011). Adults behave better when teddy bears are in the room. Harvard Business Review, 30-31.
Desai, S. D., Brief, A. P., & Williamson, R. B. (2010). Task design. In R. J. Corsini (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Psychology (4th Ed.). NY: John Wiley.
Desai, S. D., Brief, A. P., & George, J. (2009). Meaner managers: A consequence of income inequality. In R. Kramer, M. Bazerman, & A. Tenbrunsel (Eds.), Social decision making: Social dilemmas, social values, and ethical judgments (pp. 315-334). NY: Taylor & Francis.
University of Virginia Darden School of Business, Charlottesville, VA, March 2017
SDA Bocconi School of Management, Milan, Italy, March 2017
INSEAD, Fontainebleau, France, January 2017
Ross School of Business at University of Michigan in Ann-Harbor, MI, November 2016.
Anderson School of Business at University of California at Los Angeles, CA, October 2016.
London Business School, London, UK, November 2016
University College London, London, UK, November 2016
McCombs School of Business at University of Texas at Austin, TX, October 2016.
Action Design, Durham, NC, June 2016
Google re:Work conference, Mountainview, CA, April 2016
Mendoza College of Business at Notre Dame, IN, April 2016.
Harvard Business School at Harvard University in Boston, MA, February 2016.
Ross School of Business at University of Michigan in Ann-Harbor, MI, October 2015.
Indian School of Business, Women in Business Workshop, Hyderabad, India, September 2015.
Asper School of Business at University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Canada, April 2015.
Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis, September 2014.
Indian School of Business, Women in Business Workshop, Mohali, India, September 2014.
Punjab Engineering College, PEC University of Technology, Chandigarh, September 2014.
Indian School of Business, Dept. of Organisational Behaviour, Hyderabad, India, September 2014.
Carolina Women in Business, Chapel Hill, NC, November 2013.
Fine Arts League of Cary, Cary, NC, February 2012.
Indian Institute of Science, Dept. of Management, Bangalore, India, December 2011.
University of North Carolina, Dept. of Soc. Psych., Chapel Hill, NC, November 2011.
IBM Center for Social Software, Cambridge, MA, November 2011.
Nova School of Business and Economics, Lisbon, Portugal, October 2011.
Catolica Lisbon School of Business and Economics, Lisbon, Portugal, October 2011.
The Catalyst, New York, NY, June 2011.
Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Cambridge, MA, April 2011.
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, February 2010.
London School of Economics & Political Science, London, UK, November 2009.
Harvard Business Review, The Financial Times, The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, The Boston Globe, The Atlantic, Harvard Business Review Blog Network, Retailwire, International Business Times, NineMSN, Management Team, The Motley Fool, United Press International, Indian Express, Business News, Business Mirror, all Street Journal, Forbes, Outlook Business, Science + Religion Today, Global Toy News, The Irish Times, The Toronto Star, CBC News, As it happens, CBC Radio Show, Vecci News, The Nation (Thailand), The Economic Times, The Christian Science Monitor, The Globe and Mail, The Board Builder, The Huffington Post, The Fiscal Times, The Marker – Haaretz, The Financial Times, Think Progress, The Harvard Business Review Blog Network, The Huffington Post, Daily Mail, The Flow, The Australian Financial Review, The American Bar Association Journal, Jezebel, Forbes, Washington DC’s We act Radio WPWC 1480AM, Neue Zürcher Zeitung, The Daily Beast, Huffington Post UK, MainStreet TBS eFM Radio 101.3FM, Public Management, CBS MoneyWatch, Boston Public Radio (WGBH), International Job Times, Fortune, News Chief, The Reporter, Gao Kao, The Times of India, Carolina Women, Christianity Today, Science and Religion, Scientific American, National Black Women’s Network. Arming the Donkeys (with Dan Ariely), The Denver Post, One thing new, Talking Cranes, CNN Opinion, Harvard Business Review BlogPost, Les Affaires, Harvard Business Review Blog Network/The Daily Stat, NBC News, Gestion, Emol, Belelu, BPS Occupational Digest, BPS Research Digest, LetteraF, HuffPost Parent, HBR Blog --The Daily Stat, Wirtualna Polska, Personnel Today, NY Magazine, Financial Times, BBC, Smart Company, Metro UK, Seattle Times, Tech Times, KTRH News Radio, The Economist, Fast Company, Carreira Mundo, NDTV.
FUNDED GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS, AWARDS & HONORS
University Research Council's Junior Faculty Development Award (2014-2015)
Center for International Business Education & Research Mini Grant (2013-2014)
Research Fellowship, Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics, Harvard University (2010-2013)
Research Fellowship, Women and Public Policy Program, Harvard Kennedy School (2010-2013)
IACM Graduate Student Scholarship (2010)
Graduate Research Fellowship, Program on Negotiation, Harvard Law School (2009-2010)
Mariner S. Eccles Graduate Fellowship in Political Economy (2008-2009)
Finalist, ASPEN Dissertation Proposal Award (2008)
National Stock Exchange of India (NSE) Research Initiative Grant # 168 (2006-2008)
Graduate Travel Award, Australian Research Council EDN (2008)
Conference Scholarship, Ethical Dimensions in Business, University of Notre Dame (2008)
Travel Award, International Foundation for Research in Experimental Economics (2006)
Graduate Travel Award, Western Academy of Management (2006)
Behavioral Ethics, Organization Studies, Justice, Diversity, Decision-Making.
INVITED CONFERENCES, CONSORTIA & WORKSHOPS
Gender at Work Conference, Harvard Business School, Boston, MA (GaW 2015).
OB Junior Faculty Workshop, Academy of Management Meetings at Philadelphia, PA (AOM 2014).
Negotiations and Decision Making: Trust, Emotions, Ethics, and Morality Workshop, Harvard Business School, Boston, MA (TEEMs 2010).
Ethical Dimensions in Business: Perspectives from the Business Academic Community, Notre Dame at South Bend, IN (EDB 2008).
CM Doctoral Student Consortium, Academy of Management Meetings at Anaheim, CA (AOM 2008).
Behavioural Economics: Theory, Experiment and Policy Workshop at Melbourne, Australia (EDN 2008).
OB Doctoral Student Consortium, Academy of Management Meetings at Philadelphia, PA (AOM 2007).
Internal Foundation for Research in Experimental Economics’ 12th Visiting Graduate Student Workshop at Arlington, VA (IFREE 2006).
Stanford Institute of Theoretical Economics Workshop at Stanford, CA (SITE 2004, 2010).
Managerial Decision Making, Ethical Leadership, Managerial Negotiations, Leading & Managing, Power & Influence, Change Management.
PUBLISHED TEACHING MATERIALS
Desai, S. D. (2009). The Buena Vista condo. In R. J., Lewicki, B. Barry, & D. M. Saunders (Eds.), Negotiation: Readings, Cases, and Exercises (6th ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill.
TEACHING EXPERIENCE (MBA, Master of Accounting, PhD & Undergraduate Programs)
Managerial Decision Making (Elective) - MBA 840, Spring 2016-17; BUSI 490, Spring 2016-17, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Special Topics in Organizational Behavior (Elective) - PhD BUSI 858, Spring 2017, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Leading & Managing (Core Course) - MBA 801, Fall 2016, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Ethical Leadership (Core Course) – MBA 802, Spring 2012-15, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Negotiations (Elective) - MAC 880, Spring 2015-17; MBA 822, Spring 2013-14, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Responsible Leadership (Core Course) - MBA, Fall 2014 -16, Indian School of Business at Mohali/Hyderabad
Human Behavior in Organizations (Undergraduate) – MGT 3680, Fall 2007, University of Utah
Personal Financial Planning and Insurance (Elective) - MBA 615, Summer 2005, Westminster College, SLC, Utah
TEACHING EXPERIENCE (Executive Education Programs)
Strategic Decision Making (WIB, EDI, BHRP, VA SLC, LogTech)
Business Ethics (AFSA, IDB)
Negotiations (WIB, AFSA)
Power & Influence (2U)
Behavioral Foundations of Change Management (ESCA, DMA / DHHS)
AD-HOC REVIEWING FOR JOURNALS
Academy of Management Journal, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Psychological Science, Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, Human Relations, Negotiation Journal, Consciousness and Cognition, Cognition and Emotion
AD-HOC REVIEWING FOR CONFERENCES
Academy of Management Conference
International Association for Conflict Management Conference
Zappos, American Financial Services Association, Veterans Affairs, IDB
Academy of Management
International Association of Conflict Management
Society for Judgment and Decision Making
Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology
International Society for Justice Research
United States of America
India (Overseas Citizen of India)
Proficient: English, Kannada, Telugu, Hindi
Basic: Punjabi, Spanish
Oil painting (www.sreedharidesai.com)