Usha Lenka - Department of Management Studies,Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee
Usha Lenka
Usha Lenka Head of department
Areas of Interest
  • Learning and Development, Talent Management and Development, Employee Engagement, Change Management, Organizational Change and Development, Diversity and Inclusion, Glass Ceiling Effect, Gender Diversity, Diversity Management, Women Entrepreneurship, Learning Organization, Workplace Deviance, Organizational Learning, Unlearning, Creativity and Innovation
Professional Background
2020-08-10OngoingProfessorDepartment of Management Studies, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee
2015-11-234 years 8 months 17 daysAssociate ProfessorManagement Studies, IIT Roorkee
2010-12-224 years 11 months Asistant ProfessorManagement Studies, IIT Roorkee
2013-01-011 year Visiting FacultyIndian Institute of Management Shillong
2008-01-012 years 11 months 16 daysAssistant ProfessorBirla Institute of Technology & Sciences, Pilani, Raj
2005-01-012 years 9 months 30 daysResearch AssistantVinod Gupta School of Management, IIT Kharagpur
Multiple Posts
2019-01-011 year MemberInternal Complaints Committtee
2019-01-011 year Chief WardenVigyan Kunj E Block (Girl's Hostel)
2018-01-012 years Member, Disciplinary Action CommitteeDean of Students Welfare
2018-01-012 years MemberSponsored Research and Industrial Consultancy
2012-01-01OngoingMember Anti Ragging Committee DOSW, IIT Roorkee
2019-01-011 year MemberInstitute Academic Ethics Committee
2015-01-013 years WARDEN SAROJINI BHAWAN
2014-01-014 years Faculty Advisor Cultural Council-Programme Management SectionDOSW, IIT Roorkee
Honors and Awards
Shastri Indo Canadian Fellowship 2020-21Shastri Indo Canadian Institute2020
SHASTRI INDO CANADIAN FELLOWSHIP 2015-16Shastri Indo Canadian Institute2015
Prof. Durganand Sinha Gold Medal for Best PhD DissertationNational Academy of Psychology2011
Best Research Paper Awards atManagement Doctoral Colloquium at Vinod Gupta School of Management, IIT Kharagpur2017
Best Paper AwardICHEM and ISAET International Conference held in Singapore2015
Educational Details
Ph.D.ManagementIndian Institute of Technology Kharagpur2008
Sponsored Research Projects
TopicFunding AgencyStart DatePeriod
Investments in knowledge & innovation, and its impact on knowledge cluster and network in Indian CitDepartment of Science and Technology 2019-01Ongoing
Factors influencing consumer socialization of children and its consequencesICSSR2016-01Ongoing
Exploring dynamics of potential women entrepreneursSRIC IIT Roorkee 2012-018 years 6 months
  • Indian Society of Training and Development, Life Member
Teaching Engagements
TitleCourse CodeClass NameSemester
Management of ChangeBM 637MBASpring
Human Resource AnalyticsBM 691MBAAutumn
Training and Talent Development BM 635MBAAutumn
Business CommunicationBM 507MBAAutumn
Knowledge Management IBM 01UGSpring
Management Concepts and Practices BM 201UGSpring
Research Scholar Groups
Scholar NameInterest
Shubham SharmaOrganizational Unlearning
Santosh Satyanarayan BahetiSustainable Innovation
Shatrughan YadavDiversity Management
Bhairab Chandra PatraWomen Entrepreneurship
Mansi MaheshwariGender Diversity
PHDs Supervised
TopicScholar NameStatus of PHDRegistration Date
Impact of socialization agents on pester power and materialism among childrenVandana O2020-07
A study of innovation process in Indian pharmaceutical companiesMinisha Gupta O2020-07
Enablers of learning organization: A case of management institutes in IndiaSaniya Chawla O2020-07
Talent Development and Engagement of Survivors: A Study of IT/ITES Sector in IndiaBinita TiwariO2020-07
Enablers of Retention of Gen Y Talent: A Study of IT Industry in India Mohammad Faraz NaimO2020-07
Factors Affecting Women Employees Engagement and Performance in Indian IT IndustryDebashish SahooO2020-07
Promotion of Women Entrepreneurship through Competency DevelopmentSucheta AgarwalO2020-07
Impact of HR practices on workplace deviance Pooja MalikO2020-07
Visits to outside institutions
Institute VisitedPurpose of VisitDate
McMaster University CanadaAcademic Collaboration2021-02-26
Indian Institute of Management KozhikodeVisiting Faculty2020-07-24
Asper School of Business, University of Manitoba, CanadaVisiting Scholar2020-07-24
Indian Institute of Management RaipurVisiting Faculty2020-07-24
Indian Institute of Management ShillongVisiting Faculty2014-01-01
Lecture on Entrepreneurial Personality and CompetenciesDepartment of Management Studies, National Institute of Technology Rourkela2019-01
Resource Person, Ten-Days Research Methodology in Social Science Research, Dec 2019Centre for Informal Sector and Labour Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University2019-01
Resource Person for Workshop on Structural Equation Modeling at the International Conference on Startup to Scaleup held on 4th April 2019Department of Commerce, Aligarh Muslim University2019-01
Resource Person, Research Workshop fSchool of Law, University of Petroleum & Energy Studies, Dehradun2020-01
Research Methodology and Data AnalysisDepartment of Computer Science, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar2018-01
'Research Methodology: Interdisciplinary Perspectives and Emerging Scenario' UGC Academic Staff College at BPS Mahila Vishwavidhyalaya, Khanpur Kalan, Sonepat, Haryana2014-01
Courses or Conferences Organised
Conference NameSponsored ByDate
Convener, International Conference on Research and Business Sustainability ICRBS17IIT Roorkee2019-01
Organizing Secretary, International Conference on Research in Sustainable Business ICRBS15IIT Roorkee2020-07
Convener, National Conference on Paradigm for Sustainable Business: People, Planet, and Profit IIT Roorkee2020-07
Short term program on Structural Equation Modeling CEC2013-01
Fundamentals and Applications of Structural Equation ModellingCEC2013-01
Thesis/Technical WritingQIP2013-01
Special Lectures Delivered
Research Methodology Continuing Education, IIT Roorkee2020-07
Research Methodology : Tools and TechniquesContinuing Education, IIT Roorkee2020-07
Management of change (Power Finance Corporation) Continuing Education Centre, IIT Roorkee2020-07
Management of change, (Power Finance Corporation)Continuing Education Centre, IIT Roorkee2020-07
Invited Lecture on Achievement Motivation Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Katara 2019-01
Management of change, (Power Finance Corporation)Continuing Education Centre, IIT Roorkee2020-07
Fundamentals and Applications of Structural Equation Modelling’ Continuing Education Centre, IIT Roorkee2020-07
Fundamentals and Applications of Structural Equation ModellingContinuing Education Centre IIT Roorkee2020-07
Relevance of Knowledge Management in OrganizationsGLA University Mathura 2015-01
Case Based Learning in Business & ManagementQIP SHORT TERM COURSE, IIT Roorkee 2020-07
Lecture on Structural Equation Modeling and Data AnalysisPanjabi University Patiala 2014-01
Thesis/Technical WritingQIP IIT Roorkee2020-07
Case Based Learning in Business & Management,QIP SHORT TERM COURSE, IIT Roorkee2020-07
Strategic Human Resource ManagementQIP SHORT TERM COURSE, IIT Roorkee2020-07
Cases on Strategic Human Resource ManagementContinuing Education Centre IIT Roorkee2020-07
Case Based Learning in Business & ManagementQIP Centre, IIT Roorkee2020-07
Lecture on Motivation for security personnelDOMS, IIT Roorkee2020-07
Lecture on team building for security personnelDOMS, IIT Roorkee2020-07
Other work - • EDITING EXPERIENCE AND CERTIFICATION IN INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL 1. Guest Editor, Special issue on Sustainable Business in Digital Age, World Journal of Entrepreneurship, Management, and Sustainable Development. EMERALD (2018) • REVIEWER RECOGNITION CERTIFICATE: 1. International Journal of Hospitality Management (ELSEVIER) 2. Journal of Workplace Learning (EMERALD) 3. The Learning Organization (EMERALD) 4. European Journal of Innovation Management (EMERALD) • REVIEWER OF INTERNATIONAL JOURNALS 1. The Learning Organization (EMERALD) 2. Current Directions in Psychological Science (ELSEVIER) 3. Psychological Report (Ammons Scientific) 4. Psychological Studies, (SPRINGER) 5. The International Journal of Human Resource Management (TAYLOR AND FRANCIS) 6. International Journal of Decision Science, Risk, and Management (INDERSCIENCE) 7. The International Journal of Management in Education (INDERSCIENCE) 8. The Journal of Asia Business Studies (EMERALD) 9. International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management (EMERALD) 10. World Journal of Entrepreneurship, Management, and Sustainable Development. (EMERALD) 11. Journal of Management Development. (EMERALD) 12. European Journal of Innovation Management. (EMERALD) 13. Journal of Workplace Learning (EMERALD) 14. Gender in Management (EMERALD) 15. International Journal of Manpower 16. Academy of Management Conference
Refereed Journal Papers

Author ID: 26531322300

Web of Science Researcher ID : AAJ-2574-2020   


PUBLISHED (Early cites)


  1. Yadav, S. & Lenka, U. (2020). Diversity Management: A systematic review. Equality, diversity and inclusion: An International Journal. EMERALD (Scopus, ABDC- B; SSCI Impact Factor-1.28, Q1). http://doi/10.1108/EDI-07-2019-0197/full/pdf
  2. Yadav, S. & Lenka, U. (2020). Workforce diversity: from a literature review to future research agenda. Journal of Indian Business Research. EMERALD(Scopus, ABDC- C). http://doi/10.1108/JIBR-08-2019-0243/full/pdf
  3. Lenka, U. and Gupta, M. (2019, in press). An empirical investigation of innovation process in Indian pharmaceutical companies. European Journal of Innovation Management. EMERALD (Scopus, ABDC-'C', SSCI Impact Factor- 1.793, Q2).
  4. Tiwari, B. & Lenka, U. (2018, in press). Employee engagement: A study of survivors in Indian IT/ITES sector. IIMB Management Review. ELSEVIER (Scopus, ABDC-‘B’, Q2).
  5. Naim, M. F. & Lenka, U. (2019, in press). Organizational learning and Gen Y employees’ affective commitment: The mediating role of competency development and moderating role of strategic leadership. Journal of Management & Organization. CAMBRIDGE UNIVERISTY PRESS (Scopus, ABDC-‘B’, SSCI Impact Factor- 1.021, Q2).



  1. Malik, P. & Lenka, U. (2019). Exploring interventions to curb workplace deviance: Lessons from Air India. Tourism Review, 74(3), 563-585. EMERALD (Scopus, ABDC- 'B', SSCI Impact Factor- 1.060, Q2).
  2. Malik, P. & Lenka, U. (2019). Exploring the impact of perceive AMO framework on constructive and destructive deviance: Mediating role of employee engagement. International Journal of Manpower, 40(5), 994-1011. EMERALD (Scopus, ABDC-'A', SSCI Impact Factor- 0.882, Q2).
  3. Sharma, S. and Lenka, U. (2019). Exploring linkages between unlearning and relearning in organizations. The Learning Organization, 26(5), 500-517. EMERALD (Scopus, ABDC-'C', ESCI, Q2).
  4. Malik, P. & Lenka, U. (2019). Overcoming destructive deviance: Propositioning an integrated conceptual framework. International Journal of Organizational Analysis, 27(3), 1148-1167. EMERALD (Scopus, ABDC-'B', ESCI, Q2).
  5. Baheti, S. & Lenka, U. (2019). An understanding of the creativity and innovation domain during the period 1990-2018: A scientometric study. International Journal of Innovation, Creativity and Change, 5(1), 66-93. PRIMROSE HALL PUBLISHING (Scopus, Q3).
  6. Sharma, S. and Lenka, U. (2019). Value-added statement as a trigger to organizational unlearning. Development and Learning in Organizations, 33(6), 22-25.  EMERALD (Scopus, ABDC-'C').
  7. Sharma, S. and Lenka, U. (2019). How organizations learn: Models uncovering the black box. Development and Learning in Organizations, 33(1), 20-23. . EMERALD (Scopus, ABDC-'C').  


  1. Malik, P., Lenka, U. & Sahoo, D. K. (2018). Proposing micro-macro HRM strategies to overcome challenges of workforce diversity and deviance in ASEAN. Journal of Management Development, 37(1), 1-22.  EMERALD (Scopus, ABDC- ‘C’, ESCI, Q1).
  2. Naim, M. F. & Lenka, U. (2018). Development and retention of Generation Y employees: A conceptual framework. Employee Relations, 40(2), 433-455.. EMERALD (Scopus, ABDC- ‘B’, SSCI Impact Factor-1.9, Q2).
  3. Tiwari, B. & Lenka, U. (2018). Engaging workforce in downsized firms: Scenario of Indian IT/ITES sector. Industrial and Commercial Training, 50(1), 32–38.  EMERALD (Scopus, ESCI, Q3).
  4. Malik, P. & Lenka, U. (2018). Integrating antecedents of workplace deviance: Utilizing AHP approach. Journal of Indian Business Research, 10(1), 101–122. EMERALD (Scopus, ABDC- ‘C’, ESCI, Q3).
  5. Agarwal, S. & Lenka, U. (2018). Why research needed in women entrepreneurship in India: A viewpoint.  International Journal of Social Economics, 45(7), 1042-1057.  EMERALD (Scopus, ABDC-‘B’, ESCI, Q3).
  6. Chawla S. & Lenka U. (2018). Leadership in VUCA Environment. In: Dhir, S. & Sushil (Eds.) Flexible Strategies in VUCA Markets (pp. 213-224). Singapore: Springer. [Book Chapter]


  1. Naim, M. F. & Lenka, U. (2017). Linking knowledge sharing, competency development, and affective commitment: Evidence from Indian Gen Y employees. Journal of Knowledge Management, 21(4), 885-906.  EMERALD (Scopus, ABDC-‘A’, SSCI Impact Factor-4.604, Q1).
  2. Lenka, U. & Agarwal, S. (2017). Role of women entrepreneurs and NGOs in promoting entrepreneurship: Case studies from Uttarakhand, India.  Journal of Asia Business Studies, 11(4), 451–465.  EMERALD (Scopus, ABDC-‘C’, ESCI, Q1).
  3. Agarwal, S., & Lenka, U. (2017). Does growth of ventures depend on competencies? Selected cases from India. International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, 31(2), 227-243.  INDERSCIENCE (Scopus, Q2).
  4. Naim, M. F. & Lenka, U. (2017). How does mentoring contribute to Gen Y employees’ intention to stay? An Indian perspective. Europe’s Journal of Psychology, 13(2), 314–335.  APA PsycINFO (Scopus, ESCI, Q2).
  5. Naim, M. F. & Lenka, U. (2017). Mentoring, social media, and Gen Y employees' intention to stay: Towards a conceptual model. International Journal of Business and Systems Research, 11(1/2), 28–41. INDERSCIENCE (Scopus, Q3).
  6. Naim, M. F. & Lenka, U. (2017). Investigating the Impact of Social Media on Gen Y Employees' Engagement: An Indian Perspective. International Journal of Human Capital and Information Technology Professionals, 8(3), 29-48.  IGI (Scopus, ESCI, Q3).
  7. Naim, M. F. & Lenka, U. (2017). Talent management: A burgeoning strategic focus in Indian IT industry. Industrial and Commercial Training, 49(3), 183-188. EMERALD (Scopus, ESCI, Q3).
  8. Naim, M. F. & Lenka, U. (2017). The impact of social media and collaboration on Gen Y employees' engagement, International Journal of Development Issues, 16(3), 289-299.  EMERALD (Scopus, ABDC-‘C’).


  1. Lenka, U., &Tiwari, B. (2016). Achieving Triple ‘P’ bottom line through resonant leadership: An Indian perspective.  International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management, 69(5), 694–703. EMERALD (Scopus, ESCI, ABDC-‘B’, Q1).
  2. Lenka, U., Gupta, M. & Sahoo, D. K. (2016).  Research and development teams as a perennial source of competitive advantage for organizational creativity and innovation. Global Business Review, 17(3), 700-711. SAGE (Scopus, ESCI, ABDC-‘C’, Q2).
  3. Sahoo, D. K., & Lenka, U. (2016). Breaking the glass ceiling: Opportunity for the organization. Industrial and Commercial Training, 48(6), 311-319. EMERALD (Scopus, ESCI, Q3).
  4. Naim, M. F. & Lenka, U. (2016). Knowledge sharing as an intervention for Gen Y employees’ intention to stay. Industrial and Commercial Training, 48(3), 142-148. EMERALD (Scopus, ESCI, Q3).
  5.  Agarwal, S. &  Lenka, U. (2016). An exploratory study on the development of women entrepreneurs: Indian cases. Journal of Research in Marketing and Entrepreneurship, 18 (2), 232-247. EMERALD (Scopus, ABDC-‘B’, Q3).
  6. Chawla, S. & Lenka, U. (2016). Organizational level antecedents of learning organizations for Indian higher educational institutes: An exploratory study. International Journal of Management in Education, 10(1), 24-44. INDERSCIENCE (Scopus, Q3).


  1. Chawla, S. & Lenka, U. (2015). A study on learning organizations in Indian higher educational institutions. Journal of Workplace Learning, 27(2), 142-161. EMERALD (Scopus, ESCI, ABDC-‘C’, Q2).
  2. Lenka, U. & Vandana (2015).  A review on impact of socialization agents in breeding consumerism among children. Global Business Review, 16(5), 867-878. SAGE (Scopus, ESCI, ABDC-‘C’, Q2).
  3. Tiwari, B. & Lenka, U. (2015). Building and branding talent hub: An outlook. Industrial and Commercial Training, 47(4), 208-213. EMERALD (Scopus, ESCI, Q3).
  4. Lenka, U. & Chawla, S. (2015). Higher educational institutes as learning organizations for building a strong employer brand. Industrial and Commercial Training, 47(5), 265-276.  EMERALD (Scopus, ESCI, Q3).
  5. Agarwal, S. & Lenka, U. (2015). Study on work life balance of women entrepreneurs - Review and research agenda. Industrial and Commercial Training, 47(7), 356-362. EMERALD (Scopus, ESCI, Q3).
  6. Lenka, U. & Vandana. (2015). Direct and indirect influence of interpersonal and environmental agents on materialism in children. Psychological Studies, 61, 55-66. SPRINGER (Scopus, Q3).
  7. Chawla, S. & Lenka, U. (2015). Resonant leaders: An impetus to change the organizations. Development and Learning in Organizations, 29(6), 17-19. EMERALD (Scopus, ABDC-‘C’).
  8. Tiwari, B. & Lenka, U. (2016). Building psychological safety for employee engagement in post-recession. Development and Learning in Organizations, 30(1), 19-22.  EMERALD (Scopus, ABDC-‘C’).


  1. Lenka, U., Suar, D. & Mohapatra, P.K.J. (2010). Quality management practices of Indian commercial banks influencing customer satisfaction. Total Quality Management and Business Excellence, 21(12), 1315-1341.  TAYLOR & FRANCIS (Scopus, SSCI Impact Factor-2.18, Q1).
  2. Lenka, U., Suar, D. & Mohapatra, P.K.J. (2010). Soft and hard aspects of quality management practices influencing service quality and customer satisfaction in manufacturing-oriented services. Global Business Review, 11(1), 79–101.  SAGE (Scopus, ESCI, ABDC-‘C’, Q2).
  3. Lenka, U., Suar, D. & Mohapatra, P.K.J. (2009). Service quality, customer satisfaction, and customer loyalty in Indian commercial banks. Journal of Entrepreneurship, 18(1), 47-64. SAGE (Scopus, ABDC-‘C’, Q2).
  4. Lenka, U., & Suar, D. (2008). A holistic model of total quality management in services. ICFAI Journal of Management Research, 7(3), 56– 72(EBSCO)
  5. Vandana & Lenka, U. (2014). A review on the role of media in increasing materialism among children.  Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, 133(1), 456–464.ELSEVIER (Scopus).
  6. Chawla, S. & Lenka, U. (2013). Role of transformational leaders in developing higher educational institutions as learning organizations- An Indian perspective. Global Journal of Finance and Management, 5(10), 30-33.



  1. Malik, P. & Lenka, U. (2019, in press). Testing the mediating role of POS between perceived AMO framework and deviant behaviours in the Indian IT sector. European Journal of International Management. INDERSCIENCE (Scopus, SSCI Impact Factor-1.349, Q2).
  2. Malik, P. & Lenka, U. (2019, in press). Identifying HRM practices for disabling destructive deviance among public sector employees utilizing content analysis. International Journal of Organizational Analysis. EMERALD (Scopus, ABDC-‘B’, ESCI, Q2).
  3. Baheti, S. & Lenka, U. (2019, in press). Scientometric evaluation of International Journal of Business Excellence (2008–2019). International Journal of Business Excellence. INDERSCIENCE (Scopus, Q3).
  4. Baheti, S. & Lenka, U. (2019, in press). Sustainable innovation for sustainable business performance: A systematic review of recent literature (2008–2018). International Journal of Business Excellence. INDERSCIENCE (Scopus, Q3).
  5. Patra, B. C. & Lenka, U. (2019, in press). Analysis of barriers to entrepreneurial intentions of women: An analytic hierarchy process approach. International Journal of Business Excellence. INDERSCIENCE (Scopus, Q3).
  6. Tiwari, B., & Lenka, U. (2020). Resonant leadership: Scale development and validation of four-factor model in Indian study. Springer Book Series on Flexibility [Book Chapter]
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