Logo text

Home » Faculty and Research » Faculty Profile

George Kandathil

Name George Kandathil
Area Organizational Behaviour (OB)
Email Turn on JavaScript!
Personal HomePage http://www.iimahd.ernet.in/~gmk/
Research and Publications             MDP courses              Cases

Educational Qualifications

PhD, Cornell University, New York

M.Tech, Indian Institue of Technology, Kanpur

Academic Affiliation

Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad

ILR School, Cornell University

Professional Affiliation

ISRO Satellite Centre, Bangalore

British Tyres, Sahibabad, U.P

Area Of Research

Technology-based organizational and institutional change

Worker participation in labour-owned/managed firms

Value incongruent employees


Current Research

Framing-institutional logics interaction during Enterprise System implementation (with Sue Newell and Erica Wagner)

Change in temporality during Enterprise System implementation

Technology affordance as Enterprise System consultants’ political strategy

The conceptual struggles in exploring worker participation

Employee involvement during the transformation of worker cooperatives

Behavioral compliance and employee internalization of incongruent organizational values (with Evan Polman)

Changing strategies of small and informally organized Indian retail stores (with Atul Patak)

Energy labeling of home Appliances and consumer behavior (with Mohan Turaga)

Publications/ Articles/ Cases

Peer-reviewed Publications

Kandathil, G, Newell,S, & Wagner, E. 2011. Translating ES-Embedded Institutional Logics through Technological Framing: An Indian-based Case Example. ECIS, 47 (1): 1-13.

Kandathil, G. 2009. When global times encounter local times: Cross-temporal politics during an Enterprise Resource Planning implementation in a Western multinational organization in India. In George T. Solomon (Ed.) Proceedings of the Sixty Eighth Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, USA.

Kandathil, G. & Varman, R. 2007. Contradictions of Employee Involvement, Information Sharing, and Expectations: A Case Study of Indian Worker Cooperative. Economic &Industrial Democracy, 28(1): 140-174.

Goncalo, J. & Kandathil, G. 2007. Connecting Group Success to Individual Achievement: Cross-Cultural Attributions for Group Performance. In George T. Solomon (Ed.) Proceedings of the Sixty Sixth Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management. USA.

Kandathil, G. 2003. Prediction of Spacecraft Project Duration Using Adaptation of Markoff Chain Analysis, Journal of Spacecraft Technology, 13 (1): 1-30

Book chapter

Kandathil, G. 2003. Trilogy in Organizations: Through the Lens of Organizational Identity Change Process. Pp:88-102. In G. Kandathil (Ed.), One plus One is Three. India, Cochin: ICTA.

Select Case Studies & Technical Notes                                                                                 

Kandathil, G. 2011. Between the Devil and the Deep Sea: ERP Implementation in EurIndia. IIMA, Ahmedabad.

Kandathil, G. 2011. The Undulations during an Organizational Transformation: The Story of NCJM Employee Cooperative. IIMA, Ahmedabad.

Kandathil, G. 2011. Evolution of Technology-Organization Studies from 1950s through 2000s. IIMA, Ahmedabad.

Kandathil, G. & Iyer, S. 2003. An Analysis of ISRO Scientists’ Workplace Motivation. Bangalore, India: ISRO Satellite Centre.

Kandathil, G. & Reddy, C. 2002. Trends in Satellite Communication Technology 1995-2002: A Review. Bangalore, India: ISRO Satellite Centre.

Select Conference Presentations

Kandathil, G, Newell,S. & Wagner, E. Co-mingling Contrasting Institutional Logics: Exploring the Dialectics of Institutional Change through an Indian-based ERP Implementation, 71st Annual Meeting of Academy of Management, August, 2011, San Antonio, Texas, USA.

Kandathil, G, Newell,S. & Wagner, E. Co-mingling Contrasting Institutional Logics: Exploring the Macro-Micro Interplay during an Indian-based ES Implementation, 27th European Group for Organization Studies (EGOS) Colloquium, July 2011, Gothenburg, Sweden.

 Kandathil, G, Wagner, E, & Newell,S. Translating ES-Embedded Institutional Logics through Technological Framing: An Indian based Case Example, 19th European Conference on Information Systems, June 2011, Helsinki, Finland. ECIS Best Paper Award Winner.

Kandathil, G. When global times encounter local times: Cross-temporal politics during an Enterprise Resource Planning implementation in a Western multinational organization in India. 68th Annual Meeting of Academy of Management, Chicago, IL. August 2009. OCIS Best Student Paper Award Nominee.

 Kandathil, G. A Multi perspective approach to study the use of power during implementation of configurable Information Technologies in organizations. 67th Annual meeting of Academy of Management, Anaheim, CA. August 2008.

Kandathil, G. & Varghese, T. Who does fix the meaning of time? Exercise of ideological power and semiotic power during the implementation of Enterprise Resource Planning in a Western Organization in India. 24th European Group for Organization Studies (EGOS) Colloquium. Amsterdam, Netherlands. July 2008.

Kandathil, G. A Multi perspective Integrative Framework to Study the Use of Power in Organizations during Techno-Organizational Change. 24th European Group for Organization Studies (EGOS) Colloquium. Amsterdam, Netherlands. July 2008.

Goncalo, J. & Kandathil, G. Connecting Group Success to Individual: Achievement Cross-Cultural Attributions for Group Performance. 66th Annual meeting of Academy of Management, Philadelphia, PA. August 2007.  Carolyn Dexter Best Paper Award Nominee.



.