Multi-National Work-Family Research Project
(Project 3535)

Dr. Ujvala Rajadhyaksha

E-mail: [email protected]

Ujvala Rajadhyaksha currently works as Associate Professor in the Department of Business Administration and Economics, and Faculty Coordinator of the India Study Abroad Program at Saint Mary's College, Notre Dame, Indiana, USA.

Previously she worked as Senior Fellow with the Center for Women's Intercultural Leadership at Saint Mary's College, Notre Dame, USA. She has served as full-time faculty at the Shailesh J. Mehta School of Management at Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, India, and at the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta, India. She has been Visiting Faculty and Research Scholar at McGill University, Canada under the Shastri Indo-Canadian Fellowship. Ujvala has a doctoral degree in management with a specialization in organizational behaviour from Asia's premier business school, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIMA).

Ujvala has taught courses and lectured on topics in organizational behaviour, organization structure and design, organization theory, human resource management, communication and presentation skills and gender and race issues in management, to undergraduate and MBA students in India, China and USA. She has extensive training experience with middle and senior managers in India and has consulted to organizations in Asia in the automobile and consumer products sector on competency development and women in the workplace.

Ujvala's research interests include work and family issues, gender in organizations and cross-cultural issues in management. On work and family matters she is particularly interested in exploring for gender differences, impact of gender role ideology and role of social support in developing country contexts like India. She has published articles in Human Relations, Sex Roles, Economic and Political Weekly and Vikalpa (the journal of IIMA) and has presented papers at conferences of the Academy of Management (AOM), International Association of Applied Psychology (IAAP), Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) and Academy of Human Resource Management (AHRM). She has been elected Fellow of the International Academy of Intercultural Research.

Select publications:

Rajadhyaksha, Ujvala and Swati Smita (2004) Tracing a timeline of work and family research in India, Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. XXXIX, No. 17, 24 April, 1674-1680.

Rajadhyaksha, Ujvala (2004) Work-family balance and dual career couples: What do organizations of the future need to know? In Rupande Padaki, N.M Agarwal, C. Balaji and Gopal Mahapatra (Eds.) Emerging Asia: An HR Agenda, pp. 333- 356, New Delhi: Tata McGraw Hill.

Publications / Presentations From Project 3535 Dataset

Rajadhyaksha, U. (2007) "Gender Role Ideology and Work-Family Conflict in India", paper presented at the CWIL conference 2007 on Women as Intercultural Leaders: Collaboration at the Crossroads, held at Saint Mary's College, Notre Dame, Indiana from April 26-28, 2007.

Rajadhyaksha, U. and Desai T. (2006) "Antecedents and consequences of work-family conflict in India", presentation at the 26th International Congress of Applied Psychology, 16-21 July, Athens, Greece.

Rajadhyaksha, U., Desai T. and Huang T. (2006) (co-authored) "Similarities and differences between Taiwan and India in work family issues and cultural values", presented at the 18th International Congress of the International Association of Cross Cultural Psychology, 11-15 July 2006, Isle of Spetses, Greece.

Rajadhyaksha, U. (2006) "Social support and work-family conflict: Could the supportive Indian family be a myth?" CWIL Colloquium Series of the Center for Women's Intercultural Leadership, Saint Mary's College, Notre Dame, Indiana.