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Prof. Smita Chaudhry
Associate Professor - Human Resources
Email: smita.chaudhry@flame.edu.in
FPM in Organizational Behavior from IIM Calcutta; PGDM from IIM Bangalore; B.A. from Lady Shri Ram College for Women, Delhi University

Prof. Smita Chaudhry is a faculty in the Department of Human Resources. She teaches in undergraduate and postgraduate business management programs. She takes courses in the areas of Leadership, Change Management, Team Building, HR Analytics, People Management, and Organizational Development. Smita is a doctorate in Organizational Behavior from the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta. Her thesis explores the cognitive, emotional, and behavioral response to partner opportunism in client-vendor relationships. She has published papers in a variety of research journals and presented them in international conferences. She is also certified in Hogan Leadership and Personality Assessment.

Prior to pursuing a Ph.D., Smita was engaged in process and information technology consulting for over ten years in one of the Big Four consulting firms. Her experience spans diverse sectors like education, utilities, engineering, manufacturing, consumer durables, FMCG, real estate, and finance. Smita is a postgraduate in management from the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore.



  • Chhajer, R. & Chaudhry S. (2022). What makes Indian management students thrive? Role of decision-making discretion, broad information sharing, and climate of trust. Frontiers in Psychology. 13:795262. DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2022.795262

  • Chakrabarti, D., Shinde, S., & Chaudhry, S. (2021). Teaching non-written communication skills to MBA students through evaluated exercises. Journal of Organizational Behavior Education, 14, 143-162.

  • Chaudhry, S. (2020). Understanding Change Enablers in Service Organizations: A Contingency Theory Perspective. South Asian Journal of Management, 27(2), 54-83.

  • Chaudhry, S. (2020). Exploring the determinants of client opportunism: a study of IT service projects. International Journal of Project Organisation and Management, 12(4), 407-427.

  • Chaudhry, S. (2020). Partner opportunism and willingness to engage in project relationships. Journal of Strategy and Management, 13 (3), 413-432.

  • Chaudhry, S., Srivastava, B. N., & Joshi, C. (2019). The Influence of Justice Perceptions and Affective States on Project Managers’ Responses to Client Opportunism. Project Management Journal, 8756972819851411.

  • Chaudhry, S., Srivastava, B. N., & Joshi, C. (2018). Vendor response to client opportunism in IT service relationships: Exploring the moderating effect of client involvement. Industrial Marketing Management, 75, 100-111.

  • Chaudhry, S. (2018). Managing Employee Attitude for a Successful Information System Implementation: A Change Management Perspective. Journal of International Technology and Information Management, 27(1), 57-90.

  • Chaudhry, S., & Joshi, C. (2018). Effect of Transformational Leader Communication on Affective Commitment to Change. International Journal on Leadership, 6(1), 27-35.

  • Chaudhry, S., & Joshi, C. (2017). Transformational Leadership, HR Practices and Affective Commitment to Change: A Theoretical Perspective. Journal of Organisation and Human Behaviour, 6(3), 37-45.

  • Chaudhry, S (2016). Research using Structural Equation Modeling: An Introduction. In P. Sharma (Eds.), Research in Social Sciences: Interdisciplinary Perspective (pp. 170-182). Kanpur,UP: Social Research Foundation.


  • Chaudhry, S., Srivastava, B. N., & Joshi, C. (2016). Service provider's response to client opportunism in a service exchange relationship. Academy of Management Meeting, Anaheim, USA.

  • Chaudhry, S., Srivastava, B. N., & Joshi, C. (2015). Vendor response strategies as a function of opportunism and client involvement: The mediating role of negative affect. International Association of Conflict Management Conference, Clearwater Beach, USA.

  • Chaudhry, S., Srivastava, B. N., & Joshi, C. (2015). Vendor’s perception of client opportunism and its implications for a client-vendor relationship. Eastern Academy of Management Conference, Philadelphia, USA.

  • Chaudhry, S. (2015). Vendor response to client opportunism in Indian IT industry: Exploring the role of negative affect, senior management involvement and problematic stage. Indian Academy of Management Conference, Noida, India.

  • Chaudhry, S. (2013). Effect of transformational leader communication on affective commitment to change. Indian Academy of Management Conference, Ahmedabad, India.