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Prof. Smita Chaudhry

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 the undergraduate and postgraduate business management programmes. She takes courses in the areas of Leadership, Change Management, Strategic and Global HRM, HR Analytics, Team Management and Organizational Development. Smita is a doctorate in Organizational Behavior from Indian Institute of Management Calcutta. Her thesis explores cognitive, emotional and behavioral response to partner opportunism in client vendor relationships. She has published papers in research journals, and presented in various international conferences. Prior to pursuing 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 post graduate in management from Indian Institute of Management Bangalore.



  • 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.