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Happy Paul

Happy Paul

Associate Professor
Organizational Behaviour & Human Resource Management



Prof Happy Paul holds a Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from IIT Roorkee with a focus on constructs of positive psychology. He is in academics for over a decade now and has active interest in understanding personalities, group dynamics, leadership competencies, employees’ attitudes and behaviors. His work has been published in reputed national and international journals.

He has previously worked as Associate Professor and Associate Dean (Academics) at T A Pai Management Institute (TAPMI) Manipal. Before that he was with IIM Jammu and Graphic Era Deemed University. He has designed and delivered over 100 hours of Leadership Development training to the working professionals of companies like Indian Oil Corporation Ltd, Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Ltd., Rotary Club, Erstwhile Syndicate Bank, and Canara Bank.

Awards and Scholarships

  • Received Gold Award for presenting a paper “Leadership Assessment and Development Centre” at Indian Management Conclave Awards 2018 at IIM Bangalore.
  • Best Paper Award at International Conference on Management in the New World Order (ICMNWO-2012) organized by IIM Ranchi
  • Best Doctoral Paper Award at International Marketing Conference (MARCON-2012) organized by IIM Calcutta
  • Best Paper Presentation Award at 5th International Conference of Management and Behavioral Sciences (2012) organized by the Society of Management and Behavioral Sciences (SMBS), Jodhpur
  • Qualified the UGC-NET (Management) for eligibility of Lectureship in 2009 and awarded Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) by University Grants Commission (UGC)

He teaches courses like Individual and Group Dynamics, Organizational Behavior, Organization Theory and Design, Human Resource Management, Learning and Development, Conflict Management, Negotiations in HR, Business Leadership, Emotional Intelligence Competencies

Select Research Publications

  • Pereira, V., Bamel, U., Paul, H., Varma, A. (2022). Personality and safety behavior: An analysis of worldwide research on road and traffic safety leading to organizational and policy implications. Journal of Business Research, Vol. 151, pp. 185-196. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbusres.2022.06.057 (Scopus, ABDC-A)
  • Singh, M., James, P.S., Paul, H., Bolar, K. (2022). Impact of cognitive-behavioral motivation on student engagement. Heliyon, Vol. 8 (7), e09843. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.heliyon.2022.e09843 (Scopus)
  • Paul, H., Budhwar, P., & Bamel, U. (2020). Linking resilience and organizational commitment: does happiness matter? Journal of Organizational Effectiveness: People and Performance, Vol. 7 (1), pp. 21-37. https://doi.org/10.1108/JOEPP-11-2018-0087 (Scopus, ABDC-B)
  • Paul, H., Bamel, U.K., Ashta, A., & Stokes, P. (2019). Examining an integrative model of resilience, subjective well-being and commitment as predictors of organizational citizenship behaviours. International Journal of Organizational Analysis, Vol. 27 (5), pp. 1274-1297. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJOA-08-2018-1514 (Scopus, ABDC-B)
  • Tripathi, A., Bamel, U.K., Paul, H., Gordon, D., & Bamel, N. (2018). Antecedents of competitive group formation intention in business education context. International Journal of Organizational Analysis, Vol. 26 (3), pp. 518-535. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJOA-05-2017-1162 (Scopus, ABDC-B)
  • Paul, H., Bamel, U.K., & Stokes, P. (2018). High-Performance Teams and Job Involvement: Exploring the Linkage to Augment Quality in Indian Education and Research. Industrial and Commercial Training, Vol. 50 (5), 250-260. https://doi.org/10.1108/ICT-09-2017-0075. (Scopus)
  • Bamel, U.K., Budhwar, P., Stokes, P., & Paul, H. (2017). Dimensions of role efficacy and managerial effectiveness: evidence from India. Journal of Organizational Effectiveness: People and Performance, Vol. 4 (3), pp. 218-237, https://doi.org/10.1108/JOEPP-02-2016-0009 (Scopus, ABDC-B) 
  • Paul, H., Bamel, U. K. & Garg, P. (2016) Employee Resilience and OCB: Mediating Effects of Organizational Commitment. Vikalpa: The Journal of Decision Makers, Vol. 41 (4), pp. 308-324. https://doi.org/10.1177/0256090916672765 (Scopus)
  • Paul, H., & Garg, P. (2014). Factor structure of The Resilience Scale-14: Insights from an Indian sample. South Asian Journal of Management (ISSN – 0971-5428), Vol. 21(2), pp. 71-86. (ABDC-C)
  • Paul, H., & Garg, P. (2014). Healing HRM through Positive Psychology. Procedia – Social and Behavioral Sciences (ISSN: 1877-0428), Vol. 133, pp.  141-150. (Scopus)
  • Garg, P., Rastogi, R., & Paul, H. (2014) Does perception of justice effects psychological well-being of employees? International Journal of Society, Systems Science (ISSN – 1756-2511), Vol. 6 (3), pp. 264-284. 
  • Paul, H., & Garg, P. (2014) Organizational commitment of frontline sales professionals in India: Role of resilience. International Journal of Business Insights and Transformation (ISSN: 0974-5874), Vol. 7 (2), pp. 12-18.
Case Study Publications

  • Paul, H., & Tatachari, S. (2022), Student “work group” not working. The CASE Journal, Vol. 18 (4), pp. 561-581. https://doi.org/10.1108/TCJ-01-2021-0025 (Scopus)
  • Paul, H., & Bamel, U. (2017). Is it about retrenchment or future readiness? ID: 417-0110-1. UK: The Case Centre.
  • Bamel, U., Bamel, N., & Paul, H. (2017). Flipkart: Futuristic Organizational Structure. ID: 417-0097-1. UK: The Case Centre.
  • Sharma, A., Saxena, R., Sarvanan, T.P., & Paul, H. (2012). Data Infosys Ltd. A case study published in edited JKLU Monograph Series, Vol. 3, pp. 157-166.
Conference Proceedings

  • Paul, H., & Garg, P. (2012). Revisiting Resilience in Indian Context. Proceedings of International Conference on Management in the New World Order held during August 13-15, 2012 at Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Ranchi (pp. 380-397). Tata McGraw Hills, New Delhi (ISBN13: 978-1-25-902824-3, ISBN10: 1-25-902824-0)
  • Paul, H., & Garg, P. (2012). Elevating Organizational Consequences through Employee Resilience. Proceedings of National Conference on Emerging Challenges for Sustainable Business held during June 1-2, 2012 at the Department of Management Studies, IIT Roorkee (pp. 811-828). Excellent Publishing House, New Delhi (ISBN: 978-93-81583-46-3)
Book Chapter Publications

  • Bamel, U., Paul, H., Bamel, N. (2018) Managing Workplace Diversity Through Organizational Climate. In: Sushil, Singh T., Kulkarni A. (eds) Flexibility in Resource Management. Flexible Systems Management. Springer, Singapore, pp. 87-97.
  • Kardam, B. L., Rangnekar, S., Paul, H. & Kataria, Y. (2016). Investigating the relationship of job attitudes: Indian managerial perspective. In Bamel, U. K., Sengupta, A., & Singh, P. (Eds., Emerging Challenges in HR: VUCA Perspectives (pp. 124-127). New Delhi: Emerald Group Publishing (India). (ISBN: 978-0-9926800-8-4) 
  • Singh, M., Paul, H., & Kumar, S. (2015). Impact of Organizational Climate on Pyshological Capital and Locus of Control of Employees. In Aagja, J.P., & Awasthi, A. K. (Eds.), Research Trends in General Management (pp. 107-114). New Delhi: Excel India Publishers. (ISBN: 978-93-84869-41-0)

  • Delivered a session on “Motivation and Personal Drivers of Performance” in Management Development Program for the Executives of NTPC Ltd., on October 17, 2022
  • Delivered a training session on “Self-awareness” and “Leadership Goals and Aspirations” to Women Leadership of Canara Bank on July 25, 2022 at Canara Institute of Bank Management, Manipal.
  • Conducted sessions on “Situational Leadership” in Leadership Development Programs for regional managers of Canara Bank on July 15, 2022.
  • Conducted multiple sessions on “Managing High Performance Teams” and “Interpersonal Relationships” in Leadership Development Programs for regional managers of Canara Bank during Oct/Nov 2021 and May 2022.
  • Conducted “Train the Trainer” program for the first-time trainers of Canara Institute of Bank Management on September 16, 2021
  • Conducted multiple sessions on “Self-Management and Building Resilience” and “Working in Teams and Conflict Management” in Leadership Development Programs for junior managers of Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Ltd during March-August 2021. 
  • Conducted multiple sessions on “Inspiring Trust” and “Conflict Management” in Leadership Development Programs for Middle-level managers of Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Ltd during March-August 2021.
  • Conducted multiple sessions on “Managing Change” in Leadership Development Programs for Senior Managers of Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Ltd during July-September 2021.
  • Delivered a talk on “Personality Development – Confidence Building and Effective Decision Making” to senior managers of Syndicate Bank, Manipal Zonal Office on January 22, 2020. 
  • Conducted sessions on Team Building and Stress Management in Professional Development Training Programme for Senior Faculty of TEQIP Institutes at IIM Jammu during November 18-22, 2019.
  • Conducted a Training Need Assessment for the Leadership Development of Middle Management of Syndicate Bank during January-March 2019.
  • Conducted an outbound programme on “Building Trust for Enduring Relationships and Sustainability” for Indian Oil Corporation, Pipeline Division, Chennai during October 25-26, 2018
  • Designed and conducted training for under-privileged children under the Swarnjayanti Gram Swarozgar Yojna organized by Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and Ministry of Rural Development during August-September 2008

Previous Administrative Roles

  • Associate Dean (Academics), T A Pai Management Institute (TAPMI), Manipal, 2022
  • Program Chairperson, T A Pai Management Institute (TAPMI), Manipal, 2020 & 2021
  • Chairperson Placements, IIM Jammu, 2019
  • Member – PGP Committee, Corporate Communication Committee, Executive Education & Consultancy, Screening Committee for Non-faculty Recruitment, IIM Jammu, 2019
  • Faculty Co-ordinator for Orientation Programme and HR Conclave, IIM Jammu, 2019
  • Chairman – Leadership Assessment and Development Center, 2018
  • Chairperson – Management-in-Practice (Summer Internships) –2016 & 2017
  • Dy. Convener of Combined Counseling Board, Graphic Era University, Dehradun, 2015
  • In-charge Admissions, Graphic Era University, Dehradun, 2009 & 2010