Associate Professor to department People, Organizations and Society
Doctorate of Philosophy, Open University
Areas of expertise
- Leadership and Coaching
- Corporate Social Responsibility
Dr Taran Patel has lived and worked in several countries including India, France, Spain, UAE, Singapore, Finland and the UK. She is an Associate Professor in the Management and Organizational Behaviour Department. She was also the Program Director of the MIB (Masters of International Business) program of Grenoble Ecole de Management from September 2009 to July 2013. In past years, Dr Patel has published academic articles in many internationally recognized peer-reviewed journals. These include CNRS listed journals like Management Decisions, European Management Review, Journal of Business Ethics, and Business and Society, and ABS listed journals like Innovations: A European Journal of Social Sciences. Her first book entitled ‘Stereotypes of Intercultural Management' was published in 2007 and was the culmination of her doctoral thesis, which won the EFMD (European Foundation for Management Development) Award for best doctoral thesis in the Corporate Governance category in 2006. Her second book entitled 'Cross-Cultural Management- Toward a Transactional Approach' was published in 2013 by Routledge. Dr Patel has been a consultant to companies such as Salmson in France and Technip-Coflexip in India. She has been involved in diversity training programs with companies such as Atos Origin and AXA. Her initiatives in creating awareness regarding Diversity Management were recognized when she was invited as a speaker at the World Diversity Leadership Summit at the United Nations Headquarters in New York in 2007. In April 2013, Dr Patel was conferred an award for ‘Research Excellence' (with Professors Robert Hamlin, Sandy Whitford, and Carlos Ruiz) from the President of India, Dr Pranab Mukherjee (as part of the IFTDO conference). Dr Patel regularly presents papers in international conferences such as Academy of Management, European Group for Organizational Studies, British Academy of Management, Academy of Human Resources Development, and University Forum of Human Resources Development. Dr Patel's teaching interests include: Cultural Issues in International Business, Human Resources Management, Organizational Behavior, and Qualitative Research Methods.