Ph.D. (Calcutta University, Under the Fellowship of ISI, Kolkata) and Associate Professor - Organizational Behaviour and Human Resource Management.

Contact: +91-33-6652 9662

Email: r.chattopadhyay@imi-k.edu.in

Area of Interest
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Entrepreneurial Behavior and Action
  • Group Process and Group Dynamics
  • Performance Management

Rachana Chattopadhyay

Ph.D. (Calcutta University, Under the Fellowship of ISI, Kolkata) and Associate Professor - Organizational Behaviour and Human Resource Management.

Dr. Chattopadhyay has received her doctoral degree in Applied Psychology form Calcutta University under the fellowship of Indian Statistical Institute, Calcutta, in the year 2005. After receiving her PhD degree, she has joined as a Visiting Fellow in School of Social Psychology, Australian National University, Canberra, for post-doctoral research (year 2005-2006).

List of Publications

Journal Articles

  • R. Chattopadhyay and A. Ghosh, (2002). “Predicting Entrepreneurial Success: A Socio-psychological Study.” Journal of Entrepreneurship, 11(1), 21-31. http://joe.sagepub.com/content/11/1.toc
  • R. Chattopadhyay and A. Ghosh, (2002). “Effect of Locus of Control on Individualism-collectivism and Achievement Value: A study based on a group of college students.” Indian Journal of Psychological Issues, 10 (1 & 2) 75-79.
  • R. Chattopadhyay and A. Ghosh (2002). “Role of Demographic and Socio-cultural variables on Entrepreneurial Success: A Study Based on a Group of Entrepreneurs from West Bengal.” Social Science International, 18, 83-93.
  • R. Chattopadhyay and A. Ghosh,(2002) “Impact of Individualism-collectivism & Entrepreneurial Status on Entrepreneurial Success.” Journal of the Indian Academy of Applied Psychology, 28, 69-74.
  • R. Chattopadhyay (2004). “Role of Depression, Anxiety and Stress on Natural Language Pattern: An empirical Study.” Journal of Applied Psychological Issues, 10(1), 15-20.
  • R. Chattopadhyay (2007). “Attribution Style and Entrepreneurial Success: A study based on Indian Culture.” Journal of Enterprising Culture, 15(3), 315-316. http://www.worldscientific.com/toc/jec/15/03
  • R. Chattopadhyay and A. K. Ghosh (2008). Entrepreneurial Intention Model Based Quantitative Approach to Estimate Entrepreneurial Success. Journal of Small Business and Entrepreneurship, 21(1) 1-22. http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/rsbe20/21/1#.UwxGxvmSwz0
  • R. Chattopadhyay (2008). Social Networking and Entrepreneurial Success: A Study Based on Indian Culture. Journal of Asia Entrepreneurship and Sustainability, 4(3) 39-54. http://www.asiaentrepreneurshipjournal.com/readeditions.html
  • R. Chattopadhyay and M. Modekurti (2008). The Relationship between Organizational Role Stress and Life satisfaction Levels among Women Employees: An Empirical Study. The Icfaian Journal of Management Research, 7 (5), 25-35.
  • R. Chattopadhyay (2008). Use of Voice Manipulation to Overcome Organizational Resistance: An Experimental Study based on the Perception of the Bank Employees. The Icfaian Journal of Management Research, 7 (9), 16-26.
  • R. Chattopadhyay and A. K. Ghosh (2012). “Performance appraisal based on a forced distribution system: its drawbacks and remedies”. International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management, 61(8), 881-896. http://www.emeraldinsight.com/toc/ijppm/61/8
  • M. J. Platow, R A. Eggins, R. Chattopadhyay, G. Brewer, L Hardwick, L Milsom, Jacinta Brocklebank, T. Lalor, R. Martin, M. Quee, S. Vassallo, and J. Welsh (2013). “Two Experimental Tests of Relational Models of Procedural Justice: Non-instrumental Voice and Authority Group Membership”. British Journal of Social Psychology, 52(2), 361-376. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/bjso.2013.52.issue-2/issuetoc

Conference Articles

  • “A Study of Feeling Tone Associated with Visual Imagery Evoked by Two North Indian Classical Ragas.” – National Conference on Research in Clinical Psychology organized by Association of Clinical Psychologists, Delhi on February 23-26, 2000.
  • “A Study of Identity Achievement & Motivational Disposition in a Group of Indian Undergraduate Students.” – International Conference on “People and Environment”, organized by South Asian Association of Psychologists on February, 24-25, 2001.
  • “Socio-Psychological Approach for Predicting Entrepreneurial Success in Indian Culture: A study Based on West Bengal and Tripura.” – 89th Indian Science Congress, Psychology and Educational Section, Young Scientist Award Session, Lucknow, 2002.
  • “A Socio-psychological Search for Potential Entrepreneurs. – “National Seminar on Applied Psychology, Department of Applied Psychology, University of Calcutta, February, 2003.
  • “Entrepreneurial Personality Pattern: A Comparative Study On entrepreneurs and Management Students.” - 7th International & 38th National Seminar of Indian Academy of Applied Psychology, Jodhpur, October, 2003.
  • “Impact of Depression Anxiety and Stress on Natural Language Pattern of Female Student” - National Seminar on Enhancing Human Potential: Psychological Perspectives, Dayalbagh Educational Institute, Dayalbagh, Agra, October, 2004.
  • “Profile Analysis of Entrepreneur in Indian Culture” - 92nd Indian Science Congress, Ahemdabad, January, 2005.
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“A Quantitative Approach to Identify Potential Entrepreneurs: A Study Based on Indian Culture” - 35th Annual Conference of Society of Australian Social Psychologist, Canberra, 20th to 23rd April, 2006.

  • “Social Perception of Voice and the Authority’s group membership: A study on Organizational Context”- National Conference on Applied Cognitive Psychology organized by Psychology Research Unit, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata on November, 2007.
  • “Non-instrumental Voice and Authority’s Group Membership: An empirical Study Based Australian and Indian Students”- Annual Conference of National Academy of Psychology organized by Dept. of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT, Kanpur on December, 2007.
  • “An Effective use of Procedural Fairness in Overcoming Organizational Resistance and Enhancing Organizational Citizenship Behavior.” – European Post Doc Summer School organized by European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology, Berlin, September 06 - September 12, 2008.
  • “A Different Style of Attribution among Indian Entrepreneurs: An Empirical Studies” – European Post Doc Summer School organized by European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology, Berlin, September 06 - September 12, 2008.
  • “Use of Forced Distribution System in Appraising Employee’s Performance: Its Problem and Solution” Paper presented in 3rd IIMA International Conference on Advanced Data Analysis, Business Analytics and Intelligence (ICADABAI-2013), April 13-14, 2013.
  • ‘Performance Appraisal based on a Forced Distribution System: Its Drawbacks and Remedies’, International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management, Vol. 61, No. 8, 2012.
    Abstract: Performance appraisal based on a forced distribution system (FDS) is widely used in large corporate sectors around the globe. Though many researchers have pointed out several drawbacks in FDS, due to the absence of any suitable alternative, it has been (and continues to be) adopted by many industries over a long period of time. The purpose of this paper is to point out some serious limitations of this system and propose a simple modification to overcome these limitations. FDS determines the relative positions of the employees involved in similar work by comparing them against one another, and based on their performance, the employees receive different grades. Here the authors use the Likert’s scaling method to convert these grades into numerical scores, then these scores are used to estimate the average performance of each group of employees, which is referred to as the group index. Taking these group indices into consideration, the authors propose a modified performance score of each employee for their final evaluation. Efficiencies of the existing FDS and the proposed modified version are compared using a simple measure of rank correlation known as the Kendall’s tau‐statistic. Extensive simulation studies show that the modified algorithm is uniformly better than the existing one over different schemes for allocations of employees to different projects, and depending on the allocation scheme, it can lead to substantial improvement.
  • M. J. Platow, R A. Eggins, R. Chattopadhyay, G. Brewer, L Hardwick, L Milsom, Jacinta Brocklebank,T. Lalor, R. Martin, M. Quee, S. Vassallo, and J. Welsh (2013). “Two Experimental Tests of Relational Models of Procedural Justice: Non-instrumental Voice and Authority Group Membership”. British Journal of Social Psychology, 52(2), 361-376.
    Abstract: In both a laboratory experiment (in Australia) using university as the basis of group membership, and a scenario experiment (in India) using religion as the basis of group membership, we observe more favourable respect and fairness ratings in response to an in-group authority than an out-group authority who administers non-instrumental voice. Moreover, we observe in our second experiment that reported likelihood of protest (herein called “social-change voice”) was relatively high following non-instrumental voice from an out-group authority, but relatively low following non-instrumental voice from an in-group authority. Our findings are consistent with relational models of procedural justice, and extend the work by examining likely use of alternative forms of voice as well as highlighting the relative importance of instrumentality.

Dr. Chattopadhyay has received her doctoral degree in Applied Psychology form Calcutta University under the fellowship of Indian Statistical Institute, Calcutta, in the year 2005. After receiving her Ph.D degree, she has joined as a Visiting Fellow in School of Social Psychology, Australian National University, Canberra, for post-doctoral research (year 2005-2006). Before joining International Management Institute, Kolkata as an Assistant Professor, she was a faculty member in the ICFAI Institute for Management Teachers, Hyderabad as well as ICFAI Business School, Kolkata. She has chaired the session of organizational behavior in European PostDoc Summer School organized by European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology, Berlin, September 06 - September 12, 2008. She is recipient of of Young Scientist Award from Indian Science Congress Association in the year 2002. She has received Outstanding Paper award at Emerald Literati Network, 2013.

IMI-Kolkata Congratulates Dr. Rachana Chattopadhyay for being the recipient of Outstanding Paper Award at the Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence 2013 for her article entitled “Performance Appraisal Based on a Forced Distribution System: Its Drawbacks and Remedies” published in International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management. The award winning paper was chosen following consultation amongst the journal’s Editorial Team, many of whom are eminent academics or practitioners.