Dr.Smitha Rajappan

Dr.Smitha Rajappan

Associate Professor (OB &HR) &Certified Fitness Coach

Dr. Smitha Rajappan is an academician in the area of HR &OB from South India. On completing her MBA from RVS institute of Management Studies and Research, Coimbatore, she worked with a Central Government Project of MHRD for about 3 years as District Programme officer.

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.For the last 10 years she is into academics and handling papers in HR &OB for MBA students in Kerala. She has conducted numerous workshops and training programs for students, teachers, corporates and common people.

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Education Credentials

Ph.D-( Management) - Bharathiar University, Coimbatore-Topic-Impact of Organizational Silence and Job Embeddedness &Work engagement Role of Psychological Capital
M.Phil.(Management) - Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, Topic-Emotional Intelligence
MBA (HR& Marketing)  - RVS Institute of Management Studies And Research, Coimbatore

Area of interests

Emotional Intelligence, TA, Mind- fullness, Mental & Physical wellness, Behavior at Workplace, Employee Well-Being, Employee Engagement, Leadership and Personality

Research Contributions

Major Conferences

  • PAN IIM World Management Conference held at IIM Lucknow- presented a paper titled ‘Workplace Spirituality – An Emerging Template for Breaking Organizational Silence’
  • 6th Annual International Conference on Sustainability (SusCon-VI) organized by IIM Shillong- presented paper titled ''Analysis of the Effect of Organizational Silence Climate on Job Embeddedness'
  • International HR Conference on Building Organizations of Tomorrow: K J Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research, Mumbai- Presented a paper titled ‘Exploring the Effect of Workplace Spirituality on Job Embeddedness’
  • International Research Conference organized by International Association of Research and Development Organization (IARDO)-Mumbai - presented a paper titled ‘Dimensions of Organizational Justice and Work Engagement among Health Care Professionals’
  • 12th Indian Subcontinent Decision Sciences Institute (ISDSI) International Conference held at SP Jain Institute of Management, Mumbai - presented a paper on ‘Examining the Relationship between Workplace Spirituality and Silence Behaviour – The Mediating Role of PJ Fit’
  • International Conference held at IIM Tiruchirappalli -Indian Subcontinent Decision Sciences Institute (ISDSI) - presented a paper titled Impact of Organizational silence on Job embeddedness and Work engagement”
  • NICOM 2021 –Nirma International Conference on Management –Industry 4.0-Presented paperitled The New-Normal in Education: Comprehending the Stages of Concern through the Concerns-based Adoption Model (CBAM)
  • IIM- Bodh Gaya- International Management Conference on Post -Covid Management Strategies- Presented paper “Inclusive leadership and Employee Resilience- Post pandemic strategies for Organizational Identification

Workshop /FDP Attended

  • 17th Consortium of Students in Management Research (COSMAR) held at the Department of Management Studies, Indian Institute of Science (IISc)
  • One week Programme on Participatory Learning and Teaching Case studies-IIM Lucknow
  • AICTE sponsored Short term course on Re-Energizing the classroom –Through the use of Gamification and Experiential activities in management Education-Indian Institute of Technology (IIT ) Madras
  • Management Development programme on Gamification for Learning and Development –Cochin University of Science &Technology (CUSAT)
  • International Seminar on Management of Socio Economic Paradigm in Developing Economies-University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka


  • Book - Published a Book on “Exploring the effect of workplace Spirituality on Job Embeddedness”. Lambert Academic publishing
  • Published a paper on “Exploring the Effect of Workplace Spirituality on Job Embeddedness among Higher Secondary School Teachers” Cogent Business & Management 4(1)1334419. Taylor & Francis journal
  • Published a paper titled” Happiness at Workplace – The Role of Psychological Capital” in Asian Research Consortium- Asian Journal of Research in Social Sciences and Humanities Vol. 9, No. 10, October2019, pp. 1-14. ISSN 2249-7315 A Journal Indexed in Indian Citation Index
  • Published a paper titled “Work place spirituality –an Emerging template for breaking organizational silence” in International Journal of Research in Economics and social science (IJRESS)Vol.8 Issue2-2249-7382, (impact factor.6.939)
  • Published a paper titled “Understanding the relationship between ethical leadership behavior and ethical climate in private sector banks in Ernakulum district” international journal of research in commerce, it & management volume no. 6 (2016), issue no. 12 (December) issue 2231- 5756
  • Published a paper on “Organizational Silence some conceptual Contemplations” in Euro Asia International Research journal Volume6, Issue5 May 2016 (IJRIM) (IMPACT FACTOR – 5.96)
  • Published a paper titled “A study on reasons behind organizational silence” ZENITH International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research ISSN 2231-5780 Vol.4 (7), JULY (2014), pp.243-252
  • Published a paper titled “Understanding the Relationship between Ethical Leadership Behavior and Ethical Climate in Private Sector Banks in Ernakulum District, VolumeNo.6 (2016) Issue No .12 December. International Journal of Research in Commerce, IT & Management

Academic Extension (Invited Talks)

  • A session on Emotional Intelligence at Work place – RBI Cochin
  • A session on Women Empowerment –Annual Conference of IDBI –Bank
  • A session on Agile Mind for Learning- School of Legal Studies, Cochin University of Science & Technology
  • Invited resource person for AICTE sponsored Staff development Programme
  • Invited resource person for Department of Commerce &Management, Sree -Krishna College of Arts &Science, Coimbatore-
  • Session on Social Perception-for CBSE school teachers


  • Certified Fitness trainer –NSDC-(National Skill Development Corporation) framework Level-4, Government of India
  • Certified Transactional Analyst –Official TA101-The International Transactional Analysis Association, Sanfrancisco –California