Dr Taran Patel (MBA, PhD)
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Academic Background and Profile

Taran Patel, PhD.

Associate Professor, Grenoble Ecole de Management.


Email: taran.patel@grenoble-em.com

Teaching domains: Cross cultural management, Human Resources Management, Organizational Behavior, Business Ethics, Qualitative Research Methods


Areas of Research Interest: cultural dynamics in business, ethical issues in business, learning and innovation cultures


Past positions held: Associate Professor (ESC Rennes School of Business), Associate Professor and Director of Studies (La Rochelle Business School), Associate Professor and Program Director (Grenoble Ecole de Management)

Short Biography

Dr Taran Patel has lived and worked in several countries including India, France, Spain, Finland and the UK. In addition to being an Associate Professor in the Management and Organizational Behaviour Department, she was (from 2009 to 2013) the Program Director of the MIB (Masters of International Business) program of Grenoble Ecole de Management. She has been a Visiting Scholar at the University of Oxford where she conducted research in the area of cross-cultural management, corporate sustainability reporting practices and the culture of innovations. She is also an affiliate researcher at the newly created Center for India and Global Business at the Judge Institute, University of Cambridge. In past years, Dr Patel has published academic articles in many internationally recognized peer-reviewed journals. These include ABS listed journals like Innovations: A European Journal of Social Sciences, and CNRS listed journals like Management Decisions and Journal of Business Ethics. Her most recent publications (2012) include a paper on leadership effectiveness in ABS-listed European Journal of Training and Development. She has also had papers accepted in CNRS listed journals like Business and Society and European Management Review (both forthcoming). 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 - 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. 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. She mostly teaches on the Masters, DBA and PhD programs.

Recent accomplishments
Dr Patel receiving an award for Research Excellence from Dr Pranab Mukherjee, the President of India on 23rd of April, 2013.


Taran Patel receiving the 'Outstanding Doctoral Research Award' for the 'Governance and Managment' category from EFMD during the British Academy of Management Conference in 2006

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