Dr. Lishin M.J

Associate Professor, Human Resource Management and Organisational Behaviour


Dr.Lishin M.J. is an Associate Professor in the area of Human Resource Management and Organisational Behaviour. She is a science graduate with an MBA(Human Resource Management) and an MHA. She completed her Ph. D.under the Research and Teaching Associate Program (full-time) at School of Management Studies, IGNOU Headquarters, New Delhi and is a UGC NET-JRF holder. She has more than 10 years of experience in teaching, research and industry. She combines focus on student achievement with passion for scholarly work, presenting and publishing at conferences and maintaining thought leadership in peer reviewed journals.

Educational Qualification

  • Ph. D.(Full-time) in Management (School of Management Studies, IGNOU Headquarters, New Delhi)
  • MHA (M.G. University, Kottayam) – Secured University Second Rank
  • MBA (School of Management Studies, IGNOU Headquarters, New Delhi)
  • B.Sc. (Vimala college, Calicut University, Calicut)
  • UGC-NET(JRF) in Human Resource Management
  • Certificate in ‘Organizational Design:Creating Competitive Advantage’ (IIM-Bangalore)
  • Certificate in “Managing Change in Organizations” (NPTEL Course)
  • Certificate in “Principles of Human Resource Management” (NPTEL Course)

Employment History

  • Associate Professor at SCMS Cochin School of Business (Feb 2018 till date)
  • Associate Professor at Mar Thoma School of Management Studies, M.G. University, Kerala (July 2015 to June 2017)
  • Research and Teaching Associate at School of Management Studies, IGNOU Headquarters, New Delhi (May 2008 to Dec 2014)
  • Assistant Administrative Officer at Divine Medical Centre, Kerala (June 2002 to Dec 2003)
  • Management Trainee at KMCH, Coimbatore (Jan 2002 to May 2002)

Teaching Interests

  • Human Resource Management
  • Organizational Behaviour
  • Industrial Relations and Labour Laws
  • Performance Management
  • Organizational Culture

Research Interests

  • Psychological contract and Employee attitudes
  • Organizational learning and employability
  • Employee Empowerment
  • Employee Engagement and Organizational effectiveness
  • Financial Inclusion


Articles Published in Refereed Journals

  • Lishin M. J. &Srilatha, S. (2011). Relationship between psychological contract violation and intention to quit behavior: A study of old generation private sector bank employees, Asian Journal of Management Research,2, 274-288.
  • Lishin M. J. (2012) Analysing Organizational Citizenship Behavior In the Indian cultural context, Poseidon Journal of Commerce, Management and Social Science, 2, 53-61.
  • Lishin M. J. (2012). Global Economic Recession and its impact on the Indian IT Companies and HR Strategies to combat the Recession. Trade Wind, 7, 47-53.
  • Lishin M. J. &Srilatha, S. (2017) Empirical Evaluation of different dimensions of Organisational Citizenship Behavior of Indian Software professionals, Under review Process, Journal of Psychological Studies (Springer Publication).

Case Studies/Working Papers/Monographs

  • Lishin M. J. (2017) ” A dream that turned into a nightmare: The story of a small bank that aspired to be big”, case study published in Symbiosis Institute of Management’s Case Journal “Perspectiva”, Vol (3), 1-9.

Book Chapters:

  • Recruitment Process and Staffing Policies, IGNOU Text Book for International Human Resource Management, (MBA ProgramMS-29).
  • Compensation Management, IGNOU Text Book for International Human Resource Management, (MBA Program MS-29).
  • Revised Units of ES-314 course of MA in Distance Education offered by STRIDE, IGNOU.
  • Contributed Six Chapters to ‘Organizational Behavior’ course, for the UGC approved BA (Honors) in Public Administration program of IGNOU New Delhi. The chapters were ‘Organisational Behaviour (Introduction)’, ‘Negotiation’, ‘Motivation’, ‘Change’, ‘Organizational behavior models” and ‘Foundations of Individual Behaviour’.
  • Contributed one book chapter titled “Transitions in educational system: Being undisrupted during disruptions” authored by Dr. Lishin M.J. and Dr. Joby Joy in ISBN edited volume Book “Business Management Practices – Emerging Trends”, published by Archers and Elevators Publishing House.
  • Contributed one book chapter titled “Rethinking HR in Financial Institutions amid the Covid-19 pandemic.” for an ISBN edited book “Indian Financial Institutions and Markets: A post pandemic perspective” published by Bharti Publications New Delhi.

Conferences Papers Presented

  • 9th National conference on “Indian Banking: Managing Transformation in Globalization and Information Technology Era” on 4th and 5th March 2011 at Punjab University (ICSSR sponsored). Presented paper titled “Psychological Contract Violation and its impact on Intention to Quit: A study of employees of public sector and old generation private sector banks”.
  • International Conference on “Stress: Health, Society and Technology” organized by IISMAAS on 20th and 21st April, 2011 at School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Presented paper titled “The Relationship between the constructs of Psychological contract and Quality of work life”
  • UGC sponsored National Seminar on Banking challenges and opportunities” organized by Newman College, MG University, Kerala. Presented paper titled “Psychological contract violation and organization citizenship behavior: an empirical study”.
  • Participated in International conference on “Triple Bottom Line for Sustainability: The role of Government, Corporates and Non-profit sectors” by De Paul School of Management Studies, Kerala and School of Public Service, De Paul University, Chicago on 19th and 20th December, 2016. Presented a paper titled “Financial literacy among women of Kerala with special reference to Ernakulum District”.
  • Participated in the “NIPM Southern Regional Conference (SRC) 2019 & Exposition” hosted by NIPM Kerala Chapter at Le Meridian, Kochi, on December 5-6, 2019.
  • Participated in and presented a paper titled “Durkheim’s legacy in the digital age: Mediating role of ICT on social well-being of Kerala’s aging population ” at the Biennal International Conference on Ageing Well (ICAW),organised by SCMS Group of Educational Institutions on 3rd and 4th Jan, 2020.
  • Participated in and presented a paper titled “Social Entrepreneurship in Tourism Sector: A case study” at 10th Regional ACBSP conference organized by XIME KOCHI on 6-3-2019.

Training Programmes/Workshop/Seminars Attended:

  • Open and Distance Learning: Dynamics of Course Design, Development and Delivery held from May 21 to 30, 2008 organized by Staff Training and Research Institute of Distance Education, IGNOU, New Delhi.
  • National seminar on Innovations in Distance Education and their Applications held on 22nd and 23rd December 2008 at IGNOU, New Delhi.
  • Training cum Workshop on Research Methods from Nov 01 to Nov 03, 2010 organized by Inter University Consortium for Technology-Enabled Flexible Education and Development at IGNOU, New Delhi.
  • Faculty Development program conducted by Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University Institute of Management & Research, New Delhi from 17th to 19th May 2011 on “SPSS for educators in facilitating their research skill”.
  • Participated in the National seminar on “Changing dynamics of HR” organized by Bharathmatha Institute of Management, MG University, Cochin.
  • Participated in Faculty Development Program conducted by Farook Institute of Management Studies, Calicut University, Kozhikode on 30th November 2015 on “New Changes in the Management Teaching”.
  • Participated in the 3-Day Faculty Development Program on Case Writing Teaching and Research led by Dr. Mathew Manimala, conducted by XIME Kochi on 28th to 30th January 2016.
  • Participated in 2-Day Research Conclave on Business, Economics and Social Sciences conducted by SCMS Cochin School of Business from 22nd to 23rd March 2018.
  • Participated in Faculty Development Program on “Case writing and developing case teaching skills” conducted by SCMS Cochin School of Business from 4th to 5th May 2018.
  • Participated in and successfully completed AICTE (ATAL) sponsored 5-day FDP program on “Organization Behavior” from 21-9-2020 to 25-9-2020 at Mizoram University.
  • Participated in and successfully completed AICTE (ATAL) sponsored 5- day FDP program on “Innovation Management” from 26-9-2020 to 30-9-2020 at Indraprastha Engineering College, Delhi.
  • Participated in and successfully completed AICTE (ATAL) sponsored 5-day FDP program on “Organizational Behavior” from 26-10-2020 to 30-10-2020 at Institute of Management Technology, Nagpur.
  • Participated in and successfully completed AICTE (ATAL) sponsored 5-day FDP program on “Social Enterprise Management” from 23-11-2020 to 27-11-2020 at Institute of Management Studies, Banaras Hindu University.


Positions Held

  • Resource person and Anchor for EDUSAT sessions on Gyandarshan channel of Doordarshan.
  • Course Design and Preparation committee member for Human Resource specialization courses (International Human Resource Management MS-29) during 2010-2011.
  • Course preparation committee member for B.A. (Honours) in Public Administration Program offered through School of Social Sciences, IGNOU, New Delhi under the Choice based credit system of UGC. (2018-2021)
  • Reviewer for Journal of Managerial Psychology, Journal of International Human Resource Management and SCMS Journal of Indian Management.