Anjana A Karumathil

Anjana A Karumathil

Associate Professor of Practice
Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources Area


Prof Anjana is Associate Professor of Practice at IIM Kozhikode (Kochi campus). Prior to this role, she worked in the industry for about 15 years in multiple organizations including Deloitte Consulting and TCSL. Her last professional assignment was as Learning & Development Specialist at Qatar Gas Transport Company. At Deloitte, she was a member of the US Tax CEO’s think tank in NYC, Chief-of-Staff to Deloitte’s Chief Learning Officer in India and managed their flagship leadership development program called Leadership Academy. In these roles, she contributed to C-level decision making for billion-dollar businesses and coached mid-management and leadership-level executives. At TCSL, she managed million-dollar global IT projects across USA and Australia. She has in-depth experience in organizational learning across multiple organizations and cultures (MNC & SME). Her industry experience spans across financial services, energy, and taxation. She has extensive international work experience across Australia, UK, USA, and Qatar. She has received several awards for her work including being featured in Deloitte’s annual leadership video for outstanding contribution to community.


Anjana has a PhD in organizational behavior from the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, an MBA in general management with distinction from the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow and an undergraduate degree in engineering from NIT Calicut. Her areas of academic interest are at the intersection of platform economies, AI disrupting work structures and relationships, and the evolving nature of work motivation. She received the Mirae Asset Fellowship award for outstanding research from IIM Bangalore in 2021. Her work has been presented at national and international conferences and published in scholarly journals. She has been mentored by some of the best scholars in management including Prof Saras Sarasvathy.


Organizational Behavior

Negotiation and Conflict Management

Organizational Structure and Design

Honors and Achievements

2021   Mirae Asset Fellowship for Research Value and Impact (1 of 5)

2008  Strathclyde Merit Scholarship for Women Students (1 of 2)

Research Areas

Artificial intelligence and its impact on professional relationships

Gig economy and platform work

Work motivation

Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode

IIMK Campus P. O, Kozhikode, Kerala, India,
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