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Malavika SundararajanAssistant Professor of Management

Year Joined RCNJ: Fall 2014

Contact Information

  • Phone: (201) 684-7704
  • Email:
  • Office: ASB 014
  • Office Hours: Tues. & Fri. 1::05-2:10PM; 4:00-4:25PM


  • B.Sc., Avinashilingam Deemed University, Coimbatore, India
  • M.A., University of Madras, Chennai, India
  • M.S. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Ph.D., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Courses Offered:

  • Managing Organizational Behavior
  • Ethics in Business
  • Leading in Uncertain Times

Teaching Interest:

  • Organizational Behavior
  • Management
  • Ethics
  • Creativity
  • Critical Thinking

Research Interest:

  • Personality Traits
  • Creative and Critical Thinking

Recent Publications:

Peer- Reviewed Journal Publications:

  • Raghavan, I. & Sundararajan, M. (accepted for 2020). Is Firm Innovation Associated with Corporate Governance? International Journal of Innovation Management (accepted in forthcoming issue April 2020)
  • Sundararajan, M. (2019). When the Setting is Right, Ideas Will Flow- A Business Class Case Study. Journal of Management and Business Education. 2 (1), 48-65.
  • Sundararajan, M., Sundararajan, B., & Manderson, J. (2016).  Impact of group emotions on student collective action tendencies, ties, and task performance.   Journal of Education for Business, 91 (7), 355-364.
  • Sundararajan, M. & Sundararajan, B. (2015).  Immigrant Capital and Entrepreneurial Opportunities.   Entrepreneurial Business and Economics Review, 3 (3), 29-50.
  • Sundararajan, M., Sundararajan, B. and Henderson, S. (2012) Role of Meditative Foundation in Entrepreneurial Leadership and New Venture Success, Journal of Spirituality, Leadership and Management, 6 (1): 59-70.
  • Sundararajan, B, Manderson, Jill, Sundararajan, M (2012), Students Understanding of Assessment and Their Resultant Motivation to Engage with the Material, The Workplace Review, November 2012: 50-64.
  • Iyengar, R., Kargar, J and Sundararajan, M (2011) Why are some firms admired? Corporate Reputation Review, Volume 14, Number 3:200-220.
  • Sundararajan, M. (2010) Physiological Emotions and Entrepreneurial Decisions, Global Business and Management Research: An International Journal, Volume 2, No. 4, December 2010, 310-322.
  • Peters, L.; Rice, M.; and Sundararajan, M. (2004) The Role of Incubators in the Entrepreneurial Process. The Journal of Technology Transfer, Volume 29, No. 1, January 2004.

Book Chapter Publications:

  •  Sundararajan, B. and Sundararajan, M. (2013) Like us on Facebook and Follow Us on Twitter: Corporate Identity Management Across Social Media Platforms, Book Chapter in Social Networking and Identity Management, Lexington Books.


  • Sundararajan, M (2018) Building an Environment for Creative and Innovative Thinking, Innovative and Creative Education and Teaching Conference, Badajoz, Spain, June 20-22, 2018
  • Sundararajan, M. (2017) Impact of Mindfulness on the Power of Words and Impulsivity in E-mail Communication, Society of Advancement of Management Conference, Orlando, Florida
  • Sundararajan, M. (2015) Emotions, Weak Ties and Sustainability of the Family Business. The 11th Annual Family Enterprise Research Conference poster presentation, June 4-7, 2015, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT
  • Sundararajan, B., Sheehan, L., Sundararajan, M. & Manderson, J. (2015). “Knowledge Gains and Satisfaction in Performance Using Face-to-Face and ICTs in E-Learning and Blended Learning Environments”. Accepted for presentation at the Instructional Development Division of the International Communication Association (ICA) Annual Conference, to be held from May 20-25, 2015, in San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Sundararajan, M. & Sundararajan, B. (2014, August). Pause before pressing the send button: Email Characteristics, Perceived Power of Words & Impulsivity.   ONLY Workshop presentation not main article presentation session-Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • Sundararajan, M. (2012), In Sync with what you want! – A case study, Presented at USASBE Conference, New Orleans, January 12-15, 2012
  • Sundararajan, M. (2011), Deliberate Unselfishness of Social Entrepreneurs: Key to Long-Term Economic Growth and Global Poverty Alleviation, presented at the Satter Conference of Social Entrepreneurs, NYU, NY, November 2-4, 2011
  • Sundararajan, B and Sundararajan, M. (2010), Jobseeker and Employer Struggle in the Network Blackhole, the international symposium “Challenges of Work and Workers in a Knowledge Economy”
  • Sundararajan, M., Sundararajan, B., Manderson, J. (forthcoming in 2016), Impact of Group Emotions on Student Collective Action Tendencies, Ties and Task Performance, Journal of Education for Business
  • Sundararajan, M. and Sundararajan, B. (2015), Immigrant Capital and Entrepreneurial Opportunities,Entrepreneurial Business and Economics Review, 3(3): 29-50
  • Sundararajan, B. & Sundararajan, M. (2013). Like us on Facebook, Follow us on Twitter: Corporate Identity Management on Social Media Platforms, Social Networking and Identity Management. Lexington Books.(Book chapter)
  • Sundararajan, B., Sheehan, L., Sundararajan, M. & J. Manderson (2013) Influencing group decisions by gaining respect of group members in an e-learning environment: A path model analysis   In: M.S. Khine (Ed.),Applications of Structural Equation Modeling in Educational Research and Practice. Rotterdam: Sense Publishers (Book chapter)
  • Sundararajan, M., Sundararajan, B., & Henderson, S. (2012).  Role of Meditative Foundation in Entrepreneurial Leadership and New Venture Success.   Journal of Spirituality, Leadership and Management. 6(1):59-70
  • Sundararajan, B., Manderson, J. and Sundararajan, M. (2012).  Students understanding of Assessment and their resultant motivation to engage with the material. The Workplace Review.  November 2012: 50-64
  • Iyengar, R., Kargar, J., & Sundararajan, M. (2011).  Why are firms admired? Corporate Reputation Review. 14(3):200-220
  • Sundararajan, M. (2010).  Physiological Emotions and Entrepreneurial Decisions. Global Business and Management Research.  2(4):310-322
  • Peters, L. S., Rice, M., and Sundararajan, M. (2004).  Role of Incubators in the Entrepreneurial Process. Journal of Technology Transfer.  29(1):83-91

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