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Mahendra Joshi


Associate Professor and Academic Director of Graduate Programs

3061 L. William Seidman Center




Mahendra Joshi is an associate professor of the Department of Management of Grand Valley State University. He obtained a PhD at the University of Arkansas. His research interests include exploring the impact of organizational identity on various organizational outcomes, organizational and professional identification, and business ethics. He has published in journals including Organization Science, Leadership Quarterly, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Academy of Management Executive, Journal of Applied Social Psychology among others.


  • PH.D., Organizational Identity/ Management, University of Arkansas. "Organizational identity and top executives' information seeking." (2008).
  • MBA, Management/Marketing, University of Arkansas. (2002).
  • MS, Food Technology/Flavors and Fragrances, University of Mysore (Central Food Technological Research Institute). "Analysis of green taint in black tea." (1997).
  • BSc, Physics Honors, Delhi University. (1995)

Teaching Areas

  • Corporate Strategy
  • International Management
  • Organizational Corruption


  • Joshi, M., & McKendall, M. (In press). Responses to the Discovery of Unethical Acts: An Organizational Identity and Reputation Perspective. Business & Society.
  • Banks, G. C., Kepes, S., Joshi, M. & Seers, A. (2016). Social identity and applicant attraction: Exploring the roles of multiple levels of self. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 37, 326-345.
  • Anand, V*., Joshi, M*., & O'Leary-Kelly, A. (2013). An organizational identity approach to strategic groups. Organization Science, 24 (2), 571-590. *The first two authors contributed equally on the paper and are listed alphabetically.


  • Chair, Graduate Programs Committee (August 2017-Present).
  • Co-chair, MBA redesign task force. (August 2015-July 2017).
  • Committee Member, Assurance of Learning task force. (January 2015 - Present).

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