Dr. Vijaya Venkataramani
Ph.D., Purdue University
4544 Van Munching Hall
Vijaya Venkataramani is an Assistant Professor of Management & Organization
at the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland. Venkataramani’s primary research focuses on how employees form social networks in
their organizations and how these networks exert social influence on employee attitudes
and behaviors. As a specific area of interest, her recent research aims at understanding
how such social influences can introduce biases in employees’ cognitive processes
in making evaluations about the organization. She is also interested in studying
how significant adverse events in organizations affect employees’ emotional and
psychological welfare and eventually their adaptability to organizational realities.
Venkataramani received her PhD in organizational behavior and human resources from Purdue
University. Prior to her doctoral studies, she worked in India as a human resources
Primary Research Areas
Venkataramani, V., Green, S.G., & Schleicher, D.J. (Forthcoming). Well-Connected Leaders. The impact of the leader’s social network ties on LMX and Member Attitudes. Journal of Applied
Venkataramani, V., & Tangirala, S. (Forthcoming). When and why do central employees speak up? An
examination of mediating and moderating Variables. Journal of Applied
Venkataramani, V. & Dalal, R.S.
(2007). Who Helps and Harms Whom? Relational antecedents of interpersonal
helping and harming in organizations. Journal of Applied Psychology, 92,
Schleicher, D.J., & Venkataramani, V.
(2007). Rating errors and perceptual biases. In S. Rogelberg (Ed.),
Encyclopedia of Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Vol. 2, pp.
660-663. Sage Publications.
Schleicher, D.J., Venkataramani, V.,
Morgeson, F., & Campion, M.A. (2006). So you didn’t get the job: Now what do you
think? Examining opportunity-to-perform fairness perceptions. Personnel
Psychology, 59, 559-590.