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Tojo Thatchenkery
Tojo Thatchenkery, PhD
Doctoral Faculty, HOD
Chantilly, VA

thatchen@fielding.edu

Ph.D, Organizational Behavior, Case Western Reserve University 1994
 

Areas of Instruction:

  • Action research
  • Organization Development & Change
  • Leadership studies
  • Knowledge Management
 

Scholarly & Professional Interests:

  • Appreciative intelligence, Innovation, & entrepreneurship
  • Appreciative Inquiry based action research
  • Social constructionist approaches to change management and organization development.
  • Positive Knowledge Management
  • Social capital and organizational mobility challenges of Asian Americans
  •  Ethnic diversity & leadership
  • Information Communication Technology (ICT) & economic development of South Asia
 

Professional Memberships:

  • Academy of Management
  • Taos Institute
  • NTL Institute of Applied Behavioral Science
 

Honors and Awards:

February 2006:
  • Harvard Business Review’s 2006 Reading List for the book Appreciative intelligence: Seeing the mighty oak in the acorn.
June 2001:
  • McGregor Award winner, jointly announced by the Journal of Applied Behavioral Science and Sage Publications for the best articles published in JABS each year from 1990-1999.

January 1997:
  • Literati Club’s Outstanding Paper Award for the most outstanding paper published in the 1996 volume of Journal of Organizational Change Management.

December 1997:
  • Entire editorial of Project Management Journal, the flagship journal of the Project Management Institute, devoted to the activities and impact of the Organizational Learning Laboratory at the Johnson Center.

November 1997:
  • Article co-authored with Ken Gergen (Organization Science as Social Construction) chosen for publication in the International Library of Management. The Library brings together the most significant published journal essays in contemporary management studies.

September 1997:
  • The special journal issue on Asian Americans and organizational diversity (co-editor, JABS, September, 1997) chosen by Sage Publication as "articles with impact."

July 1996:
  • Citation of Excellence for the article Filmic representations for organizational analysis (co-author). Awarded by the Editorial Advisory Board of ANBAR Electronic Intelligence, an on-line service that reviews the top journals in the world each month, ascribing quality ratings to their content.

July 1995:
  • Inducted as member, the NTL Institute of Applied Behavioral Science
 

Publications:

  • Sardana, G.D., Thatchenkery, Tojo. (Eds.). (2013). Business Management in India: Strategies for Success. International Journal of Indian Culture and Business Management, 6, 1, 1-4.
  • Sardana, G.D., Thatchenkery, Tojo. (Eds.). (2012). Innovative approaches for developing international commerce: Strategies for success. Special issue of the International Journal of Commerce & Management, 22, 2, 100-102.
  • Sardana, G.D., Thatchenkery, Tojo. (Eds.). (2012). Strategic practices and cases in technology marketing. Special Issue of the International Journal of Technology Marketing, 7, 3, 227-230.
  • Sardana, G.D., Thatchenkery, Tojo. (Eds.). (2012). Reframing human capital for organizational excellence. New Delhi. Bloomsbury.
  • Sardana, G.D., Thatchenkery, Tojo. (Eds.). (2012). Capability Building for Organizational Transformation: Management Cases from Multiple Disciplines. New Delhi. Bloomsbury.
  • Sardana, G.D., Thatchenkery, Tojo. (Eds.). (2011). Positive Initiatives for Organizational Change and Transformation. New Delhi. Macmillan.
  • Sardana, G.D., Thatchenkery, Tojo. (Eds.). (2011). Building Competencies for Sustainability and Organizational Excellence. New Delhi. Macmillan.
  • Thatchenkery, Tojo. (2011). Appreciative Intelligence for Transformative Conversations. In Sardana, G.D., Thatchenkery, Tojo. (Eds.). Positive Initiatives for Organizational Change and Transformation (pp. 63-77). New Delhi. Macmillan.
  • Sardana, G.D. & Thatchenkery, Tojo. (2011). Globalization and strategies for success. International Journal of Business and Globalization. Vol 7, No.4, 387-390.
  • He, Zhangying., & Thatchenkery, Tojo. (2011). Understanding culture-specific leadership relationship in a multi-cultural virtual project team (MVPT): a case study. International Journal of Business and Globalization, Vol 7, No.4, 446-458.
  • Sardana, G.D. & Thatchenkery, Tojo. (Eds.). (2011). Success strategies for small businesses in the international context. International Journal of Globalization and Small Business, 4, 2, 111-208.
  • Jordan Lizabeth., & Thatchenkery, Tojo. (2011). Leadership and decision-making strategies using appreciative inquiry: a case study. International Journal of Globalization and Small Business, 4, 2, 178-190.
  • Thatchenkery, Tojo., & Sugiyama, Keimei. (2011). Making the Invisible Visible: Understanding Leadership Contributions of Asian Minorities in the Workplace. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Sardana, G.D. & Thatchenkery, Tojo. (2011). Positive Design for creating organizational excellence: Bringing together multiple approaches. Society and Business Review, 6, 2, 114-192.
  • Thatchenkery, Tojo., & Heineman-Pieper, Jessica. (2011). Diversity and endogeny in regional development: applying appreciative intelligence. In R.J. Stimson, R.R. Stough and P.J. Nijkamp. (Eds.). Endogenous Regional Development: Perspectives, Measurement and Empirical Investigation Cheltenham, U.K. Edward Elgar.
  • Thatchenkery, Tojo., Cooperrider, David, & Avital, Michel. (Eds.). (2010). Positive Design and Appreciative Construction: From Sustainable Development to Sustainable Value. Bingley, U.K: Emerald.
  • Gupta, H.P., & Thatchenkery, Tojo. (Eds.). (2010). Leveraging Global Competiveness for Organizational Excellence. New Delhi. Macmillan.
  • Sardana, G.D., & Thatchenkery, Tojo. (2010). Business Cases for Enhancing Organizational Excellence. Management Decision, 48, 3, 348-352
  • Sardana, G.D., & Thatchenkery, Tojo. (2010). Leveraging Technological Innovation for Competitive Advantage.  International Journal of Technology Marketing, 5, 1, 1-7.
  • Case, Susan., & Thatchenkery, Tojo. (2010). Leveraging Appreciative Intelligence for positive enactment in times of uncertainty: A case study of a small investment firm. American Journal of Economics and Business Administration, 2, 2, 147-152.
  • Jordan, Lizabeth., & Thatchenkery, Tojo. (2010). Applying Quantum Learning to High School Education. In Gupta, H.P., & Thatchenkery, Tojo. (Eds.). Leveraging Global Competiveness for Organizational Excellence (pp. 210-222). New Delhi. Macmillan.
  • He, Zhangying., & Thatchenkery, Tojo. (2010). Preference of Negotiation Styles of Employees Based on Cultural Differences: A Case Study. In Gupta, H.P., & Thatchenkery, Tojo. (Eds.). Leveraging Global Competiveness for Organizational Excellence (pp. 258-271). New Delhi. Macmillan.
  • Sardana, G.D., & Thatchenkery, Tojo (2009). Enhancing Organizational Performance through Strategic Initiatives: Handbook of Management Cases. New Delhi: Macmillan.
  • Case, Susan., & Thatchenkery, Tojo. (2009). Leveraging Appreciative Intelligence for Positive Enactment: A Case Study of a Small Investment Firm. In G.D. Sardana & Tojo Thatchenkery (Eds). Enhancing Organizational Performance through Strategic Initiatives: Handbook of Management Cases. (pp. 192-199). New Delhi: Macmillan.
  • Behara, Ravi., Thatchenkery, Tojo., & Kenney, Con. (2008). Empathic knowledge management: Reverse simulation experiments in a learning laboratory. International Journal of Information Technology and Management, 7, 3, 283-314.
  • Sahay, B.S., Thatchenkery, Tojo., & Sardana, G.D. (Eds). (2008). Handbook on Management Cases. New Delhi: Allied Publishers.
  • Thatchenkery, Tojo., & Firbida, Irma. (2008). The Role of Appreciative Intelligence in Creating High Performing Organizations: A Case Study of Rocky Flats Nuclear Waste Cleanup.
  • Thatchenkery, Tojo. (2007). Postmodernity. In International Encyclopedia of Organizational Studies (Eds. Stewart Clegg & James Bailey). Thousand Oaks: Sage (pp.1283-1285).
  • Thatchenkery, T., and Chaudhry, D. (2007). Appreciative inquiry and knowledge management: A social constructionist perspective. Cheltenham, U.K. Edward Elgar.
  • Thatchenkery, Tojo., & Metzker, Carol (2006). Appreciative Intelligence: Seeing the Mighty Oak in the Acorn. San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler. Korean, Chinese, Italian, Portuguese, and Rumanian translations
  • Thatchenkery, T. (2006). Organization development in Asia: Globalization, homogenization, and the end of culture-specific practices. In B. Jones & M. Brazzel (Eds.). The NTL handbook of organization development and change: Principles, practices, and perspectives (pp. 387-403). San Francisco: Pfeiffer/Wiley.
  • Gergen, K.J., & Thatchenkery, T. (2006). Organizational science and the promises of postmodernism. In D. M. Hosking & S. McNamee (Eds.). Social construction of organizations (pp. 34-41). Malmo, Sweden: Liber & Copenhagen Business School Press.
  • Thatchenkery, Tojo., & Stough, Roger (2006). Information Communication Technology and Economic Development: Learning from the Indian Experience. Cheltenham, U.K. Edward Elgar. 
 

Presentations:

  • Glinka, Beata., & Thatchenkery, Tojo. (2012). The Social Construction of Entrepreneurs, Success, and Wealth: A Case Study of Management Students’ Perceptions from Three Different Cultural Contexts. Paper presented at the International Conference on Management Cases, November 29-30. NOIDA, India.
  • Lemons, Mikel., & Thatchenkery, Tojo. (2012). Appreciative Intelligence for Change Management: A Case Study of a Community College. Paper presented at the International Conference on Management Cases, November 29-30. NOIDA, India.
  • Powell, Beverly., & Thatchenkery, Tojo. (2012). Using Appreciative Intelligence and Positive Approaches for Change Management. Paper presented at the International Conference on Management Cases, November 29-30. NOIDA, India.
  • Srinivasan, Divya., Thatchenkery, Tojo., & Washington, Anne. (2012). Perceptions of the United States’ New Healthcare Reform Law, the PPACA, as Exemplified by the NFIB, a Lobbyist Organization for Small Businesses. Paper presented at the International Conference on Management Cases, November 29-30. NOIDA, India. 
  • Thatchenkery, Tojo. (2011). Appreciative Intelligence for Transformative Conversations. Paper presented at the International Conference on Management Cases, December 1-2. NOIDA, India.
  • Thatchenkery, Tojo., & Gopalakrishnan, Gopakumar. (2011). Reframing “evidence” to catalyze collaboration in organizations. Symposium presentation at the Academy of Management Meeting, August 12-16, San Antonia, Texas.  
  • Thatchenkery, Tojo. (2011). Positive Design for Collaboration: A Case study of the Delhi and Bangalore Metro Mass Transit System. Symposium presentation at the Academy of Management Meeting, August 12-16, San Antonia, Texas.  
  • Thatchenkery, Tojo. (2011). Neither West nor East: Pursuing a Post-developmental Management Education for Developing Countries. Professional Development Workshop at the Academy of Management Meeting, August 12-16, San Antonia, Texas.
  • Jordan, Lizabeth., & Thatchenkery, Tojo. (2010). Applying Quantum Learning to High School Education:  Strategic Action Planning using Appreciative Inquiry. Paper presentation at the International Conference on Business Cases, ICBC 2010, December 2-3, Ghaziabad (India)
  • He, Zhangying., & Thatchenkery, Tojo. (2010). Preference of Negotiation Styles of Employees Based on Cultural Differences: A Case Study. Paper presentation at the International Conference on Business Cases, ICBC 2010, December 2-3, Ghaziabad (India)
  • Thatchenkery, Tojo. (2010). Non-Economic Dimensions of Financial Meltdown: A Multidisciplinary Analysis of Subterranean Dynamics. Academy of Management Meeting, August 7-11, Montreal, Canada.
  • Thatchenkery, Tojo. (2010). Dare to Care: Information Technology in Developing Countries. Symposium presentation at the Academy of Management Meeting, August 7-11, Montreal, Canada.
  • Thatchenkery, Tojo. (2010). Restoring Health to U.S. Health Care through Passion & Inspiration: A Critical & Spiritual Synthesis. Symposium presentation at the Academy of Management Meeting, August 7-11, Montreal, Canada.
  • Thatchenkery, Tojo. (2010). Catalyzing a Breakthrough in Imagination: Applying Appreciative Intelligence to Health Care Reform. Symposium presentation at the Academy of Management Meeting, August 7-11, Montreal, Canada.
  • Thatchenkery, Tojo. (2010). Organization Development in the Global Context: Emerging Trends and Practices. Symposium presentation at the Academy of Management Meeting, August 7-11, Montreal, Canada.
  • Thatchenkery, Tojo (2010). Re-imagining Organizational Development in the Global Context. Symposium presentation at the Academy of Management Meeting, August 7-11, Montreal, Canada.
  • Case, Susan., & Thatchenkery, Tojo. (2009). Leveraging Appreciative Intelligence for Positive Enactment: A Case Study of a Small Investment Firm. Paper presentation at the International Conference on Management Cases, November 26-27, Ghaziabad, India.
  • Thatchenkery, Tojo. (2009). The Promise and Reality of Management Education. A World View. Symposium presented at the Academy of Management Meeting, August 7-11, Chicago, IL
  • Thatchenkery, Tojo., & Firbida, Irma. (2008). The Role of Appreciative Intelligence in Creating High Performing Organizations: A Case Study of Rocky Flats Nuclear Waste Cleanup. Paper presentation for International Conference on Management Cases. December 1-2, Ghaziabad, India
  • Thatchenkery, Tojo., & Sugiyama, K. (2008). Missing in Mobility: An Analysis of Leadership Invisibility of Asian Americans in Organizations. Paper presentation at the 2008 Academy of Management Annual Meetings, August 8-13, Anaheim, CA.
  • Thatchenkery, Tojo., & Heineman-Pieper, J. (2008). Game-Changing Questions: Seeking Futures outside a ‘Development’ Paradigm. Symposium presentation at the 2008 Academy of Management Annual Meetings, August 8-13, Anaheim, CA.
 

Funded Grants/Contracts:

November 2007-October 2008:
  • HRP-2 PB Organizational Development & Theory for Transportation Sector Research project. Project amount: $48,896.00
 
February – September 2006:
  • Pareto Trend Analysis of various types of fraud in the U.S. Postal Services. PI: Tojo Thatchenkery. Office of the Inspector General, USPS. $113,788.00

August 2002 - July 2004:
  • Learning from the Indian Development Experience. Thatchenkery (PI) and Stough (Co- P.I.). United States National Science Foundation. $34,000.00

December 2000- December 2001:
  • Cyber Environment for Organizational Adaptability. Local University Contract for Information Technology Exchange (LUCITE) (2000-01). As faculty investigator examined ways to facilitate collaboration in an online environment and wrote the script for a new “facilitatory collaborative tool.” $146,066.00
 
 
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