University of Texas at Austin

Faculty/Staff Directory

Submit Search
skip main site navigation go to current site section navigation
Directory | Profiles
View Advanced Search Options
Hide Advanced Search Options

View People by Areas



Current McCombs School of Business Faculty or staff? Login to update your profile.

Faculty/Staff Directory

Niranjan Janardhanan

Niranjan Janardhanan
CBA 3.332S (313-4426862)

PhD Student



Niranjan (Ninja) is a doctoral candidate in the Management department at the University of Texas at Austin, with a focus on organizational behavior. His research interests pertain to how employees construct their identities and express their perspectives in organizations. His research on the communication and performance advantages of having a contrarian perspective of conflict in teams has been published in the Journal of Applied Psychology. In one ongoing project, Ninja focuses on how managers’ identification with a parent organization influences subordinates’ loyalty and behavior within an acquired local company. In another project, he examines how manager characteristics and attitudes influence the quality of ideas generated and expressed by subordinates. In his dissertation, Ninja examines the importance of manager identity, and its effects on behaviors and decisions that involve contradictory choices. Ninja received his Bachelors and Masters in Electrical Engineering from the National University of Singapore and has an MBA from the Indian School of Business, Hyderabad, India. He has several years of experience working in manufacturing, financial services, and consulting roles in Asia and Europe.