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 unique 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. 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.