Premalatha is a graduate in Rehabilitation Science and a Post Graduate, (MBA) in Human Resource Management. She has cleared the State Level Eligibility Testing (SLET), UGC in the area of Management. She has completed her Ph.D on ‘Retaining Knowledge Workers in Indian IT Services Industry: A Grounded Theory Study’ from Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai.
She has conducted research projects for Shipping Corporation of India, Goa Shipyard Limited and Auroville consulting and quite a few Management Development Programs. Her areas of interest for teaching, research and consultancy assignments are Individual Dynamics and Leadership, Group and Organizational Processes, Human Resource Management, Learning and Development, Competency Management, Assessment Center, Human Resource Planning, Appreciative Inquiry and Qualitative Research Methodology. She has designed competency based interventions for organisations.
She has been in academics for nineteen years. Currently, she is working as Associate Professor in Centre for Human Resource Management and Labour Relations, School of Management and Labour Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai since April 2012. Prior to joining TISS, Mumbai, she was working with NMIMS, Mumbai and ICFAI Business School, Bangalore. She was also a Visiting Faculty in Indian Institute of Management, Indore and Indian Institute of Management, Ranchi.
In her research published in leading national and international journals, Premalatha has looked at issues of burnout, the impact of leader-member exchange on retention of knowledge workers, return on retention, industrial relations competencies and organisational civility, and the implications of grounded theory for organisation studies.
Areas of Interest:
Gender in Management
Human Resource Processes
Procedural Justice in Organizational Processes
Workers in Informal Economy
Qualitative Research Methodology
Jagannathan, S., Packirisamy, P. and Joseph, J. (2018: Forthcoming). Worlds of demonetisation and de-legitimising the grief of the marginal. Journal of Marketing Management.
Packirisamy, P. (2017). Managing Power Distance to Retain Talent: Evidence from India, International Journal of Human Capital and Information Technology Professionals, 8(3), 49-67 · DOI: 10.4018/ijhcitp.2017070104
Packirisamy, P. Meenakshy, M. & Jagannathan, S. (2016). Burnout during Early Career: Lived Experiences of the knowledge workers in India, Journal of Enterprise Information Management, 30 (1), 1 – 25.
Packirisamy, P. (2016). Role of Manager-Employee Relationships in Retaining Knowledge Workers in IT Industry, Indian Journal of Industrial Relations: A Review of Economic & Social Development, 51(3), pp. 418 – 431.
Packirisamy, P. (2016). Return on Retention (RoR): A Grounded Theory Study of Knowledge Workers in Indian IT Services industry, Management and Labour Studies, 41(4), 1 – 27.
Packirisamy, P. & Jagannathan, S. (2016). Organizational Civility: Assessing IR Competencies of HR Professionals, Indian Journal of Industrial Relations: A Review of Economic & Social Development, 52(1), 101 – 116.
Employee Satisfaction Survey - Shipping Corporation of India
Competency based Assessment Center - Goa Shipyard Limited and
Project Audit - Auroville consulting
CII Project on Organizational Competencies
Her areas of interest for teaching, research and consultancy assignments are Individual Dynamics and Leadership, Group and Organizational Processes, Human Resource Management, Learning and Development, Competency Management, Assessment Center, Human Resource Planning, Appreciative Inquiry and Qualitative Research Methodology.