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Dr. Nagaraj "Naga" Sivasubramaniam is an Associate Professor of Management at the Palumbo-Donahue School of Business. He instructs management and strategic management courses.

His recent research has focused on defining and measuring sustainability orientation, value creation and entrepreneurship in subsistence (base of the economic pyramid) markets, and examining system changes needed for a sustainable planet.

His work has been published in the Journal of Business Ethics, Leadership Quarterly, Group & Organization Management, Journal of Product Innovation Management, and others.

He is a two-time winner of The Leadership Quarterly Decennial Influential Article Award (2006, 2013) and the Duquesne University Creative Teaching Award (2003, 2014). 


  • Ph.D., Management, Florida International University
  • P.G. Diploma, International Business, International Management Institute, New Delhi, India
  • B.E., Mechanical Engineering, Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Ranchi, India

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Articles in Journals

Dembek, K., Sivasubramaniam, N., & Chmielewski-Raimondo, D. (2020). A Systematic Review of the Bottom of the Pyramid Literature. Journal of Business Ethics, 165(3), 365-382.

Sivasubramaniam, N Sroufe, R., Ramos, D., & Saiia, D. (in press, 2012). Aligning the PRME: How International Study Nurtures Responsible Leadership. Journal of Management Education.

Sivasubramaniam, N., Liebowitz, J., & Lackman, C. (2012). Predictors of New Product Development Team Performance: A Meta-Analytic Review. Journal of Product Innovation Management, 29 (5), 803-820.

Sivasubramaniam, N., Sroufe, R., & Liebowitz, J. (2010). HR's Role in Creating a Sustainability Culture: What are We Waiting For? People and Strategy, 33 (1), 34-42.

Sivasubramaniam, N., Liebowitz, J., & Lackman, C. (2010). Determinants of New Product Development Team Performance: A Meta-Analytic Review. Journal of Product Innovation Management.

Sivasubramaniam, N., Antonakis, J., & Avolio, B. J. (2003). Context and leadership: an examination of the nine-factor full-range leadership theory using the multifactor leadership questionnaire. Leadership Quarterly, 14, 261-295.

Sivasubramaniam, N., Murry, W. D., Avolio, B. J., & Jung, D. I. (2002). A longitudinal model of the effects of team leadership and group potency on group performance. Group and Organization Management, 27 (1), 66-96.

Sivasubramaniam, N., Agnihotri, S., & Simmons, D. (2002). Leveraging technology to improve field service. International Journal of Service Industry Management, 14 (1), 47-68.

Sivasubramaniam, N., Murry, W. D., & Jacques, P. H. (2001). Supervisory support, social exchange relationships, and sexual harassment consequences: A test of competing models. Leadership Quarterly, 12 (1), 1-29.

Sivasubramaniam, N., Engelbrecht, A. S., & Erasmus, R. G. (1999). Strategic human resource management and organizational performance: Testing a typology of fit. Journal of Industrial Psychology, 25 (3), 18-22.

Sivasubramaniam, N., Kroeck, K. G., & Lowe, K. B. (1997). In the eye of the beholder: A new approach to studying folk theories of leadership. Journal of Leadership Studies, 4 (2), 27-42.

Sivasubramaniam, N., Avolio, B. J., Jung, D. I., & Murry, W. D. (1996). Building highly developed teams: Focusing on shared leadership process, efficacy, trust, and performance. Advances in interdisciplinary studies of work teams, 3, 174-210.

Sivasubramaniam, N., Lowe, K. B., & Kroeck, K. G. (1996). Effectiveness correlates of transformational and transactional leadership: A meta-analytic review of MLQ literature. Leadership Quarterly, 7 (3), 385-426.

Sivasubramaniam, N., Kara, A., Nielsen, C., & Sahay, S. (1994). Latent information in the pattern of missing observations in global mail surveys. Journal of Global Marketing, 7 (4), 103-126.

Sivasubramaniam, N., Zanakis, S. H., Kara, A., Sahay, S., & (1991). An Analytic Evaluation of Microcomputer Educational OR/MS Software. Omega, 19 (6), 639-649.

Chapters, Cases, Readings, Supplements

Dembek, K., & Sivasubramaniam, N. (2019). Examining Base of the Pyramid (BoP) Venture Success through a Mutual Value Lens. In Robert Grosse & Klaus Meyer (Eds.), Oxford Handbook on Management in Emerging Markets (pp. 240-266). Oxford University Press.

Sivasibramaniam, N. (2002). Assessing Shared Leadership: Development and Preliminary Validation of a Team Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire. In C. Pearce & J. Conger. Shared Leadership: Reframing the Hows and Whys of Leading Others. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Sivasibramaniam, N., Avolio, B., Kahai, S., & Dumdum, U. (2001). Virtual Teams: Implications for E-Leadership and Team Development. In M. London, How People Evaluate Others in Organizations. Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.