Rajiv Amarnani
  • The University of Western Australia (M261), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


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Rajiv Amarnani is a lecturer / assistant professor with the Management & Organisations Department at UWA Business School. He received a PhD in organizational behavior from the Australian National University in 2016.

Rajiv conducts research on (1) service gone wild—the dark side of customer service encounters such as verbal abuse from customers and service sabotage from workers; (2) sustainable career development across the lifespan; and (3) workplace reputation / social perceptions.

His research has been featured in HR Today, Business Insider, Lifehacker, Perth Now, and ABC 666 radio, among others. He publishes both in practitioner-oriented outlets such as Organizational Dynamics, as well as in peer-reviewed scholarly journals including Personnel Psychology (ABDC A*), Human Resource Management (ABDC A*; FT50), Human Relations (ABDC A*; FT50), the Journal of Vocational Behavior (ABDC A*), the Journal of Business & Psychology (ABDC A), and Group & Organization Management (ABDC A). He also serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Vocational Behavior (ABDC A*)—the flagship journal in the careers and vocational psychology literature. He has received over $400,000 in grant funding from the Australian Defence Force and the Australian Research Council, among others.

Rajiv is an avid runner and boardgamer. He was also a first-generation university student.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Organizational Behavior, Australian National University

Award Date: 14 Jul 2016


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