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Skidmore College
Management and Business Department
Pushkala Prasad

Pushkala Prasad

Contact Information & Background

Professor of Management, Zankel Chair,
Department of Management & Business
Phone: 518-580-5238
Office: PMH 208

Curriculum Vitae


  • Ph.D., management, University of Massachusetts
  • MBA, Xavier Institute
  • B.A., history, Stella Maris College, University of Madras


  • IA 351 Faces and Phases of Global Capitalism
  • ID 221 Multicultural Flareups
  • MB 306 Foundations of Business in the International Environment
  • MB 336H Diversity and Discrimination in the American Workplace

Selected Refereed Articles

  • Smoke and Mirrors: Institutional Entrepreneurship and Identity Work by the U.S. Tobacco Industry, 1920-1945 (with A. Prasad & K. Baker), Organization, 2016. (forthcoming)

  • One Mirror in Another: Managing Diversity and the Discourse of Fashion (with A. Prasad & R. Mir) Human Relations, 64:703-726. 2012.

  • In the Name of the Practical: Unearthing the Hegemony of Pragmatism in the Discourse of Environmental Management (with M.B Elmes) Journal of Management Studies, 42: 845-867. 2005.

  • The Context of Third World Tourism Marketing (with C. Echtner). Annuals of Tourism Research, 30:660-682. 2003.

  • Stretching the Iron Cage: The Constitution and Implications of Routine Workplace Resistance. (with A. Prasad). Organization Science, 11: 387-403. 2000.

  • Everyday Struggles at the Workplace: The Nature and Implications of Routine Resistance (with A. Prasad). Research in the Sociology of Organizations, 15: 225-257. 1998.

Edited Books

  • Crafting Qualitative Research: Working in the Post-Positivist Traditions. (second edition). New York: Routledge, 2018. Translated into Japanese, 2017.

  • Routledge Companion to Critical Management Studies (Co-edited with A. Prasad, A Mills & J. Helins Mills). London: Routledge. 2016

  • Handbook of Workplace Diversity (co-edited with A. Konrad & J. Pringle). London: Sage Publications. 2006.

  • Managing the Organizational Melting Pot (with A. Mills, M.B. Elmes & A. Prasad). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. 1997.

Research Grants

  • Jan Wallander Foundation of the Bank of Commerce of Sweden (Handelsbanken) for $186,000. “Diversity Professionals in the Swedish Employment Sector. March 2010-Dec. 2015.

  • Swedish Quality of Work Life Foundation (Forsknings Arbetsliv), Stockholm. $240,000. “Managing Diversity as an Organizational Process. 2001-2006.

  • Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) of Canada. $50,000. Diversity and Discrimination in the North American Workplace. 1995-1998.

Selected Guest Lectures and Invited Research Seminars

  • Institutional Entrepreneurship and Gender Identities in the U.S.  Tobacco Industry. University of Massachusetts, Boston. April 2016.

  • Permission to Wander: Taking Interdisciplinarity Seriously in Organizational Research. Featured Speaker at the Kern Symposium for Business and the Liberal Arts, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY, March 2013.

  • The Discourse of the Islamic Veil in Scandinavia. Fourth Annual lecture at CRED (Center for Research of Equality and Diversity). Queen Mary, University of London, November 2010.

  • Restoring Quality to Qualitative Research. Copenhagen Business School, Copenhagen, December 2006.  

  • Dilemmas of Workplace Diversity. (Studieforbundet Narlingsliv och Samhalle) (Center for Business and Policy Studies) Stockholm, October 1999.

  • Speaking about Resistance: Routine Opposition under Conditions of Flexible Capitalism. Faculte des sciences de l’administration, Laval University, Quebec City, January 1999.