Rakesh Mittal specializes in the field of Management. His research focuses on organizational behavior, cross-cultural management, and global leadership. He has worked on various projects that examine and relate leadership behaviors and HR practices to organization level outcomes. His research in these areas has been published in refereed journals such as the Journal of World Business, International Journal of Organizational Analysis, and Journal of International Business and Cultural Studies. He has also presented his research in prominent conferences in the U.S.A. and Europe, namely Academy of Management, Academy of International Business, and European Academy of Management. He is a member of the international project GLOBE (Global Leadership and Organizational Behavior Effectiveness). He also serves on the editorial board of Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies.

Mittal is passionate about teaching. He considers teaching an opportunity to inspire and empower. As a teacher, his aim is to enhance student learning as a transformative experience. He teaches courses on organizational behavior and human resource management. In his previous profession, Mittal held senior leadership positions and worked in different countries. His hands-on management experience brings experience-based credibility to the classroom. The student evaluations of his teaching have been of a very high order.

Mittal received his Ph.D. in Business Administration with a concentration in Management from New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM. Before joining academia, he served the Indian government for several years in senior management positions and diplomatic assignments in various countries, acquiring cross-cultural management skills.


  • Mittal R. (2015). Leadership in Tight and Loose cultures: A conceptual exploration. Academy of International Business (AIB) 2015 Annual Meeting, Bengaluru, India.
  • Birasnav, M., Mittal, R., and Loughlin, S. (2015). Linking Leadership Behaviors and Information Exchange to Improve Supply Chain Performance: A Conceptual Model. Global Journal of Flexible Systems Management, 16(2), 205-217.
  • Mittal, R. (2015). Charismatic and transformational leaderships in cultural context. International Journal of Business and Management. 10(3), 26-33.
  • Dorman, P.W., Frese, M., Javidan, M., Latham, G.P., Mittal, R., Mumford, M., and Yukl, G. (2014). National Culture and Leadership: Implications from the GLOBE CEO Leadership Study. Academy of Management Proceedings. 2014: 1 – 11091.
  • Mittal, R. and Dorfman, P.W. (2012). Servant Leadership across cultures. Journal of World Business, 47, 555-570.

Honors and Awards

  • 2015: Honoree at Annual Faculty Scholars Reception, New York Tech
  • 2014: ISRC research grant $ 6,500, New York Tech
  • 2014: Honoree at Annual Faculty Scholars Reception, New York Tech
  • 2012: Outstanding Teaching Award, Dept. of Management, New Mexico State University
  • 2011: Outstanding Research Award, Dept. of Management, New Mexico State University

Courses Taught at New York Tech

  • HRMT 714: Organizational Psychology
  • HRMT 715: Organizational Development and Change Management
  • HRMT 722: Financial Decisions for HR managers
  • HRMT 737: Methods of research in Organizations
  • HRMT 807: Training/Development of Human Resources
  • MGMT 501: Principles of Management
  • MGMT 510: Business Policy and Strategy

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