Assistant Professor of Management
Dr. Kiran Mirza Ismail is an Assistant Professor of Management in the Peter J. Tobin College of Business at St. John’s University. She received her Ph.D. in Management, with a concentration in Organizational Behavior and a minor in International Management, from the University of Texas at Dallas. Her research interests are in the areas of business, leadership and management concerns in transitional economies, and organization behavior and human resource management issues associated with intra- organizational relationships, including the leader-subordinate and social networking relationships.
Dr. Ismail’s research, based on her doctoral dissertation on leadership, business, and management concerns in transitional economies of the Central Eurasian Post Soviet region, has received international recognition.“Discerning Leadership Perceptions of Central Eurasian Leaders: An Exploratory Analysis,” co-authored with Dr. David L. Ford, Jr. of the University of Texas at Dallas, won the John Yanouzas Outstanding Paper Award at the Twelfth Eastern Academy of Management International Conference in June 2007 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Another paper, “Networking as Organizational Response to Institutional Upheaval: Evidence from Central Eurasia,” also co-authored with Dr. David L. Ford, Jr., appeared in the 2007 Academy of Management Best Papers Proceedings.
Dr. Ismail has published articles in various refereed journals, including Strategic Management Journal, Organization Science, Journal of International Management, International Journal of Human Resource Management, Asia Pacific Journal of Management, and Journal of Business Research. She has also presented several papers in various refereed regional, national and international conferences, including the Academy of Management Annual Meetings, the Academy of International Business Annual Meetings, the Western Academy of Management Annual Conference, Southern Management Association Annual Conference, the Eastern Academy of Management International Conference, and INFORMS Annual Meetings.
She is an active member of the Academy of Management, Academy of International Business, Southern Management Association, and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), and serves as an ad hoc reviewer for various academic journals and professional meetings.