Dr. Ravi Ramani

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Assistant Professor


Dr. Ravi S. Ramani is an Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management in the Business Administration department of the Earl G. Graves School of Business and Management at Morgan State University. His research interests include career development, progression, and outcomes; management education and scholarly impact; and organizational research methods. Dr. Ramani's work has been published in Academy of Management Annals, Academy of Management Learning & Education, Academy of Management Perspectives, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Knowledge Management, Journal of International Business Studies, Organizational Research Methods, and elsewhere. He teaches courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels in organizational behavior, human resource management, leadership, organizational human capital, training and development, organizational development, and compensation and benefits.

Dr. Ramani received his Ph.D. in Business Administration (concentration in organizational behavior and human resource management) from The George Washington University, Washington, D. C. He also holds an MBA in Business Administration and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Political Science. Dr. Ramani is a member of the academic honor societies of Beta Gamma Sigma and Sigma Nu Tau. He is a member of the Academy of Management, Academy of International Business, Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Society for Human Resource Management, and Southern Management Association.

Dr. Ramani previously served as the Director of Learning and Talent Development for Hilton Hotels in New York City. He has broad expertise in various facets of human resource management including training and development, labor relations, recruitment, compensation and benefits, performance management, executive coaching, and organizational development.

Research Interests

Career Development, Progression, and Outcomes
Management Education and Scholarly Impact
Organizational Research Methods

Select Refereed Publications

Aguinis, H., Ramani, R. S., & Alabduljader, N. (in press). Best-practice recommendations for producers, evaluators, and users of methodological literature reviews. Advance online publication. Organizational Research Methods.


Aguinis, H., Cummings, C., Ramani, R. S., & Cummings, T. G. (2020). "An A is an A": The new bottom line for valuing academic research. Academy of Management Perspectives, 34, 135-154. https://doi.org/10.5465/amp.2017.0193

Aguinis, H., Cummings, C., Ramani, R. S., & Cummings, T. G. (2020). "An A is an A": Design thinking and our desired future. Academy of Management Perspectives, 34, 170-172. https://doi.org/10.5465/amp.2019.0110

Solomon, G. T., Alabduljader, N., & Ramani, R. S. (2019). Knowledge management and social entrepreneurship education: Lessons learned from a two-country study. Journal of Knowledge Management, 23, 1984-2006.


Aguinis, H., Ramani, R. S., Alabduljader, N., Bailey, J. R., & Lee, J. (2019). A pluralist conceptualization of scholarly impact in management education: Students as stakeholders. Academy of Management Learning & Education, 18, 11-42.


Aguinis, H., Ramani, R. S., & Villamor, I. (2019). The first 20 years of Organizational Research Methods: Trajectory, impact, and predictions for the future. Organizational Research Methods, 22, 463-489.


Aguinis, H., Ramani, R. S., & Alabduljader, N. (2018). What you see is what you get? Enhancing methodological transparency in management research. Academy of Management Annals, 12, 1-28. https://doi.org/10.5465/annals.2016.0011

Aguinis, H., Cascio, W. F., & Ramani, R. S. (2017). Science's reproducibility and replicability crisis: International business is not immune. Journal of International Business Studies, 48, 653-663. https://doi.org/10.1057/s41267-017-0081-0

Aguinis, H., Ramani, R. S., Campbell, P. K., Bernal-Turnes, P., Drewry, J. M., & Edgerton, B. T. (2017). Most frequently cited sources and authors in Industrial-Organizational psychology textbooks: Implications for the science-practice

divide, scholarly impact, and the future of the field. Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice, 10, 507-557. https://doi.org/10.1017/iop.2017.69