Janaki Gooty

Janaki Gooty
Director of the MBA Program and Professor of Management
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Dr. Janaki Gooty is a professor in the Department of Management in the Belk College of Business, and Organizational Science, an interdisciplinary Ph.D. program at UNC Charlotte. She currently serves as the Director of the MBA Program (BCOB) & Director, Dual MBA Program with EGADE Business School, Monterrey, Mexico.

Her research focuses on inclusion, values/ethics, and the role of emotions in leadership at multiple levels of analyses. Specifically, she studies three phenomena that are deeply intertwined:

  1. Creation of gender and race neutral definitions of leadership phenomena (e.g., identity, leader behavior, sensemaking);
  2. The role of emotions such as pride, anger, sadness or compassion in motivating followers to action and,
  3. The creation of shared realities (i.e., vision) via leader espoused values and expressed emotions in leader-follower relationships.

Her research has appeared in elite leadership and research methods outlets such as Organizational Research MethodsJournal of Management and Leadership Quarterly. Dr. Gooty currently serves as Associate editor at Leadership Quarterly and has previously served as Associate editor at Journal of Occupational and Organizational psychology, Guest Co-editor of two special issues at Leadership Quarterly and on the editorial boards of several other journals.

She currently serves as Past President (2021-2022), has served as President (2020-2021), President-Elect (2019-2020), Program Chair (2018-2019), Program Chair Elect (2017-2018) and representative to the Board of Governors (2011-2014) of the Southern Management Association (SMA), which is the largest affiliate of the Academy of the Management (AoM) and the governing body for the elite Journal of Management (JOM) and newly launched JOM Scientific Reports. In addition, she served as the Representative at Large (2016-2019) for the Research Methods Division (RMD) of the Academy of Management. She is an elected Fellow of SMA and a short course instructor with Consortium for Research Methods and Analysis (CARMA).

Dr. Gooty has presented her work and conducted leadership trainings in multiple venues locally, nationally and internationally with a special focus on leadership of underrepresented groups in corporate and executive leadership settings.