Ravi S. Kudesia (PhD in Management, Washington University in St. Louis) is an Assistant Professor of Human Resource Management at the Fox School of Business, Temple University. Before joining the Fox School, he was a research fellow at Future Resilient Systems: a think tank
established collaboratively by ETH Zürich and the National Research Foundation of Singapore.
Dr. Kudesia researches how people can organize more mindfully. In doing so, he explores three interdependent processes: attention (what information people notice in situations), interpretation (how people give meaning to that information), and energy (how engaged people are in responding to situations). Going beyond the individual level, his research further concerns how attention, interpretation, and energy transfer across individuals as they organize into collectives—and how these collectives solve problems and make sense of their environments.
Taking a multimethod and interdisciplinary approach, Dr. Kudesia has conducted research using experiments, qualitative methods, and agent-based models—and has collaborated with neuroscientists, theoretical physicists, and a Buddhist monk. In addition to the more conventional organizational contexts, his research also captures organizing processes in contexts as diverse as protest crowds, reentry courts, explosive demolition firms, and NCAA Division 1 sports teams. His research has appeared in leading outlets such as Academy of Management Review, IEEE Transactions on Computational Social Systems, Journal of Management, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, and Safety Science.
Dr. Kudesia welcomes collaborations with doctoral students on projects related to mindfulness, sensemaking, and problem solving in complex systems—including students who wish to pursue qualitative research methods.
- BA-9202: Qualitative Research Methods
- HRM-5113: Power, Influence, and Negotiation
Mindfulness, Sensemaking, Organizational Cognition