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, Organization Science, 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.
- Organizational cognition
- Practice theory
Qualitative Research Methods
Applied Qualitative Methods
Power, Influence, and Negotiation
Harvey, J. & Kudesia, R.S. (2023). Experimentation in the face of ambiguity: How mindful leaders develop emotional capabilities for change in teams. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 44(4), 573-589. Wiley. doi: 10.1002/job.2693.
Mehta, R., Henriksen, D., Mishra, P., & Gruber, N. (2022). Exploring Organizational Creativity and Mindfulness with Ravi S. Kudesia. TechTrends, 66(6), 905-910. Springer Science and Business Media LLC. doi: 10.1007/s11528-022-00787-w.
Kudesia, R.S. & Lang, T. (2021). How do Mindfulness and Routines Relate? Metacognitive Practice as Resolution to the Debate. In Thinking about Cognition, 5 (pp. 9-29). doi: 10.1108/s2397-521020210000005002.
Kudesia, R. (2021). Emergent strategy from spontaneous anger: Crowd dynamics in the first 48 hours of the ferguson shooting. Organization Science, 32(5), 1210-1234. doi: 10.1287/orsc.2020.1426.
Kudesia, R. & Lau, J. (2020). Metacognitive practice: Understanding mindfulness as repeated attempts to understand mindfulness. In The Routledge Companion to Mindfulness at Work (pp. 39-53).
Reina, C. & Kudesia, R. (2020). Wherever you go, there you become: How mindfulness arises in everyday situations. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 159, 78-96. doi: 10.1016/j.obhdp.2019.11.008.
Veen, D.V., Kudesia, R., & Heinimann, H. (2020). An Agent-Based Model of Collective Decision-Making: How Information Sharing Strategies Scale with Information Overload. IEEE Transactions on Computational Social Systems, 7(3), 751-767. doi: 10.1109/TCSS.2020.2986161.
Kudesia, R., Lang, T., & Reb, J. (2020). How institutions enhance mindfulness: Interactions between external regulators and front-line operators around safety rules. Safety Science, 122. doi: 10.1016/j.ssci.2019.104511.
Kudesia, R., Pandey, A., & Reina, C. (2020). Doing More With Less: Interactive Effects of Cognitive Resources and Mindfulness Training in Coping With Mental Fatigue From Multitasking. Journal of Management. doi: 10.1177/0149206320964570.
Reb, J., Chaturvedi, S., Narayanan, J., & Kudesia, R. (2019). Leader Mindfulness and Employee Performance: A Sequential Mediation Model of LMX Quality, Interpersonal Justice, and Employee Stress. Journal of Business Ethics, 1-19. doi: 10.1007/s10551-018-3927-x.
Gellock, J., Ekholm, E., Greenhalgh, G., LeCrom, C., Reina, C., & Kudesia, R. (2019). Women's Lacrosse Players’ perceptions of teammate leadership: Examining athlete leadership behaviors, attributes, and interactions. Journal of Athlete Development and Experience, 1(2). doi: 10.25035/jade.01.02.02.
Kudesia, R. & Reina, C. (2019). Does interacting with trustworthy people enhance mindfulness? An experience sampling study of mindfulness in everyday situations. PLoS ONE, 14(4). doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0215810.
Kudesia, R. (2019). Mindfulness as metacognitive practice. Academy of Management Review, 44(2), 405-423. doi: 10.5465/amr.2015.0333.
Kudesia, R.S. & Reb, J. (2018). Mindfulness and the risk-resilience tradeoff in organization. In Array, IRGC resource guide on resilience (Vol. 2): Domains of resilience for complex interconnected systems (pp. 94-101).