February 2022 Humanistic Management PhD Network Seminar

February 2022 Humanistic Management PhD Seminar

Monday, February 7, 2022 from 12pm – 1pm Eastern.

Welcome to IHMA’s Humanistic Management PhD Network. We support PhDs with mentoring, social support and research opportunities. We also have possibilities to connect researchers for publication work, and data gathering sites in companies and organizations connected to IHMA.

In our monthly gatherings the Humanistic Management Ph.D. network is featuring the work of selected Ph.D. students in the field to :

1) highlight their research topic

2) ask specific questions regarding their work for feedback

3) share and discuss concerns of members of the group via Zoom

Please join us for our first session of the new academic year on February 7, 2022 as Ayatakshee Sarkar, a doctoral fellow in the School of Management and Labor Studies at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences in India, will present her work entitled, “Elements of Nonviolence: An Alternate Response to Workplace Toxicity”.


Workplace toxicity is harmful to employees’ physical and mental wellbeing, but it also impedes their performance, affecting organizational goals. The negative behaviours induce repulsive experiences and responses in others. Although many studies have focused on the individual and organizational consequences of workplace toxicity, limited attention is on the coping responses that have a positive outcome. The current study explores and defines a positive and transformative coping response behaviour grounded in the participants own words and experiences.

Hosted by: David Wasieleski, PJ Dillon, Erica Steckler, and Michael Pirson.

All interested students and scholars are welcome!


The HM PhD Network is sponsored by the Albert P. Viragh Institute for Ethics in Business at Duquesne University.

This monthly gathering is hosted by the International Humanistic Management Association in collaboration with the Academy of Management MSR Interest Group and Social Issues in Management (SIM) Division.