Imperial College London

Dr Namrata Malhotra

Business School

Associate Professor



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Rm. 274Business School BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





Dr Namrata Malhotra is Associate Professor of Strategy and Organization in the Department of Management and Entrepreneurship at the Imperial College Business School. Prior to joining Imperial, she was a faculty member in the School of Management at the Queensland University of Technology, Australia. Dr Malhotra has an MPhil in Commerce from the Delhi School of Economics, India and a PhD in Organizational Analysis from the University of Alberta, Canada. 

Dr Malhotra's research lies at the intersection of organization theory and strategy. She examines organizational change and institutional change processes with a focus on professional organizations. She has been exploring micro-processes of institutional change unfolding in law firms with the emergence of innovative career paths. In the past she was engaged in research on internationalization strategies of engineering consulting firms. Currently, Namrata is involved in a project focused on the British nuclear industry. She is investigating how institutional complexity faced by this high risk industry has shaped key structural and strategic changes mediated by changing perceptions of risk over time.  

She teaches courses in strategic management and leading and navigating strategic change in organizations and organizational behaviour at the graduate level. She also teaches on Executive Education programs at Imperial and other institutions. Currently, she is an International Research Fellow in Said Business School, University of Oxford.



Malhotra N, Ziestma C, 2020, Getting Your Team to Buy into a Big Change, Harvard Business Review, ISSN:0017-8012

Malhotra N, Zietsma C, Morris T, et al., 2020, Handling resistance to change when societal and workplace logics conflict, Administrative Science Quarterly, Vol:2020, ISSN:0001-8392, Pages:1-46

Malhotra N, Reay T, 2019, Hybridity and power in the microfoundations of professional work, Research in the Sociology of Organizations, Vol:65B, ISSN:0733-558X, Pages:241-255

Malhotra N, Smets M, Morris T, 2016, Career pathing and innovation capacity in professional service firms, Academy of Management Perspectives, Vol:30, ISSN:1558-9080, Pages:369-383

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