Research Interests: Social Psychology in Organisations, Health Care Management, Emotions
Shibashis Mukherjee is a PhD from Indiana University, Bloomington. His academic experience includes working with Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore and Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi.
Professor Mukherjee is interested in examining forces that provide stability and drive changes within organisations. Theoretically, his projects use a social psychological lens incorporating emotions to study the nature of organisations.
Professor Mukherjee interests in organisational social psychology encompasses “bridging work” that occurs when people cross occupational or professional boundaries. His co-authored article “Complementary work in the hospital: How infection preventionists perceive opportunities for cooperation with higher status physicians” examines infection control practices in American hospitals and focuses on how infection preventionists monitor healthcare-associated infections (HAI). Interviews conducted with 193 infection preventionists to assess how workers outside of existing hierarchies can integrate their work.
In his co-authored article “Affective Meanings of 1,469 Concepts in Calcutta”, he measured emotional features of words in Bengali, a language spoken by about 250 million individuals in eastern India and Bangladesh. This article highlighted the differences between results from the Calcutta data and data collected from US respondents by Francis and Heise (2006) and provided possible explanations for cross-national differences. His examined how sentiments associated with words vary in the Bengali language when compared to words translated from the English language and how these differences are further expressed through gender.