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Dr Smirti Kutaula

Senior Lecturer in Human Resource Management


I am currently a Senior Lecturer in Human Resource Management at Kingston Business School. Prior to joining Kingston, I worked at Birkbeck, University of London. I also served as an examiner for the MSc and PG Diploma in Organizational Psychology and Human Resource Management programmes, University of London International Academy from 2011 to 2015. I have extensive practitioner experience as an HR professional in various organisations in India. 

I have completed my doctoral project in examining the antecedents and outcomes of psychological contract fulfillment in the Indian context from Cardiff Business School on a funded studentship. My doctoral paper was awarded the best proposal award at Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad Doctoral Colloquium, 2011. 

I received internal funding under the First Grants Scheme for £8579 for a project titled "Is psychological contract a universal or a culturally-bound concept?" in 2015-16. I also received the Distinguished Paper award in the doctoral thesis competition of the European Doctoral Programmes Association in Management and Business Administration (EDAMBA) 2016.  

I co-organised a one-day developmental workshop on Sustainability and Ethical consumption with British Academy of Management and Surrey Business School, following which I am guest-editing a special issue for Management Decision, a leading scholarly management journal. My case submission with Professor Mark Saunders (University of Birmingham) and Dr. Alvina Gillani (Surrey Business School) titled "Using storytelling to teach sampling techniques", received the runners-up prize for Innovation in Teaching of Research Methodology Excellence Awards (15th European Conference on Research Methodology for Business Management, June 2016, Kingston, UK). Further, my paper was adjudged runners-up for the best developmental paper at the British Academy of Management Conference, Newcastle, 2016

Areas of specialism

  • Psychological contract 
  • Strategic Human Resource Management 
  • HRM in India
  • Ethical consumption
  • Fair trade 
  • Quantitative methods 


  • Fellow, Higher Education Academy
  • PhD, Cardiff Business School
  • Masters, Gold Medallist
  • BA Economics Hons, Delhi University

Professional membership

Smirti is a member of British Academy of Management, Academy of Management and Indian Academy of Management. She is currently serving as a Track Co-chair for the Human Resource Management SIG, British Academy of Management.


Number of items: 6.


Hilson, Gavin, Gillani, Alvina and Kutaula, Smirti (2018) Towards sustainable pro-poor development? A critical assessment of Fair Trade gold. Journal of Cleaner Production, 186, pp. 894-904. ISSN (print) 0959-6526

Gillani, Alvina and Kutaula, Smirti (2018) An introduction to special issue: sustainability and ethical consumerism. Management Decision, 56(3), pp. 511-514. ISSN (print) 0025-1747

Book Section

Kutaula, Smirti and Talwar, Vishal (2014) Integrating psychological contract and service-related outcomes in emerging economies: a proposed conceptual framework. In: Goyal, Anita, (ed.) Innovations in services marketing and management: strategies for emerging economies. Hershey, U.S. : IGI Global. pp. 291-306. (Advances in Marketing, Customer Relationship Management, and E-Services (AMCRMES)) ISSN (print) 2327-5502 ISBN 9781466646711

Conference or Workshop Item

Gillani, Alvina, Kutaula, Smirti and Foxall, Gordon (2017) Reward now or reward later: discounting in the context of fairtrade consumer behaviour. In: British Academy of Management (BAM) Conference 2017: Re-Connecting Management Research with the Disciplines: Shaping the Research Agenda for the Social Sciences; 05 -07 Sep 2017, Coventry, U.K..

Gillani, Alvina and Kutaula, Smirti (2016) Exploring behavioural changeability in fair trade consumption. In: British Academy of Management (BAM) Conference 2016: Thriving in Turbulent Times; 6-8 Sep 2016, Newcastle, U.K.. ISBN 9780954960896

Kutaula, Smirti and Gould-Williams, Julian Seymour (2013) Facet-based organization support, psychological contract and intention to quit: an empirical study. In: 2013 Academy of Management (AOM) Annual Meeting: Capitalism in Question; 9-13 Aug 2013, Orlando, U.S..

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