Hemant Kakkar

Hemant Kakkar

Assistant Professor

Academic Area: Management and Organization
Phone Number: +1 919-660-8025

Teaching / Research Interests

Status and Social Hierarchies, Helping and Voice in Organizations, Ethics

Mailing Information

Duke University: The Fuqua School of Business
100 Fuqua Drive
Durham, NC 27708


Hemant Kakkar is an assistant professor of management and organizations at the Duke University's Fuqua School of Business. Professor Kakkar received his Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from the London Business School.

His research draws on social psychological and evolutionary theories of status to examine judgments and behaviors of individuals and groups within social hierarchies. He also explores employees' tendency to go beyond their formal job requirements and at other times, take shortcuts or act unethically. 

His research is published in leading academic journals including Academy of Management Journal, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences and Nature Human Behavior. His research is also covered by popular press outlets, such as The Washington Post, Forbes, The Times UK and the Harvard Business Review.

Before joining academia, Professor Kakkar worked as a technical consultant in Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. He teaches foundations of organizational behavior to Masters students at Fuqua.