The George Washington University
School of Business: Management

Sheetal Singh, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Management

Email: sheetals@gwu.edu
Phone: 202-994-1562
Office: Funger Hall 315E

Bio

Sheetal Singh is an assistant professor of management at George Washington University, School of Business. Dr. Singh's research and teaching interests are in the area of entrepreneurship and organizational behavior. Her research revolves around two core areas: entrepreneurship and emotions. In the area of entrepreneurship, she is interested in understanding the impact of individual characteristics of entrepreneurs on organizational and venture related outcomes. In the area of emotion her work focuses on understanding the role of emotion, emotional labor and emotional intelligence in predicting performance individual and organizational outcomes.

Dr. Singh completed her PhD. in Organizational Behavior and Strategy from University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business. She completed her undergraduate work in Commerce from Delhi University, and in Hotel Administration from the Institute of Hotel Management, Delhi, India. She also completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Hotel Management from The Oberoi Centre of Learning and Development.

Prior to her doctoral work Dr. Singh worked for over a decade in the Hotel Industry with the Oberoi Group of Hotels & Resorts and Carlson Group in various positions in Rooms and Food & Beverage before transitioning into Training & Development.

Apart from designing and conducting training programs for Oberoi hotels and Marriott hotels, Sheetal has also delivered training for the broadcast and travel industry. She has given invited presentations at Cornell University's School of Hotel Administration and University of Maryland.

Her professional achievements include winning Best Research Paper 2008 awarded by the Dingman Centre of Entrepreneurship and Best Conceptual Paper Award 2008 and IDEA award for research promise 2009 awarded by the Entrepreneurship division of Academy of Management (Singh, Sheetal, Baum, Robert J., Bird, Barbara). The Practical Intelligence of High Potential Entrepreneurs: Antecedents and Links to New Venture Growth). Earlier, she had won the Rai Bahadur M.S.Oberoi Gold Medal for excellent all round performance through the two years at Oberoi Centre of Learning and development.

Selected Publications

Articles in Refereed Journals

  • Baum, Robert J., Bird, Barbara, Singh, Sheetal (2011). The Practical Intelligence of High Potential Entrepreneurs: Antecedents and Links to New Venture Growth. Personnel Psychology, 64(2), 397-425.

Best Paper Conference Proceedings

  • Baum, Robert J., Bird, Barbara, Singh, Sheetal (2009). The Practical Intelligence of High Potential Entrepreneurs: Links to New Venture Growth. Industrial and Organizational Psychology Conference, Sydney. Australia.
  • Singh, Sheetal, Baum, Robert J., Bird, Barbara (2008). The Practical Intelligence of High Potential Entrepreneurs: Antecedents and Links to New Venture Growth.Academy of Management Annual Meeting Proceedings, p1-6, 6p.

Awards

  • 2009 - IDEA Award for Research Promise awarded by Entrepreneurship Division of Academy of Management. Singh, Sheetal, Baum, Robert J., Bird, Barbara. The Practical Intelligence of High Potential Entrepreneurs: Antecedents and Links to New Venture Growth.
  • 2008 - Best Conceptual Paper award for Entrepreneurship Division of Academy of Management, Anaheim, 2008. Singh, Sheetal, Baum, Robert J., Bird, Barbara. The Practical Intelligence of High Potential Entrepreneurs: Antecedents and Links to New Venture Growth.
  • 2008 - Best Research Paper award from Dingman Centre of Entrepreneurship. Singh, Sheetal, Baum, Robert J., Bird, Barbara. The Practical Intelligence of High Potential Entrepreneurs: Antecedents and Links to New Venture Growth.
  • 2001 - Rai Bahadur M.S.Oberoi Gold Medal for excellent all round performance through the two years at Oberoi Centre of Learning and development.

Interests

Primary Interests: Entrepreneurship, Organizational Behavior.

Additional Topics: Practical intelligence of Entrepreneurs, Emotional intelligence, Emotional Labor.

Industries of Interest: Hospitality, Printing, Information Technology and several others.

Geographical Areas: North America, Asia (India, Singapore).

Current Research: (1) Impact of individual characteristics and abilities of entrepreneurs on organizational outcomes. (2) Impact of emotional intelligence and emotional labor on individual and organizational outcomes.

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