Smriti Anand

  • Assistant Director, Master of Business Administration
  • Professor of Management

Smriti Anand is a professor of management at Illinois Institute of Technology’s Stuart School of Business in Chicago. Her research interests include leadership, diversity, and non-traditional work arrangements (i-deals) with particular focus on multi-level and cross-cultural frameworks.

Her research has been published in leading journals of management, such as the Academy of Management Journal, the Journal of Applied Psychology, and The Leadership Quarterly (see below for details). She is currently one of two co-editor-in-chiefs for Human Relations journal (ABDC Journal Ranking: A*; Listed in Financial Times’ FT50).

Anand has 10+ years of high-tech industry experience in diverse areas such as electrical and software engineering, product development, and marketing at firms such as Information Resources, Inc. and Motorola, Inc. Her professional experience includes managing globally spread cross-functional teams to lead several projects and products from concept to field launch stage. For instance, as a lead engineer she managed the entire development and deployment process for four new software products over two years with a budget of $2 million. As a product manager she spearheaded development and launch of Bluetooth products and GSM phones for the Asian market (market size more than $70 million/year).

She has taught graduate courses including Philosophy of Management, Leadership and Organization Design, Organizational Behavior, and Organization Development. Her undergraduate courses include Fundamentals of Management, Managerial Effectiveness through Diversity, Organizational Behavior, and Organizational Theory.


Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago, Business Administration
M.S., University of Illinois at Chicago, Electrical Engineering
M.B.A., Northwestern University
B.S., Ranchi University, Electrical Engineering

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

Academy of Management (AOM)
American Psychological Association (APA)
Management & Organizational Behavior Teaching Society (MOBTS)
Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
Work and Family Researchers Network (WFRN)


Selected Awards

Sigma Xi/Illinois Tech Award for Excellence in University Research, Senior Faculty Award (2023)
IIT Stuart School of Business Beta Gamma Sigma Professor of the Year Award (2018)
IIT Stuart School of Business Excellence in Teaching Award (2016)
Society for Industrial & Organizational Psychology (SIOP) Scholar (2012)
2011 Emerald/EFMD Outstanding Doctoral Research Award in Human Resource Management (2012)


Recent Publications

Anand, S. & Rofcanin, Y. (2022). Idiosyncratic Deals at Work: Exploring Individual, Organizational, and Societal Perspectives. Co-editor. New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan.

Anand, S., Meuser, J. D., Vidyarthi, P. R., Liden, R. C., Rousseau, D. M., & Ekkirala, S. (2022). “A Multi-level Model of I-deals in Workgroups: Employee and Coworker Perceptions of Leader Fairness, I-deals and Group Performance.” Journal of Management Studies, 59, 489-517.

Anand, S. and Mitra, A. (2022). “No Family Left Behind: Flexibility I-Deals for Employees with Stigmatized Family Identities.” Human Relations.

Jahantab , F., Vidyarthi, P. R., Anand, S., & Erdogan, B. (In press). “When Are the Bigger Fish in the Small Pond Better Citizens? A Multi-level Examination of Relative Overqualification and Outcomes in Workgroups.” Group & Organization Management.

Jahantab, F., Anand, S., & Vidyarthi, P. R. (In press). “Exhausted by Social Distancing: Understanding the Effects of COVID-19 Pandemic in Workgroups. Personnel Review.

Sharma, D., Ghosh, K., Mishra , M., & Anand, S. (In press). “You Stay Home, But We Can’t: Invisible ‘Dirty’ Work As Calling Amid COVID-19 Pandemic.” Journal of Vocational Behavior.

Wang, J., Anand, S., Li , H., & Du, W. (2022). “Marriage Equality for Everyone? The Business Case for Same-sex Marriage Legislation.” Journal of Business Research.


Undergraduate Programs in Business

M.S. in Marketing Analytics

Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.)

M.B.A. Business Analytics

Master of Management

Ph.D. in Management Science