Devi Akella

Devi Akella is a full professor of management at College of Business, Albany State University, GA where she teaches Organizational Behavior and Human Resources Management at undergraduate and graduate levels. Dr. Akella completed her PhD in 2001 and MBA in 1997 from University of Leeds, UK. Her research interests consist of learning organizations, critical managements studies, experiential learning and teenage pregnancy.

Publications

Cases on Critical Practices for Modern and Future Human Resources Management
Devi Akella, Niveen Eid, Anton Sabella. © 2021. 322 pages.
Human resources management (HRM) has evolved in the last few years as a result of such factors as outsourcing, work-life balance issues, globalization, increasing proportion of...
Resistance to Organizational Change in Academia: A Case Study From Palestine Investigating the Under-Reflected Role of Change Agents
Devi Akella, Grace Khoury. © 2021. 21 pages.
Resistance to change happens to be a phenomenon in which both the change agents and change recipients are equally responsible for all forms of resistance. Resistance and its...
HR: For the People?
Rachelle K. Scott, Devi Akella. © 2021. 14 pages.
This case study follows the career of Robert Peters (pseudonym), a middle level manager who faces numerous challenges as a team manager during his fledgling years. He is...
Skating on Thin Ice at Enti: HRM or Employee Bullying?
Niveen Labib Eid, Devi Akella. © 2021. 25 pages.
This case study highlights how various human resources management (HRM) policies and practices at ENTI, a Palestinian non-governmental organization (NGO), can be deconstructed as...
Social Entrepreneurs as Servant Leaders: Revealing the Implied Nature of Power in Servant Leadership
Devi Akella, Niveen Eid. © 2020. 28 pages.
This chapter critically examines the servant leadership style of social entrepreneurs. Qualitative data from social enterprises in Palestine and Lukes third dimension power...
Socio-Cultural Influences on Teenage Pregnancy and Contemporary Prevention Measures
Devi Akella. © 2019. 349 pages.
Teenage pregnancy is a public health concern that is growing more prevalent in both developed and developing countries. Understanding the problems of teenage motherhood and...
Situating Foucault in Teenage Pregnancy Prevention Measures
Devi Akella. © 2019. 15 pages.
In spite of declining teen birth rates, teenage pregnancy in USA remains the highest amongst the industrialized nations in the world. There appears to be a correlation between...
Bringing Culture Back In: Deconstructing Teenage Pregnancy
Devi Akella. © 2019. 20 pages.
Teenage pregnancy in United States has strong cultural and historical connections. Unfortunately, in a majority of the studies, all debates and perspectives on teen pregnancy...
Resistance to Organizational Change in Academia: A Case Study From Palestine Investigating the Under-Reflected Role of Change Agents
Devi Akella, Grace Khoury. © 2019. 21 pages.
Resistance to change happens to be a phenomenon in which both the change agents and change recipients are equally responsible for all forms of resistance. Resistance and its...
Faculty Memoirs: Study Abroad Business Program in China
Devi Akella. © 2018. 27 pages.
The global nature of a contemporary economy emphasizes the need for business graduates to possess a global perspective, cultural sensitivity and the knowledge of language and...
Powerpoint vs. Recorded Lectures: An African American Perspective on Online Education
Devi Akella. © 2017. 20 pages.
The number of students enrolling in online degree programs and courses has increased in recent years. To improve the learning process, emphasis has been laid on designing more...
Faculty Memoirs: Study Abroad Business Program in China
Devi Akella. © 2016. 27 pages.
The global nature of a contemporary economy emphasizes the need for business graduates to possess a global perspective, cultural sensitivity and the knowledge of language and...
Ethics in Research with Teen Mothers
Devi Akella. © 2015. 28 pages.
United States has the highest level of teenage pregnancy amongst industrialized nations. However, research on teenage pregnancy involves research participants who are young girls...