Rohit Piplani

Ph.D. Student

Management &



M.Phil, Massey University, Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management – 2018

Master of Business Management, University of Waikato, Finance – 2015

Research Interests

  • Intra-Organizational Social Networks
  • Employee Creativity & Innovation
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Team Dynamics


Rohit Piplani is a PhD student in Management at the University of Connecticut with a concentration in Organizational Behavior. His primary area of interest is intra-organizational social networks, in which he has conducted applied research to examine the impact of network evolution on individual and team-level outcomes. He earned his M.Phil in Organizational Behavior & HRM from Massey University, New Zealand; Masters of Business Management with a focus in Finance from the University of Waikato, NZ and Bachelors of Pharmacy from the University of Mumbai.

Published Work

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles:

Grosser, T. J., Sterling, C. M., Piplani, R. S., Cullen-Lester, K., & Floyd, T. M. (In Press). A social network perspective on workplace inclusion: The role of network closure, network centrality, and need for affiliation. Human Resource Management.

Peer Reviewed Proceedings:

Piplani, R., Grosser, T.J., Lopez-Kidwell, G., Dineen, B.R., & Borgatti, S.P. (2022). Effect of team co-membership change on change in interpersonal affect in the workplace. Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings.

Contact Information
Phone+1 (860) 486-2317
Office LocationBUSN - 404 I
CampusStorrs, CT
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