Bidhan Parmar

Bidhan Lalit Parmar

Associate Professor
Unit: Darden School of Business
Department: Darden Graduate School of Business
Office location and address
FOB 157
90 Darden Blvd
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
B.A., University of Virginia
MBA, Ph.D., University of Virginia

Assistant Professor Bidhan ("Bobby") Parmar teaches First Year Ethics and a Second Year elective on collaboration at the Darden School of Business. He was recently named one of the top 40 Business School professors under 40 in the world.

Parmar's research interests focus on how managers make decisions and collaborate in uncertain and changing environments to create value for stakeholders. His work helps executives better handle ambiguity in their decision making. His recent research examines the impact of authority on moral decision making in organizations. Parmar's work has been published in Organization Science, Organization Studies, Business & Society and the Journal of Business Ethics.

Parmar is a fellow at the Business Roundtable Institute for Corporate EthicsOlsson Center for Applied Ethics and the Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University. Prior to teaching at Darden, Parmar taught at the UVA McIntire School of Commerce.

Parmar lives in Charlottesville with his wife and two daughters.

GBAC 7201: Enterprise Analytics II: Organizations and Strategy
Credits: 2
High performing organizations are driven by leaders who enable productive people and processes. This course helps students cultivate mind-sets and use tools to evaluate and influence people and be a valuable member of a team. Also, we will develop students┬┐ ability to analyze the organizational and external factors essential for crafting and executing a company┬┐s strategy for sustained success.
GBAC 7224: Leadership & Ethics in the Digital Age
Credits: 1
In this course you will build a more accurate and up to date understanding of what drives human behavior, understand the nature and complexity of moral issues that digital technology and analytics raises, and practice making decisions that balance your ability to use analytics and benefit people.
GBUS 7380: Business Ethics (Part 1)
Credits: 2
The purpose of this course is to enable students to reason about the role of ethics in business administration in a complex, dynamic, global environment. Throughout the course, students will be encouraged to think deeply about the nature of business, the responsibilities of management, and how business and ethics can be put together. Cases without easy answers that raise a range of problems facing managers in the contemporary business environment will be used. Discussions will focus on developing a framework for analyzing the issues in moral terms and then making a decision and developing a set of reasons for why the decision was justified. Students will be pushed to think carefully about how they make decisions and develop their capacity to defend their decisions to other stakeholders. This is important as a way not only to foster integrity and responsible decision making, but also to push students to take leadership roles in dealing with complex and difficult choices they will face in their careers. Operating from a managerial perspective, students will address a range of themes in the class, including basic concepts in ethics, responsibilities to stakeholders and the building blocks of markets, corporate culture, the sources of ethical breakdowns in organizations, managerial integrity, value creation, and personal values and managerial choice.
GBUS 8164: Experiential Leadership Development Lab
Credits: 2
Students will help to pilot a series of experiential leadership skill development exercises for the Experiential Leadership Development Lab. Weekly participation in a different leadership simulation that involve difficult, high stress, emotion-laden interpersonal interactions with actors playing various counterparts. Their performance will be audio & videotaped & their physiological reactions will be monitored.
GBUS 8476: Collaboration Lab
Credits: 2
To hone their skills for working with others successfully in business, students in this course will use recent research on cognition as well as experiential activities in group decision making to help students develop strategies to avoid mistakes and improve collaboration and thrive in ambiguous situations.
GBUS 8514: NOLS Experiential Leadership - Patagonia
Credits: 2
The course is structured around an 8-day NOLS expedition in the beautiful and rugged mountains of Patagonia during Early Q4. Students will spend this time honing practical leadership strategies and technical outdoor skills. On a daily basis, students will be challenged to exercise individual decisiveness while simultaneously facilitating excellent teamwork, skills relevant to both life at Darden and future business success.
GBUS 8989: Critical and Creative Thinking in Business
Credits: 2
This course is to give the students a set of tools that will enable them to think both critically and creatively. In the FY core there are many courses that encourage critical and creative thinking, but there is a whole field of study that can enhance what the students have learned to do via the Socratic Method in the core. The course will draw on both business and non-business disciplines for its concepts and ideas.
GBUS 8999: Darden Independent Study
Credits: 2–3
A Darden Independent Study elective includes either case development or a research project to be conducted by an individual student under the direction of a faculty member. Students should secure the agreement of a resident faculty member to supervise their independent study and assign the final grade that is to be based to a significant degree on written evidence of the individual student's accomplishment.