Session Details: Session 1018

Effective Human Resource Management in Indian Organizations

Track G

Date: Sunday, December 14, 2008


Time: 15:00 – 16:15

Common Ground

Room: MLT3

Sunil Maheshwari, Indian Institute of Management - Ahmedabad
Mona Makhija, Ohio State University

Title: Corporate Responses to Affirmative Actions: New Perspective for CSR


  • Raj K Kovid, NIIT University

Corporate affirmative action has acquired a unique place in the continuing dialogue on ways to remove the inequality with regards to the disadvantaged groups in the Indian caste system that lack access to opportunities and resources. In recent years, the debate on affirmative action has focused on government-sponsored affirmative action and left corporate affirmative action relatively unexamined. Majority of corporate affirmative action programmes are voluntary attempts to improve the social diversity of workforce. Do companies consider affirmative actions as political burden or take it as an obvious and new dimension of social responsibility? The proposed study attempts to identify the status, developments, and other issues related to corporate affirmative actions and develop a framework of CSR with this new perspective.

Title: Employment Issues in Mergers and Acquisitions of Banks in India


  • Swati Pawar, SVKM's NMIMS University
  • Ramesh Chandra Agarwal, Mukesh Patel School of Technology Management & Engineering

Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) create profound impact on sectoral employment worldwide. ILO report (2001) gives specific study of M&A processes in banking sector noting that it invariably leads to branch closure and staff retrenchment. Lack of alignment on the part of service terms and conditions at the time of mergers and acquisitions process in banks leads to employee resentment. This further becomes reason for the failure of the strategy. Researcher through this paper attempts to study the employment issues raised in the mergers taken place between different banks in India. It will also be worthwhile to study how HRD planning at the time of mergers and acquisitions will help to solve these issues? How tackling of employment issues will help to achieve M&A goals of the bank? Researchers also hope to come with the guidelines for HR managers for handling employment issues in M&A process.

Title: Personnel Recruitment and Retention in Foreihn Firms in India: a Resource-Based View


  • Dirk Holtbruegge, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg
  • Carina B. Friedmann, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg
  • Jonas Puck, WU Vienna

Currently, foreign firms in India face two major challenges in the field of human resource management (HRM): personnel recruitment and retention. We adapted the resource-based view of the firm (RBV) for HRM and tested which HRM practices have a positive impact on the efficiency of personnel recruitment and retention in a sample of 80 European firms. Our findings suggest that there is a close relationship between the employment of HRM practices shaped according to the RBV and HRM efficiency. In particular, personnel marketing, employer image, financial incentives, career management and idiosyncratic job creation have a positive impact on personnel recruitment and retention. The findings have important implications for both theory and practice.

Title: SMEs as Emerging Learning Organisations: A Study on Emancipation and Workability in Indian Context


  • Sumita Dave, Shri Shankaracharya Institute of Management & Technology
  • Saket Ranjan Praveer, Shri Shankaracharya Group of Institutions

The paper attempts to evaluate the existing state of the internal environment in small business firms in India. It tries to measure the opinion of both the employer and the employee regarding the climate in the organizations. Six parameters for entrepreneurs and ten parameters of employees haven assumed to equal. The study has been conducted through descriptive research.

Title: Turnaround Strategy: Case Study of Revival of a Hospital


  • Sunil Maheshwari, Indian Institute of Management - Ahmedabad

Governments in any country perform primarily two roles relating to health sector. First, it frames rules, procedures and policies and regulates the services in the countries. Second, government invests resources in the sector to provide health services. These services co-exist with private service providers in India. The relative share of government in health has been declining owing to problems such as lack of availability of staff at health facilities; perception of inadequate quality of services and poor staff attitude at government facilities; and lack of availability of drugs at health facilities. In view of this, in this study decline and turnaround of a hospital is examined to understand the turnaround challenges of a hospital and its strategic lessons to Health Care management.

All Sessions in Track G...

Sat: 11:15 – 12:30
Session 1020: Linkages between the Business Environment and Firm Strategy in Indian Firms
Sat: 13:30 – 14:45
Session 1017: Corporate Governance in Emerging Economies
Sun: 13:30 – 14:45
Session 1022: Outsourcing, Offshoring and Global Supply Chains
Sun: 15:00 – 16:15
Session 1018: Effective Human Resource Management in Indian Organizations

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