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The Changing Face of People Management in India

1st Edition

Edited by Pawan S. Budhwar, Jyotsna Bhatnagar


312 pages | 8 B/W Illus.

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India has been identified as one of the biggest emerging markets in the world. Indian organizations have increasingly begun to understand the importance of human resources and have started to take into account the motivation, commitment and morale of its workforce.

Despite great advances in human resource practices in India, the relevant literature on this subject remains scarce. This book seeks to fill the critical gap in the literature by providing a thorough understanding of the changing face of Indian HRM systems. Seeking to provide a comprehensive overview of Indian HRM practices, the book is structured into five parts:

  • Developments in Indian HRM
  • Determinants of Indian HRM
  • Sector specific HRM
  • Emerging themes
  • Future challenges and the way forward

The Changing Face of People Management in India is written exclusively by Indian natives in order to minimise the Western bias and to provide a realistic picture of HRM practices in India. This book is a key resource for anyone studying or working in HRM or international business or with an interest in the unique Indian HRM context.

Table of Contents

Part I: The Indian Context 1. Introduction: Human Resource Management in the Indian Context (Pawan S. Budhwar) Part II: Determinants of Indian HRM 2. Employment Relations in India (C. S. Venkata Ratnam) 3. Labour Law in India: Structure and Working (Debi S. Saini) 4. Factors Influencing Indian HRM Policies and Practices (Pawan S. Budhwar and Virender Singh) Part III: Sector-Specific HRM 5. Emerging HRM Systems of Foreign Firms Operating in India (Pawan S. Budhwar, Ingmar Björkman and Virender Singh) 6. HRM in Business Process Outsourcing Firms Operating in India (Pawan S. Budhwar) Part IV: Emerging Themes in Indian HRM 7. Exploring the Psychological Contract and Employee Engagement in India (Jyotsna Bhatnagar) 8. Talent Management Strategies in India (Jyotsna Bhatnagar) 9. Human Resource Information Systems (HRIS) and HR Outsourcing in India (Jyotsna Bhatnagar) 10. HR Metrics: HR and Six Sigma in an India-Based MNC (Jyotsna Bhatnagar and Ashish Pandey) 11. Organizational Commitment and Firm's Performance in the Indian Context (Jyotsna Bhatnagar and Anuradha Sharma) Part V: The Future Landscape 12. Challenges Facing Indian HRM and the Way Forward (Pawan S. Budhwar)

About the Editors

Pawan S. Budhwar is a Professor of International HRM and Head of the Work & Organizational Psychology Group at Aston Business School, UK. He is the author of four books and numerous articles.

Jyotsna Bhatnagar is an Associate Professor of HRM, Chairperson - Post Graduate Programme in HRM and Chairperson - HRM Area Management Development Institute, Gurgaon, India.

About the Series

Working in Asia

This series is designed to offer a fresh and added dimension to the standard academic texts in the area of Asian Business. The titles in the series aim to show how corporations in Asia work in practice, and how change is being experienced by individual members of these organisations. The series will be of interest to students and also to new managers assessing the Asian job market and working environment. Working in Asia is designed to:
* provide readable texts illustrating topics relevant to studies of contemporary business management in Asia
* take an insider's view of changes impacting on the experience of working in corporations in Asia
* illustrate how and why these changes are occurring
* illustrate vividly how individual members of these corporations are recognizing opportunities arising from change
* make general predictions on how working in and with corporations in Asia will change in the near future.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Human Resources & Personnel Management
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / International / General