Faculty & Research

Biju Varkkey

Biography

Prof. Biju Varkkey obtained masters degree in Human Resource Management from Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala and Fellow in Management title from NIBM, Pune. His professional experience spans industry, consulting and leading management schools, having taught at IIM Lucknow and MDI Gurgaon. He was a visiting scholar at AILS, and has worked on commissioned assignments with the UNDP, ILO, IOM and organizations like UNITES and ITUC.


Currently he faculty member at IIM Ahmedabad with the Human Resource Management Area where he teaches in the graduate, executive development and doctoral programs. He chaired the task force for ePGP, IIMAs online Masters Degree program and was the founder chairperson of the EPGP program (2016-2020) He has developed and taught courses on
Strategic Human Resources Management, International HRM, Performance Management, Labour Relations, Strategic Outsourcing and Infrastructure Development. He teaches doctoral level research courses for the Fellow program students of IIM Ahmedabad, NIM and Academy of HRD, Ahmedabad. 

Prof Varkkey was the India Research Coordinator for the Paycheck India project, part of the global Wageindicator project. This is an international labour and employment research project initiated by group of researchers, organizations, journalists and trade unions. The Indian research portal can be accessed at www.paycheck.in . He was also involved in an international 14 country project "Decision for Life", and LRW projects, focusing on young talent entering employment market. From April 2014 -2016 he worked on an assignment with IOM, Geneva on a multi-country project related to recruitment of migrant workers, which is part of the Abu Dhabi Dialogue agenda, an intergovernmental initiative.  He has also worked for assignments supported by ILO, UNDP and WHO.

Areas of academic interest are Strategic Human Resource Management, Change Management, New Public Management, Leadership Development, HR Architecture for firms, Performance Management & Improvement, Flexible Work places, Employment Relations, Startups, Family Business transformation and Public Private Partnerships in Infrastructure. He has published papers and cases in journals like Business and Society, International Journal of Knowledge Management, Compensation and Benefits Review, IJOA, IJTDVikalpaSocial EngineerSouth Asian Journal of HRMVision: The Journal of Management Perspective, Performance Management, Policy in Focus, Human Capital etc. He has also co-edited books on HRM and has presented papers in national and international conferences. The coauthored, adapted text book `Human Resource Management' along with Gary Dessler, published by Pearson Education India is a leading text book at MBA level. He has also co-autored the UNDP monograph "Saga of Excellence", which is a study of DMRC. Prof Varkkey has authored more than 35 case studies and technical notes. He is member of board of studies/academic advisory committees of universities and colleges and member of editorial boards of various academic journals. Few, (co) authored cases and research papers have won awards at national level.

As an executive trainer, he has designed and taught in executive programs for managers and administrators in government, public sector, private sector, MNC's and non-government organizations, both in India and abroad. In addition, the consulting portfolio includes assignments for the government, autonomous bodies, private sector, MNC's and educational institutes.  Between 2000 and 2019, some of the organizations associated with as consultant and executive educator are DuPont India, Apollo Tyres, Apollo Munich Health Insurance, British Gas Subsidiaries, Bajaj Auto, Google India, Pfizer AHD NY, Max Newyork Life, Delhi Metro, E-Funds, Landmark UAE, Aster Pharma UAE, ETA-Ascon UAE, Gislin Software, Employees State Insurance Corporation, Sandvik Asia, Cummins India, Bharati Airtel, Maruti, Mauritius Telecom, Hemas Group Srilanka, Indian Oil Corporation, Indian Bank, UCO Bank, National Institute of Design Ahmedabad, HMT, Laxmi Bank Nepal, J P Morgan India, Maxis – Astro Malaysia, MARA Malaysia, Vodafone India, Zydus Cadilla and THDC.

He has worked on consulting assignments with the Rajyasabha (Upper House of Indian Parliamentary System) for administrative review of secretariat cadre in the light of recommendations of the committee for review of constitution.  Prof Varkkey was team member and study coordinator of the IIMA team contracted by the 6th   Central Pay Commission of Government of India for advising on introduction of PRI system in the government and with 7th central pay commission for developing comparative picture of compensation. He also worked with the cabinet secretariat on the design and implementation of `Result Framework – Phase I", which has been approved by the Hon PM in August 2008. He is also invited member of the ATF (2009-10, 2010-11, 12-13) constituted by Cabinet Secretariat, GOI to negotiate annual performance targets of social sector ministries. He is additionally associated three state governments as member of state level ATF.

Earlier, he was involved with Government of India in the task group for improving performance evaluation system of civil servants and served as expert member of the high-powered committee constituted by Government of Gujarat to develop Human Resource Forecast for Gujarat government for the coming decade. In March 2008, Prof Varkkey was part of the team constituted by ARC to prepare discussion paper on Civil Service PMS for the civil services day. He was an invited member of the academic advisory board of a high-technology startup and mentor to a startup company incubated by IIT Delhi. He serves as independent director and member of committees (HR, Audit, Nomination Committee, Customer Service) of public companies, invited member of Board level HR related committees, and advises firms, startups and NGO's about organization, succession and HR systems.

He has served as nominated member in the Core Committee of the National HRD Network – Delhi Chapter (1998-1999), organizing committee for India Young HR Conference, as member of the founding governing body of the Strategic Management Forum of India and committees of CII, NIPM and NHRD Network. He is also core member of India HR Think tank and is involved with the Internal Talent Development research track.

Area

Primary Area : Human Resources Management

Contact

Email : bvarkkey@iima.ac.in

Phone : +91-79-7152 4874

Secretary : Kavitha Sudheeran

Phone : +91-79-7152 7930

Education

Masters (HRM), MG University, Kerala

Fellow , NIBM, Pune

Teaching

Core Courses: 

ePGP/PGP/PGPX: Compulsory Course : HRM/SHRM (IIMA, MDI Gurgaon, IIML)​

                                   Flexi Core : Managing Workplace Dynamics and Decent Work 

Phd Courses:

FDP/AFP Courses: HRM (Core)

Elective Courses:

  • Negotiation Lab (PGPX/PGP - IIMA)

  • Human Capital in Projects (team teaching) (PGP/ePGP - IIMA)

  • Delivering Customer Value (team teaching) (PGP - IIMA)

  • Infrastructure Development and Financing (team teaching) (PGP - IIMA)

  • Performance Management (Armed Forces Program, PGP - IIMA)

  • Strategic HRM (PGP - MDI, Gurgaon)

  • Labour Relations (PGP - IIML)

Research Area

Strategic Human Resource Management, HR Strategy as Practice

Total Rewards, Pay-for-Performance, Minimum Wages, Employer Branding

Performance Management, Team Capability Development and TMT

Leadership Development, Career Satisfaction and Succession

Salesforce Management, Organisation Design

Employment Relations, Decent Work, New Employment Contracts, New forms/Future of Work.

Public Service Motivation

HR Function Design and Transformation, Governance and HRM

Faith and Religion in Organisation

Sectors of Interest:

Banking and Financial Services, Tourism

Manufacturing

Government/PSUs

Health Care/Pharmaceuticals

Family Firms

Community Based Organisations, Platforms

Professional Services Firms

Academic Experience

IIM Lucknow and MDI Gurgaon

BPL Ltd, BRC and Indian Aluminium Company Ltd.

Professional Experience

National Institute of Personnel Management (NIPM)

National HRD Network (NHRDN)

India HR Think Tank

Strategic Management Forum of India

Member, RFD, Performance Management Division, Cabinet Secretary, GOI

Member, ATF, PMD, Cabinet Secretary, GOI- Social Sector Cluster

Member, ATF, Government of Kerala

Member, ATF, Government of Punjab

Member, ATF, Government of Himachal Pradesh

Invited Member, CAG Gujarat Region Advisory Committee

Member, High power Committee to review Man Power policies of Government of Gujarat

Member, Administrative Reforms Committee, GOI (Current Status and Future Directions of Government Performance Management System)

Expert (Selection), Rajya Sabha Secretariat

Expert (Selection), DPC, UPSC, RBI, various PSUs

Member, NIPM- Various committees for programme and award

Member, NHRDM- Core committee Delhi and Programme committee

Member, CII-AP- ER committee

Invited Member, Discussion meeting on Implementation of Decent Work Asia Project in Indonesia and Cambodia (ILO)

Independent Member, EBDT (Income Tax Department, Ministry of Finance)

Member, Anomaly Committee for dealing with Staff Issues (Rajya Sabha, New Delhi)

Member, RR Committee (Gujarat State Civil Supply Cooperation Ltd., Gandhinagar)

Chair, HR Process Review Committee (Hope Micro-Credit Finance India Pvt Ltd)

Member, Strategic HR Committee (Cochin Shipyard Ltd.)

Panel Member, CII-APHR Affirmative Action and Industry Employee Panel (CII Hyderabad)

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Funded Research Projects

Paycheck India supported by WageIndicator Foundation, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Decision for Life supported by WageIndicator Foundation, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Journals

Luthufi, M. Pandey J.,Palo S., Varkkey, B.(2020). Influence of Organizational Climate on Prosocial Organizational Behaviour. The Indian Journal of Industrial Relations,. 55(4): 604-616

Pandey, J., Singh, M., Varkkey, B., Mavalankar, D. (2019). Promoting Health in Rural India: Enhancing Job Performance of Lay Health Care Activists. IIM Kozhikode Society & Management Review.

Sohani S., Pandey J., Varkkey B. (2019). Sustainable Aggregation: A Comparative Study of 'For Profit' and 'For Society' Mobile Crowd sourced Transportation Services. Academy of Management Global Proceedings. 2019 (1).

Sinha, A., Varkkey, B., Meenakshi, N. (2019). Design thinking for improving employee experience: a case of a food tech company. Development and Learning in Organizations. 34 (1): 8-11.

Farheen F., Makhecha U., Varkkey B.(2019). The Socio-materiality of Technological Surveillance: Breaking the Vicious Circle. Academy of Management Proceedings. 2019 (1)

Jha, K.J., Pande, J., Varkkey, B. (2019). Examining the role of perceived investment in employees' development on work-engagement of liquid knowledge workers: Moderating effects of psychological contract. Journal of Global Operations and Strategic Sourcing.12(2): 225-245.

Farheen F., Makhecha U., Varkkey, B. (2019). Wellbeing or Workaholism - Critical Perspectives on Employee Engagement in New Work Practices. Academy of Management Proceedings. 2019 (1).

Sohani S., Varkkey, B. (2019). Broker imposed precarity of Indian technical immigrants. Industrial Relations Journal. 50(3): 292–311.

Singh, M., Pandey, J., Sohani, S., Jha, J., Varkkey, B. (2018). Job points model: An open source tool to determine the comparable worth of jobs. Indian Journal of Industrial Relations. 53(4): 711-716.

Sinha, A., Varkkey, B.,Dave, P. (2018). Project Nirman: The Way Ahead. South Asian Journal of Business and Management Cases. 7(1): 53-67.

Jha, J. K., Varkkey, B. (2018). Are you a cistern or a channel? Exploring factors triggering knowledge-hiding behavior at the workplace: Evidence from the Indian R&D professionals. Journal of Knowledge Management. 22(4): 824-849.

Pande, J., Singh, M., Varkkey, B., Malvankar, D. (2018). Promoting health in rural India: Enhancing job performance of health activists. Academy of Management Proceedings. 1.

Varkkey, B., Korde, R. (2018). Minimum Wages in India: Current Status and Future Prospects. Policy in Focus. 15(2):34-37. The International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth. (IPC-IG).

Varkkey, B., Korde, R., Wadhwaniya, S. (2018). Changes in the Executive Bonus Payment Patterns in India Between 2008 - 2016: Some Evidences. Compensation and Benefit Review. 49(2):63-86.

Dave, P., Sinha, A., Varkkey, B.,Kikani, R., (2017). Professionalizing a Religio-centric Firm through Workplace Learning. Vikalpa: The Journal for Decision Makers, 42(4). 251-260.

Jha, J. K., Varkkey, B., Agrawal, P.,Singh, N. (2017). Contribution of HR Systems in Development of Ethical Climate at Workplace: A Case Study. South Asian Journal of Human Resources Management. 4(1):106-129.

Jha, J. K., Varkkey, B. (2017). Convergence or divergence: The impact of globalisation on employee relations in India and China. International Journal of Employment Studies, 25(2): 44-60.

Pandey, J., Varkkey, B. (2017). Impact of Religion-Based Caste System on the Dynamics of Indian Trade Unions: Evidence from Two State-Owned Organizations in North India. Business & Society.

Sinha, A., Pandey, J., Varkkey, B. (2017). Professionalizing religious family-owned organizations: An examination of human resource challenges. South Asian Journal of Management. 24(2): 7-24.

Pandey, J., Varkkey, B. (2017). Dynamics of Caste in Indian Trade Unions: Results of Qualitative and Quantitative Studies. Academy of Management Proceedings. 2016(1):

Varkkey, B., Sohani, S. (2016). Social Issues in Labour Supply Chain: Broker Imposed Servitude of Indian Immigrant Technology Work. Academy of Management Proceedings. 1:

Varkkey, B.,Lone, A.H. (2016). Connecting Customer Delight and Employee Management Practices: Case of Gheewala Human Resource Consultants. The International Journal of Business Management, 4(2): 418-420.

Mathew, J.,Varkkey, B. (2015). Balancing People Care and Business Priorities at Popular Vehicles and Services Ltd. NHRD Network Journal. 8(1): 37–41.

Chandwani, R., Varkkey, B. (2015). APML drives a culture of ownership and innovation: Open-door policy makes employees feel part of the family. Human Resource Management International Digest, 23(6): 09-11

Varkkey, B. (2015). India. In Klaveren , V., Gregory, D., and Shulten, T. (Eds.). Minimum Wages, Collective Bargaining and Economic Development in Asia and Europe. Palgrave Macmillian: United Kingdom. pg- 120-138 [Book Chapter]

Varkkey, B., Kumar, R. (2013). Keeping the sparkle on: Workforce retention in Indian diamond cutting and polishing firms during economic recession. International Journal of Organizational Analysis. 21(3): 454-470.

Varkkey, B. (2011). White Collar Unions: Reclaiming their Relevance. NHRD Network Journal, 4(1): 48-53.

Joy, R., Varkkey, B. (2010). Direct Sales Force at Aviva Life Insurance Co. India. South Asian Journal of Management, 17(1): 99-120.

Varkkey, B. (2009). Performance Measurement in Government: What are the benefits? Performance Matters: A Quarterly Newsletter- Cabinet Secretariat, 1(3): 11-13.

Varkkey, B. (2005). Honda Motorcycles and Scooter India Limited (HMSI): Case Diagnosis. Vision The Journal of Business perspective. 9(4): 85-87.

Varkkey, B., Krishnan, S. (2004). Nurturing Fast Track Leadership–A Concept Paper. In Developing Leadership for the Global Era–HRD Perspectives and Initiatives, by Uma Jain, Udai Pareek and Madhukar Shukla (Editors), Macmillan India Ltd. New Delhi pp. 181-192. [Book Chapter]

Varkkey, B.(2002). Ministry of Urban Development and Poverty Alleviation: A Critical Examination. In Morris, S. (Ed.), India Infrastructure Report 2003. New Delhi: Oxford University Press: 132-137 [Book Chapter]

Varkkey, B.(2002). The Private Sector in Municipal Solid Waste Management: The case of Poabs Green. In Morris, S. (Ed.), India Infrastructure Report 2003. New Delhi: Oxford University Press: 286-294 [Book Chapter]

Varkkey, B., Raina, R. (2002). Total Quality Management in Library and Information Centres: The Human Dimension. In Libraries and Information Studies in Retrospect and Prospect. 245-254. New Delhi: Concept Publishing Company. [Book Chapter]

Varkkey, B.,Raghuram, G. (2001). Governance Issues in Airport Development: Learnings from Cochin International Airport Ltd. In Morris, S. (Ed.). India Infrastructure Report 2002. New Delhi: Oxford University Press: 303-11. [Book Chapter]

Singh, A.,Varkkey, B. (2000). Human Resource Management in the Twenty First Century. The Social Engineer, 9(1): 41-55.

Varkkey, B. (1997). Book Review: Labour Law, Work and Development: Essays in honour of P G Krishnan. Vision: The Journal of Business perspective. 1(1): 73–74.

Varkkey, B. (1997). Building Performing Organisations: HR Issues and Challenges. MDI Quarterly Bulletin, 20(4): 1-2.

Mankidy, A., Varkkey, B. (1996). Who is your Customer. Indian Journal of Training and Development. 54-59.

Varkkey, B. (1996). Doing Business in Agile Way. Organisational Management, 11(3 &4): 29-32.

Varkkey, B. (1996). Empowerment in Librarianship. In Kumar, S and Vashishth, C.P. (Eds.). Human Relations in Librarianship. Delhi: Indian Library Association

Varkkey, B. (1993). Book Review: Industrial Relations in India: The Coming Decade by Sodhi, J.S., and Ahluwalia, S.P. (Eds.). Prajnan Journal of Social and Management Science, 72 (2): 258-261.

Varkkey, B. (1993). From conflict to collaboration. Vinimaya, 14(2): 17-20

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Books

Dessler, G., & Varkkey, B. (2018, 2014, 2011). Human Resource Management. New Delhi: Pearson India (Indian Adaptation Edition

Varkkey, B., Banerjee, C., Jomon, M., Agrawal, N.M. (Eds.). (2013). Inclusiveness, Sustainability and Human Resource Development. New Delhi: Mc Graw Hill Education.

Datta S, Varkkey, B., Singh, S., Nankar, S .(2012). Delhi Metro: Excellence in Management. New Delhi: UNDP.

Varkkey, B., Parasher, P., Kapoor, A. (Eds.). (2010). HR 2010, Innovate or Stagnate: Compendium of Select Papers. New Delhi:

Varkkey, B., Gautam, B.,Ghosal, S. (Eds.). (2004). Building Business Capabilities: Perform or Perish. New Delhi:

Varkkey, B., Parasher, P., Brahma, G (Eds.). (2001). Human resource management: Changing roles, changing goals. New Delhi: Excel Books

Varkkey, B., Rao, G.P., Dutta, R. (Eds.). (2000). Value creation: The HR challenge in the new millennium. New Delhi: Tata McGraw-Hill Pub.

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Cases

Varkkey B., Trivedi B. (2020). Aster Retail UAE (A): Connecting Employees, Customers and Business Results [Case+ Teaching Note]. Reference No: HRM0244. Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad.

Vashisht, T. Varkkey, B. (2020). Samardha Infortech: A specially abled Organisation [Case+Teaching Note]. Reference No: IIMA/HRM0245. Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad.

Chandwani, R., Varkkey, B., Kadambari, V. (2019). Bottled Water-Problem in Campus. [Case+ Teaching Note]. Reference No: HRM0240. Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad.

Varkkey, B.,Samdani, N. (2017). Employee Unrest at NOKIA India [Case+ Teaching Note]. Reference No: HRM0238. Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad.

Sinha, A., Varkkey, B. (2017). The Paradox of Training Metrics [Case+ Teaching Note]. Reference No: HRM0236. Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad.

Varkkey, B.,Fathima, S. (2017). The Amara Raja Group (A): Building HRM Capabilities [Case+ Teaching Note]. Reference No: HRM0241. Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad.

Varkkey, B., Soman, C. (2016). Cummins Generator Technologies India Limited: Building India's First Green Factory. [Case+ Teaching Note]. Reference No: PROD0308. Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad.

Varkkey, B., Soman, C. (2016). Cummins Generator Technologies India Limited: Building India's First Green Factory. [Case+ Teaching Note]. Reference No: PROD0308. Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad.

Sharma, S.,Varkkey, B. (2016). Crafting a Vision and Mission Statement for the Competition Commission of India. [Case+ Teaching Note]. Reference No: BP0392. Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad.

Sohani, S.,Varkkey, B. (2016). Involuntary Attrition in Indian Information Technology Firms (A) [Case+ Teaching Note]. Reference No: P&IR0233. Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad.

Sharda, K., Varkkey, B.,Basoya, S. (2016). Managing Talent at Lupin Limited (B): Exploring New Horizons. [Case]. Reference No: OB0209(B). Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad.

Sinha, A.,Varkkey, B. (2015). A Training Delivery Faux Paus: Daily Diary of a Trainer [Case]. Reference No: P&IR0230. Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad.

Chandwani, R.,Varkkey, B. (2015). Mr. Mehta's Dilemma: A Case of Performance Appraisal Politics. [Case]. Reference No: P&IR0229. Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad.

Sinha, A., Varkkey, B. (2015). Addrec Solutions: Building Organisational Capabilities for Growth [Case]. Product No: W14689-PDF-ENG. Ivey Publishing.

Varkkey, B., Anandkuttam, U., Jacob, J. (2013). Popular Vehicles and Services Ltd.: The Challenge of Growing a Family Business. [Case]. Reference No: P&IR0211. Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad.

Varkkey, B. (2012). Social Networking during Office Hours. [Case]. Reference No: P&IR0210. Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad.

Varkkey, B.,Majumdar, M. (2011). I am Omnipresent. [Case]. Reference No: P&IR0209. Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad.

Varkkey, B., Majumdar, M. (2010). Branded with Allegations: Labour Rights Violation in the Supply Chain. [Case]. Reference No: P&IR0208. Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad.

Varkkey, B., Joy, R. (2009). Launching a new DCF Branch at Aviva Life Insurance Co India [Case]. Reference No: P&IR0207. Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad.

Varkkey, B., Koshi, A., Oburai, P., Joy, R. (2008). The Unstoppable Journey: Transformation of Apollo Tyres Ltd. [Case]. Reference No: P&IR0206. Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad.

Varkkey, B. Mehta, K. (2008). Winning Hearts and Minds of Workers and the Trade Union: PepsiCo Acquires Duke & Sons Ltd, India [Case]. Reference No: P&IR0204. Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.

Varkkey, B.,Mohan, D. (2008). Hari, Krishnan or Imagination? [Case]. Reference No: P&IR0205. Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad.

Varkkey, B.,Rao, Y. (2006). On Becoming a Case Instructor: Reflections of a FDP Participant. [Case]. Reference No: P&IR0196. Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad.

Varkkey, B.,Raghuram, G. (2006). Cochin International Airport Limited (A) [Case]. Reference No: PSG0098(A). Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad.

Zacharias, S.,Varkkey, B. (2006). Rashtra Deepika Limited [Case]. Reference No: BP0307. Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad.

Varkkey, B.. (2006). Ready on Your Marks: Should I Fire this Sports Master? [Case]. Reference No: P&IR0197. Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad.

Varkkey, B.. (2006). Note from a Job Seeker [Case]. Reference No: P&IR0200EX. Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad.

Oza, P.,Varkkey, B.. (2006). Defining Competency Levels for Different Roles. [Case]. Reference No: P&IR0202EX. Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad.

Varkkey, B. (2005). Manager: 'We are Katti with You?: A narrative about union-management conflict at Precision Parts Limited [Case]. Reference No: P&IR0192EX. Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad.

Varkkey, B., Rajesh, S. (2004). Look, the Vendor Sponsored the Party. [Case]. Reference No: P&IR0192EX. Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad.

Varkkey, B.,Pandey, A. (2003). MyZus Infotech Ltd.: Pursuit of an Idea (A). [Case]. Reference No: CIIE0001(A). Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad.

Varkkey, B. (2002). He asked me to pay up: Role play on disciplinary proceedings in Industry. [Case]. Reference No: P&IR0187. Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.

Varkkey, B. (2002). Appraisal Blues. [Case]. Reference No: P&IR0188. Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad.

Varkkey, B. (2002). Grievance System Design for an IT Firm. [Case]. Reference No: P&IR0190EX. Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad.

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Academic Conferences

Varkkey, B. Measurement of Wages and Working Hours in India. Conference on Wage Measurement and determination using Statistical Data. Amsterdam Institute of labour Studies. University of Amsterdam

Johar, E., Varkkey, B. HRM in Platform-based Gig Work: Strategies for capturing Employee Voice. BAM2020 Conference. Alliance Manchester Business School,Manchester, England. September 02-04, 2020 (Cloud Conference)

Ray, P., Sohani, S., Varkkey, B. I love him, I love him not: A Multilevel Undestanding of Employment Relationship between Humans and Robot at Workplace. Journal of Management Studies conference on the Future of Work,University of Birmingham, United Kingdom. April 02-03, 2020 (Conference Cancelled)

Varkkey B., Trivedi B. HR Leaders driving HR Transformation: Case of Indian Pharmaceutical Industry. 7th International HR Conference at K.J. Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research, Mumbai. January 30-31, 2020.

Kumar, V., Bahadur, J., Chandwani, R., Varkkey, B. Machine Learning and Grounded Theory: New Opportunities for Mixed-Design Research. AMCIS 2020. August 10-14, 2020. (Virtual Conference)

Kumar, R., Varkkey, B. Workplace Spirituality and Organisational Justice in Community Based Organization.80th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management. Vancouver, BC. August 07-11,2020

Luthufi,M., Pandey J., Varkkey, B.,Palo S.(June 2019). Understanding relationship between employee perception about HRM system and prosocial organisational behaviour: Mediating role of job efficacy. European Academy of Management (EURAM) Annual Conference, Lisbon, Portugal. June 26-28, 2019.

Jha, J. K., Singh, M., Varkkey, B. Contribution of HR functionaries in institutionalizing ethics at workplace: An exploratory study. Paper presented at the 3rd HR Division International Conference 2019, Dublin. January 9-11, 2019.

Sheikh, F. F., Varkkey, B. Transition of HR into a Strategic Business Partner: Case of an Indian Business Group. Paper presented at the 6th PAN IIM Conference, Bangalore. December 13-15, 2018.

Pandey, J., Singh, M., Varkkey, B., Mavalankar, D. Promoting health in rural India: Enhancing job performance of health activists. Paper presented at the Academy of Management 2018 Annual Meeting, Chicago. August 10-14, 2018.

Varkkey, B., Korde, R.,Wadhwaniya, S. Trends in Minimum Wage Laws and Implementation Experiences of selected Asian Countries (& Case of India). Paper presented at the 18th International Labour and Employment Relations Association (ILERA) World Congress 2018, Seoul. July 23-27, 2018.

Varkkey, B., Korde, R., Guze, M. Do Minimum Wages & Living Wages affect Industrial Relations in Asian Countries? Paper presented at the 18th International Labour and Employment Relations Association (ILERA) World Congress 2018, Seoul. July 23-27, 2018.

Korde, R., Parikh, D., Varkkey, B. Dynamics of gender pay gap and its implications for industrial relations: A comparative study of India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Paper presented at the 18thInternational Labour and Employment Relations Association (ILERA) World Congress 2018, Seoul. July 23-27, 2018.

Varrkey, B., Korde, R., Wadhwaniya, S. Sustainable Development and Empowerment of Marginalised workers through ‘Minimum Wage Legislation': A comparative analysis of select Asian Countries. National Conference on Sustainable Human Development: Opportunities and Challenges at Central University of Gujarat, Gandhinagar. February 28, 2017.

Varkkey, B., Korde, R., Parikh, D. Indian Labour Market and Position of Women: Gender Pay Gap in the Indian Formal Sector. The Future of Work Conference, ILO Geneva. July 3-5, 2017.

Varkkey, B., Korde, R.,Wadhwaniya, S. Minimum Wage and Role of WageIndicator Foundation. AIAS annual conference 'Wages in Global Perspective 'KIT, Amsterdam. September 01, 2017.

Varkkey, B., Korde, R.,Wadhwaniya, S. Minimum Wage Legislation and ‘Lighthouse Effect': Evidences from Indian Labour Market. Third International Conference on Law and Economics, 2017 at Indian Institute of Management Ahmadabad. November 18-19, 2017

Varkkey, B., Korde, R., and Wadhwaniya, S. Role of MGNREGS in ensuring Decent Work and Effectiveness of Minimum Wages in India. International Accounting, Finance, Economics and Banking Conference, Flame University, Pune. December 17-18, 2017

Varkkey, B., Korde, R., Wadhwaniya, S. Minimum Wages in India: An analysis of Policy practice and Implementation Gap with reference to Agriculture Minimum Wages and Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS. 59th Annual Conference of The Indian Society of Labor Economics (ISLE), Trhiuvananthapurum, Kerala. December 16-18, 2017

Luthufi, M., Varkkey, B., Sohani, S.S. TV journalists' perception and expectation about HRM in an era of Digital Newsroom Transformation: A qualitative enquiry. Paper presented at the 5th Biennial Indian Academy of Management 2017 Conference, Indore. December 18-20, 2017.

Luthufi, M., Varkkey, B., Sohani, S.S. Quality of work life of television news journalists in India. Paper presented at the 5th PAN IIM World Management Conference, IIM Lucknow. December 14-16, 2017

Varkkey, B., Korde, R., Pathak, S.,Singh,S. Shifting Trends in Executive Bonus in India: 2008-2015. Fourth pan IIM World Management Conference, IIM Ahmedabad. December 13-15, 2016.

Varkkey, B., Korde, R., Pathak, S.,Singh,S. Changing Patterns of Executive Bonus in India: 2008-2014. NHRD Bangalore HR Showcase 2015. September 11, 2015.

Varkkey, B. Economic Democracy in Practise. 6th Asian European Labour Think Tank Forum. Singapore. November 17-18, 2015

Sibi, J.,Varkkey, B., Menon, M. Movies in MBA Classroom: Impact study of an experiment. 14th International Conference on Knowledge, Culture and Change in Organisation. Said Business School. University of Oxford. August 04-05, 2014

Varkkey, B., Korde, R. Gender Pay Gap in the Formal Sector in India: 2006-2013. 3rd NHRD – Titan HR Showcase, Bangalore Chapter (Best Research paper Award). September 20, 2014.

Varkkey, B., Korde, R. Minimum Wage Setting and its impact on Industrial Relations in Asian Countries: A Cross-country Comparison. 3rd RDW conference: Regulating for Equitable and Job-Rich Growth: ILO, Geneva, Switzerland. July 03-05, 2013

Varkkey, B. Changing face of Indian Industrial Relations : What cases like HMSI Gurgaon and Toyota Motors Bangalore teach us. National Seminar on HRM. Mahatma Gandhi Labour Institute. Ahmedabad. January 27-28, 2006

Varkkey, B. MSWM: Fitting Technology to Environmental and Social Conditions. City Spaces 2004: Global Convention on agenda for Urban infrastructure Reforms, Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry. New Delhi

Varkkey, B. Government Employee Strike in Kerala: A case study. Workshop on Industrial Relations Teaching and Research, organised by Gitam Institute of Foreign Trade, Vishakhapatnam. February 02-06, 2004.

Varkkey, B. (2003). A framework for performance management. National Symposium on Performance Management for Competitive advantage. Institute of Public Enterprise, Hyderabad.

Varkkey, B. Web supported HRM- The new Mandate. Proceedings of Computing- 2001. National Conference on Web Enabled Applications. Computer Society of India, Indore. March 23-24, 2001.

Varkkey, B. (1996). Empowerment in Librarianship. XLI All India Library Conference. Vijayawada. January 7-10, 1996.

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Working Papers & Projects

Medas, G., Kostolný, J., Varkkey, B., Korde, R. (2019). WageIndex Report India Indian Gender Pay Gap - 2018. Wage Indicator Foundation. Amesterdam.

Varkkey, B., Korde, R., Singh, S. (2016). Minimum Wage Report Series No: 2. Minimum Wage Comparison: Asian Countries Minimum Wage Fixing. WageIndicator Foundation.

Singh, S., Korde, R., Varkkey, B. (2016). Minimum Wage Comparison: Asian Countries Minimum Wage Fixing. W.P. No: 10854. WageIndicator Foundation. [Working Paper]

Srihari, S., and Varkkey, B. (2015). Breaking Free From the Bell Curve: An Alternate Proposition for Performance Management. W.P. No. 2015-10-04. Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad [Working Paper]

Kabina,T., Varkkey,B., Korde, R., Bizik,P. (2015). WageIndex Report India: Wages and working conditions in the BSFI sector report. WageIndicator Foundation.

Kabina,T., Varkkey,B., Korde, R. (2015). WageIndex Report India: Wages and working conditions in the ICT sector report. WageIndicator Foundation.

Kabina,T., Varkkey,B., Korde, R. (2015). Wage Index report India: Wages and Working Conditions in the Financial Sector. WageIndicator and Monster India WageIndex Analytical report.

Varkkey, B.,Pathak, S., Korde, R.(2015). Bonus Payments in the Indian Formal Sector: 2008-2014 Trends from Paycheck India Data. WageIndicator Data Report.

Fabo, B.,Varkkey, B., Korde, R. (2014). Wage Index report India: Wages and Working Conditions in the ICT Sector. WageIndicator and Monster India WageIndex Analytical report.

Varkkey, B.,Korde, R. (2013). Gender Pay Gap in the Formal Sector: 2006 - 2013: Preliminary Evidence from Paycheck India Data. W.P. No. 5571. WageIndicator Foundation.

Varkkey, B., Korde, R. (2013). Exploring Job Satisfaction in India using Paycheck India Survey Data. WageIndicator Data Report. Research Report Series 004.

Varkkey, B., Arora, P. (2011). MGNREGA and Minimum Wage Debate - a Fight for the Right to get Minimum Wage.

Sarkar, A.,Varkkey, B. (2008). Union Imperatives from Unionized White Collar Employees' Perspective: The Case of Tata Employees Union. W.P. No. 2008-03-07. Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad.

Varkkey, B. (2002). Private Public Partnership in Urban Infrastructure Projects: Getting Sweet Curd from Spoilt Milk?. W.P. No. 2002-09-06. Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad. [Working Paper]

Varkkey, B., Raghuram, G. (2001). Public Private Partnership in Airport Development- Governance and Risk Management Implications from Cochin International Airport Ltd. W.P. No. 2001-10-05. Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad. [Working Paper]

Varkkey, B., Mankidy, A. (1995). Human Resource Management in Banking Industry: A Historical perspective. Working Paper- March 1995. National Institute of Banking Management. [Working Paper]

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Consulting

Recruitment and Selection Exercise for Deputy Municipal Commissioners of AMC. 2019. Along with Chetan Soman, Meenakshi Sharma and M.P. Ram Mohan. Client: Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC)

360 degree for Development for Shree Ramkrishna Exports Pvt. Ltd. 2018. Client: Shree Ramkrishna Exports Pvt. Ltd.

Study of BBNL's Project Management Strategy, Organisation Structure and HR Policies. 2018. Along with Sunil Sharma. Client: BBNL

Recruitment and Selection Exercise for Assistant Manager of AMC. 2018. Along with Chetan Soman and Meenakshi Sharma. Client: Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC)

Junior Board/Council. Designing the Framework and Execution for Indofil Industries Limited. 2018. Client: Indofil Industires

Comparative Study of Remuneration Patterns between Major Ports, CPSUs and Private Ports and Analyse & Suggest Optimal Pay Packages including CTC for Various Groups Employed in Major Ports. 2018. Along with G. Raghuram, Manjari Singh and Naman Desai. Clie

Review of mentoring system of Cochin Shipyard Limited. 2017. Along with Bhumi Trivedi.Client: Cochin Shipyard Limited

People Development Framework to build High Performance Teams. 2016. Client: Pfizer Products India Private L.t.d.

Restructuring, Process Reengineering and Performance Evaluation system of BBNL.2016. Along with Sunil Sharma. Client: Bharat Broadband Network Limited.

Understanding the Labour Recruitment Industry between United Arab Emirates and India (Kerala) + Nepal for Abu Dabhi dialogue. 2015-16. Along with Saral Mukherjee. Client: International Organization for Migration, Geneva

Design and Implementation of New Performance Management System. 2015. Along with Vishal Gupta. Client: SICOM, Mumbai.

A Study for Comparing Salaries/ Emoluments in the Government Sector vis-à-vis Central Public Sector Undertakings/ Private Sector in India (Tech.). 2015. Along with Sunil Maheshwari, Manjari Singh, Promila Agarwal, Srihari Sohani, Jatin Pandey, Jatinder Ku

Improving Efficiency of PMS process : India, UAE and Saudi Arabia. 2014-15. Client: L&T Hydrocarbon Division.

OD Intervention on Increasing effectiveness of HR functions of Amara Raja Group. 2014-15. Client: Amara Raja Group

Compilation and Verification of Trade Union Membership and Collective Bargaining Coverage Data. 2014. Client: International Labour Organization

HR Transformation of UCO Bank. 2014. Along with Sanjay Verma and Sunil Sharma. Client: UCO Bank

Organisation Review and Business Plan Development for Competition Commission of India. 2013. Along with Sunil Sharma, Client: CCI

Designing a Learning Intervention and Case study development.2012.Client: Reliance Mutual Fund

Strategic Leadership Development and Goal Setting. 2012. Client: Synthite Industries

Local Leadership Installation and Capability Development: Anglophone markets. 2012. Along with IIMA team. Client: Airtel Africa.

Vodafone-IBM Relationship Alignment. 2012. Along with Rajanish Dass and Kirti Sharda. Client: Vodafone and IBM

Capacity Development Project. 2011. Client: Hope Micro Finance Ltd

Diagnostic Study and Vision - Mission formulation for a FMCG company, Mumbai. 2011. Along with P K Sinha. Client: HRIPL Mumbai.

Public Sector Excellence Project; Delhi Metro Rail Corporation. 2010-11. Along with Samar Dutta, Srijan Pal Singh,Suyog N. Client: UNDP

Analysing the Effectiveness and Impact of E-Learning - The Instructor's Perspective - "Technical Teachers' Development and Training Program". 2010. along with Rajanish Dass. Client: MHRD, GOI

Analysis of the Critical Success Factors for E-Learning Initiatives: A Review and Analysis. 2010. Along with Rajanish Dass. Client: MHRD, GOI

Comprehensive Study and Review of the Organisational Objectives of MPEDA and Developing Appropriate Organisation Design and HRM Framework: Industry Analysis and Activities of MPEDA Part 1 (Organisational Strategy). 2009. Along with V.N Asopa. Client: MPED

Comprehensive Study and Review of the Organisational Objectives of MPEDA and Developing Appropriate Organisation Design and HRM Framework: Industry Analysis and Activities of MPEDA Part 2 (HRM Strategy). 2009. Along with V.N Asopa. Client: MPEDA

Proposed Role of Chief Commissioner of Income Tax Department. 2008. along with Shailesh Gandhi. Client: CBDT, GOI

Diagnosis of Organisational Culture and Human Resource Framework for Intas BioPharma. 2008. Client: Intas BioPharma

Synthesis Report of Studies: Formulating the Concepts, Principles, and Parameters for Performance-Related Incentives (PRI) in Government for Sixth Central Pay Commission. 2008. Along with Prem Pangotra, Rekha Jain, Manjari Singh, Abishek Mishra, Narayan

Training Impact Assessment of Urban Local Bodies, Rajasthan. 2008. Client: World Bank

Feasibility study for MDP. 2007. Client: Astro TV, Malaysia

Report on Cadre Review for Rajya Sabha Secretariat. 2007. Client: Secretary General, Rajyasabha

Examining the Feasibility of Performance Related Incentive (PRI) in the Government of India: Study 2 in Ministry of Company Affairs and Department of Revenue (CBDT/CBEC). 2007. Client: Sixth Central Pay Commission

Report on Organisation Diagnosis Exercise and Human Resource Management System Evaluation: A Study for Tehri Hydro Development Corporation Ltd. 2007. Along with Indira Parikh. Client: THDC

Report on Human Resource Planning & Development: Eleventh Plan - National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad (2007-2012). 2006. Along with `Manjari Singh. Client: NID

Strategic Human Resource Management Audit for Indian Bank: Report and Implementation Plan. 2005. Client: Indian Bank

Report on Review of Productivity Linked Bonus Scheme for Employees State Insurance Corporation. 2004. Along with Arvinda Tripathi. Client: ESIC

Study Report on Review of Productivity Linked Bonus Scheme for Employees State Insurance Corporation Employees under Medical Directorate. 2004. Client: ESIC

Individual Development Plan for Senior Leaders. 2004. Client: Pfizer Products India Private Limited

Diagnostic study for HR practices. 2003. Client: Bansilal Ramnath Agarwal Charitable Trust

Leadership Development Intervention: Hughes Software Services. 1999. Along with P. Saigal .Client: Hughes software services

Awards & Honors

2020 - INDAM Best Paper of the Track Award. Sixth Biennial Conference of the Indian Academy of Management. Indian Institute of Management Tiruchirappalli

2014 - 3rd NHRD- TITAN HR SHOWCASE Impactful Research Award

2013 - Winner of the ISB- Ivey Global Case Competition (Entrepreneurship Category)

2013 - Regulating for Decent Work (RDW) fellowship for ILO Conference on Regulating for Equitable and Job-Rich Growth, Geneva, Switzerland

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