Dr Santanu Sarkar

Dr Santanu Sarkar

Qualification : M.A. in Social Work (PM&IR) (Indore), Ph.D (Indore)

Email : ssarkar@xlri.ac.in

Functional Area : Human Resource Management

Brief Profile  

Experience Detail  

1. Professor - XLRI, Jamshedpur since 2014
2. Associate Professor - XLRI, Jamshedpur (July 2009-July 2014)
3. Assistant Professor - XLRI, Jamshedpur (Sept 2007-June 2009)
4. Reader - Dept. of PMIR, Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai (June 2004-Sept 2007)
5. Lecturer - Visva-Bharati University (June 2002-June 2004)
6. Lecturer - Indore School of Social Work (Aug 1998-June 2002)
7. Senior Officer HR - Kirloskar Brothers Limited, Dewas, M.P (1997-98)

Dr Santanu Sarkar

Dr Santanu Sarkar

Achievements and Research Interest/Area of Research Interests

Academic Distinction (Awards and Scholarships)

1. Fulbright Nehru Senior Research Fellow (2012-13) at the Industrial and Labor Relations (ILR) School, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
2. Eureca Erusmus Mundus (European Union) Visiting Fellow (March - June 2009) at the York Management School, University of York, UK
3. MOST Visiting Fellow at the Institute for Labour Research, National Chengchi University, Taipei (October 2019)
4. MOST Visiting Fellow at the Institute for Labour Research, National Chengchi University, Taipei (November 2018)
5. MOST Visiting Fellow at the Institute for Labour Research, National Chengchi Univeristy, Taipei (May 2017)
6. MOST Visiting Fellow at the Institute for Labour Research, National Chengchi University, Taipei (October 2016)
7. Visiting Professor at Deptartment of Management Sciences and Decision Making, Tamkang University, Taipei (one semester in 2015)
8. Visiting Associate Professor at Dept. of International Business, Shih Chien University, Taiwan (one semester in 2009)
9. Visiting Scholar at Department of Management Sciences and Decision Making, Tamkang University, Taipei (2007)

Adminstrative Distinction

Other Achievements

Area of RESEARCH INTERESTS

Faculty Development Programs Attended

Courses Taught

1. Employment Relation Law: Law of Social Security
2. Fundamentals of Industrial Relations
3. Fundamentals of Industrial Relations and Labour Laws
4. Human Resource Management (Industrial Relations part of the course)
5. Collective Bargaining

Consultancy Undertaken

 
 
 

In-Company Programs

INTELLECTUAL CONTRIBUTIONS (PUBLICATIONS)

Journal Articles-Refereed

  1. Sarkar, Santanu. 2021. "The Code on Wages, 2019: Truth versus Hype", Indian Journal of Industrial Relations, Forthcoming.
  2. Sarkar, Santanu & Chakraborty, R. 2021. "Determinants of the annual rate of change of union membership in divergent national contexts after the nations survive through major economic crisis", Employee Relations (Emerald), Forthcoming. (SSCI)
  3. Sarkar, Santanu. 2020. "Influence of Virulent Nationalism on Proletarian Internationalism", Economic and Political Weekly, 55(36): 33-39.
  4. Balasubramanian, G. & Sarkar, Santanu. 2020. "Organising experience of informal sector workers - a road less travelled," Employee Relations (Emerald), 42(3):798-817. (SSCI)
  5. Sarkar, Santanu & Kuruvilla, Sarosh. 2020. "Constructing Transnational Solidarity: The Role of Campaign Governance", British Journal of Industrial Relations (Wiley), 58(1): 27-49. (SSCI)
  6. Sarkar, Santanu. 2019. "How independent is India`s labour law framework from the state`s changing economic policies?" Economic and Labour Relations Review (Sage), 30(3): 422-440. (SSCI)
  7. Sarkar, Santanu. 2019. "Amalgamation of Existing Laws or Labour Reform?" Economic and Political Weekly, 54(28): 33-37.
  8. Sarkar, Santanu & Meichun Liu. 2019. "How the changing relationship between labour and political party influenced growth of autonomous labour unions in Taiwan," Employee Relations (Emerald), 41(4): 758-772. (SSCI)
  9. Sarkar, Santanu & Singh, A. 2018. "Dynamics in a plant level bargaining process and wage determination," Indian Journal of Industrial Relations, 54(2): 267-281.
  10. Sarkar, Santanu. 2017. "Possibilities and barriers of workers` co-operative: Lessons from failed takeover experience of a closed mine in Jharkhand" in S George and S Sinha (eds) Redefined Labour Spaces: Organising Workers in Post-Liberalised India, pp.296-317, Routledge: New York. 
  11. Balasubramanian, G. & Sarkar, Santanu. 2017. "How has the dark knight risen? Chronicle of union revitalization from India," Employee Relations (Emerald), 39(5):660-82. (SSCI)
  12. Lai, Y. C., & Sarkar, Santanu. 2017. "Gender equality legislation and FDI: Evidence from the labour market of Taiwan, R.O.C." International Journal of Manpower (Emerald), 38(2):160-79. (SSCI)
  13. Lai, Y. C., & Sarkar, Santanu. 2016. "Effects of Paid Parental Leave Allowance on Labor Market Outcmes in Taiwan". International Journal of Information and Management Sciences, 27(5):379-403. (EI, TSSCI)
  14. Sarkar, Santanu. 2015. "Murderous Violene at Work: conflicand arssion in Indian auto factories". Work organisation, labour and globalisation (Pluto), 9(1):38-62.
  15. Balasubramanian, G. & Sarkar, Santanu. 2015. "Union Revitalisation: A review anda research agenda".Employment Relations Record, 15(2):20-42. (International ER Association)
  16. Sarkar, Santanu & Ghosh, A. 2014. "Functional Barriers to Workers` Co-operatives in Getting off the Ground: Synthesis of a Failed Case in India". Journal of Co-operative Studies, 47(3):6-8. (UK Society for Co-operative Studies)
  17. Sarkar, Santanu & Charlwood, A. 2014. "Do cultural differences explain differences in attitudes towards unions? Culture and attitudes towards uniocall center workers in Britain and India". Industrial Relations Journal (Wiley-Blackwell), 45():56-76. (SSCI)
  18. Lai, Y. C., & Sarkar, Santanu. 2013. "Labor Market Effects of Work-Sharing Arrangments in Taiwan." International Journal of Manpower (Emerald), 34(6): 635-57. (SSCI)
  19. Sarkar, Santanu & Huang, KL. 2012. "Do cultural groups differ in their attitudes towards unions? evidence from Indian and Taiwanese samples". Asian Business and Management (Palgrave-McMillan), 11(4):395-423. (SSCI)
  20. Sarkar, Santanu. 2012. "Determinants of employees` attitude toward union membership in India". Journal of World Business (Elsevier),7(2): 240-50 (SSCI)
  21. Sarkar, Santanu. 2010. "Influence of Job-related Factors on Union Attitudes: India and Taiwan", Indian Journal of Labour Economics, 53(4): 649-662.
  22. Sarkar, Santanu & Lai, Y.C. 2009. "Foreign Direct Investment, Spillovers and Output Dispersion - The case of India", International Journal of Information and Management Sciences, 20(4):491-503. (EI, TSSCI)
  23. Sarkar, Santanu. 2009. "Individualism-Collectivism as predictors of BPO employee attitudes toward union membership in India", Asia Pacific Journal of Management (Springer), 26(1):93-118. (SSCI)
  24. Sarkar, Santanu. 2008. "Trade Unionism in Call Centre Industry in India - an insight from literature". Indian Journal of Labour Economics, 51(4):1053-64.
  25. Sarkar, Santanu. 2008. "BSWU: A Case of `Independent` Trade Union in India". Indian Journal of Industrial Relations, 44(2):303-16.
  26. Sarkar, Santanu. 2008. "Industrial Social Work to Corporate Social Responsibility: A Transformation of Priority". Journal of Human Values (Sage), 14(1):31-48 (ESCI).
  27. Sarkar, Santanu. 2007. "The struggle to be a part: story of dignity of Indian labour". Indian Journal of Labour Economics, 50(2).
  28. Sarkar, Santanu. 2004. :Industrial Social Work to CSR: Is it a shift in object?" Indian Journal of Industrial Relations, 40(2): 273-284.

Published Research Monographs

Scholarly Books

Chapters in Scholarly books

Sarkar, Santanu. 2007. "Do cultural groups differ in their attitude towards union membership? Evidence from employees of BPO industry in India" In Labour Sector Reforms in India (Edited Volume), Sarup and Sons: New Delhi.

Conference Proceedings-Refereed

1. Do firms in industries with higher foreign presence in India pay more resulting in Productivity Dispersion? International Conference in Management Sciences & Decision Making. Tamkang University, Taipei, May 16 2015. Conference Proceedings.
2. Determinants and Antecedents of Workplace Violence and Homicides in India, International Labour Process Conference. Athens, Greece, April 13-15 2015. Conference Proceedings.
3. Functional barriers to workers` cooperative in getting off the ground: synthesis of a failed case in India, Annual Conference of Labor and Employment Relations Association (LERA), 31 May, 2015. Conference Proceedings.
4. Correlates of Workplace Violence in India, International Conference in Management Sciences & Decision Making. Tamkang University, Taipei, May 17 2014. Conference Proceedings.
5. The Role of Rationality in Self-sustenance of Workers` Co-operative in India, International Conference in Management Sciences & Decision Making. Tamkang University, Taipei, May 18, 2013. Conference Proceedings.
6. Inventiveness to feasibility: Case of a failed workers` cooperative in India, The British Sociological Association - WES Conference. Warwick, September 04, 2013. Conference Proceedings.
7. The Effects of Labor Standards on Labor Quality and Foreign Direct Investment in Manufacturing Industry in Taiwan: Evaluating the "Conventional Wisdom", International Conference in Management Sciences & Decision Making. Tamkang University, Taipei, May 21 2012. Conference Proceedings (with Lai, Yu-Cheng)
8. The effects of compressed work schedule & standard-hours reduction on the labor market: evidence from Taiwan R.O.C., International Conference in Management Sciences & Decision Making. Tamkang University, Taipei, May 21 2011. Conference Proceedings (with Lai, Yu-Cheng)
9. Foreign Direct Investment & the labour cost in India, International Conference in Management Sciences & Decision Making. Tamkang University, Taipei May 22 2010. Conference Proceedings (with Lai, Yu-Cheng).
10. Role Of Work Related Contextual Factors And Individual Dispositional Variables Towards Determining Employees` Attitudes Towards Collective Representation, The 2009 International Conference on Management and Information, Shih Chien University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, May 01 2009.
11. Trade unionism in Indian BPO-ITeS industry: a scenario analysis, International Conference in Management Sciences & Decision Making. Tamkang University, Taipei, May 30 2009. Conference Proceedings
12. Determinants of Employee Attitude towards Union membership: India and Taiwan, International Conference in Management Sciences and Decision Making. Tamkang University, Taipei, Taiwan, June 28 2008. (Jointly with Prof. Kuo Long Huang)
13. Labour movement in the changing economic and political situation: case study of "independent" trade unions in India and Taiwan, International Conference in Management Sciences and Decision Making. Tamkang University, Taipei, Taiwan, June 02 2007. (with Prof. Kuo Long Huang)
14. Impact of Inward FDI on Host Country: case of India, International Conference in Management sciences and Decision Making, Tamkang University, Taipei, Taiwan, 17 June 2006.
15. Individualism - Colectivism as Predictors of Employee Attituds towards Union Membership: An Empirical Study of employees of BPO sector in India, 65th Annual Meeting of Academy of Management, Hawaii, Honolulu, USA, 10 August 2005.
16. Cultural Correlates and Determinants of Executives` Work Motivation, International Conference in Management sciences and Decision Making, Tamkang University, Taipei, Taiwan, 29 May 2004.
 

Paper Presentations-Refereed

1. "Work-from-home at the time of COVID" Panelist in a symposium on Labour Activism in the Time of COVID-10, annual conference of Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand (AIRAANZ), Sydney, 3-5 February 2021.
2. "Organising the unorganised is a different ball game altogether!" International Conference in Management Sciences and Decision Making. Tamkang University, Taipei, May 18 2019. Conference Proceedings. 
3. "Global Union Federations and the Local Articulation of Global Campaigns", International Labour and Employment Relations Association World Congress (ILERA), Seoul, South Korea, 23-27 July 2018. [Outstanding Paper-Track 1
4. "Cross-national comparison of IRS considering union membership growth" International Conference in Management Sciences & Decision Making. Tamkang University, Taipei, May 19 2018. Conference Proceedings.
5. "Is legal discourse getting tainted by the changing economic policies of the state in India?" International Conference in Management Sciences & Decision Making. Tamkang University, Taipei, May 13 2017. Conference Proceedings.
6. "Effect of Paid Parental Leave Allowance on Labor Market Outcomes in Taiwan" International Conference in Management Sciences & Decision Making. Tamkang University, Taipei, May 14 2016. Conference Proceedings (with Lai, Yu-Cheng). [Best Paper Award]
7. "Understanding the process of union revitalization - Evidence from India" International Labour Process Conference (ILPC). Berlin, Germany, April 4-6 2016. Conference Proceedings (with G. Balasubramanian).
8. "Functional barriers to workers cooperative in getting off the ground: synthesis of a failed case in India", Annual Conference of Labor and Employment Relations Association (LERA Pittsburgh, USA, May 28-31 2015. Conference Proceedings.
9. "Do firms in industries with higher foreign presence in India pay more resulting in productivity dispersion?" International Conference in Management Sciences & Decision Making. Tamkang University, Taipei, May 16 2015. Conference Proceedings (with Lai, Yu-Cheng).
10. "Determinants and antecedents of Workplace Violence and Homicides in India", International Labour Process Conference (ILPC). Athens, Greece, April 13-15 2015. Conference Proceedings.
11. "Determinants of Workplace Violence in India", International Conference in Management Sciences & Decision Making. Tamkang University, Taipei, May 17 2014. Conference Proceedings.
12. "Inventiveness to feasibility: Case of a failed workers cooperative in India", The British Sociological Association - WES Conference. Warwick University, Warwick, UK, September 04, 2013. Conference Proceedings.
13. "The Role of Rationality in Self-sustenance of Workers Co-operative in India", International Conference in Managent Sciences amp; Decision Making. Tamkang University, Taipei, May 18, 2013. Conference Proceedings./div>
14. "The Effects of Labor Standards on Labor Quality and FDI in Manufacturing Industry in Taiwan: Evaluating the Conventional Wisdom" International Conferen Tamkang University, Taipei, May 21, 2012. Conference Proceedings. 
15. "The Effects of Compressed Work Schedule & Standard-hours Reduction on the Labor Market: Evidence from Taiwan ROC", International Conference in Management Sciences and Decision Making, Tamkang University, ay 21 2011. Conference Proceedings (with Lai, Yu-Cheng).
16. "Foreign Direct Investment in India", International Conference in Management Sciences and Decision Making, Tamkang University, Taipei May 22 2010. Conference Proceedings (with Lai, Yu-Cheng).
17. "Call centre unionization in India", International Conference in Management Sciences & Decision Making. Tamkang University, Taipei, May 30 2009. Conference Proceedings.
18. "Determinants of employee attitude towards union membership: India & Taiwan", International Conference in Management Sciences & Decision Making, Tamkang University, Taipei, June 28 2008. Conference Proceedings (with Huang, Kuo-Long).
19. "Labour movement in the changing economic & political situation", International Conference on Management Sciences and Decision Making, Tamkang University, Taipei, June 02 2007. Conference Proceedings (with Huang, Kuo-Long).
20. "The impact of inward FDI on Indian manufacturing & telecommunication industry - an econometric study", 66th Annual Meeting of Academy of Management, Atlanta, August 2006. Conference Proceedings.
21. "Impact of inward FDI on host county: case of India", International Conference in Management Sciences & Decision Making, Tamkang University, Taipei, June 17 2006. Conference Proceedings.
22. "Individualism-collectivism as predictors of employee attitudes towards union membership: an empirical study of employees of BPO sector in India", 65th Annual Meeting of Academy of Management, Hawaii, August 10 2005, Conference Proceedings.
23. "Cultural correlates & determinants of executives` work motivation", International Conference in Management Sciences and Decision Making, Tamkang University, Taipei, May 29 2004. Conference Proceedings.
24. "A study of the effects of cultural differences in executives` work motivation", 29th EIBA Annual Conference, Copenhagen, December 2003. Conference Proceedings.
25. "Cross-cultural management: implications for motivational analysis of organisational behaviour", Accepted at the 17th ANZAM Conference, Fremantle-Perth, Australia, December 2003.
26. "Cultural determinants of employees` motivation", Third Asia Academy of Management Conference, Bangkok, December 12-14 2002. Conference Proceedings. 

Text Books

Research Report

Working paper

Key note presentation

1. Digital Capitalism vs. Employment Distributive Justice. "2019 Asia-Pacific International Labor Relations Forum"
2. Global Union Federations and local articulation of their campaigns. Invited speaker, National Chengchi University 
3. How organizing experience of informal sector workers different from others? Invited speaker,  National Chengchi University 
4. State of Women Workers in India. Invited speaker, National Chengchi University 
5. Effect of economic reforms on the judiciary - case of India. Invited speaker, National Chengchi University 
6. Relations of independent trade unions and political parties - where are workers` benefits? "Kaohsiung Harbor Labor Summit"
7. Mayhem in making: A divided society, protracted struggle, repressive overtones, and an out-of-control mob. Invited speaker, National Chengchi University
8. Labor dispatching & union organizing- the story of Indian BPO sector unionization, "International Conference on Labor Justice and CSR"
9. Trade unionism in Indian BPO-ITeS industry: a scenario analysis, "Forum on Sharing, Outsourcing and Organizing"
10. Labour movement in the changing economic & political situation: a case study of `independent` trade unions in India & Taiwan, "Forum on Sharing, Outsourcing and Organizing"

Published articles in newspapers/magazines

Cases developed for Teaching purpose

 
1. Sarkar, Santanu. 2008. Independent Trade Union in India, a teaching case registered with European Case Clearing House (ECCH).
 

Other Professional Activities

Achievements in Professional activities

 

Chairperson/Co-Chairperson in conferences

Co-ordinating/Organizing Workshop/Conferences /MDPs

Contribution towards Institution building/ development/ services such as Chairperson (Placement) etc

Guide/evaluator/ examiner at doctoral research level

Invited to deliver Keynote addresses/ speeches

  1. Asia-Pacific International Labor Relations Forum of labour leaders from Taiwan, South-Korea, Hong-Kong, and India, Taiwan, April 2019
  2. College of Social Sciences, National Chengchi University, Taipei, November 2018
  3. Institute for Labour Studies, College of Social Sciences, National Chengchi University, Taipei, November 2018
  4. College of Social Sciences, National Chengchi University, Taipei, May 2017
  5. Institute for Labour Studies, College of Social Sciences, National Chengchi University, Taipei, May 2017
  6. Kaohsiung Harbor Labor Summit. Taiwan Great Alliance of Unions, Taiwan, September 2015
  7. College of Social Sciences, National Chengchi University, Taipei, November 2015
  8. International Conference on Labor Justice of CSR: Labor Dispatching, Minimum Wage and Unpaid leave, Taiwan, May 2012
  9. Forum on Sharing, Outsourcing and Organizing: Taiwan, Korea & India Independent Union, Chungwa Telecom Workers Union, Taipei and Kaohsiung, July 2008

Membership of Professional Bodies

Participation in Workshops/Conferences/Forums/ Meetings etc

Professional Services such as Member/Editor of Editorial Board/ Advisory Committee etc

  1. Member, Editorial Advisory Board, Employee Relations
  2. Member, Editorial Board, Management and Labour Studies
  3. Member, James G. Scoville Best International Paper Award Committee, Labor and Employment Relations Association (LERA)
 

Reviewer/Referee in Journals/ Conferences etc

1. Industrial and Labor Relations Review 
2. Journal of Management Studies
3. Employee Relations
4. Economic and Labour Relations Review
5. Academy of Management Annual Meeting
6. European International Business Academy
7. Vikalpa

Visiting Faculty

Research Project Undertaken