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)

2012-13    Fulbright Nehru Senior Research Fellow, Industrial and Labor Relations (ILR) School, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
2009         Eureca Erasmus Mundus (European Union) Visiting Fellow, York Management School, University of York, UK (March-June)
2019         MOST Visiting Fellow at the Institute for Labour Research, National Chengchi University, Taipei (Oct)
2018         MOST Visiting Fellow at the Institute for Labour Research, National Chengchi University, Taipei (Nov)
2017         MOST Visiting Fellow at the Institute for Labour Research, National Chengchi University, Taipei (May)
2016         MOST Visiting Fellow at the Institute for Labour Research, National Chengchi University, Taipei (Oct)
2015         Visiting Professor, Department of Management Sciences and Decision Making, Tamkang University, Taipei (1 semester)
2009         Visiting Associate Professor, Dept. of International Business, Shih Chien University, Taiwan (1 semester)
2007         Visiting Scholar, Department of Management Sciences and Decision Making, Tamkang University, Taipei (March)
 

Adminstrative Distinction

Other Achievements

Area of RESEARCH INTERESTS

Faculty Development Programs Attended

Courses Taught

Employment Relations Law: Law of Social Security
Fundamentals of Industrial Relations
Fundamentals of Industrial Relations and Labour Laws
Industrial Relations
Collective Bargaining

Consultancy Undertaken

In-Company Programs

INTELLECTUAL CONTRIBUTIONS (PUBLICATIONS)

Journal Articles-Refereed

  1. Lai, Y.C., & Sarkar, Santanu. 2022. "Impact of labour unrest and skilled workforce in host country on inflow of foreign direct investment – a case of Taiwan, ROC", International Journal of Manpower, (Forthcoming). (SSCI)
  2. Lai, Y. C., & Sarkar, Santanu. 2022. "The role of labour unrest and skilled labour on outward foreign direct investment in Taiwan, Republic of China, ROC", Economic and Labour Relations Review, 33(2): 396-414. (SSCI)
  3. 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, 43(3): 644-66. (SSCI)
  4. Sarkar, Santanu. 2020. "Influence of Virulent Nationalism on Proletarian Internationalism", Economic and Political Weekly, 55(36): 33-39.
  5. Balasubramanian, G. & Sarkar, Santanu. 2020. "Organising experience of informal sector workers - a road less travelled", Employee Relations, 42(3):798-817. (SSCI)
  6. Sarkar, Santanu & Kuruvilla, S. 2020. "Constructing Transnational Solidarity: The Role of Campaign Governance", British Journal of Industrial Relations, 58(1): 27-49. (SSCI)
  7. Sarkar, Santanu. 2019. "How independent is India`s labour law framework from the state`s changing economic policies?", Economic and Labour Relations Review, 30(3): 422-44. (SSCI)
  8. Sarkar, Santanu. 2019. "Amalgamation of Existing Laws or Labour Reform?", Economic and Political Weekly, 54(28): 33-37.
  9. Sarkar, Santanu & Liu, M. 2019. "How the changing relationship between labour and political party influenced growth of autonomous labour unions in Taiwan", Employee Relations, 41(4): 758-77. (SSCI)
  10. Sarkar, Santanu & Singh, A. 2018. ""Dynamics in a Plant Level Bargaining Process & Wage Determination", Indian Journal of Industrial Relations, 54(2): 267-81.
  11. Balasubramanian, G. & Sarkar, Santanu. 2017. "How has the dark knight risen? Chronicle of union revitalization from India", Employee Relations, 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, 38(2):160-79. (SSCI)
  13. Lai, Y. C., & Sarkar, Santanu. 2016. "Effects of Paid Parenave Alowance on Labor Market Outcomes in Taiwan", International Journal of Information and Management Sciences, 27(5):379-403. (EI, TSSCI)
  14. Sarkar, Santanu. 2015. "Murderous Violence at Work: conflict and opprssion in Indian auto factories", Work organisation, labour and globalisation, 9(1):38-62.
  15. Balasubramanian, G. & Sarkar, Santanu. 2015. "Union Revitalisation: A review and a research agenda", Employment Relations Record, 15(2):20-42.
  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.
  17. Santanu & Charlwood, A. 2014. "Do cultural differences explain differences in attitudes towards unions? Culture and attitudes towards unions among call centre workers in Britain and India", Industrial Relations Journal, 45(1): 56-76. (SSCI)
  18. Lai, Y.C. & Sarkar, Santanu. 2013. "Labour Market Effects of Work-Sharing Arrangements in Taiwan, R.O.C.", International Journal of Manpower, 34(6): 635-57. (SSCI)
  19. Sarkar, Santanu & Huang, K.L. 2012. "Do cultural groups differ in their attitudes toward unions? Evidence from Indian and Taiwanese samples", Asian Business and Management11(4): 395-423. (SSCI)
  20. Sarkar, Santanu. 2012. "Determinants of employees` attitudes toward union membership in India", Journal of World Business, 47(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): 649-62.
  22. Sarkar, Santanu. 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, 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: Case Study 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, 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)

Published Research Monographs

Scholarly Books

Chapters in Scholarly books

  1. 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.
  2. 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. "State`s moralistic agenda and sex workers` movement in India", International Labour Process Conference (ILPC), Padua, Italy, April 21-23. Conference Proceedings.
2. "Change in Union Density in Divergent National Contexts After Major Economic Crisis", International Labour Process Conference (ILPC), Greenwich, UK, April 12-14 2021. Conference Proceedings.
3. "Organising the unorganised is a different ball game altogether!", International Conference in Management Sciences & Decision Making. Tamkang University, Taipei, May 18 2019. Conference Proceedings. 
4. "Global Union Federations and the Local Articulation of Global Campaigns", International Labour & Employment Relations Association World Congress (ILERA), Seoul, South Korea, 23-27 July 2018. [Outstanding Paper-Track 1
5. "Cross-national comparison of IRS considering union membership growth", International Conference in Management Sciences & Decision Making. Tamkang University, Taipei, May 19 2018. Conference Proceedings.
6. "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.
7. "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]
8. "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).
9. "Functional barriers to workers cooperative in getting off the ground: synthesis of a failed case in India", Annual Conference of Labor & Employment Relations Association (LERA Pittsburgh, USA, May 28-31 2015. Conference Proceedings.
10. "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).
11. "Determinants and antecedents of Workplace Violence and Homicides in India", Intrnational Labour Process Conference (ILPC). Athens, Greece, April 13-15 2015. Conference Proceedings.
12. "Determinants of Workplace Violence in India", International Conference in Management Sciences & Decision Making. Tamkang University, Taipei, May 17 2014. Conference Proceedings.
13. "Inventiveness to feasibility: Case of a failed workers cooperativ India", The British Sociological Association (Work, Employment and Society Conference) Warwick University, UK, September 04, 2013. Conference Proceedings.
14. "The Role of Rationality i Self-sustenance of Workers Co-tive in India", International Conference in Management Sciences & Decison Making, Tamkang University, Taipei, May 18, 2013. Conference Proceedings.
15. "The Effects of Labor Standards on Labor Quality and FDI in Manufacturing Industry in Taiwan: Evaluating the Conventional Wisdom", International Conference in Management Sciences & Decision Making, Tamkang University, Taipei, May 21, 2012. Conference Proceedings. 
16. "The Effects of Compressed Work Schedule & Standard-hours Reduction on the Labor Market: Evidence from Taiwan ROC", International Conference in Management Sciences & Decision Making, Tamkang University, ay 21 2011. Conference Proceedings (with Lai, Yu-Cheng).
17. "Foreign Direct Investment in India", International Conference in Management Sciences & Decision Making, Tamkang University, Taipei May 22 2010. Conference Proceedings (with Lai, Yu-Cheng).
18. "Call centre unionization in India", International Conference in Management Sciences & Decision Making. Tamkang University, Taipei, May 30 2009. Conference Proceedings.
19. "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).
20. "Labour movement in the changing economic & political situation", International Conference on Management Sciences & Decision Making, Tamkang University, Taipei, June 02 2007. Conference Proceedings (with Huang, Kuo-Long).
21. "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.
22. "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.
23. "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.
24. "Cultural correlates & determinants of executives` work motivation", International Conference in Management Sciences & Decision Making, Tamkang University, Taipei, May 29 2004. Conference Proceedings.
25. "A study of the effects of cultural differences in executives` work motivation", 29th EIBA Annual Conference, Copenhagen, December 2003. Conference Proceedings.
26. "Cross-cultural management: implications for motivational analysis of organisational behaviour", Accepted at the 17th ANZAM Conference, Fremantle-Perth, Australia, December 2003.
27. "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

Published articles in newspapers/magazines

Cases developed for Teaching purpose

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

  1. Self Employment, Session Chair, International Labour Process Conference (ILPC), Padua, Italy, 23 April 2022.
  2. Precarious work and labour in the global-south, Session Chair, International Labour Process Conference (ILPC), Greenwich, UK, 13 April 2021.
  3. Work-from-home at the time of COVID, Session Panelist, Annual Conference of Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand (AIRAANZ), Sydney, 3 February 2021.
  4. International Conference in Management Science and Decision Making (ICMSDM), Taipei, May 2008-19.

Co-ordinating/Organizing Workshop/Conferences /MDPs

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

Guide/evaluator/ examiner at doctoral research level

2016    G. Balasubramanian, Union Revitalization - Process Model for Strategic Choice (Completed)
2021 Harsh, Impact of employment relations on firm performance with special reference to manufacturing industries (Completed)
2018 C. Priyadarshini, Impact of job search strategies on job search outcomes (Completed)
2021 S. Misra, ongoing, An Integrated Model of Gig Workers Collectivization (Ongoing)
2021 R. Chakraborty, ongoing, Impact of technology mediation on work organization (Ongoing)

Invited to deliver Keynote addresses/ speeches

2019   Digital Capitalism vs Employment Distributive Justice. "2019 Asia-Pacific International Labor Relations Forum, Kaohsiung, April
2018   GUFs and local articulation of their campaigns. College of Social Sciences, National Chengchi University, Taipei, November
2018   How organising experience of informal sector workers different from others? College of Social Sciences, National Chengchi University, Taipei, November
2018   State of Women Workers in India. Institute for Labour Studies, National Chengchi University, Taipei, November 
2017   Effect of economic reforms on the judiciary - case of India. College of Social Sciences, National Chengchi University, Taipei, May 
2015   Relations of independent trade unions and political parties - where are workers` benefits? "Kaohsiung Harbor Labor Summit", September
2015   Mayhem in the making, College of Social Sciences, National Chengchi University, Taipei, November
2012   Labor dispatching & union organising - the story of Indian BPO sector unionisation, "International Conference on Labor Justice and CSR", Taiwan, May
2008   Trade unionism in Indian BPO-ITeS industry, Chungwa Telecom Workers Union, Taipei and Kaohsiung, July
2008   Labour movement in the changing economic & political situation, Chungwa Telecom Workers Union, Taipei and Kaohsiung, July

Membership of Professional Bodies

Participation in Workshops/Conferences/Forums/ Meetings etc

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

Member, Editorial Advisory Board, Employee Relations
Member, James G. Scoville Best International Paper Award Committee, Labor and Employment Relations Association (LERA)
Member (Elected), Executive Committee, Indian Academy of Management (INDAM)
Member, Regional Advisory Board, Central Social Welfare Board, Min of Labour and Employment, Govt. of India
Member, Editorial Board, Management and Labour Studies

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 Conference
  6. European International Business Academy Conference
  7. Vikalpa

Visiting Faculty

Research Project Undertaken

2018-20      Studying Impact of and Mitigation Measures for Labour Influx in Project Areas, World Bank, New Delhi
2003           Vulnerability Assessment Study of the Children living on Railway Platform, CINI, Calcutta
2003          Impact Evaluation Study of Intervention Program for Children of Sex Workers, CINI, Calcutta
2001          Urban Management Programme, Indore Municipal Corp, UNHSC, New Delhi
2001          PWD-NHAI, Social Impact Evaluation Study on Resettlement and Rehabilitation of Displaced Villages, World Bank, New Delhi