Dr Anita Sarkar

Dr Anita Sarkar

Qualification : Fellow (IIM Ahmedabad)

Email : anitasarkar@xlri.ac.in

Functional Area : Human Resource Management

Languages Known : Bengali, English, Hindi

Brief Profile  

Experience Detail  

Dr Anita Sarkar

Dr Anita Sarkar

Achievements and Research Interest/Area of Research Interests

Academic Distinction (Awards and Scholarships)


Adminstrative Distinction

Chairperson (HRM Area) : 2021-22 to 2023-24

Other Achievements


Diversity Management, Employee Engagement, Human  Resource Management

Faculty Development Programs Attended

  1. Case Writing Workshop, XLRI (4 days, 2010)
  2. Strategic Human Resource Leadership, NHRD Network, Kolkata (7 days, 2013)
  3. Social Network Analysis, XLRI (2 days, 2010)

Courses Taught

  1. International Human Resource Management (Elective, XLRI)
  2. Manpower Planning (Core [2 credits], XLRI
  3. Human Resource Management (Core [1 credits], XLRI)
  4. Training & Development (Elective, IIM L)
  5. Managing Diversity at Workplace (Elective, XLRI)
  6. Selection (Elective [1.5 credits], XLRI) and EDHRM 
  7. Managing Business Changes and Turnarounds (Elective [2 credits], IIMI)
  8. Fundamentals of Research in HRM - I (Core, XLRI)
  9. Employee Empowerment (Elective [1.5 credits], XLRI)
  10. Strategic HRM, EDHRM
  11. Introduction to Personnel Management, VIL Platform
  12. Human Resource Planning and Acquistion, VIL Program
  13. Manging Diversity in Organisations, VIL
  14. HRM , XLRI Delhi 

Consultancy Undertaken

  1. Diversity Scorecard, L&T
  2. Manpower Study, KRIBHCO 
  3. Training Manual Development, Accenture 
  4. Manpower Study, Biecco Lawrie Limited 
  5. HRD training effectiveness, Urban Local Bodies in Rajasthan

In-Company Programs

  1. Human Resource Planning, L&T 
  2. Selection & Socialisation, L&T 
  3. Empowerment, Ordinance Officers 
  4. Human Resource Planning, Empowerment, DRDO 
  5. Empowerment, Diversity, Human Resource Planning, HAL 
  6. Performance Management & Corporate Governance, ONGC 
  7. Managing and Leveraging Diversity, Indian Oil 
  8. Employee Engagement (Part of people development), BPCL
  9. National Small Industries Corporation
  10. Contemporary HR Practices, Nuvoco Vistas Corporation
  11. Recruitment & Selection, Accenture
  12. Talent Management, Indian Oil
  13. Women Empowerment & Leadership, Indian Oil 
  14. Deepshikha, Women Leadership Program of Bharat Electronics Ltd. (BEL)
  15. Human Resource Management, NTPC
  16. Human Resource Planning & Recruitment, Tata Steel
  17. Human Resource Management, Coal India Ltd.
  18. Managing workplace diversity, Central Bank, UCO Bank, Bank of Maharashtra
  19. Basic Leadership, WBSEDCL


Journal Articles-Refereed

  1. Bhattacharjee, Arindam & Sarkar, A. (2023). Abusive supervision and cyberloafing : an invetsigation based on Stressor-Emotion-CWB theory, Information Technology and People, https://www.emerald.com/insight/content/doi/10.1108/ITP-05-2022-0353/full/html (Scopus Q1, ABDC A, XL A)
  2. Bhattacharjee, Arindam & Sarkar, A. (2023). High-performance work systems and employees` innovative work behaviour: An empirical investigation based on Job Demand Resources (JD-R) Theory, Global Business Review, (ScopusQ2, XL B) https://journals.sagepub.com/eprint/UTBKTGM2QWYXGAIQKI2Q/full
  3. Sarkar, A. (2022). Factors associated with general self-efficacy of women leaders in India, Leadership and Organization Development Journal, Vol. 43, No. 7, pp.1080-1097, (ScopusQ1, XL A),  https://www.emerald.com/insight/content/doi/10.1108/LODJ-12-2021-0540/full/html
  4. Bhattacharjee, Arindam & Sarkar, A. (2022). Abusive Supervision: A systematic literaure review, Management Review Quarterly, Springer, (ScopusQ1, XL A)  https://doi.org/10.1007/s11301-022-00291-8
  5. Sarkar, A., Ray, Pranabesh, & Mukherjee, Indrajit (2022). Tata Steel Adventure Foundation (Case study), South Asian Journal of Management,Vol. 29, Issue 3 , July-Setember, pg. 191-215.
  6. Goswami, Munmun & Sarkar, A. (2022). Work-Family Enrichment: Literature Review, Indian Journal of Industrial Relations, Vol. 57, No.4, pp.539-556.
  7. Sarkar, A. (2022). Factors associated with affective commitment of Indian IT/ITES employees in the aftermath of downsizing, Indian Journal of Industrial Relations, Vol. 57, No.4, pp.586-597
  8. Sarkar, A. (2021). Designing Diversity Training Program for Business Executives, Industrial and Commercial Training, Emerald Publishing, Vol 54, No.1, pp. 1-16,https://www.emerald.com/insight/content/doi/10.1108/ICT-07-2020-0091/full/html, (Scopus Q2, XL B)
  9. Sarkar, A., Chadha, P. and Jeyachandran, P. (2020). Developing Diversity Scorecard : The case of Larsen & Toubro, India, Indian Journal of Industrial Relations,  Vol. 56, No. 2, pp.320-338.
  10. Sarkar A. (2019). Authentic Leadership: The influence of work and non-work domain contextual factors, Leadership and Organization Development Journal, Vol. 40 Issue: 4, pp.520-531, (Scopus Q2, XL B), https://doi.org/10.1108/LODJ-06-2018-0224
  11. Singh, M. and Sarkar, A. (2019). Role of psychological empowerment in the relationship between structural empowerment and innovative behavior, Management Research Review, Vol.42, Issue 4, pp. 521-538,  https://www.emerald.com/insight/content/doi/10.1108/MRR-04-2018-0158/full/html, (Scopus Q2, XL B)
  12. Sarkar, A.(2018). RPWD Act, 2016:Fostering a disability-friendly workplace in Indian Organizations, Indian Journal of Industrial Relations , Vol.53, Issue 4,  pp.591-603, (ABDC C)
  13. Sarkar, A.(2016).We live in a VUCA World: The importance of Responsible Leadership, Development and Learning in Organizations, Emerald Publications, Vol. 30 No. 3, pp. 9-12
  14. Sarkar, A. (2016). Is it time to do away with Annual Performance Appraisal System? Benefits and Challenges ahead, Human Resource Management International Digest, Vol 24, Issue 3, pp.7-10.
  15. Sarkar, A. (2015). How to build an inclusive workplae: Successful diversity management goes beyond complying with the letter of the law, Human Resource Management International Digest Vol. 23 Iss: 7, pp.34-37.
  16. Sarkar, A. (2015). Step-by-step to stopping the cyber-bully: How organizations can help to tackle the menace, Human Resource Management International Digest, Vol. 23 Isue:, pp.31 - 33
  17. Singh, M. and Sarkar, . (2014). Dimensions, outcomes, & mediating roles of empowerment , Management and Labour Studies ,Vol. 38, No. 4 , 315-33
  18. Singh, M. & Sarkar, A. (2012). A dimensional analysis to understand the relationship between psychological empowerment and innovative behavior with job invovement as mediator, Journal of Personnel Psychology, Vol.11(3),pp. 127-137.
  19. Sarkar, A.& Singh, M. (2012). Non-work domain Control as an Additional Dimension o Psychological Epowerment of Women teachers, Psychological Studies, 57(1): 86-94.
  20. Kar, SK & Sarkar , A (2008). Marketing Opportunities in the emerging markets, Bhavishya- Journal of Future Business School, (ISSN 0973-8274) Vol.2, No.1, pp.31-46.
  21. Sarkar, A. (2007). Expatriate Management from International Human Resource Planning Perspective, Pravartak, Journal of Isurance and Management, Vol.2, Issue 3, pp.178-186
  22. Sarkar, A. & Kar, SK (2007). A holistic perspetive on career management, Business Perspective, Vol.9, o.1, .105-113 , Janury-June (ISSN 0972-7612)
  23. Kar, SK & Sakr, A. (2006). An analysis ofchanging dynamics of Indian retailing, Journal of Services Marketing (September Issue), pp-69-79.
  24. Prasad, S & Sarkar, A (2004). Challenges in building steel intensive structure in India, Tata Search, A Technical Journal of Tata Group, Vol.1, pp.1-11.

Published Research Monographs

Scholarly Books

  1. Role of HR departments in the era of globalization. In Amar K JR Nayak, & M G Jomon (Eds.). India in the Emerging Global Order, 2008, pp: 282-297. New Delhi: Tata Mc. Graw Hill [with Manjari Singh]

Chapters in Scholarly books

Conference Proceedings-Refereed

  1. Human resource planning: Towards a holistic conceptualization, Fourth AIMS International Conference on Management at IIMI, 28th to 31st December, 2006

Paper Presentations-Refereed

  1. Sarkar, A (2016) Step by step to Managing supplier diversity: Strategic benefits of supplier diversity programs , 22nd IAMB Conference at the Regent`s University London, 28th September, 2016
  2. Sarkar, A (2016)Subjective well-being of LGBT Community members in India,  22nd IAMB Conference at the Regent`s University London, 29th September, 2016
  3. Malhotra, S. & Sarkar, A (2015) Marketing a Sensitive Issue, Asian Management Research and Case Conference, Malaysia, January 10-12, 2015.
  4. Sarkar, A (2015) Empowerment of Primary School Teachers in India, Asian Management Research and Case Conference, Malaysia, January 10-12, 2015
  5. Effects of social support on the dimensions of empowerment [co-authored with Manjari Singh] Annual Conference of European International Business Academy [EIBA], held on 5th-9th Dec, 2012 at University of Sussex, UK
  6. Social support and dimensions of psychological empowerment: Job involvement as a moderator [with Manjari Singh], Academy of Management Conference, Montreal, 6th-10th August, 2010
  7. Integrating non-work domain control in the psychological empowerment of women teachers, 2010, The 8th IAMB Conference Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain, June 28-30, 2010 [with Manjari Singh] -(Presented by the co-author)
  8. Dimensions of Psychological Empowerment and Innovative Behavior: Development & Recognition as Moderator, 2010, The 8th IAMB Conference Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain, June 28-30, 2010 [with Manjari Singh] -(Presented by the co-author)
  9. Influence of demographic characteristics of ratees in multi raters` context, Asia Academy of Management, 2010, Macau [with Manjari Singh] (Paper selected for conference presentation) The conference to be held in December, 2010
  10. Role of psychological empowerment in the relationship between structural empowerment and innovative behavior [with Manjari Singh], The Indian Academy of Management, 28th-30th December, 2009 , XLRI Campus
  11. Linking psychological empowerment to work-outcomes [with Manjari Singh], First IIMA International Conference on Advanced Data Analysis, Business Analytics and Intelligence, 6th 7th June, 2009
  12. Empowerment of employees: Using multi-rater perspective, 2009, Academy of Management Meeting, August 7-11, in Chicago, Illinois [with Manjari Singh]
  13. 2008 HR Doctoral Consortium, August 9, 2008, Hilton Anaheim Pacific Pavilion D, Academy of Management on factors related to empowerment of women employees
  14. Dimensions of empowerment: A study of women primary school teachers in India, Academy of Management Conference, August 8-13, 2008 in Anaheim, California [with Manjari Singh]
  15. Role of HR departments in Indian organizations in the era of globalization, 2007 Annual Conference of the Academy of International Business, India, 29th to 31st January, 2007 at Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar
  16. Thesis proposal on factors related to empowerment of women employees in stereotpical jobs presented at:  (a) IIMA Doctoral Colloquium (3rd-4th January, 208), (b) First Annual International Conference of Indian Institute of Social Welfare and Business Management (21-22nd Dec, 2007) and (c)  7th Consortium of Students in Management Research(COSMAR), An International Conference, Indian Institute of Science, (December 12-13, 2007).
  17. Expatriate management from international management perspective, ANVESH: Nirma Conference for Doctoral Students on Emerging Management Paradigms: Challenges and Opportunities, 7th-8th April, 2007
  18. Enhancing the image of HR department in Indian orgnisations to meet the tion, Yale-Great Lakes Conference, December 24th, 2006
  19. Explanation of EPRG framework with contingency approach, Fourth AIMS International Conference on Management at IIMI, 28th to 31st December, 2006

Text Books

  1. HR: A South Asian Perspective, Denisi, Griffin & Sarkar (Cengage Publication), 2014

Research Report

Working paper

  1. Singh, M. & Sarkar, A.(2014). Substitute and Complementary effects of Social Support on the dimensions of Empowerment (W.P. No. 2014-03-18), IIM Ahmedabad
  2. Sarkar, A & Varkkey, B.(2008).Union imperatives from unionized white collar employees perspective: The case of Tata Employees Union, registered with Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, W.P. No.2008-03-07 , IIM Ahmedabad

Key note presentation

Published articles in newspapers/magazines

  1. Sarkar, A. and Kar, SK (2006), Effective Recruitment & Selection: An Approach towards Model Building, HR Review Magazine, ICFAI University Press, (December Issue ).
  2. Sarkar, A. and Sarkar, A. (2006), Significance of human resource management in the changing environment, HR Review Magazine, ICFAI University Press, (November Issue).

Cases developed for Teaching purpose

  1. Sarkar, A. (2017) I am not insane, Case Centre, ECCH
  2. Sarkar, A. (2015) Can I make a difference - Registered with XLCDC, XLRI Jamshedpur
  3. Sarkar, A. (2015) Yes Ma`am...., Registered with XLCDC, XLRI Jamshedpur
  4. Malhotra, S & Sarkar, A (2014) Marketing a sensitive issue - XLCDC, XLRI

Other Professional Activities

Achievements in Professional activities

Chairperson/Co-Chairperson in conferences

Co-ordinating/Organizing Workshop/Conferences /MDPs

  1. Managing Diversity at Workplace (MDP)
  2. Women Empowerment and Leadership (MDP)

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

Guide/evaluator/ examiner at doctoral research level

  1. Member of Comprehensive Exam Committee
  2. Thesis Advisory Committee Chair of : (a) Arindam Bhattacharjee, (b) Munmun Goswami
  3. Member of Thesis Advisory committee of: (a) PB Srikanth, (b) Arup Roy Chowdhury, (c) Amita Shivhare, (d) Anjali Desai

Invited to deliver Keynote addresses/ speeches

Panel Member on gender equality at SWATI, Tata Steel

Invited speaker on Case Teaching Method at Aegis Global Business Academy, Coimbatore

Moderator for Voice Of Women - The Women Leadership Summit at VGSOM IIT Kgp

Invited speaker on Diversity and Inclusion by ASSOCHAM

Membership of Professional Bodies

Participation in Workshops/Conferences/Forums/ Meetings etc

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

Reviewer/Referee in Journals/ Conferences etc

Visiting Faculty

  1. Worked as Visiting Faculty at IIM Lucknow 
  2. Worked as a Visiting Faculty at IIM Indore

Research Project Undertaken