A VENKATARAMAN

Assistant Professor Human Resource & Organizational Behavior +91-7900444090 av.raman@iimkashipur.ac.in


I earned my PhD in the Sociology of work, organisations and Industrial Relations from the University of Warwick, Coventry UK in 2013. I have an MPhil degree in Sociology with a distinction and a First Class MA respectively from the University of Hyderabad India, before my PhD. Subsequent to the award of my PhD I have since taught in XLRI and have joined IIM Kashipur this June. 
My current areas of academic interest are Trade Unions and Employee-Employer relations drawing upon the ethnographic tradition of field research in Industrial Relations, Labour Process theory and Evaluating Change Management and their outcomes especially when templates of work and HRM practices are implemented in other cultural contexts,
Building upon my longstanding interest in Wittgenstein and philosophy of language meaning and understanding and Critical management studies I also work on Managerial Subjectivity, contingency, Organisational Ambiguity and Power more so against the background of the fluidity of organisational forms processes and management in the post-industrial workplace, Language and organisational meaning and managerial repertories, sense making especially in a transitional HRM context such as India.
With regard to teaching, I have taught a wide constituency of students from the doctoral level to practising managers. The courses taught by my range from Industrial Relations and labour laws at the doctoral and PG level, Power and Organisational Ambiguity and dynamics at the doctoral level, Qualitative research including its theoretical grounding at the doctoral level, to Principles of HRM at the post-graduate level.

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