From The Telegraph
Jamshedpur, March 26: Twenty-seven-year-old Apoorva Ghosh is looking forward to the month of June.
For, the first-year fellow student of XLRI will be at United Kingdom then, presenting a paper at the 11th International Human Resource Management Conference at Aston Business School in Birmingham, United Kingdom.
The conference on the topic “Emergence of New Economic Powers: Management of Human Resources in the Challenging Global Context” will be held between June 9 and 12.
Apoorva, who is pursuing Fellow Programme in Management at the premier institute here, will read the competitive paper titled “A Contemporary Model for Industrial Relations: Re-look from Global Perspective”.
“This is the first time that I will be presenting a paper at an international forum. It is a matter of great honour. The consequent publication of my paper in reputed journals will boost my teaching career. It will be a great learning experience too,” said Apoorva, who hails from Ahmedabad.
Apoorva has completed his BTech from Nirma Institute of Technology, Ahmedabad, and MS in quality management from BITS, Pilani, and worked for six years before joining XLRI.
Ghosh’s paper attempts to understand what industrial relation is and analyse the ways in which it has been defined and interpreted since its inception.
The article also proposes the existing model in the service economy when there are knowledge workers instead of blue-collar workers, flat team-based structure instead of hierarchy and participative control rather than bureaucracy. The paper finally concluded by testing the proposed model in service sector and comment on its applicability.
Selected papers will be considered for publication in special issues of Thunderbird International Business Review and The International Journal of Human Resource Management.