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Saikat Chakraborty
Assistant Professor
Academic Group: 
Human Resource Management
Phone No.: 
+91-33-24678300 Extn. No. 2030
Contact Details: 
Office: M-210, New Academic Block, Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, Diamond Harbour Road, Joka, Kolkata, India. PIN: 700104
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Academic Background: 
Ph.D. (Organizational Behaviour), IIM Ahmedabad, 2021 MBA, Department of Management Studies, IIT Roorkee, 2010 B. Tech. (Manufacturing Engg.), National Institute of Foundry & Forge Technology Ranchi, 2005
Courses Taught: 
Organization Structure and Design (MBA) at XIM Bhubaneswar Organization theory (Ph.D.) as Visiting Faculty at XLRI Jamshedpur
Industrial Finance Corporation of India (IFCI) award for best thesis proposal at IIM Ahmedabad, 2019 Best paper award in Organizational Theory, Behaviour and HRM, Center for Business Research, St. Joseph’s Institute of Management Bangalore, 2017 Merit certificate from CBSE 1998; National Scholarship Scheme (NSS) 1998; Felicitation from Jain Samaj Ranchi, 1998


Work Experience: 
Assistant Professor, HRM Group, IIM Calcutta. June 2022 onwards Assistant Professor, School of HRM, XIM University Bhubaneswar. Dec 2021 - May 2022 Visiting Faculty, Organizational Behaviour area, XLRI Jamshedpur. Mar 2022 - June 2022 Sr. Executive (HR), Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd. Jul 2010 – Jun 2015 Software Engineer, Infosys Technologies Ltd. Feb 2006 – May 2007 Manufacturing Engineer, Mahindra Hinoday Industries Ltd. Jul 2005 – Feb 2006
Current Projects: 
Workplace dignity in the context of precarity Qualitative research methods and philosophies
Past Projects: 
Child labour in western Indian cottonseed farms. Funded by Prayas Centre for Labour Research and Action (PCLRA), India and Sudwind Institute, Germany


Journal Publications: 
- Place Matters: (Dis)embeddedness and child labourers’ experiences of depersonalized bullying in Indian Bt cottonseed global production networks. 2022. Journal of Business Ethics, 176(2), 241-263 (with Premilla D’Cruz, Ernesto Noronha and Muneeb Ul Lateef Banday). - ‘Doing dignity work’: Indian security guards’ interface with precariousness. 2020. Journal of Business Ethics, 162(3), 553-575 (with Ernesto Noronha and Premilla D’Cruz). - Embodying change at work: An autoethnography in the Indian public sector. 2020. The Qualitative Report, 25(5), 1341-1360. - Employee retention through listening-centered communication. 2020. IUP Journal of Soft Skills, 14(1), 67-74 (with Sushmita Chakravarti). - Teamwork of temporary employees: Multiple perspectives. 2019. Human Resource Management International Digest, 27(1), 11-14 (with Sushmita Chakravarti). - The Teaching of Soft Communication Skills in Entrepreneurship Development Courses at the+ 2 Level in India. 2018. IUP Journal of Soft Skills, 12(4), 30-40 (with Sushmita Chakravarti). - Using narratives in creativity research: Handling the subjective nature of creative process. 2017. The Qualitative Report, 22(11), 2959-2973. - This place is not the same anymore; temps are coming in. 2017. Business Review India, 11(1), 3-18. Research Reports: - Development’s forgotten children: Child labour in Bt cottonseed production in north Gujarat and south Rajasthan”. 2019. Available at - 'Flinke Finger' (German translation by Sabine Ferenschild, Sudwind Institut). Available at Book reviews: Book Review: Tetty Havinga, Frans van Waarden and Donal Casey (Eds.). 2015. The Changing Landscape of Food Governance—Public and Private Encounters. 2016. Millennial Asia, 7(2), 238–242. Other Publications Manuscripts submitted for publication in course material for the Masters Programme in Labour and Development, Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) –“Changing Approaches in HRM”, “Forms of Control”, “HRM, Unions and Turnover.” 2016. (with Ernesto Noronha and Premilla D’Cruz).
Select Conference Papers and Presentations - Redefining dignity: Indian security guards’ unionized response to precarity. 2021. BSA Work, Employment and Society Conference: Connectedness, Activism and Dignity at work in a Precarious Era, 25th to 27th August 2021, held virtually (with Ernesto Noronha, Premilla D’Cruz and Parvinder Gupta). - Contracting out to manage: Evidence from security service suppliers and clients in India. 2021. 81st Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management (AOM), 29th July to 4th August 2021, held virtually (with Ernesto Noronha, Premilla D’Cruz and Parvinder Gupta). - Dignity implications of client-supplier relationship: A study of Indian security guards and their employers. 2021. 19th International Labour and Employment Relations Association (ILERA), 21st to 24th June 2021, Lund University, Sweden, held virtually (with Ernesto Noronha, Premilla D’Cruz and Parvinder Gupta). - Making the best of the deal: Security guards in India navigating their precariousness. 2018. International Labour and Employment Relations Association (ILERA) World Congress 2018, 23rd to 27th July 2018, Seoul, South Korea (with Ernesto Noronha and Premilla D’Cruz). - Voices and concerns of the unorganized workers in India, and possibilities of addressing their issues. 2017. National Conference on Recent Trends in Management, Humanities and Social Sciences, 8th to 9th September 2017, Amity University, Ranchi, India.
Books/Book Chapters: 
- “Drawing one's lifeworld: A methodological technique for researching bullied child workers”. 2022. In E. Bell and S. S. Sengupta (Eds.), Empowering Methodologies in Organisational and Social Research (pp. 75-95). Routledge, India (with Ernesto Noronha, Premilla D’Cruz and Muneeb Ul Lateef Banday). - “Abuse faced by child labourers: Novel territory in workplace bullying”. 2018. In P. D'Cruz, E. Noronha, A. Mendonca and N. Mishra (Eds.), Indian Perspectives on Workplace Bullying (pp. 173-204). Springer, Singapore (with Muneeb Ul Lateef Banday, Premilla D’Cruz and Ernesto Noronha).
Research Interests: 
Dignity at work; Precarity; Informal workers in formal sector; Qualitative research