Indian Journal of Industrial Relations

Articles from Vol. 44, No. 2, October

A Select Bibliography on Affirmative Action
Abidi, N.F. (2003). Empowerment of Women: The Developmental Perspective, Paper Presented at National Seminar of U.P. Aligrarh, Socialogical Society at Aligrah Muslim University. Agarwal, Bina. (1997). Bargaining and Gender Relations: Within and...
BSWU: A Case of 'Independent' Trade Union in India
About the Case This study has two fold objectives: (a) to present the history of trade union (1) movement in India (2), largely narrating the changing relationships among unions, employers and the state, and (b) to elaborate and explain the conditions...
Caste & the Corporate Sector
The Context Liberalization of the Indian economy initiated during the early 1990s proved to be an important turning point for the country in many different ways. Under the new regime, the state began to withdraw from its direct involvement with...
Changing Dialectics of Dalit Aspirations: Demand for Affirmative Action
Positive Discrimination Vs Affirmative Action The Indian Constitution provided protective discrimination or reservations to historically disadvantaged social groups such as the scheduled castes or dalits, an end product of the struggle for separate...
Decentralised Governance, Gender & Affirmative Action in Rural Drinking Water Management
The Project This research project looks at the gendered terrain of water governance in India where decentralization policies coupled with water sector reforms from the early 1990s sought to shift the role of the state from a supply driven provider...
Emotional Intelligence & Work Place Effectiveness
The Power of Emotional Intelligence James Dozier discovered the power of emotional intelligence (EI) in 1981, which resulted in saving his life. Dozier was a U.S. Army brigadier general who was kidnapped by the Red Brigades, an Italian terrorist...
Family Business: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow
The Context Family businesses are the engines that drive socio-economic development and wealth creation around the world. Family businesses have throughout been highly pervasive from small to very large, and in every era have contributed towards...
Human Resources Development Climate in India
HRD Climate An organisation's success is determined as much by the skill and motivation of its members as by almost any other factor. While this has always been true, recent changes focus attention on ways human resources development activities...
Is Affirmative Action Policy for Private Sector Necessary?
Two Policy Directions India today is caught in the grip of a querulous debate over developing reservation policies for groups and communities suffering from economic exclusion associated with caste, gender and religious identities. In this regard,...
Non-Monetary Rewards: Employee Choices & Organizational Practices
Scope of Non-monetary Rewards A study on work rewards touches the life of every individual associated either directly or indirectly with work. Since rewards get extended beyond the workplace their impact on families is certain. The use of recognition...
Personality, Generalized Self-Efficacy & Team Performance: A Study of Rural Development Teams
Introduction Teams in organizations are specialized forms of work-groups which are characterized by strong interdependence, autonomy, and shared responsibilities (Guzzo & Dickson 1996). Work teams are being increasingly used in a diverse...
Quest for Equality: Affirmative Action in India
The Background As is well known, the caste system in India consists of mutually exclusive, endogamous, hereditary, occupation specific groups. In its ancient manifestation, the roughly 2500 year old Varna system, there were four broad groups:...
Religion, Socio-Economic Backwardness & Discrimination: The Case of Indian Muslims
The Framework This paper is based on data about Indian Muslims collated from the Rajinder Sachar Committee Report SCR) as well as from the 2001 Census and other recent materials to relate the themes of marginality, human security and discrimination...
Reservations; Compulsions & Contradictions
Four Traditions The Constitution of India is a magnificent document. It reflects the several traditions from which the independence movement benefited. There is the Western Liberal tradition of democracy--universal adult franchise, competing...
Stratification among the Disadvantaged: Identifying the Rock-Bottom Layers
The Disadvantaged Before another discussion can take place on the subject of affirmative action, there is need for clarity about precisely who the most deprived social groups are, and how they came to be so historically disadvantaged that the...