Indian Journal of Industrial Relations

Articles from Vol. 50, No. 1, July

About the Guest-Editor
Lord Meghnad Desai is an Indianbom, naturalized British economist and Labor politician. He has been awarded the Padma Bhushan, the third highest civilian award in the Republic of India, in 2008 He secured a master's degree from University of Mumbai,...
Indian Industrial Relations Law: Case for Reform
Introduction Aneconomic growth model that a country adopts has to have a clear notion of the basic postulates of industrial relations (IR) as a facilitator. After attaining Independence, India adopted the statist, import-substitution model of economic...
Labor Law Reform in India: Insights from Tangled Legacy of Sidney & Beatrice Webb
Introduction India posted an impressive growth record after economic liberalization in 1991. A slow-down during the world financial crisis of 2008-2010 was expected but so too was a rebound once the crisis passed. The crisis is now four years over...
Labor Market Flexibility & Trajectories of Development: Lessons from Brazil, India & China
Introduction The debate around labor reforms in India became prominent once again with the election of a majority BJP government in May 2014. This change in government came when despite much debate in the past, the previous Congress-led governments...
Labour Law Reform in India
Introduction Universally the power structure in the society has been and is weighed towards the haves and therefore, the weaker sections of the society need protection. India has been no exception. That was the primary motivation for organization...
Legal Reforms for the Self-Employed: Three Urban Cases
Introduction The need to balance job creation with basic protection for workers--to make economic growth inclusive--is a major challenge for the early 21st century. In India, as in most countries, labor laws rest on the assumption of a clear employer-employee...
Powerful Leadership & Excellence in Public Enterprises
Introduction Within the literature on leadership, generally, there is a clear recognition of the link between leadership and culture in the process of change (Schein, 1992; Afsanesh, 1993; both cited in Parry & Proctor-Thomson, 2003; Kotter,...
Quo Vadis, Industrial Relations Disputes Resolution ...?
Quo Vadis, Industrial Relations Disputes Resolution.? The clamor for labor law reforms is back to centre stage with the change of guard at the Centre in India and the first move has been initiated by a state government run by the same party now...
Reforming Labor Laws
India has for several decades now got itself into a situation of denial and delay in the matter of reforming the labor laws. The laws were passed some before independence and some after on the mistaken analogy of a developed industrialized country...
Reforming the Industrial Dispute & Trade Union Acts
Introduction India's employment growth in recent years has been anemic. The economy added only about 2 million jobs each year in FY05-FY12, compared to 12 million a year in the five years before that. Moreover, increasing numbers of workers are...
Rethinking Labor Law Reforms
Introduction "If you don't know where you are going, you will end up somewhere else", warned Casey Stengel, a famous baseball player. India needs to create more jobs. For that, it needs to build a competitive manufacturing sector. The drumbeat of...
Strategy & Structural Dimensions-A Comparative Study of Four Industries
Introduction Organization Structure is a dynamic element which can change over time as a consequence of new organizational and environmental conditions. It reflects the way in which information and knowledge are distributed within an organization...
Transition to Labor Law Reform: State-Level Initiatives & Informal Sector Labor Relations
Restrictive, Archaic, Convoluted Labor Laws For India to transition to a modern economy--from agriculture to industry, informal to formal sector, and shift to urbanization--she must realize her true growth potential by focusing on the creation of...
Turnover Intentions among Indian Software Professionals
Introduction During the past 20 years, Information Systems function has experienced a rapid growth in almost every organization resulting in the development of more complex and specialized jobs for software professionals (Hurang, 2001). Employment...
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