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Human Resource Management


Master of HRM (MA), UGC NET, M.Phil. (Labour Studies), Ph.D



  • Professor S.S. Ganesh has more than 20 years experience in academics in organizations such as Amrita School of Business, XIM, Bhubaneswar (XIMB), IIM, Ahemedabad, and Madurai Institute of Social Sciences (MISS). Over the last decade, Prof. S.S. Ganesh has offered consulting services to various for-profit and not-for-profit organizations. Some of his clients include Lhoist (an European MNC), UNDP, German Red Cross, NIT (Rourkela), Foundation for Ecological Security etc., He has also designed training programmes such as Strategic HRM, Strategic HR Scorecard, Essential Managerial Competencies, HRM for Line Managers etc., and trained executives of clients such as Powergrid Corporation, Indira Gandhi National Forest Academy (for IFS Officers), NALCO, Mangalam Timbers Ltd (Birla Group Company) etc.,


  • Employment Relations, Industrial Relations, Strategic Compensation Management, and Strategic Human Resource Management


  • Regulation and Governance of ER in Pre-Employment Phase, Employee Ownership and Intellectual Property Rights Regulation, Enforcement of Service Covenants for Knowledge Workers in India, and Theoretical Perspective for the Enforcement of Restrictive Covenants in Employment Relations.



  • Mousumi, P. and Ganesh, (2018). “Fake Employment Scams: The Cost of an Education System Structured around Placements,” Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. 53, Issue No. 7.
  • 2017

  • S.S. Ganesh and Mousumi, P, (2017). “Regulation and Governance of Employment Relations in the Pre-Employment Phase,” Economic and Political Weekly, Volume LII, Issue 17.
  • 2014

  • Ganesh, S.S., (2014). “Leadership Crisis – The Case of PricewaterhouseCoopers India”, Vilakshan:The XIMB Journal of Management, vol. 11, no. 2, p. 159. 
  • 2013

  • Ganesh, S.S. and Kumar, N., (2013). “Turnaround Challenges of a State Owned Enterprise: A Case Study of Orissa Remote Sensing Application Centre”, Asian Journal of Management Cases September 2013, vol. 10, no. 2, pp. 163-177, 2013.
  • 2012

  • Ganesh, S.S.,(2012). “Sanctity of Contract and Public Interest: A Case on Regulating Employment Relations in Indian Airlines Industry”, Vilakshan: The XIMB Journal of Management, vol. 9, no. 1, p. 145. 
  • 2011

  • Ganesh, S.S., and Joseph, J., (2011). “Exploring perceived organisational formalisation and performance review system complexity as predictors of executive alienation in performance review systems”, IIMB Management Review, vol. 23, pp. 197 – 207.
  • Ganesh, S.S.,(2011). “Training Bond Story of Jet Airways and Jan Peter”, Vilakshan: The XIMB Journal of Management, vol. 8, no. 2, p. 91.
  • Ganesh, S.S.,(2011). “Global Airlines Industry: Is Cartel the Name of the Game?”, International Journal of Global Management, vol. 1, no. 2, p. 87.
  • 2010

  • Ganesh, S.S.,(2010). “Federation of Indian Airlines: The Strike That Was Not”, Journal of Case Research, vol. 1, no. 1, p. 64.
  • 2009

  • Ganesh, S.S.,(2009). “A Critical Analysis of HR Practices in IT and ITES Industry: A Case for Mixed Regulation of Employment Relationship in New Age Organizations”, HRM in Context of Global Meltdown.
  • 2007

  • Ganesh, S.S., and Joseph, J., (2007). “Exploring the Relationship between Perceived Performance Review System Complexity and Organizational Formalization”, Vilakshan,The XIMB Journal of Management, vol. 05, no. 02.
  • 2006

  • Ganesh, S.S.,(2006). “Airports Authority of India”, Vilakshan,XIMB Journal Of Management, vol. 04, no. 02, p. 267.

Conferences and Workshops


  • Ganesh, S.S.,(2015) “Challenges of Institutionalizing Scientific Work Organization in a Wetland Management Authority for Sustainable Ecosystem: An Empirical Evidence from India”, International Journal of Arts & Sciences (IJAS) Conference held in Harvard Medical School at Boston during May, 2015. 2015.
  • 2012

  • Ganesh, S.S., (2012). “Storytelling as a Pedagogical Experiment toward Local Narratives: A Postmodern Perspective for Sustainable Student Centric Teaching,” Organizational Behavior Teaching Conference in 2012 at Brock University, St. Catherines, Ontario.
  • 2011

  • Ganesh, S.S.,(2011). “Unraveling the idea of Commons in Employment Relations”, 13th Biennial Conference of the International Association for the Study of the Commons, Hyderabad, India.  
  • 2009

  • Ganesh, S.S.,(2009) “Looking Inside for Effective Programme Exit Strategy : Aligning HR Staffing Strategy with Programme Exit Strategy: A Case Study of An International Donor Organization in India”, International Conference on Technology and Business Management(ICTBM), Al Ghurair University, Dubai.
  • 2008

  • Ganesh, S.S.,(2008). “A Theoretical Framework for Enforcement of Employee Non-Compete Restrictive Covenant and Its Implications on Strategic Human Resource Management Practices in Multinational Organizations”, International Journal Arts and Science (IJAS) Conference, Gottenheim, Germany.
  • 2004

  • Ganesh, S.S.,(2004). “A study of employment contracts of software professionals and community of practices”, AIMS International Conference held in Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta.
  • 2003

  • Ganesh, S.S.,(2003). “A study of the relationship between in Executive Alienation and their Experiential Perception of Performance Review Systems”, AIMS International Conference held in IIM, Bangalore.
  • Consultancy


  •   Designing and Implementing Capacity Building Programmes of Officers and Staff of Foundation for Ecological Security, Anand, during 2016-2017.
  • 2015-16

  •  Designing a Strategy Map for Restructuring the Pay Structure, Pay Levels and Pay Form for Executive and Non-Executive Cadre Employees of Foundation for Ecological Security, Anand, during 2015-16.
  • 2014-15

  •  Evaluating the Effectiveness of Capacity Building Interventions of Orissa Forest Sector Development Project funded by Japan International Cooperation Agency during 2014-2015. (Project carried out with Prof. Niraj Kumar, Faculty of Rural Management, XIMB Bhubaneswar).
  • 2013-14

  • Redesigning the Performance Appraisal System for Faculty, Officers and Staff of National Institute of Technology, Rourkela during 2013-14.
  • 2010-12

  • Developing Perspective Plan, Organizational Structure and Manpower Plan for Chilika Development Authority, an autonomous organization under Government of Orissa, 2010-2012. (Project carried out with Prof. Niraj Kumar, Faculty of Rural Management, XIMB Bhubaneswar). The restructuring of CDA based on the perspective plan has been approved by Shri. Naveen Patnaik, Honourable Chief Minister of Orissa, (Article in Economic Times on June 20, 2012).
  • Developing 90 Days Training Module for Salesforce and Performance Appraisal System for Jyote Motors, a Jyote Group of Companies, Orissa, 2010 – 2012.
  • 2009-10

  •  “Human Resource Restructuring and Developing HR Policy for Promotion, Compensation and Benefits for Orissa Computer Application Centre”, Government of Orissa, 2009 – 2010.
  • Developing Perspective Plan and HR Policy for Orissa Remote Sensing Application Centre (ORSAC) of Government of Orissa with Special Reference to Manpower Planning, Recruitment and Career Management. 2009 – 2010. (Project carried out with Prof. Niraj Kumar, Faculty of Rural Management, XIMB Bhubaneswar)
  • 2007-08

  •  “Formulation of HR Staffing Strategy for the Implementation of Programme Exit Strategy” for German Red Cross, 2007-2008.
  • “Developing HR Strategy for Staffing, Compensation and Benefits by Benchmarking Best Practices in Steel and Allied Industries” for Lhoist, an European MNC, 2007–2008.
  • “Designing Performance Appraisal System for Faculty, Technical, and Administrative Employees of National Institute of Technology, Rourkela (NIT-R), 2007 – 2008.
  • “Development of HRD Plan and Strategic Interventions for Health and Family Welfare Department, Ministry of Health, Government of Orissa, India” for United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), 2007- 2008.
  • Training


  • Designing Strategic HR Scorecard for Senior HR Managers of Powergrid Corporation of India during June 2015.
  • 2014-15

  • Essential Managerial Competencies for IFS Officers of 2014-15 Batch, conducted for Indira Gandhi National Forest Academy, Dehradun. (Designed and Coordinated the Programme with my colleague Prof. Niraj Kumar, Faculty of Rural Management, XIMB).
  • Strategic Human Resource Management for HR Managers of Powergrid Corporation of India (3 programmes of 3 days each) during 2014 and 2015.
  • 2012

  • 3 Days Training on Leadership Effectiveness and Managerial Effectives for Senior Managers and Middle Managers of Mangalam Timber Products Limited (MTPL), B.K. Birla Group of Companies, during March and October 2012 (Conducted with Prof. M.N. Tripathi and Fr. George Joseph of XIMB).
  • 2 Days Training for Court Managers on Recruitment and Selection, Performance Appraisal and Performance Management at Orissa Judicial Academy during April 2012.
  • 2007

  • 5 Days HRM Training for IOFS officers at Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode during June, 2007
  • 2006-07

  • 3 Days Assessment Centre for Bharti Airtel Executives, 2006 & 2007 at XIMB (with Prof. M.G. Jomon of Xavier Labour Relations Institute, Jamshedpur, India).



  • Nominated for the New Educator Award of Organizational Behavior Teaching Society (OBTS), USA Management Educators Society based on his paper, “Storytelling as a Pedagogical Experiment toward Local Narratives: A Postmodern Perspective for Sustainable Student Centric Teaching” presented in Organizational Behavior Teaching Conference in 2012 at Brock University, St. Catherines, Ontario, Canada. In 2013, OBTS provided a Letter of Commendation from Dr. David S. Bright, Chair of the Search Committee for New Educator Award to this effect.

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