17th National HRD Network National (NHRDN) Conference Call for Papers- Corporate

Dear Friends:

I am delighted to communicate to you that the 17th National HRD Network National (NHRDN) Conference is being organized at Kolkata between November 21-23, 2013. The Theme for this year's National Conference is "Building Sustainable Organizations.....Agenda for India Inc". The conference would address Sustainability from 3 unique, albeit complimentary verticals: Society, Organization and Individual.

An integral part of this Conference would be Research Paper Presentation. We propose to publish a Book compiling the best research papers on the various sub-themes of the Conference indicated below:

  • Fast Pace of Growth Vs Sustainability. Is there a Clash?
  • Policy & Legal Framework for Inclusiveness and Sustainability.
  • Building Sustainable Institutions through Inclusiveness.
  • Agenda for creating Engaged Workforce.
  • Creating Harmony of Workplace: Addressing aspiration at the bottom of the pyramid.
  • Integration of Work & Life.
  • Managing aspirations, meaning and purpose in life: Role of Workplace spirituality.
  • Helping employees (Gen Y) to manage a sustainable career and guard against early burnout.

In light of the above, we are approaching leading companies in India for their participation. We invite you to urge the members of your esteemed Organization to please participate by submitting Research Papers. Contributions should be:

  • Theoretical/ Concept based including Models and Synthesis or Review papers
  • Research based articles. Particularly Research on breaking new grounds
  • Experiential case research
  • Best practices / Experiences /Case study (duly supported by data and anecdotes)

We are well aware that your Organization encourages its employees to adopt new approaches, carry out different experimentations for finding solutions to various issues which are becoming increasingly complex over time. You may please encourage your members to document some of these experiences in the form of case study/best practices etc. We believe both academia and corporate world will significantly benefit if such valuable experiences are documented.

The research papers would be evaluated by a committee of eminent academicians and practitioners who are thought leaders in their respective fields. We are extremely privileged to have Dr. T.V Rao as the Mentor for this entire initiative.

The authors of the best 3 Research Papers would be invited to Kolkata to present their papers in the Conference to be held from 21 -23 Nov'13.

All research papers have to be sent to NHRDNconferncepaper13@yahoo.co.in no later than 31st of August-2013. All contributions must be restricted to a maximum of 3000 words.

A general guideline and declaration form is attached hereby for your reference. The declaration form needs to be filled up by the author(s) and a scanned copy, duly signed by the author(s) has to be submitted along with the paper. We intend to finalise selection of papers by October'13. So it is our earnest request to the authors to please adhere to the submission deadline of 31st Aug'13.

NHRDN, through this initiative, is working towards highlighting valuable knowledge based on rigorous researches and providing due recognition at the national level. We are looking forward to your kind cooperation in this regard.

We would also like to request you share the coordinates of the relevant person with whom we can follow up and take it further. We once again request you to please urge your employees to send their valuable contributions. We eagerly look forward to receiving a number of papers from your esteemed Organization.

Thanking you
Research & Publication Committee

Research & Publication Committee

  • Dr TV Rao : Mentor
  • Dr NM Agrawal - IIM Bangalore) : Chairman
  • Prof MG Jomon - XLRI Jamshedpur) : Co - Chairman
  • Dr Imon Ghosh (Academy of HRD)
  • Ms Meena Wilson : Centre for Creative Leadership
  • Prof Biju Varkkey: IIM Ahmedabad
  • Prof S Ramnarayan : ISB Hyderabad
  • Dr PVR Murthy : Managing Editor, NHRDN Journal
  • Dr. Chandrima Banerjee, Vice President (HR), SREI Sahaj/Editor, Kolkata Kindle/Vice President, NHRDN, Kolkata
  • Mr. Rajib Kumar, Hon. Secretary, NHRDN, Kolkata/CEO, Material World Consultants
  • Mr. Indranil Banerjee, Sr. Manager (HR), WBSEDL
  • Dr. Rana Bandopadhyay, Sr. Manager (P & A), WBSEDL

Contribution Guidelines

Declaration Form




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