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Madhukar Shukla

Dr. Madhukar Shukla

Chairperson, FACES, Professor

Functional Area

Organizational Behaviour Strategic Management
Brief Profile

Designation : Chairperson, Fr Arrupe Centre for Ecology & Sustainability & Professor (OB & Strategic Management)

Qualification : PhD (Humanities & Social Sciences) Indian Instt of Technology, Kanpur (India)

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Functional Area : Organizational Behaviour and Strategic Management

Experience Detail
  1. Professor (Organisational Behaviour & Strategic Management), XLRI, Jamshedpur, 1990-present
  2. Visiting Professor (O.B. & Strategic Management), ESADE Barcelona (Spain), 1993-94, under GOI-EFMD Exchange Programme.
  3. Management Consultant, 1988-90.
  4. Faculty (Organisational Behaviour), Administrative Staff College of India, Hyderabad (India), 1985-90.
  5. Consultant (HRD), National Productivity Council, India, 1980-85.
Areas of Professional Interest
  1. Social Entrepreneurship: Designed an elective course on this subject; created and moderate an online community of practitioners, academics and students in the SE field; Member of Advisory Council of University Network for Social Entrepreneurship.
  2. Innovation & Creativity: Designed and offer an elective course on this subject; have offered training workshops to organizations
  3. Cross Cultural Management: Designed and offer an elective course on this subject; have offered training workshops to organizations; developed a critical-incident-based training module available at
  4. Organisational Design, Development & Change: Designed and offer a course on this subject; have offered training workshops to organizations; provided consultancy to organizations on organization design and change; published a book on the subject (see below)
  5. Learning Organisation & Knowledge Management: Designed and offer an elective on this subject; have offered training workshops to organizations; published a book on the subject (see below)
  1. Shukla, M, Social Entrepreneurship in India: Quarter Idealism and a Pound of Pragmatism. New Delhi: Sage Publication, 2020.
  2. Shukla, M, Developing Leadership in Global Era: HRD Perspectives and Initiatives (co-edited with Uma Jain & Udai Pareek). New Delhi: McMillan India, 2005.
  3. Shukla, M, Competing through Knowledge: Building a Learning Organisation. New Delhi, Response Books, Sage Publication, 1997.
  4. Shukla, M, Understanding Organisations: Organisation Theory and Practice in India. New Delhi: Prentice-Hall of India, 1996.
  5. Shukla, M, Productivity Agreements. New Delhi: National Productivity Council, 1984.
Journal/ Book Articles
  1. Shukla, M., Social Enterprises – Scale and Sustainability. In N. Srinivasan (Ed.) State of India’s Livelihood Report 2018. New Delhi: Access Development Services, 2019.
  2. Shukla, M., Democratizing Information in India: Role of Community Radios as a Developmental Intervention, Vision: The Journal of Business Perspective, December 2014, vol. 18, no. 4, 349-352
  3. Shukla, M., Potentials and Possibilities. In S. Datta, Orlanda Ruthven and V Sharma (Eds.) State of India’s Livelihood Report 2011. New Delhi: Sage Publications, 2012.
  4. Shukla, M., (with Smitu Malhotra), SEWA: Creating Women Entrepreneurs. In Vinnie Jauhari & Charla Griffy Brown (Eds), Women Technology & Entrepreneurship. New Delhi, Ess Ess Publications, 2008.
  5. Shukla, M., “Crafting” the Future of Work in India: Towards a Socially Relevant HR. In Pritam Singh, Jyotsana Bhatnagar, and Asha Bhandarkar (Eds) Future of Work: Mastering Change. New Delhi, Excel Books, 2006.
  6. Shukla, M, Revisiting Knowledge: where is the knower in Knowledge management. In Udai Pareek, Aahad M Osman-Ghani, S Ramnarayan and TV Rao (Eds.) Human Resource Development in Asia: Trends and Challenges. New Delhi: Oxford & IBH Publishing Co, 2002.
  7. Shukla, M, Strategising research for technological innovation, Productivity, 1998, 39(2), 204-210.
  8. Shukla, M, Corporate strategy as a competitive advantage, Indian Management, 1995 (January), 11-28.
  9. Shukla, M, The learning edge: Building capabilities for competitive advantages. In K B Akhilesh, L Prasad and P Singh (Eds.) Evolving Performing Organisations through People. New Delhi: New Age International Publishers, 1995.
  10. Shukla, M, Building corporate culture for transformation, Productivity, 1994, 35(3), 419-428.
  11. Shukla, M, Corporate failures: Why organisations fail to learn, Productivity, 1994, 34(4), 629-639.
  12. Shukla, M, Developing managerial creativity, Indian Journal of Training and Development, 1990 (May-Aug)
  13. Shukla, M, Managerial stress experiences: A survey, Productivity, 1990, 30(4), 402-408.
  14. Shukla, M, The Innovator and the Mandarin, ASCI Journal of Management, 1989, 19(1), 16-27.
  15. Shukla, M, Blocks to creativity, Excellence in Supervision, 1989 (Nov-Dec)
  16. Shukla, M, What is creativity, Excellence in Supervision, 1989 (Sept-Oct)
  17. Shukla, M, Productivity Agreements: Impact on Industrial Relations Scenario, ASCI Journal of Management, 1988, 18(1), 24-45.
  18. Shukla, M, The creative individual: A study of organisational stereotypes, ASCI Journal of Management, 1987, 16(2), 161-179.
  19. Shukla, M, Effective trainer: Some personality correlates, Productivity, 1986, 26(4), 343-348. (with Geeta Saxena)
  20. Shukla, M, Tapping creativity in small groups, Management Review, 1986, 1, 41-45.
  21. Shukla, M, Managing creative talents, Indian Management, 1985 (Feb), 17.
  22. Shukla, M, Grievance management: Concept and approach, Indian Management, 1982, 21(6), 16-18.
  23. Shukla, M, Work alienation: Its attitudinal consequences on industrial workers, Indian Psychological Review, 1976, 13(2), 18-23. (with Purnima Agarwal)
Teaching Cases
  1. WGA: The HR Gauntlet.
  2. Power of Networks: The Turnaround of Danish Economy
  3. The Net that Changed the World
  4. Making of the New Economy: Tulipmania, Dotcoms and Thereafter
  5. Sir Isaac Newton: The Person behind the Genius
  6. Asea Brown Boveri: The Global Learning Company
  7. British Airways: Learning as a Means of Organisational Turnaround
  8. Chaparral Steel: The Learning Factory
  9. Citicorp Inc.: Learning to Innovate
  10. General Electric: Learning as Cultural Transformation
  11. Xerox Corporation: Learning to Cope with Environmental Turbulence
  12. Coal India Ltd: Restructuring to Integrate
Presentations in Professional Conferences
  1. Shukla, M, Poverty Alleviation Initiatives in India. Video presentation in 2014 PRME Anti-Poverty Group & INCAE Conference on “Leveraging Innovative and Cross-Country Learning for Poverty Reduction: Climbing the Economic Ladder — Examples from and for Nicaragua”, July 28-30, 2014. INCAE. Francisco de Sola Campus, Managua, Nicaragua.
  2. Shukla, M, Gerard Farias and Tata L. Raghuram, The Growing Social Entrepreneurship Ecosystem in India: Innovation in Action. Paper presented in 2012 Research Colloquium on Social Entrepreneurship, July 16-19, 2012 Skoll Center for Social Entrepreneurship, University of Oxford.
  3. Shukla, M, Landscape of Social Entrepreneurship in India. Paper presented in 3rd Research Colloquium on Social Entrepreneurship, June 27-29, 2010, Skoll Center for Social Entrepreneurship, Said Business School, University of Oxford.
  4. Shukla, M, Revisiting Knowledge: Where’s the Knower in Knowledge Management? Paper presented in 1st Asian HRD Conference, October 28-29, 2002, IIM Bangalore.
  5. Shukla, M, Internal Trainer: Some Role Dilemmas. Paper presented in the Annual Conference of Indian Society for Training & Development, Dec 1988, Hyderabad.
  6. Shukla, M, Social Scientist as the Change Agent: The Ethical Issues. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of Indian Society of Applied Behavioural Science, June 1988, Jaipur.
  7. Shukla, M, Productivity Agreements: The Indian Experience. Theme Paper presented at the Workshop on Productivity Agreements, organized by National Productivity Council, May 4-5 1983, Mumbai.
  8. Shukla, M, Work Alienation among Industrial Workers. Paper presented at the 14th Annual Conference of Indian Academy of Applied Psychology, Dec 27-29, 1976, IIT Kharagpur.
Conference Keynote Addresses
  1. Alliances for Service-Learning: Extending the Links to Social Enterprises. 7th Annual Service-Learning Seminar, organized by Fu Jen Catholic University, Taiwan, March 18, 2011.
  2. Development and Governance. Development Summit, organized by Central University of Bihar, March 11-12, 2011.
  3. Past, Present and Future of Social Entrepreneurship in India. 1st Social Entrepreneurship Convention: iPreneur, organized by Tata Institute of Social Sciences, February 11-12, 2011.
  4. HR as a Profit Center. 34th ISTD National Convention, organized by ISTD, January 29-31, 2004.
  5. Role of HRD in Knowledge Management. CII HR Convention, November 27-28, 2003, Kolkata.
  6. Transformational Leadership: From Personal Trait to Organisational Process. Eastern India Leadership Summit, organized by NHRD and ISTD, January 17-18, 2003, Kolkata.
  7. Role of Human Resource Development in Knowledge Management. 1st Asian HRD Conference, IIM Bangalore, October 28-29, 2002.
  8. Two Faces of Knowledge Management. QAI Colloquium Series on Knowledge Management, July 14-15 2001, Bangalore.
  9. Competitive Economy, Competent People: What do they mean for the HR Professionals. Annual Conference of NIPM (Southern Regional Chapter) on Competitive Economy, Competent People, November 24-25, 2000, Mysore.
  10. Learning Orgnisations: Need, Models and Options. National Convention on Meeting HRD Challenges of 21st Century, organized by National HRD Network, August 21-23, 1999, Jaipur.
Magazine/Newspaper Articles
  1. Shukla, M, Making of Social Entrepreneurs, Small Change, 2007 (January), 32-35.
  2. Shukla, M, Future of Work & Employment in India, Small Change, 2006 (October).
  3. Shukla, M., Megafunds and Development, Small Change, 2006 (August),
  4. Shukla, M, Revisiting Bottom of the Pyramid, 2006 (June-July), Small Change, 35.
  5. Shukla, M, Making of HR the Wannbe, Human Capital, 2003 (June), 2224
  6. Shukla, M, Cross-Cultural Differences in Business Environment, Human Capital, 2002 (November)
  7. Shukla, M, Knowledge Workers: Implications for HR Practices, Business Standard, 2000 (March 28), 5.
  8. Shukla, M, (Un)learning about Job and Work, Business Today, 2000 (Jan 7-21), 141.
  9. Shukla, M, Empowering intrapreneurship, Business Today, 1997 (Oct 721), 141.
  10. Shukla, M, Miracle cure, Praxis Business Line, 1997 (March), 6-11.
  11. Shukla, M, Learning to learn, Praxis Business Line, 1996 (December), 18-25.
  12. Shukla, M, Four-fold flattening, Business Today, 1996 (Sept 7-21), 206.
  13. Shukla, M, Harnessing personal creativity, Business India, 1987 (Feb 921), 89-91.
  14. Shukla, M, Demythifying corporate innovativeness, Business India, 1986, June 30
  15. Shukla, M, Interpreting corporate reality, Business India, 1986, Dec 30Jan 12, 89-90.
  16. Shukla, M, Productivity Bargaining, The Hindustan Times, 1985 (January 26).
  17. Shukla, M. Womanpower: The Underutilised Resource, The Hindustan Times, 1984 (Dec. 20).
Professional Positions, Memberships & Contributions
  1. Member, Livelihood India Advisory Group, Access Development Services. 2010 –
  2. Member of Academic Board, School of Management and Labour Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai.
  3. President, National HRD Network (Eastern Region), 2008 – 2010
  4. Member of Advisory Council of University Network for Social Entrepreneurship.
  5. Past-Member of Academic Board, Narsi Munji Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai.
  6. Member of Expert Panel of the Public Enterprise Selection Board for the Study of Competencies of CEOs, 2002.
  7. Lead Assessor for Indian NGO Awards, 2007, 2008 & 2009.
  8. Former Member of Academic Council of Academy of HRD, India.
  9. Professional Member of Indian Society for Applied Behavioural Science (ISABS), India.
  10. Dean (Research) of Indian Society for Applied Behavioural Science (ISABS), India, 1993-95.
  11. Conference Coordinator/Organiser for the National Conference on Social Entrepreneurship, 2009 to 2017 held at XLRI Jamshedpur.
  12. Conference Coordinator/Organiser for the 5th National HR Conference: Bridging the Gap, January 28-29, 2006.
  13. Conference Coordinator/Organiser for the 4th National HR Conference: HR Confluence, December 20-21, 2003.
  14. Conference Coordinator/Organiser for the 3rd National HR Conference on Emerging Trends in HR: Practices & Options, December 22-23, 2001.
  15. Conference Coordinator/Organiser for the 2nd National HR Conference on Transformations in HR: The Benchmaks, December 18-19, 1999.
  16. Conference Coordinator/Organiser for the 1st National HR Conference on Best Practices in HR, December 13-14, 1997.
  17. MDP Coordinator, XLRI Jamshedpur, 1991-93.
  18. External Linkages Coordinator, XLRI Jamshedpur, 1997-98, 2005-2011  Alumni Coordinator, XLRI Jamshedpur, 1998-2000, 2005-09
Key Consultancy Projects
  1. SWOT Report for Jharkhand State Livelihood Promotion Society, 201315.
  2. Developing Institutional Arrangements for MARG (Multiple Action Research Group – a lawyers’ consortium involved in disseminating legal literacy to marginalized), 2006.
  3. Leadership Development Project for PU Leaders of Mahindra & Mahindra (FES), 2000-2001.
  4. Development of SAS Leadership Model for SAS Technologies (now Sasken Technologies), 1999-2000.
  5. OD Consultancy for Sri Ram Honda Ltd., 1995-96.
  6. Management Advisor to MTM Team with Timken India Ltd., 1994-present.
  7. OD Consultancy for National Dairy Development Board, 1992-93.
  8. OD Consultancy for ECC-L&T (Calcutta & Madras Region), 1988-89
  9. Consultancy project on Decision Making Process in Western Coalfields Ltd., 1987-88.
  10. Consultancy project on Organisational Arrangements for Coal India Ltd., 1986-87.
  11. Consultancy project on The Scope of Implementation of Participative Management Scheme for ONGC, Western Region, 1984.
Awards & Recognitions
  1. Best Management Book Award by Indian Society for Training & Development, 1998.
  2. Best Paper Award by Indian Society for Training & Development, 1991.
  3. Pandit Debi Sahai Gold Medal for standing First in B.A. Examination of 1974 of Lucknow University
  4. Dr Radha Kumud Mookerjee Gold Medal for obtaining highest percentage of marks in BA Part-II Examination of Lucknow University.
  5. UGC Merit Scholarship in M.A.
  6. National Merit Scholarship in Intermediate
  7. UP Board Merit Scholarship in High School