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About Me:
Presently Professor in the functional area Human Resource Management and Organizational Behaviour I have been teaching at the Faculty since December 1989.  I have pursued my education from University of Delhi from graduation onwards. I have a B.A. (Hons.) Psychology, M.A. (Psychology) and M.Phil (Psychology) specializing in Organizational Behaviour. I received Ph.D in Management and worked on "Innovative Human Reosurce Practices in Select organizations".  My doctoral work received a citation award from American Society for Training and Development (ASTD).

I am also a recipient of Career Award for Young Teachers from AICTE for the year 2001-2002. I have also completed the International Teachers Programme (ITP) from Kelogg School of Management, USA. 
I have been a keen researcher and published in national and international journals. I ahve also been collaborating with researchers at international level. 
Alongside I have been associated with administrative work in the university. I was the Deputy Dean (Foreign Students) of the University of Delhi for four years and presently I am the Provost of University Hostel for Women. 

I am associated with a number of International Journals in the Editorial Review Member. I have a range of research interest  with primary focus on Innovative HR practices, Organizational Commitment, Work-Life issues, Career Management, CSR, Gender and Higher Education. 
B.A. (Hons.) Psychology; M.A. (Psychology); M.Phil (Psychology), Ph.D (Management); ITP (Kelloggs)
Academic Experience:
I have been teaching at the Faculty of Management for more than 26 years now and have also been associated with research
Areas of Interest/Specialisation:
Human Resource Management; Organizational Behaviour
Books/Working Papers:
Agarwala, T. (2007) Strategic Human Resource Management Oxford University Press
Select List of Conference Presentations 1. “Relationship of work-family culture and organizational commitment from a multidimensional perspective: A three country study”, accepted for the 4th Biennial Conference of Indian Academy of Management (an affiliate of Academy of Management) organised by IIM, Lucknow Noida Campus, 11-13 December 2015. 2. “Organizational Ethical Performance: Role of Corporate Social Responsibility”, Global Summit on Corporate Social Responsibility, jointly organized by IIM, Raipur, Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs (India) and National Law School of India University (Bangalore), 15-16 May 2015 at India International Center, New Delhi (Co-authored: Tanuja Agarwala and Moumita Acharyya) 3. “Influence of Managerial Support to Work-Life Conflict and Employees Organizational Commitment: An International Comparison for India, Peru and Spain”, 12th International Human Resource Management Conference, Dream,Discover, Dare, Innovations in the global village: Role of International HRM. (Co- authored: Agarwala, T; Castillo, E.; Gartzia, L.; Munz, M; Arizkuren, A; Andreu, D; Brito, A; and Fuchs, R.), Gurgaon, Delhi, 10th – 13th December, 2012 4. “The Relationship between Workplace Training and Organizational Commitment in Manufacturing Firms: Evidence from India”, presented at the 7th International Conference of AHRD – Asia, NIDA, Bangkok, 2008 5. “Continuum of Corporate Environmental Initiatives and Strategies: An Empirical Study from India”, presented at the 4th International Conference on CSR, London Metropolitan University, 2005 6. “A Study of Corporate Ecological Responsiveness and Corporate Motivations for Adopting Environmental Initiatives among Organizations High and Low on Environmental performance”, presented at the 3rd International Conference on CSR, Udaipur, India, 2005. 7. “Corporate Responsibility for the Natural Environment: Evolution and Institutionalization”, 5th International Conference on Enrichment of Human Life: Issues and Challenges, University of Delhi, 2005. 8. “Employee Perception of Performance of HRD Practices: Has it improved over Time?” 3 rd Asian Regional Conference of AHRD, Seoul, Korea, 2004. PARTICIPATION IN WORKSHOPS & SEMINARS 1. (2011) Participant in Panel Discussion forum on “Good Governance” organized as part of Vibrant Gujarat 2011, Gandhinagar, Gujarat, 11th January. 2. (2010) Invited discussant in a workshop of academics on “Indian Management Education & Research” organized by Emerald Group Publishing to map the development of management education research and publication in India, India International Centre (IIC), Delhi, 11th January. 3. (2009) Participated in the 1st National Consultation on Promotion and Practice Of Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) organized by Global Compact Network (GCN), AIMA, and PiC (Partners in Change), The Qutab, Clarion Collection, Shaheed Jeet Singh Marg, New Delhi, 16th December. 4. (2009) Participated in National Consultation on “Foreign Providers in Indian Higher Education: Issues of Entry, Regulation and Models of Engagement” jointly organized by National University of Educational Planning & Administration (NEUPA) & India International Centre, Conference Room, IIC, New Delhi, 17th August 5. (2009) Attended seminar and Panel Discussion on the theme “Transforming India: Telecom is done. What Next?” organized by India Think Tank- an initiative of C-DOT alumni on the occasion of 25 years of C-DOT, Taj Mahal Hotel, New Delhi. 26th August. 6. (2009) Two-day “Case Writing Workshop” organized by Indian School of Business (ISB) in partnership with the Richard Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario, Canada, at ISB, Hyderabad, January 31st – February 1st. 7. (2008) Two- day Conference on “Life after 360 Degree Feedback and Assessment Development Centres- Identifying and Nurturing Leaders”, organized by TVRLS, Ahmedabad, and jointly led by Prof T.V.Rao and Prof S. Ramnarayan, at India Habitat Centre, Delhi, 15th - 16th December. 8. (2008) One-day “ISB-HBS Conclave on Case Teaching and Faculty Development” jointly organized by ISB and Harvard Business School at Indian School of Business (ISB), Hyderabad, 13th February. 9. (2003) One- day seminar on “Gender and Management” jointly organized by Women’s Studies and Development Centre & FMS, University of Delhi, at UDSC, New Delhi, 15th January. 10. (2002) One-day Seminar on “Work – life Balance- A Quest for Professional Excellence with Personal/ Family Well- being”, jointly organized by International Management Institute (IMI), New Delhi and National HRD Network, Delhi Chapter, at IMI Campus, 21st December. 11. (2002) Two- day Workshop on Emotional Intelligence and the Passionate Organization at Le Meridian, New Delhi on 26th and 27th June 2002. 12. (2002) Participated in a discussion on “Management Education: Critical Issues and Future Concerns”, organized by the Centre for Applied Behavioural Science Studies and Action Research, UDSC, at University of Delhi South Campus, New Delhi, 4th May. 13. (1998) Attended the Retreat on Developing Organizations for the 21st Century: Reflections & New Options, at MDI Campus, Gurgaon, November 5th – 7th. 14. (1997) Attended one day seminar Progressive HR Practices (Amity HRD Excellence Award) organized by National HRD Network (Delhi Chapter) and Amity Business School, Noida, 12th July. 15. (1991) Participated in the South Asian Regional Workshop on “Entrepreneurship Development in Management Education”, organised by AMDISA (Association of Management Development Institutions in South Asia) & sponsored by CCMS (Canadian Consortium of Management Schools) & CIDA (Canadian International Development Agency) at Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai, India, June 17th to 29th.
Other Professional Experience:
1. Member, Women in Higher Education Management (WHEM) Network, An international research consortium 2. Guest editor "Gender in Management: An International Journal" Vol. 30, No.5, 2015. 3. Member, Technical Program Committee, Global Science & Technology Forum (GSTF), Singapore, April 2011- present 4. Member, Editorial Board and Co-Editor, International Journal on GSTF Business Review (GBR), April 2011- present 5. Associate Member, Centre for Equality and Diversity at Work, Manchester Business School, University of Manchester, UK, 2007 to 2012 6. Associate Member, Diversity and Equality in Careers and Employment Research Centre (DECER), Norwich Business School, University of East Anglia, UK, 2007 to 2012 7. Member Editorial Review Board, Gender in Management- An International Journal, November, 2008 - present 8. Member Editorial Advisory Board, Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion, a double peer reviewed International Journal,2006 - 31.12.2016 9. Member Editorial Board, Social Responsibility Journal (International Journal), 2006 -2007 10. Member AHRD Scholar-Practitioner Communications Subcommittee, 2005 Review Committee of Journals/ Conferences (International) 1. Reviewer for the 2010 Arabian Society for HRM International Conference to be held at Bahrain, March 29 – 31, 2010. 2. Reviewer of Articles for International Journals: • Human Resource Development Review (HRDR), published by Sage for the Academy of HRD, USA, (June 2002- till date) • Human Resource Development International (HRDI) • Group & Organization Management (GOM), 2008 till date • Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion, 2006 till date • Asian Journal of Social Sciences (March 2009- till date) • Gender in Management – an International Journal (2009- ) • African Journal of Business Management (2013) • Asia Pacific Journal of Management (APJM) 2012- • Employee Relations and many others 3. Reviewer of Articles for the Annual International Research Conference of Academy of HRD, USA since 2002. 4. Reviewer of Manuscripts for OUP, McMillan India Ltd.
Papers Presented:
KEYNOTE ADDRESS, GUEST SEMINARS/ PANELIST I. International 1. (2009, June 10th) Speaker in Panel Discussion on “Turning Crisis into Opportunity: the Case of India- Indonesia Economic Development and Relations” at Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia, New Delhi. The theme of my presentation was- Inter-educational Institutions Co-operation to Restrain the Negative Impact of Global Economic Downturn on HRD in Developing Countries. 2. (2007, March 21st) Research Seminar “Employee Perception of Performance of HRD Practices: Has it Improved over Time?” at Norwich Business School, University of East Anglia, UK. 3. (2005, September 12th) Extraordinary Research Seminar on “An Organizational Behaviour Perspective of Corporate Ecological Responsiveness” at School of HRM, Kingston University Business School, Kingston, Surrey, London, UK. II. National 1. (2014, February 16) Panelist at the 1st HR Conclave on Gender Sensitization at Workplace: Redefining Corporate HR Culture in the session “Ousting Sexual Harassment: The Mandate of the Law” organized by Center for Management Studies, NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad, 15-16 February 2014. 1. (2010, November 30th) Speaker at Orientation programme for ICCR (Indian Council for Cultural Relations) scholars from countries outside India studying in Delhi, organized by ICCR, New Delhi. 2. (2009, January 17th) delivered Keynote address on “HR Challenges in Times of Recession” at the Seminar organized by ICFAI National College, NOIDA on the theme “Double Whammy of Global Financial Meltdown and Impending Recession: Challenges and Opportunities”, NOIDA. 3. (2008, March 1st) Seminar “Strategic Human Resource Management” at IMSAR, MDI University, Rohtak, Haryana (India), organized by Oxford University Press and MDI University Rohtak. 4. (2007, September 14th) Delivered a lecture on “Managing Careers” to participants of Top Level Refresher Course for officers of Ordinance Factories organized by National Academy of Defence Production, Nagpur at Barog, near Simla. 5. (2006, March 17th) keynote address “Current Status and Innovations in Performance Appraisal of Existing Scientists in Private Sector” at the National Seminar on experience Sharing for Innovations in Scientific Recruitments and Assessments (17-18 March, 2006) organized under the aegis of the new R & D initiative of RAC ON “Development of Advanced Technologies on Scientific Performance Measurement”, at Recruitment and Assessment Centre (RAC), of the Defence Research & Development Organization (DRDO), Ministry of Defence, Delhi. 6. (2006, April 24th) keynote address on “Multiattribute System for Scientific Assessment and Promotion” at the One-day workshop for Chairpersons and Core Members of Assessment Boards. The workshop was organized by the Recruitment and Assessment Centre (RAC), of the Defence Research & Development Organization (DRDO), Ministry of Defence, Delhi. 7. (2006, December 8th) Guest lecture “Creating the People’s Edge” at the Continuing Education programme (CEP) organized by Defence Institute of Psychological Research (DIPR) for DRDO Scientists, DIPR, Delhi.
Research Papers/Projects:
I. International (Peer Reviewed/ Refereed) 1. Agarwala, T., A. Arizkuren-Eleta, E. Del Castillo, M. Muniz-Ferrer and L. Gartzia (2014) “Influence of managerial support on work-life conflict and organizational commitment: an international comparison for India, Peru and Spain”, International Journal of Human Resource Management, 25 (10), 1460-1483. 2. E. Del Castillo, Fuchs Ángeles, R.M, Linares, S.V., A. Arizkuren-Eleta and Agarwala, T. (2013) “Balance trabajo-familia: Cultura, nivel de conflicto y voluntad de permanencia en la empresa”, Journal of Business de la Universidad del Pacífico, Vol. 3 (1), 1-12 3. Eleta, A.A., Aurtenetxe, B., Castillo, E. D., Fuchs, R.M., Muniz, M., Agarwala, T. (2011) “Analysis de la Utilizacion de Practicas de Conciliacion Laboral en Las Organizaciones”, Boletin de Estudios Economicos, LXVI (203), 315-336. 4. Agarwala, T. (2008) “Factors Influencing Career Choice of Management Students in India”, Career Development International, Special Issue on "Choosing a Career in Management: An Interdisciplinary Multicultural Perspective", 13 (4), 362-376. 5. Agarwala, T. (2005) “Corporate Environmental Strategy: A Perspective & a Theoretical Framework”, Social Responsibility Journal, an International Journal published by the Social Responsibility Research Network (SRRNet), 1 (3/4), 167 – 178. 6. Agarwala, T. (2005) “Innovative Human Resource Practices in Select Organizations: A Study from India”, ASTD 2005 Research-to-Practice Conference Proceedings, (ed.) Carliner, S. and Sugrue, B., published by ASTD, 19 – 26. 7. Agarwala, T. (2003) “Innovative Human Resource Practices and Organizational Commitment: An Empirical Investigation”, International Journal of Human Resource Management, 14 (2), 175 - 197. II. Peer Reviewed Journals (National) 1. Taneja, A. & Agarwala, T. (2015) “Analysis of satisfaction from work-life balance practices & employer brand experience among different service sectors in India” GD Goenka Business Review: A biannual research journal of school of management, GD Goenka University, Vol. 1, No.2, pp. 1-8, July- December 2. Bhatnagar, N. & Agarwala, T. (2015) “Management Education and Employability: The Current Scenario”, AIMA Journal of Management & Research, E- Journal, Vol. 9 (2/4), ISSN 0974- 497, May, Article No. 4. 3. Acharyya, M. & Agarwala, T. (2014) “Role of integrated corporate social responsibility approach in promoting corporate social performance”, ASPIRARE: An International Journal of Commerce & Management, Vol. 1, September, 70-88. 4. Singh, A. & Agarwala, T. (2011) “Software Services Industry Context and Performance Management”, Vision, 15 (1), 49 – 59. 5. Agarwala, T. (2005) “The Future is not what it used to be: Some Reflections on Management Education”, Indian Journal of Training and Development, 35 (3), 11 – 25. 6. Agarwala, T. (2003) “Environmental Ethics and Responsibility of Business”, Endeavour: A quarterly Journal of Meerut Management Association, 76, 5 - 11 (Invited Paper). 7. Agarwala, T. (2002) “The Practice of HRD: Internal Customers’ View,” Vision: The Journal of Business Perspective, 6 (1), 25 – 32. 8. Agarwala, T. (2002) “Human Resource Management: The Emerging Trends.” Indian Journal of Industrial Relations, 37 (3), 315 – 331. 9. Agarwala, T. (1998) “Human Resource Management: The Challenges Ahead.” Indian Journal of Training and Development, XXVIII (3), 1 – 10. 10. Agarwala, T. & Saxena, M. (1989) “Managerial Strategy Utilization as a Function of Level of Organizational Success: A Comparative Study.” Indian Journal of Behaviour, 13 (1), 15 -23. 11. Agarwala, T. & Chadha, N. K. (1989) “Need Satisfaction and Job Involvement Among Supervisors and Workers in a Private Sector Organization: A Study.” Advances in Psychology, 4 (1), 19 – 24. 12. Agarwala, T. & Chadha, N. K. (1987) “Relationship of Background Variables to Need Satisfaction and Job Involvement in a Private Sector Organization” Indian Journal of Behaviour, 11 (4), 23 – 29. III. CHAPTERS IN EDITED BOOKS 1. Agarwala, T. (2016) “Shattered Dream of a University Professor” In Followership in Action- Cases and Commentaries (Ed.) R. Koonce, M. C. Bligh, M. Carsten, & M. Hurwitz, PP. 109-118. Emerald Publishing House, UK. ISBN: 1785609483, 9781785609480 2. Agarwala, T. (2012) “Assessment and Evaluation”, In International Human Resource Development: Learning, Education and Training for Individuals and Organizations, 3rd Edition (Ed.) John P Wilson, Kogan Page, London, 363 – 383. 3. Agarwala, T. (2010) “Stories of Success in Emerging Markets in India”, In International Research Handbook on Successful Women Entrepreneurs, (Ed.) Sandra Fielden & Marilyn Davidson, Centre for Equality and Diversity at Work, Manchester Business School, Edward Elgar Publishing, UK, 84 - 97. 4. Agarwala, T. (2001) “Strategic Leadership: The Vehicle of Change”, In Designing and Developing Organisations for Tomorrow (Ed.), Prof. Anup Singh, Prof. Rajen K. Gupta and Prof. Abad Ahmad, Response Books (Sage Publications), New Delhi, 62-76. 5. Agarwala, T. (2000) “The Recruitment Process”, In Human Resource Management (Ed.) Dr N.K.Chadha, Shri Sai Publishers, Delhi, 101 – 130. IV. Editorials 1. Agarwala, T. (2015) “Gender Hierarchy to Gender Equality: agenda for transition in higher education”, Guest Editor Special issue on Women in Academia, Gender in Management: An International Journal, 30 (5), 338-342. 2. Agarwala, T. (2014) Editor, Proceedings of the 4th Annual International Conference on Business Strategy and Organizational behavior (BizStrategy 2014), Published by Global Science and Technology Forum (GSTF), Singapore, ISBN 2251- 1970. 3. Agarwala, T. (2013) Editor Proceedings of the 3rd Annual International Conference on Business Strategy and Organizational behavior (BizStrategy 2013), Published by Global Science and Technology Forum (GSTF), Singapore, ISBN 2251- 1970. 4. Agarwala, T. (2012) Editor Proceedings of the 2nd Annual International Conference on Business Strategy and Organizational behavior (BizStrategy 2012), Published by Global Science and Technology Forum (GSTF), Singapore, ISBN 2251- 1970. 5. Agarwala, T. (2011) Editor Proceedings of the 1st Annual International Conference on Business Strategy and Organizational behavior (BizStrategy 2011), Published by Global Science and Technology Forum (GSTF), Singapore, ISBN 978- 981- 08- 8408- 6. 6. Agarwala, T. ( ) Editor, Reading List Assist on the topic Human Resource Development: Strategies and Systems, Published by Emerald Group Publishing Ltd., UK, Online Resource. V. Articles in Conference Proceedings (Full Refereed Papers/ Double blind- Peer Reviewed) 1. R. Maria Fuchs, E. Del Castillo, Sandra, C. Vera, A. Arizkuren-Eleta, Agarwala, T. (2012) “Work-Family Balance: Culture and Conflict level will stay in Business”, Proceedings of the AACSB-CLADEA XLVII Annual Meeting 2012, at Peru 22- 24 October 2012, hosted by ESAN University, Lima, Peru, S.NO. 579. 2. Agarwala, T. (2008), “The Relationship between Workplace Training and Organizational Commitment in Manufacturing Firms: Evidence from India”, In Human Resource Development in Asia: Ethics and Quality of Work-Life for Sustainable Development, 7th International Conference of the Academy of HRD (Asia Chapter) Proceedings, 3-6 November, 2008, Bangkok, 411 – 419. 3. Agarwala, T. (2005), “Corporate Ecological Responsiveness, Ethical Climate and Managerial Attitudes: A Comparative Study of Organisation’s High and Low Environmental Performance”, Sixth International Conference on HRD Research & Practice Across Europe - 'Human Resource Development, Addressing the Value', (Proceedings on CD) Leeds Metropolitan University, UK 25-27 May, 2005, 1 - 12. 4. Agarwala, T. (2005), “Innovative Human Resource Practices in Select Organizations: A Study from India” (Ed.) Carliner, S. and Sugrue, B., ASTD 2005 Research-to-Practice Conference Proceedings, 5-9 June, 2005, Orlando, Florida, published by ASTD, 19– 26. 5. Agarwala, T. (2004) “Employee Perception of Performance of HRD Practices: Has it Improved over Time?” In Human Resource Development in Asia: Harmony and Partnership, (Ed.) Moon, Yong-Lin; Osman-Gani, A.M.; Shinil, K.; Roth, Gene L. & Oh, Hunseok, 3rd Third Asian Conference of the Academy of HRD- USA and Korean Academy of HRD Proceedings, published by Korea Academy of Human Resource Development (KAHRD), 20- 23 November, Seoul, 662 – 670. 6. Agarwala, T. (2002), “Innovative Human Resource Practices and HRD Climate: A Comparison of Automobile and IT Industries”, In Human Resource Development in Asia: Trends and Challenges, (Ed.) Pareek, U; Osman-Gani, A. M.; Ramnarayan, S. & Rao, T. V., First International Conference on Human resources Development in Asia Proceedings, Academy of HRD- USA and India, Oxford & IBH Pub. Co. Pvt Ltd., New Delhi, IIM Bangalore, India, 28th-29th October 2002, 3 – 10. 7. Agarwala, T. (2001), “Innovative Human Resource Practices and Organizational Commitment: An Empirical Investigation”, (Ed.) Aliaga, O. A., AHRD 2001 International Conference,Tulsa,Oklahoma, 28th Feb–March 4th 2001, Vol.2,743–750. VI. Case Analysis 1. Agarwala, T. (2005), “Competency Development at Indian Oil”, Vision: The Journal of Business Perspective, 9 (3), 87 – 95. 2. Agarwala, T. (2006), “North Delhi Power Ltd.: Dynamics of Change”, Vikalpa, 31 (2), April- June, 147 – 154. VII. Popular Articles 1. Agarwala, T. (2003) “Leadership Paradigms”, Leadership for a Lifetime, Brochure printed on the occasion of the Annual Convention of Faculty of Management Studies, University of Delhi, in celebration of 50 years of FMS, 29th November, 17 – 18 (Invited Viewpoint).
Research interests:
Work-Life Balance, Organizational Commitment, Gender, Higher Education, HR Innovations, Career Management, Corporate Social Responsibility and International HRM.