Hardik Shah

Hardik Shah

Assistant Professor

Area: Human Resource Management
Email: hshah@imt.edu

PhD (Nirma university)


HRM, Organizational Development, Psychological Testing, Organizational Behavior, Strategic Staffing, Compensation & Reward Management


Managing Project Teams, Appreciative Inquiry & Leadership, Employee Engagement, Managing Gen Y



Research and Publications


  • Verma, P., and Shah, H., (Eds.), (2014). Work Life Balance- A Global Perspective. Wisdom Publications, New Delhi.
  • Verma, P., and Shah, H., (Eds.), (2013). Appreciative Inquiry- Concepts and Applications. Academy of HRD, Ahmedabad.
  • Shah, H. (2009). Exploring and Managing Learned Helplessness among R&D Professionals – An Empirical Research From Pharma Sector. Saarbrücken, Germany: VDM Verlag Dr. Müller GmbH & Co. KG


  • Shah, H. & Singh, A. (2016). Managing the IT Millennials in the IT Sector – HR Imperatives and Interventions, International Journal of Intelligence Enterprise, 3, Nos. 3/4, 282-296.
  • Tyagi, P. & Shah, H. (2016). Empowering R&D professionals in THSTI: Insights & Interventions, SCMS Journal of Indian Management,13 (4), 32-40.
  • Shah, H. (2013). Attracting, Motivating and Engaging Gen ‘Y’ in an Infrastructure Organization. International Postgraduate Business Journal, Vol. 5 (2), 47-61.
  • Mehta, N., and Shah, H. (2013). Appreciatively Engaging Gen Y: Energizing ‘the Base’ in a Steel Plant International Journal of Appreciative Inquiry (AI Practitioner, UK), Vol.15 (1), 41-46.
  • Shah, H. and Reddy, B. (2013). An Appraisal of Policy Framework towards Rural Electrification in India. 3D IBA Journal of Management & Leadership, Vol.5 (1), 88-95.
  • Singh, A and Shah, H. (2013). Collective Bargaining Alternative: A Case of Strategic IR Initiative in India. International Postgraduate Business Journal, Vol. 5 (1), 77-99.
  • Shah, H. and Gopal, R. (2012). Training Need Analysis for Bus Depot Managers at GSRTC. European Journal of Industrial Training, Vol.36 (5), 527-543.
  • Rao, K. and Shah, H. (2012). Exploring Training Needs for Old and New Age Middle Managers. Vision– The Journal of Business Perspective, Vol.16(1), 37-43.
  • Sankar, R., Shah, H. and Joshi, W. (2010). Generating Leadership Possibilities- An AI way for developing HR change leadership. AI Practitioner, UK, Vol.12 (3),20-24.
  • Bhat, S. and Shah, H. (2010). Managing Work Motivation at the Bottom-A Case from Footwear Manufacturering Organisation in India. Vilkahan (XIMB, Bhubneshwar), Vol.VII (1), 141-156.
  • Shah, H. and Gautam, A. (2009). HR challenges for Shipping Industry 21st Century, ACRM Journal of Business and Management Research, Vol.4 (1), 14-19.
  • Shah, H. and Muncherjee, N. (2009). Fatigue and Job Satisfaction among Health Care Professionals: Issues, Challenges and Strategies. Journal of Business and Management Studies, Vol.4(1&2), 3-17.
  • Saxena S. and Shah, H. (2008). Effect of Organizational Culture on Creating Learned Helplessness Attributions in R&D Professionals: A Canonical Correlation Analysis, Viklpa (IIM-A)-The Journal for Decision Makers, Vol.33 (2), 25-46.
  • Shah, H. and Shah, H. (2008). Strategies for Managing Fatigue for Enhancing Job Satisfaction-An Empirical study from Call Centre Organization, SCMS Journal of Indian Management, Vol. 5(2), 73-81.
  • Shah, H. and Bhat, S. (2008). Motivating Salesperson towards Customer Delight– An Empirical Case from Shoe Manufacturering Organisaion, ACRM Journal of Business and Management Research, Vol-3 (1), 1-8.
  • Muncherjee, N. and Shah, H. (2007). An Exploratory Study of Impact of Fatigue on Job Satisfaction among Academicians, Journal of Business and Management Studies, Vol.1 (4), 35-44.
  • Shah, H. and Sharma, V. (2007). Can Job Satisfaction Enhance Individual Performance: Empirical Study from BPO Sector. Global Journal of Business Management (Biannual Research Journal), Vol. 1(1), 55-68.
  • Srivastava, D., Shah, H. and Talha, M. (2006). Determinants of competitiveness in Indian Public Sector companies: An empirical study. Competitiveness Review-An International Business Journal (USA), Vol.16 (3&4), 212-222.
  • Shah, H. and Pethe, S. (2006). Impact of Organizational Role Stress on Learned Helplessness in NGO’s: Implications for Human Resource Management. Delhi Business Review- An International Journal of society for Human Transformation & Research, Vol.7 (1), 81-89.

Publication in Edited Volumes: 

  • Pathak, S. and Shah, H. (2014). Women Entrepreneurship in India: key Concerns and Future Directions. In Kumar, P. and Singh, A.K. (Eds.), Entrepreneurship Development (New Dimensions) (pp.205-237), Research India Publications, New Delhi.
  • Shah, H. and Sharma, T. (2009). Does Organisational Ethos fuel Burnout: An Empirical investigation from Oil Industry. In Ananad, N. (Ed.) Contemporary Issues in Energy Sector, Technology Publications (pp.331-343), Dehradoon, India. (Presented in PETROTECH – 2007, New Delhi).
  • Surana, S. and Shah, H. (2007). Current State of SHRM Research: Emerging Research Issues, Challenges and Directions for Future Research. In Gupta, P and Jain, R. and Dhar, U. (Eds), Enhancing Enterprise Competitiveness (Marketing, People, IT and Enterprise) (pp.401-411). Excel Publications, New Delhi.
  • Shah, H. and Surana, S. (2006). Managing diverse employees: Issues and strategies for managers. In Rohmetra, N. and Dhotra, J.R. (Eds.), Strategic Thought: In the New Age Management (pp.163-179), Excel Book, New Delhi.
  • Shah, H. and Singh, P. (2005). A study of Job Satisfaction and its impact on Helplessness amongst BPO Employees: An HR agenda. In Gupta, M.C., and Chandan, G. (Eds.), Management of IT and Infrastructure for Flexibility and Competitiveness (pp.73-81), GIFT Publishing, New Dehlhi.
  • Shah, H. and Rawat, K. (2005). Downsizing: A Review and Role of Leadership. In H. Trivedi (Ed.), Achieving Competitive Advantage through People (pp.572-582).Excel Books, New Delhi.

Papers Presented: 

  • Shah, H. (2015). Tussle to Trust: Developing an “Appreciative Climate” for a Hydro Power Organization. Presented at World Appreciative Inquiry Conference, South Africa, held at University of Johannesburg, Johannesburg.
  • Vyas, P. and Shah, H. (2012). Challenges of Customer Orientation and Individual Performance in Infrastructure Sector. Presented and published in ‘International Conference on Infrastructure and Energy’ (3-4 January), PDPU, Gandhinar.’
  • Shah, H. and Reddy, B. (2008). Cultural Issues in CROs- New Insights for Competitive Edge. Presented at ‘ANVESH’ (9-10 April), Institute of Management, Nirma University, Ahmedabad.
  • Sharma, T. and Shah, H. (2007). HR Reincarnated: embracing new competencies in the wake of emerging roles. Presented and published in National Seminar on ‘Emergence of Service Sector- Led Growth: Myth or Reality?’ held at the College of Management, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Katara, Jammu.
  • Shah, H. and Patel, N. (2006). People Issues in R & D Management – Role of HR Professionals. Presented at ‘ANVESH’, Institute of Management, Nirma University, Ahmedabad.
  • Shah, H. (2005). EQ at workplace. Presented at ‘ANVESH’, Institute of Management, Nirma University, Ahmedabad.
  • Lal, G. and Shah, H. (2005). New Public Management (NPM): Move towards Corporatisation. Presented at Seminar on ‘Inspector Raj’ (2 & 3rd Sep.2005) organized by Gandhi Labour Institute and Labour Ministry, India.
  • Rawat, K. and Shah, H. (2004). Transferability of HRM Practices in Multinationals. Presented at ‘Nirma International Conference on Management’, Ahmedabad.
  • Shah, H. (2004). 360 Degree Feedback Index: A Competency based evaluation tool for training interventions. Presented and published in ‘COSMAR’, Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore.
Management Development Programmes
  • “Stress Management” & “Conflict Management” Workshops for NHPC.
  • Experiential Workshop on “Becoming Effective Team-Player and Team-Leader”.
  • “Competency Mapping and Assessment Centre” for Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Ltd.
  • Workshop on “Modified Personality Type Indicator (MPTI)”.
  • “Research Methods for HR professionals” at PMI, NTPC, Noida
  • Workshop on “Capacity Building for Employee Engagement” at NIBSCOM, Noida
  • Program on “Executive Competency Assessment & Development” at India Habitat Centre.
  • “Adani Emerging Leadership Programmes (AELPs)” & “Adani Business Leadership programs” (ABLPs).
  • “Building Emotional Intelligence” for CBI officers.
  • “Conflict & Negotiation Skills” for GUVNL Engineers.
  • Training Workshop on “Capacity Building for Employee Engagement” at Staff College, Oriental Bank of Commerce.
  • Experiential Workshop on “Organisational Change Leadership through Appreciative Inquiry” at MTI, Steel Authority of India, Ranchi.
  • Training Workshop on “Learning Instruments for HRD & OD” at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi.
  • Program on “HR for Sustainable Competitive Advantage”, Lonavala.

Journal of Management & Organization, Industrial Journal of International Journal of Training & Development, AI Practitioner, Journal of Public Administration and Policy Research (JPAPR), International Journal of International Journal of Business and Emerging Markets (IJBEM), Journal of Management Development (JMD) and Tata Mcgrow Hills.

Conference/Seminar Organized:

5th Oil and Gas HR Round Table on “Leveraging HR Outsourcing for Competitive Success” organized by Indian School of Petroleum & Energy (ISPE), Mumbai.

Training / Workshops/ Seminars Attended:
  • Workshop on “Learning Instruments for HRD & OD” at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi
  • Workshop on “Executive Competency Assessment & Development” at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi
  • “Leadership Next”- CEOs’ Conclave by SHRM, India, Hotel Trident, Mumbai
  • Work Shop in Workshop on “Sensory Intelligence in Training & Development” by Dr. Colin Beard, Evolve Consulting Ltd., Mumbai
  • Seminar on “Human Resource Management in Healthcare- Directions, Experience and Challenges” by Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIMA)
  • National workshop on “Qualitative Data Analysis” organized by Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai
Professional Experience
  • Assistant Professor, Institute of Management Technology, Ghaziabad, Since December, 2012
  • Assistant Professor, Adani Institute of Infrastructure Management, Ahmedabad (12/2010 to 12/2012)
  • Assistant Professor, Academy of HRD, Ahmedabd (02/2008 to 12/2010)
  • Professor & Manager- Research, AIMS, Bangalore (06/2007 to 01/2008)
  • Assistant Professor, University of Petroleum and Energy Studies (UPES), Dehradun (04/2006 to 06/2007)
  • DPM Scholar, Nirma University (06/2002 to 04/2006)
Part-time & consulting Engagements

Part Time Teaching:

  • Psychometric Testing & Organizational Development at Institute of Management, Nirma University
  • Research Studies in HRD & OD at Academy of HRD,Ahmedabad


Had worked as team member for different consulting assignments in HR & allied for different organizations like Cadila, GSRTC, STASH, GUVNL, GETRI, SAIL, UPCL, IOCL, Advinus, Eureka Forbes, Hindustan Zink, etc. Some of the selected assignments are listed below:

  • Career Aspirations and Attributes of Indian Gen Y @ Workplace, a joint research by Academy of HRD, IKYA Human Capital Solutions Ltd. and MTHR Global Inc.
  • Worked on ‘M-Learning’ for Mahindra Group Company.
  • Training Needs Identification and Analysis for Bus Depot Managers for GSRTC.
  • Assessment tests design, execution and validation for a large MNC in Infra & SCM organization, and PSUs.
  • Empowering HR to Lead Transformative Practices: Issues & Perspectives in Power Sector Undertakings, a research project for the Academy of HRD.
  • HR audit for the Banking Sector.
  • Leadership Development using Inter Personal Needs Inventory (IPNI) for sales professionals for a Retail Marketing Organization.
  • Job satisfaction and fatigue study among Health Care Professionals for a super speciality hospital.
  • Exit Interviews (western region) and Employee Satisfaction survey for Eureka Forbes Ltd.
  • Designing Performance Tests to measure Competencies of Jr.Engineers for an oil PSU. Contribute towards the pilot testing of the psychometric test & AC tools.
  • Competency Mapping for various roles for large power sector organization.
Professional Credentials
  • Associate Certified Coach (ACC), International Coach Federation
  • Certified Hogan© Assessor
  • Extended DISC © Administrator
  • MBTI Step-II® Certified Professional, CPP®
  • Certified Assessor (Assessment and Development Centre)
  • Psychometric Testing Professional
  • Human Process Labs—Basic & Advance, ISABS
Achievements and Awards

Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) Award

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