Management Institute

Prof. Hardik Harshadkumar Shah

Prof. Hardik Harshadkumar Shah

Total Experience 16 Year
Educational Qualification PhD, Nirma University
Research Area Appreciative Inquiry, Team based working, Project teams, Empowerment, Employee Engagement, Performance Management etc.
General information
Designation Associate Professor
Office Phone 079-30642660
Cabin No Faculty Block- First Floor, B Wing

Dr. Hardik Shah is a passionate faculty, trainer and researcher having around 15 years of experience in HRM & OD domain. He successfully facilitated and steered number training/consulting assignments in the different organizations including Mahindra Comviva, NIAM, CEL, Apollo Tyres, Reckitt Benkiser (RB), EXL Service Inc.,IFB, NIIT, NHPC,ISP, GSRTC, NTPC, SAIL, UPCL, HPCL, GUVNL, EISS, Hindustan Zink, GETRI, Cadila Pharma, Eureka Forbes etc. As an experienced facilitator/trainer and delivered 300+ MDPs & trained over 8500 managers across levels. He has also authored three books and 30+ research papers. He is on the editorial board of 'AI Practitioner’, the only journal worldwide, dedicated to 'appreciative inquiry’. He is also reviewer for Journal of public administration and policy research (JPAPR), Journal of Management Development (JMD), European Journal of Training and Development (EJTD) and Journal of Public Administration and Policy Research (JPAPR).

Few of his completed consulting/research work includes- 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; Training Needs Identification and Analysis for Bus Depot Managers for GSRTC; Team Member for the developing SAFI (Self-Assessment through Feedback on Instruments); 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/s & AC tools; Competency Mapping for various roles for large power sector organization; HR audit for the Banking Sector; and Job satisfaction and fatigue study among Health Care Professionals for a super speciality hospital.

Professional Credentials- MBTI© Step –I & II, Hogan Assessment© and Thomas© PPA & TEIQue; Associate Certified Coach© (ACC); Certificate in Multivariate Analysis; Certified Assessor (Assessment and Development Centre); Psychometric Testing Professional and Human Process Labs—Basic & Advance, ISABS.

Current Activities : Teaching, Training & Research
Teaching 13 Year 1 Month
Industry -
Research 3 Year 9 Month
Website -
Blog -
Membership National HRD Network, Indian Society of Training & Development, Academy of HRD

Specialization Areas HRM
Subject Taught UG Principles of Management, Research Methodology
Subject Taught PG Recruitment & Selection, HRM, Instruments in HRD, PMS, Compensation Management,, Organizational Development, Training & Development, HR Analytics, Organizational Design & Dynamics, Research Methods,

Bushwalk, Mountaineering

Prof. Hardik Harshadkumar Shah - Achievements

TitleDescriptionAchieved On
Associate Certified Coach, International Coach Federation Coaching Practitioner Certification-Level ACC 2016
MBTI Administrator Assessing personality for coaching, counselling & mentoring 2014
Junior Research Fellowship Award JRF Award- UGC NET 2002

Prof. Hardik Harshadkumar Shah - Experience

Institute / OrganizationDesignationDuration
Institute of Management Technology, GhaziabadAssistant Professor December 2012 To September 2017
Adani Institute of Infrastructure ManagementAssistant Professor December 2010 To December 2012
Academy of Human Resource DevelopmentAssistant Professor February 2008 To December 2010
Acharya Institute of Management & SciencesProfessor & Manager- Research July 2007 To January 2008
University of Petroleum & Energy StudiesAssistant Professor April 2006 To June 2007
Institute of Management, Nirma UniversityPhD Scholar June 2002 To April 2006

Prof. Hardik Harshadkumar Shah - Publication



TitleISSN / ISBN No PublisherVolumeYear
Work Life Balance- A Global Perspective 978-93-81505-73-1  2014
Appreciative Inquiry- Concepts and Applications 978-81-922353-0-1  2013
Exploring and Managing Learned Helplessness among R&D Professionals – An Empirical Research From Pharma Sector 978-3639186079  2009

Book Chapter

TitleISSN / ISBN No PublisherVolumeYear
Women Entrepreneurship in India: key Concerns and Future Directions  In Kumar, P. and Singh, A.K. (Eds.), Entrepreneurship Development (New Dimensions) (pp.205-237), Res 2014
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 2007
Does Organisational Ethos fuel Burnout: An Empirical investigation from Oil Industry  Presented in PETROTECH-07. Published in In Ananad, N. (Ed.) Contemporary Issues in Energy Sector, Te-2007
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),  2006
Downsizing: A Review and Role of Leadership  In H. Trivedi (Ed.), Achieving Competitive Advantage through People (pp.572-582).Excel Books, New De-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 Comp 2005

International Conference

TitleISSN / ISBN No PublisherVolumeYear
Performance Management System Process for a Hydro Power Sector Organization: Issues & Interventions  TMH 2018
Tussle to Trust: Developing an “Appreciative Climate” for a Hydro Power Organization  Presented Only- World Appreciative Inquiry Conference, South Africa, University of Johannesburg-2015
Challenges of Customer Orientation and Individual Performance in Infrastructure Sector  PDPU, Gandhinagar.-2012
Does Organisational Ethos fuel Burnout: An Empirical investigation from Oil Industry  Presented in PETROTECH-07. Published in In Ananad, N. (Ed.) Contemporary Issues in Energy Sector, Te 2007
Transferability of HRM Practices in Multinationals  Nirma International Conference on Management (NICOM-2004)-2004

International Journal

TitleISSN / ISBN No PublisherVolumeYear
Managing the IT Millennials in the IT Sector – HR Imperatives and Interventions 1745-3232International Journal of Intelligence EnterpriseVol.3, Nos. 3/42016
Attracting, Motivating and Engaging Gen ‘Y’ in an Infrastructure Organization 2180-2416International Postgraduate Business JournalVol. 5 (2), 47-612013
Appreciatively Engaging Gen Y: Energizing ‘the Base’ in a Steel Plant 978-1-907549-14-4International Journal of Appreciative Inquiry (AI Practitioner, UK)Vol.15 (1)2013
Collective Bargaining Alternative: A Case of Strategic IR Initiative in India 2180-2416International Postgraduate Business JournalVol. 5 (1)2013
Training Need Analysis for Bus Depot Managers at GSRTC 2046-9012European Journal of Industrial TrainingVol.36 (5)2012
Generating Leadership Possibilities- An AI way for developing HR change leadership 978-1-907549-02-1International Journal of Appreciative Inquiry (AI Practitioner, UK)Vol.12 (3)2010
Determinants of competitiveness in Indian Public Sector companies: An empirical study. 1059-5422Competitiveness Review-An International Business Journal (USA)Vol.16 (3&4)2006

National Conference

TitleISSN / ISBN No PublisherVolumeYear
HR Reincarnated: embracing new competencies in the wake of emerging roles  Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Katara, Jammu-2007
EQ at workplace  'ANVESH’, Institute of Management, Nirma University, Ahmedabad.-2005
360 Degree Feedback Index: A Competency based evaluation tool for training interventions  ‘COSMAR’, Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore.-2004

National Journal

TitleISSN / ISBN No PublisherVolumeYear
Empowering R&D Professionals in THSTI: Insights and Interventions 0973-3167SCMS Journal of Indian Management, October - December 2016Vol. 13 Issue 42016
Exploring Training Needs for Old and New Age Middle Managers 0972-2629Vision– The Journal of Business PerspectiveVol.16(1)2012
Managing Work Motivation at the Bottom-A Case from Footwear Manufacturering Organisation in India. 0973-1954Vilkahan (XIMB, Bhubneshwar)Vol.VII (1)2010
HR challenges for Shipping Industry 21st Century 2321 – 8487ACRM Journal of Business and Management ResearchVol.4 (1)2009
Fatigue and Job Satisfaction among Health Care Professionals: Issues, Challenges and Strategies. 2249-5630Journal of Business and Management StudiesVol.4(1&2)2009
Effect of Organizational Culture on Creating Learned Helplessness Attributions in R&D Professionals: A Canonical Correlation Analysis 2395-3799Viklpa (IIM-A)-The Journal for Decision MakersVol.33 (2)2008
Strategies for Managing Fatigue for Enhancing Job Satisfaction-An Empirical study from Call Centre Organization 0973-3167SCMS Journal of Indian ManagementVol. 5(2)2008
Motivating Salesperson towards Customer Delight– An Empirical Case from Shoe Manufacturering Organisaion 2321 – 8487ACRM Journal of Business and Management ResearchVol-3 (1), 1-8.2008
Can Job Satisfaction Enhance Individual Performance: Empirical Study from BPO Sector 0973-8533Global Journal of Business ManagementVol. 1(1)2007

Research Paper

TitleISSN / ISBN No PublisherVolumeYear
Tussle to trust: developing an appreciative climate for a hydro-power organisation in India 17453232 online: 1745-3240International Journla of Intelligent Enterprise, Inder Science.Vol. 4, No. 42017

Prof. Hardik Harshadkumar Shah - Qualification

QualificationSpecializationUniversityPassing Year%Class
Ph.D. HRM Nirma University Institute of Management 2006   

Prof. Hardik Harshadkumar Shah - Activity

Activity TypeActivity TitlePlaceDateFaculty Role
Student Activity OUTBOUND LEADERSHIP LAB (OLL) KOTDA CAMP, NEAR DEHRADOON Head-Assessment & Faculty Anchor-OLL
Student Activity Personal Growth Lab (PGL) IMTG Head Assessment & Faculty Anchor
Management Development Programme Market Leadership Program August 2015 Program Director
Management Development Programme Apollo ASPIRE -I & II   Faculty/Trainer
Management Development Programme Leadership Programme for Indian Postal Services   Faculty/Trainer
In-House Training Programme Competency Mapping Workshop for GUVNL   Program Director

Prof. Hardik Harshadkumar Shah - Project Guided

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Prof. Hardik Harshadkumar Shah - PhD Students