Rahul Varman

Fellow in Management (IIM Ahmedabad)

Professor, Department of Industrial & Management Engineering

Research Interest

 

Education

  • Fellow in Management, IIM Ahmedabad, 1994
  • M.Tech, IIT Kharagpur, 1987
  • B.Tech., Pantnagar, 1985

Website(s)

  • Rising Corporate Military Complex in India: A Critical Appraisal. Aspects of India's Economy, 61, June 2015, Read Here

  • Royal Treatment of Foreign Investors. Aspects of India's Economy, 56, March 2015, Read Here

  • What Lies Behind the Doubling of Gas Prices? Sanhati Journal, July 2013, Read Here

  • Cowboy Capitalism: Curious Case of Reliance KG Basin Gas Business. Sanhati Journal , 02, 2013, Read Here

  • The Neoclassical Apology for Monopoly Capital. Monthly Review , 64, 06, 2012, Read Here

  • Chronicle of a Disaster Foretold? Infochange News & Features , August 2012, Read Here

  • The Political Economy of Corporations: Behind the Veil of 'Corporate Efficiency'. Aspects of India's Economy , 52, June 2012, Read Here

  • What's really at Stake in the Vodafone Tax Case? Infochange News & Features , May 2012, Read Here

  • Big Business and Indian Maoists (with Manali Chakrabarti). Alternative Economic Survey , India 2011, Alternative Survey Group, Indian Political Eco. Assn. New Delhi: Yuvasamvad Prakashan, 127-144. Read Here

  • Notes from Small Industry Clusters: Making sense of knowledge and barriers to innovation (with Manali Chakrabarti). AI & Society , 26, 4, 2011, 393-415. Read Here

  • Corporate Personhood: Rights without responsibilities. Infochange News & Features , December 2011, Read Here

  • Is NGO Development Assistance Mistargeted? An Epistomological Approach (with Nimruji Jammulamadaka). Critical Review , 22, 2, 2010, 117 - 128. Read Here

  • Contract Workers at IITK: A Response to Commonly Held Misconceptions. Sanhati Journal , 7, May 2010, Read Here

  • Aarthik Vraddhi ka Rahasya (with Manali Chakrabarti), Vaikalpik Aarthik Varshiki , Bharat, KN Kabra, V Upadyay & Dhruv Narayan (eds.). Delhi: Daanish Books, 23-30, 2010. Read Here

  • Labour in Global Value Chains: A Study of the Leather and Footwear Manufacturing Cluster of Kanpur (with Manali Chakrabarti). Aspects of India's Economy , 47, 2009, 36-94, Read Here

  • Satyam and the Truth about CSR. InfoChange News & Features , March 2009, Read Here

  • Debating the Ideology of Globalization (with Manali Chakrabarti). InfoChange News & Features , November 2008, Read Here

  • Contradictions of Employee Involvement, Information Sharing, and Expectations: A Case Study of an Indian Worker Cooperative (with George Mathew Kandathil). Economic and Industrial Democracy , 28, 1, 2007, 145-179. Read Here

  • Labour Standards and Globalisation (with Manali Chakrabarti). Indian Journal of Labour Economics, 50, 1, 2007. Read Here

  • Why are we Against the Reservations? eSocialSciences , 2006, Read Here

  • Approaching Human Phenomena: A Methodological Note. Bharatiya Samajik Chintan , IV, 4, 2006, 236 - 243. Read Here

  • Industrial Clustering and Cooperation: The Kanpur Saddlery Cluster (with Mridula Dwivedi). Indian Industrial Clusters , Keshab Das (ed.), 123-142. Ashgate, Aldershot, 2005. Read Here

  • Contradictions of Democracy in a Workers' Co-operative (with Manali Chakrabarti). Organisation Studies , 25, 2, 2004, 183-208 Read Here

  • Nature of Trust in Small Firm Clusters (with Mridula Dwivedi & KK Saxena). International Journal of Organisation Analysis , 11, 2, 2003, 93-104. Read Here

  • Workers' Struggles in the Times of Globalisation: A Critique of Trade Unions in Historical Perspective (with Manali Chakrabarti). Indian Journal of Labour Economics, 2003, 46, 4, 667-684. Read Here

  • Power and Politics in Grievance Resolution: Managing Meaning of Due Process in an Organisation (with Deepti Bhatnagar). Human Relations, 52, 1999, 349-382. Read Here

  • A Window to Reality, Economic & Political Weekly, XLVI, 26 & 27, June 25, 2011. Review of: Sanhati Selections 2011: An Anthology in Solidarity with People's Struggles, Rs 30. 'Sovereign Are the People': A Diary in Stormy Times, selections from the Sanhati columns by Dipanjan Rai Chaudhuri, Kolkata, 2010.

  • Another World Is Possible? Economic & Political Weekly, XLVI, 33 August 13 - August 19, 2011. Review of: Globalisation and the Prospects for Critical Reflection edited by Jung Min Choi and John W Murphy (Delhi: Aakar Books), 2009; pp xvi + 286, Rs 595.

  • A Skewed Global Order, Economic & Political Weekly, XLIII, 38, Sep. 20, 2008. Review of: Globalisation and Development by Sunanda Sen (National Book Trust, India, New Delhi, 2007).

  • Critiquing Globalisation, Economic & Political Weekly, XLII, 29, July 21, 2007. Review of: Questioning Globalization by Kavaljit Singh (Delhi: Madhyam Books, & London and New York: Zed Books, 2005).

  • Making the Impossible Possible, Economic & Political Weekly, XLI, 31, 3407-3409, 2006. Review of: Understanding the Venezuelan Revolution: Hugo Chavez Talks to Marta Harnecker, translated by Chesa Boudin (New Delhi: Daanish Books, in association with New York: Monthly Review Press, 2005).

  • Examining the Origins and Nature of Corporations, Indian Journal of Labour Economics, 2005. Review of: Organizing America: Wealth, power, and the origins of corporate capitalism by Charles Perrow (Princeton: Princeton University Press and Oxford, 2002).

  • Work: Then and Now, Economic & Political Weekly, July 29, 2000, 2730-2732. Review of: The Corrosion of Character: The Personal Consequences of Work in the New Capitalism by Richard Sennett (New York: W W Norton and Company, 1998).

  • Democracy and Workplace in Eastern Europe, Economic & Political Weekly, June 30 - July 6, 2001, 2349-2351. Review of: Transformation at Work in the New Market Economies of Central Eastern Europe, Anna Pollert (London: Sage, 1999).

  • Socio-political Environment of Business

  • Organisation Structure & Behaviour

  • Human Resource Management

  • Globalisation, State & Corporations

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