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Prof. Diganta Chakrabarti

Prof. Diganta Chakrabarti

Ph.D. in Human Resources & Organizational Behavior from ICFAI University, Dehradun; PGDBM in Human Resources from EIILM, Kolkata


Diganta Chakrabarti  is Associate Professor in the Department of Human Resource Management at FLAME University. He has more than twenty-two (22) years of combined work experience as HR professional, administrator, management educator, researcher, consultant and executive trainer.

An Economics (Hons) graduate from St Xavier’s College, University of Calcutta, Diganta completed his Post Graduation with HRM as Major from EIILM, Kolkata. He worked in different capacities in consulting, healthcare and manufacturing in HRM and administration domain. He completed the three year Management Teachers Program from ICFAI Institute of Management Teachers (2005-2008) and was a visiting scholar at University of Toledo, Ohio between 2007 and 2008 as part of the program. Diganta was awarded a PhD degree by The ICFAI University, Dehradun in 2012. The title of his thesis was: “Impact of HR Practices Identified as High Performance Work Systems on Operational and Financial Performance of a Firm: A Study of Service Sector in India”.

Diganta was associated with ICFAI Business School Hyderabad as Assistant Professor for six years before joining FLAME in April 2014. Here, he teaches core and elective subjects in the HRM domain to undergraduate and post graduate students. Courses he taught include :   Organizational Behaviour, Human Resource Management, Individual and Group Processes, Negotiation Skills and Conflict Management, HR Planning and Staffing, Performance Management, Talent Management, Compensation & Benefits Management, HR Analytics, Strategic HRM, Global HRM, Advanced HRM.

Diganta’s research articles have been published in various international and national peer reviewed journals. He also published multiple opinion pieces in web and professional magazines. His research interest is mainly in the area of Strategic HRM, Reward Management, and Management Education.  He has consulted organizations in manufacturing, healthcare, and higher education field and also conducted executive training sessions for employees and managers across sectors.  



  • “Reward Management – Concepts and Practices for Modern Organizations”

Published by: Cengage Learning India (2022). ISBN: 9789355733894 


  • Chakrabarti, D., Shinde, S; Chaudhry, S. (2021). Teaching non-written communication skills to MBA students through evaluated exercises. Journal of Organizational Behavior Education, 14, 143-162. (ABDC-C and Scopus)

  • Dwivedula, R., & Chakrabarti, D. (2020). A Review of Academic Research on Entrepreneurship Skills Applying Citation Analysis: Identification of Clusters and Themes. AMC Indian Journal of Entrepreneurship3(1), 14-26.

  • Kaushik, A.K., & Chakrabarti, D. (2018). Does perceived travel risk influence tourist’s revisit intention? International Journal of Business Excellence, 15 (3), 352-371. (Scopus Indexed)

  • Chakrabarti, D. (2016). A fluid organization structure: How it can be the right option to meet VUCA challenges. Indian Journal of Training and Development, 46(3), 26-30.

  • Chakrabarti, D. & Bhatt, B. (2016).  What do millennials expect from their workplaces? An exploratory study in Indian context. Journal of Human and Work Management, 4(1), 01-11.

  • Ghatge, B. & Chakrabarti, D. (2016). Leading a Rural Transformation - A Case of Punsari Village. Indian Journal of Sustainable Development, 2(1), 01-11. (EBSCO)

  • Chakrabarti, D. & Rangwala, H. (2015.) Sustainability of organisations – the crucial role of human resource management function in VUCA. International Journal of Professional Management, 10(6), 01-15. (Publons)

  • Ghatge, B., Chakrabarti, D., & Shinde, S. (2015). Building a high-performance organization: Anna Bhau Ajara Shetkari Cooperative Spinning Mill. South Asian Journal of Business and Management Cases, 4(1), 87-99. (Scopus Indexed)

  • Afshan, N., Chakrabarti, D., & Balaji, M. S. (2014). Exploring the relevance of employee productivity-linked firm performance measures: An empirical study in India. Journal of Transnational Management, 19(1), 24-37. (Scopus Indexed)

  • Vaithianathan, S.& Chakrabarti, D. (2011). A quality framework for online management education in India: Stakeholder’s perspective. The Feduni Journal of Higher Education, 6(2), 7-25.

  • Balaji, M. S.& Chakrabarti, D. (2011). Facilitating Learning through Online Discussion Forum: An Inquiry Using SEM. The Feduni Journal of Higher Education, 6(1), 36-47.

  • Balaji, M. S., & Chakrabarti, D. (2010). Student interactions in online discussion forum: empirical research from 'Media Richness Theory' perspective. Journal of Interactive Online Learning9(1), 1-22. (Cabell’s Directory)

  • Chakrabarti, D. (2008). Changing pattern of HRM in China. GITAM Journal of Management, 6(2), 207-217.

  • Chakrabarti, D., & Makam, B. (2007). Perception of faculty on case study method of teaching in management education: An empirical study. The Icfaian Journal of Management Research, 6(10), 7-22.

  • Chakrabarti, D. (2007). Career in human resource management: a student perspective, The Icfaian Journal of Management Research, 6(2), 55-75.


  • “How the pandemic has created a fresh challenge for upskilling the workforce” Economic Times, 01 Jan, 2022.

  • “Managing Hybrid Teams: How can HR Function Contribute?” Economic Times, 13 Dec, 2021.

  • “Employee Benefits: A fresh perspective in the times of crisis” People Matters, 19 May, 2021.

  • “Why performance management system may witness major changes...”  Economic Times, 23 Apr, 2021.

  • “Application of AI for Hiring – Should We Be Concerned?” Economic Times, 19 Dec, 2020. 

  • “Why remote working is probably not the best option in the long run” Business Line, 25 Aug, 2020.

  • “What will an organisation’s structure look like in a post- pandemic world” Business Line, 20 Aug, 2020.

  • “Will MOOC make traditional training redundant?”  People Matters, 08 April, 2019.

  • “Co-working spaces: Implications for learning”. People Matters, 25 March, 2019.  

  • “Tackling depression at the workplace”. People Matters, 15 March, 2019. 

  • “Why we need to make our workplaces truly inclusive”. People Matters, 02 March, 2019.


  • Chakrabarti, D. (2019). Removing politics from performance management. Human Capital, 23(3), 26.

  • Chakrabarti, D. & Chatterjee, S.  (2009). ESOP: The best days are gone? Global CEO, 9(4), 10-13.

  • Chakrabarti, D. (2007). Managing a virtual team: Challenges and scope. HRM Review, 7(6), 27-30.

  • Chakrabarti, D. (2007). Indian retail sector: HR challenges.  Effective Executive, 9(5), 28-32.

  • Chakrabarti, D. (2007). Diversified workforce: Why it makes good business sense. Effective Executive, 9(3), 32-36.

  • Chakrabarti, D. (2007). Building an innovating organization: The role of strategic HRM. HRM Review, 7(2), 51-55.

  • Chakrabarti, D. (2006). How exit interviews can be used for retaining employees. HRM Review, 6(12), 54-59.

  • Chakrabarti, D., & Joshi, N. (2006). HR executives vs. CEOs… Effective Executive, 8(12),33-35

  • Chakrabarti, D. (2006). Forced ranking: A controversial approach to performance management. HRM Review, 6(9), 15-18.

  • Chakrabarti, D. (2006). Temporary staffing in Indian companies…Effective Executive, 8(7), 53-56.

  • Chakrabarti, D. (2006). Outsourcing HR functions: At the crossroads. HRM Review, 6 (5), 39-41.


  • “Dr Reddy’s Laboratories: Developing an Inclusive Organization”. The Case Centre (2021, Ref No 421-0073-1)

  • “Paytm: Accelerating Growth through Diversification”. Ivey Business School Publication (2018, Ref No 9B18M060)

  • “It Is Not Always Easy to Quit”. The Case Centre (2016, Ref No 416-0043-1) and ET Cases (2015)

  • “An Eventful Conversation-Role Play on Role Negotiation”. The Case Centre (2015, Ref No 415-045-1) and

IBS Center for Management Research (2012)

  • “Indiscipline in the Hostel”. The Case Centre (2009, Ref No 409-079-1) and

Icfai Business School Case Development Center (2009)

  • “Organisational Communication Blunders”. The Case Centre (2009, Ref No 409-077-1) and

Icfai Business School Case Development Center (2009)


  • “Managing A Virtual Team: Challenges and Scope”, In “HR in Knowledge Era” (Edited by R.J. Devi).
    Publisher: The Icfai University Press, Hyderabad (2008), pp. 116-121.


  • “Organizational Behavior and Organizational Development”. (Unit 1-6) In “Human Resource Management”

Publisher: National Institute of Rural Development, Hyderabad (2013), pp. 365-484.


  • “Stay Hungry Stay Foolish” by Rashmi Bansal. IUP Journal of Entrepreneurship Development, (8:1), March 2011, pp.64.

  • “Winning” by J. Welch. Best Books, (7:1), January 2007, pp. 13-17.

  • “Forced Ranking” by D. Grote. Best Books, (6:12), December 2006, pp. 58-61.

  • “The Slow Pace of Fast Change” by B. Chakravorti. Best Books, (6:7), July 2006, pp. 22-25.

  • “Reframing Organizations” by L. G. Bolman & T. E. Deal. Best Books (6:3), March 2006, pp.17-20.


  • Chakrabarti, D. “Research findings on green human resource management practices in India-A systematic review”. International Conference on Technologies for Smart Green Connected Society, Online-Worldwide, 29-30th December,2021. 

  • Chakrabarti, D. & Nair, P. “Exploring the relationship between communication apprehension and work self-efficacy: An empirical study in the context of Indian management students”.  National Academy of Psychology Annual Convention, IIT Madras, 29th -31stDecember, 2016.

  • Chakrabarti, D. & Rangwala, H. “Is compensation linked to profitability in knowledge-based industry: a study of IT and ITES firms in India from 2004-05 to 2013-14”. 4thBiennial Indian Academy of Management Conference, IIM Lucknow, 11th - 13th December, 2015.

  • Chakrabarti, D. & Rangwala, H.“Understanding organizational responsiveness to VUCA environment using Heisenberg’s uncertainty principle”.2ndHR Summit And International Conference, IIM Raipur, 21st - 22nd August, 2015

  • Chakrabarti, D. “Impact of HPWS on operational and financial performance of a firm: An empirical study of Indian service sector”. Indian Academy of Management Conference, XLRI Jamshedpur, December 28th-30th, 2009.

  • Vaithianathan, S.&Chakrabarti, D.“Online management education: Prospects in India”. International Conference on Quantitative Methods, Operations and Information Technology, IBS Hyderabad, October 24th-25th, 2008.

  • Vaithianathan, S. & Chakrabarti, D.“Scopes and challenges of online management education: A study in India”. Midwest Decision Science Institute Conference, Erie, Pennsylvania, USA, April 17th-19th, 2008.

  • Daniel, C., Balaji, M.S. & Chakrabarti, D. “An empirical study of the effect of outsourcing on the culture of Indian youth and the role of motivation”. Association of Business Education & Financial Education Conference, Bermuda, September 27th-28th, 2007.

  • Chakrabarti, D. “Strategic HRM and firm performance: A review”. International Conference of the Strategic Management Forum of India, IIT Bombay, May 10th-12th, 2007.

  • Chakrabarti, D. “Performance management as a strategy for sustainable growth”. Nirma Conference for Doctoral Students, Nirma Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, March 18th-19th, 2006.