I have a strong preference for applied research, ie, research that informs strategic decisions in organisations and makes them more evidenced based. My research interests focus the intersection between Human Capital Strategies and Firm performance.

As the Executive Director of Human Capital and Leadership Initiative (HC & LI) at ISB, I am engaged in examine the impact of firm-specific HRM practices on select business outcomes.

Vision for HC & LI:

To be the most preferred academic partner to business enterprises in the area of Strategic Human Capital in India and emerging markets- through thought leadership.

The thrust research areas of HC & LI include

  1. Human Capital in Digital Era
  2. Organizational agility
  3. Global Organizations: Managing Across Borders
  4. Architecting Leadership Development
  5. Workforce Diversity and Inclusion
  6. Measuring Return on Human Capital

I invite interest and collaboration from CEOs and lead practitioners in undertaking research and case study writings in any of the above 6 thrust areas of HC & LI. Willingness to support random control trials on-site or A/B tests will be of great help.

HC & LI Projects (2018-19)

  1. Raging War for Talent: Implications for Human Capital Strategies in India Inc.
  2. Changing Future of “Captives” in India: Implications for Jobs and Skills






Sripada, Chandrasekhar (2020), “Leading Human Capital in the 2020s: Emerging Perspectives” Sage, New Delhi


Chandrasekhar Sripada & Thomas J Menachery (2022). “Uniting Spirits: The Path to a New Culture at Diageo India” Published by ISB – Harvard Business Publishing

Chandrasekhar Sripada & Geetika Shah (2021). “SAP Labs India: Building an Inclusive Organization” Published by ISB – Harvard Business Publishing

Chandrasekhar Sripada & Geetika Shah (2019). “Building a great place to work: Intuit India” Published by ISB – Harvard Business Publishing

Journal Articles

Ghosh, K., Chauradia, A. J., Sripada, C. (2020). Flock Together or Fly Alone: Cohort’s effect on newcomer’s job search and turnover. Academy of Management Proceedings, 2020(1).

Sripada, Chandrasekhar (2019), “Executive Education in India: Now and in the Future” NHRD Network Journal; 12(1), 64-67

Sripada, Chandrasekhar (2019), “Inclusive Hiring” Asian Management Insights, 6(12), 28-33

Sripada, Chandrasekhar (2019), “People at the Heart of Corporate Governance: Reimagining the Role of HRM” NHRD Network Journal, 12(4), 364–375

Sripada, Chandrasekhar (2018) “Three Dimensions of a Great Place to Work”, Asian Management Insights ,Vol 5 , SMU , Singapore Management University

Sripada, Chandrasekhar (2012), Skill Based Volunteerism: How can organizations leverage their employee skills for larger social good? NHRD Network Journal Vol 5, January’12. National HRD Network, Gurgaon

Sripada, Chandrasekhar (1996) “HRD; Is the spirit there?”, Selected Readings in HRD, Singh, Rao & Nair, pp 76-82, Tata McGraw Hill Publishing Company Ltd, New Delhi

Sunil Kandlilkar & Sripada, Chandrasekhar (1996), “Information Technology and HRM : Experiences of setting up a multi- media business with global partnership “, Aligning Human Resource Processes : Challenges of Development ,pp 392- 99 Sinha, Reddy, Chandrasekhar & Sarma , Tata McGraw Hill Publishing Company Ltd. New Delhi

Sripada, Chandrasekhar (1994) “Mindset Change for Corporate Turnaround: A new initiative in management development in Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Ltd”. Management of Change in South Asia pp 407-14 (papers presented at the third academic conference of management development institutions in South Asia, The University Press limited, Dhaka

Editor/Co-editor Conference Papers/Journals

Sripada, Chandrasekhar (2011) “National HRD Network Journal” Gen Y and HR, Volume 4, Issue 4

Balaji, Sripada Chandrasekhar & Dutta (1998) “Leading Change through Human Resources -towards a globally competitive India, (papers presented at the 6th national conference of the National HRD Network, Tata McGraw Hill Publishing Ltd, New Delhi

Sinha, Reddy, Sripada Chandrasekhar & Sarma (1996) “Aligning Human Resource Processes: Challenges of Development”, Tata McGraw Hill Publishing Ltd. New Delhi


Sripada, Chandrasekhar and Thomas Menachery (2020). The Next War for Talent: Insights from India’s Unicorns. ISB EY-IEMS Grant

Sripada, Chandrasekhar (2020). Changing Future of “Captives” in India Rhetoric and Reality in the context of Jobs and Skills. ISB EY-IEMS Grant

Book Chapters

Sripada, Chandrasekhar (2014) “Invest in yourself; keep learning all through life “ Rules of the game, Discover, learn, invent the art of speeding up your career, pp.201-05 , Sumit D Chowdhury , Bloomsbury, India, New Delhi

Sripada, Chandrasekhar ( 2011) “Fostering Growth , Change and Leadership, Organization Development” , Pp 435-45 , Organization Development: accelerating learning and development, S Ramnarayan and TV Rao, SAGE Response, New Delhi

Accepted Academic Conference Proceedings

Glory George, Chauradia AJ, and Sripada, Chandrasekhar (2018), “Confronting India’s Skill Development Paradox: Human Capital Challenges of Gender and Job Placement “, SMS Conference, Hyderabad, December,2018