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Human Resource Management in India

Debi S. Saini and Pawan S. Budhwar

This chapter presents an overview of the current scenario of human resource management (HRM) in India, the national institutions that support the HRM framework, the challenges that the HR profession and companies in India face, and a short case reflecting the type of HR issues that usually arise in India. To provide the required context, next relevant demographic details of the Indian economy and society are presented.

India is a republic in South Asia and the largest democracy in the world. It has the second highest population in the world (after China), which as per the 2011 census reached 1.21 billion people living in 640 districts of 28 states and seven union territories ...

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