Professor Sarosh Kuruvilla

Professor Sarosh Kuruvilla

Professor of Industrial and Labour Relations

Department of Management

Key Expertise
Comparative Industrial Relations; Globalisation and Labour.

About me

Sarosh Kuruvilla is currently a visiting Professor at the Department of Management. Otherwise, he is the Andrew J. Nathanson Family Professor of Industrial Relations, Asian Studies and Public Affairs at Cornell University. He received his PhD in Business Administration from the University of Iowa in 1989. Over the last 25 years, he has published in the major academic journals of his disciple, such as Industrial and Labor Relations Review, Industrial Relations, World Development, British Journal of Industrial Relations, Human Relations, and many others, apart from books and technical reports.

Prior to pursuing his PhD, he was a labour relations manager in the industry in India. He also has a Masters degree in Industrial relations from XLRI Xavier Institute of Management and a bachelors degree in business from the University of Madras, India.

He currently serves as the Academic Director of  the New Conversations Project: Sustainable Labour Standards In Global Supply Chains, at Cornell University.

Professor Kuruvilla's research interests focus broadly in the area of comparative industrial relations and specifically on the linkages between industrial relations policies and practices, national human resource policies and practices and economic development policies. His recent research has been concerned with developing policy approaches to improving national skills development, skills up-gradation and labor policy. His research has informed government policy and practice in Asia, particularly in relation to Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, S. Korea, Taiwan and more recently, in China and India. He serves as a consultant to many international agencies, as well as global corporations, and has authored a large number of refereed journal articles on labor and human resource policies and practices. He has started a new project on sustainable labour practices in global supply chains, focusing primarily on the global apparel industry.

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Employment Relations and Human Resource Management Faculty Research Group

Expertise Details

Comparative Industrial Relations; Globalisation and Labour. Global Value Chains; HRM Practices in Global Firms. Labour and Development.