Dr Harsh Sharma is working with Administrative Staff College of India, Hyderabad as Professor.
He has done his Ph.D in the area of ‘Training Effectiveness Evaluation’ from GGS Indraprastha University, Delhi, India. He holds three post graduate degrees including MBA with specialisation in Human Resource Management, Master of Arts (Sociology) and Master of Science. This exposure to multiple areas of knowledge provides him with unique opportunity to integrate wider social concerns with functioning of business organisations and also helps in diagnosing the issues with a scientific temperament. He also holds Diploma in Training and Development from ISTD and certificates in Statistical Analysis Tools, ISO 9000:2000 and Gaming Simulation from reputed international professional bodies.
Harsh is an alumnus of German Development Institute, Bonn. He has done advanced certificate course on “Managing Global Governance School” from German Development Institute, Bonn. He has been associated with ILO and has completed a long term research project at International Labour Organisation, Geneva on the topic of ‘Green Jobs and Decent Work Agenda.’ He has also participated in International Programme on Futures organised by German Foreign Ministry in Berlin.
Harsh is actively involved with management training and development and consultancy. He has conducted short and long duration MDPs for Exim Bank, Nokia, NHPC, NTPC, Department of Science and Technology, Nuclear Power Corporation, Punjab National Bank, Exim Bank, Wipro, Bank of Maharashtra, Waters India Limited, ISRO, UltraTech Cement, Volvo etc. on topics such as Conflict Management, Negotiation Skills, HR for Line Mangers, Leadership and Organisation Development, Train the Trainer, Strategic Human Resource Management, Industrial Relations & Labour Laws, Enhancing Managerial Effectiveness and others.
He has worked on consulting assignments with Oil India, OHPC, Waters etc. on performance & talent management, reformulating HR policies, evaluating training effectiveness etc. Currently, he is working with Goa Ship yard Limited and Cement Corporation of India Limited on Manpower Planning, with Karnataka health department on World Bank sponsored project on training evaluation and with Bureau of Police Research and Development on ‘Training Need Identification for all levels of Police Officers’.
Prior to joining ASCI, he has worked in premier B Schools of India and been greatly involved in research, training and consultancy. He has been instrumental in introducing innovative training/teaching methods, and developed role-plays, games & simulation exercises and case studies for supplementing classroom teaching. He has published and presented numerous papers and articles in International journals published by emerald, inderscience and macrothink USA and indexed by Scopus, Ebsco etc. His areas of research are manpower planning, training evaluation, green jobs and labour issues. Some of his publications are:
· Sharma, H. (2012), “Importance and performance of managerial training in Indian organisations-an empirical study”, Journal of Management Development, Emerald Publishers, UK, Indexed at Scopus, ERIC etc.(to be published)
· Lather, A.S. and Sharma, H. (2010), “Impact of national, organisational culture and work values onmentoring environment in Indian context", International Journal of Indian Culture and Business Management, Vol. 3, No. 4, InderScience Publishers, USA.
· Lather, A.S. and Sharma, H. (2009), "Role and importance of training climate for effective training programs", Enterprise Risk Management, Vol. 2, No.1, Macrothink Institute, Las Vegas, USA
· Lather, A.S. and Sharma, H. (2008), “Mentoring in Indian organisations- A study”, Management and Change, Vol. 11, No. 2 published by IILM India.
· Lather, A.S. and Sharma, H. (2003), “Isolated HR initiatives leading to chaos”, Amity Business Review, Vol. 4., No.2, pp.29-32.
· Lather, A.S. and Sharma, H. (2004), Samari auto limited-a case study, Delhi Business Review, Vol. V, No.1, pp125-127.
· Lather, A.S. and Sharma, H. (2008), “Training function at cross roads”, In Banga, R., Agarwal, R., Bhattacharya, A.N. (Eds.) Globalization and Sectoral Development, New Delhi: Excel Books.
· Sharma, H. (2006), “Mentoring In Business Organisations: A Way Forward” In. Saidayin, M.(ED.) Emerging Issues In Human Resource Management, New Delhi:Excel Books.
· Sharma, H. (2011), “Green Jobs and Decent Work Agenda”, Proceedings, IAMO Forum 2011,Halle, Leipzig, Germany (June 23, 2011 to June 24, 2011)
· Sharma, H. and Grover, D. (2004), “Knowledge Management: An HR Perspective”, Proceedings, Third Asian conference of academy of HRD international, Seoul, Korea (November 21 to November 23, 2004).
· Ghoshray, K. and Sharma, H. (2005), “Governance Initiatives In NGO’s: Ensuring Effective Delivery Of Services”, Proceedings, 8th annual convention of Strategic Management Forum, IIFM Bhopal (May 9-11, 2005)
· Lather, A.S. and Sharma, H. (2007), “Total productive maintenance and role of HR -Case of Sona Steerings”, Proceedings, 3rd National Case Study Symposium- Vishleshan-07 organised by University School of Management Studies, GGS Indraprastha University, Delhi.
· Lather, A.S. and Sharma, H. (2002), “Human resource practices in small scale industry – a case study”, Proceedings, BVCON 2002 organized by Bhartiya Vidya Peeth, Sangli, Maharastra.
· Lather, A.S. and Sharma, H. (2007), “Focusing on training climate for effective training- a diagnostic model”, Proceedings, National Seminar on 'Corporate Strategies & Innovations in the emerging Global Economy' organised by University School of Management Studies, GGS Indraprastha University, Delhi.