The crucial role of managerial innovation in strategic human resource development is becoming increasingly prevalent in both business and academic literature. However, practically no such study has been undertaken in an emerging country scenario as India. This study identifies the drivers of adoption of innovative strategic human resource practices (SHRD) in Indian organizations. This study is of critical importance against the backdrop of the liberalization of the Indian economy which started in 1991. The structural adjustments due to liberalization have created a hyper-competitive and turbulent environment. Drawing from both innovation and SHRD literature this research report discusses five main propositions of adoption of innovative SHRD practices in Indian organizations. The generalisability, applicability, acceptability, and the diffusion of practices are discussed.
SOM, A. and BOUCHIKHI, H. (2003). Adoption of Innovative HRD in Indian Companies. In: Human Resource Development in Asia: National Policy Perspectives. AHRD, pp. 66-1-66-10.