Managing People, Markets and Businesses in the New India

Guest Editors:
Arup Varma (Loyola University Chicago, USA)
Ashish Malik (University of Newcastle, Australia)
Hemant Merchant (University of South Florida, USA)
Sushanta Kumar Mishra (Indian Institute of Management Indore, India)
Parth Patel (Newcastle University, UK/Australian Institute of Business, Adelaide)

This special issue call for papers on the theme of Managing People, Markets and Businesses in the New India is timely, as the country seeks to find balance and growth at policy, social, economic, and political levels. This special issue aims to provide contemporary and interdisciplinary insights into the practices, approaches, and strategies that define and shape Indian business as the country seeks to become a global leader once more. We welcome manuscripts that are based on conceptual/theoretical reviews and/or empirical research (i.e., qualitative, quantitative, and mixed-method studies) pertaining to broad topics relevant to the Indian business context. In line with the broader disciplinary topics from business and management, which forms the focus of the Asian Business and Management journal, this Special Issue retains a clear focus on managing people, markets and businesses in the new, emerging, India from disciplinary areas, such as (but not limited to) human resource management (HRM), organizational behaviour (OB), leadership, marketing, international business (IB), strategic management, supply chain management, ethics and corporate social responsibility (CSR) and so on.

The full call for papers is available here.

To be considered for this special issue, final manuscripts must be submitted by 30 June 2021 via The submission system will be open from 31st March 2021. To ensure that all manuscripts are correctly identified as being submitted for this special issue, please select SI: Managing People, Markets and Businesses in the New India when you reach the “Article Type” step in the online submission process. Authors should prepare their manuscript according to the guidelines of Asian Business & Management, see:

Submitted papers will be reviewed through a double-blind peer review process. We welcome your submissions.

For inquiries, please contact Arup Varma at