Dr. Param Srikantia
Dr. Param Srikantia is currently a Professor in the Division of Business Administration at Baldwin Wallace University.
Before joining the faculty of Baldwin Wallace University, Dr. Param Srikantia was Consultant to The World Bank Group designing workshops on Poverty Reduction Strategies for Finance Ministers of over 30 countries. Earlier, as Program Officer for a global consulting organization established by the United States Agency for International Development, he delivered workshops on strategic planning to top management teams of global non-governmental organizations from nearly 70 countries. Previously, in India, he was country Head of Human Resources for American Cyanamid Company and Personnel Manager for the Unilever Group.
Dr. Srikantia has also taught as Lead Faculty at the Case Western Reserve University's Weatherhead School of Management, leading a team of instructors in delivering the core managerial competency courses in the MBA Program. He has been a Visiting Faculty at the School of Public Policy, George Mason University, Washington D.C. Dr. Srikantia has also taught at the business program at the University of Iowa in the U.S., at Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management in India and the FAE Business School in Brazil.
He has served as a consultant and undertaken research projects for the National Science Foundation, USAID, the World Bank, Catholic Relief Services, Coco Cola, Arthur Andersen & Co., Siemens, Cadbury's, Unilever, and United Technologies Corporation.
Dr. Srikantia has authored over 30 papers that have been published or presented at conferences and workshops in the United States, Asia, and Africa. Dr. Srikantia is the author of The Architecture of Human Greatness published by Dr. Miller Aktiengesellschaft & Co. KG (Germany) in 2010. A paper that he co-authored (Srikantia, Param and Bilimoria, Diana 1995, Institutional Isomorphism in Organization and Management theory: The Case of Research on Sustainability, is listed by Sage Publications among the 50 most frequently cited papers in Organization and Environment. Another one of Dr. Srikantia's co-authored papers on global issues has been featured by the Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
He holds a Ph.D. in Management and Organizational Behavior from Case Western Reserve University, a Master's Degree in Business Administration from the University of Iowa, an M.A. in Organizational Psychology from the University of Bombay, and an M.A. in Personnel Management & Industrial Relations from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences in Bombay.
As a professional who strives relentlessly to celebrate the balance of work life and personal life, when he is not teaching or doing research, he engages in transcendental conversations with his son Elliot, aged 13 and his wife, Jessica.
Recent Scholarly Publications and Presentations
Srikantia, Param (2012). "Structural Violence in the Conversion from Informal to Formal Economies" Presentation at the Professional Development Workshop (PDW) at the 2012 Academy of Management, August 3-7, in Boston, Massachusetts.
Heinemen-Pieper, Jessica & Parem Srikantia (2011). Sustainability's Challenge to Appreciative Inquiry. Paper presented at the Annual Academy of Management Meeting, August 2011, San Antonio.
Heinenman-Pieper, Jessica & Param Srikantia (2011). The Failure of Western Development. Presentation at the Professional Development Workshop (PDW) "Imagining Otherwise: Post Colonial Critique and the Search for Alternative Futures". Annual Academy of Management Meeting, August 2011, San Antonio, Texas.
Srikantia, Param (2010). "Spiritual and Mystical Pathways to Transcending the Stalemate in American Health Care" accepted for presentation at the 2010 Annual Academy of Management Meeting, Aug 6-10 in Montreal, Canada in the Symposium "Restoring Health to U.S. Health Care through Passion & Inspiration: A Critical & Spiritual Synthesis".
Srikantia, Param (2010). "Economic Collapse: Cross Disciplinary Perspectives from Alienation Theory", presentation at the Professional Development Workshop on "Financial Meltdown: Daring Without Caring" at the 2010 Annual Academy of Management, August 6-10, Montreal, Canada.
Sangeeta Parameshwar, Param Srikantia and Jessica Heineman-Pieper (2009). Poverty Alleviation in International development: Resurrecting the Human Being as Subject. Vikalpa, the Journal of the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. April 2009.
Srikantia, Param and Jessica Heineman-Pieper (2009). Voices of Transformational Leaders. Presentation at the Professional Development Workshop on "Critical Difficulties for Critical Teachers: Injecting Critical Perspectives into the Business Classroom" at the Annual Academy of Management Meeting, August 2009, Chicago.
Elizabeth Kucinich and Param Srikantia (2008). The Mystery of the Monetary System: The Unseen Hand in the Environmental Debate. Paper presented at the All Academy Symposium "Sustainability: The Questions we Must Ask but are Afraid to Look at and Act on", the Annual Academy of Management Meeting, 2008, Anaheim, California.
Srikantia, Param (2008). The Loss of "Being" in the Pursuit of Global Economic Gain. Paper presented in the symposium on "Transforming Questions: Game Changing Opportunities for Developing Nations"at the Annual Academy of Management Meeting, 2008, Anaheim, California.
Srikantia, Param and Sangeeta Parameshwar (2008).Spiritual Anchors in the Troubled Waters of Globalization: A Philosophical Framework for Global Organizing. The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, Volume 2, Issue 6, pp.223-234.
Srikantia, Param and Jessica Heineman-Pieper (2007) "Excellence in Transnational Knowledge Work: Lessons from a Counter-Establishment Global Social Change Organization," Paper has been accepted for presentation at the 2007 Academy of Management Annual Meeting, August 3-8. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Srikantia, Param and Parameshwar, Sangeeta (2007). Spiritual Anchors in the Troubled Waters of Globalization; A philosophical framework for Global Organizing" Accepted for presentation at the Second International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, Barcelona, Spain, July 10-13, 2007.
Srikantia, Param and Sangeeta Parameshwar (2006). Applying Appreciative Inquiry to Poverty Alleviation at an International Financial Institution: A Case for Resurrecting the Human Being as Subject. Paper accepted for presentation at the international peer-reviewed conference convened by the Academy of Management and The United Nations Global Impact, October 2006.
Srikantia, Param 2006. The Architecture of Breakthroughs in an Era of Globalization. Presentation at the rubber industry conference "Rubber in the Americas; Impulses for a Resilient Strategy", August 2006.
Srikantia, Param 2006. "Teaching Business Students to Question the International Monetary System: Critical Inquiry in the Graduate Business Classroom". Paper accepted for presentation at the Annual Monetary Reform Convention of the American Monetary Institute, Chicago, September 2006.
Krentzman, A. R., Srikantia, Param., Chiechi, J., Dang, V., Ellington, M., Gattis, M., Gruber, D., Kuwahara, N., Lee, G. P., Segundo, L. (2005). Threats to the beleaguered administrator: Love, mission, and camaraderie. Reflections: Narratives of Professional Helping.
Srikantia, Param, Peter Rea and Sangeeta Parameshwar (2005). The World Social Forum: Leveraging Spiritual Capital to Combat Global Domination by Financial Capital. Paper presented at the Annual Academy of Management Meeting, August 2005, Honolulu, Hawaii.
Peter Rea and Param Srikantia (2004). The Art of Strategic Leadership: Coping with Globalization. Paper presentated at the Annual Academy of Management Meeting, CMS Interest Group, New Orleans, August 2004.
Parameshwar Sangeeta, Peter Rea and Param Srikantia (2004). Exploring Spiritual Wealth: A Theoretical Voyage. The submission was one of only three submissions identified as having outstanding publishable potential by the Academy of Management, MSR Interest Group, featured in the invitation-based session "Developing Publishable Research Submissions in Management, Spirituality and Religion", Annual Academy of Management Meeting 2004, New Orleans.
Srikantia, Param, 2001. Conflict and Consensus in Orientation to Social Change: The Role of the World Bank. Respondent at the Fourth Annual Hermen D. Stein Lectureship in International Social Welfare. Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, October 2001.
Case, Susan, Srikantia, Param and Parameshwar, Sangeeta. 1998. Factors Influencing TQM Implementation in Dual Work-Force Knowledge Work Environments: An Integrative Framework. Academy of Management, San Diego, CA, August 1998.
Bilimoria, Diana and Srikantia, Param. 1995. Sustainability: The New Horizon of Organizational Excellence, Paper presented at the Inter-divisional Conference of the Academy of Management, Cleveland, May 1995.
Freeman, Everette, Salipante. Paul, Weisinger, Judy and Srikantia, Param. 1995. Balancing Traditionally and Change in Minority Volunteer Network Development: In-reach and Outreach Strategies. Paper presented at the Academy of Management, Vancouver, Canada, August 1995.
Freeman, Everette, McKelvey, Jean and Srikantia, Param. 1995. African-American participation in Industrial Relations and Human Resource Faculty Careers. Paper presented at the National Conference of the Industrial Relations Research Academy (IRRA). Washington D.C., January 1995.
Srikantia, Param and Bilimoria, Diana. 1997. Isomorphism in Organization and Management Theory, Organization and Environment, 10, 4, 384-406.
Srikantia, Param and Pasmore, William. 1996. Conviction and Doubt in Organizational Learning. Journal of Organizational Change Management, 9, 1, 42-53.
Srikantia Param and Fry, Ronald. 2000. Appreciative Capacity Building: A Self-Referential Technology of Organizational and Community Transformation, Global Social Innovations, Winter 2000, 1, 3, 38-48.
Srikantia, Param and Parameshwar, Sangeeta. 1995. Organizations of the Future: Portraits and Emerging Trends. Journal of Psychological Practice, 1, 4, 202-215.
Srikantia, Param. 2000. Debunking the Myth of International Development: Toward a Radical Reconstruction of International Realities. Inaugural Session at the Organizational Excellence Program, New York sponsored jointly by a cooperative arrangement between the United States Agency for International Development and the Weatherhead School Of Management for leaders of international organizations.
Srikantia, Param. 2000. North-South Inter-organizational Partnerships: The Underlying Dynamics of Machiavellian Domination. Presentation at the Executive Program in Global Social Change, Alabama sponsored jointly by the United States Agency for International Development and Case Western Reserve University for 40 leaders of international organizations drawn from 25 countries.
Srikantia, Param, 2000. Developing Managerial Competence. Presentation to the participants of the exchange program fro European Managers sponsored by the Cocoa Cola Foundation and held at the Weatherhead School of Management, Cleveland, Ohio.
Srikantia, Param, 1999. Shifting Our Paradigms and Expanding our Capacity for Action. Presentation at the Executive Certificate Program in Global Social Change, Alabama, sponsored jointly the United States Agency for International Development and Case Western Reserve University for 40 leaders of international organizations drawn from 30 countries.
Srikantia, Param. 1999. Expanding Our Horizons as Leaders: An Ontological Approach to Personal and Organizational Capacity Building. Presentations made in Harare, Zimbabwe to 50 participants from African, Asian, European, South American and U.S. based nongovernmental organizations at the Conference on Inter-organizational Partnerships sponsored by USAID. CWRU and CRS.
Srikantia, Param. 1998. Application of Appreciative Inquiry to Inter-organizational Partnership Formation. Presentations made in Harare, Zimbabwe at the conference On Capacity Building sponsored jointly by USAID, CWRU and CRS for nongovernmental organizations in Africa.
Srikantia, Param. 1998. Appreciative Inquiry and Transformational Leadership. Presentation made to 25 international women global social change leaders from 25 countries at Washington D.C. and sponsored by CEDPA, an international organization working on population issues internationally.
Srikantia, Param. 1999. Abilities of Superior Performing Engineers and Scientists. Presentation to fifty managers in engineering companies in the Cleveland area In workshop "Business Skills for Engineers" organized by the Engineering School, Case Western Reserve University.
Publications in India
Parameshwar, Sangeeta and Srikantia, Param. 1991. Climate for Innovation in Innovation in Management: Key to Corporate Growth. (Ed. Dr. P.N. Singh). Bombay Management Association Press, Bombay.
Srikantia, Param. 1988. Managerial Effectiveness in the Cultural Context in What Makes an Indian Manager Tick? (Ed. Dr. P.N. Singh), Bombay Management Association Press, Bombay.
Srikantia Param. 1985. Alienation: An inter-disciplinary approach. Bombay Psychologist, 20, 2.
Srikantia Param. 1986. Introducing Management Development Programs in Government Departments, Bombay Psychologist, 24, 2.
National Conference Presentations in India
Srikantia Param. 1990. Motivation and Development of the Sales Professionals. Paper presented at the National Convention of the Indian Society for Training and Development, Bombay.
Srikantia Param. 1990. Role of Organizational Development Interventions in Fostering Organizational Commitment. Paper presented at the National Seminar of the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Bombay.
Srikantia, Param. 1987. Approaches to Personnel Selection: Case Study on The Establishment of a Psychological Assessment Center. Paper presented at the National Conference of the Indian Association of Industrial Psychiatry, Bombay.
Srikantia Param, lyer, Subha, Tahiliani, Roshan, and Singh, P.N. 1987. Fostering Team Development; an Empirical Evaluation of the Effects of the Managerial Grid Seminar. Paper presented at the National Conference of the Indian Society for Training and Development, Bombay.
Srikantia, Param. 1987. Organizational Development Interventions for Industrial Relations Managers. Paper presented at the National Seminar of the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Bombay.
Srikantia, Param. 1986. Contemporary Challenges for Human Resource Development Professionals in Indian Industry. Paper presented at the National Convention of the Indian Society for Training and Development, Bombay.
Srikantia, Param, Innocent, Nancy and Vishwanath, Sharvari. 1986. MBO in Jeopardy? Paper presented at the Golden Jubilee Seminar of the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Bombay.