Ekta Johar is a Doctoral Scholar in the Human Resource Management Area at Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.

Prior to joining the doctoral program at Institute of Management Ahmedabad, India she has studied law from ICFAI Law School, Dehradun and completed her MBA from Amity University, Noida. She has worked in academia for 2 years wherein she has taught courses related to law and human resource management in graduate programmes. She has also undertaken various rural and community-based project with social organisations working in the state of Uttarakhand.

Her research interests include strategic human resource management, entrepreneurship, non-standard work arrangements and social networking. She has presented papers in reputed national and international conferences including the Academy of Management (USA) and British Academy of Management (BAM):

  • Paper selected for presentation at 81st Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, USA (July 29 – August 4, 2021):  Johar, E., & Singh, M. (2021). Contextualisation of Social Networks and their Impact on HRM: The Indian Scenario.
  • Paper presentation at British Academy of Management, 2020 Conference In The Cloud (September 2-4, 2020):  Johar, E., & Varkkey, B. (2020). HRM in Platform-based Gig Work: Strategies for capturing Employee Voice. Paper presentation at the BAM2020, Conference In The Cloud.
  • Paper presentation at 80th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, USA (August 7-11, 2020): Johar, E., & Singh, M. (2020). Technology and Women Microentrepreneurs in Developing Economies. Academy of Management Annual Meeting Proceedings, 2020(1), 14386.
  • Paper presentation at 79th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Boston, Massachusetts, USA (August 9-13, 2019): Johar, E., & Singh, M. (2019). Context and Imperatives for Fit, Flexibility and Ambidextrous HRM: An Integrated Framework. Academy of Management Annual Meeting Proceedings, 2019(1), 1.
  • Paper presentation at 60th Labour Economics Conference at Mumbai, India (December 19-21, 2018): Johar, E., & Singh, M. (2018, December). Role of technology in reducing gender-based inequality among rural Microentrepreneurs. Paper presentation at the Labour Economics Conference, Mumbai.