About the Author
Arup Varma is Professor of Human Resource Management at Loyola University Chicago's Quinlan School of Business. From 2002-2007 Arup was Director of the HRER Institute and Chair of the HRM department at the School of Business Administration. Varma earned his Ph.D. from Rutgers University, an M.S. in Personnel Management & Industrial Relations (with honors) from XLRI Jamshedpur (India) and a B.S. in Economics(with honors) from St. Xavier's College, Calcutta, India. Dr.Varma's research interests include performance appraisal, expatriate issues, and HRM in India. He has published over 40 articles in leading journals including Academy of Management Journal, Personnel Psychology, Journal of Applied Psychology, Human Resource Management Review and the Journal of World Business. He is also co-founder and President-elect of the Indian Academy of Management.Pawan Budhwar is a Professor of International HRM and Associate Dean Research at Aston Business School, UK. He is a Co-Founder and first President of the Indian Academy of Management. Budhwar has published over 75 articles in a number of leading journals on International HRM/OB related topics with a specific focus on India. He has also written and/or co-edited 9 books on HRM related topics on: Asia-Pacific, Middle East, Performance Management, India, Developing Countries, Research Methods, Major Works in International HRM and Doing Business in India. He is on the editorial board of over ten journals and is an Associate Editor of Human Resource Management. Budhwar is also an advisor to the Commonwealth Commission for scholarships and fellowships, a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and the British Academy of Management and an Academician of the Academy of Social Sciences. He is also a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.