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Fashion Industry and Human Resource Activities – An Interesting Correlation

26 May 2021

CMS Business School, JAIN (Deemed-to-be University) conducted a guest lecture on “HR Opportunities and Impact of HR Activities – Fashion Industry” as part of the Speaker Series, an initiative of HR Café, a club activity of the Organizational Behavior and Human Resources (OB&HR) Area on March 17, 2021. The faculty coordinator for the event was Dr. Gayathri R. - Assistant Professor, CMS Business School. A total of 24 students from the batch of 2020-2022 pursuing an MBA in HR attended the session.

The guest speaker for the session was Dr. Ujjal Mukherjee, Associate Professor and Area Chair - Organizational Behavior and Human Resources at CMS Business School, JAIN (Deemed-to-be University). Dr. Ujjal holds a rich experience of over 13 years in teaching at the postgraduate level, in addition to 4 years of exposure in entrepreneurship and 4 years of corporate experience. Dr. Mukherjee holds the achievement of starting three business ventures in garments and accessories in Jamshedpur. More than 40 of his research papers have been published in numerous national and international journals and presented at various conferences. His research papers have bagged several Best Research Paper Awards at different conferences. He is a member of the Research and Publication Committee and is also associated as a Ph.D. research guide in the OB and HR area.

Dr. Ujjal highlighted the importance and contribution of the fashion industry in the Indian economy. The different segments in the fashion industry were also discussed. He also provided the comparison of fashion business in both domestic and international markets. He further explained the working avenues in the domestic market as well as in the global market. He brought to light the challenges faced by beginners working in the industry. The workflow and functioning of export and import houses were also discussed. He emphasized the analysis of negotiation-related challenges while working with international buyers. He further elaborated on the operational level challenges faced by the HR professionals working for export houses.

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