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Dr. Agna Fernandez

Associate Professor - Human Resources & Associate Editor, Management Matters


EXPERIENCE IN YEARS TEACHING/PRACTICE/INDUSTRY/RESEARCH : 18 Years of Teaching/ 15 Years of Research/ 14 Years of Industry and Practice

Dr. Agna Fernandez is an alumnus of Xavier Labor Relations Institute, Jamshedpur. She brings on board both Industry, Consulting , Academic and Research experience. She recently co-authored the fourteenth edition of the book on Management with Stephen Robbins and Mary Coulter. Her current areas of practice are Immersive learning technologies , Augmented Reality in learning and Managing Disruptive Change. Passionate about theater, she has used, stage, forum, street and improvisation theater to bring about profound behavioral changes in individuals and organizations. . Her last assignment before joining LIBA was with NSL Sugar , Power and Distillery Division, where she headed the OD&Change Management Program independently. She has authored books, delivered numerous training programs, published in Journals of repute and in collaboration with Fr.Francis David Kullu  SJ has developed the scale on Sustainable Leadership to be presented at the British Academy of Management, Birmingham in the month of September.

B.Com, M.Com, PGDM & Fellow in Management – XLRI

Certified Instructional Designer

Certified L& D  Manager

Certified Master  Trainer & Facilitator


Robbins, S. P.,  Coulter, M & Fernandez,A. (2018) Management. Pearson India Education Services,14/e,ISBN:978-93-530-6722-9

Fernandez,A.,Pillai,S. 2018. Soft Skills & Employability Skills .Cambridge University Press India Pvt.Ltd. ISBN: 9781316981320

Research and Publication

  1. Fernandez,A., & Etukala,H.2018. Jnet technologies – Nurturing a leadership powered culture.South Asian Journal of Business & Management Cases.Sage Publication. ISSN: 22779779
  2. Fernandez,A. Zachariah,V.2018. Financial literacy and Inclusion of Self banks in India: A step towards sustainable development.International Journal of Exclusive Management Research.ISSN:49166. UGC listed Journal.
  3. Fernandez,A.,Wandemberg,J.C.2017:The Magic of the search conference:Turn around for merchant construction company:LIBA CASES 2017. ISBN 978-1-947027-08-4. Pp-169-177.
  4. Fernandez,A.& Wandemberg,J.C.Participative Collaboartion for Knowledge Sharing 2017. Higher Education Review .Pp28-31.
  5. Paper titled “Nurturing tropophillic organizations through an open-systems-design-principles approach” authored by Agna Fernandez and JC Wandemberg have been accepted for presentation at 11th ISDSI International Conference (Dec 28-30, 2017) Indian Institute of Management Tiruchirappalli.
  6. Fernandez A., Jomon, M.G. 2016. The impact of HIWP on personal control : Implications for workmen during firm acquisition. Vilakshan, XIMB journal of management ,vol.13 .pp 81-100
  7. Fernandez A., Reddy P. A Review on Frameworks for Developing Learning Analytic Models in Education and its applications, Samaroh -2016 Book – ISBN -978-93-85926-04-4 – Allied Publishers Pvt Ltd-New Delhi – 2016
  8. Case Study © 2015 ET CASES, ISBN: 978-81-931001-1-0. Self-managed Teams: Transforming Commitment to Growth and Empowerment, Pg: 169-174.
  9. Case Centre, U.S.A. ECCH: Fernandez, A. & Nagendra. 2015.Case Reference no. 315-340-1. Self-Managed Teams: Transforming Commitment to Growth and Empowerment.
  10. Fernandez, A. 2016. Book Review: Block Box Thinking -Sugyaan – July-Dec -2016 issue.
  11. Fernandez, A Rao, S.V.R.2015. Great Leaders Grow: Becoming a leader for Life. Sugyaan. Volume VII(1).59-60
  12. Fernandez, A. 2015 Participation in theatre arts and its impact on student’s perception of employability skills, Nirma Journal of Business & Management Studies. Vol.6.Pg: 21-28. ISSN 2249-5630
  13. Fernandez, A. 2014. Leadership Competencies in the New Global Frontier: An analysis of emerging trends. Journal of General Management Research. Vol.1 (1). Pg 37-50. ISSN:2348 – 2869
  14. Fernandez, A. Toppo, S. 2012. Global Leadership Competencies: A review & discussion. The Journal of the Centre for Contemporary Management Research. Vol.6(2). Pg. 54-62.
  15. Steve Jobs.Isaacson, Walter; Fernandez, Agna // Vidwat: The Indian Journal of Management; Jan-Jun2012, Vol. 5 Issue 1, p 46.
  16. Fernandez, A. 2009 Strategic Human Resource Management in a changing & turbulent environment: Aligning HRM practices with Business Strategy. Journal of the Department of Commerce with Farm Management, Vol.14. Pg. 67-76.
  17. Fernandez, A. 2009. Rationale for Strategic Alliances between Biotech-Pharma firms. HLIC Journal of Commerce .Vol.11 (1).Pg.1-12.


Consulting Assignments :

2017: Dr.Reddy’s Health Care Education

Audit and creation of Content leading to upgradation and Certification , pertaining to behavioural and counselling skills for the Practitioners in the Oncology Division.

  • Manages implementation and roll out of learning and development solutions: assigning appropriate audiences, determining and coordinating scheduling and logistics, procuring equipment, coordinating the development and distribution of communications, conducting pilots, identifying and recognizing needed edits and revisions, testing functionality of eLearning resources and solutions, evaluating effectiveness and facilitating improvements, vendor management, etc.
  • Manages multiple projects with competing interests ensuring high quality deliverables are produced in a timely manner.
  • Conducts quality assurance reviews of own and other’s work to include spelling, grammar, formatting, layout, etc.
  • Creates and maintains learning and development resources in the learning management system to ensure accurate offerings, catalogs and assignments to comply with ISO and training records SOP requirements and reporting.
  • Conducts and facilitates training, workshops and teambuilding as required.
  • Work as quality SPOC for the Human Resources T&D team and represent on HR Audits

Working papers:

  • Fernandez, A. & Kullu, F. D., 2018. eKutir: Democratizing the future of Farming. EFMD Case Competition.
  • Fernandez, A. & Kullu, F. D., 2019(working paper). Theatre that enthralls, engages and educates: An Artistic Pedgogical Tool. South Asian Journal of Business and Management.
  • Fernandez, A., Kullu, F. D. & Shankar, R., 2019(working paper). The Multidimensional Sustainable Leadership Competencies Scale, Factor structure, reliability and validity. London, British Academy of Management.
  • Fernandez, A., Kullu, F. D. & Shankar, R., 2019. Development of a Model of Sustainable Leadership Practices and Competencies: A grounded Theory Approach. In: S. Vanka & M. B. Rao, eds. Sustainable Human Resources Management: Practices, Policies & Perspectives in South Asia. Hydrabad: ICFAI Business School, pp. 11-13.

Conference & Presentations:

  1. Paper titled financial Literacy and Inclusion initiatives of selected banks in India : A step towards sustainable financial development . Two day UGC sponsored International Conference on Innovative Business Practices in a VUCA world,St.Xavier’s College ,Kolkotta, 5-6th Januray,2018.
  2. Paper titled “Nurturing tropophillic organizations through an open-systems-design-principles approach” authored by Agna Fernandez and JC Wandemberg have been accepted for presentation at 11th ISDSI International Conference (Dec 28-30, 2017) Indian Institute of Management Tiruchirappalli.
  3. Building Community Through Dialogue For Employee Well Being JC Wandemberg, A Fernandez Global Science and Technology Forum-Singapor, 11-12th December,2017.
  4. Leadership Competencies in the new global frontier :An analysis of emerging trends in Indian Companies. International Conference on Emerging Trends in Global Management Practices – An Interdisciplinary Approach March 07- 08, 2014, Symbiosis Centre for Management Studies NOIDA

Gamification of Elearning; raising engagement in learning ; culture alignment and audit ; self-managed teams; high performance work culture.

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