B.R. Virmani is the founder Chairman, Centre for Organisation Research & Development in Management (CORD-M), Hyderabad, India. He has been the Dean and IPCL Chair Professor of Strategic Management at the Administrative Staff College of India (ASCI), Hyderabad, from 1973 to 1998. Besides, he was visiting Fellow at the Manchester Business School, UK, and Senior Research Fellow at the Friedrich Ebert Institute, Bonn, Germany. He has been a member of the resources faculty for programmes of the Asian and Pacific Development Administration Centre, Kuala Lumpur; Consortium for Oil Training, Baghdad, Iraq; Asian Productivity Organization, Singapore, and the Dubai institute of Business Management, among others. Professor Virmani has also been consultant to a number of public and private sector organizations and government departments in India and abroad, such as, Indian Rayon; Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL); Indianoil Corporation (IOC); Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC); Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL); the Government of Belize for Reorganization of Civil Service on behalf of the Commonwealth Secretariat, London; USAID; Centre for Financial Engineering and Development, Washington D.C. and to the Overseas Development Administration (ODA) of the British Government. Professor Virmani has published over 50 articles and 14 books, including Managing People in Organisations: Challenges of Change; Indian Management; Evaluating Management and Development; Participative Management vs. Collective Bargaining; Workers Education; Economic Development Alternatives: Andaman and Nicobar Island; Economic Restructuring, Technology Transfer and Human Resource Development etc.