Postgraduate Researcher

Postgraduate Researchers, Centre for Operations and Supply Chain Research (COSCR), Management


Commonwealth Scholarship


PhD, Leeds University Business School, UK, 2014-2018

Fellow Program in Management, MDI Gurgaon, 2013-2014

M.Tech in Industrial Engineering , Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi (2010-2012)

B.Tech in Mechanical engineering, Galgotias College of Engg & Tech., Greater Noida (2006-2010)


Professional Memberships



Thesis title

Unravelling employee engagement for environmentally sustainable supply chains.


Prof. Chee Yew Wong

Prof. Kerrie Unsworth

Thesis Key words

Operations management, Sustainable supply chain management, Environmental sustainability, Green supply chain management, Employee engagement

Thesis summary/synopsis

Over the years there has been a growing need for integrating environmental thinking into the entire supply chain. However, recent studies show that many organizations failed to make their employees engage in environmental management initiatives. It is difficult and challenging because environmental management has never been their core activity. The objective of this study is to develop a framework that would unravel the employee engagement behavior for achieving environmental sustainability in supply chains.

The framework is drawn from the multi-disciplinary literature which theorizes employee engagement as a crucial element in gaining voluntary efforts from employees within organizations. Accordingly, this study argues that better understanding of employee engagement will help organizations to stretch their environmental management goals and even achieve competitive advantage. Employee engagement is a relatively new concept in the sustainable supply chain management literature; by examining the various individual, organizational, task related antecedents and the interplay between them to conceptualize their behavioral engagement, this study aims to add new knowledge to the sustainable supply chain literature.

Based on a multi-theoretical perspective, the framework may prove helpful for organizations for introducing a basic rubric of targeted approach which is effective in engaging their employees for mitigating harm caused by their operations.


Verma, S., Wong, CYW., Unsworth, K., (2016) Unravelling employee engagement for environmentally sustainable supply chain: A stakeholder perspective. European Operations Management Association (EUROMA) 3rd Sustainability Forum, April 10-12, 2016, Lancaster University, United Kingdom.

Verma, S., (2015). Unravelling employee engagement framework for achieving Environmental sustainability of Supply Chains. British Academy of Management Doctoral Symposium, University of Portsmouth.

Verma, S., Jain, V. and Majumdar, A., 2013, August. An ISM Approach to Model and Analyze Agility of a Supply Chain: A Case of Fashion Industry. In Computational and Business Intelligence (ISCBI), 2013 International Symposium on (pp. 197-203). IEEE.

Verma, S., Jain, V. and Majumdar, A., 2012. Modeling an Agile Supply Chain: Research Challenges and Future Directions. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Soft Computing for Problem Solving (SocProS 2011) December 20-22, 2011 (pp. 277-285). Springer India.

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