V C Padaki P & P Group, Bangalore
Vijay Padaki is co-founder and Director of The P&P Group, a Bangalore-based management research and consultancy centre with a special focus on organization and institutional development. Early in his career he headed the Human Resources Division of ATIRA (Ahmedabad Textile Industry Research Association). He was a member of the founding faculty of the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, where he designed courses in research methodology, organizational behaviour, marketing research, organizational development and rural socio-technical systems. Besides setting up the Chimanlal Lalbhai Centre for Management, Ahmedabad, and helping to formulate the first comprehensive research-based textile policy for India in 1985, he has also been a Visiting Professor in Management Studies at the Indian Institute of Science and Honorary Visiting Professor at the Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bangalore. He has published several books, including Industrial Sickness: The Challenge in Indian Textiles (with V. Shanbhag, ATIRA 1984), Development Intervention and Programme Evaluation: Concepts and Cases (Sage 2001, edited) and Institutional Development in Social Interventions: Towards Inter-Organizational Effectiveness (with Manjulika Vaz, Sage 2003). With a deep involvement in the theatre over many years, he has authored over 25 plays, including a national awardwinning playscript. His plays have been produced internationally.