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Description - The Challenges of Indian Management by B. R. Virmani

Management in India is an amalgam of practices borrowed from the West-and more recently from Japan-overlaid with age-old Indian values and norms that are still extant. This book is a seminal attempt to understand the nature of Indian management and how it can be institutionalized. With an in-depth historical perspective and a thorough analysis of four types of Indian organizations-traditional family-owned private sector; public sector; governmental departments and multinationals-the author highlights certain common styles, policies and practices that are in consonance with the Indian environment and also provides guidelines for management practices for Indian organizations. The contradiction within the Indian context between stated policy and actual practice has been explored and brought to the fore. Also in this book: - evolution of management in India from ancient times to the present; - evolution of management practices in the West and Japan; their strengths and weaknesses as also their relevance in the Indian context; - overview of Indian management and the future direction it could take. Lucidly written and replete with detailed case studies based on data collected from over 50 organizations, the book provides the path Indian management needs to take in the context of the changing competitive environment.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780761935513
ISBN-10: 0761935517
Format: Paperback
(215mm x 139mm x mm)
Pages: 380
Imprint: SAGE Publications Inc
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Publish Date: 1-Jan-2007
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - B. R. Virmani

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.