This book analyses key theoretical influences on Indian culture in a business context. It shows the interactions between indigenous culture and workplace ethics which is increasingly being populated by multinational corporations. It discusses how the Indian workplace has evolved over time as well as retained some managerial practices dating back to the classical traditions of ancient India. It further demonstrates the changes brought about by globalisation, especially through information technology and business process outsourcing industries.
This volume will be useful to the scholars and researchers of business and management studies, cultural studies, Asian studies as well as human resource (HR) professionals.
"This book is a nuanced, timely and balanced collection of papers dealing with cultural transitions in India." —Venkataraman Nilakant, Associate Professor at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand
"A wonderful collection of contemporary perspectives on Indian cultural influences on managerial thinking and practice. Rich selection of topics . . . business ethics, values, organisational culture." — Ravi Pappu, Associate Professor at UQ Business School, University of Queensland, Australia
List of Tables. List of Figures. Foreword. Preface. Introduction India: A Culture in Transition Ashish Malik & Vijay Pereira 1. Expanding the Vedantic virtues into business ethics: A leadership perspective Balakrishnan Muniapan & Mohan Dass 2.Significance of Work Culture and Managerial Effectiveness Guidelines from ‘Bhagavad-Gita’ in Contemporary Indian Organisations Kirti Rajhans 3. Indigenous Indian Management Philosophies. Key Concepts and Relevance for Modern Indian Firms Dirk Holtbrügg & Ritam Garg 4.Understanding the Post-Colonial India’s Culture: A Juxtaposition of Modern and Traditional Values Trishita Kordyban, Richard Hicks & Mark Bahr 5. Culturally Integrating an Indian JV partner post-acquisition C Lakshman 6. Evolution of work culture: Evidence from IT industry Gunjan Tomer 7. Corruption, Organizations and Culture in Contemporary India Harish C. Chandan 8. Beyond comparative cross-cultural dimensions on macro-level: Understanding Indian diversity in contextJasmin Mahadevan 9. Prolegomena to understanding Indian culture through Husserl's phenomenological lens Robert Shaw & Ashish Malik 10. Methodological Approaches and Challenges to studying Indian Culture Abinash Panda & Rajen K Gupta 11.Towards an integrated understanding of culture: A research agenda Vijay Pereira & Ashish Malik