Indian Culture and Work Organisations in Transition

Author: Ashish Malik,Vijay Pereira

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317232011

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 250

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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.

Management in India

Trends and Transition

Author: Herbert J. Davis,Samir R Chatterjee,Mark Heuer

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0761933638

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 441

View: 2058

Over the last decade, globalization has had a tremendous and far reaching impact on Indian management culture, policy and leadership styles. Management in India presents the first comprehensive and indepth examination of the emerging changes in Indian management culture both at the macro and micro levels and their impact on domestic and multinational businesses based in India. Drawing on the talent of outstanding contributors, the editors of this book analyse how the Indian business scenario is changing rapidly, while the attitude towards and orientation and practice of management has been correspondingly slow to change. Indian managers have found it difficult to change policies both at the enterprise and the employee level to match an increasingly global and international environment.

Anglo-Indian Women in Transition

Pride, Prejudice and Predicament

Author: Sudarshana Sen

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9811046549

Category: Social Science

Page: 202

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The study considers two generations of Anglo-Indian women in post-colonial India, and their social interaction with their community. It explores Anglo-Indian women as part of a cultural whole and as participants in the mainstream cultural claims of India. It notably highlights the marginalisation of Anglo-Indian women in decision-making, focusing on the multiple patriarchal dominations they face, and how it impacts on their role within society. It argues that the historical gendering of the Anglo-Indian community has concrete consequences in terms of familial, cultural and organizational links with the diaspora, perceptions and attitudes of other Indian communities towards the Anglo-Indian community in schools, neighborhoods and workplaces and significant discriminations based on colour of skin, economic resources and conformity to gender stereotypes. Examining how different forms of race, class and gender discrimination intersect in the lives and experiences of Anglo-Indian women, this work provides insights into contemporary gender relations in India, and is a key read for scholars in gender and sociology, as well as minority and diaspora studies.

Literary Radicalism in India

Gender, Nation and the Transition to Independence

Author: Priyamvada Gopal

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113433253X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 192

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Literary Radicalism in India situates postcolonial Indian literature in relation to the hugely influential radical literary movements initiated by the Progressive Writers Association and the Indian People's Theatre Association. In so doing, it redresses a visible historical gap in studies of postcolonial India. Through readings of major fiction, pamphlets and cinema, this book also shows how gender was of constitutive importance in the struggle to define 'India' during the transition to independence.

Consequences of Demographic Transition in India

Author: Rajib Lochan Panigrahy

Publisher: Discovery Publishing House

ISBN: 9788183560979

Category: Demography

Page: 99

View: 916

This book contains 11 articles on different aspects of population problems and its remedial measures of India Contents: Impediments on the Progress of Tribal Education, Child Labour: A Course, Backward Classes and Social Change, Education and Training for HRD in India, Alternative Path of Demographic Transition, Population Problems in India, Population and Moral Degradation, Indian Human Rights Commission: A Juncture, Population and Impact of Women Health, Problems of Agricultural Labour, Few Burning Problems of Population in India.

India: Preparation for the World of Work

Education System and School to Work Transition

Author: Matthias Pilz

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3658085029

Category: Education

Page: 355

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This book explores how the Indian education and training system prepares young people for the world of work and for the requirements of the employment market – because India is a leading industrialised nation with a very young population and a high demand for a skilled workforce. Indian experts write from a course-specific perspective, offering a comprehensive picture of educational policy, curriculum design and cultural characteristics. The virtual absence of a formalised system of vocational training in India underlines the importance of this research.

Living and Working in India

The complete practical guide to expatriate life in the sub continent

Author: Kris Rao

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1848032803

Category: Travel

Page: 160

View: 6352

As well as being a fascinating country, with a rich and varied culture, India is emerging as a major world economy. More and more people are going there to live and work. The purpose of this book is to ease the transition between western and Indian cultures. If you are going to India to do business or for long-term employment, or are being relocated there by your company, this book will tell you all you need to know to help you and your family settle quickly into your new environment - and to ensure that it is the experience of a lifetime.Beginning with an overview of the history of India, its geographical divisions, political system, religions, languages and ethnic and cultural divisions, this comprehensive guide goes on to provide detailed information on: how to get a work permit and find a job; Indian work practices, employment rights and benefits; taxes and pensions; the Indian health care system; how to set up a business and set up a company; how to buy or rent a property; what the cost of living is like; how to open a bank account and obtain a credit card; expatriate and Indian lifestyles; entertainment and leisure in India; Indian customs and habits food - the regional variations and local delicacies; and raising and educating your children.

Climate and Energy in a Complex Transition Process towards Sustainability in Hyderabad

Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies by Changing Institutions, Governance Structures, Lifestyles and Consumption Patterns

Author: Konrad Hagedorn,Dimitrios Zikos

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3867418993

Category: Political Science

Page: 104

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The Sustainable Hyderabad Project has over the course of its implementation generated knowledge towards improved understanding of the problems of climate change and energy efficiency in the complex transformation process that Hyderabad is undergoing. It has further identified potentials to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions and vulnerabilities of various supply systems to climate change impacts. Analysis of institutions and governance structures, a core approach to analyzing the problems in multiple focus fields of the project, was carried out in various sectors, namely, transport, lifestyles, food provision, citizens’ participation, urban and peri-urban land use and provision of energy and water. This paper summarizes the core concepts of the project, reports its main scientific and practical results and draws lessons from obstacles encountered. The authors further analyze the key findings for policy interventions and conclude by recommending prospective actions for climate change adaptation and mitigation in Hyderabad.

Voices of Native American Educators

Integrating History, Culture, and Language to Improve Learning Outcomes for Native American Students

Author: Sheila T. Gregory

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0739183478

Category: Education

Page: 248

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Voices of Native American Indian Educators: Integrating History, Culture, and Language to Improve Learning Outcomes for Native American Indian Students, edited by Sheila T. Gregory, provides vivid, comprehensive portraits, as well as scholarly quantitative and qualitative research, on the best practices that offer new and practical strategies for teachers to improve the academic performance of Native American Indian students. All of the contributors are Native American Indian educators who have exercised these strategies first-hand.

Encyclopedia of Canadian Social Work

Author: Francis J. Turner

Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press

ISBN: 1554588073

Category: Reference

Page: 468

View: 9226

All of us, as Canadians, are touched throughout our lives by some aspect of social welfare, either as recipients, donors, or taxpayers. But despite the importance of the social network in our country, there has been no single source of information about this critical component of our society. Even professionals in the field of social work or social services have not had a comprehensive volume addressing the myriad features of this critical societal structure. The Encyclopedia of Canadian Social Work fills this need. Over five hundred topics important to Canadian social work are covered, written by a highly diverse group of social workers covering all aspects of the field and all areas of the country. Practitioners, policy makers, academics, social advocates, researchers, students, and administrators present a rich overview of the complexity and diversity of social work and social welfare as it exists in Canada. The principal finding from this project underscores the long-held perception that there is a Canadian model of social work that is unique and stands as a useful model to other countries. The Encyclopedia of Canadian Social Work will be an important source of information, both to Canadians and to interested groups around the world. The Encyclopedia of Canadian Social Work is available in e-book version by subscription or from university and college libraries through the following vendors: Canadian Electronic Library, Ebrary, MyiLibrary, and Netlibrary.

International HRM

A Cross-Cultural Approach

Author: Terence Jackson

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761974055

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 252

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International HRM provides an account and critique of human resource management from a cross-cultural perspective, and explains theories relevant to the decision-making of real managers.

Cognition, Communication and Interaction

Transdisciplinary Perspectives on Interactive Technology

Author: Satinder P. Gill

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1846289270

Category: Computers

Page: 592

View: 5912

This book examines the theoretical and methodological research issues that underlie the design and use of interactive technology. The analysis directs attention to three human capacities: cognition, communication and interaction. The examination of these capacities is embedded in understanding concepts of communication and interaction and their application; conceptions of knowledge and cognition; and the role of aesthetics and ethics in design.

Vishva Hindu Parishad and Indian Politics

Author: Manjari Katju

Publisher: Orient Blackswan

ISBN: 9788125024767

Category: Hinduism and politics

Page: 186

View: 9587

Vishva Hindu Parishad and Indian Politics provides a detailed historical account of the VHP, one of the leading organisations in the Hindutva movement, focusing on its transformation from a loosely-knit body of Hindus aimed at preserving and promoting Hindu dharma, into a mass organisation actively involved in mobilising the urban middle classes, service professionals and religious leaders for the creation and promotion of a strong Hindu nation. Rich in empirical data, the book contains extensive quotations from fifty interviews carried out for this study, including those with central figures in the VHP such as Praveen Togadia and Ashok Singhal and members of related organisations.

Managing Human Resources

Human Resource Management in Transition

Author: Stephen Bach,Martin Edwards

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118509986

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 440

View: 4947

This revised edition is a comprehensive, authoritative set ofessays. It is more detailed and analytical than the mainstreamtreatments of HRM. As in previous editions, Managing Human Resources analyses HRM,the study of work and employment, using an integratedmulti-disciplinary approach. The starting point is a recognitionthat HRM practice and firm performance are influenced by a varietyof institutional arrangements that extend beyond the firm. Theconsequences of HRM need to incorporate analysis of employees andother stakeholders as well as the implications for organizationalperformance.

Law in Transition

Human Rights, Development and Transitional Justice

Author: Ruth Buchanan,Peer Zumbansen

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1782254137

Category: Law

Page: 392

View: 7474

Law has become the vehicle by which countries in the 'developing world', including post-conflict states or states undergoing constitutional transformation, must steer the course of social and economic, legal and political change. Legal mechanisms, in particular, the instruments as well as concepts of human rights, play an increasingly central role in the discourses and practices of both development and transitional justice. These developments can be seen as part of a tendency towards convergence within the wider set of discourses and practices in global governance. While this process of convergence of formerly distinct normative and conceptual fields of theory and practice has been both celebrated and critiqued at the level of theory, the present collection provides, through a series of studies drawn from a variety of contexts in which human rights advocacy and transitional justice initiatives are colliding with development projects, programmes and objectives, a more nuanced and critical account of contemporary developments. The book includes essays by many of the leading experts writing at the intersection of development, rights and transitional justice studies. Notwithstanding the theoretical and practical challenges presented by the complex interaction of these fields, the premise of the book is that it is only through engagement and dialogue among hitherto distinct fields of scholarship and practice that a better understanding of the institutional and normative issues arising in contemporary law and development and transitional justice contexts will be possible. The book is designed for research and teaching at both undergraduate and graduate levels. ENDORSEMENTS An extraordinary collection of essays that illuminate the nature of law in today's fragmented and uneven globalized world, by situating the stakes of law in the intersection between the fields of human rights, development and transitional justice. Unusual for its breadth and the quality of scholarly contributions from many who are top scholars in their fields, this volume is one of the first that attempts to weave the three specialized fields, and succeeds brilliantly. For anyone working in the fields of development studies, human rights or transitional justice, this volume is a wake-up call to abandon their preconceived ideas and frames and aim for a conceptual and programmatic restart. Professor Balakrishnan Rajagopal, Ford International Associate Professor of Law and Development, Massachusetts Institute of Technology This superb collection of essays explores the challenges, possibilities, and limits faced by scholars and practitioners seeking to imagine forms of law that can respond to social transformation. Drawing together cutting-edge work across the three dynamic fields of law and development, transitional justice, and international human rights law, this volume powerfully demonstrates that in light of the changes demanded of legal research, education, and practice in a globalizing world, all law is "law in transition". Anne Orford, Michael D Kirby Chair of International Law and Australian Research Council Future Fellow, University of Melbourne A terrific volume. Leading scholars of human rights, development policy, and transitional justice look back and into the future. What has worked? Where have these projects gone astray or conflicted with one another? Law will only contribute forcefully to justice, development and peaceful, sustainable change if the lessons learned here give rise to a new practical wisdom. We all hope law can do better ? the essays collected here begin to show us how. David Kennedy, Manley O Hudson Professor of Law, Director, Institute for Global Law and Policy, Harvard Law School


A Critique of an Ideology

Author: T. Klikauer

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137334274

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 362

View: 8657

Most people know what management is but often people have vague ideas about Manageralism. This book introduces Manageralism and its ideology as a colonising project that has infiltrated nearly every eventuality of human society.