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.
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Management in India

Trends and Transition

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

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761933632

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 441

View: 3187

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.
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Leading Organizations Through Transition

Communication and Cultural Change

Author: Stanley A. Deetz,Sarah J. Tracy,Jennifer Lyn Simpson

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761920977

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 232

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This book addresses the role of communication in cultural change efforts within organizations, especially during periods of transition, mergers, technological innovations and globalization.
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Investigating Cultural Aspects in Indian Organizations

Empirical Evidence

Author: Vijay Pereira,Ashish Malik

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319160982

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 204

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The purpose of this edited collection is to analyse the cultural aspects of Indian organizations. As the world’s largest and most diverse democracy, Indian society can be best described as an amalgam of multiple cultures, value systems, socio-political and institutional orientations. This book offers a theoretical and empirical basis for understanding the evolving and changing nature of these aspects in Indian organizations. The World Bank predicts that in the near future India will become the world’s second largest economy. The recent high growth rates reported by businesses in the Indian economy needs to be sustainable, especially amidst its high cultural diversity. Whilst there is tremendous interest in understanding the intricacies of Indian culture and a growing literature focusing on topics such as India-specific management and internationalization strategies of Indian firms, the cultural aspects of Indian businesses have been largely ignored. This book aims to fill this gap. It covers various topics in organizational culture and management such as human resource management, cross-cultural communication and coaching, cultural similarity, cultural literacy, multiculturalism, generational cultural values, talent acquisition and knowledge management. It also features case studies from high growth sectors such as the IT and health industries. Presenting contributions from local Indian and international researchers, this book provides a multidimensional perspective that will appeal to students, scholars and practitioners interested in organizational culture and management in India.
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Management in India

Trends and Transition

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

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761933632

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 441

View: 9105

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.
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Feeding the City

Work and Food Culture of the Mumbai Dabbawalas

Author: Sara Roncaglia

Publisher: Open Book Publishers

ISBN: 1909254002

Category: Social Science

Page: 214

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Every day in Mumbai 5,000 dabbawalas (literally translated as "those who carry boxes") distribute a staggering 200,000 home-cooked lunchboxes to the city's workers and students. Giving employment and status to thousands of largely illiterate villagers from Mumbai's hinterland, this co-operative has been in operation since the late nineteenth century. It provides one of the most efficient delivery networks in the world: only one lunch in six million goes astray. Feeding the City is an ethnographic study of the fascinating inner workings of Mumbai's dabbawalas. Cultural anthropologist Sara Roncaglia explains how they cater to the various dietary requirements of a diverse and increasingly global city, where the preparation and consumption of food is pervaded with religious and cultural significance. Developing the idea of "gastrosemantics" - a language with which to discuss the broader implications of cooking and eating - Roncaglia's study helps us to rethink our relationship to food at a local and global level.
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Change the Culture, Change the Game

The Breakthrough Strategy for Energizing Your Organization and Creating Accounta bility for Results

Author: Roger Connors,Tom Smith

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101475250

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

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A fully revised and updated installment from the bestselling author of The Oz Principle Series. Two-time New York Times bestselling authors Roger Connors and Tom Smith show how leaders can achieve record-breaking results by quickly and effectively shaping their organizational culture to capitalize on their greatest asset-their people. Change the Culture, Change the Game joins their classic book, The Oz Principle, and their recent bestseller, How Did That Happen?, to complete the most comprehensive series ever written on workplace accountability. Based on an earlier book, Journey to the Emerald City, this fully revised installment captures what the authors have learned while working with the hundreds of thousands of people on using organizational culture as a strategic advantage.
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Transitions at the Top

What Organizations Must Do to Make Sure New Leaders Succeed

Author: Dan Ciampa,David L. Dotlich

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118975081

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

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"Many books have been written for new CEOs on what they need to do when they take charge at a new company, but few focus on what the rest of the organization has to do to set up the new leader--and the rest of the organization--for success. During any transition of C-suite leadership, the board of directors, the outgoing CEO (if there is one), the Chief Human Resources Officer, and other influential senior executives all play a crucial role in achieving a successful transition. What does it take to focus the organization, culture, systems, and processes so that the entire company lays a foundation for success?Transitions at the Top tells companies everything they need to know to successfully maintain continuity as one leader passes the mantle of responsibility to a successor, spanning the steps & events from the point that a candidate for a top position accepts the offer, all the way through to the point that a critical mass of followers accepts him/her as the established leader. The book includes advice for each role who will be managing the transition"--
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Consequences of Demographic Transition in India

Author: Rajib Lochan Panigrahy

Publisher: Discovery Publishing House

ISBN: 9788183560979

Category: Demography

Page: 99

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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.
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Researching Transitions in Lifelong Learning

Author: John Field,Jim Gallacher,Robert Ingram

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134005563

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

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In today’s society, people and organisations increasingly undergo processes of transition. Experiences of change affect all areas of life: our jobs, relationships, status, communities, engagement in civil society, lifestyles, even understandings of our own identity. Each person must expect and make ready for transitions, engaging in learning as a fundamental strategy for handling change. This is where lifelong learning steps in. From career guidance to third age programmes, from ‘learning to learn’ in kindergarten to MBA, from Mozart for babies to gender re-assignment counselling, people face a crowded world of learning activities designed to help them through transitions. Researching Transitions in Lifelong Learning presents new research from Britain, Australia and North America. The authors include leading scholars with established international reputations - such as Kathryn Ecclestone, Sue Webb, Gert Biesta, W. Norton Grubb, Nicky Solomon and David Boud - as well as emerging researchers with fresh and sometimes challenging perspectives. While emphasising the complexity and variety of people’s experiences of learning transitions, as well as acknowledging the ways in which they are embedded in the specific contexts of everyday life, the authors share a common interest in understanding the lived experiences of change from the learner’s perspective. This volume therefore provides an opportunity to take stock of recent research into transitions, seen in the context of lifelong learning, and outlines important messages for future policy and practice. It will also appeal to researchers worldwide in education and industrial sociology, as well as students on courses in post-compulsory education.
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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.
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Anglo-Indian Women in Transition

Pride, Prejudice and Predicament

Author: Sudarshana Sen

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9811046549

Category: Social Science

Page: 202

View: 2004

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.
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New Orleans Suite

Music and Culture in Transition

Author: Lewis Watts,Eric Porter

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520955323

Category: Music

Page: 158

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With New Orleans Suite, Eric Porter and Lewis Watts join the post-Katrina conversation about New Orleans and its changing cultural scene. Using both visual evidence and the written word, Watts and Porter pay homage to the city, its region, and its residents, by mapping recent and often contradictory social and cultural transformations, and seeking to counter inadequate and often pejorative accounts of the people and place that give New Orleans its soul. Focusing for the most part on the city’s African American community, New Orleans Suite is a story about people: how bad things have happened to them in the long and short run, how they have persevered by drawing upon and transforming their cultural practices, and what they can teach us about citizenship, politics, and society.
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Living and Working in India

The complete practical guide to expatriate life in the sub continent

Author: Kris Rao

Publisher: How To Books

ISBN: 1848032803

Category: Travel

Page: 160

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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.
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Literary Radicalism in India

Gender, Nation and the Transition to Independence

Author: Priyamvada Gopal

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415329040

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 177

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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.
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Leading Organizations

Ten Timeless Truths

Author: Scott Keller,Mary Meaney

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 147294688X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

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Scott Keller and Mary Meaney, both consultants with McKinsey, examine the most common questions they are asked by their clients in the areas of human capital, organization design, transformational change, and merger management. Containing the latest thinking on the most effective answers to those questions, this book offers leaders and senior managers unrivalled advice and support in their efforts to harness the full potential of their businesses. Leading Organizations is anchored in a series of short chapters that use creative graphics and real-life examples to illustrate the book's key messages and ensure a highly visual exploration of organizational design and management.
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South Asia in Transition

Democracy, Political Economy and Security

Author: B. Chakma

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137356642

Category: Political Science

Page: 286

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Combining theoretical and empirical insights, this book provides an in-depth analysis of South Asia's transition in the areas of democracy, political economy and security since the end of the Cold War. It provides a close scrutiny to the state of democracy and political economy in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh.
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Encyclopedia of Canadian Social Work

Author: Francis J. Turner

Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press

ISBN: 1554588073

Category: Reference

Page: 468

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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.
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