About the Book

This is a pioneering attempt in the field of comparative management practices in Asia. If the efforts to globalize Indian operations are to bear fruit, it would need more than just attempts at liberalisation of our economy liberalisation of administration processes and creation of knowledge wherewith all will have to go hand in hand.

This book on ‘Organisation Futures’ amongst other things has significant contributions from Sri Lanka, Malaysian, Taiwanese, Indian experiences. An overall Asian view is also attempted as is an effort made to classify some conceptual issues.

The volume shall be found useful by anyone seeking to adjust to changes taking place around us, especially those who believe in continuously updating their mindsets. The book includes contributions from Les Pickett, M. B. Athreya, Kang Chin Seng, Vinayshil Gautam, Sudhir K. Jain, Shivraj Kanungo, Kanika T. Bhal, P. K. Jain, Ramapati Singhania, Brahm Dutt, Casper Shih, etc.

About the Editor

Vinayshil Gautam is Dalmia Chair Professor of Comparative Management and first Head of Management Studies Department IIT (D). He is the founder coordinator of the Dalmia Foundation supported Research Programme on Management in Asia. He has been offered the post of Project Director/First Director of the fifth National Institute in the chain of Indian Institutes of Management being set up at Calicut. Widely published, extensively traveled, and a recepient of several academic honours, worldwide, Dr Gautam is highly respected for his contributions to the field of Organisation Management, Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship studies. He is the President-elect of Asian Region Training and Development Organisations and has management intervention experiences in India and abroad. He is a member of various national and international expert committees.

Dr. Gautam is the General Editor of Researches in Management in Asia: Series and the editor of this volume on “Organisational Futures.”

Table of Contents

Paper 1: Human Resource Management in the New World Work – Les Pickett
Paper 2: The Futures of Organizations – M. B. Athreya
Paper 3: Human Resources Development and Management of a Modernizing City: The Experience of Penang – Kang Chin Seng
Paper 4: Management Practices in Process Consultancy Experiments Towards Organizational Excellence – Vinayshil Gautam
Paper 5: Economic Liberalization and Organisations Future: A Comparative Analysis of India and Sri lanka – Sudhir K. Jain
Paper 6: Comparative Information Technology Management Practice in India – Shivraj Kanungo
Paper 7: Work Related Values of Indian Managers: Leading Patterns – Kanika T. Bhal
Paper 8: Capital Structure Practices of Select Private Corporate Enterprises from South East Asia: With Focus on India – P. K. Jain
Paper 9: Organizational Futures-Reflections on Small and Medium Enterprises – Brahm Dutt
Paper 10: HROD Strategies and Programs in Developed and Developing Economies-A Note on the China Productivity Center’s Experience – Casper Shih
Organisational Futures: A Practitioner’s Perspective – A Conversation Between Ramapati Singhania, Chairman, P.G.R. Group and The Editor


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