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Designing and Developing Organisations for Tomorrow by Anup K. Singh

Designing and Developing Organisations for Tomorrow


Designing and Developing Organisations for Tomorrow by Anup K. Singh

Even as nation states such as India are being opened up to global transactions and influence, it is widely accepted that the capability to organise effectively needs to be developed indigenously, keeping in mind cultural nuances. Recognising this, this timely book brings together the latest thinking and practice in the area of organisational design and practice in India. Written by some of India's foremost practitioners and scholars, the 20 original essays comprising this volume focus on the issues and challenges faced by organisations in various sectors of the economy. They provide insights into the contextual and cultural influences that need to be kept in mind while designing and developing Indian organisations. Included in the volume are pertinent case studies that illustrate both organisation development in practice and the management of change. This timely book brings together the latest thinking and practice in the area of organisational design and practice in India.

About the Author

Rajen K. Gupta has a first degree in Electrical Engineering from IIT Kanpur and is a Fellow of the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad. He used action research and quasi-ethnography approach for his doctoral dissertation. He has worked in the State Bank of India and Jyoti Ltd before moving to IIM Lucknow as a faculty member. Currently, he is Senior Professor at the Management Development Institute (MDI), Gurgaon. He teaches qualitative research paper in doctoral programme and has been guiding students in using qualitative research for over 15 years. He is an active researcher. The main domains of consulting are human resource develpment (HRD) and organization design and development. Professor Gupta is a member of the international editorial board of the International Journal of Cross Cultural Management (SAGE, London), International Journal of Indian Culture and Business Management (IJICBM) and is associated with the Journal of Research Practice from its beginning. He is a founding member of the National HRD Network and a professional member of Indian Society for Applied Behavioural Science (ISABS). He has written/edited four books and over 100 research papers in national and international journals.

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Publication date

14th November 2001


Anup K. Singh

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SAGE Publications Inc


356 pages


Ownership & organization of enterprises



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