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Globalization, Change and Learning in South Asia

Book Description

Globalization has changed business the world over. Financial crises in the West and parts of Asia have triggered a search for new models and ways of doing business. South Asia offers a novel perspective on these issues, both from an intra-Asia and international standpoint. Globalization, Change and Learning in South Asia is an edited collection focussing on analysis and review of contemporary business practices in South Asia. This title shows the importance of South Asia to business and management research, and the practice of business, highlighting the role of extensive learning in addressing the slew of challenges presented by globalization. An introduction by the editors highlights socio-economic aspects of South Asia to establish its relevance in the global economy. Six chapters then cover: gender issues, diaspora as catalysts of knowledge flows, anatomy of corruption, evolving nature of management and culture; corporate social responsibility perspectives, and the growth of frugal innovation practice in South Asia.

  • Captures a balanced view of how organizations and leaders are coping with the pressures of globalization
  • Identifies both challenges and notable practices facing organizations
  • Provides a useful template for companies managing change within South Asia and other emerging economies

Table of Contents

  1. Cover image
  2. Title page
  3. Table of Contents
  4. Copyright
  5. Dedication
  6. List of figures and tables
  7. Abbreviations and glossary of terms
  8. Preface
  9. About the editors
  10. About the contributors
  11. Chapter 1: The changing context of South Asian economies
    1. Abstract:
    2. Introduction
    3. Transformation and complexity in South Asia
    4. The importance of learning
    5. Purpose and structure of the book
    6. Contributions to this volume
    7. Conclusions
  12. Chapter 2: Gendered contexts and globalization in South Asia
    1. Abstract:
    2. Restraining ideology and gender
    3. Gender contexts
    4. Is globalization improving gender equality?
    5. Gender and institutional change
    6. Strategies for East meets West
    7. Conclusion
  13. Chapter 3: A catalyst for globalization and knowledge flows: the South Asian diaspora
    1. Abstract:
    2. Introduction to diasporas
    3. What is diaspora?
    4. Overview of South Asian diasporas
    5. Roles played by modern diasporas
    6. Major diaspora organizations
    7. Diasporas and economic development
    8. Evolving issues for diasporas
    9. Policy implications
    10. Conclusion
  14. Chapter 4: Anatomy of corruption in South Asia
    1. Abstract:
    2. Introduction
    3. Corruption: definition
    4. Corruption in South Asia
    5. Globalization, socioeconomic development, and corruption
    6. The role of democracy
    7. The role of national culture
    8. Globalization and learning
    9. Conclusions
  15. Chapter 5: Management and culture in South Asia
    1. Abstract:
    2. Introduction
    3. The nature of management and cultural change in South Asia
    4. Multinationals as change agents
    5. Organizations setting global trends
    6. How widespread are the changes?
    7. What can be learned from South Asian organizations?
    8. What can South Asian organizations learn from other organizations globally?
    9. Conclusions
  16. Chapter 6: Globalization and corporate social responsibility: perspectives from South Asia
    1. Abstract:
    2. Introduction
    3. The current status of CSR in South Asia
    4. Impact of globalization: convergence or divergence of CSR activities
    5. Does East meet West?
    6. Policy implications and recommendations
    7. Conclusions
  17. Chapter 7: Frugal innovation
    1. Abstract:
    2. Introduction
    3. The changing nature of globalization
    4. Reverse trends in innovation
    5. The concept of frugal innovation
    6. South Asian frugal innovations
    7. Implications for learning
    8. Conclusion
    9. Acknowledgements
  18. Chapter 8: Conclusions: South Asia at the crossroads – implications for learning and change
    1. Abstract:
    2. Introduction
    3. Implications for future research
    4. South Asia at a crossroads – looking into the future
    5. Conclusions
  19. References
  20. Index