Culture in Indian organisations: evidence-based research and practice

Vijay Pereira, Ashish Malik

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    A Google search on the 29th of November 2014 at 2200 hours GMT inputting the words ‘culture in Indian organisations’ generated ‘About 18,000,000 results (0.38 seconds)’. Similarly the same words in Google Scholar yielded ‘About 89,300 results (0.06 sec)’. These results are not surprising given the World Bank predicting that globally in the near future India will be the second largest economy after China. The recent high growth rates reported by businesses in the Indian economy, while laudable from some perspectives (Cappelli et al., 2010), also need to be sustainable, especially amidst its high cultural diversity. As the world’s largest and most diverse democracy, the Indian society can be best described as a ‘cultural melting pot’ with a combination of multiple cultures, value systems, socio-political and institutional orientations. Further, India as one of the oldest civilisations is now regarded the second largest growing economy in the world. As such there is growing international interest in understanding and unbundling the intricacies of Indian culture (Milner, 1994; Nicholson, & Sahay, 2001), especially through empirical evidence.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationInvestigating cultural aspects in Indian organizations
    Subtitle of host publicationempirical evidence
    EditorsVijay Pereira, Ashish Malik
    VolumeNew York City
    ISBN (Electronic)9783319160986
    ISBN (Print)9783319160979
    Publication statusPublished - 2015

    Publication series

    NameIndia Studies in Business and Economics
    ISSN (Print)2198-0012


    • Empirical Evidence
    • India
    • Indian Culture
    • Indian Organizations
    • Organizational culture


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