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This book discusses the issues and challenges of organizing and managing in the context of a globalized world. It provides insights and perspectives on the realities of organization in a world where governance structures, organizational processes, management practices and employment relations are in a vortex of transformation. It analyzes the political, economic, sociological, cultural, institutional and legal factors that shape these realities.
Globalization has thrown up fundamental questions on the identity, social values, national and local culture and history and even the future identity of societies. Managing and organizing a diverse organization in these times is, thus, a subject worth studying; Organizing and Managing in the Era of Globalization is an answer to this quest.
This book will be useful for students and professionals of organizational design, organizational change and international management. Researchers in the fields of organization and management as well as globalization will also find it of immense value.
About the Author
Pritam Singh is the Director General of International Management Institute, India. Previously, he has been the Director of Management Development Institute (MDI), Gurgaon, India (1994-1998 and 2003-2006), and Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow (IIML), India (1998-2003).
An inspiring role model, Dr Pritam Singh has spent his entire life tirelessly doing what he does best: awakening students, academia, corporate heads, and policymakers to raise their excellence to the next level. As the chairman and member of several policymaking committees and bodies of Government of India, he has stamped his perspective on policy issues that surround both management education and corporate management in India. He sits on the boards of more than 20 reputed private- and publicsector organizations, helping them initiate change processes and charter winning corporate strategies. As a consultant, Dr Singh has worked with more than 200 CEOs in India and abroad and conducted more than 100 retreats for the top management of both private- and public-sector organizations as well as multinational corporations.
As an academic administrator, Dr Singh's record is unparalleled. With his entrepreneurial vision and path-breaking innovative methods, Dr Singh turned around the fortunes of both MDI (where he was director in the periods 1994-1998 and 2003-2006) and IIML (1998-2003), and, quite fittingly, earned the repute of being the "Midas Touch" director.
A thought leader with extraordinary insight, Dr Singh is the author of seven academically reputed books, three of which are award winning. He has also published over 60 research papers in various national and international journals. He is a globally sought-after speaker and has addressed various Indian and global audiences including chambers of commerce in various countries, notably, the Netherlands, France, Germany, Greece, Russia, UK, USA, Thailand, Mauritius, Egypt, and so on.
Dr Singh is and has been a member and the chairman of several important government committees:
1. Chairman, Sub-committee on Institutional Management and Leadership Development in Higher Education, Planning Commission of India (for Twelfth Five Year Plan, 2012-2017).
2. Member, Banking Selection Board (for selecting chairperson, managing directors, and executive directors).
3. Member, Department of Personnel and Training, Government of India committee on leadership building for the Indian Administrative Services officers.
4. Member, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India committee for the capacity building of Indian Police Service officers.
5. Member, Tenth Five Year Plan for Higher Education.
His distinguished services were acknowledged by the country when the President of India conferred on him the prestigious Padma Shri in 2003 for excellence in education. It was for the first time that any professor and a serving director of a management institute in India received this coveted award in the field of management education.
Dr Singh is an MCom (Gold Medalist), Banaras Hindu University (BHU); PhD in Management, BHU; DLit, UP Technical University; and Fulbright Fellow, Kelley School of Management, Bloomington, Indiana, USA.
Subir Verma is Fellow (PhD) from IIM, Ahmedabad and M.A. (Gold Medalist) and M.Phil in Political Science from Delhi University. He has more than 16 years of teaching experience and has been a visiting faculty at ESCP-Europe, Paris. He was earlier the Chairman of the flagship MBA program, Chairman of the Corporate Relations and Placements Committee, and Chairman of the EQUIS Accreditation at MDI.
Professor Verma has consulted with top MNCs in India on their Organization Design, Change Management, and Leadership Development. He has also designed and delivered numerous workshops, both in class and outbound-based experiential learning, on leadership, teamwork, managerial effectiveness, and negotiation skills for the middle and senior level of management of several reputed public and private sector organizations.
Professor Verma has edited two books, viz. Organizing and Managing in the Era of Globalization (along with Pritam Singh, 2009) and Creating Boundaryless HR (2009), and published several articles in reputed national and international journals. His forthcoming book on M.K. Gandhi: An Epitome of Leadership is slated for publication next year. At present, he is engaged in carrying out the AICTE funded research on "Identification and Benchmarking of Best Practices in Organizing and Managing in Corporate India." Professor Verma has presented his research papers in several prestigious international conferences such as of the Academy of Management, World Congress of Sociology, Asia Pacific Researchers in Organization Studies, International Human Resource Management, and the European Group of Organization Studies.
Professor Verma is a recipient of numerous awards and honors, some of which are the Dr Karan Singh Gold Medal, Professor C.J. Chacko Prize, UGC Fellowship, Club Internationale (Paris) Fellowship, and the AICTE Research Grant. He is on the editorial board of the International Strategic Management Journal. He is a Board Member of the Asia Pacific Researchers on Organization Studies and Member of the American Academy of Management, International Sociological Association, and the National HRD Network.