© 2015

Investigating Cultural Aspects in Indian Organizations

Empirical Evidence

  • Vijay Pereira
  • Ashish Malik

Part of the India Studies in Business and Economics book series (ISBE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Kajal Sharma, Poonam Sharma, D. M. Pestonjee
    Pages 129-154
  3. Sreelekha Mishra, Sushanta Kumar Mishra
    Pages 171-183
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 199-204

About this book


The purpose of this edited collection is to analyze the cultural aspects of Indian organizations. As the world’s largest and most diverse democracy, Indian society can be best described as an amalgam of multiple cultures, value systems, socio-political and institutional orientations. This book offers a theoretical and empirical basis for understanding the evolving and changing nature of these aspects in Indian organizations.

The World Bank predicts that in the near future India will become the world’s second largest economy. The recent high growth rates reported by businesses in the Indian economy needs to be sustainable, especially amidst its high cultural diversity. Whilst there is tremendous interest in understanding the intricacies of Indian culture and a growing literature focusing on topics such as India-specific management and internationalization strategies of Indian firms, the cultural aspects of Indian businesses have been largely ignored. This book aims to fill this gap. It covers various topics in organizational culture and management such as human resource management, cross-cultural communication and coaching, cultural similarity, cultural literacy, multiculturalism, generational cultural values, talent acquisition and knowledge management. It also features case studies from high growth sectors such as the IT and health industries.

 Presenting contributions from local Indian and international researchers, this book provides a multidimensional perspective that will appeal to students, scholars and practitioners interested in organizational culture and management in India.


Empirical Evidence India Indian Culture Indian Organizations Organizational culture

Editors and affiliations

  • Vijay Pereira
    • 1
  • Ashish Malik
    • 2
  1. 1.Organisation Studies and HRMUniversity of PortsmouthPortsmouthUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.The University of NewcastleNewcastle Business SchoolOurimbahAustralia

About the editors

Dr. Vijay Pereira, PhD, is a Senior Lecturer of International and Strategic HRM and holds the position of Leader in Knowledge Services (Human Capital Development) in the Organisation Studies and HRM group at the Portsmouth Business School, University of Portsmouth, UK. He holds six academic qualifications, and has published in several leading journals such as HRM, the Journal of World Business, International Studies of Management & Organization, Culture & Organisation, International Journal of Indian Culture & Business Administration, etc. He has also contributed to several book chapters and is currently co-editing three books. He is the Area/Associate Editor (OB/HRM) of the Journal of Asia Business Studies (JABS). He is also guest editing three special issues, including one on Indian Culture in the Journal Culture and Organization. His previous experiences have been in consulting and industry, both in India and the UK.

Dr. Ashish Malik, PhD is a lecturer in the ER&HRM group at the University of Newcastle, Australia. Ashish completed his PhD from Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand and holds a MA (PM&IR) from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, India. Ashish's thesis examined skills and capability development issues in the Indian IT industry. Ashish has published and presented more than 40 research papers with an India focus at numerous national and international conferences. His works have appeared in numerous academic journals including the Asia-Pacific Business Review and Industrial Marketing Management. Ashish is currently co-editing two books (with Routledge and Springer) on business models in the Indian IT industry and culture, respectively, and co-authoring another book on Human capital management in the Indian IT/BPO sector with Palgrave Macmillan. Ashish is also co-editing three journal special issues focusing on employment relations in India, Indian culture and National Business Systems in Asian countries for the International Journal of Employment Studies, Culture & Organisation and Journal of Asia Business Studies journals. Ashish currently serves on the editorial board of Journal of Asia Business Studies and Jindal Journal of Business Research (Sage Publishing).

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Investigating Cultural Aspects in Indian Organizations
  • Book Subtitle Empirical Evidence
  • Editors Vijay Pereira
    Ashish Malik
  • Series Title India Studies in Business and Economics
  • Series Abbreviated Title India Studies in Business, Economics
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics Business and Management (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-16097-9
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-36688-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-16098-6
  • Series ISSN 2198-0012
  • Series E-ISSN 2198-0020
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 204
  • Number of Illustrations 4 b/w illustrations, 5 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Emerging Markets/Globalization
    Regional/Spatial Science
    Cultural Studies
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