Globalization, Change and Learning in South Asia

Globalization, Change and Learning in South Asia

1st Edition - October 31, 2013

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  • Authors: Shaista Khilji, Chris Rowley
  • eBook ISBN: 9780857094650

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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.

Key Features

  • 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


Teachers at all levels, and students in various disciplines, including (but not limited to) international management and  international business and management; Policy makers

Table of Contents

  • Dedication

    List of figures and tables

    Abbreviations and glossary of terms


    About the editors

    About the contributors

    Chapter 1: The changing context of South Asian economies



    Transformation and complexity in South Asia

    The importance of learning

    Purpose and structure of the book

    Contributions to this volume


    Chapter 2: Gendered contexts and globalization in South Asia


    Restraining ideology and gender

    Gender contexts

    Is globalization improving gender equality?

    Gender and institutional change

    Strategies for East meets West


    Chapter 3: A catalyst for globalization and knowledge flows: the South Asian diaspora


    Introduction to diasporas

    What is diaspora?

    Overview of South Asian diasporas

    Roles played by modern diasporas

    Major diaspora organizations

    Diasporas and economic development

    Evolving issues for diasporas

    Policy implications


    Chapter 4: Anatomy of corruption in South Asia



    Corruption: definition

    Corruption in South Asia

    Globalization, socioeconomic development, and corruption

    The role of democracy

    The role of national culture

    Globalization and learning


    Chapter 5: Management and culture in South Asia



    The nature of management and cultural change in South Asia

    Multinationals as change agents

    Organizations setting global trends

    How widespread are the changes?

    What can be learned from South Asian organizations?

    What can South Asian organizations learn from other organizations globally?


    Chapter 6: Globalization and corporate social responsibility: perspectives from South Asia



    The current status of CSR in South Asia

    Impact of globalization: convergence or divergence of CSR activities

    Does East meet West?

    Policy implications and recommendations


    Chapter 7: Frugal innovation



    The changing nature of globalization

    Reverse trends in innovation

    The concept of frugal innovation

    South Asian frugal innovations

    Implications for learning



    Chapter 8: Conclusions: South Asia at the crossroads – implications for learning and change



    Implications for future research

    South Asia at a crossroads – looking into the future




Product details

  • No. of pages: 240
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Chandos Publishing 2013
  • Published: October 31, 2013
  • Imprint: Chandos Publishing
  • eBook ISBN: 9780857094650

About the Authors

Shaista Khilji

Shaista E. Khilji is Professor of Human and Organizational Learning at the George Washington University, USA. Shaista received her PhD in International Management from Cambridge University. She has published several articles related to discussing business and management issues within South Asia. She is the Founding Editor in Chief of the South Asian Journal of Global Business Research (SAJGBR), and a founding Board Member of the South Asian Academy of Management. She is recipient of many awards, including the “Lifetime Fellow of Cambridge Commonwealth Society’’, the ‘‘Outstanding Service’’ and ‘‘Best Reviewer’’, awards by the Academy of Management, and a ‘‘Service Excellence’’ collaborative team award for hosting the Clinton Global Initiative University at George Washington University.

Affiliations and Expertise

George Washington University, USA

Chris Rowley

Professor Chris Rowley has affiliations at IHCR, Korea University, Korea and IBAS, Griffith University, Australia as well as IAPS, Nottingham University, UK and Cass Business School, City University, London, UK and has been a Korea Foundation Research Fellow. He is Editor of the journals Asia Pacific Business Review and Journal of Chinese Human Resource Management and also Series Editor of the Working in Asia and Asian Studies book series. He has given a range of talks and lectures to universities and companies internationally, with research and consultancy experience with unions, business and government. He has published widely in the area of Human Resource Management and Asian business, with over 500 articles, books and chapters and practitioner pieces as well as being interviewed and quoted in a range of practitioner reports and magazines, radio and newspapers globally.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professorial Fellow, Institute of Hallyu Convergence Research, Korea University, Korea, Adjunct Professor, Griffith Business School, Griffith University, Australia Visiting Fellow, Institute of Asia and Pacific Studies, Nottingham University, UK and Professor, Cass Business School, City University, London, UK

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