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World Class In India

World Class In India

Sumantra Ghoshal
,
Gita Piramal
,
Sudeep Budhiraja
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World Class in India presents the stories of select Indian companies that have been able to spur their managers to overcome their resistance to change and begin the journey to becoming world class. The cases in this book have been chosen from a cross section of industries in different sectors and range from family-run businesses to multinational corporations to government enterprises. They are drawn from extensive research done by the authors over several years and show how companies have transformed themselves bottom up, revamping strategies, organization and management.

Imprint: Penguin

Published: Mar/2002

ISBN: 9780143028390

Length : 682 Pages

World Class In India

Sumantra Ghoshal
,
Gita Piramal
,
Sudeep Budhiraja
Overview

World Class in India presents the stories of select Indian companies that have been able to spur their managers to overcome their resistance to change and begin the journey to becoming world class. The cases in this book have been chosen from a cross section of industries in different sectors and range from family-run businesses to multinational corporations to government enterprises. They are drawn from extensive research done by the authors over several years and show how companies have transformed themselves bottom up, revamping strategies, organization and management.

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Sumantra Ghoshal

Born in India, educated in the US and currently living in Europe, SUMANTRA GHOSHAL is a teacher, author and consultant in the field of international management. He is also founding dean of the Indian School of Business in Hyderabad. He has published eight books, over forty-five articles and several award-winning case studies. Managing across Borders: The Transnational Solution, co-authored with Christopher A. Bartlett, has been listed as one of the fifty most influential management books.

Gita Piramal

A freelance journalist with a Ph.D. in business history, Gita Piramal is the author of the best-selling Business Maharajas and the co-author of a pioneering work on business history, India's Industrialists. She has also contributed to the seminal volume Business and Politics in India-A Historical Perspective, edited by Dr Dwijendra Tripathi and published by the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. She has been writing and commenting on the corporate sector for over eighteen years for leading Indian and international newspapers such as the UK's Financial Times and Economic Times.
Piramal has been involved in the making of television programmes on Indian business for the BBC and for Plus Channel.
She is married to industrialist Dilip G. Piramal and they have two daughters, Aparna and Radhika. Piramal divides her time between Mumbai and London.

Sudeep Budhiraja

Educated in India and America, SUDEEP BUDHIRAJA is a career banker having spent eighteen years with Citibank N.A. As a member of the bank’s international staff he has held challenging assignments in five countries across a range of areas including treasury, commercial banking, private banking, investment management and transaction banking. A visiting Research Fellow at the London Business School from 1997 to 1999, he worked with Sumantra Ghoshal on his India project, developing various case studies, which are included in this book.

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