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Understanding the post-colonial India’s culture: A juxtaposition of modern and traditional values
Indian Culture and Work Organisations in Transition
  • Trishita Kordyban, Bond University
  • Richard Hicks, Bond University
  • Mark Bahr, Bond University
Date of this Version
1-1-2016
Document Type
Book Chapter
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Kordyban, T.R., Hicks, R.E., & Bahr, M. (2016). Understanding the post-colonial India’s culture: A juxtaposition of modern and traditional values. In A. Malik & V. Pereira (Eds.), Indian Culture and Work Organisations in Transition (pp. 76-87). Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge.

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Copyright © 2016 Ashish Malik and Vijay Pereira

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9781315625447
Abstract
Three main historical socio-economic factors influenced the Indian organ-isations before economic liberalisation in the 1990s: the caste system, the British colonisation and post-independence socialism. However, amid this background after the Indian economy opened up to the world, there was a move towards transparency, professionalism and less bureaucracy. Nevertheless, India remains a country of paradoxes. Despite a majority of the population being rural, agrarian, illiterate and poor, India also possesses the largest group of skilled professionals in the world. In a colloquium to discuss India from a business perspective for multinational corporations, a panel comprised of Indian industry captains, academics and social workers noted that India is a country where contradictions coexisted peacefully, such as a spirit of cooperation and competition; lack of discipline and readiness to follow processed; chaos and order.
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Trishita Kordyban, Richard Hicks and Mark Bahr. "Understanding the post-colonial India’s culture: A juxtaposition of modern and traditional values" Abingdon, OxonIndian Culture and Work Organisations in Transition (2016) p. 76 - 87
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/richard_hicks/67/