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Culture and Organizational Behaviour

Culture and Organizational Behaviour

First Edition
  • Jai B. P. Sinha - ASSERT Institute of Management Studies, Patna, Bihar, India

January 2009 | 448 pages | SAGE Texts
Culture and Organizational Behaviour is a textbook for management studies that highlights the effect of the confluence of Western and Indian cultural influences. It adheres to the syllabi of the organizational behaviour courses followed in most major universities and management institutes. The book presents basic knowledge of organizational behaviour as developed in the West, adds to these the latest global research findings, and situates them in the Indian cultural perspective. It also highlights the issues that emanate from the interface of the Indian culture and organizational behaviour.

Key Features:
- Contains updated case studies from Indian organizations
- Focuses on current and emerging strategies in organizational structures, leadership, power and politics
- Covers topics like balancing work and other responsibilities, power and politics, and conflict and negotiation, which, though extremely crucial to organizational behaviour, have perhaps not got due attention in the existing literature
- Presents the relatively unexplored effects of Indian culture on organizational behaviour. Provides a platform where both theoretical and practical issues can be addressed by managers, researchers, students and teachers alike.
Organizational Behaviour
Indian Cultural Context
The Indian Milieu
Self and Personality
Well-Being: The Ultimate Goal of Life
Individuals and Group Dynamics
Working for Self and Others
Power and Politics
Effective Leadership
Theories of Leadership
Organizational Culture
Knowledge Organization
Organizational Change and Development

The book has well researched content and excellently covers the basic knowledge of organizational behaviour and the advancements in the field…It captures organizational behaviour and issues with well-woven essence of the Indian organizations in its text…the author has tried to blend the theory with the practical aspects of organizational behaviour through appropriate use of examples, interesting case-lets and exercises. List of tables, boxes and figures, proper referencing and indexing make the navigation through the book really easy and clear. Avoidance of jargons and use of simple language makes it very useful for the readers.


The book presents the basic knowledge of organizational behaviour as developed in the West, and stimulates the research in the Indian cultural perspective. The book will be of immense use to students and teachers of organizational behaviour in the faculty of management.

The Indian Journal of Industrial Relations

One of the best contributions which provides a considerable knowledge about organizational behavior as it has developed in the West and situates them in the Indian cultural perspective...provides insights to help readers to get in-depth understanding of contents in a precise manner.... The book is a comprehensive read and has successfully handled the challenge of broad-basing and replicating the existing thought of theories and practices of organizational behavior evolved in Western countries in Indian context. The chapters of the book end with summary of the key-points, self-administrable exercises and detailed case studies which add value to book. On the whole the book is a great contribution on the subject and is certainly to benefit academic readers, researchers and management students. 

South Asian Journal of Management

The book has well researched content and excellently covers the basic knowledge of organizational behaviour and the advancements in the field…It captures organizational behaviour and issues with well-woven essence of the Indian organizations in its text.


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ISBN: 9788178298962

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