The main strength of the study lies in the fact that it
integrates Indian and western approaches in a common framework
encompassing the defining attributes and fundamental issues
associated with organisational commitment and conflict.
This volume will
be of great importance for all those who are working and
studying human resource management and carrying out research on
different aspects of HRM, especially organisational behaviour
and conflict management.
Business Systems in Developing Countries
edited by Gurli Jakobsen and Jens Erik Torp, Sage
Publications, New Delhi. Pages 260. Rs 225.
The highlight of
this volume is the concept of a ‘business system’ as defined
by Richard Whitley and his associates. This approach assumes
that there are some features of economic systems which are
characteristic of and peculiar to a given country and/region.
Rather than dwelling on the general features of economic systems
across countries, this approach studies how the constitution of
firms differs in different market contexts.
elaborates on this approach by drawing on insights from other
theoretical approaches and by reporting results of studied
conducted on the business systems of Malaysia, South Korea,
India, Indonesia and Ghana. It covers a wide range of issues
like new ways of doing business in India and critical assessment
of studying business systems through case studies.
This volume is
useful for those interested in international economics and in
conducting research on the topic. It is also useful for those
business enterprises, including MNCs, which want to be more
competitive in the world of business.