25 November, 2020

Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam

Forget Kipling, the East and West twain may deliver the ultimate management mantra

Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam
We believe India can be known for management education, just as we are now known for software. This might take even a decade but we have made a beginning and are moving step by step," says Dr M. Rammohan Rao, director, IIM-b.

Indeed. The buzz in India’s best B-schools right now: "Think Global". Almost every iim is working on turning itself into a global brand, not just an Indian one. Interestingly, much of this is also built around Indian values that can inform management theory. Of late, there’s been an explosion in research adapting basically western management thought to Indian value systems and developing better, more effective theories based on traditional Indian texts and ethical structures. Prof S.K. Chakrabarty of iim-c is the pioneer here and iim-c’s Centre for Human Values the first to focus on management and the Indian ethos. Others have joined in, from Amity Business School, which starts every new course with a havan, to Mumbai’s S.P. Jain Institute, which conducts a three-day workshop on the Gita, involving discourses, meditation and prayer, every year at...



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