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Global Transfer and Indian Management

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  • Florian Becker-Ritterspach

    () (German University in Cairo)

  • Tico Raaijman

    (University of Groningen)

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Abstract The goal of this paper is to contribute to a better understanding of Indian management and to challenge more generally ahistorical and essentialist notions of indigenous management perspectives. Drawing selectively on postcolonial theory, we suggest that a historical hybridity perspective serves as a crucial heuristic device to understand the nature of Indian management and its globalization related transition. Discussing the example of the local mismatch and transfer outcome related to a global transfer initiative in a German subsidiary in India, we illustrate the analytical value of a historical hybridity perspective. Our paper concludes that the postcolonial notions of ‘hybridity’ or ‘inbetweenness’, are crucial to understand the nature of management in India and in emerging markets more generally as they move us beyond reductionist Eastern vs. Western or indigenous vs. global dichotomies.

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  • Florian Becker-Ritterspach & Tico Raaijman, 2013. "Global Transfer and Indian Management," Management International Review, Springer, vol. 53(1), pages 141-166, February.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:manint:v:53:y:2013:i:1:d:10.1007_s11575-012-0166-8
    DOI: 10.1007/s11575-012-0166-8
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