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Socio-Cultural Determinants of Conflicts in Organization


  • Agrawal N M


The paper focuses on conflicts in organization. It discusses the need for understanding the process of ‘conflict’ particularly in the context of developing countries. It is argued that the exigencies of development create value differences between the older and the younger generation which lead to intra-personal and inter-personal conflict. Other major causes of conflicts are the prevalence of many cultures, languages, castes, and ethnic groups. The conflict resolution methods used by industrially developed countries are reviewed and possibilities of using them in Indian organizations are explored. Some of the indigenous approaches to conflict resolution and problems in using them in organization are also discussed.

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  • Agrawal N M, 1984. "Socio-Cultural Determinants of Conflicts in Organization," IIMA Working Papers WP1984-02-01_00572, Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, Research and Publication Department.
  • Handle: RePEc:iim:iimawp:wp00572

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