The role of the manufacturing sector in the overall development of an economy can never be undermined. In an emerging economy like India, the role of the manufacturing sector is even more critical. As a source of employment, hub of technological progress, and an accelerator of output growth in other
sectors, it is paramount that the manufacturing firms are resilient to cope with the challenges posed by the dynamic business environment of today.
This book explores the role of microeconomic and macroeconomic factors in determining the level of efficiency, profitability and the stock market performance of the firms in the Indian manufacturing sector. Focusing specifically on the post-reform era, the authors take stock of the inherent
distinctive characteristics of the different sectors across the manufacturing industry, which are understandably different. Emphasizing the changing scenario of the manufacturing sector under different policy regimes, and providing access to critical information, this book equips readers to
understand how prudent, and informed, managerial decisions are made. It is a go-to reference book in comprehending the real issues of the manufacturing sector in the changing Indian environment, and a useful resource for students and researchers of commerce, management, economics, and the wider
field of business studies.
Amanda Pyman, Paul J. Gollan, Adrian Wilkinson, Cathy Xu, Senia Kalfa
Within the labor relations paradigm, employee voice is broadly defined as the ways and means through which employees ‘have a say’ and influence organizational issues at work. Whilst we know much about employee voice in the Anglo-American (developed) world, we know much less about how
employee voice operates in emerging economies. This volume explores the nature of employee voice in four emerging economies: Argentina, China, India and South Korea. The volume brings together an internationally renowned group of contributors who are experts in their field and an authority on their
countries, to combine cutting edge research and theory in this essential exploration of voice in emerging economies. This volume identifies, inter alia, novel forms and channels of employee voice, new institutional and informal actors, new challenges to social dialogue and representation in
emerging economies, and, the importance of cultural norms in predicting employee voice behaviors. The volume therefore provides a timely challenge to the predominant assumptions that underline the nature, operation and effectiveness of employee voice in the Western world.
The Red Taylorist traces the adult life and works of Walter Polakov, focusing on his socialist scientific management ideals and the ways these were constrained by conventionality in the USA in the first half of twentieth century. Tracing Polakov's activities and achievements, this book explores the
contradictions of a prolific writer, socialist engineer and scientific management ideologue in the decades until his death in 1948.
Written from a management history scholarly perspective, it presents a unique and detailed viewpoint. There have been no prior biographies on Polakov, and very few on his fellow scientific managers, consulting engineers, or like-minded public intellectuals. Moreover, perceptions of scientific
management or Taylorism have tended to emphasise the negative impacts on workers, whereas Polakov's socialist commitment suggests a much more nuanced approach.
Aimed at scholars of management and history of management, Diana Kelly offers a detailed narrative of this important individual, while greatly enriching understanding of the broader historical and industrial context.