This is a selection of resources on India’s business culture available from the NLB catalogue or the Internet and is not meant to be an exhaustive list. If you know of or come across more useful resources, please drop us a note so that we can share them with our readers.
NLB print and digital resources
Doing business in India
Doing Business in India is a comprehensive guide and a must read for anyone who wants to explore all that India’s rapidly growing economy (and spending power) has to offer. The authors dive into every significant aspect of the country and explain everything you need to know to successfully start and run a business in India.
All rights reserved, London: Lid Publishing, 2019.
Indian managers and organizations: boons and burdens
This book takes a close look at the way Indian managers work, their inner struggles, and some of the forces that shape their behaviour. The volume points to India’s ambivalent relationship with modernity and the consequent difficulty that Indian managers face in embracing the imperatives of the corporate world that are largely based on Anglo-Saxon frames.
All rights reserved, New York: Routledge, 2019.
CultureShock! India: a survival guide to customs and etiquette
India is a country with more than 4,000 separate communities and over 300 different languages spoken. Gain a deeper understanding of India with this book and learn to manoeuvre through the structure and varieties of Indian society, and appreciate the traditions and values that bind the people together despite their differences. The personal anecdotes and practical advice covered in this book can help you avoid cultural misunderstandings when working or doing business in the country.
All rights reserved, Singapore: Marshall Cavendish, 2016.
Indian etiquette: A matter of course
Observe the proper way to conduct yourself in India through this book, which covers key aspects of India’s rich culture, from gift giving, presenting a garland and eating with fingers to coping with unfamiliar food and making home visits.
All rights reserved, Singapore: Landmark Books, 2017.
India – CultureSmart! The essential guide to customs & culture
India’s population of more than 1.2 billion is as varied and colourful as the spice markets of Old Delhi. Each region and community has its own culture, language and social customs that reflect its unique history and way of life. Learn to navigate the cultural differences of Indian society and be aware of the changes taking place in India, as the country transforms from a developing, third world nation into one of the world’s fastest growing economy.
All rights reserved, London: Kuperard, 2016.
How India works: Making sense of a complex corporate culture
Based on extensive interviews with corporate leaders- Indians as well as expatriates- who offer insider and outsider perspectives on the psyche of the Indian in the workplace, How India Works is a guide to the cultural nuances and complexities of working in India.
Retrieved from OverDrive. myLibrary ID is required to access this ebook.
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Ease of doing business : An enterprise survey of Indian States
The National Institution for Transforming India (NITI Aayog) and IDFC Institute, a research-based think tank, surveyed over 3,000 Indian firms to find out how easy it is to do business in India. After examining the business climate, reforms were proposed to facilitate ease of doing business and create enabling ecosystems.
India’s best companies to work for 2018
Being touted as a great place to work at is one of the highest accolades a company can hope to receive. Check out this resource that lists the best 100 companies to work for in India. The 2018 edition of the award by The Economic Times, an English-language Indian daily newspaper, is now in its 11th year.
Business culture in India
This website by the United Kingdom India Business Council provides a detailed and comprehensive read on the finer points of Indian business etiquette for those who are interested to venture to India for work.