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Western Windows Eastern Doors (2006)
               (2006)

 

 

Western Windows Eastern Doors (1996)
               (1996)

 

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Management in New Age: Western Windows Eastern Doors


Western Windows Eastern Doors,
Open them for the knowledge in store.

- WWED, p.174

Management in New Age: Western Windows Eastern Doors (2006)

Increased global contacts have necessitated that Western managers acquire greater understanding of the ‘Eastern Doors’, and Eastern managers look beyond the ‘Western Windows’. Concepts and frameworks presented in the book arise from this view for a new combination of management ideas from the West and the East to facilitate ‘holistic globalization’.

Using the methodology of position-opposition-proposition, discussion-dialogue-discourse and the innovative idea of ‘sabdh yoga’, this book looks at various perspective related to society, organizations and individuals with which managers in the new age have to contend. Accordingly, the foundations of the management in new age are based on Holistic Development and Management (HDM), Human Quality Development (HQD) and Total Quality of Mind (TQM).

The book explores the interlink ages between management thought, social discourse and spiritual concerns that constitute three foundational themes of the book. Through an integration of market, society and self, it articulates the vision of sacro-civic society and sacro-civic nations rooted in harmony paradigm that aims at a new balance between utilitarian, ecotarian and ethicotarian philosophies of life. It suggests the need for a paradigm shift from, ‘survival of the fittest to eliminate the rest’ to ‘arrival of the best to lead the rest’.

Management in New Age: Western Windows Eastern Doors (1996)

Management in New Age: Western Windows Eastern Doors (WWED) is a thought provoking book with quite a few exciting and revolutionary points of view. It is considered as a path breaking venture in the field of management. The book provides a number of new ideas and perspectives on the way we see reality around us. It offers a whole new set of management language and phrases. Its management mantras have acquired popularity among the practitioners and students.

Through a creative synthesis of the Western and Eastern concepts, it takes us in the direction of Holistic Development and Management (HDM).

This book can be ordered from www.newagepublishers.com

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Quintessential Views:

This daring and thought provoking book combines Indian thought with more conventional Western social science theories.

- Prof. Everett M Rogers in Foreword to the book

 

I am fascinated by the variety of sources you have referred to in collecting a large number of ideas and correspondingly a large number of concepts. I think your concepts of Human Quality Development (rather than HRD), inspirational motivation (rather than intrinsic motivation), basket of needs (vs hierarchy of needs), etc., are very promising.

- Prof. Jai B P Sinha, ANS Institute of Social Studies, Patna

 

Stimulating and inspiring … I regard chapters 1, 2 & 4 to be very useful as a comprehensive critique of foundational premises of current thinking-both generally and in the management world.

- Prof. S K Chakraborty, IIM Calcutta

 

Focus is on utility maximization being not enough for unfolding human potential … suggested theories like “Theory K”, “OSHA-model of behaviour”, “MBA-model (manas buddhi ahamkar) of decision making”, “Managerial Purushartha” etc. are based on Indian philosophy and psychology.

- Swami Someshawarananda, Ramakrishna Mission

 

Its taxonomies of management theories and approaches to theorizing are thought provoking.

- Dr. M B Athreya, Athreya Management Systems

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Reviews:

The following are some of the reviews about the book that have appeared in leading newspapers and journals:

Those in the field of management education can find quite a few exciting, non-traditional and revolutionary points of view.

- Business Standard

 

Anyone interested in indigenous matter on organizational behaviour must go through this book.

- The Hindu

 

Full of gems.

- Maharashtra Herald

 

Well written and thought provoking.

- Journal of Human values

 

Dr Sharma writes with clarity and directness that should make sense to any student of management, Western or Eastern.

- Chinmaya Management Review

 

We recommend this book for senior executives and management teachers. This will give them an insight and make their mental horizon broader.

- Vivek Management

 

Book should particularly appeal to a Western mind wanting to know more about Indianism. To an Indian student, the book should be an eye opener.

- Productivity

 

The book is a path breaking venture in the realm of management.

- Administrative Change

 

'For researchers, the book is full of exciting agenda to work upon whereas for practitioners and a reader interested in management, the book is full of interesting and thought provoking insights'.

- University News

 

'Sharma's 'Management in New Age' is a very important book for management students and practitioners and also for those who look forward to see Indianism in management thought'.

- Sankalpa

 

'Politicians, enlightened leaders, administrators and managers would find this book useful in their mission of creating unique institutions for a meaningful role in the society'.

- Analyst

 

'The book is a welcome addition. It invokes the thinking in widening the perspective... It is good in both content and structure as well as in style of presentation'.

- Prestige Journal of Management & Research

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Table of Contents

Routes to Reality
  1. The Reality “Out There”
  2. View, World views and Modes of Thinking
  3.

Cognitive Dominance: A New Mode of Domination

 De-construction and Re-construction
  4.

Normative Contents & Ethnocentricism in Management Theories

  5. M Form Management in Multi-Dimensional Reality


Towards Harmonic Society:
New Frameworks of Human & Social Development (HSD)

  6.

Harm Minimization: Towards Ecoterian World-view

  7.

Emancipatory Approach to HSD

  8.

Survival of the Weakest: A New Agenda for Development Action

  9. Harmonic Society: Towards Spiritually Guided Materialism
Towards Holistic Approaches to Management
  10. Indianism and Indian Management
  11.

New Taxonomies: Towards A Touch of Feminity

  12. Beyond Efficiency and Effectiveness
  13. Towards Holistic management
Motivation Revisited
  14.

Another Look at “What Motivates People”

  15. Mental Casting System: What is the Colour of your Mind?
  16. Inspirational Motivation: A New Approach to Motivation Theory
  17. New Age of Migrants: Migrant Ethics and Spirit of Achievement
New Mantras for Management in New Age
  18.

“OSHA”: A New Model for Behavioural Analysis

  19. “MBA” Model of Decision Making
  20. Indianism: Mantra of Infinity and Diversity
Beyond HRD: Towards Human Quality Development
  21.

A Subaltern View of Organizations

  22. Towards Human Quality Development (HQD)
  23. Organizational Micro-climatic systems
  24. Western windows eastern Doors: Towards A New Synthesis
  25. Management Wisdom: The Common Man’s Management Theories
Epilogue
  26.

De-elitising Management and Social Theories

  27.

Survival of the Uniquest

  28. Arrival of the Best: A Foundational Principle for Human Values
     
Appendix
 
(I)

Total Quality of Mind (“TQM”): A New Management Approach

 
(II)

Indian Tools of Creativity: Techniques for Mind Liberation

 
(III)
Poetic Methodology for Learning Management
     
Some Selected Corporate Mantras
     
Management Mantras At A Glance
     

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Chapter Contents

Chapter 1: The Reality “Out There”
 

Nature of Scientific Activity
Challenge to Positivistic tradition
Science as Art and Art as Science
Scientific Approaches: A Framework
Implications for Management and administrative Theories
Knowledge Generation Window
Grounded Praxis Approach to Knowledge Building
Wisdom Equation
Division, D-vision & Direct Vision Approach to Knowledge Creation

   
Chapter 2: Views, World Views and Modes of Thinking
  ‘Mode of Thinking’ as an Analytical Framework
   
Chapter 3: Cognitive Dominance: A New Mode of Domination
 

Cognitive Dominance
Word view and Worldview
A Framework of Dominator-Dominated Relationships
Implications for Development Organizations

   
Chapter 4: Normative Contents and Ethnocentricism in Management Theories
 

Taxonomies of Management Theories
Normative Contents of Positivistic Theories - Some Illustrations
An Alternative Thought System: Ecotarian World View
Organizational and Social Implications

   
Chapter 5: M-Form Management in Multi-dimensional Reality
 

A Taxonomy of Management Theories
Modes of Analysis
Landscape of M-Form Management

   
Chapter 6: Harm Minimization: Towards an Ecotarian View of the World
 

Mind-set and Action Connections
The Middle Path and the Ecotarian View: Towards Harmonization Paradigm

   
Chapter 7: Emancipatory Approaches to HSD
  Human and Social Development
   
Chapter 8: Survival of the Weakest: A New Agenda for Development Action
 

Gandhian T-Test
Mechanisms used by the Weakest in Order to Survive

   
Chapter 9: Harmonic Society: Towards Spiritually Guided Materialism
 

Three Types of Social Discourse
A Re-Look at Theories of Social Change
Discourse Dynamics: Dialectical Chakra
Action-Reaction-Interaction
Towards Holistic and Ecotarian View of HSD

   
Chapter 10: Indianism and Indian Management
 

What is Indianism
Towards Holistic View of Life
Vanijya Ethics & Spirit of Enterprise: Udyoga As Yoga
India As A Matrix Society
Popular Metaphors of Indian Society: Some Myths & Realities

   
Chapter 11: New Taxonomies: Towards a Touch of Feminity
 

Yin-Yang: The Human Essence
Yang Centricism of Management & Social Theories
A New Typology of Managers
Towards a Yin-View of Organization
The Liberation Equation: Dignity, Freedom & Liberation
Defining Principles of Life
CINE Matrix for Self-Empowerment

   

Chapter 12: Beyond Efficiency and Effectiveness

 

A Typology of Managers
Towards a Framework of Managerial Concerns
Towards Growth, Development & Progress

   

Chapter 13: Towards Holistic Management

 

A Model of Holistic Development and Management (HDM)
Three Wisemen on an Indian Road
4E Model of Development and Management
Yin-Yang and Holistic Approach
Towards Transcendental Management

   

Chapter 14: Another Look at “What Motivates People?”

 

Normative Content of Motivation Theories
Basket of Needs: A New Framework of Human Needs (Necessities, Entitlements, Empowerment, Desires, Spirituality)
Two Paradigms of Motivation Theories
Implications for Development Organizations

   

Chapter 15: Mental Casting System: What is the Colour of Your Mind?

 

The Guna Theory: Basis for Total Quality of Mind (“TQM”)
Four Force Model of Societies
Towards a Mentological View of History
Sankhya Theory of Change: Towards Total Quality of Mind (“TQM”)

   

Chapter 16: Inspirational Motivation: A New Approach to Motivation Theory

 

Frameworks of Inspirational Motivation
Towards a Holistic Model of Motivation

   

Chapter 17: New Age of Migrants: Migrant Ethics and the Spirit of Achievement

  “Migrant Ethics”
   

Chapter 18: “OSHA”: A New Model for Behavioural Analysis

 

OSHA and Inter-Personal Interaction Analysis
OSHA and Self-Analysis
Organizational Implications of the OSHA Model
Social Implications of the OSHA Model
Towards OSHA-OSHE Integration

   
Chapter 19: “MBA” Model of Decision Making
   

Chapter 20: Indianism: Mantra of Infinity and Diversity

 

Defining Indianism
SAR and RAS of Indianism
Cosmic Trinity of Reality
“VEDA” (Vision, Enlightenment, Devotion and Action) of Indianism
Universal Spiritual Consciousness (USC) and Its Manifestations
Towards an Indianist View of History
The Message of Indianism: Towards Spiritual Confluencism

   

Chapter 21: A Subaltern View of Organizations

 

Class of Self-interest
The Subaltern Theory of Organizational Change
Frustrational Motivation: A Subaltern Theory of Motivation
Subaltern ‘Articulation of Power’: A Framework of Conflict Resolution

   

Chapter 22: Towards Human Quality Development (HQD)

 

Guna Model of Human Personality and HQD
Relationship Analysis
Four Steps to Self Evolution & Development
Sanskaar-Reinforcement Model of Human Quality Development
A Framework of Action-Effect Linkage
Theory of Eternal Values of HQD
Five Ps of Human Quality Development (HQD)
Towards A Typology of Values: Market, Society & Self
Towards Development Equation

   

Chapter 23: Organizational Micro-Climatic Systems

  A Typology of Organizational Micro-climatic Systems
   

Chapter 24: Western Windows Eastern Doors: Towards a New Synthesis

 

Hierarchy of Deeds
A Human Quality Grid
Negergy-Synergy Grid
Thought-Action (“T-A”) Analysis
Thought Action Analysis & S-V-R
Towards S-(T-A)-R Model
Class-Character Social Matrix
Beyond Management: Astoma Sad Gamaya
Towards New Models of Leadership & Management
Theory K
Theory T
The KT Grid
'VEDA' Model
'BEST' Model of Leadership & Management
Four Steps to Enlightened Leadership
Towards Corporate Rishi (RE-SEE)

   

Chapter 25: Management Wisdom: The Common Man’s Management Theories

 

Ecology and Dialectic
Eye of the BeholderOvercoming Cognitive Blinding
Who Am I?
Wisdom/Intuitive Understanding Vs Book Learning
Planning and the Chancy Chancy World
Mind-Stilling
Self-analysis, Self-reflection and Witnessing: Kabir's Window
Inner Strength
Inter-personal Relationships
Essence of communication Process
Role of Critique and Feedback
Purity of Intentions or the PREM Approach
The Usefulness Criterion of Leadership
Cause-Effect and Effect-Reward Relationships
Karma’s catch
Quality- in- Attitude
The Idea of Motivation
Power Dynamic

   
Chapter 26: De-elitising Management and Social Theories
   
Chapter 27: Survival of the Uniquest
   

Chapter 28: Arrival of The Best: A Foundational Principle for Human Values

 

Implications for Corporates
Towards Sacro-Civic Society

   

Appendix

 

(I) Total Quality of Mind (“TQM”): A New Management Approach
(II) Indian Tools of Creativity: Techniques of Mind Liberation
(III) Poetic Methodology of Learning Management

   
Some Selected Corporate Mantras: Abbreviations At A Glance
   
Management Equations At A Glance
   

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