Management research in India: current state and future directions

Naresh Khatri*, Abhoy K. Ojha, Pawan Budhwar, Vasanthi Srinivasan, Arup Varma

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Concerned over the lack of high quality, context specific management research in India, and the predilection of Indian researchers to follow Western models of research and publication blindly, the authors take stock of Indian management research in this round table discussion and debate some of the relevant issues. Urging Indian researchers to strive for the levels of rigour of the Western models, they make a case for confident indigenous scholarship to suit the development and educational requirements of the country, following context-relevant constructs and methodologies in research and developing curricula, materials and modes of dissemination independently. These ideas were also explored at the second Indian Academy of Management Conference held at IIM Bangalore in December 2011.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)104-115
Number of pages12
JournalIIMB Management Review
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2012

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