Organizational change and development in India: a case of strategic organizational change and transformation

Jyotsna Bhatnagar, Pawan Budhwar, Pallavi Srivastava, Debi S. Saini

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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to examine developments in the field of organizational change (OC) with reference to the context of India. It highlights the need to analyze this topic in the present Indian economic environment and discusses the main developments reported in the Indian literature on the same.
Design/methodology/approach – Empirical evidence based on a qualitative analysis of a case study undertaken at a public-private partnership transformation at North Delhi Power Limited (NDPL) in India is presented.
Findings – The findings focus on trust building and belongingness for the employees, establishing a high-performance orientation, quality improvements, and the resultant transformations at NDPL. The analysis indicates a number of ways by which NDPL sought to improve its efficiency in order to better adapt to the rapidly changing Indian business environment.
Practical implications – Based on the findings, the paper identifies key messages for policy makers and change agents regarding how to transform companies in the rapidly changing business contexts of emerging markets such as India.
Originality/value – The paper offers an in-depth analysis of OC practices in a large organization in India.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)485-499
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Organizational Change Management
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2010


  • transformational leadership
  • India
  • organizational change
  • performance management


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