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The Oxford history of Indian business /
Dwijendra Tripathi.
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New Delhi ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2004.
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xi, 371 p. : ill. ; 30 cm.
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0195659686 :
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New Delhi ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2004.
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0195659686 :
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5310775
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. [345]-359) and index.
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Preface Introduction The Backdrop: Indian Business c.1700 Merchants During the Imperial Crisis The Age of the Agency Houses Experiments in Indo-British Partnership The Western Scenario The Beginnings of a New Age An Insane Interlude Rise of the Industrial Elite The Beginnings of Modern Business Instrumentalities Developing an Identity Towards Maturity Expatriates and Multinational During the War and Beyond Technology Choices in Colonial India Business and Politics in Colonial India Business Enterprise in Free India The Summing Up Bibliography Index
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This comprehensive volume provides an understanding of the roots of modern business practices in India. It is the first authoritative history of Indian business in the modern period that charts the course of the transition of business from mercantile capitalism to industrial capitalism. The author begins with a discussion of the backdrop in 1700: the period that shaped the strategies and structures that characterize the contours of Indian business today. He goes on the detail the aftermath of the imperial crisis; the onslaught of the industrial revolution and its impact in India; the rise of the managing agency system; and the beginning of industrial capitalism. The author analyzes the development of joint-stock firms; the new industrial elite; company laws; modern banking and charts the course of the Indian business through the critical first world war period up to the depression and the second world war. He demonstrates the growth of the business in free India and discusses the emergence of public sector; the changing managerial structure; technology choices; and the development of business education. Case studies of the pioneers of Indian business included in the study provide insights into their contribution to the growth of Indian business and society. This volume will be of immense value to scholars and students of business management, history, particularly social and economic history. This book will also be of interest to management professionals, publicists and lay readers interested in business.
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"This rich, versatile, and significant contribution to the study of business history has the potential of emerging as a classic on the subject. It will be valuable for students and scholars of economic history, management, business studies, sociology, and economics. It will also be of great interest to professionals, managers, foreign investors, and general readers interested in the subject."---I.G. Patel, eminent economist and former Director, London School of Economics and Politics "The contribution of Indian business and industry to national economic development is indeed very significant... I am sure the readers will find glimpses of all these valuable aspects and enrich their knowledge from the book of Shri Tripathi who is a person of outstanding ability in this field."---S.S. Kanoria, former President, FICCI "Presenting a systematic account of the transition from trade to industry, this book provides a comprehensive understanding of the forces that have shaped th e Indian business in the last three centuries. It will be a rewarding reading for corporate leaders, policy-makers, and the students and teachers of business administration."---Gita Piramal, Managing Editor, The Smart Manager The growing importance of business in the economic and social life of the country notwithstanding, research on the formative phases of Indian business is almost non-existent. The Oxford History of Indian Business is one of the first to provide an analysis of the roots of modern business practices in India and of the forces that shaped the features and characteristics that distinguish business today. Illustrated with rare pictures, this authoritative history of Indian business in the modern period charts the course of the transition of Indian business from mercantile capitalism to industrial capitalism. Using the socio-economic and political developments in the eighteenth century--often considered the cradle of the strategies and structure s whi ch characterize Indian business today--as the backdrop, Professor Tripathi discusses the aftermath of the imperial crisis, the onslaught of the industrial revolution and its impact on India, the rise of the managing agency system, and t he b eginning of industrial capitalism. Subsequent chapters analyse the development of joint-stock firms, the rise of new industrial elite, promulgation of company laws, setting up of modern banking systems, and the course of Indian business during the First World War, the Depression, and the Second World War. Professor Tripathi goes on to discuss growth of business in free India, the emergence of the public sector, changing managerial structures, technological choices, and the development of business education. The response of Indian business to the call of globalization and liberalization, and the emerging business potential of India in the new millennium are presented, bringing the analysis up to present times. The narrative is enr iched by case studies of successful business houses and personalities illustrating their role in the evolution of business in India. Thoroughly researched and engagingly written, this volume has been extensively cross-referenced and the narra tive compl emented by additional readings and detailed indices. Scholars and students of business management and business history, management professionals, economists, business journalists, publicists, and foreign investors will all find this comprehensive volume a useful reference. General readers interested in business history and Indian business and its development will enjoy this work.
Main Description
"This rich, versatile, and significant contribution to the study of business history has the potential of emerging as a classic on the subject. It will be valuable for students and scholars of economic history, management, business studies, sociology, and economics. It will also be of greatinterest to professionals, managers, foreign investors, and general readers interested in the subject."---I.G. Patel, eminent economist and former Director, London School of Economics and Politics "The contribution of Indian business and industry to national economic development is indeed very significant... I am sure the readers will find glimpses of all these valuable aspects and enrich their knowledge from the book of Shri Tripathi who is a person of outstanding ability in this field."---S.S. Kanoria, former President, FICCI "Presenting a systematic account of the transition from trade to industry, this book provides a comprehensive understanding of the forces that have shaped th e Indian business in the last three centuries. It will be a rewarding reading for corporate leaders, policy-makers, and the students andteachers of business administration."---Gita Piramal, Managing Editor, The Smart Manager The growing importance of business in the economic and social life of the country notwithstanding, research on the formative phases of Indian business is almost non-existent. The Oxford History of Indian Business is one of the first to provide an analysis of the roots of modern business practicesin India and of the forces that shaped the features and characteristics that distinguish business today. Illustrated with rare pictures, this authoritative history of Indian business in the modern period charts the course of the transition of Indian business from mercantile capitalism to industrial capitalism.Using the socio-economic and political developments in the eighteenth century--often considered the cradle of the strategies and structure s whi ch characterize Indian business today--as the backdrop, Professor Tripathi discusses the aftermath of the imperial crisis, the onslaught of the industrial revolution and its impact on India, the rise of the managing agency system, and t he b eginning of industrial capitalism.Subsequent chapters analyse the development of joint-stock firms, the rise of new industrial elite, promulgation of company laws, setting up of modern banking systems, and the course of Indian business during the First World War, the Depression, and the Second World War.Professor Tripathi goes on to discuss growth of business in free India, the emergence of the public sector, changing managerial structures, technological choices, and the development of business education. The response of Indian business to the call of globalization and liberalization, and the emerging business potential of India in the new millennium are presented, bringing the analysis up to present times. The narrative is enr iched by case studies of successful business houses and personalities illustrating their role in the evolution of business in India.Thoroughly researched and engagingly written, this volume has been extensively cross-referenced and the narra tive compl emented by additional readings and detailed indices. Scholars and students of business management and business history, management professionals, economists, businessjournalists, publicists, and foreign investors will all find this comprehensive volume a useful reference. General readers interested in business history and Indian business and its development will enjoy this work.
Main Description
This rich, versatile, and significant contribution to the study of business history has the potential of emerging as a classic on the subject. It will be valuable for students and scholars of economic history, management, business studies, sociology, and economics. It will also be of great interest to professionals, managers, foreign investors, and general readers interested in the subject.---I.G. Patel, eminent economist and former Director, London School of Economics and Politics"The contribution of Indian business and industry to national economic development is indeed very significant... I am sure the readers will find glimpses of all these valuable aspects and enrich their knowledge from the book of Shri Tripathi who is a person of outstanding ability in this field."---S.S. Kanoria, former President, FICCI "Presenting a systematic account of the transition from trade to industry, this book provides a comprehensive understanding of the forces that have shaped the Indian business in the last three centuries. It will be a rewarding reading for corporate leaders, policy-makers, and the students and teachers of business administration."---Gita Piramal, Managing Editor, The Smart Manager The growing importance of business in the economic and social life of the country notwithstanding, research on the formative phases of Indian business is almost non-existent. The Oxford History of Indian Business is one of the first to provide an analysis of the roots of modern business practices in India and of the forces that shaped the features and characteristics that distinguish business today. Illustrated with rare pictures, this authoritative history of Indian business in the modern period charts the course of the transition of Indian business from mercantile capitalism to industrial capitalism. Using the socio-economic and political developments in the eighteenth century--often considered the cradle of the strategies and structure s whi ch characterize Indian business today--as the backdrop, Professor Tripathi discusses the aftermath of the imperial crisis, the onslaught of the industrial revolution and its impact on India, the rise of the managing agency system, and t he b eginning of industrial capitalism. Subsequent chapters analyse the development of joint-stock firms, the rise of new industrial elite, promulgation of company laws, setting up of modern banking systems, and the course of Indian business during the First World War, the Depression, and the Second World War. Professor Tripathi goes on to discuss growth of business in free India, the emergence of the public sector, changing managerial structures, technological choices, and the development of business education. The response of Indian business to the call of globalization and liberalization, and the emerging business potential of India in the new millennium are presented, bringing the analysis up to present times. The narrative is enr iched by case studies of successful business houses and personalities illustrating their role in the evolution of business in India. Thoroughly researched and engagingly written, this volume has been extensively cross-referenced and the narra tive compl emented by additional readings and detailed indices. Scholars and students of business management and business history, management professionals, economists, business journalists, publicists, and foreign investors will all find this comprehensive volume a useful reference. General readers interested in business history and Indian business and its development will enjoy this work.
Table of Contents
Preface
Introductionp. 1
The Backdrop: Indian Business c.1700p. 12
Merchants during the Imperial Crisisp. 28
The Age of the Agency Housesp. 44
Experiments in Indo-British Partnershipp. 61
The Western Scenariop. 73
The Beginnings of a New Agep. 89
An Insane Interludep. 100
Rise of the Industrial Elitep. 111
The Beginnings of Modern Business Instrumentalitiesp. 139
Developing an Identityp. 148
Towards Maturityp. 173
Expatriates and Multinationalsp. 203
During the War and Beyondp. 226
Technology Choices in Colonial Indiap. 247
Business and Politics in Colonial Indiap. 259
Business Enterprise in Free Indiap. 282
Summing Upp. 326
Samples of managing agency arrangementsp. 337
Fifty-largest business groups in the private sector in 1997p. 340
Fifty-largest public sector undertakings in 1997p. 343
Current names of places mentioned in the textp. 344
Bibliographyp. 345
Name Indexp. 360
Subject Indexp. 364
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