The first of its kind, Family Business in India goes beyond the boardroom to provide a critical look at the Indian family business. Using a multidisciplinary, nonacademic approach, author Sudipt Dutta examines historical data and contemporary developments to show how family-owned enterprises have sustained remarkably stable values over generations. Unlike in the West or even East Asia, the Hindu-dominated Indian business fraternity continues to stay in control using a network of social and caste affiliations. Exploring the future of the Indian family business in the global order, Dutta maintains that the international business trends of networking and relational contracting will in fact reinforce the Indian style of doing business. Written with an absorbing, jargon-free approach that makes use of boxes, graphic representations of data, and other illustrations, this unique study provides an intriguing cultural examination of business.
Family Business in India is engaging reading for not only professionals but also students and researchers in business management, business history, entrepreneurship, economics, and sociology.
Table of Contents
The Prime MoversFrom Trading to IndustryAt Home with the Business FamilyKeeping It in the FamilyMoney, Money, Money...Associates in BusinessProfessional and Other ManagersThe Family Business and SocietyBiting the Big AppleThe Biradari Goes Abroad