Humanistic Management: Perspective from Asia

Date: Saturday, March 14

Time: 3:30pm – 4:30pm India Time

Location: Web conferencing, details will be sent before the event once your RSVP is received

 Speaker Bio: Pradip N. Khandwalla

He is an organization theorist and a management expert by training. Born in Mumbai, India, he    became a chartered accountant in 1964, did his MBA from Wharton School, US, his PhD from the Carnegie-Mellon University, and then taught at McGill University in Montreal, Canada, for a few years. His avid interest in India’s socio-economic transformation led him to return to India in 1975 to teach at Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIMA). He later held the L&T Chair in Organizational Behaviour at IIMA, and served as its Director. He retired from IIMA in 2002. Khandwalla has authored over a dozen books, notably on the Design of Organizations, Turnaround Management, Styles of Management, Effective Management of State-Owned Enterprises, Corporate Greatness and Excellent Management of The Government. He has served on the editorial boards of several of the world’s leading journals that publish research on organizations. He has served on the boards of Indian corporates and public sector corporations, and been on the governing bodies of academic, government and other institutions. He has been felicitated twice with a Lifetime Achievement Award. Four of his books have secured the Best Management Book of the Year Award. One has been translated into Mandarin Chinese. His most recent popular Publications are

•    Management of Corporate Greatness: blending goodness with greed. Delhi: Dorling Kindersley (India) Pvt. Ltd., 2008.

•    Social Development: a new role for the organisational sciences. New Delhi: Sage publications, 1988. 

•    Turnaround Excellence: insights from 120 cases. New Delhi: Response Books, 2001. 

•    Fast Forward Toward Civilizational Greatness: agenda for India. Ahmedabad: Academy of Human Resources Development, 2017.