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Long Range Planning Special Issue on Organizational Landscape in India

Guest Editors:
Raveendra Chittoor, Indian School of Business, Hyderabad, India
Preet S. Aulakh, Schulich School of Business, York University, Toronto, Canada

Submission deadline for completed manuscripts:
September 15, 2012

The structural shifts in and growth of India’s economy since the initiation of fundamental economic reforms in the 1990s has been well documented in academic studies as well as in various reports of international institutions and consultancy firms. However, there is a paucity of studies examining private and state-owned organizations in India which have been an important component driving India’s economic growth. Anecdotal evidence from the popular press points towards the dynamism of Indian firms in terms of success in international markets, innovation models, and governance structures, among others. The objective of this special issue of Long Range Planning is to direct research effort into a systematic examination of the organizational landscape in India. As scholars of management, context and phenomena are important, if they are likely to change our view of the world as it exists today or if they have the potential to change some of our existing theories. Special focus is needed on the phenomena in countries like India because they are interesting, important and have the potential to significantly question and/or change some of our management theories that have been primarily developed in entirely different contexts. The special issue aims to put the spotlight on theoretically novel and managerially relevant research in the areas of innovation, entrepreneurship, internationalization, strategic management, organizational structures and governance within the context of India. Some of the topics of interest for this special issue include (but are not limited to):

The special issue is open to a wide range of theoretical and methodological approaches to address these and other issues, including historical analyses, case studies, grounded theory building, econometric analyses, etc. Furthermore, the special issue is open to the consideration of different types of organizations, including private and state-owned firms, independent, family owned and business-group affiliated firms, belonging to traditional and emerging industries, etc. The audience of Long Range Planning includes academics as well senior executives. Authors submitting papers for this special issue should therefore make efforts to address both types of audiences. The deadline for submission of manuscripts is September 15, 2012. Manuscripts should be prepared in accordance with Long Range Planning’s Style Guide for Authors: Please direct any questions regarding the special issue to either of the guest editors:

Raveendra Chittoor: [log in to unmask]
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Raveendra Chittoor
Assistant Professor of Strategy
Indian School of Business (ISB),
Phone: +91-9160028833
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