World Scientific Book Chapters—India's Technology-Led Development

Starts:  May 1, 2021 9:00 AM (ET)
Ends:  May 31, 2021 11:59 PM (ET)
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Call for Book Chapters: India's Technology-Led Development
Series: Emerging Issues and Trends in Indian Business and Economics
Volume 1. Emerging issues and trends in India's technology dimension
Editors: Vipin Gupta, N. Ravichandran, and Samir Chatterjee
Publisher: World Scientific (
Targeted Publication Date: January 2022
Paper Submission Deadline: May 31, 2021
As the contemporary strategy and international literature demonstrates, the industrial paradigm of reliance on the off-the-shelf globally tradable technology for corporate, national, and international development has serious limitations.  The new paradigms of digitization and robotics are offering opportunities to codify and automate the local ways for managing logistics, operations, and services.   How has, is, and should India tap these opportunities to develop global leadership in integrated method and machinery solutions?

In fact, the global pandemic of 2020 has shaken the fundamental foundations of business and economics in all nations.  By virtue of the size of its population, geographical inequities in development, and pre-dominance of self-employed and micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises, India faces unique challenges for the sustainability and growth of business and economics. In the past, the mantra for the growth of local firms was to globalize international supply chains by becoming their learning nodes, and by servicing integrated globalized learning to the global hubs. In the post-COVID world, as the global hubs give their own intellectually-protected local voice to the values acquired historically from diverse local hubs, local firms in the emerging markets need fundamentally divergent models for sustaining their growth.  At the corporate and national levels, India is increasingly focusing on the policies for giving voice to globalizing the local as the path forward for all businesses and economies. Local knowledge embedded within local businesses and economic networks, that have not been appropriated by the transnational networks of the MNCs for their private gains, offer unique opportunities for globalizing local firms as well as the national networks that support them. 

For Volume 1 in the series on emerging issues and trends in Indian business and economics, we seek perspectives from both academics and practitioners about the functionality, quality, workculture, and cultural dimensions of fast-changing business and economy in globalizing India.    We are looking for papers that illuminate India's way for managing technology through method digitation and machine robotization at the organizational, community, national, and multinational levels.   We are also interested in papers that help further the understanding of the cultural, historical, archeological, or emerging/ futuristic ways for managing technology in India.   The submitted paper should be about 5,000 words.  

Part A    Understanding India's way for managing technology
  • The cultural way for managing technology
  • The historical way for managing technology
  • The archeological way for managing technology
  • The futuristic way for managing technology in Post-COVID India
Part B    Emerging paradigms of method digitization
  • Emerging organizational paradigm of method digitization
  • Emerging community paradigm of method digitization
  • Emerging national paradigm of method digitization
  • Emerging multinational paradigm of method digitization
Part C    Emerging paradigms of machine robotization
  • Emerging organizational paradigm of machine robotization
  • Emerging community paradigm of machine robotization
  • Emerging national paradigm of machine robotization
  • Emerging multinational paradigm of machine robotization
Part D    Emerging paradigms for technology leadership
  • Emerging organizational paradigm for technology leadership
  • Emerging community paradigm for technology leadership
  • Emerging national paradigm for technology leadership
  • Emerging multinational paradigm for technology leadership 
The papers may be emailed to any of the series editors:
Vipin Gupta,
Narasimhan Ravichandran,
About the series editors:
Dr. Vipin Gupta is a Professor of sensible management and appropriate science at the Jack H. Brown College of Business and Public Administration, California State University San Bernardino, USA.   He has a Ph.D. in managerial science and applied economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.  He is a gold medalist from the Post-graduate Program of the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, India.  Professor Gupta has authored more than 180 journal articles and book chapters and published twenty books, including the co-edited Culture, Leadership, and Organizations: The GLOBE Study of 62 Societies. Besides delivering lectures and keynotes, he has presented at international academic conferences in more than sixty nations. He has been on the governing board and organizing committee of several international conferences.  As a 2015-16 American Council of Education fellow, he visited sixty-two universities, colleges, and higher education institutions in nine European nations, the USA, and India.   His latest project comprises twelve authored books under the series "Vastly Integrated Processes Inside Mother Nature" in 2021.   The first three books already published in this year-long series, What Is Divine Energy, What Is Present Reality, and Is Present Reality, have received wide appreciation from the academics, practitioners, and critics alike.  
Selected press coverage on the latest project:

Dr. Narasimhan Ravichandran is the Executive Director, Manipal Centre for Business Practice (MCBP), Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), Manipal.   During 1980-2018, he served as the faculty in the Production & Quantitative Methods Area, at Indian Institute of Management-Ahmedabad.  During 2008-2014, he served as the Director, Indian Institute of Management, Indore.  He has edited, co-edited, authored 12 books and published over 90 research articles and 50 case studies.   He has been consultant to 21 organizations and trained 300 faculty members on case method of teaching.

Dr. Samir Ranjan Chatterjee is an Emeritus Professor renowned for his role as university academic, research scholar and International trainer and consultant for more than five decades. Besides his home base at Curtin University in Australia, he has lived and worked for extended periods in India, China, USA, UK, France, former Yugoslavia, Japan, Singapore, Mongolia, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Hong Kong. During 1994 – 95, he lived in Mongolia for a year as the United Nations Adviser in the development of management education in the country. Following that assignment, he worked extensively in Mongolia until 1999 as Director of a number of large capacity building programs funded by the United Nations Development Program. Between 1999-2003, he was appointed by the Asian Development Bank to serve as the international expert reviewer of the implementation program of a US$ 250 million higher education sector reform project in Indonesia. From 2013-2015, he was the Project Adviser of a 'Pro-Poor Capacity Building' Program for Senior Public Sector Executives in Mongolia funded by the Australian Government. Prof Chatterjee was recognized by Curtin University as a pioneer in the development of the university's international programs initiated in 1980's.  He has been a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management and a Fellow of the Australian Society of CPAs. He has authored and co-authored eleven books including a book on Indian Management published by Sage, thirty five book chapters and about two hundred scholarly journal publications and refereed international conference papers. He is on the editorial board of number of international scholarly journals. He serves as the Doctoral thesis examiner of many Australian and Asian Universities. He was the President of the Society for Global Business and Economic Development (SGBED) and currently Chairs the organization's 'Board of Trustees. 'Prof Chatterjee was a National shortlisted nominee for the "2017 Australian of the year" award.