Perumal, Koshy (2010): Diversity and multiculturalism as a strategy for strengthening Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in the global market.
This is the latest version of this item.
Download (459kB) | Preview
Managing multiculturalism is indeed a challenge both at the, governance as well as managerial levels. Organisations are increasingly realising vast diversity within the global market and devising strategies to make the most out of it. Why is multiculturalism being adopted as a leading corporate value? What are the rationality behind it in terms of profit generation and operations of a business? How are large corporates managing diversity? What are the lessons for Indian Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises? And why should MSMEs take them into consideration? Cultural competence and cultural literacy are very crucial in the global market place, both for companies as well leadership. The caste, creed, community and language proclivities of an employer in India could invariably reflect in the recruitment and HR policies of an organization. But such prejudices, when assuming overwhelming proportions, could be detrimental to peace, progress and development, and above all, national integration. Educational expansion and empowerment: With India’s diverse groups of communities from different cultural backgrounds getting empowered and achieving educational attainments, it’s going to be the MSMEs that they would be absorbed in, since MSMEs are the largest employment generation sector in the country. But how far MSMEs are equipped to manage worksite diversity? This paper addresses challenges and opportunities for MSMEs in the multicultural global market.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Diversity and multiculturalism as a strategy for strengthening Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in the global market|
|Keywords:||Diversity Management; Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs); Global Market ; Multiculturalism ; WTO; Small Businesses ; Economy ; Labour Management; Human Resource Management in SMEs|
|Subjects:||M - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting > M0 - General
M - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting > M3 - Marketing and Advertising
M - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting > M0 - General > M00 - General
J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J6 - Mobility, Unemployment, and Vacancies > J61 - Geographic Labor Mobility; Immigrant Workers
J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J8 - Labor Standards: National and International > J82 - Labor Force Composition
|Depositing User:||Perumal Koshy|
|Date Deposited:||26. Jan 2010 01:18|
|Last Modified:||12. Feb 2013 20:33|
MandalCommission. Backward Commission Report. New Delhi: Ministry of Social Justice, Retrieved from : http://www.socialjustice.in/documents/Documents/II%20Backward%20Commission%20Report%20%20-%20Recommendations.pdf.
3rd SSI Survey. (2001-02). Third All India Census of Small Scale Industries 2001-2002, Development Commissioner(SSI), Ministry of Small Scale Industries, Government of India, New Delhi. New Delhi.
Action Aid Report. (2006). Report on the Socio-Economic Conditions of Muslims in India. New Delhi: Action Aid.
Bhargava, R. (2002, September 7). India's majority-minority syndrome. Retrieved July 4, 2009, from OPEN DEMOCRACY: http://www.opendemocracy.net/conflict-india_pakistan/article_691.jsp
Bhargava, R. (2004, November 3). India's model: faith, secularism and democracy. Retrieved July 3, 2009, from Open Democracy: http://www.opendemocracy.net/arts-multiculturalism/article_2204.jsp.
Bibhu Ranjan Mishra. (2009, June 2). Recession hits small IT and BPO firms. Retrieved June 19, 2009, from http://www.business-standard.com/: http://www.business-standard.com/india/news/recession-hits-small-itbpo-firms/359813/.
Black Enterprise. (2001, July 1). Managing a Multicultural Workforce, Black Enterprise Magazine, (http://www.blackenterprise.com). Retrieved June 29, 2009, from http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1365/is_12_31/ai_75754166/.
Blake, T. C. (1991). Managing cultural diversity: implications for organizational competitiveness. Academy of Management Executive.
Burns, R. (2008, December 26). What Does Diversity Mean for Employees? Black Enterprise Magazine, http://www.blackenterprise.com. Retrieved July 3, 2009, from http://www.blackenterprise.com/diversity/2008/12/26/what-does-diversity-mean-for-employees-2.
Census of India. (2001). New Delhi: Office of the Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India.
Chaitin, J. (2009, November). Joint Ventures for Peace: Women Creating Peace. Retrieved January 14, 2010, from http://samadhanfoundation.com: http://samadhanfoundation.com/joint-ventures-for-peace-women-creating-peace.
Chakrabarty, S. K. ( 2006, March) Earnings Inequality in India:Has the Rise of Caste and Religion Based Politics in India Had an Impact? IZA Discussion Paper No. 2008 http://repec.iza.org/RePEc/Discussionpaper/dp2008.pdf).
Chauhan, C. (2006, November 30). Affirmative action, not quota, in private sector. Hindustan Times .
Claval, P. (n.d.). Multiculturalism and the dynamics. Retrieved May 10, 2009, from Dialogue among civilizations: http://www.unu.edu/dialogue/papers/claval-s2.pdf.
Copeland, L. (2006, December 31). Managing a multicultural workforce: Good intentions often fall short in today's world. Retrieved June 2009, 2009, from http://www.jobjournal.com/thisweek.asp?artid=1888.
CoxJr, T. (2008, February 11). An Update on the Relationship between Workforce Diversity and Organizational Performance. Synergy by diversity . Bertelsmann Stiftung, Berlin, European Year of Intercultural Dialogue 2008: Accessed on June 10, Retrieved from http://www.bertelsmann-stiftung.de/bst/en/media/xcms_bst_dms_23946_23996_2.pdf.
Das, M. B. (2008, June). Minority Status and Labor Market Outcomes: Does India Have Minority Enclaves? Policy Research Working Paper 4653 . World Bank.
Digh, R. R. (2001). Developing Globally Literate Leaders. Retrieved on 5 July 2009 from http://www.astd.org/NR/rdonlyres/DAC92C65-5F57-425C-94EE-960628E9854E/0/leadership_article.pdf: http://www.astd.org/.
Diversity Index . (2008). Report of the Expert Group to Propose Diversity Index workout the Moda lities of Implementation. New Delhi: Ministry of Minorities Affairs, Government of India.
DNA. (2007, July 11). Stringent laws dissuade foreigners from working in India: IACC. DNA Daily, Mumbai (www.dnaindia.com) , pp. Retrieved from: http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report_stringent-laws-dissuade-foreigners-from-working-in-india-iacc_1109315.
EOCReport. (2008). Equal opportunity commission: What, Why and How? New Delhi: Ministry of Minority Affairs, Government of India.
Forsythe, J. (2005). Leading with Diversity. Retrieved on July 5 2009 from http://www.nytimes.com/marketing/jobmarket/diversity/index.html: NewYork Times.
Gurumurthy, S. (2009, January 8). Is caste an economic development vehicle? The Hindu , Retrieved from : http://www.thehindu.com/2009/01/19/stories/2009011955440900.htm.
Harriss-White, B. (2004). India's Informal Economy : Facing the Twentyfirst Century ch 11 n. In (. K. basu, India's Emerging Economy (pp. pp 265-292). MIT Press.
Ilvarasa, V. (2008). Is Indian software workforce a case of uneven and combined development?.
IndianExpress. (2008 Oct 19). MNS, Sena attack north Indian Rly exam candidates. pp. http://www.indianexpress.com/news/MNS--Sena-attack-north-Indian-Rly-exam-candidates/375525.
Infosys. (2006). Global Talent Program. http://www.infosys.com/newsroom/press-releases/2006/gtp-factsheet.pdf: Infosys Press release.
Jinsoo Terry. (n.d.). Benefits of Diversity in the Workplace”. Retrieved June 15, 2009, from AGC Seminars: http://agcseminars.com/benefits_of_diversity.htm.
Karunakaran, N. (2009, May 2). Bite the Caste Bullet. Retrieved June 22, 2009, from Business Outlook: http://business.outlookindia.com/inner.aspx?articleid=2672&subcatgid=386&editionid=73&catgid=1.
Kelli A. Green, M. L. (2002, JUNE). Diversity in the Workplace: Benefits, Challenges, and the Required Managerial Tools1. Retrieved JUNE 20, 2009, from Publication #HR022: http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/hr022.
Lankard, B. A. (1990, Office of Educational Research and Improvement, Washington DC). The Multicultural Work Force. ERIC Clearing House on Adult, Career and Vocational Education: Trends and Issues Alerts.
Lyla Bavadam. ( 2008, Volume 25 - Issue 04 Feb. 16-29). A Thackeray act . Front Line , p. Retrieved from : http://www.hinduonnet.com/fline/fl2504/stories/20080229501102600.htm.
Malhoutra, M. (n.d.). Multiculturalism: the Historical Indian Experience. Retrieved July 5, 2009, from http://www.casaasia.es/dialogo/pdf/malhoutra.pdf.
Meyer, D. B. (2009). Religion, Culture and Entrepreneurship in India. IPAA 2009 International Public Affairs Conference. Indiana University, Bloomington.
Ministry of Labour, Govt. of India. Informal sector in India. http://labour.nic.in/ss/INFORMALSECTORININDIA-ApproachesforSocialSecurity.pdf: Accessed on 3rd November 2009.
MSME International Cooperation Scheme. (n.d.). Internaitonal Cooperation Scheme Guidelines. Retrieved June 13, 2009, from msme.gov.in: http://msme.gov.in/guidelines_schemes.pdf.
MSME Ministry. (2009). International Cooperation . Retrieved June 13, 2009, from msme.gov.in: http://msme.gov.in/msme_intcoop.htm.
NCEUS. (2007). Report on Conditions of Work and Promotion of Livelihoods in the Unorganised Sector. New Delhi: National Commission for Enterprises in the Unorganized Sector.
NSS 61st ROUND. ( March 2007). Employment and Unemployment Situation among Major Religious Groups in India 2004 – 2005. New Delhi: Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation, Government of India.
Nussbaum, M. C. (2007). The Clash Within: Democracy, Religious Violence, and India's Future . Harvard: Harvard Univeristy Press.
Oxford Dictonary. (7th Edition, 2005). Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
P.Koshy. (2009, May 10). GSME NEWS, Multiculturalism. Retrieved July 4, 2009, from samadhanfoundation.com: http://samadhanfoundation.com/multiculturalism-worksites-and-msmes.
Parekh, B. (March 2005). Unity and Diversity in Multicultural Societies. Geneva: ILO, International Institute for Labour Studies.
PMO. (2006). PM’s address at the CII National Conference . New Delhi, Retreived on June 12,2009< http://pmindia.nic.in/speech/content.asp?id=312>: Prime Ministers Office, http://pmindia.nic.in.
PMO. (2007). Progress in promoting affirmative action by Industry reviewed. New Delhi, Retrieved on June 10 2009, < http://pmindia.nic.in/prelease/pcontent.asp?id=619: Press Release, Prime Ministers Office, July 14 PMO website.
Prashant Gupta, V. S. (n.d.). Equalising growth in outsourcing :Opportunities For Rural India. Retrieved June 24, 2009, from 'i4D magazine,< http://i4donline.net>: http://www.i4donline.net/articles/current-article.asp?articleid=1496&typ=Features.
Puniyani, R. (2004, May 2). Apportioning The Blame Of Communal Riots . Retrieved June 24, 2009, from Counter Currents.Org: http://www.countercurrents.org/comm-puniyani020504.htm.
Reddy, Y. (2007, July 21). Private sector affirmative action . The Financial Express .
Sarkar, A. (2003). Financing Rural Infrastructure for promoting industries and agri business. Laghu Udyog Samachar, April-September 2003 .
Smetoolkit India. (n.d.). http://india.smetoolkit.org. Retrieved May 5, 2009, from http://india.smetoolkit.org/india/en/content/en/36646/Is-foreign-investment-permitted-in-the-small-scale-sector-.
TCS. (July 2008). Results of Q1 2008-09. http://www.tcs.com/sitecollectiondocuments/investors/presentations/TCS_Analysts_Q1_09.pdf: Tata Consultancy Services.
The Federal Glass Ceiling Commisson . (1995, March). Good For Business: Making Full Use of the Nation's Human Capital. A Fact-Finding Report of . Washington DC, USA: U.S. Department of Labor, Retrieved from http://www.dol.gov/oasam/programs/history/reich/reports/ceiling.pdf.
Thorat, S. (2007, December). Economic Exclusion and poverty in Asia: The Example of Castes in India. 2020 Focus Brief on the World’s Poor and Hungry People . Washington, DC: IFPRI.
UNIDO. (1999). General Review study of small & medium enterprise (SME) Clusters in India. Retrieved July 5, 5, from unido.org, unido website: http://www.unido.org/fileadmin/import/userfiles/russof/small.pdf.
Upadhya, C. (May 19, 2007). Employment, Exclusion and ‘Merit’in the Indian IT Industry. Economic and Political Weekly , 1863-1868.
Verma, H. ICT adoption in Indian SMEs: Status and Scope. Confederation of Indian Industry.
Webguru.com. (2009, June 11). Benefits of Multicultural Workforce: Google Shows the Way in US. Retrieved on July 3 2009 from http://www.webguru-india.com/blog/benefits-of-multicultural-workforce-google-shows-the-way-in-us/.
Wickman, L. E. (2008). Study Reports on the Importance of Cultural Competence. Retrieved on July 5 2009 fromhttp://www.global-lt.com/resource/2008-09-Executive-Briefings.pdf: http://www.global-lt.
Yuri Radzievsky. (2008). " Redefining the Multicultural Agency" from The source book of multicultural experts 2008/09. NewYord: GlobalWorks Group LLC.
Available Versions of this Item
Diversity and multiculturalism as a strategy for strengthening Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in the global market. (deposited 26. Jan 2010 00:36)
- Diversity and multiculturalism as a strategy for strengthening Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in the global market. (deposited 26. Jan 2010 01:18) [Currently Displayed]