India - Cross-Cultural Business Behavior
- For Business People, Expatriates and Scholarsaf Mary C. Gesteland, Richard R. Gesteland
This book is based on 40 years of close involvement with India, including two expatriate assignments and decades of research and teaching. Part I seeks to answer the 10 questions most often posed by Westerners doing business in India, including, “Why do our Indian suppliers constantly miss delivery deadlines?” “When does ‘yes’ really mean yes in India?” and “Why do our Indian project teams and employees need to be micro-managed?” Part II is a practical guide for families moving to India. It addresses such critical concerns as how to find housing, how to acclimate your family to India and its culture, and how to prepare yourself for the challenges you will face day to day.