Masrani S, Perriton L & McKinlay A (2021) Getting together, living together, thinking together: Management Development at Tata Sons 1940-1960. Business History, 63 (1), pp. 127-145. https://doi.org/10.1080/00076791.2018.1458840
This paper analyses internal management development activities at Tata Sons during the 1940s and 1950s in India. The existing literaturehas concentrated on the establishment of management education programmes at Universities, and our understanding of in-company managerial training and development activities remains very limited. The paper challenges the commonly held assumption that the American influence on Indian higher education in the post-war period was decisive in shapingmanagement education in general. After 1947, Tata Sons continued to look to Great Britain for management development models to build the internal capacities and management culture that would make governing a diversified business group practical.
Tata; management education; Henley Staff College; governmentality
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