CONTENT ANALYSIS: EVALUATION OF THE CONCEPT AND PROCESS OF ATTAINING SELF-ACTUALIZATION (IN THE BHAGAVAD GITA WAY)
A Project report submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Masters of Arts in Human Resource Management & Labour Relations
Center for Human Resource Management & Labour Relations
School of Management and Labour Studies
Tata Institute of Social Sciences
I, Siddharth Shah, hereby declare that this dissertation entitled ‘Content Analysis: Evaluation of the concept and process of attaining self-actualization in the Bhagvad Gita Way’ is the outcome of my own study undertaken under the guidance of Mr. Abhishek Kumar, Assistant Professor, Centre for Human Resources and Labour Relations, School of Management and Labour Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai. It has not previously formed the basis for the award of any degree, diploma, or certificate of this Institute or of any other institute or university. I have duly acknowledged all the sources used by me in the preparation of this dissertation.
27/2/2014 Siddharth Shah
This is to certify that the dissertation entitled Content Analysis: Evaluation of the concept and process of attaining self-actualization in the Bhagvad Gita Way’ is the record of the original work done by Siddharth Shah under my guidance and supervision. The results of the research presented in this dissertation/thesis have not previously formed the basis for the award of any degree, diploma, or certificate of this Institute or any other institute or university.
[Centre for Human Resources Management and
[School of Management and Labour Studies]
What a man can be, he must be - A.H.Maslow
Man’s outward life must express his inward being- Bhagvad Gita
I would like to thank my guide, Professor Abhishek Kumar, for his academic engagement, rigor, and support in this research project. I would also like to thank him for guiding me to take a research project close to my heart and personality. I would also like to thank Dr Zubin Mulla for his help and guidance in this research.
Title: Relevance of Business Degree in reaching the board rooms of Indian companies: Rise & Fall of MBA’s Keywords: Management Degree, Corporate Governance, Career progression Abstract: Ever since the inception of Degree in business worldwide, its aspirants have increased exponentially with time. Arguably, it is one of the most sought degrees in today’s time. However, like other degrees and profession even this degree has come under the radar for proving its relevance. In this paper, we discuss the role of business degree in corporate ascent. How does business degree has helped in reaching the top of the corporate boards in Indian companies and also the trend with likely up-down is discussed.
Graduation program is offered in many different specializations across the globe such as engineering & technology, economics, social sciences, business etc. Each of the specialization has its relevance in different contexts for example a post graduation degree in social sciences offered by an Institute like Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, India provides a platform for higher education responding to changing social realities through the development and application of knowledge, towards creating a people-centred, ecologically sustainable and just society that promotes and protects dignity,...
References: Ainsworth, M., & Morley, C. (1995). The value of management education: Views of graduates on the benefits of doing a MBA. Higher Education, 30(2), 175-187.
Anshuman, V. R., & Chandrashekar, S. (2004). How Contemporary Are IIMs? MBA Curricula in a Globalised World. Economic and Political Weekly, 827-838.
Arthur, M. B., Hall, D. T., & Lawrence, B. S. (Eds.). (1989).Handbook of career theory. Cambridge University Press.
Arthur, M. B., Khapova, S. N., & Wilderom, C. P. (2005). Career success in a boundaryless career world. Journal of organizational behavior, 26(2), 177-202
Baruch, Y., & Leeming, A. (2001). The added value of MBA studies–graduates’ perceptions. Personnel Review, 30(5), 589-602.
Baruch, Y., & Peiperl, M. (2000). The impact of an MBA on graduate careers.Human Resource Management Journal, 10(2), 69-90.
Bennett, R. (2009). Reaching the board: factors facilitating the progression of marketing executives to senior positions in British companies. British Journal of Management, 20(1), 30-54.
Bennis, W. G., & O’Toole, J. (2005). How business schools lost their way.Harvard business review, 83(5), 96-104.
Bhagat, S., & Black, B. (2001). Non-Correlation between Board Independence and Long-Term Firm Performance, The. J. CorP. l., 27, 231.
Cooksey, E. C., & Rindfuss, R. R. (1994). Prior activities and progress in MBA programs. Research in higher Education, 35(6), 647-668.
Dreher, G. F., & Ryan, K. C. (2002). Evaluating MBA-program admissions criteria: The relationship between pre-MBA work experience and post-MBA career outcomes. Research in Higher Education, 43(6), 727-744.
Eberhardt, B. J., Moser, S., & McGee, P. (1997). Business concerns regarding MBA education: Effects on recruiting. Journal of Education for Business, 72(5), 293-296.
Ellis, R., & Heneman III, H. G. (1990). Career pattern determinants of career success for mature managers. Journal of Business and Psychology, 5(1), 3-21.
Ghosh, S. (2006). Do board characteristics affect corporate performance? Firm-level evidence for India. Applied Economics Letters, 13(7), 435-443.
Ghoshal, S. (2005). Bad management theories are destroying good management practices. Academy of Management Learning & Education,4(1), 75-91.
Hay, A., & Hodgkinson, M. (2006). Exploring MBA career success. Career Development International, 11(2), 108-124.
Hermalin, B. E., & Weisbach, M. S. (2001). Boards of directors as an endogenously determined institution: A survey of the economic literature(No. w8161). National Bureau of Economic Research.
Iecovich, E. (2005). The profile of board membership in Israeli voluntary organizations. Voluntas: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations, 16(2), 161-180.
Jackling, B., & Johl, S. (2009). Board structure and firm performance: Evidence from India 's top companies. Corporate Governance: An International Review, 17(4), 492-509.
Jha, A. (2014, January 9). CAT 2013 - Number of CAT takers dips to 1.74 lakh. Retrieved February 15, 2014, from http://www.bschool.careers360.com/breaking-news-cat-2013-number-of-cat-takers-dips-174-lakh
Martin, R., Maytham, B., Case, J., & Fraser, D. (2005). Engineering graduates’ perceptions of how well they were prepared for work in industry.European Journal of Engineering Education, 30(2), 167-180.
Master of Business Administration. (n.d.). In Wikipedia. Retrieved February 17, 2014, from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Master_of_Business_Administration
Mihail, D. M., & Elefterie, K. A. (2006). Perceived effects of an MBA degree on employability and career advancement: the case of Greece. Career Development International, 11(4), 352-361.
Mulla, Z. R. (2007). Business school research in India: seeking the why of management. Management and Labour Studies, 32(2), 257-264.
Pfeffer, J., & Fong, C. T. (2002). The end of business schools? Less success than meets the eye. Academy of Management Learning & Education, 1(1), 78-95.
Safon, V. (2007). Factors that influence recruiters ' choice of B-schools and their MBA graduates: Evidence and implications for B-schools. Academy of Management Learning & Education, 6(2), 217-233.
Segev, E., Raveh, A., & Farjoun, M. (1999). Conceptual maps of the leading MBA programs in the United States: core courses, concentration areas, and the ranking of the school. Strategic Management Journal, 20(6), 549-565.
Sharma, B. R. (2009). One More Time: What Makes a Manager?. Indian Journal of Industrial Relations, 203-212
Slater, D. J., & Dixon-Fowler, H. R. (2010). The future of the planet in the hands of MBAs: An examination of CEO MBA education and corporate environmental performance. Academy of Management learning & education, 9(3), 429-441.
Sturges, J., Simpson, R., & Altman, Y. (2003). Capitalising on learning: an exploration of the MBA as a vehicle for developing career competencies.International Journal of Training and Development, 7(1), 53-66.
Vijayakumar, A. (2000). Management Education in India–Emerging Issues and Strategies for 2001 AD. Management and Labour Studies, 25(4), 290-295.
Windsor, D., & Tuggle, F. D. (1982). Redesigning the MBA curriculum.Interfaces, 12(4), 72-78.
Please join StudyMode to read the full document