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Corporate Champions

Corporate Champions
Excellent Companies of India

First Edition
  • B. Karunakar - Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, Hyderabad

December 2011 | 400 pages | SAGE Response
The year 1991 was a turning point in the history of the Indian economy.

Liberalization saw a tremendous increase in competition from multinationals in almost all industrial sectors. This book examines how a few ‘Good’ Indian companies became ‘Excellent’ by withstanding the onslaught of competitive pressures and flourishing despite a fast-changing and unpredictable economic environment.

Distilling vast amounts of data on 23 Indian companies belonging to a range of industries, the book draws out the factors that made them achieve business excellence. The author uses a three-tier filtering process with increasingly strict criteria for narrowing down from the initial 144 companies to the 23 researched cases, and then to the final seven exceptional organizations.

In the quest to find the answer to what made these companies perform exceptionally, the author proposes a business model based on strategy, execution excellence and leadership, which provides a compelling explanation for the superlative performance of these outstanding companies.
What Is the Book About?

What Made the Excellent Companies Succeed?: Proposed Business Model

Strategy Theme

Execution Excellence Theme

Leadership Theme

Frequently Asked Questions

Wrapping It Up

Notes and References

A studied approach to a topic of contemporary interest for corporate India

The Business Line

What sets this book apart is the span, the extent of coverage of information…. For students seeking to enrich domain knowledge vis-à-vis strategic management, this book serves the purpose adequately...the amount of research work done for this book is noteworthy.


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ISBN: 9788132107125