Win-Win Corporations: The Indian Way of Shaping Successful Strategies by
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Win-Win Corporations by Shashank Shah is about Why did Ratan Tata decide to pay for all the victims of 26/11 whether injured in Taj or elsewhere?
How did Hindustan Unilever develop a cheaper and better product to beat its competitor Nirma?
And How did TVS Motor Company craft a turnaround after breaking up with Suzuki and become the first two-wheeler company in the world to win the prestigious Deming Prize?
Let’s see How did Larsen & Toubro Construction complete the Tirumala Water Supply Project in just 77 days?
What do Taj Hotels, Hindustan Unilever, TVS Motor Company, Larsen & Toubro, HDFC Bank, and Bharat Petroleum have in common?
They are Win-Win Corporations! Based on over a decade of research, Dr. Shashank Shah identifies six Indian companies and tells you how they are truly outstanding in the way they do business. Each of them has remarkable practices when it comes to stakeholder management. Whether the stakeholder is a customer, employee, investor, vendor, dealer, or even society at large; these companies exemplify that looking at their interests doesn’t really mean compromising your own.
Often, the two complement each other and that is what makes it a win-win solution for everyone. This book gives an inside look into what motivates exceptional companies and how they are a cut above the rest. It also tells you how you can make your company a Win-Win Corporation.
Full of fascinating anecdotes, eminent leaders speaking on their management philosophy, background stories of organizations, and an implementation toolkit, this book is an inspiring read into what makes companies phenomenal!
‘Shashank takes us into the DNA of these successful companies and iconic brands with the ease of a master storyteller. He succinctly presents the history and underlying philosophy that built and holds these companies together. The human interest examples gleaned from the principal actors in each corporation make these nuggets practical and eminently readable and bring life to Win-Win Corporations whose journey Shashank as a raconteur takes us through as a consummate masterpiece. After a long time, we have a business book grounded in reality.’
– Ranjit Shahani Vice Chairman and Managing Director, Novartis India Ltd.
‘Stakeholder integration is one of the four pillars of Conscious Capitalism, and the one that presents the greatest challenge to leaders seeking to implement an approach to business that is rooted in synergistic rather than traditional trade-off thinking. Win-Win Corporations illuminates this critical aspect of business in a refreshing and compelling way. Through fascinating case studies of prominent Indian companies, Shashank Shah distills key insights that are highly useful for companies all over the world. My congratulations on a terrific book!’
– Raj Sisodia Professor of Global Business, Babson College; Co-founder and Co-Chairman, Conscious Capitalism Inc.
‘In this highly readable book, Shashank deals with the very important and relevant topic of stakeholder management by corporates. Drawing on history, his insights, and six very powerful cases, he demonstrates how stakeholder management actually creates better shareholder value. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book and believe it provides learnings and implementable advice to those who want to build better companies through managing their stakeholders better.’
– Ajay Srinivasan CEO, Aditya Birla Capital
About The Author:
Dr. Shashank Shah is a visiting scholar at Harvard Business School and has a joint appointment as project director and fellow at the Harvard University South Asia Institute.
DR. SHASHANK SHAH is a thought leader in the fields of corporate strategy and responsibility with over 100 national and international publications to his credit. A national bestselling author, his research focuses on the pivotal role of corporations in economic and social value creation through visionary leadership, stakeholder-centric decision making, and inclusive business strategies.
He has been a visiting scholar at Harvard Business School and Copenhagen Business School; fellow and project director at Harvard University South Asia Institute; postdoctoral fellow at Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning; editor-in-chief of Harvard University Postdoctoral Editors Association; and consulting editor with the Business India Group. A TEDx and Talks at Google speaker, he has addressed scores of prominent platforms across academia and industry.
He was a recipient of the President of India and Governor’s Gold Medals, and of the AIMS International Outstanding Doctoral Management Student Award. He can be reached on Twitter at @DrShashankjShah.
A stakeholder management strategist, researcher, and business author. Published 100+ papers, case studies and articles in Stakeholder Management Strategy, Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability, Governance, Ethics and Leadership, Integral Education, and Humanised Healthcare. Co-authored 10+ books, monographs, and technical reports in these areas.
These have been published by eminent publishers including Harvard Business School, Penguin Random House, Springer, Sage, Emerald, and Macmillan. Presented research papers in conferences at Harvard University (USA) and INSEAD (France); and been invited to institutions in Italy, Brazil, Turkey, Malaysia, Japan, and India.
Academics & Awards:
Completed doctoral research at Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning; received the ‘AIMS International Outstanding Doctoral Management Student Award 2010’ at IIM Ahmedabad; and the ‘HR College Golden Alumnus Award 2011’ from the Sheriff of Mumbai for research achievements. Awarded ‘President of India’ & ‘Governor’s Gold Medals for excellence in MBA and M.Phil. programs.
Former Visiting Scholar at Centre for CSR, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark, and Research Faculty for CSR at EDPs by Harvard University, World Bank and the Govt. of India; and the School of Management, IIT Bombay. Edited over 20 books and addressed dozens of gatherings on themes of Indian Ethos and Values, Social Responsibility, and Leadership.
Joint appointment as Project Director & Fellow, Harvard SAI; Visiting Scholar, Harvard Business School (USA) and Copenhagen Business School (Denmark). Served as Editor-in-Chief, Harvard University Postdoctoral Editors Association; Fellow, European SPES Institute (Belgium); International Advisory & Editorial Board Member, Journal of Values-Based Leadership; Reviewer for Taylor & Francis, Sage, Palgrave Macmillan, and Emerald Publications; Consulting Editor, Business India Group and Columnist, Business World.
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