Asia Pacific Journal of Management

, Volume 1, Issue 1, pp 15–25 | Cite as

Management in the third world

  • Anant R. Negandhi


On the basis of evidence gathered in two major studies by the author and also findings from other related studies, the author questions the cultural explanation of differences in management practices between developed and relatively underdeveloped countries and posits the view that the logic of technology is taking over man's differing beliefs and values orientation. Increasingly there is only one road to development.


Posit Management Practice Cultural Explanation Major Study Underdeveloped Country 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.


  1. AIESEC., “International Transfer of Management Skills.”AIESEC International Newsletter. February, 1968, p. 1.Google Scholar
  2. Ajiferuke, M. and Boddewyn, J., “Culture and Other ‘Explanatory’ Variables in Comparative Management Studies.”Academy of Management Journal, Vol. 13, 1970.Google Scholar
  3. Altimus, C., al., “Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Need Deficiencies of Blue-Collar Workers.”Quarterly Journal of Management Development, 2 (June 1971), pp. 91–103.Google Scholar
  4. Carter, A.D.,et al., “Attitudes in British Management: A PEP Report” Harmondworth: Penguin, 1964.Google Scholar
  5. Davis, Stanley M., “U.S. Versus Latin America: Business and Culture.”Harvard Business Review, Vol. 47, (November–December 1969), pp. 88–99.Google Scholar
  6. --, “The Politics of Organizational Undevelopment: Chile”Industrial and Labor Relations Review, October 1970, pp. 23–82.Google Scholar
  7. ——. “Politics and Organizational Underdevelopment in Chile,” inComparative Management. Ed. S.M. Davis. Englewood-Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice-Hall, 1971, pp. 173–187.Google Scholar
  8. Deasi, K.G., “A Comparative Study of Motivation of Blue-Collar and White-Collar Workers.”Indian Journal of Social Work, 38 (January 1958), pp. 380–387.Google Scholar
  9. England, G.W. and Negandhi, A.R., “National Contexts and Technology as Determinants of Employee's Perceptions” inOrganizational Functioning in a Cross-Cultural Perspective. Ed. England, G.W.,et al. Ohio: The Kent State University Press, 1979, pp. 175–191.Google Scholar
  10. Farmer, R.N. and Richman, B.M.,Comparative Management and Economic Progress, Homewood, Illinois, Irwin, 1965.Google Scholar
  11. Gangulli, H.C., “An Enquiry into Incentives for Workers in an Engineering Factory,”Indian Journal of Social Work, June 1954, p. 10.Google Scholar
  12. Haire, M.D., Ghiselli, E. and Porter, L.W.,Managerial Thinking: An International Study, New York: Wiley, 1966.Google Scholar
  13. Harbison, F.H. and Myers, C.A.,Management in the Industrial World. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1959.Google Scholar
  14. Jacob, Betty M., England, G.W., Jacob, P.E., Pratt, R.C., Whitehill, A.M. and Ahn, C.,The Automobile Worker: A Multinational Perspective Report of the United States Research Team (mimeographed report). University of Hawaii, 1975.Google Scholar
  15. Kerr, Clark,et al., Industrialism and Industrial Man. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1960.Google Scholar
  16. Lauter, G. Peter, “Advanced Management Processes in Developing Countries: Planning in Turkey.”California Management Review, Vol. 13, No. 3, Spring, 1970. pp. 7–12.Google Scholar
  17. Lauterbach, Albert,Enterprise in Latin America.Ithaca:Cornell University Press, 1966.Google Scholar
  18. McCann, E., “An Aspect of Management Philosophy in the United States and Latin America.”Academy of Management Journal, VII, No. 2, 1964, pp. 149–152.Google Scholar
  19. McMillan, Claude, Jr., “The American Businessman in Brazil.”Business Topics, Spring 1965. Reprinted inInternational Dimensions of Business. East Lansing, Mich.: Graduate School of Business Administration, Michigan State University, 1966.Google Scholar
  20. Morris, David.,The Emergence of an Industrial Labor Force in India: A Study of the Bombay Cotton Mills, 1849–1947. Berkeley, University of California Press, 1965.Google Scholar
  21. Myrdal, Gunnar,Asian Drama: An Inquiry into the Poverty of Nations, New York: The Twentieth Century Fund, 1968.Google Scholar
  22. Negandhi, A.R.,Organization Theory in an Open System: A Study of Transferring Advanced Management Practices to Developing Nations. New York: Dunellen Publishing Company, 1975.Google Scholar
  23. ——, and Prasad, S.B.,Comparative Management, Appleton-Century-Crofts, New York, 1971.Google Scholar
  24. Ornati, O.A.,Jobs and Workers in India. Ithaca, N.J.: Cornell University Press, 1955.Google Scholar
  25. Sirota, D. and Greenwood, J.M., “Understanding Your Overseas Work Force.”Harvard Business Review, Vol. 49 (1971).Google Scholar
  26. Spray, S.O., Adamek, R. and Negandhi, A.R.,United States National Report: Technology and Steelworkers (mimeographed report). Kent State University, 1976.Google Scholar
  27. Zurcher, L.A., Jr., Meadow, A. and Zurcher, S.E., “Value Orientation, Role Conflict and Alienation from Work: Cross-Cultural Study.”American Sociological Review, 30 (August 1965).Google Scholar

Copyright information

© School of Management, National University of Singapore 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • Anant R. Negandhi

There are no affiliations available

Personalised recommendations