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Adventures in Management

Adventures in Management
A Saga of Managing in a Developing Country

First Edition

November 2006 | 224 pages | SAGE Response
"This book offers the wisdom of an outstanding business leader whose frankness is refreshing and whose insights are illuminating." - James E. Austin, Professor Emeritus, Harvard Business School

"Kenneth Abeywickrama's highly readable book contains very practical advice for managers who wish to succeed in cross-cultural business environments in the global economy." - Stanley W.R. de A. Samarasinghe, Tulane University

Adventures in Management is an insider's view of corporate management in developing countries. Highlighting the key differences between the developing and developed countries in terms of issues of politics, corruption, and cultural attitudes, the author explains how to perform successfully despite them.

The basic premise of this book is that since it is managers who make the corporation, it is essential to equip them not only with managerial techniques but also with the knowledge of the particular environment within which they function. The author explains how managers should deal with the challenges of managing in a developing environment so as to perform successfully. Core lessons in the book include how to develop a harmonious culture within any business and create an environment that works to the advantage of the business and the benefit and dignity of the employees.

Based on the author's personal experiences while working in both a large, state-owned corporation and a multinational company in Sri Lanka, this book comprehensively highlights the ground realities of managing in developing countries.

Kenneth Abeywickrama’s Adventures in Management is an interesting reflection by a manager-turned-consultant on his professional life. Well worth a read by policy-makers, practitioners, consultants, academics and students.

ASCI Journal of Management

The book is a good way to learn about experiences of senior managers in other countries of the subcontinent.

The Financial Express

Kenneth Abeywickrama

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ISBN: 9780761935506