The global meltdown, the concomitant demise of legendary corporate behemoths, and the challenge of competing in a world marked by unprecedented complexities, volatility, discontinuities, and ambiguities, have pushed discussions on survival and excellence to the forefront. Towards the Next Orbit: A Corporate Odyssey brings forth ideas, experiences, studies, insights, and suggestions from renowned theoreticians and practitioners towards changing and succeeding in a new world.
The first part of the book comprises rich conceptual papers and research-based empirical papers written primarily by thought leaders from all over the world. The second part comprises dialogs with persons who are well known in the business landscape as "change masters." The chapters discuss cutting-edge ideas in the areas of corporate behavior, positioning, growth, leadership, employee relations, and so on.
Together, the articles and interviews will help readers develop perspective, cognitive framework, behavioral repertoire, and portfolio of practices for making the transition from simply functioning to achieving excellence.