The purpose of this paper is to develop a typology of organization behavior based on the guidelines from Manusmriti, an ancient Indian law text. The paper also purports to provide guidelines from the text for values‐based corporate governance.
The paper first develops an organizational behavior typology based on Manusmriti. The paper then provides guidelines for various aspects of values‐based corporate governance.
The paper finds that the guidelines from Manusmriti are relevant in providing a holistic approach to corporate governance which promotes ethical and social idealism.
The paper has practical implications to practitioners of corporate governance in terms of developing structures which promote ethical and socially responsible behavior.
The originality of the paper is in deriving guidelines for values‐based corporate governance from Manusmriti.
Sivakumar, N. (2009), "Values‐based corporate governance and organization behavior – guidelines from
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