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Renowned Professor Dr. N Bala Balasubramanian has authored a new book titled “ Leading from the Top: Directors who Make the Difference”. In this book Author has explained the three pillars of governance—the shareholders, the board and the executive management including the dynamics of managing board effectiveness—through real life case studies and interactive examples.
This book aims to encourage dialogue about leading corporations in an ethical and sustainable manner. In the wake of corporations like Satyam, Sahara, Sardha, SKS Microfinance, and National Spot Exchange making headlines for all the wrong reasons—Leading from the Top becomes essential reading for aspiring directors, budding professions, and the conscientious citizens.
Although corporations have been around for well over half a millennium, Corporate Governance as a distinctive field of study and specialization is of relatively recent origin. With corporate footprints escalating across industry and service sectors over different geographies around the world, governing the corporation has become an increasingly complex exercise. Professor Balasubramanian explains the three pillars of governance—the shareholders, the board and the executive management including the dynamics of managing board effectiveness—through real life case studies and interactive examples.
Author: Dr. N Bala Balasubramanian
Published by : Random House India; December 2013
Price : Rs 299
Author: Dr. N Bala Balasubramanian: With more than half a century of work experience behind him, ‘Bala’ has a unique blend of exposure to industry and academia that is not easy to come by. Three and a half decades of senior and board level responsibilities in companies like Imperial Chemical Industries, Britannia, and Wipro are complemented by teaching and research activities at the Indian Institutes of Management Ahmedabad and Bangalore over the last two decades, and still counting.
He serves on the Editorial and Advisory Boards of some Indian and International scholarly journals. He has designed and delivered training programmes for several hundred incumbent directors of public and private sector corporations, and teaching courses to a much larger number of management students and executives. He has authored and/or edited several books and research papers. This is his seventh book, and first with Random House.
Bala lives with his wife, son, daughter-in-law and a charming granddaughter in Thane, near Mumbai.