Conclusions: South Asia at the crossroads – implications for learning and change

Shaista E. Khilji


In this volume, we describe globalization as a phenomenon that embodies transformation, manifests complexity, and necessitates learning. We present South Asia as a region where complexity and transformation are both apparent. As organizations in South Asia struggle with many conflicting forces, they depict four general dimensions of change: crossvergence of practices, emergence of new trends, motivation for developing a strong identity globally, and further intensification of some challenges. We argue in this chapter that each of these dimensions represents a break from the past, and indicates a desire to strengthen the capability ...

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