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The relationship between workers and firms are changing worldwide. Nowhere is this more evident than in the psychological contracts of employment. This book combines the cross-national perspectives of organizational scholars from thirteen countries to examine how societies differ in the nature of psychological contracts in employment and how global business initiatives are bridging these differences. The contributors include social scientists with deep knowledge of the particular societies they describe, and whose personal scholarship involves psychological contract phenomena locally as well as abroad. Readers of Denise Rousseau's award winning book, Psychological Contract in Organizations (Sage 1995) will welcome the extension of this ground-breaking work into the global arena.
Chapter 6: India: Caste, Commitments, and Change
Pranajaye per vachan ne jay e. “(I can) let go of my life but not of my promise.”
The words promise and fulfillment of promise have immense significance in Indian society, as indicated in Indian mythology and religious Hindu and Islamic texts. One of the most revered epics, the Ramayana, was written to document the life of Lord Rama, a Hindu deity who spent 12 years in exile to fulfill his father's promise to his stepmother. The Koran, the Islamic religious text, narrates the story of how Prophet Mohammed was willing to sacrifice the life of his only son to fulfill his implicit promise to God. The importance of promise and fulfillment is also evident in ...