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Preet S. Aulakh, Professor of Strategy and the Pierre Lassonde Chair in International Business at the Schulich School of Business, York University, discussed his recent book “Coping with Global Institutional Change – A Tale of India's Textile and Pharmaceutical Industries.”

About the book

Coping with Global Institutional Change

Coping with Global Institutional Change: A Tale of India's Textile and Pharmaceutical Industries

Increased governance of international trade through supranational institutions such as the World Trade Organization (WTO) has meant that national trade policies and organisational strategies need to be compatible with the norms of global institutions. Global institutional change impacts national economies and necessitates adaptation in ways that balance adherence to emerging norms while meeting socio-economic objectives.

This book focuses on two sector-specific global institutional changes initiated and implemented by the WTO in 2005 and examines how India's textile and pharmaceutical industries coped with these changes through coordinated efforts in the multi-level national institutional system comprised of the state, industry and individual business organisations. The findings of the book, which show both convergence and divergence across the two industries in the processes and outcomes of dealing with global institutional change, would be of interest to national policymakers as well as to scholars in multiple disciplines interested in the study of institutions and institutional change.

About Preet S. Aulakh

Preet S. Aulakh

Preet S. Aulakh is Professor of Strategy and the Pierre Lassonde Chair in International Business at the Schulich School of Business, York University. He holds PhD degrees in Law (Osgoode Hall Law School at York University) and Business (University of Texas at Austin), and BS (Mathematics) and MA (History) degrees from Panjab University, Chandigarh, India.

Prior to joining Schulich, he taught for several years in the US, and has held visiting positions at the Indian School of Business and Indian Institute of Management Calcutta. He has published numerous articles on international alliances, technology licensing and cross-border knowledge transfers. His recent research focuses on firms from emerging economies and explores how institutional factors influence their internationalization paths. His books include Rethinking Globalization(s) (Macmillan, 1999), Mobilities of Labour and Capital in Asia (Cambridge University Press, 2020), and Coping with Global Institutional Change (Cambridge University Press, 2022).

He is currently completing a legal history project on land tenures across the British Empire during the nineteenth century. In 2019, he was recognised by the Academy of International Business with a Gold Medal for his contributions to the Journal of International Business Studies.

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