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Title: Organizational transformation of Indian railways through strategic business orientation
Researcher: Goyal, Sunil Kumar
Guide(s): Rao, N.V. M.
Keywords: Transformation of Indian Railways,Business Orientation
University: Birla Institute of Technology and Science
Completed Date: 1/8/2014
Abstract: Today Indian Railways (IR), an important mode of transportation in the country, is one of the largest and busiest rail networks in the world. It spans over 64460 route kilometers and served by 6909 railway stations. IR is divided into 16 zonal railways. Zonal railways are further divided into divisions totaling 68. There are five production units, Metro Railway Kolkata, construction organizations, electrification organization, research and development unit, training institutes, wholly owned public sector units and other railway establishments. It employs over fourteen lakhs regular employees. In the year 2010-11 total investment on IR stood at Rs.231615 crores, generated revenue of Rs.94525crores and a surplus of Rs.1405 crores, carried 7651 million passengers and 926.43 million tons of freight traffic. Although key business operations are freight and passenger, IR is also engaged in several allied services including parcel, catering and production units. IR as part of central government functions directly under the ministry of railways. Railway Board is the Apex body. newlineIn India organizational systems have undergone drastic changes since the onset of the era of globalization. Very few studies have been conducted in India related to organizational transformation of public sector and government organizations. No specific study is available underlining perception variations on organizational issues based on factors like years of service, department to which one belongs, geographical area of working etc. The influence of these factors in terms of organizational transformation has not been evaluated so far. There is ample scope to study organizational transformation process on Indian Railways and evaluate the impact of various factors on it. newlineThe subject area of organizational change management system is long established and contains a superfluity of theories, frameworks, models, and exploratory studies on organizational change and transformation, yet it seems that there is a disconnect between this body of knowledge.
Pagination: xviii
Appears in Departments:Economics & Finance

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