Why Business Schools Must Teach “Arthashastra Related Karma” Lessons? A Study on Awareness regarding Kautilya's Arthashastra amongst B –School Students

  • Ravindhar Vadapalli Professor of Finance, VJIM Hyderabad, Former Executive Director of Blockchainprep UAE, Bachupally, Nizampet, Hyderabad Telangana
Keywords: Kautilya, Arthasastra, Karmshastra, Adikaranas, Gurukulas, Ashrams, Charakas

Abstract

Most of the MBA Colleges and Business Schools are not imparting Arthashastra, karma lessons apart from the formal courses, case studies and classwork on finance, marketing, accounting and economics' B-School students in India deserve to learn about Kautilya's Arthashastra, an ancient treatise on statecraft, economic policy and military strategy. “The scandals like Sahara, Satyam, Chit fund Scams, Kingfisher Airlines and Nirav Modi, further increasing trend of wilful loan defaulters to banks, huge deposits made by a few business firms/individuals during demonetisation expose the weak foundations of ethics and values in Indian business scenarios,” therefore Business Schools must come forward to teach beyond Business Ethics i.e.., Karma Lessons and Socio Economic Development process as mentioned in Arthashastra. This article highlights Socio, Economic and Development thoughts of Kautilya's Arthashastra that is relevant to Business Schools.

Published
2020-03-28
How to Cite
Ravindhar Vadapalli. (2020). Why Business Schools Must Teach “Arthashastra Related Karma” Lessons? A Study on Awareness regarding Kautilya’s Arthashastra amongst B –School Students. Management Insight, 15(1), 52-58. Retrieved from https://journals.smsvaranasi.com/index.php/managementinsight/article/view/356