This introductory chapter discusses the research project presented in the book. The book represents the culmination of a collaboration between academics and senior managers to study, analyze, reflect, and discuss the challenges they face in people management. It also represents an attempt to reflect the experience, concern, and aspirations of people at all levels in these companies. The chapter discusses the objectives of the study, the development of research questions and measures, the development of research methodology, and data collection and analysis. An overview of the subsequent chapters is also presented.
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