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(po͞o'dŭchĕ`rē), formerly


(pŏndĭchĕ`rē, –shĕ`rē) or


(pôNdēshārē`), union territory (2001 provisional pop. 973,829), 183 sq mi (474 sq km), India. It comprises the noncontiguous enclaves of former French IndiaFrench India,
former overseas territory of France in India, composed of the coastal enclaves of Pondichéry (now Puducherry), Karikal (now Karaikal), Yanaon (now Yanam), and Mahé (now Mahe) in the south and the inland trade settlement of Chandannagar near Kolkata
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: Puducherry (formerly Pondicherry or Pondichéry) and Karaikal (formerly Karikal) on the Coromandel Coast in Tamil Nadu state, Yanam (formerly Yanaon) in Andhra Pradesh state, and Mahe (formerly Mahé) on the Malabar Coast of Kerala state. The capital of the territory is Puducherry town (1991 pop. 401,437) in the Puducherry enclave.

The four enclaves and ChandannagarChandannagar
or Chandernagore
, city (1991 pop. 122,351), West Bengal state, E India, on the Hugli River, a suburb of Kolkata (Calcutta). Founded by the French in 1686, it was of great commercial importance until the 19th cent.
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, a town near Kolkata (Calcutta), were remnants of French imperial ambition in India in the 17th and 18th cent. In 1949, Chandannagar was incorporated into West Bengal state. Under an agreement with France, India took over administration of the four enclaves on Nov. 1, 1954; a treaty ceding the settlements to India was signed in May, 1956, but it was not until Aug., 1962, that the formal transfer occurred. Despite some agitation to merge the enclaves with the states surrounding them, the territory remains under the administration of the central government of India. The enclaves on the Indian Ocean suffered destruction and loss of life from the Dec., 2004, tsunami. The territory was renamed from the colonial Pondicherry to the native Tamil Puducherry in 2006.

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When my film flops I revisit Pondy Bazaar and sit on the streets for a while.
Pondy (1997) also found conflict to be a factor promoting the failure of an agglomeration of firms.
We found ourselves daily for breakfast and lunch at Baker's street, a French bakery/cafe that serves the best quiches, pizzas and pastries in Pondy town.
Then in 1982, there was a shoot-out in Pondy Bazaar in which a criminal case was filed against Shri Prabhakaran.
This corporate culture literature tended to focus on how managers might understand and use culture to improve corporate performance--innovativeness, productivity or competitive advantage (Deal & Kennedy, 1982; Peters & Waterman 1982; Ouchi 1981; Pondy et al, 1983).
To every body's astonishment the street where the robbery took place, is in the close vicinity of Pondy Bazaar Police station on one side and the Mambalam Police station on the other.
The ratings continue to reflect the strong operational and financial support that the company receives from its holding company, Pondy Oxides and Chemicals Ltd (BOM:590019, rated BBB/"stable"/P3+ by CRISIL), and its moderate market position, marked by healthy sales growth and established customer relationships.
To counterbalance this stress, Pondy (1989) discussed the need for effective student-supervisor relationships and the building of a 'common horizon', which we call communitas.
Based on previous studies of cognitive sensemaking (Morgan, Frost y Pondy, 1983; Weick, 1977), Weick (1995) defines sensemaking in organizational settings as the ongoing thinking process of individuals with the goal of creating order and making retrospective rational accounts of the situations in which they find themselves.
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En cuanto al comportamiento organizativo, son muy numerosos los trabajos que centran su atencion en el estudio del conflicto en distintos niveles (Corwin, 1969; Pondy, 1969; Walton y Dutton, 1969; Walton y otros, 1969; Baron, 1985).
According to Thomas and Pondy (1977), people in a conflict situation may view themselves more favorably.