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Volume 1 Issue 3 2012 Abstracts







Growth melodrama with poverty: some estimates

Masroor Ahmad Beg

In India, the poverty appears to be growth driven. Over the six decades of plan-ning, there has been reduction in relative poverty but in absolute terms the poverty ratio has increased or kept constant. The focus of planning has been on achieving growth trajectory rather than striking the milieu of poverty of the masses. In this growth propelling mechanism, richer class stood to gain, but the poorer class reached at losing end. This iniquitous distribution of income emanate from low payment arising to the working class, which is reinforced by the larger number of people engaged in agriculture (nearly 60%). These classes of people are drawn largely from villages where the growth has not impacted in India. Therefore, the unfair distribution of pro-ducing asset (agriculture farms in the villages and non-agriculture producing asset in the villages as well as in the urban area) has proved to be an embryo of this gigantic poverty in India.

Keywords: trajectory, gigantic, peasantry, purge, skinner, dereliction, variability

Foreign direct investments as agents of change for Russian agrifood business

Vera Belaya, Jon Henrich Hanf

The aim of the paper is to analyze the influence of FDI on the Russian agrifood business. Authors outlined the features of Russian agrifood business describing the current situation. They discuss about the FDI in Russian agrifood business. Paper elaborates on the influence of FDI on the Russian agrifood business at different stages (agricultural producers, food processing, food retailing including fast food sector). The future prospects and outlook on the development of the Russian food sector are dis-cussed.

Keywords: foreign direct investment (FDI), chain management, Russian agrifood business


Experiential learning in management education

Abbasali Gabula

This article reviews how B schools can integrate the doing component along with the knowing component in their curriculum. It studies all the articles in the area of experiential learning in management education and comes to some overall conclu-sions on various ways B schools can make experiential learning at a part of their curriculum.

Keywords: doing, experiential, curriculum, B schools, management, academia


Change management

S. M. Nabeel Imtiaz

Change Management has always been easier said than done. The Business Proc-ess Redesign is considered as the driving force for change. Next is direct feedback containing of Polarized Attitude. The management must be cautious about inferring results from this channel as it may deviate the results. Likewise, the adequate consid-eration of the existing Culture and its influence is also a key determinant in the change process. Lastly, the Technological factor for change is analyzed. This paper suggests five critical variables which if applied on these four aspects would incorporate the re-quired changes thoroughly and effectively.

Keywords: business process redesign, polarized attitude, culture, technological factor, change variables


The outlines of a well-managed company: a Bangladesh RMG industry perspective

Hafsa Maryam, S. M. Nabeel Imtiaz

There are countless articles in several well respected management journals which define and describe the outlines for a well-managed company. These are universal factors which more or less apply to all the business spheres from supply chain to ser-vice industries. However there is hardly any evidence where an industry in a develop-ing world has emerged by following the scholarly articles. On the contrary the entre-preneurs are too preoccupied with making money in traditional way that the theory of optimization never crosses their mind. This paper acknowledges the results of optimiz-ing the business possesses but instead of stopping there; it also puts forward those ele-ments without which success is sure; if not elated. The perspective is Bangladesh Ready Made Garment (RMG) industry.

Keywords: outlines, well managed, factors, business processes, RMG


Food security: strategic sourcing and value creation in the food supply chain

Rahul Pratyush Mohanty

This paper describes the possible resource selection, and the value creation within the supply chain to balance the market demand with the production of the food processing industry. It highlights the need for distribution network, supplier value crea-tion, quality packaging, and cost reduction within the supply chain by proper selection process, implementation and effect of new technology in food processing, and quality management, in a business-to-business context. The paper presents a case study based on interviews and research, in accordance with the risk factors involved.

Keywords: distribution network, supplier value creation, quality packaging, cost reduction, selection process, new technology, quality management


The critical role of faculty engagement in business management programs

Bejoy John Thomas

The purpose of this paper is to investigate the Faculty Engagement in business management programs. The level of engagement among faculty members of leading colleges is measured with respect to dimensions like Core self-evaluation, Workplace Optimism, Individual performance and Job Satisfaction. Data was collected from a sample of 208 faculties of MBA and BBA departments with the help of a structured questionnaire and analyzed using the SPSS 19.0 and AMOS 16.0. Results indicate that core self-evaluation of the faculty members lead to higher levels of employee engage-ment that higher levels of engagement lead to improved workplace optimism and that improved optimism in turn leads to higher levels of individual performance and job satisfaction. The paper provides experiential support for the implementation of man-agement programs that promote core self-evaluation, employee engagement, and workplace optimism for the purpose of enhancing the performance levels of individual faculties and improve their job satisfaction.

Keywords: employee engagement, self-evaluation, performance, job-satisfaction


Methodological aspects of investment decision making

Anatoliy G. Goncharuk

The paper presents the concept of the super-attractiveness for investors" and a mathematical model of its evaluation, which enables make a complete ranking of the potential objects for investment. Methodological provisions for making investment decisions are developed.

Keywords: investments, investment decision, efficiency, investment attractiveness, enterprise


Problems of clusterization in the tourist complex of Crimea region

Nadezhda A. Dotsenko

The article makes reasonable a necessity and expediency of formation of tourist regional cluster. The basic problems acting as barriers to clustering in the tourist re-gional complex are revealed.

Keywords: clusterization, efficiency, co-operation, tourism, tourists cluster


Specifics of the management psychology in Ukrainian business

Katherine B. Kozak

The article contains a ground of the role of psychology in personnel management of domestic enterprises in the modern business environment. The influence of commu-nications of the company on the effective staff work is analyzed. Author improves the human resource management (HRM) system of the enterprise. It provides step by step decision making and ensures to increase an efficiency of personnel management at the enterprise.

Keywords: personnel management, management psychology, personnel management, HRM system, enterprise


Impact of high credit interest rates on establishing risk management in a bank

Roman I. Koryakov

The article shows correlation between credit interest rates increase and potential risks of banking sector. It analyzes the role of inflation and growth of government ex-penditure as one of the most important reasons of credit interest rates fluctuation.

Keywords: banks, risks, credit interest rates, inflation, crisis, margin, risk-management





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