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Methodology of Business Studies

Book Description

The content for this book has been carefully selected and organized to provide an integrated learning approach to business studies.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Contents
  4. About the Author
  5. Preface
  6. 1 - Introduction to Business Studies
    1. 1.1 - Introduction
    2. 1.2 - The Role of Business in Economic Development
    3. 1.3 - Contribution of Business in the Development of Society
    4. 1.4 - The Indian Development Experience in the Post-Colonial Period
    5. 1.5 - Development Strategy and Experience during Liberalization and Globalization
    6. 1.6 - The Role of the Public Sector in India
    7. 1.7 - The Role of the Private Sector in India
    8. 1.8 - The Different Stakeholders of Business Firms
    9. 1.9 - Emergence of Managerialism and the Management Boom
    10. 1.10 - Role of Corporate Governance
    11. 1.11 - Alternative Goals of Business
    12. 1.12 - Share Holder Value Maximization Model
    13. 1.13 - Goals for the Public Sector
    14. 1.14 - Goals for the Cooperative Sector
    15. 1.15 - Goals for Non-profit Enterprises
    16. 1.16 - Government Regulation of Business
    17. Exercises
    18. Bibliography
  7. 2 - Establishing a Business and Entrepreneur Heuristics
    1. 2.1 - Establishing a Business Venture
    2. 2.2 - Entrepreneurship
    3. 2.3 - Factors Affecting Entrepreneurial Supply
    4. 2.4 - Intrapreneurs—An Emerging Class (Corporate Entrepreneurship)
    5. 2.5 - Mobilization of Financial Resources for Business
    6. 2.6 - Domestic Savings in India
    7. 2.7 - Sectoral Component of Gross Domestic Saving
    8. 2.8 - Factors Affecting Savings
    9. 2.9 - Loans and Advances
    10. 2.10 - Sources of Funds
    11. 2.11 - Markets for Raising Money: Short-Term and Long-Term Funds
    12. 2.12 - Lending Institutions for Business: Banks and Non-Bank Financial Institutions
    13. 2.13 - International Sources of Business Funds
    14. 2.14 - Cost of Capital
    15. 2.15 - Areas of Expenses
    16. 2.16 - Accounting and Accounting Practices
    17. 2.17 - Accounting Standards
    18. 2.18 - Returns on Investment
    19. 2.19 - Factors of Production and Its Rewards
    20. 2.20 - Payment of Taxes to the Government at the National and State Levels
    21. 2.21 - Funds from the Primary and Secondary Market
    22. 2.22 - Stock Exchanges (Secondary Markets in India)
    23. 2.23 - Stockbroking
    24. 2.24 - Stock Exchange Cues
    25. Exercises
    26. Bibliography
  8. 3 - Functioning of Organizations and New Management Tools
    1. 3.1 - The Role of Trained Manpower
    2. 3.2 - Trained Manpower at the Individual and Family Level
    3. 3.3 - Trained Manpower at the Organizational and National Level
    4. 3.4 - Functioning of Organizations
    5. 3.5 - The Role of Human Resources
    6. 3.6 - Management Problems in Small, Medium and Large Organizations
    7. 3.7 - Quality of Life
    8. 3.8 - Production of Tangible and Intangible products
    9. 3.9 - Role of Marketing in Business
    10. 3.10 - Role of Marketing in Society
    11. 3.11 - Emerging Trends in Strategic Management
    12. 3.12 - Elements of Strategic Management
    13. 3.13 - Total Quality Management
    14. 3.14 - Benchmarking
    15. 3.15 - Statistical Quality Control
    16. 3.16 - Quality Circle
    17. 3.17 - Business Process Reengineering
    18. 3.18 - Six Sigma
    19. 3.19 - Business Process Outsourcing
    20. 3.20 - Knowledge Process Outsourcing
    21. Exercises
    22. Bibliography
  9. 4 - Consumer Protection and Intellectual Property Rights
    1. 4.1 - The Rights of a Consumer
    2. 4.2 - The Need and Importance of Consumer Protection
    3. 4.3 - Approach to Consumer Protection
    4. 4.4 - Consumer Protection Act, 1986
    5. 4.5 - Filing of Appeals at the District, State and National Levels
    6. 4.6 - Evaluation of the Consumer Protection Act
    7. 4.7 - Intellectual Property Rights
    8. 4.8 - International Agreements for Intellectual Property Rights
    9. 4.9 - Patent Rights
    10. 4.10 - Copyright
    11. 4.11 - Trademarks
    12. 4.12 - Plagiarism
    13. Exercises
    14. Bibliography
  10. 5 - Managing Information
    1. 5.1 - Appraisal of the Right to Information Act in India
    2. 5.2 - Meaning of the Right to Information
    3. 5.3 - Need and Objective of the Right to Information
    4. 5.4 - Responsibilities and Obligations of Public Authority
    5. 5.5 - A Competent Authority
    6. 5.6 - Exemptions from Disclosure of Information
    7. 5.7 - Third Party Information
    8. 5.8 - Constitution of the Central Information Commissions
    9. 5.9 - Constitution of the State Information Commissions
    10. 5.10 - Powers and Functions of Information Commissions
    11. 5.11 - Procedure for Appeal
    12. 5.12 - Penalties
    13. 5.13 - Disclosure of Information against Requests
    14. 5.14 - Right to Access Information in Banking Transactions
    15. 5.15 - Right to Access Information in Insurance Transactions
    16. 5.16 - Applying under the Right to Information Act, 2005
    17. 5.17 - Conclusion
    18. Exercises
    19. Bibliography
  11. Appendix 1: Cases
  12. Appendix 2: Form for Requesting Information – I
  13. Appendix 3: Form for Requesting Information – II
  14. Appendix 4: Form for Requesting Information from the Kerala State Information Commission
  15. Appendix 5: The Kerala Right to Information (Regulation of Fee and Cost) Rules, 2006
  16. Appendix 6: The Right to Information Act, 2005
  17. Notes
  18. Copyright