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Strategic Infrastructure Development for Economic Growth and Social Change

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Obtaining the ultimate objective of economic growth depends largely on the availability of infrastructure in the economy. New developments in finance also play an important role in enhancing economic prosperity in a country. Strategic Infrastructure Development for Economic Growth and Social Change explores different avenues of research in the areas of corporate governance, socioeconomic conditions, modern business infrastructure, business automation, strategic financial management, and financial aspects of modern businesses. This reference work discusses practical applications, skills, practices, and strategies involved in economic and business growth, and overall economic development. Academicians, practitioners, professionals, and researchers will benefit from the topics discussed in this book.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Book Series
    1. Mission
    2. Coverage
  5. Dedication
  6. Editorial Advisory Board and List of Reviewers
    1. Editorial Advisory Board
    2. List of Reviewers
  7. Foreword
  8. Preface
    1. ORGANIZATION OF THE BOOK
  9. Acknowledgment
  10. Chapter 1: Corporate Governance
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. CORPORATE GOVERNANCE: THE COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE!
    5. RECOMMENDATIONS
    6. FUTURE DIRECTIONS
    7. CONCLUSION
    8. REFERENCES
    9. ADDITIONAL READING
    10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  11. Chapter 2: Development Strategy in the Northern State of Jalisco from the Institutional Perspective
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. 1. INTRODUCTION
    3. 2. REGIONALIZATION IN JALISCO
    4. 3. OVERVIEW OF THE NORTHERN REGION OF JALISCO
    5. 4. IMPORTANCE OF INSTITUTIONS IN DEVELOPMENT
    6. 5. THE RELATIONSHIP OF INSTITUTIONS IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE NORTHERN REGION OF JALISCO
    7. 6. ECONOMIC INSTITUTIONS
    8. 7. POLITICAL INSTITUTIONS
    9. 8. SOCIAL INSTITUTIONS
    10. 9. CRITIQUING CURRENT MODELS OF REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT
    11. 10. CONCLUSION
    12. REFERENCES
    13. ADDITIONAL READING
    14. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  12. Chapter 3: Financial Development and Economic Growth
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. THE FUNCTIONS OF THE FINANCIAL SYSTEM
    4. THE EMPIRICAL EVIDENCE
    5. The Standard Development of the Financial System
    6. FOR A NEW FINANCIAL SYSTEM AT THE SERVICE OF SOCIETY AND DEVELOPMENT: A CASE STUDY FOR GREECE
    7. REFERENCES
    8. ADDITIONAL READING
    9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  13. Chapter 4: Impact of Intellectual Capital on the Organizational Performance of Airline Industry in Malaysia
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. 1. INTRODUCTION
    3. 2. INTELLECTUAL CAPITAL
    4. 3. CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK AND HYPOTHESES DEVELOPMENT
    5. 4. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
    6. 5. DEMOGRAPHIC PROFILE OF RESPONDENTS
    7. 6. RELIABILITY ANALYSIS OF THE RESEARCH INSTRUMENT
    8. 5. PEARSON CORRELATION TEST
    9. 6. MULTIPLE REGRESSION ANALYSIS
    10. 7. DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION
    11. 8. LIMITATIONS AND SUGGESTIONS FOR FUTURE RESEARCH
    12. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
    13. REFERENCES
    14. ADDITIONAL READING
    15. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITION
    16. APPENDIX 1: QUESTIONNAIRE ITEMS OF INTELLECTUAL CAPITAL AND ORGANIZATIONAL PERFORMANCE
  14. Chapter 5: The Role of E-Business Adoption in the Business World
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. THE ROLE OF E-BUSINESS ADOPTION IN THE BUSINESS WORLD
    5. ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES OF E-BUSINESS IMPLEMENTATION
    6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    7. CONCLUSION
    8. REFERENCES
    9. ADDITIONAL READING
    10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  15. Chapter 6: Measuring Performance of Hotels in Kolkata
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. LITERATURE REVIEW
    4. Research Methodology and Model
    5. DISCUSSION OF RESULTS
    6. CONCLUSION
    7. REFERENCES
  16. Chapter 7: Growth Theory
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. SOME BASIC FACTS
    4. CLASSICAL GROWTH THEORY
    5. ADVENT OF THE INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION
    6. NEOCLASSICAL GROWTH THEORY
    7. NEW GROWTH THEORY
    8. HUMAN CAPITAL
    9. GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT
    10. GROWTH AND SUSTAINABILITY
    11. CONCLUSION
    12. REFERENCES
    13. ADDITIONAL READING
    14. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    15. ENDNOTES
    16. APPENDIX 1: HARROD-DOMAR MODEL
    17. APPENDIX 2: CAMBRIDGE GROWTH MODELS
    18. APPENDIX 3: CAPITAL CONTROVERSY
  17. Chapter 8: Infrastructure Development in Developing Countries
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. 1. INTRODUCTION
    3. 2. BACKGROUND
    4. 3. THE ISSUES
    5. 4. DISCUSSION
    6. 5. STRATEGIC INTEGRATION: SOLUTION AND RECOMMENDATION
    7. 6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    8. 7. CONCLUSION
    9. REFERENCES
    10. ADDITIONAL READING
    11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  18. Chapter 9: A Novel Technique for Securing E-Commerce Transaction
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. 1. INTRODUCTION
    3. 2. BACKGROUND
    4. 3. VISUAL CRYPTOGRAPHY
    5. 4. STEGANOGRAPHY
    6. 5. PROPOSED METHODOLOGY
    7. 6. IMPLEMENTATION AND ANALYSIS
    8. 7. CONCLUSION
    9. REFERENCES
    10. ADDITIONAL READING
    11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  19. Chapter 10: PPPs in Road Infrastructure
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. 1. INTRODUCTION
    3. 2. ANALYSING THE GROWTH OF PPPs
    4. 3. CRITICAL REVIEW OF WORLDWIDE EXPERIENCE OF PPPs
    5. 4. ROLE OF THE SATE IN GOVERNANCE OF PPPs
    6. 5. PPPs IN ROAD INFRASTRUCTURE IN INDIA
    7. 6. CURRENT STATUS OF PPPs IN INDIA
    8. 7. CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF PPPs IN ROAD INFRASTRUCTURE IN INDIA
    9. 8. DISCUSSION ON FACTORS SHAPING PPPs IN HIGHWAYS IN INDIA
    10. 9. CONCLUDING REMARKS
    11. REFERENCES
    12. ADDITIONAL READING
    13. ENDNOTES
  20. Chapter 11: Business Process Offshoring Services in India
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. DRIVERS OF BPO SERVICES
    4. BARRIERS TO BPO SERVICES
    5. OFFSHORE OUTSOURCING AND JOB LOSSES AND GAINS
    6. INDIA’S STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES
    7. INDIA’S COMPETITORS IN OFFSHORING
    8. CONCLUSION AND POLICY IMPLICATIONS
    9. REFERENCES
    10. ADDITIONAL READING
    11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  21. Chapter 12: Bhutan Tourism
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BHUTAN TOURISM
    4. EXISTING LITERATURE
    5. METHODOLOGY
    6. ISSUES AND CHALLENGES FACED BY TOURISM OF BHUTAN
    7. DISCUSSION AND RESULT
    8. MAJOR CHALLENGES IN PROMOTING TOURISM IN BHUTAN
    9. RECOMMENDATIONS
    10. CONCLUSION
    11. REFERENCES
    12. ADDITIONAL READING
    13. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  22. Chapter 13: Relationships among Information Technology, Service Quality, and Overall Satisfaction of the Customers in Life Insurance Corporation of India
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. REVIEW OF LITERATURE
    4. METHODOLOGY
    5. RESULTS AND DISCUSSIONS
    6. CONCLUSION
    7. REFERENCES
    8. ADDITIONAL READING
    9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  23. Chapter 14: An Empirical Analysis of FII Movement and Currency Value in India
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. EVOLUTION OF POLICY FRAMEWORK ON FIIs
    4. Policy Developments
    5. JOURNEY SINCE INDEPENDENCE
    6. REFERENCES
    7. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  24. Chapter 15: Internet Use and Destination Preferences
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. LITERATURE REVIEW
    4. METHODOLOGY
    5. FINDINGS
    6. DISCUSSION
    7. CONCLUSION
    8. REFERENCES
    9. ADDITIONAL READING
    10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  25. Chapter 16: Issues and Prospects of Sugar Industry
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY
    4. HYPOTHESES
    5. METHODOLOGY
    6. NATURE AND CLASSIFICATION OF LABOUR FORCE ON THE BASIS OF WAGES, SKILL, GRADE, AND SEX
    7. EVALUATION OF THE UTTAR PRADESH STATE SUGAR CORPORATION
    8. VALIDITY OF THE RESULTS
    9. POLICY IMPLICATIONS
    10. CONCLUSION
    11. REFERENCES
    12. ADDITIONAL READING
    13. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  26. Chapter 17: Financial Performance of Selected FMCG Companies in India during Post-Reform Era
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. I. INTRODUCTION
    3. II. REVIEW OF LITERATURE
    4. III. OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY
    5. IV. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
    6. V. FINDINGS OF THE STUDY
    7. VI. CONCLUSION
    8. REFERENCES
    9. APPENDIX: NAME OF THE COMPANIES UNDER STUDY
  27. Chapter 18: Targeting a New Tourism Market
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. CASE STUDY: BARBADOS TARGETS BRAZIL AS A NEW SOURCE MARKET
    5. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    7. CONCLUSION
    8. REFERENCES
    9. ADDITIONAL READING
    10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  28. Chapter 19: Surplus Labour in the Unorganised Sector of India
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. 1. INTRODUCTION
    3. 2. THEORETICAL RATIONALE OF THE STUDY
    4. 3. SOURCE AND NATURE OF DATA
    5. 4. FRAMEWORK OF ANALYSIS
    6. 5. PATTERN OF DISGUISED LABOUR
    7. 6. CONCLUSION
    8. REFERENCES
    9. ADDITIONAL READING
    10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS:
    11. ENDNOTES
    12. APPENDIX
  29. Chapter 20: Work-Value Orientation
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. METHOD
    4. DISCUSSION
    5. REFERENCES
    6. ADDITIONAL READING
    7. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  30. Chapter 21: Measuring Service Quality Dimensions in Nationalized and Private Banks
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. 1. INTRODUCTION
    3. 2. REVIEW OF LITERATURE
    4. 3. RATIONALE
    5. 4. OBJECTIVE
    6. 5. HYPOTHESIS
    7. 6. METHODOLOGY
    8. 7. RESULT AND ANALYSIS
    9. 8. CONCLUSION
    10. 9. SUGGESTIONS
    11. REFERENCES
    12. ADDITIONAL READING
    13. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  31. Chapter 22: Social Networking
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
    5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    6. CONCLUSION
    7. REFERENCES
    8. ADDITIONAL READING
    9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  32. Chapter 23: Application of Supply Chain Management through SAP in Agriculture of SAARC Nations
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. AGRICULTURAL SCENARIO
    4. Basic Features of SAP ERP
    5. Implementation of SAP ERP with SCM in the Agro Field
    6. CONCLUSION
    7. REFERENCES
    8. ADDITIONAL READING
    9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  33. Compilation of References
  34. About the Contributors