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New Arrivals (December 2004)


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BOOKS

Annual Survey of Industries
Title : Annual survey of industries 2001-02, Vol. I
Pub. Details : Ministry of Labour and Employment, Govt. of India, Chandigarh, 2004
Notes :

Presents statistics on employment and labour cost in census and sample sectors for the year 2001-02.

Keywords :

Labour statistics , India


Title : Annual survey of industries 2000-01, Vol. II
Pub. Details : Ministry of Labour and Employment, Govt. of India, Chandigarh, 2004
Notes :

Report on absenteeism, labour turnover, employment and labour cost in sample sector.

Keywords :

Labour statistics , Absenteeism , Labour turnover , Employment , Labour cost , India


Title :

Annual survey of industries 2001-2002, Vol. I

Pub. Details :

Central Statistical Organisation, Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation, Govt of India, Kolkata, 2004

Notes :

The ASI publication provides details on parameters including (i) number of factories; (ii) fixed/working capital; (iii) total inputs; (iv) total output; (v) net value added, etc.

Keywords :

Employment , Labour statistics , Emoluments , Fuels consumed at industry , Classification of industries ( NIC - 98 )


Automobiles

Title : China auto sector in low gear
Pub. Details :

Credit Suisse First Boston (Hong Kong) Limited, 2004

Notes :

A review of Chinese automobile sector.

Keywords :

Automobiles , China , Automobile industry


BPO

Title : Challenges in negotiating IT & BPO transactions in emerging markets: a global perspective
Author : Michael J Loannou and Vivek Vishwabhan
Pub. Details : Ropers Majeski Kohn & Bentley, CA, 2004
Notes :

The report discusses the challenges in negotiating IT & BPO transactions in emerging markets

Keywords :

IT and BPO transactions , Business Process Outsourcing ,  Challenges


Competitiveness
Title : The global competitiveness report 2004 - 2005
Author : Michael E Porter , Klaus Schwab , Xavier Sala-i-Martin and Augusto Lopez-Claros
Pub. Details : Palgrave Macmilan, New York, 2004
Notes :

The annual Global Competitiveness Report is widely recognized as the world's leading cross-country comparison of data and information relating to economic competitiveness and growth. This provides the most updated and recent data, rankings, and analysis of industrialized and emerging economies, and the latest thinking and research from prominent academics and international institution leaders on global competitiveness. The report consists of three main parts: the first consists of analytical chapters related to competitiveness; the second contains country profiles; and the third part consists of the data tables which contains country rankings for every indicator.

Keywords :

Competitiveness , World ranking , Business Competitiveness Index , National competitiveness , Country profiles , Statistics


Development

Title : Indian development report 2004-05
Author : Kirit S Parikh, R Radhakrishna, Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research
Pub. Details : Oxford University Press, New Delhi, 2004
Notes :

The India Development Report is a comprehensive and contemporary treatment of major issues facing the Indian economy today. It combines academic rigour and objectivity with lucid presentation. 

Keywords :

Development , India , Poverty reduction , Healthcare , Public expenditure , IPR policy , Internal trade , Urban transportation , Fiscal deficits and inflation


Doing Business - Taiwan
Title :

Doing business with Taiwan

Pub. Details : Taiwan External Trade Development Council, Taiwan, 2004
Notes :

This volume offers a comprehensive survey of Taiwan's economy with special emphasis on the many outstanding opportunities that exist for foreign companies and investors.

Keywords :

Doing business , Taiwan , Investment opportunities , Business opportunities


Energy
Title : Energy market reform : lessons learned and next steps with special emphasis on the energy access problems of developing countries
Pub. Details : World Energy Council, London, 2004
Notes :

Energy market reforms are discussed under four headings, corresponding to the four parts of the study. Part one is dedicated to the empowerment of end-users (distribution aspect); Part two examines the question of security and how a comparative market can bring enough capacity on time with sustainable diversification; Part three is about market design; and Part four addresses the question of pricing and sustainable tariffs with special attention to the challenge of affordable access to energy services for the poor.

Keywords :

Energy market reforms , Distribution , Energy market design , Pricing , Energy security


Environment
Title :

Environmental legislation in India : a guide for industry and business

Pub. Details :

Environment Management Division, Confederation of Indian Industry ( CII ), New Delhi, 2004

Notes :

This is an easy-to-use reference guide to facilitate better understanding of environmental legislation and to help building capacity within industry to comply with statutory requirements. It is also an ideal source of information for foreign companies planning to invest in India. In addition to apprising entrepreneurs about their specific obligations, responsibilities and rights, the Guide provides step-by-step procedures for establishing and operating an industrial unit.

Keywords :

Environment , Environmental legislation , Environment and industry , India , Multilateral Environmental Agreements


European Union

Title :

Understanding European integration : history , culture and politics of identity

Author : R Pavananthi Vembulu
Pub. Details : Aakar Books, New Delhi, 2004
Notes :

The study circles down on the problematic over defining what Europe means; Second, how this contingent nature of Europe has compelled the European Union to no longer skirt away the question of identity if it is to consolidate the process and expand its boundary towards east. By focusing upon the cultural policy of the Union, the study brings forth the various efforts of the Union, particularly the European Commission to transform the loyalties and identities of people from the national crucible to a broader European spectrum. Thirdly, the study critically evaluates these policy initiatives and highlights how they are structured around the nineteenth century colonial discourse of Europe.

Keywords :

European integration , European Union , History , Culture and politics


Food Safety
Title :

Food safety and quality guidelines (for) hotels , restaurants and food vendors

Pub. Details : TQM Division, Confederation of Indian Industry ( CII ), New Delhi, 2003
Notes :

Food Safety and Quality Guidelines is an effort put in by the CII to help the food industry implement good manufacturing and good hygienic practices for manufacturing safe and quality food products for the consumers. Guidelines in this manual are for hotels, restaurants, dhabas and street food vendors sector.

Keywords :

Food safety guidelines , Good manufacturing and good hygienic practices


Governance
Title :

Governance and the sclerosis that has set in

Author : Arun Shourie
Pub. Details : ASA Publications ( Rupa & Co. ), New Delhi, 2004
Notes :

With a wealth of primary material , Shourie argues that the only way ahead is to revolutionalise the nature of the Indian State - from the principal ‘Engine of Growth’ it was taken to be in the ‘50s and ‘60s, from ‘The Great Monitor’ it became in the ‘70s and ‘80s, to an enabling State, a State that clears the way so that others may do their best for the country... A rare glimpse into what has become of governance.

Keywords :

Governance


HIV/AIDS
Title : 2004 report on the global HIV/AIDS epidemic : 4th global report
Pub. Details : UNAIDS, Geneva, 2004
Notes :

This book presents a global overview of the AIDS epidemic , its impact on people and societies , preventive measures and diagnosis practices , finance aspects and national responses to AIDS.

Keywords :

HIV infections - epidemiology , HIV infections - therapy , Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome


Labour
Title :

Manpower profile India yearbook 2003

Pub. Details :

Institute of Applied Manpower Research, New Delhi, 2004

Notes :

This yearbook provides comprehensive and up-to-date information on various characteristics of human resource in India available from different sources. It depicts how human resource, generated through the prevailing demographic factors, is transformed into manpower through a process of education and training and then utilised for various socio-economic activities.

Keywords :

India , Labour force , Manpower , Employment , Unemployment , Labour market , Demography


Oman

Title : Oman 2004-2005
Pub Details : Ministry of Information, Oman, 2004
Notes :

Book presents a brief outline of the country's development in the political, economic, social and cultural spheres.

Keywords :

Oman , Politics and government , Economy , Social and cultural issues


Plastics Industry
Title : Indian plastics industry: moulding the future
Pub. Details : Saket Projects Ltd., New Delhi, 2003
Notes :

This book contains: introduction to plastics processing and machineries ; recent trends in machineries and technology ; plastics industry - Indian and global scenario ; articles from eminent personalities ; buyer's guide.

Keywords :

Plastics Processing Industry , Machineries and Technology , Plastics Industries , Global Scenario , Articles , Buyer Guide , India , Machinery


Projects for Investment
Title :

Wuhan projects for foreign investment 2004-2005

Pub. Details : Wuhan China, 2004
Notes :

Provides complete details about prospective projects for foreign investment in China.

Keywords :

Projects , Project profiles , China


Statistics

Title : Statistical abstract: India 2003
Pub. Details : Central Statistical Organisation, Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation, Govt of India, New Delhi, 2004
Notes :

Contains time series data for national aggregates generally for 1990-91 and onwards, upto the latest available year. The national aggregates are followed by State-wise data for the latest year so as to reflect the comparative development scenario amongst the States/Union Territories.

Keywords :

Statistics , India , Area , Population , Rainfall , Agriculture , Cropped Area , Livestock , Fisheries , Poultry , Forest , Sericulture , Irrigation , Mining , Mineral Production , Industry , Power , Banks , Co-operative societies , Joint stock companies, Insurance , Trade , Balance payment , Indian Railways , Motor vehicles , Roads , Shipping , Civil Aviation , Tourism , Post , Telecommunication , Labour , Trade unions Prices , National product , Finance , Income Tax , Exchange , Coinage , Currency , Crime Statistics , Accident Statistics , Education , Newspapers , Periodicals , Public Health , Housing , Local Bodies , Electoral statistics , Five Year Plans


Thailand Industries
Title : The Federation of Thai Industries Directory 2004
Pub. Details : Federation of Thai Industries, Bangkok, 2004
Notes :

The directory listings contain the following information: the industry clubs members listing, provincial chapter members listing, unlisted in the industry clubs or provincial chapters, FTI member profile, product category and product index.

Keywords : Thailand industries , directory

Work Culture
Title : Work culture and work practices at Delhi Metro Rail Corporation
Pub. Details : Confederation of Indian Industry ( CII ) , New Delhi , 2002
Notes :

The study covers fund acquisition and management, management of contractors international and domestic, risk management and safety, building a work culture supportive of efficiency and result focus.

Keywords :

Work culture , Delhi Metro Rail Corporation ( DMRC ) , Fund acquisition and management , Management of contractors , Risk management and safety


WTO
Title : Consequences of the WTO agreements for developing countries
Pub. Details : Kommerskollegium, Sweden, 2004
Notes :

Critics of the WTO have long insisted on an evaluation of the effects of the WTO agreements on developing countries. Commissioned by the Swedish Government, this report evaluates the consequences of existing provisions in the WTO, such as trade in goods, services intellectual property rights and dispute settlement, while issues concerning the present round of negotiations - the Doha Development Agenda - are not addressed directly.

Keywords :

WTO , Developing countries


Vedanta
Title :

Vedanta treatise

Author : A Parthasarathy
Pub. Details :

Vedanta Life Institute, Mumbai, 2004

Notes :

The Vedanta Treatise presents the eternal principles of life and living.

Keywords :

Life and living , Vedanta



CII PUBLICATIONS

1

17th Q C Circle Competition Regional Finals [9 December 2004: New Delhi] - Background paper on quality circle competition. Quality

2

Study on the biotechnology sector in India: the road ahead

A sectoral analysis of biotechnology in India presented on the occasion of the 3rd India ASEAN Business Summit 2004. Biotechnology

3

Himachal Pradesh: an agenda for infrastructure development

This note attempts to provide appropriate suggestions for infrastructural enhancements in Himachal Pradesh. Infrastructure-Himachal Pradesh

4

Tourism in Himachal Pradesh: unfolding the hidden potential

This note attempts to provide appropriate suggestions for infrastructural enhancements in Himachal. Tourism-Himachal Pradesh

5

Tourism in Rajasthan: a golden opportunity

This report analyses the current and expected trends in tourism in India, initiatives taken by some key destinations in India and abroad and focuses on tourism industry in Rajasthan. The report finally lists down policy recommendations based on experiences of other states and countries, in the specific context of Rajasthan. Tourism - Rajasthan

6

Proceedings of India Health Summit [17-18 November 2004: New Delhi] Healthcare

7

Proceedings of 3rd National FMCG Conclave [14-15 December 2004: Mumbai] FMCG

8

Business as a social partner : a compendium of case studies

This compendium aims to bring before a large cross section of industry the initiatives and experiences of some member companies that have been successful in implementing development projects touching the larger community. Industry and community development


ARTICLES AT A GLANCE

1

Overloaded circuits: why smart people underperform / by Edward M Hallowell [HBR, January 2004)

Modern office life and an increasingly common condition called "attention deficit trait (ADT)" are turning steady executives into frenzied underachievers. The author, a psychiatrist by profession, interestingly explains the causes and remedies of the new epidemic. Management

2

How to play to your strengths? / by Laura Morgan Roberts [HBR, January 2005]

You may have more to gain by developing your gifts and leveraging your natural skills than by trying to repair your weaknesses. The authors present a systematic way to discover who you are at your very best. Managing your inner strengths

3

Almost ready: how leaders move up? / by Dan Ciampa [HBR, January 2005]

Most designated CEO successors are talented, hardworking, and smart enough to go all the way--yet fail to land the top job. What they don't realize is, the qualities that helped them in their climb to the number two position aren't enough to boost them to No. 1. In addition to running their businesses well, the author explains, would-be CEOs must master the art of forming coalitions and winning support. Interesting article for would-be CEOs. Leadership

4

The best and worst managers of the year 2004 [BusinessWeek, 10 January 2005]

The BusinessWeek staff survey is based on 130 writers and editors in New York and in 20 bureaus around the world. Management

5

India's best banks [ Business Today, 2 January 2005]

The Business Today - KPMG survey of the best banks in India. Banking industry

6

India in 2020 [Business Today, 16 January 2005]

25 CEOs and thought leaders envision an India in the year 2020. India in 2020

6

Labour quality in Indian manufacturing: a state level analysis / by Suresh Chand Aggarwal [EPW, 11 December 2004]

This paper provides the educational composition of manufacturing workers in 18 states of India during the last four NSSO rounds on employment and unemployment, covering the period 1983 to 1999-2000. It finds that manufacturing workers are more literate today than they were in 1983. Labour quality and manufacturing industries

6

Post-MFA: making the textile and garment industry competitive / by Danish A Hashim [EPW, 8 January 2005]

With the Multi-Fibre Agreement (MFA) coming to an end on 1 January 2005, competition in the Indian textile and garment industries will increase manifold. One of the main factors determining their competitiveness would be unit cost, where India has fared poorly in the recent past. The unit cost depends upon factor prices and productivity level. This study attempts to examine these factors in detail for the cotton yarn and garment industries for selected states using panel data analysis for 1989-97. Textile industry

9

India, look ahead

A collection of articles in Financial Express written by Dr Jayanta Roy [October 2003 - October 2004] Economic policy


DIRECTORIES

1

The Federation of Thai Industries Directory 2004

2

Indian Industry database 2004 / Komal Publication

3

Indian importers and exporters directory 2004

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