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New Arrivals (June-July 2005)


Books  CII Publications  Articles  |  Directories  | Archive


BOOKS

Agriculture
Title :

Commodity study on diversification of Indian agriculture

Author : Dr B Yerram Raju
Pub. Details : NABARD, Mumbai, 2005
Notes :

This paper is an attempt to look into the way farmers in Asia with specific reference to India have taken to the diversification strategy.

Keywords :

Agriculture - India , Diversification strategy , Diversification of Agriculture


Agro-Processing Industries
Title :

Status and potential of village agro-processing units/industries

Author : Sandip Sarkar , Anup K Karan
Pub. Details : NABARD, Mumbai, 2005
Notes :

This study examines broadly the status and potential of village level agro-industries. It is based largely on secondary data of unorganised manufacturing enterprises survey of 2000-01. The broad objectives of this study are to find relative position of village level agro-industries in rural non-farm sector, strength of interrelationship with agricultural sector, various physical and financial constraints faced by these units and suggest policy measures to improve viability of these units and improve their market share.

Keywords :

Agro-processing industries - Rural India


Automobiles
Title :

Global auto directory 2005

Pub. Details : Credit Suisse First Boston , 2005
Notes :

A comprehensive report cum directory on global automobile sector.

Keywords :

Automobiles and components , Global automobiles , Market size & share , Automobiles - global scenario


Chambers - History
Title :

Preserving the spirit of 100 years

Pub. Details : PHDCCI, New Delhi, 2005
Notes :

This Centenary Volume presents panoramic glimpses of the origin and growth of the Chamber.

Keywords :

PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry , PHDCCI - History


Civil List
Title :

Civil List 2005 : the Indian Administrative Service

Pub. Details : Ministry of Personnel , Public Grievances and Pensions , Department of Personnel and Training , Government of India, New Delhi, 2005
Notes :

Combined list of IAS Officers appointed under various categories defined by the Indian Administrative Service.

Keywords :

Indian Administrative Service , IAS , India


Competition Policy

Title : Competition advocacy seminar for industry [16 April 2005: New Delhi]
Pub. Details : Competition Commission of India, New Delhi, 2005
Notes :

Proceedings of the seminar.

Keywords :

Competition policy - India , Competition advocacy - India


Competitiveness
Title : The Arab world competitiveness report 2005
Author : Augusto Lopez-Claros and Klaus Schwab ( World Economic Forum )
Pub. Details : Palgrave Macmillan, New York, 2005
Notes :

Through in-depth analyses of regional trends, detailed country profiles of fifteen Arab world nations, and data-driven essays that cover a range of relevant issues, the ground-breaking Report highlights the prospects for growth among countries in the Arab world and, more importantly, reveals the obstacles to competitiveness. This landmark report is the first of its kind for the Arab region. It highlights the enormous difficulties that the Arab world currently faces, problems that will only worsen unless drastic changes are made in these countries.

Keywords :

Economic reforms - Arab countries , Competitiveness - Arab countries , Country profiles , GCC


Consultancy Services
Title : Consultancy services in India : perspectives and export prospects
Author : S P Agarwal
Pub. Details : Bookwell , New Delhi , 2005
Notes :

The book covers a wide ranging issues related to promotion and development of consultancy services in India, after critically reviewing and analyzing the present status of consultancy services in India. The estimation of the future domestic and export potential for consultancy services over next ten years, the relevance and impact of GATS of WTO on Indian consultancies, SWOT analysis, role of consultants in commercialization and transfer of technology, and FDI & international cooperation in consultancy sector, etc. are of special interest.

Keywords :

Consultancy services - India , Technical consultancy services - India


Currency - Euro
Title : Euro : issues and challenges
Author : Nagendra V Chowdary (ed.)
Pub. Details : ICFAI, Hyderabad, 2004
Notes :

The book details the evolution of Euro and presents the current status of Euro.

Keywords :

Euro , European Monetary Union , European currency


Economic Growth - Tamil Nadu
Title :

Economic growth and poverty alleviation in Tamil Nadu : notes on selected policy issues

Pub. Details : The World Bank, Washington, 2005
Notes :

This volume presents a synthesis of five policy notes of Tamil Nadu for economic growth a and poverty alleviation. The five notes span fiscal reform and sustainability, improving investment climate, agriculture development, governance challenges, and poverty profile. The report reflects the status of policy dialogue up to March 2004 with a few selected updates.

Keywords :

Economic growth and poverty alleviation - Tamil Nadu , Fiscal reform - Tamil Nadu , Investment climate - Tamil Nadu


Environment
Title :

Defying ocean's end : an agenda for action

Pub. Details : Island Press , Washington , 2004
Notes :

This book addresses the sharp decline in ocean wildlife, a disturbing increase in ocean pollution, the neglect of policies and resources directed to solve these problems, and a widespread complacency in the general public borne of a profound lack of awareness of how much the health of the ocean affects their daily lives and their future.

Keywords :

Marine ecology , Aquatic resources conservation , Environment , Biodiversity , Marine ecosystems


Finance
Title : Financial sector modeling : exchange rates and interest rates in the Indian economy
Author : Ila Patnaik , Deepa Vasudevan
Pub Details : NCAER, New Delhi, 2001
Notes :

This study develops a model of financial markets and foreign exchange market in India, and makes projections of interest rates and exchange rates under selected alternative macroeconomic policy scenarios for India.

Keywords :

Financial sector modelling , Financial market modelling , Foreign exchange market modelling


Financial Markets
Title : Indian financial markets : an introduction
Author : T R Venkatesh (ed.)
Pub. Details : ICFAI, Hyderabad, 2004
Notes :

This book provides exhaustive information and analysis of recent changes in the Indian financial sectors like bond markets, money markets, equity markets and the stock markets.

Keywords :

Financial Markets - India , Equity markets - India , Debt markets - India , Derivatives markets - India , Mutual funds


Foreign Trade
Title : Study on India's export potential to South Africa , Vol. 1&2
Pub. Details : National Centre for Trade Information, New Delhi, 2005
Notes :

This study, prepared for CII, highlights the potential areas/sectors of Indian export to South Africa.

Keywords :

Foreign trade , India and South Africa , Export and import


Foreign Trade
Title :

Southern African Customs Union (SACU) : a study of India's trade and investment potential

Pub. Details : Exim Bank of India, New Delhi, 2005
Notes :

A study of trade and investment potential in Southern African countries.

Keywords :

Trade and investment - Botswana , Lesotho , Namibia , South Africa , Swaziland


Globalisation

Title : The world is flat: a brief history of the globalized world in the 21st century
Author : Thomas Friedman
Pub Details : Allen Lane ( Penguin ), London, 2005
Notes :

Friedman brilliantly demystifies the exciting, often bewildering, global scene unfolding before our eyes, one which we sense but barely yet understand. With his inimitable ability to simplify complex political and economic issues, he explains how this flattening of the world happened; what it will mean for countries, communities and individuals; and how governments and societies can-and must-adapt.

Keywords :

Globalisation


Globalisation and Indian Industry
Title :

Too many with too little : the challenge for India's development paradigm

Author : George B Assaf
Pub. Details : Konark Publishers, New Delhi, 2004
Notes :

The Indian economy has major strengths but significant roadblocks still pervade. Can India realise its potential? This book discusses this prospects in terms of economic, particularly industrial development. 

Keywords :

Globalisation and Development , WTO , Manufacturing sector - Growth - India , Clusters and SMEs, Auto components , Textiles , Bamboo


Governance
Title : Soul and structure of governance in India
Author : Jagmohan
Pub. Details : Allied, New Delhi , 2005
Notes :

This book, in brief, builds up, against the backdrop of history and contemporary events, both national and international, a case for an ethical state and ethical governance machinery which rest upon three main foundational planks of a rekindled mind, a reawakened soul and a set of redesigned and revitalized institutions.

Keywords :

Governance in India , Urban governance


History - India
Title :

Jinnah : a corrective reading of Indian history , Vol.1

Author : Asiananda
Pub. Details : Intercultural Open University , New Delhi , 2005
Notes :

The author tries to set right the distortions that have vitiated and polluted the contents of historical studies in regards to Gandhi and Jinnah. Further, the author claims to offer a vision of the "building up India of our dreams with non-violence" and nuclear weapons-free South-East Asia. Peace and stability, he considers, necessary and he thinks that they can only be ensured if nations follow the principles laid down by the United Nations Charter. In the whole text, a running theme is that of comparing and contrasting Jinnah with Gandhi, to the latter’s disadvantage. The book is essentially about Jinnah and Gandhi.

Keywords :

History - India , Partition of India , Gandhi and Jinnah


Infrastructure - Statistics
Title :

India infrastructure database 2005, Vol. I & II

Author :

Buddhadeb Ghosh, Prabir De

Pub. Details : Bookwell, New Delhi, 2005
Notes :

This database is concerned primarily with all possible infrastructure facilities across the countries of the world as well as Indian states over a long period of time. It also includes all possible usual economic variables for India as a whole and Indian state. In particular, it contains 16 chapters in two volumes, country wise development indicators, Indian economic variables (domestic, foreign trade sector and costs and prices), population, farm infrastructure, railways, roads and road transportation, ports, shipping and inland waterways, civil aviation, energy, electricity, post and telecommunication, health, education, banks and stock exchanges, housing and research and development.

Keywords :

Infrastructure , Statistics , India , Economic indicators , Railways , Roads and road transportation , Ports , Shipping and inland waterways , Civil aviation , Energy , Electricity , Post and Telecommunication , Health , Education , Banks and Stock exchanges , Housing and Research and development.


Intellectual Property
Title :

Understanding TRIPS : managing knowledge in developing countries

Author : M B Rao , Manjula Guru
Pub. Details : Response Books, New Delhi, 2003
Notes :

This book discusses in detail the controversial TRIPS ( Trade Related Intellectual Property Rights ) Agreement that was a result of the Uruguay Round negotiations.

Keywords :

TRIPS , Intellectual Property Rights - International law , Intellectual property - Developing countries


International Trade
Title :

Influencing and meeting international standards : challenges for developing countries, Vol. 2

Author :  International Trade Centre UNCTAD / WTO , Commonwealth Secretariat
Pub. Details : ITC, Geneva, 2004
Notes :

This publication, based on a sample of case studies, documents these gaps and examines the difficulties hindering the export efforts of developing countries due to shortcomings in their standardization and conformity assessment structure. The report presents an inventory of the technical assistance needs of developing countries in relation to technical regulations and sanitary and phytosanitary measures.

Keywords :

Conformity assessment, Standardization, SPS, TBT, Developing countries, Case studies


Marketing Management

Title :

Guerrilla P.R. wired : waging a successful publicity campaign on-line , offline , and everywhere in between

Author : Michael Levine
Pub. Details :

McGraw-Hill, Chicago, 2001

Notes :

Provides the best-reviewed, and most valuable how-tos on garnering low or no-cost publicity. Updates Levine's attention-getting strategies for today's globally wired environment. Creates a new prototype for small business owners, individuals, and virtually anyone who needs publicity to nurture and grow a business & doesn't want to spend thousands of dollars to get it. This book has some excellent features such as: sample press releases, sample link proposals, detailed summaries at the end of each chapter.

Keywords :

Publicity and campaign , Advertisement , Industrial publicity , Corporations - Public relations , Internet - Publicity


National Accounts
Title :

National Accounts statistics 2005

Pub. Details :

Central Statistical Organisation , Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation, Government of India, New Delhi, 2005

Notes :

This issue of National Accounts Statistics (NAS) presents the estimates of national/domestic product, consumption expenditure, saving, capital formation, capital stock, public sector transaction and consolidated account of the nation for the period 1993-94 and 1998-99 to 2002-03.

Keywords :

National accounts statistics - India ,  Consumption expenditure , Savings , Capital formation , Capital stock , Public sector transactions


National Security

Title : Will the iron fence save a tree hollowed by termites?
Author : Arun Shourie
Pub. Details : ASA Publications, New Delhi, 2005
Notes :

The author provides wealth of evidence relating to possible defence threats from our neighboring countries.

Keywords :

National security - India , Terrorism and national security - India


Population
Title :

Population policy of India : implementation, strategies at national and state levels

Author : Badri N Saxena, Charan D Wadhva, O P Sharma (eds.)
Pub. Details :

Sterling Publishers, New Delhi, 2004

Notes :

This book provides considerable insights into various dimensions of the implementation issues of population policy for India in general and Empowered Action Group (EAG) States in particular.

Keywords :

Population - India , Population policy - India


Railways
Title :

A dream revisited : an archival journey into the making of the Delhi metro rail

Pub. Details : Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Ltd, New Delhi, 2003
Notes :

The book describes the History, Growth, New Technologies, Routes and issues which faced the Delhi Metro Project since its planning upto its implementation. It also has a host of selected newspaper archives about the Metro system which are informative and are a historical record.

Keywords :

Metro rail , Delhi metro , Success story , DMRC , Indian Railways


Retailing
Title :

FDI in retail sector : India

Author : Arpita Mukherjee, Nitisha PATEL
Pub. Details : Academic Foundation in association with ICRIER and Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution (Govt. Of India)
Notes :

This survey-based study analyses the current retail scenario in India, investigates the growth across different segments of retailing and evaluates the likely impact of allowing FDI on various stakeholders in different retail segments. Experiences of other countries in allowing FDI and its impact are also discussed. Presently, foreign players are entering the market through different routes. The entry process and their perception about the Indian market are analysed. The study investigates the structural, regulatory, fiscal and other barriers affecting the performance of retail trade and suggests reforms for the removal of such barriers. It also provides valuable policy inputs in terms of the time-frame in and the process through which the Indian government can open up this sector to FDI so as to maximise the welfare and minimise the adjustment. It also lists the conditions that may be imposed on foreign retailers if FDI is allowed. 

Keywords :

Retail sector - India , FDI in retail sector - India , FMCG , Retailing in India


VAT
Title : How to deal with VAT
Author : Kul Bhushan
Pub. Details : Pearson Education, New Delhi, 2005
Notes :

This book gives a cheerful overview of working with VAT with real life examples, humorous illustrations and non-technical writing. More than a hundred frequently asked questions on VAT are answered in this book and it ends with the text of the white paper on VAT and the list of all VATable goods.

Keywords :

VAT , Value Added Tax


Water
Title :

Blue gold : the fight to stop the corporate theft of the world's water

Author : Maude Barlow and Tony Clarke
Pub. Details :

LeftWord Books, New Delhi, 2003

Notes :

The consumption of water doubles every twenty year - more than twice the rate of increase of human population. Increasingly, transnational corporations are plotting to control the world's dwindling water supply. The major bottled-water producers - Perrier, Evian, Naya, and now Coca-Cola and PepsiCo - are part of one of the fastest growing and least regulated industries, bying up freshwater rights and drying up crucial supplies. Blue Gold captures in striking detail the forces behind the increasing depletion of the world's freshwater and the human and ecological impacts.

Keywords :

Water , Consumption of water , Water scarcity , Globalisation


WTO
Title :

Globalization of services : India's opportunities and constraints

Author : Rupa Chanda
Pub. Details : Oxford, New Delhi, 2002
Notes :

This book assesses the implications of multilateral trade liberalization of services in India. It provides a comprehensive account of the country's tradable service sector, its potential, and problems in the context of the on-going round of service negotiations.

Keywords :

Trade in services , Globalisation of services , Service sector


WTO
Title :

World Trade Organisation : an Indian perspective

Author : Jayanta Bagchi
Pub. Details : Eastern Law House, Calcutta, 2000
Notes :

This book puts together in simple language the principles and the various emerging issues looked at specially from the Indian context on WTO.

Keywords :

WTO , Indian perspective , GATT , History , Trade in Goods , Trade in Services , IPR , Agreement on agriculture , textiles and clothing , anti dumping , Dispute settlement , Uruguay Round


CII PUBLICATIONS

1

A report on the usage of power tools for construction for Afghan Apprentices [5-9 May 2005: New Delhi] Skill Initiatives

2

National conference on new company law : Dr J J Irani Committee recommendations [4 July 2005: New Delhi] Company Law

3

Rural electrification in South Asian region - A project report. Power Sector

4

Mutual Fund Summit 2005 [15-16 June 2005: Mumbai] - Background paper. Mutual Fund

5

AIDS in the workplace : a guide for CEOs. HIV/AIDS

6

High-volume fly-ash concrete technology handbook. FLY-ASH

7

Initiative to improve the handloom and handicraft products of North East. Handicraft - North East

8

National Conference on Delhi Metro [13 July 2005: New Delhi] - Background paper. Delhi Metro

9

Proceedings of National Conference on Tourism: India's North East paradise unexplored [23 March 2005: New Delhi] Tourism-North East

10

Seminar on bridging the digital divide: towards developing CSR strategy and business model in strengthening socio-economic development [14-15 April 2005: New Delhi] - Background paper. Corporate Social Responsibility

ARTICLES

1

Get creative: how to build innovative companies / Bruce Nussbaum [BusinessWeek, 8-15 August 2005]
As manufacturing and high-tech, high-end service jobs move abroad, US companies are reinventing themselves. The new focus is on innovation as it could provide new pathways to growth. Innovation for growth

2

Don't blame trade for US job losses / Martin Neil Baily and Robert Z Lawrence [McKinsey Quarterly, Number 1, 2005]
A new look at US trade and employment data shows why it's wrong to believe that foreign competition accounts for weak job growth since 2000. US job loss-why?

3

Strategies that fit emerging markets / Traun Khanna, Krishna G Palepu and Jayant Sinha [HBR, June 2005]
Fast-growing economies often provide poor soil for profits. The cause? A lack of specialized intermediary firms and regulatory systems on which multinational companies depend. Successful businesses look for those institutional voids and work around them. Globalisation

4

Designing high-performance jobs / Robert Simons [HBR, July-August 2005]
Are the jobs in your business set up to fail? This article teaches you how to adjust the levels of control, accountability, influence, and support for each position and unit to make sure the company achieves its potential. HRD, Productivity

5

Managing for creativity / Richard Florida and Jim Goodnight [HBR, July-August 2005]
Tap into the creative energies of all your stakeholders-from managers to support staff to customers-and your company's performance will take off. Over many years, the leaders of SAS Institute have distilled a set of principles for getting peak performance from creative people. Creative Management

6

The balanced scorecard: measures that drive performance / Robert S Kaplan and David P Norton [HBR, July-August 2005]
The balanced scorecard tracks all the important elements of a company's strategy-from continuous improvement and partnerships to teamwork and global scale. And that allows companies to excel. A good read for achieving excellence. Management

7

Manufacturing productivity in Indian States: does investment climate matter? / C Veeramani, Bishwanath Goldar [EPW, 11 June 2005]
This paper analyses the influence of the investment climate on total factor productivity in the registered manufacturing sector across the major India states. Manufacturing Competitiveness

8

The future of marketing / Neelima Mahajan [Businessworld, 1 August 2005]
Today marketing departments are feeling embattled as competition has heightened, the media has fragmented, and retail has consolidated. At the same time, the consumer has become much more demanding. What will the future of marketing? Philip Kotler, Jagdish Sheth, Venkat Ramaswamy, Nirmalya Kumar, some of the stalwarts of marketing present their views on the future of marketing. Marketing Management

9

The future of Indian banking [Businessworld, 4 July 2005]
A Businessworld survey on the future course of banking sector reform in India. Banking Reforms

10

Gold diggers / Pallavi Roy and Anup Jayaram [Businessworld, 11 July 2005]
The article argues that a strong mineral policy is required to give Indian mining a world class reach. Mining

DIRECTORIES

1

CMA members directory 2005 / Cement Manufacturers' Association

2

The Southern Gujarat Chamber of Commerce & Industry : members' directory 2004-05

3

Introduction Asia business book 2004 / Rifacimento International, New Delhi

4

Thomas Register of Indian Manufacturers 2004 , Vol. 1, 2 & 3

5

Kompass 2004 (in CD)

6

Global auto directory 2005

7

Directory of American Chamber of Commerce, 2004

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