BOOK ALERT

Vol. 3, No. 7

Nov-Dec 2006

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BIOGRAPHY
Title :

Aditya Vikaram Birla

Author : Minhaz Merchant
Pub. Details : Viking, New Delhi, 1997
Notes :

Aditya Vikram Birla, grandson of the legendary G D Birla, was one of the India's most outstanding industrialists. Merchant draws a riveting profile of a man who put Indian business on the world map before economic liberalization of India.
The book paints a broad canvas: starting with Shiv Narayan Birla, Aditya's great-great-grandfather who founded the dynasty, it sweeps across the early years of Indian independence when Aditya was growing up in Calcutta and traces his emergence in the 1990s as the pre-eminent industrialist in his generation.

Keywords :

Aditya Vikram Birla - a biography, Business biographies


COMPETITIVENESS
Title :

The global competitiveness report 2006-2007

Author : Michael E Porter , Klaus Schwab , Xavier Sala-i-Martin and Augusto Lopez-Claros, World Economic Forum
Pub. Details : Palgrave Macmilan : New York , 2006
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. This report is divided into three thematic parts. The first features the World Economic Forum's competitiveness indexes; the second includes outstanding contributions by renowned scholars on specific issues of competitiveness; and the last presents detailed profiles for each of the 125 economies covered, highlighting comparative strengths and weaknesses, as well as exhaustive section of data tables displaying relative rankings for more than 100 variables.

Keywords :

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


DEFENCE
Title :

Defence budgeting and planning in India: the way forward

Author : Amiya Kumar Ghosh
Pub. Details : United Service Institution of India, Knowledge World : New Delhi, 2006
Notes :

This book analyses the model of 'responsibility budgeting' through 'new management strategy'. The author stresses that the long and medium-term planning need comprehensive Defence Review and that the imperative need for conducting such a Defence review for establishing a framework as a major step towards achieving an effective Defence.

Keywords :

Defence, Defence budgeting, Defence budgeting in India


DEFENCE
Title :

India's national security: annual review 2006

Author : Satish Kumar
Pub. Details : Knowledge World, New Delhi, 2006
Notes :

This volume, the sixth in the series on India's national security, comes to the conclusion that India's internal security is still the area of greatest concern. However, India's external security environment has definitely improved, with significant strides made in relations with all major countries.

Keywords :

National security - India, Defence review, National security environment, Global security trends, External security trends, Internal security trends, India's economic security, Indo-US nuclear agreement, China's internal security, Manufacturing sector and national security, National security index, Major events in 2005


DIPLOMACY
Title : Economic diplomacy
Author : I P Khosla (ed.)
Pub. Details : Konark Publishers, New Delhi, 2006
Notes :

In this volume, diplomats, economists and academics analyse this world in a way that goes far in promoting a deeper understanding of this complex subject and the role that economic diplomacy can play in the future. It makes a serious effort to get right inside the world of economic diplomacy where the economic interacts in complex ways with the political, with the flow of information and the media, with energy security and our relations with our near neighbours, just to mention a few. It describes and analyses some of these multiple aspects of the subject, and tries to picture the ways in which its skills can help us achieve our political and economic goals in a rapidly globalizing world.

Keywords :

Economic diplomacy, Multilateral trade negotiations, Industry engagement, Future of world power


ECONOMIC & POLITICAL WEEKLY
Title :

Economic and Political Weekly, Volume 40, 2005 (CD)

Pub. Details : Sameeksha Trust Publication, Mumbai, 2005
Notes :

The CD-ROM contains the complete text of the 51 issues published in 2005.

Keywords :

EPW articles, Economics, Macroeconomic indicators, Agriculture, Industry, Management, Labour, Women's studies, Banking and finance, Automobile industry, Statistics


ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL INDICATORS - INDIA
Title : India in the global economy: key indicators
Author : Aastha Gyani and Jayanta Roy
Pub. Details :

Confederation of Indian Industry : New Delhi , 2006

Notes :

It provides facts on where India stands in the global economy in terms of macroeconomic, human development, social, external trade, competitiveness, governance and overall investment and business climate indicators.

Keywords :

Growth indicators, Macroeconomic indicators, Human development and Social indicators, Foreign trade and investment indicators, Competitiveness indicators, Governance indicators, Income inequality indicators


EMERGING ECONOMIES
Title :

In spite of the gods: the strange rise of modern India

Author : Edward Luce
Pub. Details : Little, Brown: London, 2006
Notes :

Emerging India continues to be beset by deep contradictions: it is a fully fledged nuclear weapons state with almost 40 per cent of the world's malnourished children: a growing economic powerhouse with an enduring anti-materialist philosophy; it plays host to some of the world's most cutting-edge research and development, and yet is home to one of the most intolerant religious chauvinist movements in the world. 
Edward Luce draws on his extensive personal experience of India to present a compelling snapshots of a country undergoing a remarkable transformation that increasingly affects the rest of the world.

Keywords :

Emerging economies, India and the rest of the world, Social problems in India, The rise of India, Economic development in India, India and the world, The rise of lower castes, the threat of Hindu nationalism, India, China and United States, New India and Old India


EQUIPMENT INDUSTRY
Title :

Indian infrastructure equipment industry: a report

Pub. Details : Confederation of Indian Industry, New Delhi, 2006
Notes :

This report studies structure, size and key features of the infrastructure equipment industry and identify future trends and key success factors.

Keywords :

Infrastructure equipment industry - India


ENERGY
Title :

India energy yearbook 2006-07

Pub. Details : India Energy Forum, New Delhi, 2006
Notes :

India energy yearbook (formerly Power India yearbook) attempts to present comprehensive information on energy sector as a whole

Keywords :

Energy, Statistics, India


FERTILISER
Title : Fertiliser statistics 2005-06
Pub. Details : The Fertiliser Association of India, New Delhi, 2006
Notes :

This book presents fertiliser and agriculture statistics for both India and world.

Keywords :

Fertiliser and Agriculture, Statistics, India, World fertiliser statistics


FOREIGN POLICY - INDIA
Title :

Indian foreign policy: challenges and opportunities

Author : Foreign Service Institute, New Delhi
Pub. Details : Academic Foundation, New Delhi, 2007
Notes :

This book analyses Indian's foreign policy, presents, insights into current developments as well as a long term perspective. Eminent diplomats, foreign affairs analysts, and scholars have contributed their views on India's uniform foreign policy.

Keywords :

Foreign policy - India, India's global profile, India's international priorities and multilateral institutions, Regional foreign policy, Bilateral relations, National security and foreign relations, Nuclear energy and disarmament, Foreign economic policy, Heritage, culture and diplomacy


FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT
Title : World Investment Report 2006
Pub. Details : United Nations : New York , 2006
Notes :

This year's report highlights the changing role of developing countries and transition economies in global foreign direct investment and the international production system. It examines their emergence as significant sources of foreign direct investment as well as the underlying factors and broader implications.

Keywords : Foreign direct investment , FDI and developing countries , FDI growth , National and international policy, Emerging sources of FDI, FDI drivers and determinants, Impact on home and host developing economies, National and international policies, Implications for host country policies, Impact on host economies, Impact on home economies

GLOBALISATION
Title : Global economic prospects 2007
Pub. Details : World Bank : Washington DC , 2007
Notes :

Over the next 25 years, developing countries will move to center stage to the global economy. This report analyses the opportunities - and tensions - this will create. While rich and poor countries alike stand to benefit, certain stresses already apparent today - in income inequality, in labour markets, and in the environment - will become more acute. The report builds on an analysis of short-term prospects for the world economy to present scenarios for its future, analyzing the challenges that policy makers confront today in shaping the world economy of tomorrows.

Keywords : Globalisation, Prospects of the global economy, Income distribution, Inequality, Pressure on labour markets, Global sourcing of services, Managing the environmental risks to growth, Regional economic prospects

HUMAN DEVELOPMENT
Title : Human development report 2006
Pub Details :

UNDP, New York, 2006

Notes :

This report is dedicated to power, poverty and the global water crisis. The report investigates the underlying causes and consequences of a crisis that leaves 1.1 billion people without access to safe water and 2.6 billion without access to sanitation; examines the social and economic forces that are driving water shortages and marginalizing the poor in agriculture; and looks at the scope for international cooperation to resolve cross-border tensions in water management.

Keywords :

Human development, Global water crisis, Water scarcity, risk and vulnerability, Water competition in agriculture, Sanitation, Managing transboundary waters


INFRASTRUCTURE
Title :

India: rural infrastructure report

Author : NCAER
Pub. Details : Sage Publication, New Delhi, 2006
Notes :

This report summarizes the state of rural infrastructure in four major sectors: power, telecommunications, roads and transport, and water supply and sanitation. The study is designed to stimulate policy responses and bring about meaningful transformation in the hitherto understudied area of rural infrastructure.

Keywords :

Rural infrastructure - India, Power, Telecommunications, Roads and transport, and Water supply and Sanitation


INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
Title :

Second regional economic cooperation conference on Afghanistan [18-19 November 2006: New Delhi]

Pub. Details : Ministry of External Affairs, New Delhi, 2006
Notes : Proceedings of the conference.
Keywords : Energy trade in Central Asia, Electricity trade, India - Afghanistan relations, Bilateral relations - India and Afghanistan, Afghanistan investment opportunities, Economic relations - India and Afghanistan

INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
Title :

The India China relationship: what the United States needs to know

Author : Francine R Frankel and Harry Harding (eds)
Pub. Details : Columbia University Press, New York, 2004
Notes :

This volume brings together scholars from political science, history, economics, international relations, and security studies to add depth to our understanding of India-China relations. The articles focus on three common questions: what are the similarities and differences between the two countries strategic cultures, domestic circumstances, and international environments? What are the broader international contexts for their bilateral relations? And what parallels and tensions exist between their national interests?

Keywords :

India China relations, Implications for the United States


INTERNATIONAL TRADE
Title : Trade in services and India
Author : Rupa Chanda (ed)
Pub. Details : Centad, New Delhi, 2006
Notes :

The service sector liberalization has been an integral part of India's reform process since 1991. The opening of key sectors has greatly facilitated India's penetration of world markets in IT and business support services. This book critically examines the role of the service sector in this integration process from different viewpoints through in-depth analysis of cross-cutting issues and select service sectors, many of which are relatively less researched and understood in India.

Keywords :

Service sector, Trade in services, FDI in India's service sector, Liberalization of India's telecom sector under the WTO and Preferential Trade Agreements, Trade in distribution services, Health services liberalisation in India, Environmental services, Higher education services in India


INTERNATIONAL TRADE
Title :

Reforming agricultural trade for developing countries

Author : Alex F McCalla and John Nash (Eds)
Pub. Details : World Bank : Washington DC , 2007
Notes :

This volume is issue-oriented. It takes up some key questions in the negotiations, setting the stage with a historical overview of the Doha Development Agenda to help identify issues of most significance to developing countries, and then explores select issues in greater depth. Papers examine the implications of the concept of the multifunctionality of agriculture, the impact of sanitary and phytosanitary regulations on developing country access to industrialized countries markets, and the role of special and differential treatment for developing countries in the negotiations. The book discusses the structure of the coalitions of developing countries in the negotiations and what role that has played - and will play - in shaping a final outcome.

Keywords :

Agriculture trade policy, Developing countries, WTO Agriculture negotiations, Key policy issues


INTERNATIONAL TRADE
Title :

The WTO: a discordant orchestra

Author : T K Bhaumik
Pub. Details : Sage, New Delhi, 2006
Notes :

The book takes stock of the WTO and reviews its functioning since its establishment in 1995. It narrates the story of the WTO with a view to finding a solution to the unproductive conflicts hampering its functioning.

Keywords : WTO, GATT, TRIPS, International trade

INTERNATIONAL TRADE
Title :

The WTO and sustainable development

Author : Gary P Sampson
Pub. Details :

TERI, United Nations University Press, New Delhi, 2006

Notes :

The author identifies an inventory of policy issues that fall within the overlap between trade and sustainable development, and analyses the implications of this overlap. He also presents policy options that are both ambitious and realistic, the pursuit of which could contribute to more coherent and mutually supportive action on the part of governments for both trade and sustainable development.

Keywords :

WTO, Sustainable development, Trade policy, Discrimination, Trade liberalisation, Market access, Trade in services, Biotechnology


LOGISTICS
Title :

RFID

Pub. Details :

CII Institute of Logistics, Chennai, 2006

Notes :

This annotated publication contains number of articles providing insights and information on the technology; the standards and various proven end use applications implemented by the IT companies of repute as well as other organizations.

Keywords :

RFID, Radio Frequency Identification, Logistics


LOGISTICS
Title :

Centrum 2006: containerisation for trade momentum

Pub. Details : CII Institute of Logistics, Chennai, 2006
Notes :

This publication contains series of articles by experts on a range of issues relating to shipping, containerization, port related logistics requirements, identifies skills gaps, and suggests measures to bridge the same.

Keywords :

India shipping industry, Container trade, Containerisation, Indian ports, Logistics


LOGISTICS
Title :

Warehouse: trends transformation technology

Pub. Details : CII Institute of Logistics, Chennai, 2006
Notes :

This is a collection of article, papers, and case studies on strategic role of warehousing and its impact on industry competitive.

Keywords :

Warehousing industry, Warehouse - India, Warehousing competitiveness, Best practices, Warehouse function, Cold storage, Warehouse management, Logistics


MICROFINANCE
Title :

Financial requirements for future growth of microfinance in India

Pub. Details : Sa-Dhan Microfinance Resource Centre, New Delhi, 2006
Notes :

This study is an attempt to draw a clear picture of the major financial requirements of MFIs in India. It provides clear contextual reasoning for monetary support to the country's microfinance process. It has information on the working capital requirements, on-lending funds, innovative instruments and products and changes at the policy level with support from data for the development of the sector in India.

Keywords :

Microfinance in India, Microfinance market potential in India, Supply channels, Microfinance institutions


MSMEs
Title :

India global summit on MSMEs [22-23 November 2006: New Delhi]

Pub. Details : Confederation of Indian Industry, New Delhi, 2006
Notes :

This includes proceedings of the Summit on MSMEs 2006.

Keywords :

SMEs, MSMEs, Small and Medium Enterprises, Micro Small and Medium Enterprises in India


OUTSOURCING

Title :

Business transformation outsourcing (BTO)

Pub. Details : ASSOCHAM, New Delhi, 2006
Notes :

BTO is a process through which a third party vendor, a service provider manages, operates and continuously optimizes or transforms the clients business and underlying IT systems to achieve rapid and sustainable improvement. BTO is combines both BPO and ITO. This study makes an effort to provide relevant information and some guidelines to the organizations and the vendors who want to capitalize on this new wave of outsourcing.

Keywords : Outsourcing, BTO, BPO, ITES, Business Transformation Outsourcing

POULTRY INDUSTRY
Title :

India's Poultry Sector Development and Prospects

Author : CII & LawQuest
Pub. Details : United States Department of Agriculture, 2004
Notes :

Poultry meat is the fastest growing component of global meat demand. India is contributing to the expansion through rapid growth of its poultry sector. In India, poultry sector growth is driven by an expanding middle class and the emergence of vertically integrated poultry producers.

Keywords :

Poultry industry in India, Demand and prospects


PRODUCTIVITY

Title :

1500 Kaizens (CD)

Pub. Details : Confederation of Indian Industry, New Delhi, 2006
Notes :

Catalogue of 1500 Kaizens tools to enhance productivity in the SME sector in India.

Keywords :

Kaizen tools, SMEs, Competitiveness, Productivity, Application of Kaizen in SMEs sector


PRODUCTIVITY
Title : Welding industry: engineering and management 'know how' handbook
Pub. Details : TPM Club India, CII, Bangalore, 2006
Notes :

This Know How handbook addresses expert prevention techniques in the welding process with illustration.

Keywords :

Welding industry, Know How, Preventing customer complaint, Preventing in-house rejection.


TRADE AND INVESTMENT
Title :

Africa's silk road : China and India's new economic frontier

Author : Harry G Broadman
Pub. Details : The World Bank : Washington DC , 2007
Notes :

Africa's Silk Road finds that China and India's South-South commerce with Africa is about far more than natural resources, opening the way for Africa to become a processor of commodities and a competitive supplier of goods and services to these countries - a major departure from its long-established relations with the North. A growing number of Chinese and Indian businesses active in Africa operate on a global scale, work with world-class technologies, produce products and services according to the most demanding standards, and foster the integration of African businesses into advanced markets.

Keywords :

Africa and Asia trade , Africa's trade with India and China, Africa - Foreign economic relations , India - Foreign economic relations , China - Foreign economic relations


UNION BUDGET - RECOMMENDATIONS
Title :

Pre-Budget Memorandum for Union Budget 2007-08

Pub. Details : Confederation of Indian Industry, New Delhi, 2006
Notes :

Summary of recommendations for Union Budget 2007-08 by CII.

Keywords :

Union Budget - Recommendations, Pre budget memorandum, Summary of recommendations, Economic issues, Direct and Indirect taxes - Sector wise analysis



CII PUBLICATIONS

1

India Economic Conclave 2006 - Proceedings [CD]

2

India - China trade potential: an analysis

3

Seminar on New Materials and Welding Technologies [6-7 November 2006: New Delhi] - Background Paper

4

Background paper on Information & Communication Technology Policy for Tamil Nadu

5

Indian Maritime Landscape: a background note

6

Emerging trends in the Real Estate Sector in South India - Background Paper

7

India Global Summit on MSMEs [22-23 November 2006: New Delhi] - Background Paper

8

India: the global healthcare destination - analysis of healthcare packages in India

9

Indian infrastructure equipment industry: a report

10

Textiles Forum: sustaining growth [7 December 2006: Hyderabad] - Background Paper

11

RFID = Radio Frequency Identification - a report

12

Centrum 2006: containerisation for trade momentum - a report on container trade

13

Warehouse: trends transformation technology - a report

14

Welding industry: engineering and management 'know how' handbook

15

Food and Beverage Summit 2006 [9 November 2006: New Delhi] - Background Paper

16

Sustainability Summit: Asia 2006 [19-20 December 2006: New Delhi] - Theme Paper

DIRECTORIES

1

Exhibitor catalogue of 8th International Mining and Machinery Exhibition [22-25 November 2006]

2

Greek export directory 2006-2007 / Athens Chamber of Commerce & Industry

3

All India diary business directory 2006

4

Indian pharma reference guide 2006-07 / Kongposh Publications, New Delhi, 2006

5

Directory of members 2005 / The Madras Chamber of Commerce and Industry

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