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Dr. Deepak Sharma & Er. Kapil Samar

Business Environment

Name: Business Environment
ISBN #:978-81-301-0077-7
Author:P K SINGH
Edition:2014
Pages:686 + XIV
Type:Paper Back
Price:R 395/-
Preface
List of Tables
List of Figures

1. Business Environment: An Introduction
Meaning of business and environment (1.2); Characteristics of environment (1.4); Meaning and features of business environment (1.5); Relationship between environment and business (1.6); Types of business environment (1.7); Internal and external environment (1.8); Task environment (1.11); Industry environment (1.15); Competitor analysis (1.19); Economic environment (1.22); Non-economic environment (1.25); Points to remember (1.27); Key words (1.28); Review questions (1.29)

2. Environmental Analysis and Scanning
Meaning of environmental analysis and scanning (2.1); Difference between environmental analysis and scanning (2.3); Steps in environmental analysis (2.3); Principles and process of environmental analysis and scanning (2.7); Approaches to environmental scanning and analysis (2.8); Techniques of environmental scanning (2.11); SWOT analysis (2.15); Importance and limitations of environmental analysis (2.17); Points to remember (2.18); Key words (2.19); Review questions (2.20)

3. Economic Systems
Meaning of economic system (3.2); Functioning of economic system (3.4); Forms of economic system (3.8); Capitalism – meaning, emergence, characteristics, merits and demerits (3.9); Socialistic economic system – evolution, meaning, characteristics, merits, demerits and limitations (3.16); Types of socialism (3.22); Difference between capitalism and socialism (3.23); Mixed economic system – meaning, sectors, characteristics, merits and demerits (3.24); Incentives of economic system (3.30); Points to remember (3.31); Key words (3.31); Review questions (3.32)

4. Market Environment
Market and price mechanism (4.1); Meaning of market environment (4.2); Market classification (4.6); Market factors (4.7); Market analysis - a bird’s eye view (4.9); Market structure analysis (4.10); Perfect competition - effects analysis (4.11); Pure monopoly - effects analysis (4.12); Oligopoly - effects analysis (4.13); Monopolistic market - effects analysis (4.13); Points to remember (4.14); Key words (4.15); Review questions (4.15)

5. Political Environment
Meaning of political environment (5.2); Political system (5.3); Types of political system (5.3); Democratic system and India (5.4), Political institutions in a democratic system (5.5); Role of state (5.10); Preamble (5.11); Fundamental rights (5.11); Fundamental duties (5.12); Directive principles of state policy (5.12); Division of power (5.14); Roles of government and Indian economy (5.15); Welfare state and constitutional provisions (5.16); Concept and meaning of welfare state (5.17); Constitutional provisions in regard to business in India (5.19); Government and business (5.20); Functions of government (5.21), Economic role of government - traditional and modern views (5.22); Scope of government with business (5.27); Points to remember (5.29); Key words (5.29); Review questions (5.30)

6. Social Environment
Meaning of society (6.1); Societal environment (6.3); Characteristics of social cultural environment (6.4); Business and society (6.5); Socio-cultural trends (6.6); Changing concept-values and objectives of business (6.7); Changing business dimensions (6.8); Objectives of business (6.9); Overview of objectives of business (6.15); Critical elements of social environment (6.16); Business and culture relationship (6.26), Points to remember (6.31), Key words (6.32), Review questions (6.32)

7. Technological Environment
Meaning and features of technological environment (7.2); Stages of technology development (7.3); Importance of technology (7.3); Effects of technology on business organisation (7.5); Some general technologies applied in business (7.7); Technology and ‘S’ curve (7.9); Technology adoption and implementation (7.11); Technology transfer - meaning (7.13); Methods and modes of technology transfer (7.14); Modes of payments in technology transfer (7.16); Technological dynamics of business organisation (7.16); Benefits of technology transfer (7.18); Regulatory aspects and transfer of technology (7.19); Barriers to technology transfer (7.21); Factors responsible for technology transfer (7.22); Problems of technology transfer (7.22); Points to remember (7.24); Key words (7.25); Review questions (7.25)

8. Agriculture
Role of agriculture (8.2); Problems, issues and challenges of Indian agriculture (8.5); Productivity of Indian agriculture - concept, meaning of agriculture productivity (8.7); Productivity level of agriculture produce in India (8.8); Determinants of agriculture production and productivity (8.9); Factors responsible for low agriculture productivity in India (8.10); New agriculture strategy– meaning, approach and inputs (8.14); Phases of green revolution (8.21); Assessment of green revolution – positive impacts and failure (8.21); Suggestions to strengthen green revolution (8.29); Economic reforms and Indian agriculture (8.31); Points to remember (8.33); Key words (8.34); Review questions (8.34)

9. Agriculture Finance
Meaning of agriculture credit and finance (9.2); Importance and need of agriculture credit (9.2); Kinds of agriculture finance (9.3); Government approach towards agriculture credit (9.5); Sources of agriculture finance (9.5); Institutional sources of agriculture finance (9.7); Multiple agency approach (9.9); Kisan credit cards– objectives, features, advantages and progress (9.17); Problems of agriculture credit (9.19); Suggestions for improving the rural credit (9.21); Points to remember (9.24); Key words (9.24); Review questions (9.25)

10. Industrialisation
Concept and meaning of industrialisation (10.2); Role of industrial development (10.2); Review of industrial progress of India since independence (10.5); Problems of industrial development (10.11); Industrial sickness– meaning, symptoms, types (10.14); Causes of industrial sickness (10.17); Consequences of industrial sickness (10.21); Remedial measures for industrial sickness (10.23); Points to remember (10.25); Key words (10.26), Review questions (10.26)

11. Industrial Policy of India
Industrial policy resolution 1948 (11.2); Industrial policy of 1956– main features, success and critical appraisal (11.2); Industrial policy resolution 1991– objectives and measures (11.7); Measures of industrial policy 1991 (11.8); Licensing policy measures (11.9); Assessment of new industrial policy of 1991 (11.12), Points to remember (11.13); Key words (11.14); Review questions (11.14)

12. Private Sector in India
Meaning and characteristics of private sector (12.1); Importance of private sector in Indian economy (12.3); Growth of private sector (12.6); Problems of private sector (12.8); Role of government (12.10); Points to remember (12.12); Key words (12.12); Review questions (12.12)

13. Public Sector
Meaning, definition, characteristics of public sector (13.2); Forms of organisation of public enterprises (13.4); Objectives of public enterprises (13.5); Role of public sector (13.7), Public sector and economic planning (13.11), Growth and performance of public sector in India (13.14); Problems of public sector in India (13.17); Remedial measures and new approach towards public sector in economic reforms (13.20); Points to remember (13.23); Key words (13.24); Review questions (13.24)

14. Fiscal Policy
Meaning and definition of fiscal policy (14.1); Origin and need (14.2); Objectives of fiscal policy (14.4); Nature of fiscal policy (14.7); Developed economies and developing economies and fiscal policy (14.7); Tools of fiscal policy (14.8); Limitations of fiscal policy (14.13); Fiscal policy of India (14.14); Economic reforms and Indian fiscal policy (14.21); Fiscal policy and developing nations (14.22); Points to remember (14.22); Key words (14.23); Review questions (14.24)

15. Monetary Policy
Meaning, definition (15.3); Objectives of monetary policy (15.3); Conflict among objectives of monetary policy (15.7); Functions of monetary policy (15.9); Forms of monetary policy (15.10); Elements, scope and efficacy of monetary policy (15.10); Developing nations and monetary policy (15.13); Developed nations and monetary policy (15.14); Limitations of monetary policy (15.14); Credit control (15.15); Objectives of credit control (15.15); Methods of credit control (15.16); Monetary policy of India (15.24); Points to remember (15.26); Key words (15.27); Review questions (15.28)

16. Economic Reforms in India
Approaches of economic policies in India (16.2); Structural adjustment programme (16.3); Meaning of economic reforms (16.4); Rationale and objectives of economic reforms (16.5); Benefits of economic reforms (16.7); Pitfalls of economic reforms (16.9); Major economic reforms and structural adjustment in the economy (16.11); Challenges before economic reforms (16.15); Points to remember (16.16); Key words (16.17); Review questions (16.17)

17. Economic Liberalisation in India
What is liberalisation (17.1); Need of liberalisation (17.3); Measures of liberalisation (17.4); Domestic liberalisation (17.5); External liberalisation (17.14); Impact of economic liberalisation on Indian economy (17.14); Criticism of liberalisation (17.21); Points to remember (17.23); Key words (17.24); Review questions (17.25)

18. Privatisation
Meaning of privatisation (18.1); Forms of privatisation (18.2); Privatisation trends (18.3); Objectives of privatisation (18.4); Rationale of privatisation (18.5); Arguments against privatisation (18.7); Progress of privatisation in India (18.8); Points to remember (18.10); Key words (18.10); Review questions (18.11)

19. Globalisation
Meaning (19.2); Forms (19.3); Parameters (19.3); Measurement, drivers, conditions of globalisation (19.4); Factors responsible for emergence of globalisation (19.5); Case for (19.7) and against globalisation (19.9); Effects of globalisation (19.10); Measures of globalisation (19.14); Globalisation and Indian economy (19.15); Points to remember (19.19); Key words (19.19); Review questions (19.20)

20. Foreign Capital
Meaning, forms and sources of foreign capital (20.2); Need for foreign capital (20.3); Shortcomings of foreign capital (20.5); Meaning and features of foreign direct investment (20.7); Types, significance of foreign direct investment (20.8); Argument against foreign direct investment (20.11); Determinants of foreign direct investment (20.13); Growth promoting factors: a global overview (20.14); Roots of foreign direct investment (20.15); Government policy of foreign direct investment of India (20.16); Trends of foreign direct investment in India (20.18); Reasons of low inflow of foreign direct investment in India (20.21); Points to remember (20.23); Key words (20.24); Review questions (20.25)

21. Foreign Trade of India
Need for foreign trade (21.2); Foreign trade of India before and after independence (21.4); Salient features of direction of exports and imports (21.15); Recent trends of Indian foreign trade (21.16); Problems of Indian foreign trade (21.19); Balance of payments– meaning (21.21), importance (21.22); Difference between balance of trade and balance of payments (21.23); Mechanism of balance of payments (21.23); Balance of payment is always balanced (21.27); Points to remember (21.30); Key words (21.30); Review questions (21.31)

22. Foreign Trade Policy
Meaning of foreign trade policy (22.1); Indian trade policy – before economic reforms (22.2), and after economic reforms (22.5); EXIM policy 1992-97 (22.6); Foreign trade policy 2009-14 – background, objectives, strategy and key focus areas (22.7); Special focus initiatives (22.9); WTO and Indian foreign trade (22.16); The Agreement on Agriculture and Indian case (22.17); Provisions of WTO in Indian foreign trade (22.17); Effects of WTO on Indian foreign trade - advantages (22.21) and disadvantages (22.22); Points to remember (22.22); Key words (22.23); Review questions (22.24)

23. National Income
Meaning of national income (23.1); National income is a flow concept not stock (23.5); Various concepts of national income (23.6); Significance of national income (23.11); Utility of national income (23.13); Points to remember (23.14); Key words (23.14); Review questions (23.15)

24. Measurement of National Income
Measurement – production, income and expenditure method of national income (24.2); Choice of method (24.7); Social accounting of national income (24.8); Importance of social accounting of national income (24.8); National income measurement in India (24.9); National income estimates in India after independence (24.10); Features of national income of India (24.11); Difficulties in national income measurement (24.11); Specific difficulties in calculation of national income in India (24.14); Points to remember (24.16); Key words (24.16); Review questions (24.17)

25. National Income and Public Welfare
Meaning and concept of economic welfare (25.1); Economic welfare (25.2); Non-economic welfare (25.2); Relationship between economic welfare and total welfare (25.3); New concepts of economic welfare (25.3); National income and public welfare (25.5); Changes in national income and economic welfare (25.6); Points to remember (25.10); Key words (25.10); Review questions (25.11)

26. Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises
Medium of micro, small and medium enterprises (26.2); Role of small scale sector (26.3); Growth, contribution and performance of small scale sector (26.6); Problems of micro, small and medium enterprises (26.8); Government policy and support measures (26.10); Points to remember (26.16); Key words (26.16); Review questions (26.17)

27. Consumerism, Consumer Rights and Consumer Protection Act
Concept and meaning of consumerism (27.2); Reasons of growth of consumerism (27.3); Need of consumer protection (27.4); Growth of consumerism in India (27.7); Some problems of Indian consumer (27.8); Consumer protection rights: an overview (27.9); Consumer protection Act, 1986 – Preliminary (27.12); Consumer protection councils (27.13); Consumer disputes redressal agencies (27.14); Miscellaneous (27.18); Points to remember (27.18); Key words (27.19); Review questions (27.19)

28. Corporate Social Responsibility of Business
Views on corporate social responsibility (28.2); Modern views on corporate social responsibility (28.2); Meaning (28.2); Corporate social responsibility – Definition (28.2), Characteristics (28.3); Dimensions of corporate social responsibility (28.4); Reasons for rise in significance of corporate social responsibility (28.4); Benefits of corporate social responsibility (28.6); Framework of corporate social responsibility (28.7); Scope of corporate social responsibility (28.8); Corporate social responsibility is a two way process (28.17); Business and social responsibility of business - some issues (28.19); Parameters of corporate social responsibility (28.22); Social responsibility in Indian business environment (28.23); Points to remember (28.27); Key words (28.28); Review questions (28.28)
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Subject Index