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Changing Patterns of World Production and Trade in Cotton Textiles

and Trade in Cotton Textiles M C Kapoor S K Jain International trade in cotton textiles has become not merely extremely competitive but also subject to complex systems of prootection by the developed countries.

Financial Institutions and Technical Consultancy Services-Experiment in Small Enterprise Promotion

This paper evaluates the performance of' the .Technical Consultancy Organisations (TCOs) in the light of the original purposes for which they were etablished, with the objective of highlighting the policy measures that need to he taken for strengthening the TCO set-up and drawing inferences about the relevance of this experiment for other less developed countries.

Utilisation of Indigenous Technology-Organisational and Policy Constraints

Organisational and Policy Constraints Prabir Mitra The appartus of production, development, control and distribution of industrial innovation in India has been worked out on the premise that increased state activity would gradually stimulate: conditions for technological change. The private sector enters the innovation chain mainly as the biggest target con- smner group of state sector-developed industrial innovations. Its constribution to either expenditure or the actual conduct of industrial research is negligible and therefore it has almost no stake in the success of indigenous know-how.

State Level Public Enterprises-Issues of Autonomy and Performance

Issues of Autonomy and Performance B L Maheshwari This paper describes the evolution and nature of state level public enterprises (SLEP) in India and discusses some of the salient issues of strategy, structure arid performance of these enterprises. It seeks to show that the SLEPs are different from the Central public enterprises in terms of their environment, size, strategies, management processes and performance and, therefore, deserve special attention from students of public enterprises. It pointedly draws attention to the paucity of even factual information about the SLEPs and the many glaring contradictions even in official and semi-official accounts regarding such elementary data as the total number of such enterprises in various states.

Beyond Investment-Some Lessons from Development Programmes

In studies of development programmes, three factors have been identified as critical to success : political support or commitment, resources and leadership. It is argued in this paper that while these factors are important preconditions for successful performance, they do not ensure the success of a development programme.

Personnel Management Practices in Indian Family Business A Case Study

Review of Management August 1981 the existence of restrictive practices is as much an indication of employees' unreasonableness as of management's permissiveness. It is, therefore, imperative that the banks should take up the matter in right earnestness without any further delay. The advantages of the joint declaration should be properly made use of. The spirit which led to the signing of this document at the industry level must percolate down to the bank and the branch levels. Mere dependence on the industry-wide setde- ment will not produce results; efforts should be made to develop inter- institutional relationships at each stage of the organisation's multi-unit structure. Then only will there be a climate of trust and co-operation in which both the management and the union will learn to respect each other's rights and obligations. The so-called restrictive practices will automatically disappear when the parties involved do not have any reservations about mutual competence and confidence. It is sincerely hoped that the banking industry will not miss the bus this time Personnel Management Practices in Indian Family Business: A Case Study K K Chaudhuri T K Barman This paper attempts to analyse personnel management practices in Indian family business and presents, in the process, a case study of such an enterprise based in Calcutta.

Managing the Board

S K Bhattacharya This paper considers some important questions concerning the composition, junctions and responsibilities of the Board of Directors in a company. Specifically, it goes into the question of the role and responsibilities of executive and non-executive directors of a Board, and the relationship between the Chairman of the Board of Directors and Us members.

Organisational Energy A Diagnostic Exercise

Exercise Nitish R De One objective of the approach adopted in this paper is to develop a process, simple enough, to diagnose an organisation system with some leads to initiate action-oriented change projects. Another objective is to view human resources as an organic entity of individual and collective energy. A human being as a worker can he viewed as an energy system rathet than as a role-rooted instrumentally- related work input. Such an approach is developm n'-oriented in the context of the complex criss-cross relations which bind people-at-work. Their subjective orientations can provide insights for objective analysis.

Boom Time

August 1981 Management Movement in India : Towards a Critical History V Padaki Organisational Energy : A Diagnostic Exercise Nitish R De Managing the Board S K Bhattacharya Restrictive Labour Practices In Banks S K Datta Personnel Management Practices in Indian Family Business: A Case Study K KChaudhuri T K Barman The Small and the Large : From Propaganda to Debate Vinod Vyasulu Review of Management is published four times a year, on the last Saturday of February, May, August and November.

The Small and the Large-From Propaganda to Debate

From Propaganda to Debate Vinod Vyasulu This paper seeks to critically examine the views of an important spokesman for the transnational on the relationship between small and large industries. In Part II of the paper the views expressed by T Thomas in his paper published in the EPW (Review of Management, March 1979) are summarised. In Part III some of these arguments are briefly evaluated. Part IV tries to put these views within an ideological perspective. It is argued that transnationals have a specific approach and that disagreement with them leads to a completely different way of dealing with the small industry questions.

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