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Evaluating the Evaluators-Performance of Bureau of Public Enterprises

Performance of Bureau of Public Enterprises Prajapati Trivedi This paper analyses the performance of the Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE). It argues that the source of the ineffectiveness of BPE lies in its inability to measure the performance of public enterprises in a way that is both fair to the managers and to the nation. The institutional set up of BPE too significantly contributes to its ineffectiveness. Finding the present system of performance evaluation used by BPE severely lacking, the paper suggests three axioms of public enterprise performance evaluation against which all future efforts of BPE should be judged.

Cost of Technology Imports-The Indian Experience

The Indian Experience Nagesh Kumar Though acquisition of technology from abroad may at times prove to be an expeditious way of getting the requisite technology, it has inevitable short and long run implications for the economic and technological development of the borrowing country A significant amount of literature has directed itself to assessing the impact of 'technology imports by India. Most of the studies in this category are, however, partial in their scope in that they have studied the impact in specific cases or on some specific parameters. This paper summarises the current state of knowledge on this aspect.

Financing of Working Capital in Indian Industry

V S Kaveri This review of working capital finance, based on the Reserve Bank of India's studies on Finances of Large Public Limited Companies, concludes that Indian industry has by and large failed to change its pattern of working capital financing in keeping with the norm suggested by the Chore Committee. While the position of working capital management showed some improvement between 1975-79 and 1979-83, industries have not succeeded in widening the base of long-term funds to the desired extent.

Prospects for Self-Reliance and Indigenisation in Automobile Industry-Case of Maruti-Suzuki Project

in Automobile Industry Case of Maruti-Suzuki Project T Hamaguchi This study of the prospects for self-reliance and indigenisation in the automobile industry concludes that the liberalisation policy in respect of the automobile sector should be oriented more towards the development of the automobile ancillary industry in the long-run. Care should be taken to ensure that the concessional import tariffs with respect to automobile ancillary items and spares do not pose a threat to the domestic automobile ancillary industries.

Managerial Trade Unions

E A Ramaswamy Managers and officers are increasingly banding themselves into collectivities of associations which are gaining the aspect of trade unionism. This paper seeks to present the extent of this phenomenon, the underlying factors responsible for it, the problem of recognition and the associations' response, union-association relations and likely trends in the future.

The Macro-Economic Study of the Public Enterprise Sector

'Public Enterprise Sector' Ramaswamy R Iyer Faced with sub-optimal performance by public enterprises and the strains which this imposes on the national plan and the budget, we can either consider how best that performance can be improved, or assume that public enterprises as a class are bound to be less efficient than private enterprises and recommend privatisation. Those who have no doctrinal discomfort with the notion of public enterprises will take the first course; and those who believe that the market is the norm and that any deviation from it (including the advent of the state into business) is a 'distortion', will tend towards the second course.

Corporate Investment in 1985-A Forecast

A Forecast Philip Thomas Ranjana Pendharkar attempt is made here to forecast the growth in private corporate investment in 1985. Corporate investment includes gross capital expenditure of all companies in the private and joint sectors. The study also sheds n the level and composition of corporate investment in 1984.

Organisational Functioning in Public Sector

Organisational Functioning in Public Sector V Nilakant Public Sector Administration: New Perspectives edited by Alexander Kouz- min; Longman Cheshire, Australia, 1983; pp 329.

Concentration and Marketpower in Indian Automotive Tyre Industry

Automotive Tyre Industry Sunil Mani Though industrial concentration at the firm and business house levels has been studied, no attempt has so far been made, in the relevant literature, to relate effects of rising concentration to market conduct variables like the pricing behaviour of firms.

Indian Manager as Change Agent

REVIEW Indian Manager as Change Agent S L Rao The Management Philosophy of Prakash Tandon: Reflections on General Management Issues and Problems of the Public Sector edited by Raj K Nigam; Documentation Centre for Corporate Business Policy Research, New Delhi, 1984; Rs 120.

Privatisation and the Public Sector-Relevance and Limits

Relevance and Limits Samuel Paul The need for an increased rote for the private or nongovernmental sector in the economy has figured prominently in recent debates in economic and political circles in India. The issues involved, according to the author, are such that an ideological or emotional rather than an analytical approach tends to dominate the arguments. Given this background and the growing interest in privatisation, this paper seeks to examine the subject in a global perspective with a view to understanding its relevance, instruments and limits.

Trends in Factory Size in Indian Industry, 1950 to 1980-Some Tentative Inferences

Trends in Factory Size in Indian Industry, 1950 to 1980 Some Tentative Inferences R Nagaraj The average size of manufacturing plant for factory) measured in terms of number of workers employed, has shown a secular decline in practically all industry groups over the period 1950 to 1980, This appears to be very significant not only in itself but also for our understanding of industrial change in India.

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