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Management Convention or Shadow-Play

Review of Management May 1971 ments to increase its revenues and declare a dividend, without increasing its prices. The favourable market situation has encouraged the company to undertake an expansion programme. During the Fourth Plan an additional investment of Rs two crores is envisaged in this LACK of realism and barking up the wrong tree marked the deliberations of the first All-India Management Convention held in mid-February at New Delhi. This could not have been due to ignorance or naivete on the part of those who participated in the convention; most of them are either senior professional managers or hard-headed industrialists or mature academics in the field of management education. Besides, one of the star performers, namely, our Prime Minister, is a consummate politician. The inescapable inference, therefore, is that many of those who spoke did so with tongues in their cheeks for which they must have had their reasons.

Not by Incentives

A PROJECT has been set up under the Committee on Science and Technology (COST), the advisory body to the Cabinet, to make a detailed study of present incentives to industry for undertaking R&D. Government has made it known that it is not averse to offering more concessions to industry if the latter will spend more on research. Incentives are also to be offered for opting for indigenous technology.

Performance Appraisal in Banks

Review of Management May 1971 tries", (New York: McGraw-Hill, 4 Alan S Manne (ed) "Investments for Capacity Expansion: Size, Location, and Time-Phasing" (Cambridge, Mass, MIT Press, 1967).

Scale, Gestation and Durability-An Aspect of Project Selection

As early as in 1959, Kalecki and Rakowski of Poland came up with the proposition that the con- struction of more long-lived plants in an economy growing at a rapid rate is much less attractive and less economically justified than it is in a stagnant economy. Recently Amit Bhaduri has brought into a sharper focus the nature of the trade-off between the advantages of long life of a project and the corresponding disadvantages of long gestation period; and he has reiterated the above paradox.

Management Reporting Systems-Structure and Design

A management reporting system is essentially a mechanism for monitoring the 'mission9 of an organisation. That mission has usually been defined by a formal plan in terms of three distinct streams: the desired organisation structure; the time-phased statement of organisational goals; and the critical variables for success, To the extent that the formal plan is imprecise or inadequate, failing to take into account the actuality of the real-life situation, the de facto points of decision-making, and the personnel, the monitoring system becomes open-ended and ineffective. Designers of the reporting system must, therefore, take into account the impact on it of such constraints.

Hindu Backlash Caused Akali Rout

 Hindu Backlash Caused Akali Rout Balraj Puri THOUGH the Congress(R) success in the mid-term Lok Sabha poll in Punjab conforms to the national pattern, it is perhaps less baffling than the outcome in other States. It should have happened even without the Indira wave that swept across the country. The wave, of course, made the success surer and enlarged its margins.

Green Revolution and Agricultural Employment and Incomes in Western UP

While the new agricultural technology has significantly increased foodgrains production, relatively little is known about its potential impact on agricultural employment and incomes.

Andhra Pradesh (Andhra Area) Tenancy (Amendment) Act, 1970-A Critical Review

This paper attempts to critically examine the provisions of the Andhra Pradesh (Andhra Area) Tenancy (Amendment) Act, 1970 and analyse the conditions necessary for the success of the Act in the light of studies relating to the implementation of the Andhra Tenancy Act, 1956.

A Place for Co-operative Farming

Richard Lerner If Indian agriculture is to be made a more rationally planned enterprise and the cultivators are to have the greatest possible understanding and control of their own destinies, then indeed collective farming should be considered the ideal pattern of organisation. Joint co-operative farms are a close second as far as social justice is concerned, but they frequently have the weakness of tending to perpetuate economic differences among members.

SOUTH-Reality and Illusion

 past experience, its chances should not be rated high. Much of the emotional appeal of the two parties rests, for instance, on their stands on the place of the Hindi and Punjabi languages respectively. Any watering down of their positions by either of them, which is implicit in any experiment in coalition, would rob them of much of their raison detre in Punjab politics.

Nitrogen Response of Rice 1968 AICRIP Trials

Robert W Herdt The "New Strategy'' of agricultural development places considerable reliance on concentrating the scarce resources of fertiliser and irrigation in those regions and on those crops where the return will be the greatest.

Helping the Small Farmer

Green Revolution and Employment and Incomes Jan R Wills Seeds of Development in a Delhi Village Brian Lockwood T K Moulik Agricultural Wages James W Gough A Place for Co-operative Farming Richard Lerner Nitrogen Response of Rice Robert W Herdt Dilemma of State Tube Wells John W Mellor T V Moorti Andhra Pradesh Tenancy Act; 1970 G Parthasarathy K Suryanarayana Raju Review of Agriculture is published four times a year, on the last Saturday of March, June, September and December.

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