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Alarming number of farmer suicide despite of crop insurance in India

This article tries to bring in to limelight the Indian agricultural scenario along with contrasting positive as well as negative changes that it has undergone in the past few years. Introduction of new and improved technology has created new means to look forward in the area of agriculture. On the other hand, the vagaries of Indian weather, especially monsoon has affected the farming population at large. Continue »

An overview of the CSR in hotel industry in UK

An overview of the CSR in hotel industryCorporate social responsibility (CSR) is nothing but the act of organizations in behaving in an ethical or responsible manner (Hopkins, 2007, p 15). “Responsible or ethical” means treating stakeholders in a deemed manner which is acceptable in a civilized society. Continue »

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Goal setting theory of performance management system

Goal setting refers to goals being set for the future for subsequent performance of an individual or organisations. The pioneer of goal setting theory Edwin Locke states that when individuals or organisations set more difficult goals, then they perform better. On the other hand if the set goals are easy then performance of an individual or organisation decreases (Locke & Latham 2006). Continue »

Re-emerging real estate sector of India is hungry for investments

Current State of Real Estate Sector in IndiaIn the recent time the recession in the real estate sector has become one of the most interested topic among the researchers. According to market experts the bubble in the real estate sector has burst. The prices of the real estate has decreased rapidly. Similarly the gap between the supply and demand has increased significantly in recent times (KPMG, 2014). Continue »

Creating a sustainable housing system in India using green bonds

India’s real estate sector has depicted a remarkable growth trajectory over the past two decades. This is due to the growing demand for housing and increased disposable income. Investment has also grown proportionately during this period from domestic and foreign investors in order to capitalize on this opportunity. Increased investment has led to increased construction activities in India. DMG Events (2015) reports that the construction industry has shown a CAGR (Compund Annual Growth Rate) of 24.1% from 2011 to 2015. Similarly its share in India’s GDP rising from USD 11.95 billion in 2013 to USD 34.35 billion in 2016. However the growth in real estate sector has increased many problems related to sustainability.  Continue »

Expectancy theory of performance management system

Performance management has been identified as a system that creates context for continuous monitoring and measuring activities of individual employees in a firm. Similarly it also measures the performance of the entire organization so that organisational goals are met in an effective manner (Lebas 1995). Expectancy theory is an essential theory that underlines the concept of performance management (Fletcher & Williams 1996; Steers et al. 2004). Continue »

Scope and impact of the Real Estate Regulator Bill (RERA)

Real estate regulator billFor the past few years, there has been an air of pessimism in the market about the real estate sector. There are various reasons which has affected the growth of the sector negatively. The recent announcement of the Real Estate Regulator Bill (RERA) which was passed by the Indian Parliament in March 2016 has ushered a new era in the Indian property market. This bill lays the groundwork for a more accountable and transparent system in construction and buying and selling of properties. This also provides the much needed cheer and hope for both buyers and investors. Continue »

Theories of foreign direct investment based on a perfect market

Perfect market is a hypothetical market characterised by large number of buyers and sellers in the presence of perfect knowledge. Similarly, perfect market assumes the presence of homogeneous product, total absence of government intervention and no transportation costs. Also each firm maximise their profit and there is no barriers to entry and exit (Mankiw 2009). This under the context of international scenario makes every country a “price taker” and adoption of similar strategies followed by various industries in terms of costs, output etc. It also leads to similar investment opportunities and same rate of return across the globe. Presence of such pure perfect markets in the practical world is hypothetical. Therefore, theories based on perfect market in tandem with certain imperfect conditions explaining the reasons to engage in foreign direct investment. Continue »

Low employment rate in the service sector cannot sustain high growth rate for long

The service sector is one of the fastest growing sectors in India. Contribution of this sector in gross value addition in Indian economy was 52.97% during the financial year 2014-15 (Planning Commission 2015). India witnessed a rapid expansion in this sector after the liberalisation of the economy in 1991. The main reason for such rapid growth is due to the huge knowledge base and high inflow of foreign investment (Mukherjee 2013). Foreign direct investment has a great role to play in the overall development of the Indian economy. It brought technological gradation with it and encouraged the growth of several sectors including the service sector (Sirari & Bohra 2011). Continue »

Foreign direct investment in the manufacturing sector of India

Indian liberalisation began in early 1990s’ leading to gain in momentum of foreign direct investment  inflows into the country. However it was only after 2000 that the investment became significantly higher (Bibek Rya Chaudhuri, Pradyut Kumar, 2013). During the initial phase of liberalisation inflows of the foreign direct investment in manufacturing sector was highest as compared to the service sector. However over the period of time service sector has emerged as the major sector attracting most of the foreign investment  (Akhtar, 2013). Continue »

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