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Stakeholder analysis as a communication tool

Stakeholder analysis is an approach, tool or set of tools used for creating knowledge about the project participants such as individuals and organizations, in a bid to understand their behavior, intentions, interrelations and interests. Read more »

Conceptualization of project risk management

In order to successfully complete a project and achieve the project goals, risk management requires to be centrally focused upon by project managers. Experiences in the past have demonstrated that risk management ought to be of critical concern to project managers, seeing that unmanaged or unmitigated risks are one of the main reasons for the failure of many projects today (Turner, 1999; Royer, 2000). Read more »

Understanding the new IRDA guidelines

The Insurance Regulatory Development Authority’s (IRDA) significant move towards adopting a customer-eccentric approach in the Indian life insurance industry has initiated hope for a better tomorrow. But at the same time it has given birth to uncertainties especially in the minds of insurance providers and insurance intermediaries or agents. Read more »

Difference between conventional banks and Islamic banks

Banking in common parlance refer to an organization which transacts in money. This term has been in use for a long time but its inception is still mysterious. Few believe the term ‘Bank’ has its origins in Italy from the term ‘Banchi’ while some believe that it has originated from Greek term ‘Banque’; both of them mean Bank (Singla, 2010-11). Read more »

Islamic financial institutions

Islamic Finance remains a largely unknown concept even today in spite of being into existence since more than six decades now. The concept of Islamic finance has its roots from Islamic countries since the 1950’s and 1960’s. Kahf (2000) asserts that the roots of Islamic finance can be found in writings on Islamic economics dating back to 1940’s. Read more »

Derivatives on a global platform and in India

Derivatives have been an old financial instrument in India, finding its roots in agricultural commodities trading. The first recorded derivatives contract, according to Chakrabarti and De (2010) took place in 1875 on a cottons exchange. Read more »

Concept of ‘Credit Rating’

Money plays critical role in human life. It is not only a means to attain basic necessities of life but also a means to secure the future. Over time, human life has become complex and it is essential to earn not only for the present but also to invest for the future. Read more »

Human Issues in Merger & Acquisition (M&A)

Globalization and stiff competition in the marketplace has made business firms vulnerable to failure. There is greater integration of world economies and as a response the firms also need an integrated effort to perform in the competition. Thus, increasing numbers of firms are getting into merger and acquisition. Read more »

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