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Managing Business Enterprises : Principles, Issues and Strategies
By Chitta Ranjan Sarkar

First Published : 2006
ISBN : 8177081160
: 9788177081169
Pages : 336
Binding : Hardbound
Size : 5 x 9
Price : US$ 36
ABOUT THE BOOK

Winning firms are organisations that most successfully master the business issues critical to their performance, and develop the most precise understanding of definitions of value and creation of value. Companies and industries prosper through improvements in competitiveness by leveraging core competencies and competitive intelligence. The social and business atmosphere existing in an economy makes it a binding issue for business enterprises to adopt and adapt themselves to the changing circumstances. The objective of the present book is to highlight and emphasise the divergent contemporary issues that are frequently confronted by business enterprises while taking business decisions so that they may gainfully survive in the corporate world.

 The topics dealt with in the book include corporate finance and its management, corporate governance and E-management, corporate disclosure and transparency, value addition and value analysis, quality control management, corporate social responsibility, corporate risk management, corporate business reorganisation and corporate disinvestment strategy. The book will be immensely useful to teachers and students of management, economics, commerce and all those interested in implementing a successful business plan.


CONTENTS
     
1. Contemporary Issues in Managing Business Enterprises

2. Corporate Finance and Financial Management
– Corporate Finance; Financial Management; Objectives and Goals of Financial Management; Corporate Finance Function; Corporate Finance Decision and Capital Investment Decision; Investment Decision; Dividend Decision; Financial Planning and Finance Functions; Financial Structure and Capital Structure; Impact of Risk, Control, Cost and Return in Corporate Financing Decision...

3. Corporate Governance and E-management – Corporate Governance - the Concept; Scope of Corporate Governance; Good Corporate Governance Theory; Business and its Social Responsibility; Responsible Business Enterprise (RBE); Concept of Corporate Accountability; Accountability to Other Stakeholders; Cadbury Committee and Corporate Governance...

4. Corporate Disclosure and Transparency – Corporate Disclosure; Transparency in Disclosure; Financial Reporting and Disclosure; Voluntary Disclosure; Transparency Boundary; Code and Matters of Financial Disclosure; International Accounting Standards on Disclosure Guidelines; Disclosure Practice in UK; Disclosure Practice in USA; Disclosure Practice in India...

5. Corporate Value Addition and Value Analysis – Concept of Value Addition; Value Addition: A Social Consideration; Value Added Statement; Rationale of Value Added Statement; Economic Value Addition (EVA); Methodology of EVA Computation; Uses of EVA; EVA vs. Other Measures of Financial Performance; Value Analysis; Concept of Value...

6. Quality Control Management – Concept of Quality; Quality Control vis-à-vis Customers’ Satisfaction; Quality of Design and Quality of Conformance; Quality of Design; Quality of Conformance; Cost of Quality; Quality Improvement and Quality Assurance; Quality Management; Genesis of Quality Management; Total Quality Management (TQM)...

7. Corporate Social Responsibility – Corporate Social Responsibility- Meaning; Development and Analysis of CSR; Rationale of Corporate Social Responsibility; Corporate Social Responsibility - A Critical Issue; Dimensions of Social Responsibility; Building the Case for Social Responsibility Performance; Social Responsibility Audit; Utilisation of Social Resources...

8. Corporate Risk Management – Concept of Corporate Risk Management; Risk and its Nature; Other Approaches; Risk, Uncertainty and Opportunity; Risk Management Philosophy; Identification and Assessment of Risk; Formulation of the Strategies and Plans of Action; Risk Avoidance; Risk Retention; Risk Transfer; Risk Hedging; Derivatives and Derivative Trading; Forwards; Futures/Futures Contract; Options; Swaps; Players of Derivatives; Hedgers; Speculators; Arbitrageurs; Portfolio and Portfolio Risk; Risks and Returns of a Portfolio...

9. Corporate Business Reorganisations – Merger and Acquisition; Amalgamation/Merger; Ordinary Amalgamation; Simplified Amalgamation; Merger of Business; Reverse Merger and its Basic Mechanism; Reasons of Reverse Merger; Causes and Motives of Merger; Issues Concerning Merger; Financing Merger and Acquisition; Cost-Benefit Analysis of Financing M&A; Equity Mode of Financing Merger...

10. Corporate Disinvestment Strategy – Disinvestment; Rationale of Disinvestment; Private Ownership vs. Public Ownership; History of Global Divestiture; Background and Genesis of Public Ownership in India; Need for Privatisation; Disinvestment Strategy of India...

Appendix, Bibliography, Index

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
     

Dr. Chitta Ranjan Sarkar is Reader, Department of Commerce, University of Burdwan, Burdwan, West Bengal. He is a fellow member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, New Delhi. He has published a number of articles on corporate responsibility, performance appraisal and risk management, quality control management in reputed journals including The Chartered Accountant, published by ICAI, New Delhi and Indian Journal of Public Enterprises, published by IPER.


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