06 Mar 2006
This study compares men-owned and women-owned businesses - to find out how management style and strategies influence them. The results strongly suggest that certain differences between men and women business owners may be fundamental in nature.
12 Feb 2006
Conducting theoretical and empirical research on economic and industry studies in the context of the existing economic conditions of Japan.
10 Feb 2006
Recent advances in the use of lactic acid for the production of biodegradable thermoplastics and cosmetics (skin care, toiletries, hair care products) have created an impetus in the lactate industries, which spurs the growth of sago industries.
12 Jan 2006
G-SEC, has set up 3 Core Research Subjects (I) Studies on Global Innovation Systems, (II) Studies on Asian Security System and (III) Studies on Emerging Crisis for Human Security
09 Jan 2006
In his paper he suggests that the embedded diplomatic and security culture of the ‘ASEAN way’ is increasingly becoming counter-productive to the construction of a genuine security community
04 Jan 2006
This paper reflects upon the recent vigorous empirical and policy debate about whether significant mineral endowments are a blessing or a curse for the large number of developing nations that possess them.
30 Dec 2005
India is the third-largest coal miner after China and the US. This paper examines the illegal coal economy, attempts to explain it, provides some policy suggestions and an estimate of the amount of coal supplied in this manner throughout the eastern Indian coalfields of Jharkhand and West Bengal.
14 Dec 2005
The book should provide an interesting reading for policy-makers, reform consultants, and academics and help inculcate added pragmatism in their work on the electricity sector reforms.
11 Dec 2005
Why do power sector problems persist in Bangladesh? What can be done to solve them? This report assesses the barriers to accelerated electrification - in particular the barriers to rural electrification – and puts forward practical recommendations.
07 Dec 2005
There is a perception among potential investors in electricity distribution projects in India that the price-setting methodologies not conducive to long-term investments. This paper evaluates and shows that this need not be the case.
04 Dec 2005
In this paper, we use South Africa as a case study to discuss the relationship between access to finance, economic growth, and sustainable development.
27 Nov 2005
The author highlights the importance of acquiring knowledge of the multilateral rules for the least developed countries
23 Nov 2005
This paper reviews macro trends in the performance of regulatory institutions in electricity and telecommunications sectors in India and evaluates the direction and pace of their work.
20 Nov 2005
Using a database of infrastructure and utility bond issues made over the period 1996 to 2001, the authors investigate whether there has been a growing usage of the international bond market.
13 Nov 2005
The General Agreement on Trade in Services and poor people's right to water
09 Nov 2005
There are about 36 million labors working in agriculture sector in the country, who are not covered by pensions. Similarly migrant workers do not receive any pension.
26 Oct 2005
Voltage fluctuations have been minimized, greater supply made available, and costs reduced. All this was achieved through the ABT (availability-based tariff) introduced in 2000.
23 Oct 2005
Mining is carried out in India in different geological, topographical, and climatological settings. As a result, a variety of environmental management practices, suitable for individual mineral deposits and locations have been developed.
12 Oct 2005
Between 1996 to 2002 about 3.24 million Bangladeshis migrated for overseas employment who remitted 23.7 billion dollars during this period.
09 Oct 2005
The paper develops a criterion for choosing a financing system that takes into account factors like ease of use of the system, revenue generating ability, effects on service provision, and community participation in the socio-economic context of Pakistan.
28 Sep 2005
SEforum 2005 triggered an environment for social agencies, youth and budding entrepreneurs to embark on socially motivated business projects.
28 Sep 2005
Dr. Wirtz’s research focuses on service management related topics such as service satisfaction, customer feedback systems, service guarantees, and yield management. His research has been published in some 60 academic journal papers.
28 Sep 2005
Professor Earley is an expert in cross-cultural differences in how individuals work in organisations, multinational teams, negotiation and conflict, the role of face in organisations, and motivation across cultures.
21 Sep 2005
In the scenario of imminent energy crises fuelled by huge import bills and rising prices of petro-based products, biofuels seem to be options of the future.
18 Sep 2005
The essay looks at the proliferation of bilateral and minilateral preferential trading agreements from the perspective of the developing countries. The changes may not necessarily be good for the developing countries.
18 Jul 2005
In the Philippines, only a handful of companies have adopted ABC in their strategy formulations and little is known about it. This research focuses on the implementation of ABC, the benefits derived and the problems encountered in using the system.
16 Jul 2005
Many observers have attempted to persuade Bangladesh that there exist multiple energy sources available at reasonable cost and that, accordingly, the government should approve the export of natural gas. That is not our conclusion.
09 Jun 2005
National University of Singapore’s institute for research and education programmes in global logistics wins accolades for third consecutive year at 2005 Asian Freight & Supply Chain Awards
07 Jun 2005
Family business will never go out of business. That is the conclusion of Associate Professor Henry Yeung Wai-chung after more than 10 years of research into how the family business operates, in particular, the Chinese family business.


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