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Monday, December 19, 2005
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The Global Indian Manager
FORTY-FIVE YEARS after Mr Stephen Turner handed over to Mr P. L. Tandon as the first Indian Chairman of Hindustan Lever Limited, the top job in India in the Anglo-Dutch multinational has gone to a non-Indian, Mr Douglas Bailee. This must be seen ... More


Should you do that survey?
"YOUR opinion counts," cries the announcement about the next version of the employee survey launched by the organisation. The employee reads it and smiles. In his mind, he sees it as yet another "tick in ... More


Mid-Year Review of Economy — Important emphasis on infrastructure
The Mid-Year Review mandated by the FRBM Act serves a useful purpose in alerting the Government of the fiscal and economic performance so far. Above all, it re-emphasises the importance of infrastructure, both for industry and agriculture. Hopefully, the focus on fiscal performance targets will not affect the Government's determination to spend more on infrastructure, which should not be sacrificed at the altar of fiscal targets, says S. Venkitaramanan. More

Norway's economy — On top of the world and looking...
FOLDS upon folds of translucent purplish-green cut wide arcs across the sky. Then, suddenly, the entire dome of blue exploded into an amazing riot of colour — red, green, blue, purple, yellow and white that lit up ... More


Kerala's rubber revolution
THE Rubber Research Institute of India (RRII), which is celebrating its golden jubilee this year, has a number of achievements to its credit. Most significant is the development and popularisation of the high ... More


Project Siksha
THE Project Siksha jointly launched on December 9 by the Government of Tamil Nadu and the Microsoft Corporation with the laudable objective of making school teachers throughout the State technology-savvy is a momentous step in the direction of ... More


Doha and `development focus'
The weak, weaker and the weakest nations must get some special treatment so as to be able to catch up with the rest of the world. This is the basis of the approach of the multilateral trade negotiations where the developed economies are expected to make sacrifices vis--vis their immediate economic interests for the longer-term greater good of the international trading environment. More


Making CSR work
THE subject of corporate social responsibility (CSR) is moving to the mainstream of managerial discussion. A recent CII summit exclusively devoted to the theme was evidence of this. Long before governance became a core ... More


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