Rent Seeking and Value Maximization: An Exploratory Study of Selected Listed Indian Companies

ISBN Number : 978-93-5273-048-3

Library Price : Rs.850

Library Dollar Price : 34$

Book Edition : First

Year of Publication : 2017

No. Of Pages : 224

About The Book

The book on “Rent Seeking and Value Maximization: An Exploratory Study of Selected Listed Indian Companies” was the basis for the author’s thesis for doctoral studies. Rent seeking is an unexplained and a generally unexplored concept in India and the world. More so, using it as a tool to examine its impact on the value maximization of listed Indian companies is unheard of. In simple terms, Rent seeking is an unproductive activity indulged by an entity to seek undue advantage or benefits from bureaucrats, politicians or government. Such an act distributes wealth disproportionately among a few privileged at the cost of society at large.

The depth of the research can be better understood by going through the unique approach and detailed analysis as outlined in the book. The conclusions and findings acknowledge the fact that rent seeking activities is prevalent in corporate sectors and allows for further discussion to add to the observations made in the thesis.

The book has been presented in simple lucid language. The intention of the book is to allow the reader to understand, without ambiguity, the nuances and implications of rent seeking practices on society.


Contents -

1. Introduction
2. Literature Review
3. Research Methodology
4. Data Analysis and Findings
5. Conclusions

About The Author

Dr. CA M. Ganeshan - He is a Chartered Accountant with decades of experience in India and abroad in the profession. He retired at the age of 55 after a successful career in senior positions within the Auditing and Corporate world in the Middle East. Post retirement, he did his doctorate at the age of 63 years on the topic of Rent seeking which is an uncommon and yet a path-breaking subject. It has been published as a reference book for universities.

From the beginning of his career, he has been an effective trainer in many personality development and soft skills subjects and is a respected public speaker. He was also a Professor in many management institutes and in Pune University. He has addressed many platforms and contributed research papers in many research-oriented conferences, won several times the best research paper award. He won numerous accolades in India and abroad. He continues to pursue his interests and hobbies such as writing poems, travelogues and letters to the editors and has written many books and contributes articles in print media.

He has widely travelled all over the globe. He likes social services and aims to be heavily engaged in serving humanity in the twilight of his life.

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