Essentials of Business Environment

ISBN Number : 978-93-5693-028-5

Student Price : Rs.925

Student Dollar Price : 37$

Library Price : Rs.1995

Library Dollar Price : 80$

Book Edition : Sixteenth

Year of Publication : 2023

No. Of Pages : 796

Book Weight :1466

About The Book

Being in circulation for more than two decades, ESSENTIALS OF BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT has witnessed lows and highs of Indian businesses. The book was a bystander to the tightly controlled business environment and has been an eye-witness to the post-reform periods. During these periods, the book has captured all the changes and developments clearly, comprehensively and objectively. No surprise, the book has gained acceptance across the country.

The sixteenth edition is comprehensive. It covers topics which have been held as game changers such as Pandemic, Make in India, Skill India, Demonetisation, Farm’s Loan Waivers, GST and many more. The book is a storehouse of data on various topics of business environment. Some of the tables are as recent as 2021.


Contents :

Part − A
1. Understanding the Nature of Business
2. Environment and Strategic Management
Part − B
3. Meaning and Rationale for Globalisation
4. Strategies for Going Global
5. Foreign Direct Investment
6. India, WTO and the Trading Blocks
Part − C
7. Technological Environment
Part − D
8. Political Institutions
9. The Constitutions of India
10. Rationale and Extent of State Intervention
11. End of Government in Business?
Part − E
12. Economic Environment
13. Industrial Policy
14. Industrial Licensing
15. Competition Law and Foreign Exchange Management Act
16. Companies Act, 2013
17. Public Sector Enterprises
18. Privatisation
19. Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs)
20. Industrial Labour
21. Industrial Sickness
22. Exit Policy
23. Infrastructure
24. Development Banks
25. Stock Exchanges
26. Financial System
27. Fiscal System
28. Agriculture
29. Balanced Regional Development
30. Population and Human Development
31. External Sector
32. New Economic Policy
Part − F
33. Cultural Environment
34. Social Responsibility of Business
35. Business and Society
36. Social Audit
37. Business Ethics
38. Corporate Governance
Part − F
39. Natural Environment

About The Author

Dr. K. Aswathappa has a vast and diverse teaching experience, spanning over a period of nearly four decades. He has the honour of occupying many important positions in Bangalore University. He was the Chairman of Department of Commerce; Dean, Faculty of Commerce and Management; Director, Canara Bank School of Management Studies and Member of Syndicate, Senate, and Academic Council. Now retired, he is spending all his time in reading, updating titles in circulation and writing new ones.

Besides guiding 25 Ph.D. research scholars, Dr. Aswathappa is also credited with adjudicating theses of other universities. He takes interest in content development and has been instrumental in revising syllabi of all Commerce and Management courses periodically, in order to make them reflect current developments in business world. His contribution to business education, though little, is significant, especially in Karnataka. At his instance, a course on business studies was introduced for plus two students of Commerce stream in the state of Karnataka, and he was invited by the National Book Trust to develop content for a course on factory organisation for CBSE students.

Dr. Aswathappa has been an author of three decades standing, having authored books on Human Resource Management, International Business, Organisational Behaviour and Business Environment. All his books are bestsellers and have run into multiple editions and reprints which demonstrate their acceptance all over.

He has enriched his titles with unique didactic aids, such as "Running Cases", "Walk the Talk", "Successful Manager", "Pause and Ponder", "Relook", "Self-Check", "Reinforcing Exercises" and the like. His writings reflect as much success stories of Tatas, Birlas, Ambanis, Mittals, Murthys, Azim Premji and Bill Gates as workplace harassment, beheading of expatriates, murdering of HR executives inside factories, plight of female employees in garments units, families living on pavements and impoverished children, and so on.

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