Advances In Management

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Advances In Management

Vol. 5(10) October 2012

Ethical Theories and the Incidence of Occupational Fraud

Saksena P.N.

School of Business and Economics, Indiana University South Bend, South Bend, IN 46634, USA

The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) has conducted studies on occupational fraud for over a decade. These reports cover various aspects of occupational fraud. The ACFE defines occupational fraud as, “[T]he use of one’s occupation for personal enrichment through the deliberate misuse of or misapplication of the employing organization’s resources or assets.” The purpose of this study is to discuss how occupational fraud has been committed in the past. A further purpose is to discuss various ethical principles and theories and to discuss how they can be used to help minimize fraudulent behavior.

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Electronic Discovery (e-Discovery) in the Context of Civil Litigation Proceedings

Anderson Wayne L.

Missouri State University, College of Education, 901 S. National Ave., Hill Hall 304, Springfield, MO 65897, USA

The scope of this study is to explain ‘e-Discovery’ in the context of civil litigation proceedings. Due to the huge volume of information and records created and stored in electronic form, the effort to properly execute an electronic discovery is time-consuming and expensive.

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Emotional Intelligence in Classroom

Gupta Seema

Babu Banarasi Das University, Lucknow, INDIA

A major area of application of emotional intelligence may be seen in the field of education. It is of great significance in education and teaching as it helps the teachers understand their students in a better way. Research indicates that social and emotional skills are associated with success in many areas of life, including effective teaching, student learning, quality relationships and academic performance. Emotional intelligence helps the teachers to design their pedagogical approach according to the requirement of the classrooms. The present study discusses the basic concept of emotional intelligence its theoretical models and the approaches which are now gaining popularity in this context. It also explores the relationships of emotional intelligence with education and presents a developmental model of emotional intelligence in relation to education and also the importance of emotional intelligence for teachers.

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Mobile Banking –An Overview

Vinayagamoorthy A.* and Sankar C.

Department of Commerce, Periyar University, Salem-11 (Tamil Nadu), INDIA

The advent of the Internet has enabled new ways to conduct banking business, resulting in the creation of new institutions, such as online banks, online brokers and wealth managers. Such institutions still account for a tiny percentage of the industry. Over the last few years, the mobile and wireless market has been one of the fastest growing markets in the world and it is still growing at a rapid pace Mobile banking today is most often performed via sms or the mobile internet but can also use special programs called clients downloaded to the mobile device. It can also be understood as availing banking and financial services with the help of mobile telecommunications devices. The services offered by mobile banking included getting account information, transferring funds, sending checkbook request, managing deposits, checking transactions etc.

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A Brief on the Ethics of Advertising

Machan Tibor R.

Argyros School of Chapman University, One University Drive, Orange, CA 92866, USA

Unless we know what advertising is, we cannot judge or evaluate it or what others claim about it. One might think here of what is involved in malpractice law suits. Malpractice presupposes standards of conduct. Without standards there can be no way to identify and distinguish what is and is not proper conduct, including in a craft or profession.

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Entrepreneurial Success and Involvement of Women Entrepreneurs- A Study

Rajitha G.

Dept. of Commerce and Business Management, University PG College, Satavahana University, Karimnagar, INDIA

A country’s economic progress is found to be positively correlated with the rise in number and quality of its entrepreneur. The entrepreneur is the determining factor in the creation of new wealth in society. We are witnessing an entrepreneurial explosion and entrepreneurship is going to be the focal point of development in the next few years. Be it the problem of unemployment, income generation, increasing GNP, regional imbalances in industrial progress, entre-preneurship seems to be the potential answer. The small scale industrial sector has emerged as a dynamic and vibrant sector of the economy during the 80’s. The primary objective of the Small Scale Industrial Policy during the 90’s was to impart more vitality and growth-impetus to the sector to enable it to contribute its mite fully to the economy, particularly in terms of growth, output, employment and exports.

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Case Study:
Customers’ Evaluations of Video Clips in Upscale versus Midscale Hotels’ Websites

Bomi Kang

E. Craig Wall College of Business Administration, Coastal Carolina University, PO Box 261954, Conway, SC 29528-6054, USA

The study examines relationships between visual electronic service quality and two different brand hotels. Further, the study assesses customers’ overall satisfaction for two different brands (upscale and mid-scale) to learn salient factors for such evaluation.

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Environment Management System Variable Verification -A Qualitative Pilot Study

Shekhawat Archana* and Rao Muralidhar N.V.

Economics and Finance Group, Birla Institute of Technology and Science; Pilani (Rajasthan), INDIA

Urbanization and Globalization have been constantly creating challenges before food packaging industry. Increased packaging technology raises the issues related to environment management. Given the importance of the issues involved, it surely must be presented upon us to properly examine whether the demonization of food packaging is justified. This research aims at stressing the need for subsequently adapting a more holistic approach when studying and analyzing the Environment Management System; so that a comprehensive study of factors that constitutes successful EMS adoption can be achieved. A study of Indian food packaging industry has been done in order to prove the appropriateness and importance of the proposed approach in the context of EMS implementa-tion. Analysis and synthesis of plethora of literature has resulted in identifying eleven variables crucial to develop a framework for EMS implementation.

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Prospects of Dairy Industry in India

Bindu Hima T.* and Subrahmanyam S.E.V.

Department of MBA, Sreenivasa Institute of Technology and Management Studies (SITAMS), Chittoor (Andhra Pradesh), INDIA *

The performance of Indian dairy sector during the 1950s and 1960s was not remarkable. However, with the successful implementation of Operation Flood Programme (OFP) during the 1970s, the dairy sector achieved fourfold growth rate by touching the mark compound growth rate. It is interesting to note that during the past three decades, the total milk production increased but per capita milk production declined. India has emerged as the world’s largest milk producing country. Milk production increased by about 4 percent a year and it increased from 22 million tons in 1970-71 to 104.8 million tons in 2007-08, the per capita per day milk availability increased from 107 grams to 245 grams during this period.

India’s first automated dairy plant with handling capacity of 1,000,000 lpd has been established at Gandhinagar near Ahmedabad in Western India. Several domestic cooperatives have mushroomed and many of them are now emerging as major players in the global market. OFP for the first time recognized the need of rural milk producers and paid attention towards their thorough development.

It plays the key role in bringing about the transformation of dairy development in the country. The OFP established milk producer’s co-operatives in villages and made modern technology available to them. At present India is not able to compete with European Countries and United States in export trade of dairy products because milk in these countries is highly subsidized. It is to be noted that the GATT Negotiations were for removal of these subsidies. If India intends to capture a major chunk of this market, it will have to make concerted efforts to ensure quality of milk and milk products.

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A Study of Capital Structure of a Firm

Trivedi Savita

Dayananda Sagar College of Engineering, Kumara Swamy Layout, Bangalore – 560078, INDIA

The strength of a company’s balance sheet can be evaluated by three broad categories of investment-quality measurements; working capital adequacy, asset performance and capital structure. The capital structure is how a firm finances its overall operations and growth by using different sources of fund. For stock investors a strong balance sheet is an important consideration for investing in a company’s stock. The study tells about the capital structure of a firm. The term capital structure refers to the relationship between the various long terms sources financing such as equity capital, preference capital and debt capital. During the study theoretical approach (Net income approach and net operating approach) is used to find out firms value.

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Cloud Computing and Its impact on Corporate HR practices

Bose Indranil

Institute of Science and Management, Pundag, Ranchi-834004 (Jharkhand), INDIA

Cloud computing is the latest development in information technology arena which has started changing the way the business used to be conducted till few months back. This seems to be the next generation watershed event in the field. A simple example of cloud computing is Yahoo email or Gmail etc. Here somebody does not need software or a server to use them. All a consumer would need is just an internet connection and can start sending emails. The server and email management software is all on the cloud (internet) and is totally managed by the cloud service provider Yahoo, Google etc. The consumer gets to use the software alone and enjoy the benefits.

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