Advances In Management

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Advances In Management

Vol. 7(4) April 2014

Responsibility, Social Responsibility: Clarifying the Concept

Chakravorty Jayesh

The term “Responsibility” in spite of its common sensical use, has a value-loaded meaning in the domain of Ethics. The most widely accepted view is that there are four dimensions of corporate social responsibility – economic, legal, ethical and philanthropic. Aim in this paper is to understand whether we use the term responsibility in its ethical sense when we discuss these four dimensions of corporate social responsibility.

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Performance Management System (PMS) - A HR Strategy in Banks

Alamelu R., Badrinath V. and Vivekapriyaa P.

‘Perform or perish’ is the modern mantra in work place. Managing employee performance is the bigger challenge that the managers face today. Bringing out the best from each and every employee is the ultimate goal of human resource management. Performance of employees in banking sector, one of the core sectors in Indian economy, not only contributes for economic development but for better and evaluating service to its customer. This paper studies the opinion of employee towards their existing PMS, analyzing its strength and weakness and the ways for impressing the existing system.

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The impact of competitive goals and independent goals on problem solving approach and blaming approach

Yau Hon Keung

The purpose of this paper is to examine the students’ perception of the impact of competitive goal and independent goal on problem solving approach and blaming approach in Hong Kong higher education. A survey methodology was employed in this study and totally 167 questionnaires were collected from Universities in Hong Kong. The findings show that (i) there was significant negative correlation between the competitive goals and problem solving approach; (ii) there was significant positive correlation between the competitive goals and blaming approach; (iii) there was significant negative correlation between the independent goals and problem solving approach and (iv) there was significant positive correlation between the independent goals and blaming approach.

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Employees’ Perception of Effectiveness of Training and Development in Private Sector Banks

Rama Devi V. and Phanindra R.

Training and development provide employees required knowledge, skills and abilities to do a job. The present study deals with employee’s perception of effectiveness of the training and development system in private banking sector. A sample of 123 respondents working in 10 private sector banks is drawn using simple random sampling method. The primary data is collected from the sample respondents using a structured questionnaire. The data is analyzed using chi-square test and correlation. The results revealed that effectiveness of training and development system in private sector banks increases with training motivation, good training design, training implementation, effective learning and transfer of learning to work place. Effective training and development in turn increase productivity that justifies the investment in training and development.

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CSR and Management Studies: An Exploratory Research how to make Student’s Attitude Positive for the Social Accounting

Roy Sanjoy, Gaur Ashutosh and Kaushik Bharat

We as a human being trying to make our life comfortable and in this process we actually made our life complicated. Business men are running factories, trading and shops etc. without considering the impact of unethical practices on the society and environment. Management Institutes are most affected by technological transform although seems to be less sensitive to social answerability. Students of Management and Accounting who studied ethics have proved to be more ethical in their intention than those who have not studied. Therefore, we should educate the concept of CSR to our upcoming managers. The purpose of this paper is to study the efficiency of the various institutes in creating an attitude of the student towards Corporate Social responsibility.

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Factors influencing the Customers to adopt the E-Banking Services: A Study with Special Reference to Chennai City

Balaguru R.

The enormous growth of information technology, e-banking has become one of the core components of the present economic growth. In the wake of internet and usage of computer, e-banking is ideal for banks to fulfill the customer’s needs. Due to huge competition among the banks, the banks are providing quality and innovative services to customers through e-banking to retain their market share. Nowadays e-banking system is globally accepted due to its noticeable advantages to customers and business entities. This paper investigates the factors influencing the customers to adopt the e-banking services in Chennai city. The primary data was collected from the 400 respondents through a structured questionnaire. Descriptive statistics was used to explain demographic profile of respondents and factor analyses were used to know the factors influencing the customer to adopt e-banking services. The study found that five factors influenced the customers to adopt the e-banking services in Chennai city namely Security and Trust, Awareness, Familiarity, Satisfaction and Technical and Additional services.

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An Empirical Investigation on Impact of Labour Welfare Measures on Industrial Relations

Bhavani and Thamil Selvan

This empirical research paper deals with study of health, safety and welfare provisions and its effects on the three dimensions of industrial relations like association of workers with organization, relationship of workers with management and supervisors. This study throws light on how far the satisfaction level of the workers in accordance with the health, safety and welfare measures helps the employers to maintain healthy industrial relations. To measure the satisfaction level of workers about health, safety and welfare measures, a set of questionnaire was framed. The data were collected by using stratified random sampling from 315 workers working in the different parts of the sugar mills functioning at various districts of Tamilnadu. Using the SPSS, some of the relevant tests were carried out like reliability test, ANOVA, T-test, correlations. Based on the analysis made, various findings were derived that will be useful, relevant and significant to develop healthy industrial relations.

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Investment Objectives – Do Gender and Age really make a difference?

Pathak Sunita and Pathak Tanvi

Every individual wants to save for his and family’s future requirements. But the financial planning is not everybody’s forte. Even the financial planners should have a sound knowledge of individual’s requirements and responsibilities. And so they should be aware about their motives of doing investment and their demography. By the help of this research, the paper is trying to highlight the motives behind choosing an investment tool and to know if demographic characteristic plays any role in this decision making process, especially gender and age of the investor.

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