Babuganj is the smallest upazila of Barisal Zila in terms of population. It came into existence in 1906 as Thana comprising of six unions and upgraded to upazila 1983. Nothing is definitely known about the origin of name of the upazila. There is a general belief that a zamindar of Jessore pargana named Babu Biraj Roy Chowdhury acquired the present area of the upazila and setup a trading centre Meaning Ganj which subsequently, Became known as Babuganj. Upazila Headquarter is 16 km. from the Zila Headquarter and it is linked by Road and distance from Dhaka is 270 km. The Upazila occupies an area of 164.88 sq. km. including 0.29 sq. km. river area.
It is located between 22°44′ and 22°56′ north latitudes and between 90°15′ and 90°23′ east longitudes. The upazila was bounded on the north by Gournadi Upazila, on the east by Muladi Upazila, on the south by Barisal Sadar and Jhalakathi Upazilas and on the west Wazirpur Upazila. Government important establishment located in Babuganj Upazila such as: Barisal cadet college, Rahmatpur Airport, Barisal Veterinary College, Regional Agriculture Research Institute, Regional Agriculture Training Institute, Horticulture Centre and Sanda and Sugandha Bridge. Keep reading…
Case Study about Business Processes Improvement: large Croatian companies
Abstract: In this paper the successfulness of the implementation of business processes’ improvements is analyzed from the aspect of influencing factors which manifest themselves in employees’ engagement, gained experience methodology adequacy and implementation factors. The research, conducted on 73 large Croatian companies (15,9% of state’soverall large companies population), has partially confirmed the existence of relationship between the programs of business processes’ improvements and business performances, between organizational variables and business performances as well as between the programs of business processes’ improvements and organizational variables.
Introduction: Contemporary company is exposed to the influence of highly competitive market and therefore in order to survive and progress it permanently needs to improve its ways of doing business. In this context a crucial is the role of its business processes’ improvements (BPIs), through which company influences on shortening of mentioned processes’ duration time and on reduction of the amount of money employed in various forms of stocks. All this at the end influences the cost reduction by which company increases its competitive capability. This understanding is not new at all, but with Hammer and Champy’s (1993) reaffirmation of business processes approach in the lat decade of 20th century. Keep reading…
A Case Study about Information & Communication Technology in Tertiary Education in Ghana: Electronic Learning
Abstract: Population growth and the increasing number of people seeing the relevance of education as well as demand for tertiary education in Ghana have been on the rise yearly. Tertiary institutions in Ghana have been unpleasantly turning away large numbers of qualified applicants due to lack of facilities. To solve some of these problems in the tertiary educational sector of Ghana, the use of ICT through ELearning have a major role to play.
Introduction: There is a growing clamour in Ghana’s public universities and polytechnics to be run as businesses. These tertiary institutions are usually assessed in terms of business models and measures. Consistent with these models, universities and polytechnics are now required to justify their existence based not on criteria such as quality of faculty or resources alone, but on whether they satisfy current demands; anticipate future demands; continuously increase product offering i.e. programmes and sales. keep reading..
A Case Study about Self-Interest on Mutual Fund Management
Abstract: Previous research has concluded that mutual funds’ clients do have asymmetric performance reactions. Such behavior gives the fund manager the opportunity to optimize the fund’s own interests. Using a unique database from a financial system wherein commercial interests, investment banking and portfolio management are concentrated in the same banking group, we show that mutual funds tend to exhibit biased portfolios, i.e., financial assets of the group’s parent company outweigh other financial asset holdings.
This cannot be explained by performance, risk or securities’ characteristics, and is consistent with the hypothesis of the existence of self-interest on mutual fund management. read more in Self-Interest on Mutual Fund Management..
VALUE CHAIN ANALYSIS: A CASE STUDY OF MANGOES IN KENYA
INTRODUCTION: This document reviews fruit production and yield trends, mango production, marketing and processing of smallholders and traders along the mango value chain in Kenya. It also examines future development prospects.
Despite the existence of considerable potential and a steady growth in yields over the last decade, the development of the Kenyan mango supply chain appears to be hindered by a number of structural problems. This has a negative effect on the country, both in terms of foregone potential income and employment opportunities and in terms of reduced availability of locally produced high quality fruits and natural juices.
Bombay Stock Exchange is the oldest stock exchange in Asia with a rich heritage, now spanning three centuries in its 133 years of existence. What is now popularly known as BSE was established as “The Native Share & Stock Brokers’ Association” in 1875.
Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), now known as ‘BSE Limited’, is the oldest stock exchange in the entire Asia. It is located in the Phiroze Jeejeebhoy Towers, Dalal Street in Fort and has the largest number of companies of the world listed on it. As of December 2011, the equity market capitalization of the listed companies was estimated at US$1 trillion, which made it the fourteenth largest stock exchange of the world. As per March 2012, there are more than 5,133 Indian companies listed in the stock exchange market. The BSE Sensex, which is otherwise known as ‘BSE 30′, is the most commonly used term while referring to the trading volume in India and Asia.
A Study on Contingency Approach: Its Foundations and Relevance Approach to Theory Building and Research in Marketing
Introduction: During the 1960s, management theory and research began to adopt a new orientation, one that embodied a remarkably simple concept and enabled significant advancements in the study of management and organisations. This orientation, now referred to as the contingency approach, emphasizes the importance of situation influences on the management of organisations and questions the existence of a single, best way to manage or organised. Today, the contingency approach dominates theory and research in the management literature.
Contingency approaches are positioned within management as mid-range theories between the two extreme views which state either that universal principles of organisation and management exist or that each organisation is unique and each situation must be analysed separately. The contingency approach entails identifying commonly recurring settings and observing how different structures, strategies and behavioural processes fare in each setting.
Evidence of inward foreign direct investment by commercial banks into two regions of China is used to examine the effect or relaxation of controls over inward investment on investment by nonfinancial firms. The existence of sophisticated intermediaries with experience in the international financial system creates conditions for a verifiable, sharp increase in the rate of inward investment by multinational corporations.
Two explanations are advanced: the newly available expertise in the international financial system allows multinational firms to invest with the assurance that they will have sophisticated capability to hedge risks and, because the financial sector is a sensitive sector, permission for multinational banks to enter is a sign of a commitment to a policy of open industrialization…
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The ﬁrst distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks occurred more than 10 years ago, in the summer of 1999 . These were relatively small attack networks by today’s standards, ranging from several hundred to more than two thousand computers. Even at those small sizes, these attack networks were capable of disrupting some of the largest educational and commercial service providers in existence for hours up to days at a time.
The motivation for these attacks started out at the level of electronic drive-by shootings that were primarily over petty ﬁghts on Internet Relay Chat (IRC) channels. Read more..
Abstract: American Apparel, Inc, which was once the fastest growing retailer of America, is now striving to save its bleeding bottom line. With the possible bankruptcy looming on the American Apparel heads and huge pile of loans to pay, it is battling to get on the operating profits necessary for its ery existence.
The present case depicts the struggle of founder and CEO Dov Charney to revive the company with his recovery mechanism, inventory management, strengthening online & offline sales and crushing operating expenses to fight against the quarter by quarter losses,negative EPS and decreasing margins. Click here to read more…