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EDITORIAL

Dr. Amitabh Upadhya
Editor- In- Chief

This issue of Skyline Business Journal has eight research papers covering a wide range of management issues. It is heartening to receive a steady flow of papers for publication indicating that the journal has been able to generate interest amongst scholars. It has been our sincere endeavour to maintain good academic standards to attract quality research which has practical implications…Read more

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Capital Knowledge - The Role of Planning and Portfolios in Materials for Teaching and Control

Rashad Al-Saed, Skyline University College, Sharjah,UAE
Abdulrahman Al-Juboori, Al- Zaytoonah University of Jordan.
P.Rajmohan, Skyline University College, Sharjah,UAE

ABSTRACT
The portfolio concept was initially developed within the learning knowledge and now constitutes an important planning tool to ensure an overall strategic perspective on the flow of materials in the teaching process.…Read more

Keywords
: Capital knowledge, planning, portfolio, materials flow

Suggested citation: Al-Saed, R. et al. (2009) Capital Knowledge: The Role of Planning and Portfolios in Materials for Teaching and Control.  Skyline Business Journal, Volume 5, No 2, pp 1-6.

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EVALUATION OF CRISES AND ITS MANAGEMENT Vis-à-vis A MATHEMATICAL APPROACH

Sachin Kumar Srivastavam, Sahara Arts & Management Academy, Lucknow, India
Manoj Dixit University of Lucknow, Lucknow, India

ABSTRACT
Crisis / Impulsive crisis is the combination of different losses & adverse situations. Adverse situation may hamper the output of the organization or can stop the production system. Every organization has planned to avoid crisis situation for very initial stage...Read more

Keywords
: Crisis, impulsive Crisis, Departmental Crisis, Crisis Evaluation, Loss Estimation Due to Crisis

Suggested citation: Srivastava, S.K. and Dixit, M. (2009) EVALUATION OF CRISES AND ITS MANAGEMENT Vis-à-vis A MATHEMATICAL APPROACH. Skyline Business Journal, Volume 5, No 2, pp 7-12

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PERFORMANCE OF MUTUAL FUNDS IN INDIA

A K Sarkar, MJP Rohilkhand University, Bareilly, India
Shailesh Rastogi, Jaipuria Institute of Management, Jaipur, India

ABSTRACT
Presence of mutual funds provides the expertise of professional managers to a common investor, which ensures high returns with low risk. But, performance of mutual funds always remains a perplexing issue for both academia and investors alike. This study is an attempt to explore the performance of the mutual funds in India...Read more

Keywords: Performance, Return, Mutual Fund Schemes, Variability, India, Stock Market

Suggested citation: Sarkar, A.K & Rastogi, S. (2009) Performance of Mutual Funds in India. Skyline Business Journal, Volume 5, No 2, pp 13-16.

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Depression - An Indication of Work- family Conflict among Academic Women Employees

S. S. Rao, Sathyabama University, Chennai, India
Aiswarya Ramasundaram, Sathyabama University, Chennai, India

ABSTRACT
This study deals with the relationship and the effect of the demographic profile (namely age, no of children / dependents, education and designation with depression. Data was collected from university teaching faculty with the sample size of 123…Read more

Keywords: Depression, Demographic profile

Suggested citation: Rao, S.S. & Ramasundaram, A. (2009) Depression - An Indication of Work- family Conflict among Academic Women Employees. Skyline Business Journal, Volume 5, No 2, pp 17-23.

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Tourism and Climate Change – An Exploratory Study of the business opportunities

Mohit Vij, Skyline University College, Sharjah,UAE

ABSTRACT
The issue of environment and Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions is being given its due importance by many countries, espe- cially the ones which signed on Kyoto treaty in 1997, and agreed to reduce their collective green house gas emissions by 5.2% from the level that was in 1990...Read more

Keywords
: Climate change, green house gas emission, emission abatement, Porter’s five forces

Suggested citation: Vij, M. (2009) Tourism and Climate Change – An Exploratory Study of the business opportunities. Skyline Business Journal, Volume 5, No 2, pp 24-33

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Anti-Piracy strategies adopted by companies in China: a comparison between multina- tional corporation and small and medium-sized enterprise

Abdullah Al Faruq, North South University, Bangladesh
Samia Ferdous, North South University, Bangladesh

ABSTRACT
Piracy, though a global phenomenon, is most rampant in China. Hence, it is prudent for companies to proactively design anti- piracy strategies to protect their intellectual properties. This paper demonstrates the strategic solutions obtained by compa- nies in China taking the cases of the Walt Disney and Grand Smart, a Chinese licensee of Disney...Read more

Keywords
: piracy; anti-piracy strategy; China; Walt Disney; licensee; intellectual properties; MNCs; multinational corpora- tion; SMEs; small and medium-sized enterprise

Suggested citation: Al Faruq, A. & Hoque, S.F. (2009) Anti-Piracy strategies adopted by companies in China: a comparison between multina- tional corporation and small and medium-sized enterprise.  Skyline Business Journal, Volume 5, No 2, pp 34-40.

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Effective Conflict Management in Family Managed Businesses: A Case Study in the Indian Diaspora

Sajal Kabiraj, Skyline University College, Sharjah,UAE
J Shanmugan, Skyline University College, Sharjah,UAE
Mohammad Faiz, Skyline University College, Sharjah,UAE

ABSTRACT
This study examines the application of Rahim Organizational Conflict Inventory-II (ROCI-II), one of the most popular instru- ments used to measure five styles of handling interpersonal conflict in organizational setup, for owner-managers of Indian family-owned-and-managed businesses...Read more

Keywords
: Conflict, Management style, Family managed business

Suggested citation: Kabiraj, S. et al (2009) Effective Conflict Management in Family Managed Businesses: A Case Study in the Indian Diaspora. Skyline Business Journal, Volume 5, No 2, pp 35-51.

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Life Style a Core Segmenting Criteria – Retail Banking Industry In India

G.Ramasundaram, St. Joseph’s College of Engineering, Chennai, India
Ramachandra Aryasri, Jawaharlal Nehru Technical University, Hyderabad, India
M.Sakthivel Murugan, D.B. Jain College. Chennai, India

ABSTRACT
Serving and satisfying the whole market is impossible practically. In a competitive world, bank has to find out niche submar- ket and develop a strategy to satisfy their needs. As a result, loyalty of customers and profitability of bank should be enhanced...Read more

Keywords
: Market segmentation, Life style , Retail banking, Commercial banking

Suggested citation: Ramasundaram, G, et al (2009) Life Style a Core Segmenting Criteria – Retail Banking Industry In India. Skyline Business Journal, Volume 5, No 2, pp 52-60.

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