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Improving Access to Finance for India’s Rural Poor
by Priya Basu
Small Customers, Big Market
by Malcolm Harper, Sukhwinder Singh Arora
Finance for Non-Finance People
by Sandeep Goel
Finance is key to every business organization as well as outside. This book makes sense of the finance world from a non-finance perspective. It introduces, explains and demystifies essential ideas of business finance to those who do not have financial background or training. Lucid, accessible yet comprehensive, the book delineates the financial workings of businesses and offers an overview of corporate finance in the global context. The volume:
- Contains effective tools for financial communication, monitoring, analysis and resource allocation
- Provides important learning aids such as figures, tables, illustrations and case studies
- Highlights fundamental concepts and applications of finance
- Surveys global corporate practices, recent trends and current data
A guide to building financial acumen, this book will be a useful resource for executive and management development programmes (EDPs & MDPs) oriented towards business managers, including executive MBA programmes. It will benefit business executives, corporate heads, entrepreneurs, government officials, teachers, researchers and students of management and business besides those who deal with finance or financial matters in their daily lives.
Current Affairs Capsule July 2018
Grit, Guts and Gumption
by Rajesh Chakrabarti
‘If both banks grew at the rate they have achieved in the past four years, ICICI Bank will overtake State Bank in four years in terms of deposits’—Business World, July 2007
‘Even a casual glance at SBI . . . reveals a bank fuelled by growth . . . SBI has swamped almost every segment of industry it has stepped into’—Business India, August 2009
This is the story of the carefully planned resurgence of the State Bank of India (SBI) from a laid-back incumbent under threat from private players to a customer-oriented competitive organization that has outperformed rivals despite several constraints. The leadership at SBI succeeded in reshaping perspectives and profitability at the bank, which employs a staggering 200,000 people, notwithstanding salary restrictions and regulatory bottlenecks. While the primary thrust was on changing employee attitude towards their own organization and, of course, its customers, the transformation exercise was broadbased, encompassing fundamental changes in technology, processes and business-mix alike.
In about three years beginning 2006, SBI not only defended its own lair against the siege of younger, leaner, meaner rivals, but actually took the battle to the attackers’ domains. SBI’s size and setting make the story an inspiring example to other organizations, particularly in the public sector. Written in a fluid and engaging style, and backed by facts, figures, analysis and anecdotes, the book challenges several stereotypes and dogmas common in today’s management circles.