Indian Railways, the world's third largest network and one among the largest employers, has been contributing to the industrial, economic and social development of the country. It faced a severe financial crisis in 2001 which resulted in abnormal hike in freight rate. This coupled with lack of customer oriented services, led to giving up of its market share to roadways. However, certain measures taken to control cost and increase revenue brought IR from the acute financial crisis to a noticeable success which is technically known as 'turnaround'. The present study was undertaken in a situation where there has been a disagreement in respect of factors that contributed to turnaround. Research, being a fact finding enquiry, concentrates on identifying these factors.SR, the fifth largest zone in IR, with its lines spread over the southern states of Kerala and Tamil Nadu, stood an exception to the general phenomenon of increased surplus. So, the researcher makes an attempt to study to what extent the turnaround measures have improved the financial performance in SR. The book is a must read for academicians, administrators, beaurocrats, policy-makers and aspiring researchers.
The Grande Traversata delle Alpi (usually abbreviated to GTA), runs from the Nufenen Pass, with soaring 4000 m. peaks in the background, along ancient pack mule tracks through the western Italian Alps, all the way to the Mediterranean Sea. The route provides an insight into one of the most pristine alpine regions still remaining, as well as into a diverse cultural tapestry which is, unfortunately, threat-ened by extinction. The GTA was conceived in 1979 to somewhat counteract the dramatic decline in population and proved quite successful in creating a new form of tourism generating sources of in-come, thus providing an incentive for the locals to stay. The route is mainly composed of old connecting trails between the valleys, therefore, the Stages usually end in traditional villages where the revenue from walking tourism directly benefits the local inhabitants.With a range of about 900 kilometres and 65,000 vertical metres spread over approximately 65 Stag-es, the GTA is a real challenge for long-distance trekkers and, considering the total time required, is not recommended to tackle in a single attempt. Consequently, this Rother Walking Guide is divided into weekly sections, with public transport readily available at the starting points and destinations.The authors, Iris Kürschner and Dieter Haas, have reconnoitred the Western Alps and the routes crossing through them for many years. In this guide, they wish to share their experiences, provide precise descriptions of the Stages and pass on a treasure trove of information concerning the infra-structure, as well as the worthwhile sights and interesting facts which are met along the way. Maps with the courses of the routes drawn in, pertinent and descriptive height profiles, and GPS tracks for downloading have all been provided to supplement this guide, creating an indispensable companion for trekkers traversing the Alps along the GTA.
Market analysis helps you know the economic opportunity available to you in any geographic market. Whether you sell to consumers, to businesses, or both, market sizing provides intelligence you need to deploy sales and marketing resources effectively. Market potential analysis proves so much beneficial to understand market potential for a new market, to deploy resources effectively by ranking markets in priority order, to forecast total opportunity in terms of number of customers and revenue potential and also to estimate your market share.
Wildlife is unique among natural resources that is owned by the public and administered by government. Much has been said and seen in the media about human-wildlife conflicts and evidenced by public demonstration in small scale agricultural environments. This book is a testimony of conflicts in Mbuvori sub location of Embu District, Kenya which explains the extent and types of damage caused by elephants that are the major crop pests in the area. The truth is that the perpetuated human wildlife conflicts have far reaching implications to the lives of the community. The very sad fact is that the community does not derive much benefits from revenue collected from wildlife. A major setback to the conservation and sustainable utilization of the nature resource. The study provides baseline information on impacts of elephants on crop production in the small scale farming systems in Mbuvori sub location. The information is useful to planners and policy makers for areas that are adjacent to conservation areas in designing effective methods of controlling the raiding elephants. There is need to share benefits arising from wildlife with communities.
Digital networks are changing all the rules of business. New, scalable, digitally networked business models, like those of Amazon, Google, Uber, and Airbnb, are affecting growth, scale, and profit potential for companies in every industry. But this seismic shift isn't unique to digital start-ups and tech superstars. Digital transformation is affecting every business sector, and as investor capital, top talent, and customers shift toward network-centric organizations, the performance gap between early and late adopters is widening. So the question isn't whether your organization needs to change but when and how much. The Network Imperative is a call to action for managers and executives to embrace network-based business models. The benefits are indisputable; companies that leverage digital platforms to cocreate and share value with networks of employees, customers, and suppliers are fast outpacing the market. These companies, or network orchestrators, grow faster, scale with lower marginal cost, and generate the highest revenue multipliers. Supported by research that covers 1,500 companies, authors Barry Libert, Megan Beck, and Jerry Wind guide leaders and investors through the 10 principles that all organizations can use to grow and profit regardless of their industry. They also share a five-step process for pivoting an organization toward a more scalable and profitable business model. The Network Imperative, brimming with compelling case studies and actionable advice, provides managers with what they really need: new tools and frameworks to generate unprecedented value in a rapidly changing age. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kevin T. Collins. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/029371/bk_adbl_029371_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Water privatization in the Philippines began in 1997 with the high-profile award of two concession contracts for the Eastern and Western halves of Metro Manila. The concessions represent the largest population served by private operators in the developing world. As of 2010, the concession in Eastern Manila is highly successful and has led to significant improvements in access, service quality and efficiency: the population served more than doubled from 3 in 1997 to 6.1 million in 2009, the share of customers with continuous water supply incrased from 26% to more than 98% and non-revenue water declined from 63% to 16%. The concession in Western Manila failed when the company Maynilad went bankrupt in 2003. It was sold to new investors in 2007 and performance has improved since then. The share of the population with access to piped water in Western Manila increased from 67% in 1997 to 86% in 2006 and the share of customers that enjoys 24-hour water supply increased from 32% in 2007 to 71% in early 2011.
China has developed its tax system after the entry into the World Trade Organization (WTO) and in line with the economical development of the country. Taxation can be defined as the process by which the sovereign, through its law making body, races revenues use to defray expenses of government. It is a means of government in increasing its revenue under the authority of the law, purposely used to promote welfare and protection of its citizenry. It is the collection of the share of individual and organizational income by a government under the authority of the law.
Whether you want to make an extra $100 a month or an extra $10,000, the high-level process is the same: Someone has to buy what you're selling. The money has to come from somewhere, right? (Hint: it comes from customers.) Sadly, there's an epidemic going around. The reason most entrepreneurs, wantpreneurs, and side hustlers fail is a lack of customers. If you've ever failed in your own efforts to start a business or earn money on the side, I'm guessing that was the root cause. On top of that, you're in a constant battle of not having enough hours in the day and you don't know where to focus your limited time, energy, and money. That's the bad news. The good news is you have more opportunity today to earn income in your spare time than ever before. And you don't need a killer new business idea or millions of dollars in startup capital to do it. The good news is there isn't a shortage of customers. They're out there! This book will share specifics on how to increase your earning power - on your own time, on your own terms, and without getting another job. We'll look at real-life examples of people just like you making it happen. I'm going to arm you with dozens of income-generating ideas that don't require a ton of time or money to get started. And spoiler alert: there are no get-rich-quick schemes inside. Instead, you'll learn proven strategies for tapping into the growing peer-to-peer economy to supplement your income, diversify your revenue sources, and reduce your reliance on your day job for your livelihood. Go where the cash is already flowing. Buy Buttons focuses on marketplaces that already exist, where you can put your expertise, time, and assets up for sale or rent. There are hundreds of platforms that you can add your buy buttons to. Ready? Let's get started! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nick Loper. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/073587/bk_acx0_073587_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The study revolves around modelling how firms will decide on the optimal product line to maximize profit, revenue, market share when faced with constraining situations like diverse preference patterns' from customers, increasing cost to improve quality, supply chain complications and underlying market forces. The book is built up of four Operations Research (OR) models to facilitate the decision making process of the firm.
Charles H. Ferguson, who electrified the world with his Oscar-winning documentary Inside Job, now explains how a predator elite took over the country, step by step, and he exposes the networks of academic, financial, and political influence, in all recent administrations, that prepared the predators' path to conquest. Over the last several decades, the United States has undergone one of the most radical social and economic transformations in its history. Finance has become America's dominant industry, while manufacturing, even for high technology industries, has nearly disappeared. The financial sector has become increasingly criminalized, with the widespread fraud that caused the housing bubble going completely unpunished. Federal tax collections as a share of GDP are at their lowest level in 60 years, with the wealthy and highly profitable corporations enjoying the greatest tax reductions. Most shockingly, the United States, so long the beacon of opportunity for the ambitious poor, has become one of the world's most unequal and unfair societies. If you're smart and a hard worker, but your parents aren't rich, you're now better off being born in Munich, Germany, or in Singapore than in Cleveland, Ohio, or New York. This radical shift did not happen by accident. Ferguson shows how, since the Reagan administration in the 1980s, both major political parties have become captives of the moneyed elite. It was the Clinton administration that dismantled the regulatory controls that protected the average citizen from avaricious financiers. It was the Bush team that destroyed the federal revenue base with its grotesquely skewed tax cuts for the rich. And it is the Obama White House that has allowed financial criminals to continue to operate unchecked, even after supposed "reforms" installed after the collapse of 2008. Predator Nation reveals how once-revered figures like 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rob Shapiro. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/003086/bk_rand_003086_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The question on how to allocate revenue to the different tiers of government has always been and will continue to be a cause for consent to many countries and scholars. To meet the objective of a better sharing mechanism, countries ascribe to different forms of government. Cameroon favors a decentralized system of government wherein the different tiers of government concern are: State, Regional and Local governments. This work looks at the various principles of revenue allocation, on how to share revenue among the tiers of government and how to allocate revenue among the components of a particular tier. It equally examines the concept, pillars, and reasons for fiscal decentralization. The research also looks at the advantages and disadvantages of decentralization, making an overview of revenue allocation in Cameroon and putting forward recommendations.
This case study focuses on the company Let's Gowex SA and the accounting fraud committed by its CEO. By analysing the company's financial statements from 2009 to 2013 with popular fraud ratios as well as examining several qualitative factors, it seeks to find recommendations on how to better protect investors and other stakeholders in the future. The objective of the analysis is to find a valid manipulation detection strategy that could prevent big-scale fraud scandals by detecting manipulations earlier. On the basis of these findings, we recommend to automatize the comparison among the performance measures of different publically listed companies. The use of the Beneish M-Score as well as the Z-value developed by Bladu et al. to assess the general risk that a company could be a manipulator is recommended. In addition to that, general performance measures of the industry should be collected and publically traded companies should be compared to their peer group regarding revenue growth, depreciation rate and share price development in a standardized way. If that analysis gives reason for concern, an in-depth analysis of qualitative signals should be conducted.