Published Vol. 11 No. 3

volume 11, Issue 3

Global Value Chain-Oriented Industrialization: Policies Revisited

Industrial policies consist of a wide range of measures that seek to structurally guide an economy onto the next level of development. They can be formulated by the state or government to substantially transform the state of a non-existent, nascent or ailing industrial sector and, more broadly, an underdeveloped nation's economy towards a structure of production that offers better prospects for economic growth. Global value chains (GVCs) are coordinated by transnational corporations (TNCs), which constitute larger, internationalized firms, while small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are generally scattered along the chain, filling in where they possess a comparative advantage. Though GVCs provide a landscape within which firms may thrive, the rewards are usually reaped by the larger firms at play. There is room, therefore, for industrial policies to address the status of SMEs in GVCs, facilitating their sustainable and profitable insertion without sufficiently interfering to negate the virtues of the free market.

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The Student as the Customer, and the Faculty Dilemma

College and university faculty members today may be facing an identity crisis brought about by an unlikely cause, business economics. In the recent past, say, thirty years ago, college professors were held in the highest regard by peers and students, and recognized for their sagaciousness, wisdom, expertise, and contribution to the community.

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The Influence of Previous CSR Activities on Attitude Towards the Company

This study examined the influence of previous corporate social responsibility activities on attitude towards the company. The study adopted an experimental method, with a 3x2 factorial design, in which the first treatment condition was grouped into three, which include; control, diversity group and eco-friendly group. Participants in the first treatment condition were given positive information about the company CSR.

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Impact of GST on Small Scale Sector: A Study with Special Reference to Footwear Industries

A comprehensive dual Goods and Services Tax (GST) has replaced the intricate multi-indirect tax structure as of 1 July 2017. It was India's most significant tax reform ever. The main goal of the GST, as recently summarised, is to get rid of all the many subsidiary taxes, their effects, and any mild tax issues that are only possible to solve by paying GST.

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