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Course No Cours Title Course Planner Lectures Tutorial Practical Credits

MGT511 BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT 14269 :: Silky Sehdev 3 1 0 4

Text Book: 1 Saleem Sheikh, Business Environment, Pearson Education,New Delhi 2009, 2nd Edition

Other Specific Book:

2 Paul Justin, Business Environment: Text and Cases 2e, TMH New Delhi 2008, 1st Edition

3 Cherunilam Francis, Business Environment: Text and Cases, Himalayan Publishing House, New Delhi 2008, 18th Edition.

Other Reading

Sr No Jouranls atricles as compulsary readings (specific articles, Complete reference)

4 "Teaching the world by storm" by T.V. Mohandas Pai , India Today, Volume XXXIV No.50, Dec 8-14, 2009
5 "Bitter taste, Sugar price need to be depoliticized, from farm to mill and beyond" by Rakesh Joshi and Davendra Mohan, Business India, Edition: December
6 " How long can you go?" by Bhakti Chuganee Business India, Edition: December 13,2009
7 "When you shouldn't go global" by Marcus Alexander and Harry Kornie, HBR, Dec.2008
8 "Tomorrow's global gaint Not the usual suspects†by Pankaj Ghemawat and Thomas Hout,HBR Nov.2008
9 "Tough is what tough does" by Lancet Joseph Business India, Edition: December 13,2009
10 "A partnership with Poland", Business India, Edition: December 13,2009
11 "Slight hope, Many of India’s exports have been buffeted by the global downturn†by Anupam Goswami, Business India, Edition: December 13,2009.
12 “The world Becomes flat†by Naina Lal Kidwai, India Today, Volume XXXIV No.50, Dec 8-14, 2009.
13 "Global Warming" by Carl Pope, India Today, Volume XXXIV No.50, Dec 8-14, 2009.
14 "collateral damage" by Noriel Roubini and Arpitha Bykree India Today, Volume XXXIV No.50, Dec 8-14, 2009
15 "Employment intensity of Government Expenditure", Journal of Indian Economy, July - September2009. Vol. XXXXXVII, No.2, Pg.63

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16 " Corporate sector, Industrialization and Economic Development in India", Journal of Indian Economy, July - September2009. Vol. XXXXXVII, No.2, Pg.157
17 Stock Market Behavior: Evidences from Indian Market", Vision- July to September2009, Vol. XIII, No.3, Pg.19-30
18 "Indian Investment Bank Prestige and IPO underpricing: An empirical Study" IIMB management review, September 2009, Vol XXI, No.3, Pg.189 to 221
19 "Fighting Poverty through water harvesting" Yojana July2010, Volume XXXXXIV, Pg. 45-47
20 "Efficient Water Management: Challenges and initiatives" Yojana July2010, Volume XXXXXIV, Pg. 5-8
21 "Think,Plan and Act locally: Support Nationally" Yojana July 2010, Volume XXXXXIV, Pg. 48-50

Relevant Websites

Sr. No. (Web adress) (only if relevant to the courses) Salient Features
22 http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?index=0&did=1907183241& Economic Growth and FDI inflows
T =309&VName=PQD&TS=1262947027&clientId=129893
23 http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?index=26&did=1905028261 India: New Direct Tax code.
24 http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb? On a vital quest for India
QT =309&VName=PQD&TS=1262948375&clientId=129
25 http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?index=26 & New Frontiers in Globalization, Asian Emerging Countries and Governance Issues in the 21st
did=1905028261&SrchMode=1&sid=12&Fmt=6&Vinst Century
1262948396&clientId =129893
26 http://www.apec.org.au/docs/oxley2002.pdf Site for WTO and Doha rounds.
27 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bKrw6ih8Gto Video showing discussions in Copenhagen.
28 http://stdwww.iimahd.ernet.in/~sandeepk/CSR.pdf Site to get detailed information about Corporate Social Responsibility.
29 http://www.naasindia.org/Policy%20Papers/policy%2038.pdf WTO and Indian agriculture
30 www.rti.gov.in/ About RTI Act and other related information
31 www.rbi.org.in Economic indicators/ Financial Market Watch
32 www.imf.org/external/np/exr/st/eng/index.htm About IMF: Study material for students
33 www.wto.org/english/forums_e/students_e.htm About WTO: Study Material for Students
34 www.finmin.nic.in Financial Sector Information
35 www.business-standard.com/inida/ Current business news
36 http://www.samachar.com/ One stop shop for news from all good newspapers and channels in India.
37 http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/ Site of Business Line - Business Daily from THE HINDU group of publications

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38 http://www.legalserviceindia.com/articles/compet.htm Comparison of MRTP and Competition Act 2002
39 http://www.indiaprwire.com/pressrelease/information- GST in India
40 http://cb.hbsp.harvard.edu/cb/web/he/product_view.seam? Global Recovery

Detailed Plan For Lectures

Week Number Lecture Number Lecture Topic Chapters/Sections of Homework to be Assigned Pedagogical tool
Textbook/other to students Demonstration/case
reference study/images/anmatio
n ctc. planned

Part 1
Week 1 Lecture 1 Business Environment: Overview Internal and Book :1,Ch1/Page no.2 Case study:1-
External Environment -13/1 Opportunities and
threats for Mahindra and
Mahindra .pg.19/1
Lecture 2 Recent developments in political, economic and Book :1,Ch1/ Page SWOT analysis of
financial environment. no.14-19/1 Indian Economy Page
no. 49-50/2 Other
reading 4
Lecture 3 Techniques of Environmental analysis, scanning Book :3,Ch3/Page
and monitoring No.61-73/3
Week 2 Lecture 4 Planning in India with special focus on 11th 5 yr plan Book :1,Ch2/Page
no.23-28 61-73/1
Lecture 5 Industrial Policies Book :1,Ch3/Page HomeWork 1 Allocation Case study 2: Pg.106/1
no.79-106/1 Other Reading 5
Lecture 6 Industrial Licensing Book :1,Ch4/ Page Other Reading 6
Week 3 Lecture 7 Stock exchanges in India Book :1,Ch7/ Page HomeWork 4 Allocation
Lecture 8 Liberalization Book :1,Ch22/ Page Case study 3(pg.564/1)
no.537-565/1 Ch23/
Page no.567-582/1
Lecture 9 Privatization & Globalization Book :1,Ch24/ Page Term Paper 1 Allocation Case Study-4(582/1)

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Week 4 Lecture 10 Economic Trends Book :1,Ch6/ Page no. Other Reading 7

Part 2
Week 4 Lecture 11 National Income Book :1,Ch8/ Page no. Case Study 5 (Handout)
Lecture 12 Industrialization Book :1,Ch9/ Page HomeWork 1 Submission
Week 5 Lecture 13 Economic Development Book :1,Ch9/ Page
Lecture 14 Inflation Book :1,Ch13/Page HomeWork 2 Allocation Case Study 6
no.303-331/1 (calculating inflation in
Indian, pg330/1) Web
Lecture 15 Problems of Growth Book :1,Ch16/ Page
Week 6 Lecture 16 India's Monetary policy Book :1,Ch5/Page Other Reading 8
no.133- 159/1
Lecture 17 India's Fiscal Policy HomeWork 2 Submission

Lecture 18 Foreign Trade Policy Book :1,Ch10/ Page Quiz 1

Week 7 Lecture 19 Balance of Payment Book :1,Ch10/ Page
Lecture 20 Direct & Indirect Taxes with special reference to Book :1,Ch17/ Page Other Reading 9
VAT and GST no.393-450/1
->Reference :39,
Lecture 21 Revision Book :1,

Part 3
Week 8 Lecture 22 Poverty in India Book :1,Ch11/ Page
no. 271-285/1
Lecture 23 Unemployment in India Book :1,Ch12/ Page Other Reading 10
no. 287-300/1
Lecture 24 Human Development Book :1,Ch14/ Page Case Study7: Iceland
no.333-356/1 and India(pg. no.354/1)
Week 9 Lecture 25 Rural Development Book :1,Ch15/ Page HomeWork 3 Allocation

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Week 9 Lecture 26 Business Ethics Book :1,Ch19 /Page Case Study 8(Pg.492/1)
no.479-493 /1
Lecture 27 Corporate Governance Book :1,Ch 20/ Page Case Study 9(Reliance
no. 495-516/1 Industries pg.516/1)
Week 10 Lecture 28 Corporate Social Responsibility Book :1,Ch 21/ Page Video 3: Web reference
no.520-533/1 21 Case Study 10
Lecture 29 MRTP Act and Competition Act 2002, FERA, FEMA Book :1,Ch 18/Page
->Reference :38,

Part 4
Week 10 Lecture 30 IPR Book :2,Ch 5/Page No.
Week 11 Lecture 31 RTI Book :23,About RTI HomeWork 3 Submission Other Reading 11
Act and other related
Lecture 32 Foreign investment Book :1,Ch 25 /Page Case Study 11
no.609-648/1 Pg.409/1)
Lecture 33 MNCs Book :1,Ch 26 /Page Other Reading 12 (case
no.651-665/1 study 12, Pg.425/1)
Week 12 Lecture 34 EXIM Policy Book :1,Ch 27/ Page Term Paper 1 Submission Web reference 17
Lecture 35 SEZ Policy Book :1,Ch28/ Page Quiz 2
no. 697-712/1
Lecture 36 International Organizations Book :1,Ch29/ Page HomeWork 4 Submission
no. 715-728/1
Week 13 Lecture 37 WTO Book :1,Ch 30/ Page
no. 745-778/1
Lecture 38 Latest Changes in BE-Global Recovery Book :1,Web -
>Reference 18
->Reference :40,
Lecture 39 Revision Book :1,

Spill Over
Week 14 Lecture 40 Impacts of Recession in India
Lecture 41 Global warming Reference 13
Lecture 42 Corporate Social Responsibility as a determinant of Reference 21
market success
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Week 15 Lecture 43 WTO and Indian Agriculture Reference 22

Details of homework and case studies

Homework No. Topic of the Homework Nature of homework
(group/individuals/field work
Homework 1 All the students will be required to maintain a Business News File where they will mention the 5 important Individual
business news DAILY; specifying the brief facts of the news and implication of the news item for business
/ industry. ( File(10 marks), viva(5 marks))

Homework 2 Students will be given one issue from the current Business Environment. They need to research, obtain Group
and read articles on the same subject in local or national newspapers/magazines/journals,etc. They will
prepare a report on the same and will have a group presentation.( report-5marks, presentation-10 marks)
Homework 3 The group of students will be given a State/Industry/Company. With the help of PESTLE they need to Group
analyse the opportunities which a company can encash in a particular busines environment. If the threats
over weigh the opportunities available in the state then which industry can be best suited for the state.(
Introduction & PESTLE Analysis of Assigned Industry(5 marks),Opportunities & Threats for Particular
Industry(5 marks),Strategies used by some companies in that industry to convert their Threats into
Opportunities(5 marks))
Homework 4 Case Based Presentations: Students will be given cases to analyse and present in the class.( write up of Group
case-5marks, presentation-10 marks)

Scheme for CA:out of 100*

Component Frequency Out Of Each Marks Total Marks
Homework 3 4 15 45
Term Paper 1 25 25
Quiz 2 15 30

Total :- 55 100

* In ENG courses wherever the total exceeds 100, consider x best out of y components of CA, as explained in teacher's guide available on the

List of suggested topics for term paper[at least 15] (Student to spend about 15 hrs on any one specified term paper)

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Sr. No. Topic
1 Water harvesting: Visit a nearby village and identify the irrigation sources used by them. You have to create the awareness about water harvesting techniques
by seminars, demonstrations, etc.
2 Construction sites: Visit the construction sites of LPU and try to find out the problem of health, sanitization, child education, etc. faced by the construction
workers and devise some innovative ways and solutions for solving these problems
3 Global warming: Critically analyze the level of awareness of your society about global warming and pollution and analyze how they are contributing to it.
Suggest some useful ways to combat global warming and reducing pollution in Jalandhar
4 NGO: You have to visit any NGO and find out the contribution done by them to the society and associate your group with them and help them in their activities
and prepare a report of your contribution.
5 Traffic problem: visit a nearby city. Study infrastructure available for commuting purpose. You have to find out the traffic problems being faced by the citizens.
You have to consult government officials like DTO, RTO in order to identify the various steps taken by them to solve the problems.
6 Child labor: Analyze about the child labor situation in sports industry in Jalandhar. Examine the initiatives taken to overcome this problem. Also analyze the
present situation of Sports industry as well as level of Child labor employment. Suggest some innovative ways to overcome the ptoblem
7 India vs. China: The pros and cons of doing business there.
8 Subprime crisis and its impact on a particular given sector
9 Visit the following website: http://www.india.gov.in/sector.php. Read and analyse thoroughly the content provide on the given sector. Prepare a report on
impact of Liberalization, Privatization and globalization on the given sector
10 Discuss the limitations of trade policies in India.
11 Prepare a detailed report about the mergers and acquisitions made in India for past five years
12 Analyze the rationale for encouraging Foreign Direct Investment
13 Examples of Corporate failure because of ignoring Business environment
14 Suggest some innovative strategies to beat recession
15 Satyam changed the rules of the game
16 Opportunities and Threats for Education sector in India
17 PESTLE Analysis Industry wise
18 Country wise analysis of business environment from investor's point of view.( S.W.O.T)
19 Foreign investment in Indian economy a necessity?
20 Corporate Governance has become an important buzzword. Analyze and give reasons
21 Agriculture : The deadlock of Doha
22 Report on corporate frauds
23 ITC e-choupal - Strategic advantage of CSR
24 Google Chrome- Can it shake the dominant position of Microsoft in the web browser industry
25 Project Shakti-Strategic advantage of CSR

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26 The emerging business of business education: A critical report on mushrooming of B- schools in India.

Plan for Tutorial: (Please do not use these time slots for syllabus coverage)
Tutorial No. Lecture Topic Type of pedagogical tool(s) planned
(case analysis,problem solving test,role play,business game etc)

Tutorial 1 Different for Gamble (Page no. 754/3)

Tutorial 2 Remains of a dream (Page no. 743/3) Case analysis
Tutorial 3 Presentations of Assignment 2
Tutorial 4 Presentations of Assignment 2
Tutorial 5 Cost of delay(Page no. 746/3) Case analysis
Tutorial 6 Discussion on Term Paper
Tutorial 7 Doubt Clearing session

After Mid-Term
Tutorial 8 Natural Thrust (Page no. 748/3) Case analysis
Tutorial 9 Mickensey's agenda for India's economic reforms. Case analysis
(Page no.734/3)
Tutorial 10 Presentations of Assignment 4
Tutorial 11 Presentations of Assignment 4
Tutorial 12 Term paper review
Tutorial 13 Doubt Clearing session

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