21 March 2013

Management books useful for Indian Civil Service exam

Managerial Function and Process
1.Management by Stephen R Robins
2.Introduction to management science By Anderson et.al
Organisational Behaviour and Design
1.Organisational behaviour By Stephen R Robins
2.Organisational behaviour by Gupta, Shashi K
3.Organizational behaviour: by Nelson, Debra
4.Human Relations and Organisational Behaviour by Dwivedi, RS
5.Organisational behaviour by Hellriegel, Don
6.Organizational theory and behaviour: by Moshal, BS
7. Guide to organisation design: by Stanford, Naomi

Human Resource Management
1.Human resource management by Dessler, Gary
2.Human resource management by Gupta, Shashi K
3.Fundamentals of human resource management by De Cenzo, David A
4.Human resource management and personnel management: by Aswathappa, K
5.Advanced human resource management by Gupta, SC

Accounting for Managers
1.Accounting for managers: by Jayapandian, S
2.Finance and accounting for non financial managers by Weaver, Samuel C
3.Financial accounting for business managers by Bhattacharyya, Ashish K

Financial Management:
1.Financial management by Brigham, Eugene F
2.Fundamentals of financial management by Brigham, Eugene F
3.Fundamentals of financial management by Chandra, Prasanna
4.Financial management: by Gupta, Shashi K
5.International financial management by Apte, Prakash G

Marketing Management
1.Marketing: by Armstrong, Gary
2.Marketing Management: by Kotler, Philip
3.Principles of marketing by Kotler, Philip
4.Marketing management: by Lal, Rajiv
5.Introduction to marketing: by Palmer, Adrian
6.Marketing management: by Ramaswamy, VS

Quantitative Techniques in Decision Making:
1.Quantitative techniques in management by Vohra, ND
2. Complete business statistics by Aczel, Amir D
3.Quantitative techniques: by Tulsian, PC

Production and Operations Management
1.Production and operations management by Bedi, Kanishka
2.Production and operations management by Panneerselvam, R
3.Operations management for competitive advantage by Chase, Richard B
4.Operations management by Hill, Terry
5.Operations management by Russel, Roberta S.
6.Operations management: by Mahadevan, B

Management Information System
1.Management information systems: by Laudon, Kenneth C
2.Management information systems. by O'Brien, James
3.Management information systems: by Kumar, Dharminder
4.Management Information Systems by Goyal, DP
5.Management information systems: by Jawadekar, Waman S

Government Business Interface:
1.Corporate governance and stewardship: by Balasubramanian, N
2.Corporate governance by Kumar, T N Satheesh
3.Corporate governance: by Williams, Anthony
4.Corporate governance: by Fernando, AC

Strategic Management
1.Strategic management of knowledge and innovation by Burgelman, Robert A
2.Strategic management: by David, Fred R.
3.Strategic management: by Dess, Gregory G
4.Strategic management and business policy: by Wheelen, Thomas L
5.Strategic management: by Thompson, Arthur A

International Business
1.Elements of international business by Chary, SN
2.International business: by Ajami, Riad A
3.nternational business: by Hill, Charles WL
4.International business by Rugman, Alan M
5.International business by Paul, Justin

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14 March 2013

New arrivals in ASB Library :The Complete Works Of Swami Vivekananda (Set Of 8 Volume)

Summary Of The Complete Works Of Swami Vivekananda (Set Of 8 Volume)

The Complete Works Of Swami Vivekananda (Set Of 8 Volume) comprises the complete works of Swami Vivekananda, compiled from his numerous lectures from around the world.

Through his writing, Swami Vivekananda sought to revive Hinduism amidst the disintegration of the modern world. He wanted to consolidate and strengthen the underlying principles of Hinduism, and immortalize its rich heritage. He believed only in the existence of truth and humanity, and binding all religions together with the common thread of love.

Within his Guru, Ramakrishna Paramahamsa, Swami Vivekananda found the embodiment of all that was written in ancient texts, despite the former not having read a single one of them. This filled him with a feverish desire to attain supreme knowledge.

In his work, he explored the the concept of Advaita (or non-dualism) as he learnt from his Guru, Ramakrishna Paramahamsa. He espoused the belief that all the religions of the world are true, and serving mankind was equal to serving God. He believed that a nation’s future was in the hands of its people. His writings provide foundational insight into Vedanta and Yoga—disciplines of Hinduism.

He observed that there are four basic types of humans: those whose lives revolve around activity, those who strongly desire fulfilment of some inner purpose, those who explore the functioning of their minds, and those with a logical bent of mind. For each of these types he defined a type of Yoga: Karma Yoga, Bhakti Yoga, Raja Yoga, and Jnana Yoga, respectively.

Swami Vivekananda’s writing is imbued with three vital elements: the Shastras, the Guru, and the Motherland. His ideas, teachings, and writings, have been entrenched globally, and are taught and practiced all over the world. More than a century after his death, he still continues to influence and inspire people, especially the youth of this country.

ICS Exam 2013 :Management as an optional subject

Indian Civil Service Exam 2013 

Syllabus of Optional Paper (Main) :- Management

The candidate should make a study of the concept and development of management as science and art drawing upon the contributions of leading thinkers of management and apply the concepts to the real life of government and business decision making keeping in view the changes in the strategic and operative environment.


1. Managerial Function and Process:

Concept and Foundations of Management, Evolution of Management Thoughts; Managerial Functions – Planning, Organizing, Controlling; Decision making; Role of Manager, Managerial skills; Entrepreneurship; Management of innovation; Managing in a global environment, Flexible Systems Management; Social responsibility and managerial ethics; Process and customer orientation; Managerial processes on direct and indirect value chain.

2. Organisational Behaviour and Design:

Conceptual model of organization behaviour; The individual processes – personality, values and attitude, perception, motivation, learning and reinforcement, work stress and stress management; The dynamics of organization behaviour – power and politics, conflict and negotia-tion, leadership process and styles, communication; The Organizational Processes - decision making, job design; Classical, Neoclassical and Contingency approaches to organizational design; Organizational theory and design – organizational culture, managing cultural diversity, learning organization; organizational change and development; Knowledge Based Enterprise – systems and processes; Networked and virtual organizations.

3. Human Resource Management:

HR challenges; HRM functions; The future challenges of HRM; Strategic Management of human resources; Human resource planning; Job analysis; Job evaluation; Recruitment and selection; Training and development; Promotion and transfer; Performance management; Compensation management and benefits; Employee morale and productivity; Management of organizational climate and Industrial relations; Human resources accounting and audit; Human resource information system; International human resource management.

4. Accounting for Managers:

Financial accounting – concept, importance and scope, generally accepted accounting principles, preparation of financial tatements with special reference to analysis of a balance sheet and measurement of business income, inventory valuation and depreciation, financial statement analysis, fund flow analysis, the statement of cash flows; Management accounting – concept, need, importance and scope; Cost accounting – records and processes, cost ledger and control accounts, reconciliation and integration between financial and cost accounts; Overhead cost and control, Job and process costing, Budget and budgetary control, Performance budgeting, Zero-base budgeting, relevant costing and costing for decision-making, standard costing and variance analysis, marginal costing and absorption costing.

5. Financial Management:
Goals of finance function; Concepts of value and return; Valuation of bonds and shares; Management of working capital: Estimation and financing; Management of cash, receivables, inventory and current liabilities; Cost of capital; Capital budgeting; Financial and operating leverage; Design of capital structure: theories and practices; Shareholder value creation: dividend policy, corporate financial policy and strategy, management of corporate distress and restructuring strategy; Capital and money markets: institutions and instruments; Leasing, hire purchase and venture capital; Regulation of capital market; Risk and return: portfolio theory; CAPM; APT; Financial derivatives: option, futures, swap; Recent reforms in financial sector.

6. Marketing Management:

Concept, evolution and scope; Marketing strategy formulation and components of marketing plan; Segmenting and targeting the market; Positioning and differentiating the market offering; Analyzing competition; Analyzing consumer markets; Industrial buyer behaviour; Market research; Product strategy; Pricing strategies; Designing and managing Marketing channels; Integrated marketing communications; Building customer satisfaction, Value and retention; Services and non-profit marketing; Ethics in marketing; Consumer protection; Internet marketing; Retail management; Customer relationship management; Concept of holistic marketing. 



1. Quantitative Techniques in Decision Making:

Descriptive statistics – tabular, graphical and numerical methods, introduction to probability, discrete and continuous probability distributions, inferential statistics-sampling distributions, central limit theorem, hypothesis testing for differences between means and proportions, inference about population variances, Chi- square and ANOVA, simple correlation and regression, time series and forecasting, decision theory, index numbers; Linear programming – problem formulation, simplex method and graphical solution, sensitivity

2. Production and Operations Management:

Fundamentals of operations management; Organizing for production; Aggregate production planning, capacity planning, plant design: process planning, plant size and scale of operations, Management of facilities; Line balancing; Equipment replacement and maintenance; Production control; Supply chain management – vendor evaluation and audit; Quality management; Statistical process control, Six Sigma; Flexibility and agility in manufacturing systems; World class manufacturing; Project management concepts, R&D management, Management of service operations; Role and importance of materials management, value analysis, make or buy decision; Inventory control, MRP; Waste management.

3. Management Information System:

Conceptual foundations of information systems; Information theory; Information resource management; Types of information systems; Systems development – Overview of systems and design; System development management life-cycle, Designing for online and distributed environments; Implementation and control of project; Trends in information technology; Managing data resources - Organising data; DSS and RDBMS; Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Expert systems, e-Business architecture, e-Governance; Information systems planning, Flexibility in information systems; User involvement; Evaluation of information systems.

4. Government Business Interface:

State participation in business, Interaction between Government, Business and different Chambers of Commerce and Industry in India; Government’s policy with regard to Small Scale Industries; Government clearances for establishing a new enterprise; Public Distribution System; Government control over price and distribution; Consumer Protection Act (CPA) and The Role of voluntary organizations in protecting consumers’ rights; New Industrial Policy of the Government: liberalization, deregulation and privatisation; Indian planning system; Government policy concerning development of Backward areas/regions; The Responsibilities of the business as well as the Government to protect the environment; Corporate Governance; Cyber Laws.

5. Strategic Management:

Business policy as a field of study; Nature and scope of strategic management, Strategic intent, vision, objectives and policies; Process of strategic planning and implementation; Environmental analysis and internal analysis; SWOT analysis; Tools and techniques for strategic analysis – Impact matrix: The experience curve, BCG matrix, GEC mode, Industry analysis, Concept of value chain; Strategic profile of a firm; Framework for analysing competition; Competitive advantage of a firm; Generic competitive strategies; Growth strategies – expansion, integration and diversification; Concept of core competence, Strategic flexibility; Reinventing strategy; Strategy and structure; Chief Executive and Board; Turnaround management; Management of strategic change; Strategic alliances, Mergers and Acquisitions; Strategy and corporate evolution in the Indian context.

6. International Business:
International Business Environment: Changing composition of trade in goods and services; India’s Foreign Trade: Policy and trends; Financing of International trade; Regional Economic Cooperation; FTAs; Internationalisation of service firms; International production; Operation Management in International companies; International Taxation; Global competitiveness and technological developments; Global e- Business; Designing global organisational structure and control; Multicultural management; Global business strategy; Global marketing strategies; Export Management; Export- Import procedures; Joint Ventures; Foreign Investment: Foreign direct investment and foreign portfolio investment; Cross-border Mergers and Acquisitions; Foreign Exchange Risk Exposure Management; World Financial Markets and International Banking; External Debt Management; Country Risk Analysis.

7 March 2013

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