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19501. LUCAS-TVS LIMITED: A JOURNEY TOWARDS MANUFACTURING EXCELLENCE INDIANA UNIVERSITY CIBER CASE STUDY SOLUTION. New, Winter/Spring 2017 This paper provides a case analysis and case solution to an Indiana University CIBER case study on improving manufacturing processes at Lucas-TVS Limited (“Lucas-TVS”),one of the largest independent suppliers of automotive components in the fiercely competitive, rapidly growing, and recently deregulated Indian automobile industry. The time setting for the case study is 1999. The case analysis includes problem definition, problem analysis, identification and discussion of alternatives, and recommendations. APA Style. 9 pages, 31 footnotes, 10 bibliographic sources, 2,445 words.

TAGS: Lucas-TVS case study solution, quality improvement, automotive parts manufacturing, India, global automobile industry, supply chain management, quality control, new product development.

18723. THE HISTORY OF SCIENCE IN INDIA BEFORE THE COLONIAL PERIOD. This paper traces the history of scientific thought in India from ancient times to the start of the British colonial period. Scientific inquiry was an important part of life in India up through the later part of the period of Muslim domination. However, India’s technological development had declined by the eighteenth century, and this contributed to the nation’s underdevelopment in subsequent years. TAGS: science technology history India national development ancient India colonialism. APA Style. 10 pages, 35 footnotes, 10 bibliographic sources. 2,362 words.   $70
18652. GANDHI’S LIFE AND WORK. This paper uses the perspective of social psychology to examine the life and work of Mohandas K. Gandhi, who led India during the nation’s struggle for independence from Great Britain. The paper looks at Gandhi’s family background and education, and the influences on his way of thinking. Gandhi’s strong appeal among the Indian masses was due to him sharing a social identity with them. His effectiveness as a nonviolent leader was related to his spirituality and ethical stance, as well as his ability to set an example for others to follow. KEYWORDS: Indian history India independence Britain Gandhi leadership social psychology. APA Style. 12 pages, 29 footnotes, 9 bibliographic sources. 2,907 words.   $84
18577. INDIA'S BROADBAND POLICY. . This paper provides an overview and analysis of India’s Department of Telecommunication’s (DOT) 2004 broadband policy describing a plan to increase broadband access in the county. The paper examines the implied assumption in India’s broadband policy statement that increasing technology access will inevitably lead to gains in economic and social development. The paper discusses the significance of the topic, reviews the relevant literature, presents a theoretical framework for analyzing the policy followed by a step-by-step analysis of the policy itself. The paper concludes with an overall assessment of the policy’s treatment of development issues. It is argued that India’s broadband policy fails to include consideration of various issues, including social capability, financial capability and politics, that are important to development issues. KEYWORDS: broadband internet national policy India development technology economic social issues internet access. APA Style. 28 pages, 57 footnotes, 22 bibliographic sources. 6,831 words.   $133
18369. TATA MOTORS IN SINGUR: PUBLIC PURPOSE AND PRIVATE PROPERTY (B) 709029. This paper provides a Berkeley Research case analysis and case solution to a Harvard Business School case study by Iyer, Alfaro, and Arora on India’s Tata Motors. The case focuses on Tata Motors’ recent cancellation of their car manufacturing plant in West Bengal in response to widespread farmer protests and the company’s relocation of operations in Gujarat state. The paper includes problem statement, problem analysis with SWOT, identification and assessment of alternatives, recommendations and implementation plan. KEYWORDS: case studies case solution Tata Motors manufacturing lobbying business government relations emerging markets India. 11 pages, 6 footnotes, 3 bibliographic sources.
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18329. SOCIALISM IN INDIA. This paper discusses the roots of Indian socialism, which was predominant in the nation’s politics between 1947-1991. The roots are traced to the late 19th Century, with the influence of European thinkers and indigenous reactions to British imperialism. References are made to the relevant views of Marx, as well as to the contributions made by such Indian thinkers as Dadabhai Naoroji (“Drain Theory”), Romesh Chandra Dutt, and others. KEYWORDS: history politics imperialism socialism India Marxism. Turabian Style with Endnotes. 10 pages, 29 footnotes, 9 bibliographic sources.   $70
18212. ASHOKA, KING OF ANCIENT INDIA. This paper discusses King Ashoka (or Aœoka), his life, reign, conquests, and the impact of his conversion to Buddhism. It is argued that Ashoka played an important role in world history by helping to define the nation of India and by contributing to the spread of Buddhism. KEYWORDS: history India religion Buddhism. APA Style. 5 pages, 18 footnotes, 5 bibliographic sources.   $35
18208. THE CELL PHONE MARKET IN SINGAPORE. This paper discusses the rapid growth of cell phone consumers in Singapore in recent years, which is due to the demands of business and also of youth (who use the phones for text messaging and receiving video content as well as for making phone calls). The paper also discusses the relative performance of the country’s three major service providers, the local cell phone manufacturing industry, and the use of phones for marketing campaigns. KEYWORDS: business marketing manufacturing cellular phones mobile phones Singapore. MLA Style. 7 pages, 15 footnotes, 8 bibliographic sources.   $49
18197. IKEA’S GLOBAL SOURCING CHALLENGE: INDIAN RUGS AND CHILD LABOR (A) HARVARD CASE STUDY 9-906-414. This paper provides a Berkeley Research case study analysis and a case solution of a Harvard Business School ethics and international management case study (9-906-414) by Christopher A. Bartlett, Vincent Dessain and Anders Sjoman on Swedish home furnishings giant IKEA and a TV report that Ikea’s Indian carpet suppliers were using child labor. The case analysis includes problem statement, analysis, assessment of alternatives, recommendations and implementation plan. KEYWORDS: case studies ikea globalization ethics child labor india retailers indian rugs crisis management outsourcing social responsibility human resource management values publicity globalization strategy strategic management multinational enterprise developing countries case solution. 11 pages, 6 footnotes, 6 bibliographic sources. 3,010 words.   $77
18193. MICROSOFT IN CHINA AND INDIA, 1993-2007 HARVARD CASE STUDY 9-708-444. This paper provides a Berkeley Research case study analysis and case solution to a 2007 Harvard Business School global business and strategic management case study (9-708-444) by Tarun Khanna and Prithwiraj Choudhury. The case focuses on Microsoft’s international expansion into China and India during the period 1993-2007, considering the problems that multinational firms face in emerging markets. The case analysis includes problem statement, analysis, assessment of alternatives, recommendations and implementation plan. KEYWORDS: case studies microsoft india china globalization international expansion strategy emerging nations case solution. 12 pages, 11 footnotes, 8 bibliographic sources. 3,322 words.   $84
18177. MALAYSIA-UNITED STATES FREE TRADE AGREEMENT. This term paper traces the history of the attempt to create a bilateral Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between Malaysia and the United States in 2006 and 2007. Following a brief discussion of the advantages of free trade agreements in general and the US policy position on bilateral versus multilateral trade agreements, the paper focuses on Malaysia-US trade issues and the proposed FTA. The five rounds of trade talks beginning in March 2006 and ending in May of 2007 are discussed. The two sides sought to open the Malaysian market to U.S. financial services and auto-makers while opening the American market to imports of rubber, timber, garments, plastics, chemical and agricultural products, optical and scientific instruments, and electrical and electronic goods, by dropping duties, currently 5 to 32 percent. Malaysia also sought technical support to give it an advantage over other Asian countries, making it attractive for biotechnology and for high-end technical research and development. The paper considers the reasons for the breakdown in talks, noting the importance of Malaysian concerns about access to generic medications and opposition from the Malaysian agricultural sector as well as US concerns about intellectual property, patent protection, labor laws, environmental standards, and access to government contracts. KEYWORDS: bilateral trade agreements Malaysia United States trade negotiations FTA, Turabian Style with endnotes. 15 pages, 67 footnotes, 66 bibliographic sources. 4,768 words.   $105
18174. WIPRO TECHNOLOGIES: THE FACTORY MODEL HARVARD CASE STUDY 9-606-021. This paper presents a Berkeley Research case study analysis of a Harvard Business School operations management case study (9-606-021) by Fuller and Upton on Bangalore, India-based Wipro Technologies, a software services company. The focus of the case is on Wipro’s application of Toyota’s lean manufacturing model to software services. The case analysis includes problem statement, analysis, assessment of alternatives, recommendations and implementation plan. KEYWORDS: case studies wipro outsourcing software services india lean manufacturing toyota production system. APA Style. 10 pages, 10 footnotes, 7 bibliographic sources. 2,692 words.   $77
18053. OUTSOURCING IT TO INDIA. This term paper discusses the ethical issues raised by the practice of U.S. firms outsourcing IT (information technology) functions to engineers in India. The practice helps to boost the Indian economy, but it has been criticized for causing the loss of U.S. jobs. The paper argues that the outsourcing of this type of labor is actually beneficial to the U.S. economy in the long run. Some suggestions are made for the humane treatment of displaced U.S. workers. KEYWORDS: outsourcing labor economy information technology workers india. APA Style. 6 pages, 11 footnotes, 6 bibliographic sources. 1,386 words.   $42
18006. DOING BUSINESS IN INDIA. . This paper presents a country profile of India. The paper describes the business environment, physical characteristics of the nation, demographic profile, social conditions, cultural values, political situation, economic conditions, the government's trade policy, foreign investment policy, and foreign policy relations. It is argued that there are opportunities for expansion to India, but there are various potential challenges and risks as well. The paper concludes with some recommendations for a cautious approach to strategy implementation. KEYWORDS: country profile India market entry strategy india risk assessment. APA Style. 16 pages, 35 footnotes, 10 bibliographic sources. 3,789 words.   $112
17705. INTERNATIONAL WATERCOURSE AGREEMENTS: THE CASE OF THE 1995 MEKONG AGREEMENT IN THE CONTEXT OF THE 1997 U.N. CONVENTION ON THE LAW OF THE NON-NAVIGATIONAL USES OF INTERNATIONAL WATERCOURSES. This paper provides an overview and analysis of two recent significant multilateral international water agreements. Specifically, the 1995 Agreement on Cooperation for the Sustainable Development of the Mekong River Basin (hereinafter, “Mekong Agreement”) is described and analyzed in the context of the background and provisions of the 1997 U.N. Convention on the Law of the Non-navigational Uses of International Watercourses (hereafter, “UN Convention”). The 1995 Mekong Agreement governs water sharing and cooperation among four lower riparians – Thailand, Vietnam, Lao PDR, and Cambodia – on the Mekong River, the largest and most important river in Southeast Asia and the world’s tenth largest river in terms of annual water. Building on more than two decades of work by the International Law Commission, the 1997 UN Convention, which has not yet come into force, represents a move to codify customary international law governing management of use and conflict of international freshwater watercourses. The UN Convention aims at establishing “general principles for the use and management of international watercourses and to assist in the resolution of disputes. KEYWORDS: international water agreements river states Mekong river Vietnam Thailand laos Cambodia china Myanmar united nations convention navigational uses. Blue Book Legal Style. 28 pages, 82 footnotes, 25 bibliographic sources. 6,729 words.   $133
17614. FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT (FDI) IN INDIA. This paper provides an overview and analysis of the current state of foreign direct investment (FDI) in India. The paper examines the regulations, incentives, risks and opportunities pertaining to foreign investment in India, in order to assess the overall prospects for doing business in India. Concludes that while opportunities exist for FDI, many unresolved problems including lack of adequate enforcement on intellectual property rights, high tariffs, burdensome rules and regulations, threats of political turmoil and economic instability, and rampant corruption. Foreign investors are advised to proceed with extreme caution. KEYWORDS: foreign direct investment fdi India investment risks doing business India. Chicago/Turabian Style Endnotes and Bibliography. 11 pages, 24 footnotes, 14 bibliographic sources. 2,565 words.   $77
17322. MOBILE PHONES IN INDIA. This paper presents an overview and analysis of India’s potential as a good market for mobile phones. Following a brief discussion of the burgeoning global mobile phone market and the recent rapid expansion of the Asian mobile phone market, the paper presents a profile of the market for mobile phones in India. A growing middle class, price cuts by phone manufacturers and wireless companies, a shrinking grey market, and reforms in government regulations all favor strong growth in the Indian market. Provides some comparative data on the Chinese mobile phone market and concludes that India offers the most favorable prospects for strong future growth in mobile phones. KEYWORDS: mobile phones cell phone market India China marketing. 14 pages, 46 footnotes, 17 bibliographic references. 3,229 words. Section 25E, 5B, 7C   $98
17251. SOUTH KOREA: INVESTMENT PROFILE. This paper provides an overview, analysis and assessment of the climate for foreign investment in the Republic of Korea (South Korea). Following an overview of the history and current status of foreign investment climate in South Korea, the analysis profiles and assesses the current foreign investment climate in South Korea, focusing primarily on foreign direct investment (FDI) but also considering foreign indirect or portfolio investment. It is noted that South Korea has done much to improve its foreign investment climate in the aftermath of the Asian financial crisis of 1997-98 and in recent years the South Korean government has attempted to position the country as a business hub for the entire North Asian region. Notwithstanding these positive changes, impediments to foreign investment remain, especially in the area of FDI. Labor strife, mixed signals for South Korea’s new president, the political/security threats posed by North Korea, foreign executives’ and employees’ distaste for the Korean environment, and growing anti-Americanism are viewed as the central obstacles to recapturing the rapid rate of FDI growth seen in 1999-2000. Keywords: country profile FDI South Korea business climate investment foreign. 13 pages; 45 footnotes; 41 bibliographic sources. 3,549 words.   $91
17223. THE DECLINE OF TANTRIC BUDDHISM IN INDIA. This paper considers the reasons why Tantric Buddhism virtually disappeared in the country where it originated (India). Tantric Buddhism involved controversial practices relating to sexuality and other taboo behaviors, but its decline in India was not related to these controversies but rather to a decline of Buddhism in general. Keywords: Tantric Buddhism India sexuality taboos decline. 5 pages; 19 footnotes; 5 bibliographic sources.   $35
17167. HUMAN TRAFFICKING IN SOUTHEAST ASIA & ASEAN'S RESPONSE. This paper provides an overview and analysis of the problem of human trafficking in Southeast Asia. The analysis explores the causes, scope, migratory patterns, and components of human trafficking in and out of the ten member states of ASEAN (Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar [Burma], Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam). The investigation considers ASEAN’s role in addressing the problem, profiling the history of the association’s involvement in the problem and the steps that it has taken to address the problem to date. The effectiveness of the ASEAN’s efforts are evaluated and recommendations for future action offered. The investigation also looks at the steps that individual member states have taken to address the problem and considers the impact of cooperation (if any) from non-member states. 23 pages; 68 footnotes; 25 bibliographic sources. 6,500 words.   $133
15909. DOING BUSINESS IN CHINA AND INDIA. This paper discusses the advantages of investing in India and the People’s Republic of China, despite existing structural, economic, political, and social problems and barriers to investment found in both countries. 11 pages; 41 footnotes; 12 bibliographic sources.   $77
15901. AMERICAN IGNORANCE OF VIETNAMESE CULTURE IN THE VIETNAM WAR. This paper discusses the cultural misconceptions of Americans (both soldiers and political leaders) during the course of the Vietnam War, and how these misconceptions contributed both to America’s involvement in the war and to the nation’s ultimate failure. 12 pages; 44 footnotes; 8 bibliographic sources.   $84
15867. WHY THE U.S. BECAME INVOLVED IN THE VIETNAM WAR. This paper argues that the U.S. entered the Vietnam War because of unrealistic concerns over Communist expansion, and remained in the war in order to maintain credibility in the eyes of the world. In the end, the nation failed to meet its objective of stopping a communist takeover in South Vietnam. KEYWORDS: vietnam war term paper. 8 pages, 16 footnotes, 4 bibliographic sources.   $56
15851. THREE BOOKS ON THE VIETNAM WAR (BOOK REVIEW). This paper provides a comparative review and critique of three books about America's involvement in the Vietnam War: 1) "America's Longest War" by George C. Herring; 2) "In Retrospect" by Robert S. McNamara; and 3) "Vietnam, the Necessary War" by Michael Lind. Concludes that while all three books have value, Herring's book is the most thorough and objective. 11 pages; 17 footnotes; 3 bibliographic sources.   $77
15810. POLITICAL AND SOCIAL DYNAMICS IN A RURAL COMMUNITY IN BANGLADESH. To help workers for the Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee, this paper provides theories and examples regarding social and political dynamics in the area, and also discusses the types of mistakes that need to be avoided. Includes reference to the problem of elite members of the society taking advantage of the poor. 10 pages; 21 footnotes; 12 bibliographic sources. 2,546 words.   $70
15786. ASIA AFTER WORLD WAR II: THE POLITICAL ECONOMY OF RECONSTRUCTION. This paper provides a brief history and overview of the post-World War II transition in Japan, India and China. Describes changes in the political landscape, focusing on U.S influences over Japan, China's communist revolution, and India's march to independence and partition. 5 pages, 7 footnotes, 6 bibliographic sources.   $35
15690. CHINA AND INDIA FACE THE CHALLENGES OF GLOBALIZATION. Focusing on the past seven years (1993-2001), this paper compares and contrasts China's and India's main economic strengths and weaknesses, progress in economic reform, and problems and challenges of globalization each country faces in their drive to become modern, high performing members of the global economy. Compares the two countries in the context of the history of their economic reform programs, motivation for embarking on reform, ideology of reform, structure of reform, and overall results of reform. Concludes that China has thus far been more successful at reform and at integrating with the global economy, but cautions that China still faces the most difficult phase of its reform. TAGS: China India economic reform globalization chinese indian economy global integration international political economy. 17 pages, 41 footnotes, 30 bibliographic sources.

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15675. ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN INDIA. This paper presents a brief overview and analysis of economic growth and development in India over the past four decades. Encompassing an overview of India's political/economic history and a summary of current economic conditions, the analysis considers the sources of growth, the resources for growth, the process of economic growth and structural change as it has occurred in India, and the relationship between human capital and economic development in India. The extent to which economic models - specifically the Harrod-Domar and Lewis's dual sector model of development ("trickle down") explain the pattern found in India is considered. A concluding section considers India's prospects for future growth. 19 pages, 31 footnotes, 14 bibliographic sources.   $133
15647. THE STATUS OF WOMEN IN INDIA VERSUS THE U.S. This paper presents an overview and analysis of the status of women in India as compared to women in the United States. The analysis considers women's position in terms of work, family, legal rights, education, health and social responsibilities and roles. The primary focus of this report is on the current status of women in India (with reference to their historical position) versus the position of women as assessed along similar factors in the U.S. KEYWORDS: status women cross cultural india united states women social economic discrimination indian american sex roles sex ratio. APA Style. 13 pages, 59 footnotes, 31 bibliographic sources. 5,567 words.   $91
15616. FOREIGN BIOTECH MARKETING IN MALAYSIA. This paper provides a comparative analysis of the various possible entry modes: export (indirect, direct); contractual (licensing, franchising, management contracts); and investment (sole venture, Greenfield or acquisition; joint venture - Greenfield or acquisition) - for a U.K.-based biotechnology firm planning to enter the Malaysian market. The purpose is to determine the most appropriate entry strategy for the designated company within the context of industry and foreign market considerations. The analysis begins with an overview of the company and its operating industry and a brief outline of the feasible alternative entry modes (as configured for the firm and the market). Next, the paper presents an analysis of relevant factors in the Malaysian external environment, looking at economic, sociocultural, and political/regulatory factors. In addition, the analysis looks closely at factors in the Malaysian foreign investment climate having particular relevance to biotechnology. The next section provides a summary comparative analysis of entry mode alternatives, based on the relevant external and internal factors previously identified. The conclusion makes recommendations on the specific entry mode for the Malaysian market. KEYWORDS: market entry strategy malaysian market biotechnology industry fdi marketing malayasia. 30 pages, 78 footnotes, 33 bibliographic sources. 7,221 words.   $133
15579. GLOBALIZATION IN FOUR PACIFIC-REGION NATIONS. An examination of the globalization policies of Singapore, Malaysia, Australia and Japan, and a discussion of the challenges that need to be overcome for each nation to be successfully integrated in the global economy. 12 pages, 35 footnotes, 10 bibliographic sources.   $84
15520. THE TAJ MAHAL. Describes the 17th Century work of architecture and discusses the debate over its meaning. Various interpretations are discussed, including Begley's view that the building symbolically represents Islamic religious concepts. It is concluded that more than one interpretation on the building's meaning and influences may be correct at the same time. 16 pages, 51 footnotes, 10 bibliographic sources.   $112
15498. THE TALIBAN AND AFGHANISTAN. This paper provides an overview and analysis of the Taliban and their use of Islamic fundamentalism to influence and control the people of Afghanistan. Following a brief background overview of Afghanistan and its strategic importance, the first section details the Taliban's rise to power in Afghanistan. The second section focuses on the Taliban's strategy and actions after coming to power, with particular attention to the regime's subjugation of women's rights and basic human liberties. The Taliban's relations with foreign powers - including the U.S. - are discussed within the context of this topic; broader foreign policy concerns related to September 11th and its aftermath are not considered within this analysis. KEYWORDS: afghanistan taliban human rights status women us intervention 911. APA Style. 15 pages, 47 footnotes, 21 bibliographic sources.   $105
15496. BIN LADEN AND THE AL QAEDA TERRORIST NETWORK. A profile of the terrorist group believed to be responsible for the September 11th attacks. The analysis includes a review of the history of Al Qaeda and its leader, including an exploration of the group's origins, general motivations, organization/strength and previous actions against the U.S. and U.S. interests abroad. The analysis considers the evidence linking Al Qaeda to the September 11th attacks and examines the organization's purposes in making the attack. Finally, the analysis examines how the U.S. has responded to-date by the threat posed by Al Qaeda. The concluding section makes suggestions about strategies that might be useful in fighting this organization. KEYWORDS: osama bin laden terrorists al qaeda al qaida terrorism terrorist cells networks. 14 pages, 42 footnotes, 31 bibliographic references. 4,114 words.   $98
15440. SINGAPORE AIRLINES (SIA) STRATEGY. This paper profiles and presents a strategic analysis of Asia’s top airline, Singapore Air. Outlines the history, current operations, mission statement, and strategy of SIA, as well as detailing recent changes to operations and events (e.g., October 2000 plane crash, introduction of in-flight email, acquisition of Virgin Air). Conducts a PEST and a SWOT analysis, makes recommendations for future strategy. Keywords: international airline industry Asia strategy company profile marketing. 14 pages; 39 footnotes; 27 bibliographic sources.   $98
15435. COMMUNIST RESPONSES TO AMERICAN AIR POWER IN KOREA, 1950-1953. This paper examines the critical role of American air power in the Korean War, specifically exploring the question of how the North Koreans and their allies responded, both politically and militarily, in their attempts to counter the general American air superiority in the 1950-53 period. Traces Communist efforts to directly overcome US air power in the early phases of the war; outlines Communist ground tactics; and considers how the Communists made the failure of the US strategy of air interdiction more complete than it need have been. 9 pages, 29 footnotes.   $63
15227. EQUALITY AND NON-DISCRIMINATION IN INDIA AND CHINA. Problems exist in India because of such traditional factors as the caste system and male dominance. However, it is argued that the situation is worse in China because of the oppression of the central government and its views regarding racial purity. Although there are signs of positive change gradually taking place in India, change in China is unlikely unless the government becomes more tolerant of religious and cultural diversity. 7 pages, 15 footnotes, 9 bibliographic references.   $49
15200. POLITICAL LEADERSHIP AMONG SWAT PATHANS (BARTH). Examines the use of the interactionist approach in this 1959 anthropological study, and the view that individual rational choices play a vital role in the formation of political alliances. Barth's approach can be criticized because it focuses on the actions of leaders and thus fails to give a full account of Swat Pathans; nevertheless, the study is useful for what it reveals about political leadership in the society. 7 pages, 16 footnotes, 1 bibliographic reference.   $49
15047. AMERICAN POW'S IN THE KOREAN WAR. Covers the "death marches," the terrible camp conditions (including lack of adequate food, shelter, cleanliness and medical care), brainwashing, how the prisoners coped, and their symptoms of post-traumatic stress. 12 pages, 45 footnotes, 8 bibliographic references.   $84
14044. THE ASIAN ECONOMIC CRISIS. The causes and repercussions of the 1997 crisis are discusses in general terms, and then emphasis is placed on the developments that have occurred in Taiwan, South Korea and Thailand. It is argued that there are still problems to be faced in these nations, but there are also reasons to be optimistic about the future. 7 pages, 20 footnotes, 6 bibliographic references.   $49
14001. STRATEGIC LESSONS FROM THE VIETNAM WAR. Drawing on the work of several prominent military historians, this paper presents a thoughtful analysis of the lessons which can be deduced from America's unsuccessful involvement in Vietnam. Outlines the basic tenets of America's failed strategy of attrition and considers why it failed. Argues that American political and military leaders learned a number of lessons from the Vietnam War – the most important of which concern America's acceptance of its own military limits. 9 pages, 40 footnotes, 9 bibliographic references.   $63
13944. HINDU MARRIAGE RITUALS. This paper discusses the various rituals that occur before and during a typical Hindu wedding ceremony. Included are references to the rituals’ religious significance, and how they symbolically join the bride and groom into a “single body.” 11 pages, 54 footnotes, 8 bibliographic references.   $77
13782. THE MALAYSIAN ECONOMY IN THE 1980'S. A review of the Malaysian economy from the perspective of the early 1990's. Reviews Malaysia's economic history since 1960, discusses the shift to an export strategy in the 1970's, and profiles the rapid growth of the 1980's. 5 pages, 12 footnotes, 8 bibliographic sources.   $35
13771. THE KOREAN WAR: OUTCOME AND AFTERMATH. Reviews the historical and geopolitical outcome of the Korean War, examining the impact on the U.S., Korea and the Asian region. Argues that while the U.S. failed to achieve a strategic or tactical victory, the willingness to engage in a "hot war" with a communist foe gave validity to the West's military alliances, from NATO in Europe to SEATO in Southeast Asia, and drew an important line in the sand against unbridled Communist aggression. 7 pages, 11 footnotes, 5 bibliographic sources.   $49
13607. THE CULTURE OF INDIA. Focuses on the diversity of religious beliefs and language in the country, as well as the importance of social and gender roles. In addition, the concluding paragraph gives some views on what people should know when they travel to India to do business. 6 pages, 18 footnotes, 7 bibliographic references.   $42
13553. STRATEGIC LESSONS OF THE U.S. INVOLVEMENT IN VIETNAM. Includes the failure of the attrition strategy, the need for a quick, decisive victory, the importance of alliances, and the need for "self-responsibility" among client nations. Also covers how the U.S. underestimated the enemy, and became involved in Vietnam despite a lack of vital interests there. 11 pages, 41 footnotes, 9 bibliographic sources.   $77
13540. WOMEN IN MANAGEMENT IN THAILAND: OPPORTUNITIES & BARRIERS. This paper considers the central barriers to Thai women's entry/advancement in the management ranks. The analysis begins with an overview of the burden of tradition on Thai women workers - the cultural, social and historical impediments to Thai women's entry into management. Subsequent sections consider legal barriers, educational barriers, overt discrimination, psychological barriers, and the barriers created by recent economic development. A concluding section considers the future for Thai women managers. 22 pages, 59 footnotes, 20 bibliographic sources.   $133
13539. WOMEN AND WORK IN THAILAND. This paper presents a statistical profile of Thai women's role in the Thai labor market with particular emphasis on Thai women in management positions. Following an overview of general female labor participation rates in Thailand, the analysis considers women's labor participation by educational status, employment/organizational status, and by industry and occupational status. Also included is an analysis of Thai women's wages and earnings compared to Thai male workers. 11 pages, 31 footnotes, 11 bibliographic sources.   $77
13538. THAI LABOR AND MANAGEMENT: ECONOMIC, CULTURAL AND SOCIAL INFLUENCES. This paper provides an overview and analysis of Thailand's labor market and management style within the context of economic, social, and cultural conditions. The first part of the paper provides an economic and social overview of Thailand, including a discussion of shifts in the labor force and structure, the influence of economic development on social change, and current labor/management demand. The second part of the paper focuses on Thai management practices and style as influenced by Thai culture and the pace of economic development. 11 pages, 34 footnotes, 14 bibliographic sources.   $77
13420. THE DOWRY AND "BRIDE BURNING" IN INDIA. Discusses the problem of young wives being abused or killed as a result of inadequate dowry payments. Covers such topics as the historical background of the problem, the negative impact on women and society, statistics and demographics, and proposed solutions. 26p., 79f,. 11b.   $133
13408. CAUSES AND CONSEQUENCES OF THE ASIAN FINANCIAL CRISIS. This paper provides an overview and analysis of the causes and consequences of the Asian financial crisis. The substantive issues, theories and findings related to both the hypothesized causes and apparent consequences are presented. A concluding section considers some of the practical lessons for managers to be drawn from the crisis. KEYWORDS: financial crisis asia 1990s asian economic crisis term paper. 12 pages, 28 footnotes, 13 bibliographic sources.   $84
13387. THE ASIAN FINANCIAL CRISIS. This term paper considers the causes and consequences of the 1990s Asian financial crisis. The main issues, theories and findings related to both the hypothesized causes and the apparent consequences are presented. The essay also looks at what lessons the Asian Financial Crisis has for managers. KEYWORDS: financial crisis asia 1990s asian economic crisis term paper. 13 pages, 28 footnotes, 13 bibliographic sources. 3,458 words.   $91
13281. FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT IN BRAZIL AND INDIA: COMPARISON & ASSESSMENT. A comprehensive assessment of the history, trends, and current climate for foreign direct investment (FDI) in two of the world's top ten big emerging markets. Includes a profile of economic and political risk conditions in each country, as well as a thorough discussion of FDI trends and composition (sectoral concentration, sources of FDI) and proscribed investment regimes (e.g., methods of entry, scope of allowed operations, ownership limitations, repatriation of capital and profits, collateral regimes). 42p., 142f, 45b.   $133
13249. KOREAN (NORTH AND SOUTH) FOREIGN RELATIONS. This paper explores the historical and current status of Korean foreign relations, both in terms of relations between the two Koreas (inter-Korean foreign relations) and in terms of the foreign relations between North and South Korea and the major world powers. In examining the two Koreas in the context of international relations, the analysis focuses on the four powers which have historically shaped the destiny of the Korean peninsula - China, Japan, Russia and the United States. A concluding section considers the prospects for Korean reunification in the context of the current international climate. 26 pages, 76 footnotes, 34 bibliographic sources.   $133
13219. STOPPING THE SPREAD OF AIDS IN THE PHILIPPINES: HEALTH PROGRAM PROPOSAL. This paper presents a proposal for controlling the spread of AIDS in the Philippines. The proposed intervention is aimed at a category of the population deemed to be at especially high risk for contracting the disease - commercial sex workers (registered and freelance). Following a description of the nature and scope of the problem and a brief justification for why intervention is necessary for this problem, the analysis presents a program to reduce the problem. The proposal calls for a three-pronged intervention of: 1) AIDS education for commercial sex workers; 2) Distribution of free condoms; and 3) a PR campaign aimed at encouraging Filipino men to use condoms. KEYWORDS: aids prevention asia term paper. 18 pages, 35 footnotes, 15 bibliographic sources.   $126
13174. THE FRENCH CONQUEST OF VIETNAM. Discusses the causes and course of the French conquest of Vietnam, including events in the period 1830-1900. Considers some of the factors which led to the French interest in the region and to France's eventual determination to impose authority over the country. Analyzes France's success in pacifying Vietnam during the period, along with the Vietnamese inability to find a successful means of resistance. 11 pages, 9 footnotes, 8 bibliographic sources.   $77
13147. KOREA AND THE IMF BAILOUT. This paper provides a review and analysis of the commentary and opinion of the IMF's response to the Asian financial crisis, looking specifically at the case of the Korean bailout. Following a brief overview of the events which led to Korea's request for IMF assistance and a summary of the central elements and conditions of the IMF bailout package for Korea, the analysis reviews both criticism and praise for the institution's program in Korea. 20 pages, 86 footnotes, 42 bibliographic sources.   $133
13138. ASIAN VALUES & THE ASIAN BUSINESS STYLE. Presents an overview of key elements in Asian business style and culture among those Asian nations heavily influenced by Confucianism, particularly China and expatriate Chinese businesses in Southeast Asia. Includes an overview of the cultural foundations of business organization in Chinese-dominated or influenced Asian nations as explained by Geert Hofstede (1985, 1991). Subsequent sections examine the dominance of the family business structure and the role and importance of 'relationships' and 'connections' in Asian business practices.. A concluding section briefly takes up the issue of whether "Asian values" can reasonably be held at all accountable for either the Asian economic miracle of the 1970s and 1980s or the Asian financial crisis of the late 1990s. 14 pages, 38 footnotes, 21 bibliographic sources.   $98
13136. HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY. Following an overview of Hewlett-Packard current situation (with a focus on its current financial situation) and a review of the company's history, this analysis profiles HP's strategy and looks at its future prospects for continued strong growth and profitably as one of the world's leading high-technology companies. KEYWORDS: hewlett packard computer manufacturer. 10 pages, 41 footnotes, 28 bibiographic sources.   $70
13118. SOUTH KOREA AND THE ASIAN FINANCIAL CRISIS. This paper examines the nature, causes, and consequences of the Asian financial crisis with respect to South Korea. Considers in detail the role (in both provoking and ameliorating) of "outside" forces (e.g., international lenders and investors) in the crisis. Bad lending policies, too-cozy business-banking-corporate relations, an irrational and inefficient chaebol structure, and a pervasive distrust of foreign investment are cited as among the principal causes of the financial crisis in South Korea. Concludes that South Korea's prospects for recovery hinge on its willingness to allow foreign investment and foreign participation in domestic business. 31 pages, 96 footnotes, 41 bibliographic sources.   $133
13115. HOFSTEDE ON BUSINESS CULTURE IN ASIA. This report provides an overview and introduction to Hofstede's theories on national culture and organization. The analysis begins with an overview and critique of Hofstede's methodology. While Hofstede's framework for cultural analysis has been widely cited and applied, a number of researchers have pointed to certain shortcomings and methodological weaknesses. This brief section addresses one common criticism. The next section of the report looks more closely at Hofstede's theories on how national culture affects motivation - a critical area of interest for Hofstede. A final section examines Hofstede's concept of Confucian Dynamism and his theories on Asian business culture. 19 pages, 32 footnotes, 9 bibliographic sources.   $133
13112. ECONOMIC AND POLITICAL TRANSFORMATION IN TAIWAN. Traces the course of economic and political development in Taiwan from 1949 to the late 1990s. Examines the main reasons behind the Taiwanese "economic miracle" and profiles the move towards democratization since 1987. Includes an analysis of current economic and political conditions and an overview of future prospects and concerns. 10 pages, 38 footnotes, 10 bibliographic sources.   $70
13072. HISTORY OF BRITISH RULE IN INDIA. Discusses the economic and political implications of the long history of British rule in India, looking first at the economic and political impacts on India until independence in 1947 and then considering whether the impacts of British rule have been a determining force in the political and economic development of post-independent India, with a focus on the economic impact. 13 pages, 35 footnotes, 7 bibliographic sources.   $91
13065. INDIA UNDER BRITISH RULE. A paper on the economic development of India from the establishment of the "Crown Raj" in 1858 to the rise of the nationalist movement in the early twentieth century. Covers both the negative and positive effects of British rule, and concludes that it helped pave the way toward India's inclusion in the world economy. 11 pages, 53 footnotes, 8 bibliographic sources.   $77
13056. COOPERATION AND CONFLICT: HINDU AND MUSLIM IN THE INDIAN NATIONALIST MOVEMENT, 1914-1925. Very detailed political history of Hindu-Muslim relations in Indian politics, extending well before the years mentioned in title. Basically, 1916-20 were the high point of Hindu-Muslim cooperation, which gradually but relentlessly eroded to the separatism of later decades. Thorough coverage of historical attitudes toward British Raj in the two communities, major issues and sources of tension, voting rights issues before 1914, the Lucknow Pact establishing common goals, rise of Ghandi and his use of Caliphate Movement 1919-21, Muslim criticisms of Ghandi, lasting sources of communal tensions. Concludes that no new sense of identity transcended the ancient religious divide. 12 pages, 37 footnotes, 7 bibliographic sources.   $84
13038. THE POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC EFFECTS OF COLONIALISM IN INDONESIA. A survey of Indonesian political and economic history since before 1500, focusing on questions of colonialism. Summarizes Indonesia's initial position as "a region of cultural, political and economic complexity that rivaled or even surpassed Europe..." and contrasts with the political and economic changes that made Java the most thoroughly colonized land in Asia before 1800. Excellent summaries of 19th & 20th Century Indonesian political history through war of independence 1945-9, and of the economic changes dictated by colonialism which meant huge transfers of wealth from Javanese peasants to European middle and upper classes, contributing to today's disparity of wealth between the EuroAmerican west and the Asian east. 11p., 5b., 21f.   $77
13035. THE JAPANESE OCCUPATION OF INDONESIA IN WORLD WAR II. A paper on how the occupation contributed to the development of the nation's independence movement. Discusses the break from Dutch colonial rule and Japanese support of nationalist leaders toward the end of the war. Also discusses how Japanese weapons and organizations established during the occupation played a role in the revolutionary war of 1945-1950. 14 pages, 56 footnotes, 8 bibliographic sources.   $98
13034. VIETNAM: PROBLEMS AND PROSPECTS IN ECONOMIC REFORM. This paper considers prospects for and problems within Vietnam's program of economic reform from the perspective of mid-1998. Following a background analysis of the motivations for reform and an overview of Vietnam's current economic conditions, structure, and trends, the analysis examines some of the major stumbling blocks in Vietnam's road to economic reform. Concludes that the future prospects for economic growth and development in Vietnam are dismal barring dramatic hastening of reform in financial services, agriculture, and the state-owned sector as well as a comprehensive program aimed at trimming bureaucracy and eradicating widespread corruption. 18 pages, 43 footnotes, 20 bibliographic sources.   $126
13013. CORPORATE & POLITICAL STRUCTURE & THE ASIAN ECONOMIC CRISIS. Using World Bank president James Wolfensohn's recent comment that the Asian economic crisis revealed that "political, financial and corporate structures were not well suited to cope with the demands of an increasingly globalized economy" as a stimulus for discussion and analysis, this report takes a retrospective and look at the Asian economic crisis. Following an overview of the crisis (its chronology and central features), the analysis considers in greater detail the causes of the crisis and the relative contribution to the crisis made by the factors cited by Wolfensohn and other analysts. The concluding section looks at the prospects for recovery in the troubled Asian economies, and considers the political, corporate, cultural, and economic transformations which must be completed in order to achieve a renewal of the "Asian miracle." 22 pages, 43 footnotes, 29 bibliographic sources.   $133
12747. INTERNATIONAL ASPECTS OF THE VIETNAM WAR, 1945-1975. Well-structured summary of this very large field, emphasizing the post World War II and Cold War situations, from which the American phase of the Vietnamese Wars (1963-73) was simply a continuation of previous American policies, such as 1950 NSC documents and paying for the last years of the French phase of the war. Also highlights the American effort to bring in allies for its phase, and how post-1975 situation actually disproved the "domino theory" of Cold War thinking. 7p. 5b. 15f.   $49
12746. THE STRUGGLE FOR INDONESIA'S INDEPENDENCE. Thorough, scholarly, summary of the details of Indonesian history. Beginning with the "cultivation system" of 19th century Dutch colonialism, the study covers the beginnings of Indonesian nationalism in early 20th century, origins of Sukarno's political career, Japanese conquest in World War II, Indonesian-Japanese relations and tensions, events of August 1945 declaration of independence, Allied attempts to re-occupy Indonesia, battle of Surabaya and other conflicts, international involvement and peace making, Dutch counterattacks and repression, First and Second Dutch "police actions," attitudes and actions of USA as chief mediator, why the Dutch were unable to prevail militarily, final treaty and implementation. 20p. 12b. 33f   $133
12744. THE VIETNAMESE STRUGGLE FOR LIBERATION. Focuses on how this struggle had an impact on the other states of the Indonesian region. Considers Ho Chi Minh's efforts to promote communism in the region, as well as how the Vietnam situation provided an inspiring example to revolutionary leaders in Laos, Cambodia and Thailand. 6 pages, 19 footnotes, 7 bibliographic sources.   $42
12742. A SOCIAL HISTORY OF THE CITY OF SAIGON. Overview of this large topic, trying to emphasize Vietnamese point of view and years before America's intrusion in the '60s. Early history shows a borderland backwater, under imperial pressures from Asia and Europe, transformed by French colonialism into a metropolis; colonial period marked by extreme resistance of Vietnamese to French rule, yet their ready acceptance of modern economic & social cultures. Wide-ranging view of the post-1954 period, from the attempt to ban padded bras to the culture of violent assaults on lone Americans; emphasizes the vast cultural changes of the American era, which essentially came and went in a dozen years, and ended with the disappearance of Saigon (into Ho Chi Minh City). 12p. 10b. 31 f.   $84
12664. MULTINATIONALS' RESPONSES TO THE ASIAN ECONOMIC CRISIS. Analyzes the impact of the Asian economic crisis on multinational corporations and examines MNCs' strategic responses to the crisis. Begins with an overview of the causes and scope of the Asian economic crisis and then analyzes general and specific MNC responses. FedEx, Goodyear, Canon, ABB, Hewlett-Packard, Pizza Hut, Holiday Inns, Honda, General Motors, BASF, Merrill Lynch, and Electrolux are among the specific firms considered. 23 pages, 72 footnotes, 40 bibliographic sources.   $133
12659. BUSINESS AND ECONOMIC CONDITIONS IN SOUTH KOREA. This paper provides an overview and analysis of doing business in South Korea (Republic of Korea) from the perspective of the US foreign direct investor and with special consideration to the 1998 Korean economic crisis and its implications for the US investor. Following an overview of the 1998 financial debacle (and its place in the larger Asian financial crisis of 1997-1999) and the $57 billion IMF bailout, the investigation profiles the basic parameters of establishing a foreign business in South Korea, including an overview of Korean accounting practices and principles; an outline of the steps towards organizing an investment; a description of international capital markets; and an analysis of some of the key cultural and logistical aspects of doing business in Korea. The investigation then reviews economic conditions in Korea and analyzes major economic sectors. A concluding section provides an overview of multinational corporations and major foreign direct investment in South Korea. KEYWORDS: south korea economy investment climate asian economic crisis mncs korean business. 28 pages, 59 footnotes, 31 bibliographic sources.   $133
12658. INDONESIA AND THE IMF BAILOUT. This paper provides an overview and analysis of the current Indonesian economic crisis and the $33 billion IMF bailout. The analysis focuses on the factors which led to the current crisis, notably the system of patronage capitalism, the lack of transparency in markets, the government-business linkages, the insolvency of the banking system, and the underlying environment of political unrest. Following an overview of the history and scope of the crisis and a summary of the IMF bailout program, the analysis focuses on Suharto's system of "crony capitalism" and its role in Indonesia's economic distress. The next section discusses the role and function of the IMF in the context of its current program for Indonesia. A concluding section examines the efforts towards and prospects for Indonesian economic reform and recovery. 25 pages, 96 footnotes, 44 bibliographic sources.   $133
12657. SOUTH KOREA: ECONOMIC & POLITICAL RISK ASSESSMENT. This paper provides an overview and analysis of the current economic and political environment in South Korea, with an emphasis on assessing the risks and opportunities for foreign investors. The economic risk assessment profiles of the basic structure and features of the South Korean economy, discusses the historical attitude towards foreign investment and recent new foreign investments, and provides an analysis of South Korea's recent economic meltdown, including a profile of the IMF package and the planned economic reforms and a discussion of current economic conditions. Part II, which focuses on a political risk assessment, overviews South Korea's basic political structure and history, and appraises the current political climate in terms of both domestic and international relations. This part also includes a discussion of the politics of South Korean xenophobia and its implications for foreign investors. Both sections conclude with summary risk assessments. 42 pages, 104 footnotes, 47 bibliographic sources.   $133
12656. BUSINESS AND ECONOMIC CONDITIONS IN MALAYSIA. This paper provides an overview and analysis of doing business in Malaysia from the perspective of the U.S. based foreign direct investor. The investigation profiles accounting practices in Malaysia and reviews the basic steps of organizing an investment; describes current economic conditions with special attention to the recent currency crisis; discusses international capital markets; and describes the activities of multinational corporations in Malaysia. 19 pages, 47 footnotes, 21 bibliographic sources.   $133
12653. WOMEN IN MANAGEMENT: INDONESIA. This termpaper considers current conditions, prospects for and barriers to Indonesian women's entry and progression in the management sector. Includes a general profile of women in the Indonesian labor market and compares male versus female progress in occupational status in Indonesia. KEYWORDS: women managers indonesia. 8 pages, 13 footnotes, 6 bibliographic sources.   $56
12652. INTERNATIONAL TRADE: INDONESIA AND THE UNITED STATES. Discusses the composition, direction and volume of trade between Indonesia and the United States. Considers the history of trade related conflicts as well as profiling current trade related problem areas (Indonesia's population transfer programs, ethnic rights, trade unions, East Timor) and looks as U.S. - Indonesian trade relations in light of Southeastern trade in general. 14 pages, 18 footnotes, 13 bibliographic sources.   $98
12650. INDIA: FOREIGN INVESTMENT RISK ASSESSMENT. Focusing on foreign direct investment (FDI), this paper presents an analysis of the risks and opportunities that India presents for major multinational firms. An introductory section presents an overview of the current political and economic situation in India today. The following section provides a summary of India's current foreign direct investment levels and an overview of laws and policies towards FDI. The next section considers some of the key risks and concerns for MNCs doing business in India. A concluding section provides an overall appraisal of risks and opportunities for foreign direct investors and makes specific recommendations on multinational corporations' expansion into India. 18 pages, 68 footnotes, 32 bibliographic sources.   $126
12625. ONLINE STOCK TRADING AND THE ONLINE INVESTOR IN SOUTH KOREA. This paper provides a detailed examination of the potential for, barriers against, and mechanics of building an online stock trading business in South Korea. The paper begins with a profile of the Korean Stock Exchange (KSE) and the securities market in South Korea. Included in this section is a close examination of the Korean individual investor - his role in the KSE, his propensity to invest, and his general characteristics - and of the general characteristics of the Korean consumer. Also considered are factors in the Korean economic and political structure which impact the KSE and the individual's propensity to invest. The next section then provides a profile of the individual Internet investor based on the U.S. market. The investigation then examines the current and potential Internet user in Korea, looking closely at both the individual and infrastructure factors which are key to Internet growth. The concluding section draws all of these elements together to present a Market Plan for establishing an online stock trading business in Korea. 35 pages, 187 footnotes, 121 bibliographic sources.   $133
12397. KOREAN STOCK MARKET. A profile and analysis of the Korean Stock Market, also known as the Seoul Bourse. Includes history, analysis of market capitalization, number of listed firms, government involvement, regulatory structure, and treatment of foreign investors. Focuses on recent performance (1996-97) and some of the economic, social and political factors affecting performance. Includes a discussion of the presidential slush fund scandal and the SEC bribery scandal. 11p. + charts, 51f., 27b.   $77
12103. HO CHI MINH AND THE USE OF VIOLENCE IN VIETNAM'S STRUGGLE FOR INDEPENDENCE. Argues that Ho resorted to violence because of failures in negoitating with the French, his Marxist-Leninist orientation, and as a means to unify his people against a common enemy. Also discusses how violence was perpetuated on both sides of the Vietnam War. 9 pages, 25 footnotes, 5 bibliographic sources.   $63
12077. THE DECOLONIZATION OF CHINA, VIETNAM AND INDIA. Argues that China and Vietnam abandoned their traditional culture when they gained independence. Also argues that by accepting the Communist ideology, the two nations simply replaced foreign imperialism with a new form of imperialism. By contrast, the transition to independence in India was more successful because the nation did not sacrifice its traditions. 9 pages, 12 footnotes, 5 bibliographic sources.   $63
12031. THAILAND'S ROLE IN THE WORLD ECONOMY. Profiles Thailand's evolving (1986-present) and future (1996-2000) role in the world economy, focusing on the role and scope of foreign direct investment in Thailand. Profiles the country and sectoral focus of FDI, assesses the incentives and barriers to current and future FDI. Pinpoints infrastructure problems and skilled labor shortages as key obstacles to both FDI and overall economic growth and development. Includes statistical appendix. 16 pages, 51 footnotes, 38 bibliographic sources.   $112
12024. DIRECT FOREIGN INVESTMENT IN INDIA. Discusses problems faced by multinational companies (MNCs) investing in India. Argues that, despite these problems, opportunities for successful investment still exist as long as MNCs follow certain guidelines. Also argues for clearer standards and regulations on the part of the Indian government. 12 pages, 41 footnotes, 22 bibliographic sources.   $84
11952. REVIEW OF "MAY YOU BE THE MOTHER OF A HUNDRED SONS." Elisabeth Bumiller. Explores the role of women in India. An informed discussion of arranged marriages, bride burnings, dowry deaths, Sati, abortion, infanticide, and the future of Indian feminism. 6 pages, 20 footnotes, 1 bibliographic source.   $42
11928. EVALUATION OF GANDHI. While arguing that India may have been liberated from British rule without Gandhi's help and contending Gandhi may have been too informed by Western Romanticism and Hindu asceticism to serve as an image each Indian can imitate, this paper defends Gandhi's non-violent and revolutionary methods. 5 pages, 8 footnotes, 3 bibliographic sources.   $35
11920. THE DEMISE OF THE INDONESIAN LABOR MOVEMENT. This paper examines the disintegration of the labor movement in Indonesia. Discusses Suharto's policy of HIP in subverting trade and labor unions. Presents Suharto's methods of curtailing Indonesian civil rights. 5 pages, 10 footnotes, 5 bibliographic sources.   $35
11848. INDONESIAN DEVELOPMENT: PROBLEMS AND PROSPECTS. Closely focusing on the link between politics and economic development, this paper provides an overview, analysis and history of Indonesia’s development from independence to the mid-1990s. Considers the limitations and flaws in programs under President Suharto to advance growth through market reform and the encouragement of foreign investment. Looks at the prospects, based on inequitable distribution of income, macroeconomic instability, and the depletion of resources, for sustainable development in the future. Keywords: Indonesia developing economies history 1990s. 12 pages, 61 footnotes, 33 bibliographic sources.   $84
11698. PROSPECTS OF CONTINUED DEMOCRATIC RULE IN INDIA. See Section 25E. 20 pages, 3 footnotes, 20 bibliographic sources.   $133
11698. PROSPECTS OF CONTINUED DEMOCRATIC RULE IN INDIA. Examines the prospects for continued democratic rule in India, analyzing both historical and contemporary factors in the Indian political framework, and possible future directions for both domestic and foreign policy. Focuses on the key personalities, historical events, and socioeconomic and political issues that have played the most prominent roles in shaping India's political process. Argues that providing the balance between centrist national forces and local, state-level interests is maintained, India's prospects for its unique form of democracy are reasonably good. 20 pages, 31 footnotes, 20 bibliographic sources.   $133
11609. THE CIVIL WAR IN AFGHANISTAN. Brief overview of the Afghan political scene in the mid-1990s. Covers the 1993 accords, Taliban movement, the role and attitude of foreign powers. 6 pages, 19 footnotes, 12 bibliographic sources.   $42
11593. VIETNAM: ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT SINCE 1975. An analysis of Vietnam's economic development since the end of the Vietnamese war in 1975. Following an overview of Vietnam's economy under Communist planning during the first decade following the war, the analysis brings a closer focus to the efforts at economic liberalization begun in 1986. The concluding section profiles current economic conditions and considers the problems and prospects in future development. 19p. + tables. 76f., 49b.   $133
11590. UNITED NATIONS INTERVENTION FOR INDONESIAN INDEPENDENCE. Investigates the United Nations' (UN) intervention and conciliation efforts in the Netherlands-Indonesian dispute during the period of Indonesia's struggle for independence. Following a background profile, examines in detail the UN's evolving role in bringing about the final settlement to the dispute. 16 pages, 28 footnotes, 13 bibliographic sources.   $112
11444. WOMEN AND AIDS IN THAILAND. Following a brief overview of the epidemiology of AIDS in Thailand, including estimates of current prevalence and directions of disease expansion, the analysis turns to a specific examination of Thai women and AIDS and/or at high risk for contracting AIDS. The role of cultural, economic and social factors are considered. Government efforts at prevention and women's responses are considered. Makes recommendations on policy changes. 17 pages, 41 footnotes in text, 17 bibliographic sources.   $119
11050. THE "GREEN REVOLUTION" IN BANGLADESH Discusses general failure of the widespread introduction of high yield grain varieties and increased fertilizer use (together, the Green Revolution) to significantly raise living conditions in Bangladesh. Government policy, foreign aid, food production, population increase, and future options are considered. Concludes broad and comprehensive economic development is more effective than a narrow focus on agricultural development. 11 pages, 21 footnotes, 6 bibliographic sources.   $77
11047. KOREA'S ECONOMIC SUCCESS. This paper analyzes whether Korea fits the neoclassical economic model. Gives history of economic development since WWII, role of government, and weaknesses in Korean economy that could hinder future growth. Considers whether other countries could follow Korean model. 22 pages, 21 footnotes, 20 bibliographic sources.   $133
11029. IMPORTING AND EXPORTING: AN INDONESIAN TRADE PLAN. This investigation explores the steps necessary to establish a successful import/export business, using Indonesian-U.S. trade as a case example. Part I examines the import/export function, considering types of firms, operational requirements and role of external factors such as target country politics, economy and culture. Part II presents a specific plan for the export and marketing of Indonesian-manufactured shoes (sneakers) to the United States and the import of textile machinery for use in manufacturing to Indonesia from the United States. 15 pages, 57 footnotes, 31 bibliographic sources.   $105
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