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The key aspect that is common to all the articles in this book titled “SMEs and Economic Development: VN Prasad Memorial Volume” is small and medium enterprises; their role in the economy; entreprenurship building and strengthenning the sector in order to consolidate its role in the overall development process.Specific topics covered in this volume by different contributors are: SME policy issues; Sustainable Development; Climate Change & SMEs; Livelihood creation; informal sector enterprises and SME management.There are 17 total essays/articles. This memorial volume has articles and essays from experts and researchers on the topic of SMEs and Economic Development.
Dr. P. M Mathew, Dr. Rajiv Agarwal, Mr. Charles Dhinakaran, Mr. Vignesh Jha,Mr. T. P Mishra, Mr. C. K Viswanath, Mr. KS Ahluwalia and Mr. Bhavesh Jha have contributed, apart from the select articles written by late V. N Prasad.

About the Authors

Mr. V N Prasad was an economist with over 40 years of experience in Economics and Market Research. Mr. Prasad was a Post-Graduate in Economics. He had associated with different national and international agencies such as National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER), New Delhi; Indian Institute of Foreign Trade(IIFT), Economist at American Embassy and a Senior Advisor with World Association for Small and Medium Enterprises (WASME). He could associate with a number of field-based research studies. Mr. Prasad authored a Study Report entitled “Labour Regulations for SMEs in India: Coverage and Impact” which he did as part of an EU sponsored project on Labour Regulations in Indian Industry, Institute for Studies in Industrial Development, New Delhi - 2005-06. He had also done a study for ILO titled “Review of Policy and Regulatory Framework for SMEs”. For several years he edited World SME News – a WASME Magazine, numerous Reports of WASME Conferences and contributed several articles/papers on MSME issues.
Dr. P. M Mathew is Senior Fellow and Director at the Institute of Small Enterprises and Development, and an expert on global SME policy. He is Development Economist with over 36 years of experience; the spectrum includes, research, consulting, advisory work and teaching. Special interest in private sector development, regional planning and local economic
development, livelihoods and entrepreneurship development strategies, institution development and capacity building, development communication and responsible business.
Author, Executive coach and leadership mentor.
Kamaljit Singh Ahluwalia iss the founder and director of Excalibre and an Executive Coach and Mentor for many entrepreneurs and businesses. He also contributes in the area of interfaith dialogue and participated and presented papers on Sikh teachings in international conferences. He has written extensively on leadership, innovation and entrepreneurship.
Dr. Rajiv K Agarwal is former Joint Director cum Project Director State Institute of Rural Development, Jaipur, Rajasthan. Email:
Charles Dhinakaran is a development sector professional with more than 16 years of experience. He manages large scale pro¬jects on climate change and disaster & risk mitigation. He is an ex¬pert in project monitoring & evaluation; project planning; project Management. He is a post-graduate in Economics and specially trainined in project planning, monitoring and evaluation, disaster risk management, public policy, data science, from renowned in¬stitutions and organizations including the World Bank Group. He loves travelling and has been to key places in South, West and South East Asia, East Africa and Central Europe to participate in various strategic meetings and consultations.
Vighnesh Jha is a development professional, re-searcher and entrepreneur. His expertise is in sustainable development, green business and enterprise promotion. His major contribution has been in facilitating informal enterprises into formal sector enti¬ties. The organizations & institutions, which has been founded by him, includes ‘PATH’, ‘We the Artisans’, ‘National School of Leadership’ & ‘Federation of Rickshaw Pullers’ Associa¬tion’. Vighnesh initiated a number of development projects, undertook socio-economic research studies.
Twitter @vj4development
Bhavesh is working as an Enabling Officer for Root Logix LLP, Strategic green consultants. He is A Catrgory Socio Economy expert as per the NABET Scheme for conducting EIA Studies for various industries sectors as notified in EIA Notification 2006 and amendments 2006 and amendments by MoEF&CC (Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change), Gov-ernment of India. He s an MBA and pursuing LLB with focus on environment law and sustainability
Author, Environmental activist, development specialist & po¬litical commentator. As a social researcher, writer and com¬mentator, Viswanath is involved in initiatives to raise awareness about challenges arising from carbon emissions, climate change and the need for enterprises to adopt green practices.
P.Koshy is Director Institute for Enterprise Research and Development (IERD); Editor, Global SME News and TDW Productions & Publishing. He is a columnist, writer & researcher and or¬ganizes conferences/seminars. Formerly Senior Economist at WASME; National Coordinator at Pratichi Trust and Econo¬mist at AMI International, Muscat Oman.

Book Details

ISBN: 9789391828110
Publisher: TDW Productions & Publishing
Number of Pages: 168
Dimensions: 6.00"x9.00"
Interior Pages: B&W
Binding: Hard Cover (Case Binding)
Availability: In Stock (Print on Demand)

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