Management Values in Kautilya's Arthashastra

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS:
Whenever we get on with a job, we need support in many ways. Quite often, we get the support we require. When I sat down to complete this project, I was not sure if I could have managed to complete even twenty five percent of what I have done now. The truth is- it wouldn’t have been, but for the priceless support I have received during the course of the project work. So it is my privilege to mention them and thank them for their help. I would like to express my gratitude to Mrs. Aparna Jain, the Head of Department for BMS course in S.K.Somaiya, for going through my project several times. She was present every time to help me out and she solved patiently, all my doubts and queries. I would like to thank Mr. Radhakrishnan Pillai for providing me with a lot of material using which I could complete the project. It might have been impossible for me to carry on, without his help. A special thanks to my family and friends for just being there for me and letting me know that I could count on them every single time. They gave me the will to get on with this project. According to Chanakya, one must start all important works after praying to The Gods. So, straight out of Arthashastra, “Om. Salutations to Sukra and Brihaspati.”

INDEX:
1. INTRODUCTION
1.1 PURUSHARTAS
1.2 MEANING OF ARTHA
1.3 MEANING OF ARTHASHASTRA
1.4 KAUTILYA
1.5 ROLE OF ARTHASHASTRA IN MODERN WORLD
2. PUBLIC GOVERNANCE
2.1 THE CONTROL OF THE STATE
2.2 ROLE OF THE STATE
2.3 TOWN BUILDING
2.4 LAW MAKING
2.5 UNFAIR TRADE PRACTISES
2.6 CONSUMER PROTECTION
2.7 MODERN GOVERNANCE
3. TAXATION
3.1 METHODOLOGY
3.2 AMOUNT OF TAXATION
3.3 EXEMPTIONS AND WAIVERS
3.4 THE MODERN METHODOLOGY OF TAXATION
4. TRADE
4.1 DOMESTIC TRADE
4.1.1 TRADE PROUTES
4.1.2 SAFETY OF GOODS IN TRANSIT
4.2 FOREIGN TRADE
4.2.1 TRADE &REVENUE
4.2.2 IMPORTS
4.2.3 EXPORTS
4.3 MODERN TRADE PRACTICES
5. BANKING, CO-OPERATIVES &RISK MANAGEMENT
5.1 RISKS & UNCERTAINITIES
5.2 PRIVATE SECTOR V/S PUBLIC SECTOR
5.3 LOANS & INTEREST RATE
5.4 GUILDS & INSURANCE
5.5 PRESENT SCENARIO
5.5.1 BANKING SECTOR
5.5.2 INSURANCE SECTOR
5.5.3 FUTURE TRENDS
6. AGRICULTURE &IRRIGATION MANAGEMENT
6.1 THE MAIN ACTIVITY OF STATE
6.2 SUPPORTS TO AGRICULTURE
6.3 METEROLOGY
6.4 CROPPING PATTERN
6.5 IRRIGATION
6.6 AGRICLTURAL TAXATION
6.7 SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE
6.8 PRESENT SCENARIO
7. PUBLIC SECTOR MANAGEMENT
7.1 ROLE OF PUBLIC SECTOR
7.2 INDUSTRIES IN PUBLIC SECTOR
7.3 PUBLIC SECTOR IN INDIA
8. HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
8.1 WINNING PEOPLE/LURING PEOPLE
8.1.1 THE GROUP OF THE ENRAGED
8.1.2 THE GROUP OF THE FRIGHTENED
8.1.3 THE GROUP OF GREEDS
8.1.4 THE GROUP OF PROUD
8.2 WAGES &INCENTIVES
8.3 SELECTION & TRAINING
8.4 CURRENT HR POLICIES & MANAGEMENT
9. LEADERSHIP
9.1 PRIMARY GOALS OF THE LEADER
9.2 LEADERSHIP VALUES
9.3 BENEFITSOF A RIGHTEOUS LEADER
9.4 MAKING OF A LEADER
9.5 SPIRITUAL LEADER
9.6 CURRENT SCENARIO IN LEADERSHIP
9.6.1 AUTOCRATIC STYLE
9.6.2 PARTICIPATIVE STYLE
9.6.3 LAISSEZ FAIRE STYLE
10. CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY & CORPORATE
GOVERNANCE
10.1 CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
10.2 CORPORATE GOVERNANCE
10.3 THE MODERN ENVIRONMENT
11. SUGGESTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
12. CONCLUSION
13. ANNEXURES
13.1 CASE STUDIES
13.2 ARTICLES
14. REFERENCES

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:
This project is a report of probably the greatest treatise on management ever written in the world, ‘The Arthashastra’. Arthashastra, written by Kautilya, also known as Vishnugupta or Chanakya, surmises all the important aspects or areas of management that we pursue or study today. It encompasses of...
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