Businesses have voluntarily adopted environmental strategies to go beyond compliance. This can be attributed to: a) business community's realisation that environmental investments have the potential to improve business performance and b) pressure from multiple stakeholder groups. In order to improve business relations with the stakeholders, business needs to identify these stakeholder groups and also understand their environmental concerns across the entire life cycle of the product. The first part of this paper deals with relevant theory and introduces a framework to (...) analyse significant environmental stakeholder groups and their influence across its entire life cycle on corporate behaviour. The second part of the paper presents a system approach to improve stakeholders' satisfaction and further develops a model based on Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) to measure stakeholders' satisfaction. The results are discussed through a case of a steel manufacturing unit in India. The paper closes with a discussion of research implications. (shrink)
The influence of initial heat treatment on anomalous Cr precipitation within high temperature solubility region of the Fe?9Cr alloy has been investigated using positron lifetime studies. Air-quenched samples with pre-existing dislocations exhibited a distinct annealing stage in positron lifetime between 800 and 1100?K corresponding to Cr-precipitation. During this stage, Transmission Electron Microscopy showed fine precipitates of average size 4 nm, dispersed throughout the sample and from Energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDS) analysis they are found to be Cr-enriched. The presence of dislocations (...) is found to be responsible for Cr precipitation. (shrink)
Etch pits with edges parallel to directions on (001) surface of sodium chloride have been observed by using ethyl alcohol as an etchant. It has been found that ethyl alcohol can distinguish between annealed and fresh dislocations. It is shown that by varying the concentration of mercuric chloride in ethyl alcohol, etch pits with edges parallel to and directions can be obtained. The reason for the rotation of etch pits is explained on the basis of the change in the lateral (...) displacement velocity of surface steps along different directions. (shrink)
Farmer participatory approaches were used to identify problems and needs as perceived by local people and to develop strategies to achieve fodder security in south Indian villages. Indigenous knowledge systems as they relate to agroforestry were explored. The farmer participatory approaches have laid the foundations for selecting appropriate agroforestry technologies and developing suitable fodder security policy options. Potential benefits and risks as a result of implementing agroforestry projects were also discussed.
Gogineni, Babu Ravulapally village in Nalgonda District of Andhra Pradesh was enrolled in the 'Adopt a Dalit Village project' as it received generous support from the Council of Australian Humanist Societies in 2012.
In this issue…………….. INTERTWINED HUMAN MIND IN NATURE: A Rendering from Ancient Tamil Tradition—Vallabadoss John Peter (4-17) BUDDHISM AND DENNETT’ S MODEL THEORY: AN ANALYSIS IN THE ACCOUNT OF CONSCIOUSNESS —Sheeja O.K.(18-24) RABINDRANATH TAGORE’S THOUGHTS OF MIND: PHILOSOPHY OF EDUCATION —K.Victor Babu (25-34) ADHITHANA (DETERMINATION) LEADING TO HAPPINESS —Ashima Verma (35-41) The Principal Upaniads on Vtti Theory of Perception —Surjya Kamal Borah & Shruti Rai (42-49) THE REVELATION OF THE MIND —Prashanata Kumar Dash (50-56) —(57-62) Article: EDUCATION DISPELS DARKNESS—R.K.Behera (...) (63-66) Empirical Work: EFFECT OF KNOWLEDGE VALUES ON LIFE SATISFACTION AMONG ADOLESCENTS —Himani Anand & Shailendra Pratap (67-72) BOOK-REVIEWS— Merina Islam (73-76) PHILOSOPHY NEWS IN INDIA (77-80) CONTRIBUTORS OF THIS ISSUE (81) . (shrink)