Other papers available at the conference
in addition to conference sessions
PP1 Classification of Researches towards a Consolidated Typology of Leadership Studies
Authors: Prof. Malek Elahi and Jamal Ansari, Holy Angel University, Metro Manila, the Philippines
Researches are classifiable according to the following:
a) The three decision-making phases, of exploratory, conclusive, and performance-monitoring researches (Classification of Researches, according to PURPOSE)
b) The method of data collection-and-analysis (Classification of Researches, according to METHOD)
c) The APPLICATION of the research as to whether its for any of the following:
i) Action research, ii) Evaluation research, iii) Dissertation/thesis writing
This paper recommends a synergistic convergence of the three classifications which results in a fourth typology of researches as follows:
i) Experimental Research
ii) Causal-Comparative Research
iii) Case study
iv) Content analysis
v) Correlational Research
vi) Historical Research
PP2 "NEED OF THE HOUR"
Authors: Vidhyalakshmi S, Meenu S, Shaju Raj, Mritunjay Kumar,Amrita School of Business, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Kerala State, India
India being one of the largest consumers of OIL, also owns the Largest OIL refinery in the World: Reliance Industries Limited. The total refining capacity in the country as on 1.10.2009 stands at 179.956 MMTPA.
As part India’s 11th 5-Year Plan (2007-2012), the government wants to strongly increase the oil refinery capacity and to promote India as a competitive refining destination so that India can become a net exporter of refined products to Asia in the near future.
Peak oil is the point in time when the maximum rate of global petroleum extraction is reached. Statistics says that the world has reached peak Oil, but India is now planning to build new Oil refineries with huge investments. It’s high time to think about other alternative sources rather than investing in Oil refineries which is at Peak level. Government should invest in alternate renewable sources of energy so that India need not depend on oil of Middle East. Alternate renewable sources can be solar, wind, nuclear, Biofuel and everything else our imagination except OIL.
The use of alternative clean fuels could help control the pollution of fossil fuel use as well as mitigate global warming. The rebuilding of local food networks, energy production, and the general implementation of 'energy descent culture' are argued to be ethical responses to the acknowledgment of finite fossil resources.