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Volume-2 Issue-5: Published on June 15, 2016
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Volume-2 Issue-5: Published on June 15, 2016

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Volume-2 Issue-5, June 2016, ISSN: 2394-0913 (Online)
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Authors:

Mahua Biswas

Paper Title:

Corporate Sustainability Reporting in India – A Disclosure

Abstract:  Companies have adopted Corporate Sustainability Reporting because it enables them to align their long-term objectives with corporate sustainability and social responsibility. Organizations are no longer focused on profits, but rather maintaining their goodwill in the competitive market. Corporate sustainability also helps in achieving greater credibility among the employees, business partners and government regulators Over a period of time the number of CSR and sustainability reports published by organizations across globe has also been increased which shows that organizations taking sustainability reporting as a powerful tool in their decision-making as well as in their corporate policy and strategy. In view of the above the present study aims at to understand the extent to which corporate sustainability reporting exists in India with respect to the guidelines imposed by GRI.

Keywords:
 Corporate Sustainability Reporting, GRI, disclosure JEL: M41


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2.       Farneti Federica&Guthrie James, 2007, “Sustainability Reporting by Australian Public Sector Organization: Why they Report?” Financial Reporting & Business Communication Research Unit, Eleventh Annual Conference, Bologna University, Italy

3.       Finch Nigel, “Sustainability Reporting Frameworks”, Macquarie Graduate School of Management, nigel.finch@mgsm.edu.au

4.       Finch Nigel, 2005, “The Motivation for adopting Sustainability Disclosure”, Macquarie Graduate School of Management, Macquarie University, Sydney NSW 2109, Australia

5.       Gehman Joel, 2011, “The Global Reporting Initiative: 1997-2009”, Smeal College of Business, Pennsylvania State University, 447 Business Building, University Park, PA 16802, (814) 865-7149, jgehman@psu.edu

6.       Goyal Neeraj, “Corporate Sustainability Reporting Practices among Indian Companies – Myth or Reality”, Head, Department of Business Management, M M Modi College, Patiala, International Journal of Management and Social Sciences Research (IJMSSR)  ISSN: 2319-4421 Volume 3, No. 1, January 2014

7.       Hahn Prof. Dr. Rudiger and Kuhnen Michael, 2013, “Determinants of Sustainability Reporting: A review of results, trends, theory and opportunities in an expanding field of research”, Journal of Cleaner Production (2013), 59, pp. 5-21

8.       Hess, 2014, “The Future of Sustainability Reporting as a Regulatory Mechanism”, Law and the transition to Business Sustainability, Springer Publishing

9.       Hohnen Paul, 2012, “The Future of Sustainability Reporting”, EEDP Programme Paper: 2012/02, Chatham House, 10th St. James Square, London

10.    Ioannou Ioannis and Serafeim George, 2012, “The Consequences of Mandatory Sustainability Reporting”, Harvard Business School, Soldiers‘  Field  Road,  Morgan  Hall  381,  02163 Boston, MA, USA.

11.    Jose P.D and Saraf Saurabh, 2013, “Corporate Sustainability Initiatives Reporting: A Study of India’s most valuable companies”, Corporate Strategy & Policy, Indian Institute of Management Bangalore-560076

12.    Kolk Ans, “Sustainability, Accountability and Corporate Governance Exploring Multinationals reporting Practices, Business Strategy and the Environment

13.    LingánJeannet and WymanLibby, 2013, “Exploring Civil Society Perspectives on Sustainability Reporting and Sustainability Reporting Policies”, Stakeholder Forum for a Sustainable Future.

14.    “Measuring Up: A Study on Corporate Sustainability Reporting in Canada”, Certified General Accountants Association of Canada

15.    Schönbohm Avo and HofmannUlrike, 2012, “Comprehensive Sustainability Reporting – A long road to go for German TecDax 30 companies”, Institute of Management Berlin at the Berlin School of Economics and Law (HWR Berlin)Badensche Str. 50-51, D-10825 Berlin.

16.    Taib M. Erina, Ameer Rashid & Haniff Nizal Dr.Mohammed, “Relationship between corporate sustainability practices and financial performance: Evidence from the GRI reporting companies”, Accounting Research Institute, Universiti Teknologi Mara Malaysia Tel: 00603 5544 4925, Email: erinamt_1@yahoo.com


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Authors:

Nafiza Ferdowshi

Paper Title:

Individually Adapted Curriculum Towards Inclusive Educational Setting

Abstract:   Inclusive curriculum makes a system where every child has an opportunity to enhance the quality of lives through the education. Educators and pupils are the central aspects for developing an adapted curriculum. The trend of inclusion opens a window through which humanistic perspective takes place in education. The curriculum relation model (CRM), resource-based themes of interaction, ecological model, information processing model, enrichment perspectives are used here to formulate an adapted curriculum.

Keywords:
 Inclusion, adapted curriculum, pupils, curriculum relation model.

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5.       H. Rye, “Helping children and families with special needs: A resource-oriented approach”,  Johnsen, Berit H. & Skjørten, Miriam D. (eds), Education-special needs education: An introduction. Oslo: Unipub, 2001.
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Authors:

Ghazi Al- Hamed

Paper Title:

The Effect of Job Design on Employee Performance in Jordanian Health Private Sector

Abstract: The present study intends to measure the effect of job design which consist of (Skill Variety, Task Identity, Task Significance, Autonomy, and Feedback) on employee performance which consist of (High Motivation, High Quality of Work, High Satisfaction, accept more responsibility, Low Absenteeism and Turnover). The population study consist of all the employee who are working in private Health Care Organizations in Middle region Amman-Jordan Simple random sampling technique was used to select respondents from the various Hospitals, (450) respondent was randomly selecte from the study population from the private Hospitals, of which four hundred ten (410) was retrieved shaped .91% of total study population. The model analysis of Regression (Enter Method) was to analyze data and test the mentioned hypothesis to decide the effect of job design which consist of (Skill Variety, Task Identity, Task Significance, Autonomy, and Feedback) on the performance of employee in private health care organizations which consist of (High Motivation, High Quality of Work, High Satisfaction, accept more responsibility, Low Absenteeism and Turnover) . 
The result shows the following:
         A-    The determination factor (R) is (.923), This means that the change one unit  in job design as a whole  will increase the                              employee performance (92%).
        B-    The effect degree B (beta) is (.71), This means that the change in characteristics of job design one unit will increase Employee                 Performance (.71).
        C-    From the findings of the regression analysis(Enter method), The R square value is 0.851 which clearly suggests that there is a                 strong relationship between Job Design and Job Employee Performance, This indicates that the job design which consist of (Skill               Variety, Task Identity, Task Significance, Autonomy, and Feedback) share a variation of 85.1 % of employee performance in                   private health care organizations which consist of((High Motivation, High Quality of Work, High Satisfaction, accept more                           responsibility, Low Absenteeism and Turnover)

        D-    The remaining 15% implies that there are other factors that have not been studied which affect Employee Performance.
        E-    So Job Design is responsible or can interpret (85%) 0f employee performance in private Health Organizations.


Keywords:
 (Skill Variety, Task Identity, Task Significance, Autonomy, and Feedback), (R) is (.923), B (beta) is (.71), Hospitals, (450), High Quality of Work, High Satisfaction, accept more responsibility,


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10.    Grag, P., & Rastogi, R. (2005). A New Model for Job Design: Motivating employee’s Performance. Journal of Management Development, 25(6), 572–587.

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Authors:

Brar Reetinder, Kaur Simarpreet

Paper Title:

Depression and Anxiety in Caregivers of Cancer Patients

Abstract:  Anxiety is often automatically linked with stress that is because those of us who have been, or are caregivers, know what a difficult job it can be at times. Although anxiety is different then stress, the features can overlap and also the response to self-help or other therapy strategies. The diagnosis of cancer has not only a significant impact on the affected patients, but also on their families, and may cause emotional responses of shock, doubt, anxiety, and depression. The present investigation was conducted to gain insight into Depression and Anxiety in caregivers of cancer patients. The sample consisted of caregivers (25 years and above) of cancer patients selected randomly who were living with their spouses within Chandigarh. It was found that mostly female caregivers were providing most of the physical care as compared to male caregivers. Female caregiver reported high levels of depression and anxiety and anxiety in caregivers was significantly correlated with depression

Keywords:
Anxiety, because, diagnosis, (25 years and above), Depression


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5.    Rachel Mahoney,CiaranRegan,CorneliusKatona and Gill Livingston.(2005). Anxiety and depression in family caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s disease - the LASER-AD study.13, 795–801.

6.    Spielberger, C. D. (1989). State-Trait Anxiety Inventor: Palo Alto, CA: Consulting Psychologists Press.


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