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Title: Consultancy Services for Small Scale Sick Units
Authors: M S Chikkara
Issue/Year: Apr-1998
Section: Notes and Commentaries
Abstract: Development of small scale industrial sector and providing multiple socio-economic benefits is one of the priorities of Indian planning. Though a number of measures were introduced to sustain healthy growth of this sector, a significant portion of small scale units have started falling sick. Consultants from various technical consultancy organizations, small industry service institutes, and private firms do play a major role in preventing and curing sickness. Based on a field study of 20 problematic units, this paper by Chhikara evaluates certain important aspects of the consulting profession such as hiring consultants and utilizing their services; involvement and commitment of promoters; the role of financial institutions and banks; overall impact of consultancy services; major gaps and limitations, and additional requirements needed for making consultancy services more result-oriented.
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