ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Understanding Gender Equality in the Software Industry of Kerala through the Capability Approach

An analysis of the issue of gender equality in the information technology industry in Kochi and Thiruvananthapuram using the framework of Amartya Sen's capability approach indicates that the development of the information technology sector in Kerala is bringing about a gradual gendering of engineering education in the state as well as of software employment. However a deeper analysis reveals a clear process of exclusion in career progression.

Poor Performance of Private Corporate Sector-in Kerala

in Kerala Nirmala Padmanabhan Thir paper analyses the financial performance of a representative sample of private sector companies in manufacturing industry in Kerala over a period of 14 years from 1971-72 to 1984-85. An understanding of the financial behaviour of private sector companies is necessary if the state government is to devise policies and programmes to improve the productive efficiency of manufacturing activity as well as the climate for long-term investment in the state.

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