Business as a holistic manifestation

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Chaing Kai Shaik became a huge industrial hub through just making liveries and tents for the allied armed forces. The economic prosperity of the island duly backed up by the armorial might of the USA created a situation of tremendous strength. When China was overtaken by Communism and Chaing Kai Shaik moved over to Taipei , even then, the Red Army dared not
touch the island.

Compare this to the gay abandon with which the People's Liberation Army very well does what catches its imagination in the domain of incursions in Arunachal Pradesh or Ladakh. Business has many facets. Several components of business have not even become serious subject matters of research in venerable consultancy and research institutions.At least I don't know any PhD level work on 'black money' or any manual of Sales and Marketing on armaments. If businessis, also, the caption for money making money, areas just noted have a significance of their own.

There is much talk of climate change, world peace, exchange parity and even travel to all the planets. All this is understandable. What is not understandable is how such large areas of business as armaments and its related industries are not beensuitably analyzed or understood. Confusions are many. War is the only industry in which there are no 'productive' outcomes. In fact there is no outcome of war save devastation.

Several questions remain. What is the business impact of war? Are there any gainers? And if there are gainers where does the money go? If making bombs or for that matter investing in fire power is such good business what is its relative ranking in the hierarchy of other businesses? The questions can be asked but that does not necessarily mean that answers will come.

The business manager remains a partially defined entity.

What is being argued in the above narrative is, that business isconventionally seen, as'employment'. What is being emphasized in employment is livelihood and what is being emphasized in livelihood is condoning disproportionate community payment for "defense" (please read Armaments).

The logic elaborated in the above going paragraphs is like a simple mathematical equation which need not be converted into a mystery packed in an enigma and wrapped in a puzzle.

The world is full of many award winning intellectuals, authors, statesmen and the list can go on. One can write a book on Welfare Economics and become a Nobel Prize Winner. Nothing wrong with that. What is intriguing is why industries which are really the key movers of international relations and business economics are denied the same analytical attention.

The same investments can be used elsewhere to prevent the business of body shopping; the business of confining healthcare to the rich and the powerful who alone can buy the drugs or afford the surgery; prevent starvation deaths and worse in known pockets of the world where this pattern perpetuates itself.

The answer lies with the business manager who must become a part of the active world of decision making at large.

Obviously democratization of policy making processes that effect/influence specific groups and communities is important.

The business manager needs to be incorporated in the mainstream of human development, working for a more complete understanding of business in all its manifestations.

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