An Empirical Study on Management Practices in Cooperative Sugar Factories of Gujarat

10 Pages Posted: 25 Jul 2012

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Kishor B. Barad

Shanti Business School Ahmedabad

Date Written: July 25, 2012


The cooperative sugar factories are agri business units incorporated under cooperative form of business organizations in Gujarat. Sugar being an essential commodity, this industry enjoys the benefits of ‘sellers markets’. They aren’t required to go out in the market in search of customers. In this industry the competition is for raw materials as there are several alternatives uses of the cane sugar. The mind sets of management and employees of this industry is more ‘production oriented’ rather than ‘productive oriented’ and thus management function is being practiced merely as an administrative function rather than the strategic one. Since long researchers, practitioners and policy makers have studied various technical aspects of this industry from time to time so as to increase the production efficiency of sugarcane and sugar. However there is paucity of research on management aspects of this industry. In modern times ‘management' is being treated as a technology and one of the most fundamental factor of production. Thus in this paper the researcher wants to study and know the various professional practices and procedures of management adopted in managing the cooperative sugar factories of Gujarat.

Keywords: cooperative sugar factory in Gujarat, cooperative sugar factory, management practices, management

Suggested Citation

Barad, Kishor B., An Empirical Study on Management Practices in Cooperative Sugar Factories of Gujarat (July 25, 2012). Available at SSRN: or

Kishor B. Barad (Contact Author)

Shanti Business School Ahmedabad ( email )

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