Dr. Vrajlal Sapovadia
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SIMULTANEOUS FORUM: Agriculture and agri-food
"I am participating in the International Summit of Cooperatives because…"
“Cooperative organizations have enormous potential to create and add value for an individual, society and environment. Cooperative principles promote a holistic development rather than a fragmented one. As a researcher working on cooperatives, the event provides a platform to share views and experiences.
The experience gained in the Summit can be useful in my future research work and also to my country in building a strong economy and a happy society and, in turn, create and add value to the event.”
Dr. Vrajlal Sapovadia holds the position of Director at Shanti Business School, Jaipur, India. He worked with National Institute of Cooperative Management, Gandhinagar, for 6 years, BK School of Business Management Ahmedabad & IIM Indore as a faculty member and with National Insurance Academy Pune as Director. His PhD thesis is entitled “Comparative Financial Performance of Indian vs. USA Cooperatives”. He received 13 international fellowships for his work in cooperatives including 4 from ICA’s regional research conferences held in Thailand (2004), Sri Lanka (2006), Vietnam (2008) and France (2010).
He has published 7 books, including 3 on cooperatives and microfinance. He worked as a guide for Micro Finance community at Development Gateway, USA. His papers are among the top 1% most downloaded on Social Science Research Network, USA.
About Shanti Business School
Shanti Business School has been set up by The Chiripal Charitable Trust, Ahmedabad, as a corporate citizenship, to bring about the much needed changes in management education today by employing Chiripal Trust’s B-C-D philosophy. ‘Success’, as B-C-D philosophy sees it, is usually the result of the coming together of three pivotal factors – Business, Communication and Design.
Management, conventionally speaking, refers to all functions that enable an organization to run smoothly, with optimum utilization of available resources and the best possible results or output. Its mission is to endeavour to create world-class centres of excellence which produce sought-after, industry-relevant corporate leaders who are adaptable to the changing socio-economical world order in a globalized environment. The author emphasizes here the role of educational institutions in producing leaders who balance economic efficiency, social requirements and an enduring environment while doing business. Cooperatives are organizations that promote mutual, social, economic, and cultural education.
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