V. M. Ravi Kumar

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The historical evolution and current status of sustainability education at Michigan Technological University is described. The history considers the last 15 years, during which, the faculty of Michigan Tech have been collaborating on the development of environmental curricula and courses. This development effort initially focused on specialized offerings(More)
There is an ongoing debate over the role that equity markets play in determining and influencing international equity flows. The first chapter of this dissertation describes the large portfolio equity flows into China and India, in order to understand the buying behavior of US investors. The rapid growth of the Chinese and Indian economies, coupled with the(More)
1 National Institute of Oceanography, Dona Paula, Goa 403 004, India 2 Survey Department, PO Box 191, Accra, Ghana 3 Viterbi School of Engineering, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, CA 90089, USA 4 Institute of Ocean Sciences, Department of Fisheries and Oceans, 9860 West Saanich Road, Sidney, British Columbia V8L 4B2, Canada; PP(More)
Purpose The purpose of this project was to identify social science papers in the traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and Oriental medicine (OM) literature. We believe the growing emphasis on qualitative research necessitates a review of the literature to date. By locating a compendium of articles that study Chinese medicine through social science, we aim to(More)
Participatory approach in forest management emerged as most preferred policy option in most of the developing countries. Participation of communities in forest management has been perceived as panacea for reduction of poverty in forest based economies. In this backdrop, robust reform process by making community a centre for forest management programmes was(More)
Major focus has been devoted in the last three decades to administrative and economic aspects of colonial forest policies in south India, but scientific aspects received little attention. Consequently scientific dynamics of British forestry remained a less focused domain in the literature on colonial forest history. By examining the history of forest(More)
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