Here is an amazing opportunity for senior students to research on broad themes affecting businesses, and publish their work.

All published articles will credit the student and the educational institution to which they belong.

Young Scribe has started a new series — the Economics of Business — to provide an opportunity for senior students to research about enterprises and the issues that face them.

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Here are some examples of what students can research and write about:

  • Visit a local business OR a local factory, your local chaat shop, grocery store, bakery, tailor, restaurant, printing store, jewellery store, gymnasium, automobile shop, furniture store, tile factory, garments factory, or ANY other local business. And speak with the owner of the business to understand how the business is run, figure out what it costs them, how much revenue they make, and the profits they earn. Basically try to break down and understand the unit economics for that business. See https://youngscribe.com/category/economics-and-business/ for examples.
  • Write about the impact of GST on small businesses. (Do they understand how ready they are, what do they think will the impact be, etc.) This can be done by interviewing small businesses and drawing inferences. This can also be done by developing a questionnaire and administering it to a meaningful sample size, followed by some analysis.
  • Track the effect of demonetisation on businesses either through interviews or surveys.
  • Interview the CEO of a company. If you are able to reach out to CEOs of different kinds of companies, you can interview them, transcribe it, and send it to us.
  • Pick any other topic related to small or medium enterprises. (such as: Challenges of regulatory compliance, difficulties in running a business, the perceived impact of e-commerce giants such as Amazon and Flipkart on retail stores, problems with access to credit, etc.)

IMPORTANT:

  1. The writing should be original. It should be well researched, nicely argued, and neatly presented.
  2. The writing should be of high quality. Each submission must be at least 400 words long. Photographs, audio podcasts, and videos are welcome.
  3. We encourage students to seek the guidance of professors/ teachers/ mentors to improve their work at all stages of their work.
  4. Students may submit more than one article either individually or in a group.
  5. Submit your articles to YoungScribeTeam@gmail.com latest by Monday, September 25, 2017.

Make sure you budget enough time… a well written entry takes effort and editing, before you submit it.

If you have any questions, you can email YoungScribeTeam@gmail.com.

Happy writing!

Team Young Scribe