Journal article Open Access
Pulidindi Venugopal; Ch. Vinoda Rao; S. Aswini Priya
Nature of production also affects the health or otherwise of industrial enterprises. Depending upon the nature of market, it can be divided into continuous, seasonal or intermittent. This study explores performance of Small Scale Enterprises in production functional area in India. It is found that duration of dullness of business varied from one industrial category to another and even in the same category between healthy and sick SSEs in Andhra Pradesh. 80 per cent of healthy and 26 per cent of sick SSEs have had dullness ranging from 0-6 months, 16 per cent of healthy and 23 per cent of sick experienced dullness ranging from 6-12 months, 26 per cent of sick faced dullness for a duration of 12-24 months and 25 per cent of sick experienced dullness for a period exceeding 24 months. It is evident that dullness for short spells resulted only in fluctuations in profits, but not resulted in sickness, but dullness for a period exceeding 12-24 months as in Basic Metals and Paper & Paper Products and for a period exceeding 24 months as in Food Products & Processing and Textiles, spelt real disaster pushing them into sickness.