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    • 52nd Annual Convocation (2017)  

      Sharma, Shikha; Birla, Kumar Mangalam; Nanda, Ashish (Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, 2017-03-25)
      52nd Annual convocation held at IIM Ahmedabad (1) Chief Guest - Smt. Shikha Sharma, CEO and Managing Director, Axis Bank Ltd. (2) Chairman - Shree Kumar Mangalam Birla (3) Director - Prof. Ashish Nanda
    • Designing retail stores to maximize visual experience 

      Parikh, Pratik (Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, 2017-03-07)
      The physical layout of a retail store is known to influence the stimuli and behavior of shoppers, eventually affecting their personal experience and store performance. This talk will focus on the visual stimuli of a shopper ...
    • The US-China Business Relationship - Bi-Polar or the Two Pillars of a Stable World Economy – With Implications for India? 

      Contractor, Farok (Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, 2017-03-06)
      This is more of a policy-oriented presentation discussing the extent of trade and FDI involvement between the US and China and what is at stake in the relationship in terms of money, jobs, manufacturing competitiveness, ...
    • Are Subsidies on Drip Irrigation Working? Evidence from Gujarat? 

      Fishman, Ram (Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, 2017-02-21)
      Subsidies on technologies that reduce environmental externalities are popular with policy makers in developing countries. However, given “investment inefficiencies” and the multiple other factors potentially inhibiting ...
    • Development Conflicts We Know Nothing Of 

      Prasad, Rohit (Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, 2017-02-08)
      The typical narrative of development conflict is of a rapacious industry that is unwilling to share the gains of development with people affected by projects and, instead, prone to paying off politicians, bureaucrats and ...
    • Is CEO Pay Related to Performance in the U.S. Hospitality Industry? 

      Singal, Manisha (Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, 2016-12-27)
      Due to the unique nature of the hospitality industry that entails higher competition, ease of entry and exit of firms, and geographic diversification, we hypothesize that CEO compensation in the hospitality industry will ...
    • Selection of Inputs and Outputs in Data Envelopment Analysis 

      Ray, Subhash C (Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, 2017-01-09)
      Productive efficiency lies in producing the maximum output from a given bundle of inputs or using the minimal input for a target bundle of outputs. The method of Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) introduced in the OR/MS ...
    • Indian Brand of Crony Capitalism: The Cultural Underpinnings 

      Khatri, Naresh (Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, 2017-01-06)
      One grave concern that the Indian economy/society face today is that of ubiquitous corruption/cronyism. Despite its importance, there is dearth of scholarly treatment of this phenomenon. In this presentation, we examine ...
    • Art and science of financial analysis using simple cases 

      Govindaraj, Suresh (Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, 2017-01-04)
      In my own teaching experience at top business schools, I have found that the MBA curriculum often lacked the one class that brings together knowledge from diverse areas such as accounting, economics, finance, production ...
    • Stock Picking - Insights from academic research 

      Mohanram, Partha S. (Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, 2016-12-22)
      Despite the importance of the banking sector to the economy, prior valuation studies in accountinghave tended to generally discard bank stocks. We examine returns to a fundamental analysis based trading strategy for the ...
    • Does Health Influence Risk Preference? 

      Kumar, Sanjeev (Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, 2016-12-16)
      This paper investigates whether self-assessed health (SAH) status—a measure of health stock—influences the risk preference of an individual. Using the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health (Add Health), we ...
    • Logistics, the human factor 

      Koster, Rene (M.) B.M. de (Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, 2016-12-16)
      As every manager knows, people are important to achieve operational excellence. The decisions and behavior of leaders impact the behaviors of employees which are instrumental in obtaining high performance. Still, in ...
    • A Framework Model on MNE's Impact on Global Development Challenges in Emerging Markets 

      Gupta, Suraksha (Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, 2016-12-15)
      MNEmerge is a three-year (2014–2016) collaborative research project funded by the EU’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under Grant Agreement No. 612889. The project ...
    • Assessing recent Social Security Programs in India 

      Khera, Reetika (Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, 2016-12-12)
      There has been a major expansion of social security programmes in India during the last fifteen years or so, along with wider recognition of economic and social rights. This paper discusses five programmes of interest: ...
    • New Technology Innovations, Rise of Start-Ups and Design of Competitive Business Models 

      Viswanadham, N. (Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, 2016-12-09)
      Business models are a current hot topic, and their design has become a key to achieving high performance of the companies big or small. New Technologies: Mobile Internet, IOT, Social media, Cloud, Algorithmic Governance, ...
    • Large Population Aggregative Potential Games 

      Lahkar, Ratul (Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, 2016-12-08)
      We consider population games in which payoff depends upon the aggregate strategy level and which admit a potential function. Examples of such aggregative potential games include the tragedy of the commons and the Cournot ...
    • Steel Industry: Strategic Options 

      Firoz, A .S. (Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, 2016-11-23)
      With the government and the steel industry aiming high to take steel production in the country to about 300 million tonnes per annum by the second half of the coming decade from about 90 million tonnes now, there is a need ...
    • What is Impactful Research? 

      Jain, Shailendra C. (Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, 2017-03-03)
      As researchers, we continue to do research in areas which appear to have buzzwords or perpetuated by researchers from so-called top universities or by so-called top researchers from other universities. There is a need for ...
    • Challenges in running a Tertiary/Quaternary Care Hospital 

      Narain, Ram K (Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, 2017-01-24)
      Provision of healthcare falls under the purview of the service sector and the consumer expectation is service excellence. Hospitals are being constantly compared to similar providers in the hospitality domain, financial services ...
    • Quality Management and Institutionalized Hospital Care 

      Desai, Mahesh (Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, 2014-12-19)
      Muljibhai Patel Urological Hospital was conceived to develop as a super speciality hospital in Kidney diseases in 1978. At that time there was no institutionalized hospital for catering to the kidney diseases. It was started ...