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    • 54th Annual Convocation (2019) 

      Basu, Kaushik; D'Souza, Errol; Mangalam Kumar, Birla (Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, 2019-03-16)
      IIMA’s 54th Convocation was held on Saturday, March 16, 2019. Prof. Kaushik Basu, Professor of Economics & Carl Marks Professor of International Studies, Cornell University graced the event as the Chief Guest.
    • Do Activity-Based Incentive Plans Work? Evidence from a Large-Scale Field Experiment 

      Rao, Raghunath Singh (Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, 2019-03-29)
      Despite theory-based expectations, and actual usage in practice, we lack any evidence about sales productivity gains from activity-based incentive (ABI) pay. Such plans incorporate activity scores from salespersons’ call ...
    • Nominee representatives of financing institutions in the board of directors: Implications on firm internationalization strategy 

      Upadhyayula, Rajesh (Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, 2018-11-13)
      Extant literature on Corporate Governance predominantly examines the characteristics of Anglo-Saxon system of corporate governance. Characteristics of board of directors, such as board independence are the outcomes of ...
    • Wealth Distribution, Pattern of Trade and Capital Flows- Role of Credit Market Imperfection 

      Marjit, Sugata (Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, 2019-01-21)
      This paper explores the impact of wealth distribution on pattern of trade and capital flows with credit rationing. More egalitarian societies may aggravate the impact of credit rationing and that may lead to import of ...
    • Can academic integration reduce the economic divide: An Analysis of the RTE Act in India 

      Joshi, Radhika (Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, 2019-02-18)
      The Right to Education (RtE) Act enforced in 2009 requires all private schools in India to admit 25% children from economically weaker sections. If successful, the act may play a key role in reducing the widening social ...
    • Minimum distance model checking in Berkson measurement error models with validation data 

      Koul, Hira (Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, 2019-02-12)
      This talk will present a class of tests for fitting a parametric model to the regression function in the presence of Berkson measurement error in the covariates without specifying the measurement error density but when ...
    • Management Science & Practice, deployed in providing Technology Enabled Remote Healthcare 

      Ganapathy, Dr. K. (Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, 2019-02-04)
      The only way to bridge the ever-increasing urban rural health divide is to use Information & Communication Technology and integrate Telehealth into the healthcare delivery system. This profusely illustrated presentation ...
    • An infrastructure investment methodology to risk mitigation from rail hazmat shipments 

      Verma, Manish (Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, 2019-01-25)
      A significant majority of hazardous materials (hazmat), including those integral to sustain our industrial lifestyle such as crude oil, are produced and consumed at different locations, and therefore need to be transported ...
    • Do Expectations Reflect Information Reliability? Evidence From Odds on Tennis Matches 

      Mavis, Christos (Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, 2019-01-22)
      We examine whether people form expectations by placing a larger weight on more reliable signals. To test this notion, we analyze subjective probabilities inferred from odds offered on the outcomes of men's tennis matches, ...
    • The Contingent Impact of Failing Fast on Salesperson Performance 

      Ranjan, Kumar Rakesh (Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, 2019-01-18)
      Sales is a profession that faces an inordinate amount of failure. When salespeople fail and face rejection from the customer, the consequences can be widespread and lasting. Perhaps, however, salespeople should not aim to ...
    • Causal inference and finite population sampling 

      Mukherjee, Rahul (Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, 2019-01-17)
      In recent years, there has been a significant interest in causal inference in a potential outcomes framework, with applications to such diverse fields as sociology, behavioral sciences, biomedical sciences, and so on. The ...
    • A Model for Enhancing Productivity via Employee Well Being 

      Swahney, Rupy (Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, 2018-12-28)
      The future of a country is dependent on the well-being of the society, in particular, its workforce. A healthy workforce can participate in a globally-competent development of a country. Unfortunately, a growing number of ...
    • Inclusive education in Delhi: Understating teachers' perspectives and beliefs 

      Tiwari, Ashwini (Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, 2018-12-21)
      This study examines the perceptions and beliefs of general education teachers about the inclusion of students with disabilities (SWDs) in regular education classrooms. Using hermeneutic phenomenology as a methodological ...
    • Major Determinants of World Agricultural Trade 

      Devadoss, Stephen (Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, 2018-12-27)
      Agricultural world trade is heavily impacted by comparative advantage, trade policies, domestic farm policies, gravity factors, and transport costs. Comparative advantage is determined by Ricardian productivity differences ...
    • Search: then and now with particular reference to the web 

      Robertson, Stephen (Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, 2018-12-10)
      Nowadays, we take web search engines for granted. For many people, their favourite search engine (Google or some other) is their primary or even sole entry-point to the web. Not only that -- it also, in some sense, _is_ ...
    • Rational Choices: An Ecological Foundation 

      Borah, Abhinash (Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, 2018-11-16)
      We address the oft-repeated criticism that the demands which the rational choice approach makes on the knowledge and cognition of a decision maker (DM) are way beyond the capabilities of typical human intelligence. Our key ...
    • Diffusing Coordination Risk 

      Basak, Deepal (Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, 2018-11-02)
      Agents face strategic uncertainty in a regime change game that is akin to debt rollover. A mass of agents sequentially decide whether to attack a regime or not, but they do not observe the past actions of other agents. A ...
    • Hierarchical decision-making produces persistent differences in learning performance 

      Warglien, Massimo (Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, 2018-11-02)
      Human organizations are commonly characterized by a hierarchical chain of command that facilitates division of labor and integration of effort. Higher-level employees set the strategic frame that constrains lower-level ...
    • Poverty Index with Time-Varying Consumption and Income Distributions 

      Kumar, T. Krishna (Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, 2018-11-01)
      Poverty is defined as degree of deprivation in consumption of an essential commodity. Employing Ernst Engel’s approach we derive a hierarchy of needs and identify the basic needs. We then use the Engel curve for that ...
    • Panel Discussion on Doctor-Patient Communication: Issues and Challenges 

      Unknown author (Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, 2019-02-28)
      where representatives from the doctor community, hospital managers from both private and public sector hospitals, the general public, and academics would share their perspectives. The Panelists are: • Dr. Indu Arneja, ...