Recent Submissions

  • 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 ...
  • Old and out? Age, learning and employability 

    Raemdonck, Isabel (Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, 2016-10-06)
    Workforces across the world are aging, and governments are taking more and more policy actions to encourage aging workers to extend their working lives beyond the usual retirement age. In addition, employers are stimulated ...
  • Achieving social objectives using sponsorship-endorser portfolios 

    Pappu, Ravi (Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, 2016-11-10)
    Increasingly, nonprofits are utilizing social partnerships, such as celebrity endorsements or commercial sponsorships, to realize their social objectives and donation goals. The impact of corporate sponsorship on consumer ...
  • Homeownership and the American Dream - An Analysis of Intergenerational Mobility Effects 

    Kulkarni, Nirupama (Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, 2016-09-30)
    The benefits of homeownership feature prominently in the academic literature and policy discussion alike. Increasing homeownership has been a major policy goal in the US for decades, especially in low-income areas. We show ...

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