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Quadratic programming applications: a review
(20100324)This paper attempts to review applications of quadratic programming and quadratic integer programming. Major applications have been reported in the following areas: Finance, Agriculture, Economics, Production and Operations, ... 
A Quadratic Programming Formulation of the Equidistant Bidirectional Loop Layout Problem
(Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, 2015)A loop layout is a common layout used in flexible manufacturing. In such a layout, a set of stations or facilities are to be arranged in a closed loop so that the total cost of flow between each pair of facilities is ... 
Quality aspects of tomato arriving for auction at APMC Ahmedabad
(20091214)Tomatoes transported from long distances were procured from Sardar Patel Market, Ahmedabad. Fruits were inspected visually for mechanical damage. Experiments were conducted to study the effect of storage on weight loss, ... 
Quantification of distributional impact of Government expenditure on selected social services
(20100313)This paper deals with empirical quantification of distributional impact of government expenditure on selected social services like education, health, medical and family planning at state level. The distributional impact ... 
Quantifying the Impact of Chikungunya and Dengue on Tourism Revenues
(Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, 2009)Background Health economists have traditionally quantified the burden of vectorborne diseases (such as chikungunya and dengue) as the sum of the cost of illness and the cost of intervention programmes. The objective of ... 
Quantity discount pricing model: an exact formulation and analysis
(20100322)In this paper we formulate and analyze the quantity discount pricing problem without the approximation that was earlier used by Monahan and Lee and Rosenblatt. Our exact analysis throws light on some important conceptual ... 
Quasi utilitarian choice function for multi attribute choice problems
(20100417)This paper was written when I was visiting the Centre for Research in Economics and Statistics (CREST), ENSAE (France) during November and December 1993 on a French government fellowship. I would like to thank my hosts for ... 
Quasisocial products with legal implications: A case of insurance marketing
(20100322)In the course of the 'modernization" process many new practices and norms have to be introduced. While we desist from defining modernization or even defending it, suffice it to say that industrilization and modernization ... 
Quasitransitive rational choice
(20091212)We consider a finite universal set of alternatives and the set of all feasible sets are simply the set of all nonempty subsets of this universal set. A choice function assigns to each feasible set a nonempty subset of ... 
Quasitransitive rational, choice and monotonic preference for freedom
(20091212)We consider a finite universal set of alternatives and the set of all feasible sets are simply the set of all nonempty subsets of this universal set. A choice function assigns to each feasible set a nonempty subset of ... 
Quasitransitivity and monotonic preference for freedom
(20100116)We consider a finite universal set of alternatives and the set of all feasible sets are simply the set of all nonempty subsets of this universal set. A choice function assigns to each feasible set a nonempty subset of ... 
Quest for a universal morality: Jurgen Habermas and Sri Aurobindo
(20100329)Morals in the sociological and anthropological discourse have been looked at as a construction of culture and as an appendage of social norms. In the conventional sense, moral development culture. But such a notion of ... 
Quest for aviation growth
(20100116)Based on a review of the Airlines Alliances in various parts of the world, the paper comments on the choices before India. It develops the basic contours of strategy for growth of Indian aviation and notes the role of the ... 
The Question of Land and Infrastructure Development in India: Urgently Required Reforms for Fairness and Infrastructural Development
(20110526)Land in India is problematic largely because of archaic and perverse provisions in the practice and the law. The new Land Acquisition Amendment Bill does go some way to correct the antidemocratic and imperial provisions ... 
A quick estimate the likely total infections and deaths due to COVID19 in select countries (Version April 1, 2020)
(Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, 20200403)Using a logistic model of cumulative cases and deaths it would soon become possible to give estimates to the final numbers of cases and deaths that are likely on account of COVID19, for countries which have gone through ... 
Quotas under RTE: Leading towards an egalitarian education system?
(20131126)Quotas for weaker sections in private schools have been one of the most controversial and contested instruments introduced as part of the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (RTE) Act, 2009. In this paper, ... 
QWL in Indian organisations  an irreverent view
(20100313)This paper takes the position that in Indian organisation, the most central and pivotal concern is the concept of work itself. Work is defined as activities that contribute to achieving organisational missions. Where work ... 
Rainwater harvesting, alternative to the water supply in Indian urban areas: the case of Ahmedabad in Gujarat
(20100331)Water scarcity is a characteristic of northwestern states of India, such as Gujarat. Over time, the continuous increase of the population as well as the financial, administrative and technical deficiencies of the new ... 
Rational choice correspondence in social choice problems
(20091212)This paper grew out of a reading of an interesting exposition by Danilov and Sotskov [1997], where general one to one correspondences are established between binary relations and choice correspondences. Out purpose in this ...