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A new genetic algorithm for the tool indexing problem
(Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, 20160314)The tool indexing problem is one of allocating tools to slots in a tool magazine so as to minimize the tool change time in automated machining. This problem has been widely studied in the literature. A genetic algorithm ... 
New Logic of Indian Ventures Abroad: Three Case Studies
(20100406)This paper reports the findings of a study to understand the logic of Indian ventures in the 1980s and beyond. Three case studies are analyzed in detail. The motives behind these ventures are compared with the motives of ... 
New marketing in a new environment: some thoughts on a basic restructuring
(20100321)A case is developed for some basic changes in the conceptual repertoire of the marketing discipline in view of the changes in the economic and social environment in India today. It is argued that the adaptation of existing ... 
New product introduction strategy in consumer products category in India
(20100326)The objective of this study is to obtain an insight into the nature of new product introduction strategies of Indian nature of new product introduction strategies of Indian organizations. Data on 237 product/brand launches ... 
New proof of the maximum principle in optimal control theory
(20100319)A new proff of the maximum principle is established in this paper, for the simplest problem in optimal control theory. 
New trends in sensitivity training
(20100326)The Indian and western forms of sensitivity training differ the content, process and the underlying perspectives. The two perspectives of sensitivity training are compared along with the differences in application in ... 
Nirmithi kendra at quilon: an innovative organization
(20100325)Nirmithi Kendra at Quilon is unique in many respects; its concept as well as its management practices are innovative. It was established with the objective of disseminating low cost housing technology. Nirmithi has influenced ... 
No mandate for drastic change: UB2K
(20100328)In a brief comment on the Union Budget 2000, the article looks at the accumulated baggage over the decades that is needed to be dealt with. While acknowledging it as a politically correct budget, the article argues that ... 
Non  rationalizability of utilitarian consistent choice functions
(20100722)In much of the applied welfare economics, one finds the recurrent use of utilitarian objective functions, in arriving at social decisions. Apart from being completely insensitive to distributional issues, the utilitarian ... 
The non manipulability of the utilitarian solution
(20100325)In this paper we model threat bargaining problems as fixed threat bargaining games (with the threat point at the origin) and show that the utilitarian solution to threat bargaining problems is not manipulable. 
Nonhausdorff topological space in which every convergent sequence converges to a unique limit
(20091212)Does there exist a non Hausdorff topological space, such that every convergent sequence in it converges to a unique limit? Considering the obvious scarcity of such spaces we were compelled to construct one by ourselves. 
Nontimber forest products: some policy issues and concerns
(20100324)This paper reviews policy issues and concerns related to nontimber forest products. 
Nonlinear 01 knapsack problem with capacity selection
(Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, 20160307)We study a nonlinear 01 knapsack problem with capacity selection decision, as it arises as a part of facility location/service system design problems with congestion. The capacity selection decision gives rise to a ... 
A note on (S,s) inventory policy
(20100314)This article obtains the stationary distribution of the stock level of a continuous review (S,s) Inventory policy with the following characteristics. The demand rate is a constant and unit quantity is demanded whenever ... 
Note on a reduced game property for the egalitarian solution
(20100327)In this paper we obtain an axiomatixation of the egalitarian solution using a reduced game property. 
A Note on axiomatic characterizations of the Nash bargaining solution
(20091212)In this paper, to begin with we present a generalization of the independence of irrelevant expansions assumption to the situation with an arbitrary yet finite number of players, and with the help of a comparatively simpler ... 
Note on characterising the median
(20100116)Consider the situation where one has to choose one among three differently priced birthday cakes, to give to a friends. It is very likely, that in the absence of strong personal reasons, one would select the cake whose ... 
A Note on cost monotonic group decision mechanisms
(20091212)In this paper we study the problem of project selection as a group decision making problem and obtain a characterization of cost monotonic group decision mechanism. We furnish two examples of cost monotonic group decision ... 
A note on debt capacity in mergers
(20100326)Debt capacity is commonly thought to increase in a corporate merger. This note observes that the very concept of debt capacity appears to have evolved over time. In keeping with this, a fresh definition of debt capacity ... 
A Note on Estimationg Variance of Finite Population Distribution Function
(Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, 2015)Estimating finite population distribution function is an important problem to the survey samplers since it summarizes almost all the relevant information of interest about the finite population. Moreover due to its ...