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  • Multitype branching process: extensions, inferences and applications 

    Yadav, Sumit Kumar (Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, 2020)
    The idea of a simple branching process is that a parent produces offsprings. They then further take the role of parents and produce o springs, and the processes continue either until infinity or until extinction. We relax ...
  • Three essays on interest rate modeling 

    Kumar, Sudarshan (Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, 2020)
    This dissertation presents three essays that explore and propose methodological modifications to adapt yield curve modeling to the context of emerging markets using data from Indian bond markets. While no arbitrage affine ...
  • Impact of order of presentation and prominent presentation of brand and attribute on consumers’ willingness to pay 

    Narayanan, Priya (Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, 2020)
    How does differential presentation of the components of a product – brand and attribute(s) – impact consumers’ willingness to pay (WTP) for the product? In this thesis, we attempt to answer this question through two essays. ...
  • Media, cognition and assemblage perspectives on ICT in education: a three-part study in an early-adopter Indian school 

    Shah, Prateek (Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, 2020)
    Digital technology is expected to change education systems, and discussions around the nature of this change have started to move beyond technocentrism or unfounded optimism, to focus on the nuances of integrating digital ...
  • Governance and economic growth in the Indian states 

    Singh, Pavneet (Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, 2020)
    In Essay 1, I have assimilated a unique dataset of 30 indicators across three broad dimensions of Accountability, State Capacity and Fiscal Performance. Building on theoretical considerations from the New Institutional ...
  • Firm aspirations, resource orchestration and performance: a study of Indian firms 

    George, Nycil (Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, 2020)
    Resource orchestration is characterized by a series of firm-level strategic actions – from search and selection of assets (resource investment) to the bundling and leveraging of these assets (resource deployment) – and ...
  • Spatial topology of urban policy assemblage: a post-structuralist analysis of making of India’s smart cities 

    Mittal, Harsh (Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, 2020)
    Drawing on post-structuralist theories of space, power and policy-making, I examine the policy processes enveloping Smart Cities Mission (SCM), a flagship scheme of the Indian central government. Following act as guiding ...
  • Coordination in sharing economy: a study of ride-hailing platforms 

    Joshi, Harit (Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, 2020)
    Recent years have witnessed an emergence of sharing economy, defined as an economic system in which assets or services are shared between private individuals. Ride-hailing has emerged as a key area of sharing based business ...
  • Stochastic modeling and analysis of automated Intra-logistics systems 

    Kumawat, Govind Lal (Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, 2020)
    Logistics companies are adopting automated technologies for material handling operations in intralogistics facilities, such as sea container terminals and distribution warehouses, to improve operational efficiency and meet ...
  • Essays on inflation expectations 

    Singh, Gaurav Kumar (Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, 2020)
    “Expectations about macroeconomic variables play an important role in economic theory and policy-making. Household inflation expectations are key to understanding household consumption and investment decisions, and hence ...
  • Aligning decarbonization of energy systems and sustainable development in India: synergies and tradeoffs 

    Gupta, Dipti (Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, 2020)
    Although a rapidly growing economy, India faces many challenges on energy access and clean energy echoing some of the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations. Moreover, post-2020 climate actions outlined in ...
  • Essays on financial intermediation 

    Gopalakrishnan, Balagopal (Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, 2020)
    We present three essays on financial intermediation in this dissertation. The first essay examines the credit risk choices of the public sector banks (PSBs) in India with novel data that identifies borrowers with their ...
  • Decision models for e-hailing texi platforms 

    P. M., Arulanantha Prabu (Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, 2020)
    Uber, Ola, Didi, and Lyft are examples of successful e-hailing taxi platforms. In this thesis, we aim to develop decision models for such platforms. In the rst essay, for an e-hailing taxi operation, we analyze the driver's ...
  • Urban land use and the heat island effect 

    Shah, Arpit (Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, 2020)
    Higher urban temperatures, driven by the urban heat island (UHI) effect, have several negative health and economic implications such as heat stroke and higher air conditioning usage. The UHI is linked to urban land use. ...
  • Higher education in India: efficiency, quality and sustainability 

    Sen, Samudra (Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, 2019)
    In a world where data and information are ubiquitous and omnipotent, education plays a prominent role in almost all aspects of modern life. Governments and various global agencies ramp up their efforts for propagating ...
  • Toward a better understanding of negation and brand recall memory 

    Mandal, Sudipta (Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, 2019)
    Consumers rely heavily on their memories during decision-making. Consequently, the ability of consumers to recall brand-related information plays a vital role in their purchasing decisions. In this context, our research ...
  • Studies in Indian equity derivatives market 

    Jain, Sonali (Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, 2019)
    Indian equity derivatives market is one of the largest derivatives markets in the world, with highly liquid index futures, Single-stock futures (SSFs), index options and Single-stock options (SSOs). We explore the dynamics ...
  • The influence of perception of performance management system and regulatory focus on work engagement 

    Kakkar, Shiva (Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, 2019)
    The relationship between perception of performance management systems (PMS) and work engagement is the main focus of this study. It is postulated that employee perception of performance management system (PPMS) determines ...
  • Essays on audit committee and board composition 

    Poonawala, Sakina H. (Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, 2019)
    The first essay examines audit committee composition change with respect to new members joining. Firms are argued to maintain audit committee composition as per their monitoring needs (Krishnan and Lee, 2009) and independent ...
  • The trajectory of forgiveness in workplace bullying: a hermeneutic phenomenological study of target coping 

    Mishra, Nidhi (Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, 2019)
    Forgiveness as a coping strategy in the context of workplace bullying has been largely overlooked, being evidenced by only few studies (D'Cruz & Noronha, 2012a and 2018b). Alternatively, forgiveness which is often ...

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