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A Novel Learning Heuristic Applied for Computationally Hard Managerial Decision Making and Transportation Operations Control

  • Authors: Narayanaswami S.
    Year: 2019 | IIM Ahmedabad
    Source: 2018 International Conference on Production and Operations Management Society, POMS 2018
    DOI: 10.1109/POMS.2018.8629467

Planning and scheduling transportation operations is considered computationally hard and time demanding. We consider a complex network of interconnected links across a set of locations and a set of vehicle movements on these links to fulfil some traffic demands. In such a set-up, basically two types...(Read Full Abstract)


All that glitters is not green: Creating trustworthy ecofriendly services at green hotels

While there is much emphasis on authentic green practices, there is rising concern about the common practice of "greenwashing" or unsubstantiated claims about good environmental policies. Consequently, tourism businesses need to provide tangible evidences to create trust in their green claims. This ...(Read Full Abstract)


All that glitters is not green: Creating trustworthy ecofriendly services at green hotels

While there is much emphasis on authentic green practices, there is rising concern about the common practice of ''greenwashing'' or unsubstantiated claims about good environmental policies. Consequently, tourism businesses need to provide tangible evidences to create trust in their green claims. Thi...(Read Full Abstract)


An extensive evaluation of CONWIP-card controlled and scheduled start time based production system designs

  • Authors: Roy D., Ravikumaran V.
    Year: 2019 | IIM Ahmedabad
    Source: Journal of Manufacturing Systems
    DOI: 10.1016/j.jmsy.2018.12.006

Order release policies such as a card-controlled CONWIP policy aim to improve system responsiveness and minimize system-wide inventory levels. It is not clear if order release policies (without card control) can be equally effective under certain settings of the production system design parameters. ...(Read Full Abstract)


An Orchestrated Negotiated Exchange: Trading Home-Based Telework for Intensified Work

  • Authors: Bathini D.R., Kandathil G.M.
    Year: 2019 | IIM Ahmedabad
    Source: Journal of Business Ethics
    DOI: 10.1007/s10551-017-3449-y

In this paper, we explore a popular flexible work arrangement (FWA), home-based telework, in the Indian IT industry. We show how IT managers used the dominant meanings of telework to portray telework as an employee benefit that outweighed the attendant cost—intensified work. While using their discre...(Read Full Abstract)


Asset liability management model with decision support system for life insurance companies: Computational results

  • Authors: Dutta G., Rao H.V., Basu S., Tiwari M.K.
    Year: 2019 | IIM Ahmedabad
    Source: Computers and Industrial Engineering
    DOI: 10.1016/j.cie.2018.06.033

Big Data Analytics is an important and flexible tool available for data analysis and informed decision making. In this paper, we look at the use of Big Data Analytics in asset liability management and asset allocation in uncertain economic situations using stochastic linear programming (SLP). In par...(Read Full Abstract)


Celebrity endorsements in emerging markets: Align endorsers with brands or with consumers?

  • Authors: Roy S., Guha A., Biswas A., Grewal D.
    Year: 2019 | IIM Ahmedabad
    Source: Journal of International Business Studies
    DOI: 10.1057/s41267-018-00209-1

This paper investigates country-of-origin (CO) effects as they relate to celebrity endorsements. Across multiple studies in emerging markets, the authors show that consumers’ evaluations depend on the match between (1) celebrity CO and consumer CO (termed consumer CO fit), and (2) celebrity CO and b...(Read Full Abstract)


Competing values in Asian business: evidence from India and Dubai

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to highlight the fact that investors in the Asian region are shifting their investments from one country to another, in this case, from India to Dubai, in the real estate and infrastructure industry. While countries compete to get investments, competing “values”...(Read Full Abstract)


Conceptualization to amendment: Kakinada as a smart city

  • Authors: Chintagunta L., Raj P., Narayanaswami S.
    Year: 2019 | IIM Ahmedabad
    Source: Journal of Public Affairs
    DOI: 10.1002/pa.1879

Urbanization is globally rampant; in developing countries such as India, it is driven in a phenomenal pace by an aspiring, young society and ambitious state policies to achieve a competitive space in global economy. “Smart cities” is a new-age term coined specifically to control, monitor, measure, a...(Read Full Abstract)


Confidence soft sets and applications in supplier selection

  • Authors: Aggarwal M.
    Year: 2019 | IIM Ahmedabad
    Source: Computers and Industrial Engineering
    DOI: 10.1016/j.cie.2018.11.005

The evaluation of the alternatives against multiple criteria is of the utmost importance in a multi-criteria decision making (MCDM) problem. It is often the case that the experts have a varying degree of confidence in their evaluations. That is, an evaluation has an associated degree of credibility....(Read Full Abstract)


Creating a Soluble Binder to Endothelin-1 Based on the Natural Ligand Binding Domains of the Endothelin-1 (G-Protein-Coupled) Receptor

  • Authors: Jain A., Mehrotra V., Yong H., Hiremath K., Jain A., Johnson M., Jha I.
    Year: 2019 | IIM Ahmedabad
    Source: International Journal of Peptide Research and Therapeutics
    DOI: 10.1007/s10989-017-9653-x

Since its discovery in 1989, there has been extensive research on endothelin (ET)-1 physiology, as well as pathology. Accordingly, there is considerable research on the discovery of therapeutics based around ET-1, amongst which current treatment options include endothelin receptor antagonists. These...(Read Full Abstract)


Developing an emic scale to measure ad-evoked nostalgia in a collectivist emerging market, India

  • Authors: Jain V., Merchant A., Roy S., Ford J.B.
    Year: 2019 | IIM Ahmedabad
    Source: Journal of Business Research
    DOI: 10.1016/j.jbusres.2019.02.039

Although there has been recent interest in the measurement of advertising-evoked nostalgia, the dimensionality and generalizability of the related scales are restricted to the national/cultural boundaries of Western nations. In the present study, we develop an emic scale to measure ad-evoked persona...(Read Full Abstract)


Discovering conversational topics and emotions associated with demonetization tweets in India

  • Authors: Niyogi M., Kumar Pal A.
    Year: 2019 | IIM Calcutta
    Source: Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
    DOI: 10.1007/978-981-13-1132-1_17

Social media platforms, owing to its great wealth of information, facilitates one's opportunities to explore hidden patterns or unknown correlations. It also finds its credibility in understanding people's expressions from what they are discussing on online platforms. As one showcase, in this paper,...(Read Full Abstract)


Does School Climate Mean the Same Thing in the United States as in Mexico? A Focus on Measurement Invariance

  • Authors: Shukla K.D., Waasdorp T.E., Lindstrom Johnson S., Orozco Solis M.G., Nguyen A.J., Rodríguez C.C., Bradshaw C.P.
    Year: 2019 | IIM Ahmedabad
    Source: Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment
    DOI: 10.1177/0734282917731459

School climate is an important construct for guiding violence prevention efforts in U.S. schools, but there has been less consideration of this concept in its neighboring country Mexico, which has a higher prevalence of violence. The U.S. Department of Education outlined a three-domain conceptualiza...(Read Full Abstract)


Dwijendra Tripathi (1930-2018)

School climate is an important construct for guiding violence prevention efforts in U.S. schools, but there has been less consideration of this concept in its neighboring country Mexico, which has a higher prevalence of violence. The U.S. Department of Education outlined a three-domain conceptualiza...(Read Full Abstract)


Energy system transitions and macroeconomic assessment of the Indian building sector

  • Authors: Vishwanathan S.S., Fragkos P., Fragkiadakis K., Paroussos L., Garg A.
    Year: 2019 | IIM Ahmedabad
    Source: Building Research and Information
    DOI: 10.1080/09613218.2018.1516059

India’s energy sector has grown rapidly in recent years with buildings playing a major role as they constitute about 40% of India’s final energy demand. This paper provides a quantitative model-based assessment of the evolution of India’s building sector in terms of both energy systems transition an...(Read Full Abstract)


Estimation of log-odds ratio from group testing data using Firth correction

  • Authors: Roy S., Banerjee T.
    Year: 2019 | IIM Ahmedabad
    Source: Biometrical Journal
    DOI: 10.1002/bimj.201800125

We consider the estimation of the prevalence of a rare disease, and the log-odds ratio for two specified groups of individuals from group testing data. For a low-prevalence disease, the maximum likelihood estimate of the log-odds ratio is severely biased. However, Firth correction to the score funct...(Read Full Abstract)


Food waste due to retail power in supply chains: Evidence from Sweden

Trading practices such as the take-back agreement (TBA) can become a tool for retailers to exert coercive power over suppliers when market concentration is high. We explore the implications of TBAs for the Swedish bread industry using unique company data from a premium bread supplier and find that p...(Read Full Abstract)


Foot-march: Large-scale mobilization for a public cause or a tool for fanning political ambition

  • Authors: Agarwalla A., Gupta I., Sarin A.
    Year: 2019 | IIM Ahmedabad
    Source: Journal of Public Affairs
    DOI: 10.1002/pa.1895

We present the case of an awareness campaign, strategically crafted by a local student political leader, based on a national level policy for urban poor and marginalized, in the city of Ahmedabad in India. The campaign, designed in the form of a foot-march, was aimed at mobilizing the urban poor, bu...(Read Full Abstract)


Forefather distribution in a variant of Galton–Watson branching process

In this paper, we consider a variant of a discrete time Galton–Watson Branching Process in which an individual is allowed to survive for more than one (but finite) number of generations and may also give birth to offsprings more than once. We model the process using multitype branching process and d...(Read Full Abstract)