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A comprehensive assessment of biofuel policies in the BRICS nations: Implementation, blending target and gaps

Biofuels share a meagre fraction in the total fuel consumption, and their usage is speculated to upsurge steadily in the years to come. One of the key drivers for the development of biofuel production industries and simultaneous dilution of biofuels in the energy market is the country's policy. Henc...(Read Full Abstract)


A fuzzy multi-criteria approach for evaluating the contribution of freight transportation towards India’s Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs)

  • Authors: Mahapatra D., Katiyar R., Parida R., Kumar D.
    Year: 2020 | IIM Sambalpur
    Source: International Journal of Production Research
    DOI: 10.1080/00207543.2020.1743891

Adoption of the Paris Agreement in December 2015 and its subsequent ratification through Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) marked, among other things, India’s commitment to reduce the emission intensity of its GDP by 33–35 per cent by 2030 from 2005 level. The transport sector, being the prim...(Read Full Abstract)


A heuristic approach for cluster TSP

  • Authors: Manna A., Maity S., Roy A.
    Year: 2020 | IIM Calcutta
    Source: Studies in Computational Intelligence
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-34152-7_4

This investigation took an attempt to solve the cluster traveling salesman problem (CTSP) by the heuristic approach. In this problem, nodes are clustered with given a set of vertices (nodes). Given the set of vertices is divided into a prespecified number of clusters. The size of each cluster is als...(Read Full Abstract)


A meta-analysis of antecedents and consequences of trust in mobile commerce

  • Authors: Sarkar S., Chauhan S., Khare A.
    Year: 2020 | IIM Rohtak
    Source: International Journal of Information Management
    DOI: 10.1016/j.ijinfomgt.2019.08.008

Awareness of antecedents and consequences of trust in m-commerce can enable m-commerce service providers to design suitable marketing strategies. Present study conducted a meta-analysis of 118 related empirical studies. The results indicate that antecedents namely perceived usefulness, perceived eas...(Read Full Abstract)


A multi-objective approach for locating temporary shelters under damage uncertainty

  • Authors: Trivedi A., Singh A.
    Year: 2020 | IIM Rohtak
    Source: International Journal of Operational Research
    DOI: 10.1504/IJOR.2020.106359

Every year, natural disasters such as earthquakes, hurricanes, landslides, etc. kill thousands of people and destroy habitats and assets worth millions-of-dollars. Choice of temporary shelter areas and subsequent relocation of homeless people play a crucial role in post-earthquake relief operations....(Read Full Abstract)


A new model for the asymmetric vehicle routing problem with simultaneous pickup and deliveries

  • Authors: Agarwal Y.K., Venkateshan P.
    Year: 2020 | IIM Ahmedabad
    Source: Operations Research Letters
    DOI: 10.1016/j.orl.2019.11.005

The asymmetric vehicle routing problem with simultaneous pickup and deliveries is considered. This paper develops four new classes of valid inequalities for the problem. We generalize the idea of a no-good cut. Together, these help us solve 45-node randomly generated problem instances more efficient...(Read Full Abstract)


A new model for the asymmetric vehicle routing problem with simultaneous pickup and deliveries

  • Authors: Agarwal Y.K., Venkateshan P.
    Year: 2020 | IIM Lucknow
    Source: Operations Research Letters
    DOI: 10.1016/j.orl.2019.11.005

The asymmetric vehicle routing problem with simultaneous pickup and deliveries is considered. This paper develops four new classes of valid inequalities for the problem. We generalize the idea of a no-good cut. Together, these help us solve 45-node randomly generated problem instances more efficient...(Read Full Abstract)


A review on the multi-objective cell formation problem in cellular manufacturing systems

  • Authors: Chaudhuri B., Jana R.K., Dan P.K.
    Year: 2020 | IIM Raipur
    Source: International Journal of Manufacturing Technology and Management
    DOI: 10.1504/IJMTM.2020.106207

With the advent of cellular manufacturing systems and consequent evolution of configuring methodologies, researchers proposed several multi-objective techniques, besides others, to handle different types of cell formation problems. This paper presents a systematic review on types of cell formation b...(Read Full Abstract)


A semi-parametric quantile regression approach to zero-inflated and incomplete longitudinal outcomes

  • Authors: Biswas J., Ghosh P., Das K.
    Year: 2020 | IIM Bangalore
    Source: AStA Advances in Statistical Analysis
    DOI: 10.1007/s10182-020-00362-9

Quantile regression models are typically used for modeling non-Gaussian outcomes, and such models allow quantile-specific inference. While there exists a vast literature on conditional quantile regression (where the model parameters are estimated precisely for one prefixed quantile level), relativel...(Read Full Abstract)


A step to clean energy - Sustainability in energy system management in an emerging economy context

  • Authors: Mangla S.K., Luthra S., Jakhar S., Gandhi S., Muduli K., Kumar A.
    Year: 2020 | IIM Lucknow
    Source: Journal of Cleaner Production
    DOI: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2019.118462

Due to high consumption of energy, its associated concerns such as energy security and demand, wastage of resources, and material-energy recovery are leading to the importance of sustainable energy system development. This is a high time to assess the sustainability in energy systems for meeting the...(Read Full Abstract)


“Un-hiding” knowledge in organizations: the role of climate for innovation, social exchange and social identification

  • Authors: Sukumaran R., Lanke P.
    Year: 2020 | IIM Trichy
    Source: Development and Learning in Organizations
    DOI: 10.1108/DLO-08-2019-0185

Purpose: Knowledge hiding is a phenomenon in organizations that is commonly observed to be detrimental to the performance of employees. The purpose of this paper is to propose a conceptual framework, which uses social exchange theory and social identity theory to advance an understanding of how clim...(Read Full Abstract)


Achieving excellence in services marketing: Roles in customer delight

  • Authors: Mandal P.C.
    Year: 2020 | IIM Shillong
    Source: International Journal of Business Excellence
    DOI: 10.1504/IJBEX.2020.106366

Companies need to innovate and differentiate themselves to sustain in the competition. Services marketing gain in importance because it is difficult to innovate and differentiate physical products. It is difficult to imitate differentiation and innovation incorporated in services. The paper discusse...(Read Full Abstract)


Achieving sustainable operational excellence through IT implementation in Indian logistics sector: An analysis of barriers

  • Authors: Chakraborty S., Sharma A., Vaidya O.S.
    Year: 2020 | IIM Lucknow
    Source: Resources, Conservation and Recycling
    DOI: 10.1016/j.resconrec.2019.104506

Information Technology (IT) infrastructure has been integral to operational excellence approaches towards sustainable supply chains. The paper explores the crucial barriers to IT implementation in the largely unorganized logistics sector of an emerging economy, India. Through a comparative study usi...(Read Full Abstract)


Ambiguity attitudes and myopic loss aversion: Experimental evidence using carnival games

  • Authors: Aggarwal D., Damodaran U.
    Year: 2020 | IIM Udaipur
    Source: Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Finance
    DOI: 10.1016/j.jbef.2019.100258

A series of tailor made experiments were executed on a representative Indian household sample to investigate the influence of risky and ambiguous options on the choices made by the subjects. The objective of the study was to understand the impact of prior results on subsequent decisions made along w...(Read Full Abstract)


An index of teaching performance based on students' feedback

  • Authors: Marozzi M., Chowdhury S.
    Year: 2020 | IIM Kozhikode
    Source: Monte Carlo Methods and Applications
    DOI: 10.1515/mcma-2020-2059

Evaluation of teaching performance of faculty members, on the basis of students' feedback, is routinely performed by almost all tertiary education institutions. Objective assessment of faculty members requires a comprehensive index of teaching performance. A composite indicator is proposed to assess...(Read Full Abstract)


An integrated decision-making approach for cause-and-effect analysis of sustainable manufacturing indicators

  • Authors: Bhanot N., Qaiser F.H., Alkahtani M., Rehman A.U.
    Year: 2020 | IIM Amritsar
    Source: Sustainability (Switzerland)
    DOI: 10.3390/su12041517

Sustainability is a growing concern for manufacturing companies, as they are major contributors to pollution and consume a substantial portion of the world's natural resources. Sustainable manufacturing can reduce waste, conserve energy and increase resource efficiency. However, one of the main chal...(Read Full Abstract)


An NLP-Based Cryptosystem to Control Spread of Fake News Through Social-Media

  • Authors: Ray A., Bala P.K.
    Year: 2020 | IIM Ranchi
    Source: Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
    DOI: 10.1007/978-981-15-2414-1_44

The era of digitalization has seen a transition from traditional methods of providing services to digital means. The advancement of technological innovations has not only impacted the human lifestyle but also has aided the growth of various social channels for people to communicate with one another....(Read Full Abstract)


Analytics education

This round table article discusses the main aspects of analytics education that are necessary to provide the required knowledge and skills to excel in the field of analytics. Analytics education is an interdisciplinary education domain that seeks to develop an interactive problem-solving approach by...(Read Full Abstract)


Antecedents to Online Travel Purchase: Role of Network Benefits, Pilgrimage Packages, Interactivity, Trust and Customer Reviews

  • Authors: Khare A., Dixit S., Sarkar S.
    Year: 2020 | IIM Rohtak
    Source: Journal of Quality Assurance in Hospitality and Tourism
    DOI: 10.1080/1528008X.2020.1740133

Customers prefer apps over websites for travel search and booking. However, websites offer a competitive advantage over apps in terms of branding and CRM opportunities. Therefore, to retain customers on travel websites, this research investigated the role of monetary incentives resulting from networ...(Read Full Abstract)


Antecedents to Online Travel Purchase: Role of Network Benefits, Pilgrimage Packages, Interactivity, Trust and Customer Reviews

  • Authors: Khare A., Dixit S., Sarkar S.
    Year: 2020 | IIM Ranchi
    Source: Journal of Quality Assurance in Hospitality and Tourism
    DOI: 10.1080/1528008X.2020.1740133

Customers prefer apps over websites for travel search and booking. However, websites offer a competitive advantage over apps in terms of branding and CRM opportunities. Therefore, to retain customers on travel websites, this research investigated the role of monetary incentives resulting from networ...(Read Full Abstract)