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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)


Logit choice models for interactive attributes

In multi attribute decision making (MADM), the choice of a decision-maker (DM) is often the result of an interplay between the DM's unique attitude, the utilities (specific to the DM) for the attributes, and the degree of positive (or negative) interaction among the attributes. Based on this conglom...(Read Full Abstract)


Pain without gain?: Impact of school rationalisation in India

  • Authors: Dongre A., Tewary V.
    Year: 2020 | IIM Ahmedabad
    Source: International Journal of Educational Development
    DOI: 10.1016/j.ijedudev.2019.102142

Alarmed by declining enrolment in government schools and potentially adverse academic, administrative and fiscal consequences associated with it, policy makers in India have initiated experimenting with closure of government schools with low enrolments (‘small’ schools), an exercise commonly referre...(Read Full Abstract)


Quota-Based Affirmative Action in Higher Education: Impact on Other Backward Classes in India

While quota-based and other affirmative actions remain on the policy radar of nations faced with social inequalities, there is limited evidence informing policy choices at the national level. This paper estimates the mid-term impact of quota-based affirmative action in higher education (HE) in India...(Read Full Abstract)


Regression models for group testing: Identifiability and asymptotics

  • Authors: Chatterjee A., Bandyopadhyay T.
    Year: 2020 | IIM Ahmedabad
    Source: Journal of Statistical Planning and Inference
    DOI: 10.1016/j.jspi.2019.05.003

Group testing has been widely used in epidemiology and related fields to estimate prevalence of rare diseases. Parametric binary regression models are used in group testing to estimate the covariate adjusted prevalence. Unlike the standard binary regression model (viz., logistic, complementary log–l...(Read Full Abstract)


What drives human resource acquisition and retention in social enterprises? An empirical investigation in the healthcare industry in an emerging market

Although healthcare is one of the fastest growing sectors in the world, it faces crucial shortages in human resource (HR) availability and retention. This challenge is worsened in social enterprises. In this research, we build on a multimethod and a multistudy approach. In the first study, using an ...(Read Full Abstract)


A “NOTCH” deeper into the epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT) program in breast cancer

  • Authors: Kar R., Jha N.K., Jha S.K., Sharma A., Dholpuria S., Asthana N., Chaurasiya K., Singh V.K., Burgee S., Nand P.
    Year: 2019 | IIM Ahmedabad
    Source: Genes
    DOI: 10.1108/CR-02-2018-0017

Purpose: Extant literature suggests that post-entry internationalization strategies and performance implications of born globals are an under-researched area. This paper aims to examine the internationalization strategies of born global service firms (BGSFs) and performance implications thereof thro...(Read Full Abstract)


A cutting plane approach for the multi-machine precedence-constrained scheduling problem

  • Authors: Venkateshan P., Szmerekovsky J., Vairaktarakis G.
    Year: 2019 | IIM Ahmedabad
    Source: Annals of Operations Research
    DOI: 10.1007/s10479-019-03212-3

A cutting-plane approach is developed for the problem of optimally scheduling jobs with arbitrary precedence constraints on unrelated parallel machines to minimize weighted completion time. While the single machine version of this problem has attracted much research efforts, enabling solving problem...(Read Full Abstract)


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)


A Robust Sharpe Ratio

Sharpe ratio is one of the widely used measures in the financial literature to compare two or more investment strategies. Since it is a ratio of the excess expected return of a portfolio to its standard deviation of returns, it is not robust against the presence of outliers. In this paper we propose...(Read Full Abstract)


Achieving sustainable development in India along low carbon pathways: Macroeconomic assessment

  • Authors: Gupta D., Ghersi F., Vishwanathan S.S., Garg A.
    Year: 2019 | IIM Ahmedabad
    Source: World Development
    DOI: 10.1016/j.worlddev.2019.104623

Achieving fast and inclusive economic growth concurrently with greenhouse gases (GHG) emission control could have wide-ranging implications for the Indian economy, predominantly fuelled by fossil energies. India faces high income inequality with the bottom 50% of its population owning only 2% of tot...(Read Full Abstract)


Adapting the Women's empowerment in agriculture index to specific country context: Insights and critiques from fieldwork in India

  • Authors: Gupta S., Vemireddy V., Singh D., Pingali P.
    Year: 2019 | IIM Ahmedabad
    Source: Global Food Security
    DOI: 10.1016/j.gfs.2019.09.002

The Women's Empowerment in Agriculture Index (WEAI) is a direct, multi-dimensional measure of women's access to resources and decision-making in various domains of agriculture. However, several challenges characterize its use: adaptation of questionnaires to local agricultural contexts, modification...(Read Full Abstract)


Addressing the undergraduate internship challenge in developing countries: A “learning-by-doing” project-based online internship model

  • Authors: Chand V.S., Deshmukh K.S.
    Year: 2019 | IIM Ahmedabad
    Source: Education and Training
    DOI: 10.1007/s12571-019-00978-z

Over half of all women of reproductive age are affected by anaemia in India. In this paper we study the role that both household market integration and women’s empowerment in agriculture can play in determining women’s dietary diversity. Our analysis is based on primary data from 3600 households acr...(Read Full Abstract)


Adoption and the impact of system of rice intensification on rice yields and household income: an analysis for India

This paper examines the determinants and impacts of the adoption of five mutually exclusive practices System of Rice Intensification (SRI) on yields and household incomes using a multinomial endogenous treatment effects model. Farm household survey data is collected from selected districts of three ...(Read Full Abstract)


Agile auto sub assemblies: Challenges in managing growth, resource productivity, and demand variability

  • Authors: Rajan B., Ravichandran N.
    Year: 2019 | IIM Ahmedabad
    Source: INFORMS Transactions on Education
    DOI: 10.1287/ited.2019.0206cs

Ms. Swathi Bhargava, welcome and thank you for agreeing to join us for your internship. As you know, we are a small-scale auto parts manufacturing company but have quite a reputation in the local market. We just secured an order from a well-known automobile equipment manufacturer in the Detroit area...(Read Full Abstract)


An examination of factors driving big 4 audit fee premiums: Evidence from India’s audit market

  • Authors: Jacob J., Desai N., Agarwalla S.K.
    Year: 2019 | IIM Ahmedabad
    Source: Accounting Horizons
    DOI: 10.2308/acch-52347

SYNOPSIS: This study examines fee premiums earned by Big 4 auditors in India and identifies the primary reason for such fee premiums. There are three primary drivers of Big 4 fee premiums. Big 4 auditors charge a fee premium for their reputation, for providing a superior quality of audit, and for in...(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)


An overlapping community detection algorithm based on rough clustering of links

The growth of networks is prevalent in almost every field due to the digital transformation of consumers, business and society at large. The unfolding of community structure in such real-world complex networks is crucial since it aids in gaining strategic insights leading to informed decisions. More...(Read Full Abstract)


Antecedents of Inbound and Outbound M&A: Industry-Level Analysis from India

Cross-border mergers and acquisitions (M&As) allow economic integration across countries and impact industries’ productivity and structure, which has implications for managers, customers, suppliers, and policy-makers. Therefore, it is crucial to examine what drives inbound and outbound M&As more in ...(Read Full Abstract)