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Total No of Publication : 1417


A Review on Bilevel Optimization: From Classical to Evolutionary Approaches and Applications

  • Authors: Sinha A., Malo P., Deb K.
    Year: 2018 | IIM Ahmedabad
    Source: IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation
    DOI: 10.1109/TEVC.2017.2712906

Bilevel optimization is defined as a mathematical program, where an optimization problem contains another optimization problem as a constraint. These problems have received significant attention from the mathematical programming community. Only limited work exists on bilevel problems using evolution...(Read Full Abstract)


A statistical model for helices with applications

  • Authors: Mardia K.V., Sriram K., Deane C.M.
    Year: 2018 | IIM Ahmedabad
    Source: Biometrics
    DOI: 10.1111/biom.12870

Motivated by a cutting edge problem related to the shape of ?-helices in proteins, we formulate a parametric statistical model, which incorporates the cylindrical nature of the helix. Our focus is to detect a "kink," which is a drastic change in the axial direction of the helix. We propose a statist...(Read Full Abstract)


A System of Contradictory Goals and Realization of Ambidexterity: A Case Study of a Municipal Corporation

  • Authors: Parikh M., Bhatnagar D.
    Year: 2018 | IIM Ahmedabad
    Source: International Journal of Public Administration
    DOI: 10.1080/01900692.2015.1076465

Pursuit of contradictory goals is inherent in the activities of any typical public-sector organization. Bulk of the existing literature on how contradictory goals can be pursued successfully focuses on a single pair of contradictory goals, largely pursued by private sector organizations. This empiri...(Read Full Abstract)


A two-part dynamic pricing policy for household electricity consumption scheduling with minimized expenditure

  • Authors: Mitra K., Dutta G.
    Year: 2018 | IIM Ahmedabad
    Source: International Journal of Electrical Power and Energy Systems
    DOI: 10.1016/j.ijepes.2018.01.028

In this paper we propose an optimization model for scheduling electrical appliances for an individual household. Here, customers are offered dynamic prices which are a function of that household's planned consumption and forecasted grid load. We consider a grid connected system with a battery and an...(Read Full Abstract)


A Two-Step Latent Profile Method for Identifying Invalid Respondents in Self-Reported Survey Data

Insincere respondents can have an adverse impact on the validity of substantive inferences arising from self-administered questionnaires (SAQs). The current study introduces a new method for identifying potentially invalid respondents from their atypical response patterns. The two-step procedure inv...(Read Full Abstract)


Accounting for political opinions, power, and influence: A Voting Advice Application

  • Authors: Pajala T., Korhonen P., Malo P., Sinha A., Wallenius J., Dehnokhalaji A.
    Year: 2018 | IIM Ahmedabad
    Source: European Journal of Operational Research
    DOI: 10.1016/j.ejor.2017.09.031

Voting Advice Applications (VAAs) are online decision support systems that try to match voters with political parties or candidates in elections, typically based on how each responds to a number of policy issue statements. Such VAAs play a major role in many countries. In this paper, we describe the...(Read Full Abstract)


Acting for change: A circuits of power analysis of a denotified nomadic tribe and budhan theater's struggle for change

  • Authors: Shah P., Kandathil G., Kapoor A.
    Year: 2018 | IIM Ahmedabad
    Source: Alternative Organisations in India: Undoing Boundaries
    DOI: 10.1017/9781108381000.007

Adoption of System of Rice Intensification under Information Constraints: An Analysis for India

This study examines the role of information constraints in the adoption of the System of Rice Intensification (SRI) in India by explicitly incorporating information in the adoption model. The results showed that effective information along with other factors such as membership in a farmer organisati...(Read Full Abstract)


Alternative organisations: Spaces for contestation

  • Authors: Sarin A., Sriram M.S.
    Year: 2018 | IIM Ahmedabad
    Source: Alternative Organisations in India: Undoing Boundaries
    DOI: 10.1017/9781108381000.009

This study examines the role of information constraints in the adoption of the System of Rice Intensification (SRI) in India by explicitly incorporating information in the adoption model. The results showed that effective information along with other factors such as membership in a farmer organisati...(Read Full Abstract)


An Empirical Study of Latitude of Quantity Acceptance (LQA) in an Emerging Economy: India

  • Authors: Saini G., Sahay A., Kalyanaram G.
    Year: 2018 | IIM Ahmedabad
    Source: Journal of Global Marketing
    DOI: 10.1080/08911762.2017.1413215

This study examines three important research questions. First, is there a latitude of acceptance with respect to small quantity changes? Second, is there an asymmetric effect of quantity changes? Third, is there a differential effect between high-equity and low-equity brands in response to quantity ...(Read Full Abstract)


An integrated decision support system for strategic supply chain optimisation in process industries: the case of a zinc company

  • Authors: Gupta N., Dutta G., Tiwari M.K.
    Year: 2018 | IIM Ahmedabad
    Source: International Journal of Production Research
    DOI: 10.1080/00207543.2018.1456698

We introduce a menu-driven user-friendly decision support system (DSS) for supply chain planning based on optimisation. The DSS is based on a multi-source (supplier), multi-destination (warehouse) network having multiple manufacturing facilities, with multiple materials and multiple storage areas. T...(Read Full Abstract)


Are you a cistern or a channel? Exploring factors triggering knowledge-hiding behavior at the workplace: evidence from the Indian R&D professionals

  • Authors: Kumar Jha J., Varkkey B.
    Year: 2018 | IIM Ahmedabad
    Source: Journal of Knowledge Management
    DOI: 10.1108/JKM-02-2017-0048

Purpose: Knowledge is considered as a strategic asset for the organizations, especially for knowledge-intensive firms. Research and development (R&D) is a significant unit in organizations, as it is devoted to knowledge creation and transfer. The success of any R&D project in an organization depends...(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: 2018 | 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)


Attitudinal Choquet integrals and applications in decision making

  • Authors: Aggarwal M.
    Year: 2018 | IIM Ahmedabad
    Source: International Journal of Intelligent Systems
    DOI: 10.1002/int.21972

The compensation capabilities of Choquet integral are augmented to consider the complex attitudinal character of a decision maker. The resulting operator is termed as attitudinal Choquet integral (ACI). The proposed ACI is further extended as induced ACI. The special cases of ACI are investigated. T...(Read Full Abstract)


Barriers to biogas dissemination in India: A review

Biogas has emerged as a promising renewable technology to convert agricultural, animal, industrial and municipal wastes into energy. Biogas development can be integrated with strategies to improve sanitation as well as reduce indoor air pollution and greenhouse gases. Currently, the total biogas pro...(Read Full Abstract)


Can highway development promote employment growth in India?

India has embarked on an ambitious highway development program to significantly improve interstate road transport connectivity. Between 2000 and 2015, total length of India's national highway network has nearly doubled and 4 + lane share of the national highways has increased from 2 to 20%, along wi...(Read Full Abstract)


Co-production of frugal innovation: Case of low cost reverse osmosis water filters in India

  • Authors: Annala L., Sarin A., Green J.L.
    Year: 2018 | IIM Ahmedabad
    Source: Journal of Cleaner Production
    DOI: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2016.07.065

The increased role of market actors in the provision of drinking water has implied a greater salience to issues of affordability. With its emphasis of increasing affordability without compromising on quality, the idea of frugal innovation holds out particular promise in resource constrained environm...(Read Full Abstract)


Contextualising educational decentralisation policies in India

  • Authors: Chand V.S., Kuril S.
    Year: 2018 | IIM Ahmedabad
    Source: Economic and Political Weekly

The impact of the local contextualisation of successive rounds of educational decentralisation reform on organisational learning and capacities of rural educational governance structures is examined. From locating schools in local self-government in the mid-1990s, the focus shifted in the 2000s to s...(Read Full Abstract)


Convex preference cone-based approach for many objective optimization problems

  • Authors: Sinha A., Malo P., Kallio M.
    Year: 2018 | IIM Ahmedabad
    Source: Computers and Operations Research
    DOI: 10.1016/j.cor.2018.02.015

Many objective optimization problems have turned out to be a considerable challenge for evolutionary algorithms due to the difficulty of finding and visualizing high-dimensional Pareto frontiers. Fortunately, however, the task can be simplified whenever an interaction with a human decision maker is ...(Read Full Abstract)


Coupling national and global models to explore policy impacts of NDCs

  • Authors: Fragkos P., Fragkiadakis K., Paroussos L., Pierfederici R., Vishwanathan S.S., Koberle A.C., Iyer G., He C.-M., Oshiro K.
    Year: 2018 | IIM Ahmedabad
    Source: Energy Policy
    DOI: 10.1016/j.enpol.2018.04.002

Since the official submission of the National Determined Contributions (NDCs) under the Paris agreement framework, a set of studies attempted to assess the energy and economic impacts on NDCs by using large-scale energy-economy models, both at the national and global level. This paper presents a nov...(Read Full Abstract)