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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)


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)


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)


Capacity expansion of neutral ISPs via content provider participation: The bargaining edge

  • Authors: Kalvit A., Pinjani S., Kasbekar G., Manjunath D., Nair J.
    Year: 2019 | IIM Ahmedabad
    Source: Performance Evaluation
    DOI: 10.1016/j.peva.2019.04.004

Many Internet service providers (ISPs) operate under network neutrality regulations that forbid differential QoS or differential pricing. This leads to lower profitability for ISPs. However, increasingly bandwidth-hungry content is making the consumers demand significantly improved ISP infrastructur...(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)


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)


Does implementing problem-solving projects affect decisional style? Developing governance capabilities in school management committees

  • Authors: Chand V.S., Deshmukh K.S.
    Year: 2019 | IIM Ahmedabad
    Source: Journal of Development Effectiveness
    DOI: 10.1080/19439342.2018.1551920

Faith in the power of local decision-making underpins decentralised democratic governance, but the evidence for its effectiveness is mixed. It is in this context that school management committees (SMCs) were established in 2009–10 in India. Training these SMCs received has been criticised for focusi...(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)


Downstream electric utility restructuring and upstream generation efficiency: Productivity dynamics of Indian coal and gas based electricity generators

  • Authors: Sugathan A., Malghan D., Chandrashekar S., Sinha D.K.
    Year: 2019 | IIM Ahmedabad
    Source: Energy
    DOI: 10.1016/j.energy.2019.04.107

This paper investigates the producer-level temporal dynamics of total factor productivity and operational performance changes in coal- and gas-based generators during the 2000–20013 period of major structural reforms in the downstream utilities in India. The total factor productivity is estimated us...(Read Full Abstract)


Dwijendra Tripathi (1930-2018)

This paper investigates the producer-level temporal dynamics of total factor productivity and operational performance changes in coal- and gas-based generators during the 2000–20013 period of major structural reforms in the downstream utilities in India. The total factor productivity is estimated us...(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)


Fashions, framing and expertise: ethical hazards for economists


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)