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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)


A note on “Economic production quantity in batch manufacturing with imperfect quality, imperfect inspection, and destructive and non-destructive acceptance sampling in a two-tier market”

  • Authors: Guha A., Bose D.
    Year: 2020 | IIM Ahmedabad
    Source: Computers and Industrial Engineering
    DOI: 10.1016/j.cie.2020.106609

The purpose of this note is to serve as a revision to the article by Al-Salamah (2016). We offer two modifications to the above paper. First, we demonstrate that the inventory computations by Al-Salamah (2016) are not entirely consistent with the process mentioned, as they do not account for the def...(Read Full Abstract)


A time-use perspective of out-of-home activity participation by older people in Hong Kong

Promoting active ageing has emerged as a key objective of urban planning and policymaking globally. Our study aims to provide new insights from a time-use perspective. In this paper, we use Hong Kong as a case study to investigate how people aged 60 and older allocate their time in various out-of-ho...(Read Full Abstract)


AGV or Lift-AGV? Performance trade-offs and design insights for container terminals with robotized transport vehicle technology

New container terminals are embracing robotized transport vehicles such as lift-automated guided vehicles (LAGVs) and automated guided vehicles (AGVs) to enhance the terminal throughput capacity. Although LAGVs have a high container handling time, they require less coordination with other terminal e...(Read Full Abstract)


An exploration of public risk perception and governmental engagement of nuclear energy in India

  • Authors: Ram Mohan M.P., Namboodhiry S.K.
    Year: 2020 | IIM Ahmedabad
    Source: Journal of Public Affairs
    DOI: 10.1002/pa.2086

Public acceptance constitutes an important factor in successfully establishing and operating nuclear power plants. This paper explores public attitudes to the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project commissioned in 2013 and situated in Southern India, through assessing the role of socio-demographic factors...(Read Full Abstract)


Analysis of a dyadic sustainable supply chain under asymmetric information

  • Authors: Raj A., Modak N.M., Kelle P., Singh B.
    Year: 2020 | IIM Ahmedabad
    Source: European Journal of Operational Research
    DOI: 10.1016/j.ejor.2020.07.042

We model a sustainable supply chain with simultaneous consideration of greening and Corporate Social Responsibility by supplier and buyer and analyze it for four different decision alternatives. In the first two cases, a single supply chain agent looks after both greening and social responsibility, ...(Read Full Abstract)


Batch service systems with heterogeneous servers

  • Authors: Van Ommeren J.-K., Baer N., Mishra N., Roy D.
    Year: 2020 | IIM Ahmedabad
    Source: Queueing Systems
    DOI: 10.1007/s11134-020-09654-y

Bulk-service multi-server queues with heterogeneous server capacity and thresholds are commonly seen in several situations such as passenger transport or package delivery services. In this paper, we develop a novel decomposition-based solution approach for such queues using arguments from renewal th...(Read Full Abstract)


Capacitated multi-period maximal covering location problem with server uncertainty

  • Authors: Vatsa A.K., Jayaswal S.
    Year: 2020 | IIM Ahmedabad
    Source: European Journal of Operational Research
    DOI: 10.1016/j.ejor.2020.07.061

We study the problem of assigning doctors to existing, non-operational Primary Health Centers (PHCs). We do this in the presence of clear guidelines on the maximum population that can be served by any PHC, and uncertainties in the availability of the doctors over the planning horizon. We model the p...(Read Full Abstract)


Challenging the discourse of leadership as knowledge: knowing and not knowing

  • Authors: Doshi V., Turner P.K., Vohra N.
    Year: 2020 | IIM Ahmedabad
    Source: Management Communication Quarterly
    DOI: 10.1177/0893318920950462

Leadership and knowledge are often paired together. Yet, certain forces that operate on businesses and individuals are often unknowable. In this study, we consider leaders’ perceptions of the consequences of not knowing and how leaders discursively cope with a sense of not knowing. Based on intervie...(Read Full Abstract)


Clustering and classification of time series using topological data analysis with applications to finance

  • Authors: Majumdar S., Laha A.K.
    Year: 2020 | IIM Ahmedabad
    Source: Expert Systems with Applications
    DOI: 10.1016/j.eswa.2020.113868

In this paper, we propose new methods for time series classification and clustering. These methods are based on techniques of Topological Data Analysis (TDA) such as persistent homology and time delay embedding for analysing time-series data. We present a new clustering method SOM-TDA and a new clas...(Read Full Abstract)


Comparing transformation pathways across major economies

  • Authors: Schaeffer R., Köberle A., van Soest H.L., Bertram C., Luderer G., Riahi K., Krey V., van Vuuren D.P., Kriegler E., Fujimori S., Chen W., He C., Vrontisi Z., Vishwanathan S., Garg A., Mathur R., Shekhar S., Oshiro K., Ueckerdt F., Safonov G., Iyer G., Gi K
    Year: 2020 | IIM Ahmedabad
    Source: Climatic Change
    DOI: 10.1007/s10584-020-02837-9

This paper explores the consequences of different policy assumptions and the derivation of globally consistent, national low-carbon development pathways for the seven largest greenhouse gas (GHG)–emitting countries (EU28 as a bloc) in the world, covering approximately 70% of global CO2 emissions, in...(Read Full Abstract)


Covid-19 and domestic violence: an indirect path to social and economic crisis

  • Authors: Sharma A., Borah S.B.
    Year: 2020 | IIM Ahmedabad
    Source: Journal of Family Violence
    DOI: 10.1007/s10896-020-00188-8

Purpose: We intend to identify the links between Covid-19 and domestic violence, expose the potential reasons behind an increase in domestic violence cases due to Covid-19, and argue that rising incidence of domestic violence may lead to economic and social crisis. Method: This is a brief note in wh...(Read Full Abstract)


Covid-19's impact on supply chain decisions: Strategic insights from NASDAQ 100 firms using Twitter data

  • Authors: Sharma A., Adhikary A., Borah S.B.
    Year: 2020 | IIM Ahmedabad
    Source: Journal of Business Research
    DOI: 10.1016/j.jbusres.2020.05.035

The coronavirus pandemic is having a clear impact on the supply chains of virtually all manufacturers, retailers, and wholesalers. As the world attempts to navigate through this difficult time, most companies are struggling to maintain a steady flow of required goods and services. Whether it is froz...(Read Full Abstract)


Data-driven dimension reduction in functional principal component analysis identifying the change-point in functional data

  • Authors: Banerjee B., Laha A.K., Lakra A.
    Year: 2020 | IIM Ahmedabad
    Source: Statistical Analysis and Data Mining
    DOI: 10.1002/sam.11471

Functional principal component analysis (FPCA) is the most commonly used technique to analyze infinite-dimensional functional data in finite lower-dimensional space for the ease of computational intensity. However, the power of a test detecting the existence of a change-point falls with the inclusio...(Read Full Abstract)


Different eyes on the same prize: implications of entry timing heterogeneity and incentives for contestant effort in innovation tournament

  • Authors: Deodhar S.
    Year: 2020 | IIM Ahmedabad
    Source: Information Technology and People
    DOI: 10.1108/ITP-12-2018-0573

Purpose: This paper examines an apparent contrast in organizing innovation tournaments; seekers offer contestant-agnostic incentives to elicit greater effort from a heterogeneous pool of contestants. Specifically, the study tests whether and how such incentives and the underlying heterogeneity in th...(Read Full Abstract)


Does geographic focus reduce systematic risk in hotel reits?

  • Authors: Frutig B.S., Das P.
    Year: 2020 | IIM Ahmedabad
    Source: Journal of Hospitality Financial Management
    DOI: 10.7275/rg0q-s812

This paper examines how the systematic risk of large commercial real estate owners is associated with geographic diversification. It analyzed time-varying equity betas and geographic exposure of publicly traded pure-play lodging REITs. Contrary to popular expectation, results of this study showed th...(Read Full Abstract)


Does negative teacher behavior influence student self-efficacy and mastery goal orientation?

  • Authors: Shukla K.D., Kuril S., Chand V.S.
    Year: 2020 | IIM Ahmedabad
    Source: Learning and Motivation
    DOI: 10.1016/j.lmot.2020.101653

In a hierarchical society such as India's, negative teacher behaviors are often part of the routine. However, there is a gap in the literature investigating the influence of negative teacher behaviors (specifically admonishing and dissatisfied behaviors) on students’ mastery goal orientation (MGO) a...(Read Full Abstract)


Evaluating Adolescents’ Responses to Internet Ads: Role of Ad Skepticism, Internet Literacy, and Parental Mediation

  • Authors: Vijayalakshmi A., Lin M.-H., Laczniak R.N.
    Year: 2020 | IIM Ahmedabad
    Source: Journal of Advertising
    DOI: 10.1080/00913367.2020.1770639

In this article, we first compare adolescents’ responses to two formats (easily recognizable versus not easily recognizable) Internet ads. We find that Internet literacy and ad skepticism are necessary for adolescents to effectively apply persuasion knowledge to identify both ad formats. Second, we ...(Read Full Abstract)


Evaluation of Classification Techniques for Land Use Change Mapping of Indian Cities

  • Authors: Avashia V., Parihar S., Garg A.
    Year: 2020 | IIM Ahmedabad
    Source: Journal of the Indian Society of Remote Sensing
    DOI: 10.1007/s12524-020-01122-7

This study looks into the development of multi-level classification approach for land use change mapping in Indian cities using Landsat imageries. In this study, we mapped 47 Indian cities at different time frames 1990, 2000, 2010, and 2017. We started with traditional classification methods, but re...(Read Full Abstract)


Exploring the mediating role of work engagement between the linkages of job characteristics with organizational engagement and job satisfaction

  • Authors: Rai A., Maheshwari S.
    Year: 2020 | IIM Ahmedabad
    Source: Management Research Review
    DOI: 10.1108/MRR-10-2019-0442

Purpose: The purpose of this study is to empirically test a hypothesized model establishing job characteristics as an antecedent of work engagement leading to job satisfaction and organizational engagement of employees working with public sector banks (PSBs) in India. Design/methodology/approach: Ba...(Read Full Abstract)