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Total No of Publication : 1655


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)


Financial misconduct, fear of prosecution and bank lending

  • Authors: Das A., Bansal A., Ghosh S.
    Year: 2020 | IIM Ahmedabad
    Source: Economic and Political Weekly

The issue and relevance of financial misconduct and fear of prosecution on the lending behaviour of Indian banks is investigated by combining bank-level financial and prudential variables during 2008-18 with a unique hand-collected data set on financial misconduct and fear of prosecution. The findin...(Read Full Abstract)


Identifying the drivers of luxury brand sales in emerging markets: An exploratory study

  • Authors: Sharma A., Soni M., Borah S.B., Saboo A.R.
    Year: 2020 | IIM Ahmedabad
    Source: Journal of Business Research
    DOI: 10.1016/j.jbusres.2020.02.009

Luxury brands across the globe have made inroads into emerging markets (EM). While some brands have succeeded in one EM, they have failed to replicate their success in others. We investigate the drivers of luxury brand sales in EM using a multi-method approach. First, through a qualitative study, we...(Read Full Abstract)


Impact of Religion-Based Caste System on the Dynamics of Indian Trade Unions: Evidence From Two State-Owned Organizations in North India

  • Authors: Pandey J., Varkkey B.
    Year: 2020 | IIM Ahmedabad
    Source: Business and Society
    DOI: 10.1177/0007650317745867

Religion and its envisaged structures have both macro- and micro-level implications for business. Of the many stratification schemas prevalent in India, two macro-social stratification schemas are important at the workplace: caste, which has been an age-old, religion-mandated, closed social stratifi...(Read Full Abstract)


Implications of land use transitions and climate change on local flooding in urban areas: An assessment of 42 Indian cities

Urban development induced land transitions affect urban hydrology, resulting in increased flooding risks. Climate change-related precipitation changes are an added complexity to the flood risks of cities. This study examines the role of land use changes in determining the occurrence of urban floodin...(Read Full Abstract)


India's welfare state: A halting shift from benevolence to rights

  • Authors: Khera R.
    Year: 2020 | IIM Ahmedabad
    Source: Current History

Urban development induced land transitions affect urban hydrology, resulting in increased flooding risks. Climate change-related precipitation changes are an added complexity to the flood risks of cities. This study examines the role of land use changes in determining the occurrence of urban floodin...(Read Full Abstract)


Institutional structure, participation, and devolution in water institutions of Eastern India

  • Authors: Gandhi V.P., Johnson N., Neog K., Jain D.
    Year: 2020 | IIM Ahmedabad
    Source: Water (Switzerland)
    DOI: 10.3390/w12020476

The paper examines the nature and development of the participatory water institutions in the eastern Indo-Gangetic plains of India, focusing on the aspects of structure, participation, and devolution. Though the physical development of irrigation has made considerable progress in India, the proper m...(Read Full Abstract)


Interplay between Constraints and Rewards in Innovation Tournaments: Implications for Participation

  • Authors: Deodhar S.J.
    Year: 2020 | IIM Ahmedabad
    Source: International Journal of Cooperative Information Systems
    DOI: 10.1142/S0218843020400043

In this study, we examine how the monetary rewards and competitive constraints that organizers of innovation tournaments incorporate are associated with participation. These two aspects of innovation tournaments are crucial because they represent critical design decisions that the organizers must ma...(Read Full Abstract)


It Runs in the Family: The Role of Family and Extended Social Networks in Developing Early Science Interest

  • Authors: Chakraverty D., Newcomer S.N., Puzio K., Tai R.H.
    Year: 2020 | IIM Ahmedabad
    Source: Bulletin of Science, Technology and Society
    DOI: 10.1177/0270467620911589

Research shows that early scientific interest is associated with science degree completion and career selection. However, little is known about the conditions that support early scientific interest. Using a “funds of knowledge” theoretical framework, this study examined the role of parents, fami...(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)


Measuring school climate: Invariance across middle and high school students

  • Authors: Waasdorp T.E., Johnson S.L., Shukla K.D., Bradshaw C.P.
    Year: 2020 | IIM Ahmedabad
    Source: Children and Schools
    DOI: 10.1093/cs/cdz026

Positive school climate has been consistently associated with many desirable student outcomes in both middle and high schools. However, there has been little work comparing the perceptions across these two school settings. The U.S. Department of Education conceptualized a three-factor model for scho...(Read Full Abstract)


On Ethical Violations in Microfinance Backed Small Businesses: Family and Household Welfare

  • Authors: Nilakantan R., Iyengar D., Datta S.K., Rao S.
    Year: 2020 | IIM Ahmedabad
    Source: Journal of Business Ethics
    DOI: 10.1007/s10551-020-04499-0

The microfinance business model focuses largely on lending to the woman in the household, rather than the man. The belief is that women are more trustworthy borrowers than men, and that lending to women may have increased social impact. Yet in several cases, women do not have control over the loan b...(Read Full Abstract)


Organizational discourse and dysfunctional leadership

  • Authors: Shukla S., Shukla S.
    Year: 2020 | IIM Ahmedabad
    Source: Psychologist-Manager Journal
    DOI: 10.1037/mgr0000094

Organizational discourse is getting hyped and exaggerated about leadership. This results in shifting of rational preferences about leadership into absolutist musts. These hardened beliefs enter into the cognitive processes of the individuals at work places and thereby result in dysfunctional organiz...(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)


Performance behavior of participatorywater institutions in Eastern India: A study through structural equation modelling

  • Authors: Johnson N., Gandhi V.P., Jain D.
    Year: 2020 | IIM Ahmedabad
    Source: Water (Switzerland)
    DOI: 10.3390/w12020485

The paper examines the nature and performance of participatory water institutions in eastern India using structural equation modelling. There is a crisis in the management of water in India, and this is often not about having too little water but about managing it poorly. It is now being widely reco...(Read Full Abstract)


PhD student experiences with the impostor phenomenon in STEM

  • Authors: Chakraverty D.
    Year: 2020 | IIM Ahmedabad
    Source: International Journal of Doctoral Studies
    DOI: 10.28945/4513

Aim/Purpose This US-based study explored various facets of impostor phenomenon experienced during PhD training in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Specifically, the purpose of this research was to identify certain experiences that trigger this phenomenon. Background Competen...(Read Full Abstract)


Preferences of livestock owners for sharing the cost of brucellosis control in Tajikistan

  • Authors: Ahuja V., Ward D., Rajabov R., McLeod A., Jackson R.
    Year: 2020 | IIM Ahmedabad
    Source: Research in Veterinary Science
    DOI: 10.1016/j.rvsc.2020.02.015

In the context of significant public health benefits of brucellosis control and shrinking public resources for livestock vaccination, this paper considers the willingness of small ruminant livestock owners to pay for vaccination of their animals against brucellosis. The willingness to pay is estimat...(Read Full Abstract)


Probit and nested logit models based on fuzzy measure

  • Authors: Aggarwal M.
    Year: 2020 | IIM Ahmedabad
    Source: Iranian Journal of Fuzzy Systems
    DOI: 10.22111/ijfs.2020.5227

Inspired by the interactive discrete choice logit models [Aggarwal, 2019], this paper presents the advanced families of discrete choice models, such as nested logit, mixed logit, and probit models to consider the interaction among the attributes. Besides the DM’s attitudinal character is also take...(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)