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Forecasting and analysing the characteristics of 3G and 4G mobile broadband diffusion in India: A comparative evaluation of Bass, Norton-Bass, Gompertz, and logistic growth models

An empirical understanding of countrywide diffusion of third (3G) or/and fourth (4G) generations of Mobile Broadband Services (MBSs) has proven implications for both business and policy of the country. However, extant literature lacks in explanation for the diffusion and forecast of these services i...(Read Full Abstract)

What's in a name? A lot if it has “blockchain”

We find that firms that change their corporate names to include buzzwords related to cryptocurrencies experience large and permanent valuation gains. We document cumulative abnormal returns of 30 percent in 3 days surrounding such name change announcements. These abnormal returns cannot be explained...(Read Full Abstract)

Women’s re-entry into workforce: Experiences from India

  • Authors: Kaushiva P., Joshi C.
    Year: 2020 | IIM Calcutta
    Source: Contributions to Management Science
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-12477-9_10

Working lives face several interruptions, either due to employers’ decisions, new regulations or individuals’ choices, resulting in breaks, slumps, stagnations or even exits. Several types of job seekers thus arise due to such interruptions, of which one category comprises individuals seeking to re-...(Read Full Abstract)

A game theoretic approach to optimize multi-stakeholder utilities for land acquisition negotiations with informality

  • Authors: Jana A., Basu R., Mukherjee C.
    Year: 2019 | IIM Calcutta
    Source: Socio-Economic Planning Sciences
    DOI: 10.1016/j.seps.2019.06.002

To combat the critical stresses of rising urbanization, the government acquires land from private owners using the power of eminent domain. This land assembly causes negative externalities such as increasing social tension and injustice that may impose a long-term threat to stability and sustainable...(Read Full Abstract)

A measure of authorship by publications

  • Authors: Mukherjee C., Basu R., Alam A.
    Year: 2019 | IIM Calcutta
    Source: Managerial and Decision Economics
    DOI: 10.1002/mde.3104

Measuring publication success of a researcher is a complicated task as publications are often co-authored by multiple authors, and so, it requires comparison of solo publications with joint publications. In this paper, like Price (1981), we argue for an egalitarian perspective in accomplishing this ...(Read Full Abstract)

A new order of financing investments: Evidence from acquisitions by India's listed firms

We propose a new order of financing investments based on the considerations of control and financial constraints in a market with the presence of business groups. We base our analysis on a sample of acquisitions, one of the largest forms of investments, made by India's publicly listed firms from 199...(Read Full Abstract)

Abandon Hofstede-based research? Not yet! A perspective from the philosophy of the social sciences

Hofstede’s framework has been immensely popular among practitioners and researchers because of its undeniable practicality. Despite several limitations, the framework has been widely adopted and in continued use. However, recent scholarly critiques have raised serious concerns, even calling for the ...(Read Full Abstract)

Adoption of identity theft countermeasures and its short- And long-term impact on firm value

  • Authors: Bose I., Leung A.C.M.
    Year: 2019 | IIM Calcutta
    Source: MIS Quarterly: Management Information Systems
    DOI: 10.25300/MISQ/2019/14192

Identity theft has impaired e-commerce. To combat the crime, many identity theft countermeasures (ITC) have been proposed. As investments in ITC are substantial and the benefits of such investments are intangible, companies are often hesitant to adopt such measures. This was the motivation for this ...(Read Full Abstract)

Allocation to Anchor Investors, Underpricing, and the After-Market Performance of IPOs

  • Authors: Seth R., Vishwanatha S.R., Prasad D.
    Year: 2019 | IIM Calcutta
    Source: Financial Management
    DOI: 10.1111/fima.12210

We study bidding by anchor investors in a two-stage initial public offering (IPO) process and document a negative, causal relation between allocation to anchor investors and underpricing. We find that anchor investors are likely to invest in hard-to-place offerings characterized by valuation uncerta...(Read Full Abstract)

An effective uncertainty based framework for sustainable industrial product-service system transformation

  • Authors: Erkoyuncu J.A., Roy R., Shehab E., Durugbo C., Khan S., Datta P.
    Year: 2019 | IIM Calcutta
    Source: Journal of Cleaner Production
    DOI: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2018.09.182

Industrial Product-Service Systems (IPS2) can provide insights to enhance the environmental sustainability and lower environmental impact. However, its successful realisation for preventing the production of waste, while increasing efficiencies in the uses of energy and human capital remains a highl...(Read Full Abstract)

An empirical analysis of audit pricing and auditor selection: evidence from India

  • Authors: Bhattacharya A., Banerjee P.
    Year: 2019 | IIM Calcutta
    Source: Managerial Auditing Journal
    DOI: 10.1108/MAJ-11-2018-2101

Purpose: This paper aims to examine various factors affecting the pricing of audit services and the selection of auditors in the Indian audit market. This paper also aims to investigate the impact of financial distress conditions on the audit pricing and auditor choice decisions of a firm, particula...(Read Full Abstract)

An Orchestrated Negotiated Exchange: Trading Home-Based Telework for Intensified Work

  • Authors: Bathini D.R., Kandathil G.M.
    Year: 2019 | IIM Calcutta
    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)

Attainment discrepancy and investment: Effects on firm performance

  • Authors: Deb P., David P., O'Brien J.P., Duru A.
    Year: 2019 | IIM Calcutta
    Source: Journal of Business Research
    DOI: 10.1016/j.jbusres.2019.02.047

Although the behavioral theory of the firm posits that performance shortfalls trigger problemistic search, the actual performance consequences of problemistic search remain an open question. We argue that certain cognitive, affective, and behavioral mechanisms triggered by performance shortfalls mak...(Read Full Abstract)

Beyond the average: Ethnic capital heterogeneity and intergenerational transmission of education

  • Authors: Chakraborty T., Schüller S., Zimmermann K.F.
    Year: 2019 | IIM Calcutta
    Source: Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization
    DOI: 10.1016/j.jebo.2019.04.004

Estimating the effect of ethnic capital on human capital investment decisions is complicated by the endogeneity of immigrants’ location choice, unobserved local correlates and the reflection problem. We exploit the institutional setting of a rare immigrant settlement policy in Germany, that generate...(Read Full Abstract)

Board diversity and firm performance: The role of business group affiliation

  • Authors: Aggarwal R., Jindal V., Seth R.
    Year: 2019 | IIM Calcutta
    Source: International Business Review
    DOI: 10.1016/j.ibusrev.2019.101600

There is little consensus globally on the relationship between board diversity and firm performance. Using the resource dependence and agency views, this paper examines how business group affiliation influences the relationship between board diversity and firm performance as a contextual/confounding...(Read Full Abstract)

Bother me only if the client complains: control and resistance in home-based telework in India

  • Authors: Bathini D.R., Kandathil G.M.
    Year: 2019 | IIM Calcutta
    Source: Employee Relations
    DOI: 10.1108/ER-09-2018-0241

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to explore the link between operations of organization control and workers’ response to them in case of telework, a technology-embedded new way of working. Design/methodology/approach: The authors adopted an interpretive approach to explore control and home-base...(Read Full Abstract)

Building resilient community using social technologies: A precursory measure for effective disaster management

  • Authors: Bhattacharyya S., Dey P., Basak J., Roy S., Bandyopadhyay S.
    Year: 2019 | IIM Calcutta
    Source: ACM International Conference Proceeding Series
    DOI: 10.1145/3288599.3295591

Natural disasters like cyclones are a common phenomenon in India, especially in coastal regions. During disaster, victims of a village/ locality normally take shelters in groups in some nearby safe areas (for example, Multi Purpose Cyclone Shelters). Despite of having access to physical infrastructu...(Read Full Abstract)

Causal inference from strip-plot designs in a potential outcomes framework

  • Authors: Alqallaf F.A., Huda S., Mukerjee R.
    Year: 2019 | IIM Calcutta
    Source: Statistics and Probability Letters
    DOI: 10.1016/j.spl.2019.01.027

Natural disasters like cyclones are a common phenomenon in India, especially in coastal regions. During disaster, victims of a village/ locality normally take shelters in groups in some nearby safe areas (for example, Multi Purpose Cyclone Shelters). Despite of having access to physical infrastructu...(Read Full Abstract)

Central bank target rates and term structure of interest rates: A study of six Asia-Pacific countries

  • Authors: Rai A., Seth R., White N.A.
    Year: 2019 | IIM Calcutta
    Source: IIMB Management Review
    DOI: 10.1016/j.iimb.2019.03.012

Granger causality tests find that the official interest rate (OIR) changes made by the central banks of Australia, China, India, South Korea, Philippines, and Taiwan cause OIR changes at other central banks, but no central bank dominates in its impact. Event study tests show that OIR announcements i...(Read Full Abstract)

Channel coordination using options contract under simultaneous price and inventory competition

  • Authors: Biswas I., Avittathur B.
    Year: 2019 | IIM Calcutta
    Source: Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review
    DOI: 10.1016/j.tre.2019.01.010

In this paper we demonstrate that options contract coordinates single supplier - multiple buyer supply chain network and can eliminate channel conflict stemming from simultaneous price and inventory competition. We show that a pure strategy unique Nash equilibrium exists for buyers’ game and the sup...(Read Full Abstract)