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A Novel Multi-Armed Bandit Algorithm for Business Applications

  • Student Name: Boby Chaitanya Villari
    Subject/Area: Information Systems & Information Technology
    Year: 2020 | IIM Kozhikode

Aligning decarbonization of energy systems and sustainable development in India: synergies and tradeoffs

  • Student Name: Dipti Gupta
    Subject/Area: Public Systems Group
    Year: 2020 | IIM Ahmedabad
    Chair Person: Amit Garg
    Members: Abhiman Das, P. R. Shukla, Frederic Ghersi
    Keywords: Energy systems, Aligning decarbonization, Sustainable development goals, Energy, Environment, Economy, Indian energy sector

Although a rapidly growing economy, India faces many challenges on energy access and clean energy echoing some of the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations. Moreover, post-2020 climate actions outlined in India’s Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) under the Paris agreement envisi...(Read Full Abstract)

Consumption as a Mechanism to Compensate the Loss of Ownership of Self among Women after Marriage: A Life Transition Perspective

  • Student Name: Ranjitha G P
    Subject/Area: Marketing
    Year: 2020 | IIM Kozhikode

Coordination in sharing economy: a study of ride-hailing platforms

  • Student Name: Harit Joshi
    Subject/Area: Production and Quantitative Methods
    Year: 2020 | IIM Ahmedabad
    Chair Person: Saral Mukherjee
    Members: Diptesh Ghosh, Anindya S. Chakrabarti, Jayendran Venkateswaran
    Keywords: Sharing economy, Ride-hailing platforms, Economic system, Operations management, Supply chain management

Recent years have witnessed an emergence of sharing economy, defined as an economic system in which assets or services are shared between private individuals. Ride-hailing has emerged as a key area of sharing based business models as cars are resources with high value and low utilization. Further, t...(Read Full Abstract)

Decision models for e-hailing taxi platforms

  • Student Name: Arulanantha Prabu P. M.
    Subject/Area: Production and Quantitative Methods
    Year: 2020 | IIM Ahmedabad
    Chair Person: Debjit Roy, Prahalad Venkateshan
    Members: Asoo J Vakharia
    Keywords: E-hailing taxi platforms, Traditional taxi market, Taxi operator, Decision models, Capacity decisions,

Uber, Ola, Didi, and Lyft are examples of successful e-hailing taxi platforms. In this thesis, we aim to develop decision models for such platforms. In the first essay, for an e-hailing taxi operation, we analyze the driver's profit maximizing reactive strategy (best evaluation criteria to either ac...(Read Full Abstract)

Essays on Cross-Gender Brand Extensions

  • Student Name: Aravind R
    Subject/Area: Marketing
    Year: 2020 | IIM Kozhikode

Essays on electoral democracy and development

  • Student Name: Mitul Surana
    Subject/Area: Economics
    Year: 2020 | IIM Ahmedabad
    Chair Person: Errol D'Souza
    Members: Ankur Sarin, Pritha Dev
    Keywords: Electoral democracy, Consumption expenditure, Identity politics and economic, Party identity, Bahujan Samaj Party, Bhartiya Janata Party, BJP

This dissertation consists of three independent essays on electoral democracy and development. In the first essay, we examine whether political parties that are formed along ethnic identities target material benefits along ethnic lines. We examine this question in the context of two ethnic parties -...(Read Full Abstract)

Essays on external commercial borrowings (ECBs) in India

  • Student Name: Abhisek Sur
    Subject/Area: Economics
    Year: 2020 | IIM Ranchi
    Chair Person: Amarendu Nandy
    Members: Sankalpa Bhattacharjee, Partha Ray, Samit Paul
    Keywords: External commercial borrowings, Capital account openness, Corporate vulnerability, Firm-level analysis, Foreign currency leverage, Exchange rate risk, Monetary policy, Indian economy, IIM Ranchi

External Commercial Borrowings (ECBs), a channel to facilitate access to foreign capital by corporates, has evolved as a preferred medium of borrowing in the post-liberalization period in India. Since 2000, the total external borrowing of corporates (including short-term credit) on an average has ac...(Read Full Abstract)

Essays on financial intermediation

  • Student Name: Balagopal Gopalakrishnan
    Subject/Area: Finance and Accounting
    Year: 2020 | IIM Ahmedabad
    Chair Person: Joshy Jacob
    Members: Ajay Pandey, Sanket Mohapatra
    Keywords: Financial intermediation, Public sector banks, Credit risk choices, Private sector banks

We present three essays on financial intermediation in this dissertation. The first essay examines the credit risk choices of the public sector banks (PSBs) in India with novel data that identifies borrowers with their banks by ownership type. We determine the ownership type of the lender bank assoc...(Read Full Abstract)

Essays on inflation expectations

  • Student Name: Gaurav Kumar Singh
    Subject/Area: Production and Quantitative Methods
    Year: 2020 | IIM Ahmedabad
    Chair Person: Tathagata Bandyopadhyay
    Members: Errol D’souza, Abhiman Das, Apratim Guha
    Keywords: Inflation expectations, Macroeconomic, Economic theory, Policy-making, Investment decisions

Logistics companies are adopting automated technologies for material handling operations in intralogistics facilities, such as sea container terminals and distribution warehouses, to improve operational efficiency and meet customer expectations of higher service levels. While automated technologies ...(Read Full Abstract)

Firm aspirations, resource orchestration and performance: a study of Indian firms

  • Student Name: Nycil George
    Subject/Area: Business Policy and Strategic Management
    Year: 2020 | IIM Ahmedabad
    Chair Person: Amit Karna
    Members: Sunil Sharma, Vishal Gupta
    Keywords: Resource investment, Resource deployment , Behavioural theory, Analysing investments, Organizational action

Resource orchestration is characterized by a series of firm-level strategic actions – from search and selection of assets (resource investment) to the bundling and leveraging of these assets (resource deployment) – and represents a mature stage of the resource-based theory. In this thesis, we invest...(Read Full Abstract)

Governance and economic growth in the Indian states

  • Student Name: Pavneet Singh
    Subject/Area: Economics
    Year: 2020 | IIM Ahmedabad
    Chair Person: Errol D'Souza
    Members: Tathagata Bandyopadhyay, Ravindra Dholakia
    Keywords: Economic growth, Fiscal performance, Dimensions of accountability, State capacity, Good governance

In Essay 1, I have assimilated a unique dataset of 30 indicators across three broad dimensions of Accountability, State Capacity and Fiscal Performance. Building on theoretical considerations from the New Institutional Economics literature and the literature on State Capacity, I aggregate these indi...(Read Full Abstract)

Impact of order of presentation and prominent presentation of brand and attribute on consumers’ willingness to pay

  • Student Name: Priya Narayanan
    Subject/Area: Marketing
    Year: 2020 | IIM Ahmedabad
    Chair Person: Arvind Sahay
    Members: Neharika Vohra, Aruna Divya T.
    Keywords: Presentation, Consumers willingness to pay, Brand, Product attribute, WTP

How does differential presentation of the components of a product – brand and attribute(s) – impact consumers’ willingness to pay (WTP) for the product? In this thesis, we attempt to answer this question through two essays. In essay 1, a series of five studies analyze the impact of sequential presen...(Read Full Abstract)

Information and Communication Technologies for Sustainable Development: Effect of National Culture

  • Student Name: Parvathi Jayaprakash
    Subject/Area: Information Systems & Information Technology
    Year: 2020 | IIM Kozhikode

Locomotive Assignment Problem- Integrating the Strategic, Tactical and Operational Level Aspects

  • Student Name: Nair Prashant Premkumar
    Subject/Area: Quantitative Methods and Operations Management
    Year: 2020 | IIM Kozhikode

Media, cognition and assemblage perspectives on ICT in education: a three-part study in an early-adopter Indian school

  • Student Name: Prateek Shah
    Subject/Area: Management Information Systems
    Year: 2020 | IIM Ahmedabad
    Chair Person: Vijaya Sherry Chand
    Members: Rajeev Sharma, Sanjay Chandrasekharan
    Keywords: Digital technology, Education systems, Digital media, Educational institutions, Educational technology research

Digital technology is expected to change education systems, and discussions around the nature of this change have started to move beyond technocentrism or unfounded optimism, to focus on the nuances of integrating digital technology into the education system. This thesis attempts to bring together t...(Read Full Abstract)

Multitype branching process: extensions, inferences and applications

  • Student Name: Sumit Kumar Yadav
    Subject/Area: Production and Quantitative Methods
    Year: 2020 | IIM Ahmedabad
    Chair Person: Arnab Kumar Laha
    Members: Sachin Jayaswal, Karthik Sriram
    Keywords: Bisexual branching process, Multitype branching process, Structured branching process, Varying environments

The idea of a simple branching process is that a parent produces offsprings. They then further take the role of parents and produce o springs, and the processes continue either until infinity or until extinction. We relax the assumptions of simple branching process and introduce age structure in the...(Read Full Abstract)

Role of Network Counterparties and Relational Structure in Knowledge Resource Dependence: Evidence from Professional Football (SOCCER) Player Transfers

  • Student Name: Subhasree Mukherjee
    Subject/Area: Strategic Management
    Year: 2020 | IIM Kozhikode

Spatial topology of urban policy assemblage: a post-structuralist analysis of making of India’s smart cities

  • Student Name: Harsh Mittal
    Subject/Area: Public Systems Group
    Year: 2020 | IIM Ahmedabad
    Chair Person: Navdeep Mathur
    Members: Ankur Sarin, Katharina T. Paul, Solomon J.Benjamin
    Keywords: Spatial topology, Urban policy, India’s smart cities, Smart cities mission, Knowledge production

Drawing on post-structuralist theories of space, power and policy-making, I examine the policy processes enveloping Smart Cities Mission (SCM), a flagship scheme of the Indian central government. Following act as guiding research questions: How do practices of knowledge production over smart cities ...(Read Full Abstract)

Stochastic modeling and analysis of automated Intra-logistics systems

  • Student Name: Govind Lal Kumawat
    Subject/Area: Production and Quantitative Methods
    Year: 2020 | IIM Ahmedabad
    Chair Person: Debjit Roy
    Members: Arnab Kumar Laha, Rene De Koster
    Keywords: Stochastic modeling, Intra-logistics systems, Logistics, Supply chain network

“Expectations about macroeconomic variables play an important role in economic theory and policy-making. Household inflation expectations are key to understanding household consumption and investment decisions, and hence these ultimately impact the monetary policies. Yet how these expectations are f...(Read Full Abstract)