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Analysis of impact of project manager autonomy on project performance, factoring in contingencies

  • Student Name: Annapureddy Rama Papi Reddy
    Year: 2019 | IIM Bangalore
    Chair Person: Murty, L S
    Members: Srinivasan, Vasanthi, Hazra, Jishnu and Prabhu, Ganesh N.
    Keywords: Project management

Contemporary organizations use projects and project based structures extensively because it increases flexibility and allows better and more efficient allocation of resources within an organization. It also brings focus to a set of activities and enables a more effective governance based on cost, ti...(Read Full Abstract)


Essays on ethnic politics of caste in Karnataka

  • Student Name: Naveen Bharathi
    Year: 2019 | IIM Bangalore
    Chair Person: Malghan, Deepak
    Members: Sriram, M S; Kamath, Rajalaxmi
    Keywords: Political science, Political economy, Sociology

Contemporary organizations use projects and project based structures extensively because it increases flexibility and allows better and more efficient allocation of resources within an organization. It also brings focus to a set of activities and enables a more effective governance based on cost, ti...(Read Full Abstract)


Essays on household consumption

  • Student Name: Vedha Ponnappan
    Subject/Area: Marketing
    Year: 2019 | IIM Bangalore
    Chair Person: Prakhya, Srinivas
    Members: Jonnalagedda, Sreelata, Gupta, Subhashish and Jathar, Avadhoot
    Keywords: Buying decision process, Customer buying process

Consumer purchase decisions are influenced by the underlying preferences and the underlying consumption possibilities. A deeper understanding of the likely demand drivers would help manufacturers to promote, differentiate or reposition their offerings differently. Towards this end, this thesis exami...(Read Full Abstract)


Essays on internet governance

  • Student Name: Neena Pandey
    Year: 2019 | IIM Bangalore
    Chair Person: De, Rahul
    Members: Bhalla, Manaswini, Ojha, Abhoy K and Venkatagiri, Shankar
    Keywords: Internet governance, Zero-rating plans

Consumer purchase decisions are influenced by the underlying preferences and the underlying consumption possibilities. A deeper understanding of the likely demand drivers would help manufacturers to promote, differentiate or reposition their offerings differently. Towards this end, this thesis exami...(Read Full Abstract)


Essays on models using google search trends

  • Student Name: Ravi Prakash Ranjan
    Year: 2019 | IIM Bangalore
    Chair Person: Bhattacharyya, Malay
    Members: Venkatagiri, Shankar and Mukherji, Arnab
    Keywords: Investor attention, Information diffusion, Variability deviation, Consumer confidence

The dissertation consists of four essays which can broadly be classified into the following research themes - investor attention, information diffusion, variability deviation, and consumer confidence. Each essay has an element of information based on Google search queries where either it forms the b...(Read Full Abstract)


Essays on strategies and performance of banks along multiple dimensions in a developing economy

  • Student Name: Priyatam Anurag
    Year: 2019 | IIM Bangalore
    Chair Person: Sinha, Deepak Kumar
    Members: Prabhu, Ganesh N, Thampy, Ashok

We present three essays in the backdrop of the banking industry in India. In the first essay, we model and estimate the effect of task complementarity and external monitoring by the informed investors on the social and financial performance of banks. In the second essay, we examine further how task ...(Read Full Abstract)


Evaluating products with signals of opportunity and threat in online ratings

  • Student Name: Raj Dash
    Subject/Area: Marketing
    Year: 2019 | IIM Bangalore
    Chair Person: Mukherjee, Kanchan
    Members: Mukherjee, Prithwiraj and Mishra, Ashis
    Keywords: Risk, Reference Point, Rating Distribution, SP/A Theory, Prospect Theory

Consumers, as they navigate online to buy products, along with average rating and text reviews, often use rating distributions (e.g., bar graphs showing % of reviews for each star rating on Amazon) in the process of evaluation. The dissertation proposes a model of customer rating based product evalu...(Read Full Abstract)


Examining diverse concerns in Indian education

  • Student Name: Kartik Yadav
    Year: 2019 | IIM Bangalore
    Chair Person: Mukherji, Arnab
    Members: Gupta, Subhashis, Mitra, Shabana and Dutta, Souvik
    Keywords: Education

While education has its own intrinsic value, its benefits extend beyond individuals who receive schooling directly. Other members of the society also gain through externalities (Basu et al., 2000). This alone provides justification for governments’ continued involvement in literacy for all and resea...(Read Full Abstract)


Governing the corporation : negotiating the intrinsic challenges of strategic decision making

  • Student Name: Snigdha Manukonda
    Year: 2019 | IIM Bangalore
    Chair Person: Ramachandran, J
    Members: Garg, Pranav and Pallathitta, Rejie George
    Keywords: Corporate Governance

The fundamental tenet underpinning the governance literature has been that good governance enables better decisions and improved corporate performance. For instance, decades of governance research using the lens of agency theory (Jensen & Meckling, 1976; Jensen & Murphy, 1990) suggests that affordin...(Read Full Abstract)


Impact of supply network structure on firm level and network level environmental performance

  • Student Name: Anirban Adhikary
    Year: 2019 | IIM Bangalore
    Chair Person: Diatha, Krishna Sundar
    Members: Verma, Nishanth, Pallathitta, Rejie George, Jayaram, Jayanth
    Keywords: Buyer-supplier Network Structure, Environmental Sustainability, Sustainable Supply Networks, Network Density, Network Centralization, Average Clustering Coefficient, Modularity

The discussion on environmental sustainability has occupied the centre stage for managers and policy makers. Decades of research in this domain has shown that production processes are one of the major drivers of greenhouse gas emission. However, with value chain dispersed globally, managing supply c...(Read Full Abstract)


Implications of automation on work in organizations

  • Student Name: Ankur Jain
    Subject/Area: Human Resources Management (HRM) & Organizational Behaviour (OB)
    Year: 2019 | IIM Bangalore
    Chair Person: Srinivasan, Vasanthi
    Members: Kulkarni, Mukta and Mukherji, Sourav
    Keywords: Automation on work

"Automation, enabled by technological advancements, is transforming the nature of work in organizations. Although extant literature explores the implications of automation on work, this literature has, for the most part, dealt with rank and file work, considered work as static, and technology that i...(Read Full Abstract)


Measurement and mechanisms exploring patterns of regional development

  • Student Name: Archana Purohit
    Year: 2019 | IIM Bangalore
    Chair Person: Mukherji, Arnab
    Members: Mitra, Shabana and Ramesh, G
    Keywords: Regional development

Inter-regional inequality has long been considered inevitable with economic growth and the relationship between them has been assumed to follow an inverted U-shaped pattern (Williamson, 1965). However, a number of studies have also found that high levels of income inequality have a significant negat...(Read Full Abstract)


New age preferential trade agreements : evolving trends and implications for value added trade

  • Student Name: Kalpana Tokas
    Year: 2019 | IIM Bangalore
    Chair Person: Chanda, Rupa
    Members: Gupta, Subhashis, Sinha, Deepak K and Shingal, Anirudh
    Keywords: Trade, Trade agreement

The past 25 years have witnessed an unprecedented proliferation in the number of PTAs (Preferential Trade Agreements) across the world. From about 23 PTAs (physical number of PTAs, counting goods & services together) notified to the WTO in 1990 (GATT, then), the number rose to 86 in 2000 and crossed...(Read Full Abstract)


On the construct of public service motivation among civil servants

  • Student Name: Balamurugan K
    Subject/Area: Human Resources Management (HRM) & Organizational Behaviour (OB)
    Year: 2019 | IIM Bangalore
    Chair Person: Prasad, Lakshmanan
    Members: Singh, Ramadar and Ramesh, G

Public Service Motivation (PSM) entails belief, emotions, and values that tend to make one inclined to protect the interests of the society at large. Despite 25-year of research on PSM across the world, doubts remain about the construct per se and its measurement. In the research reported in this di...(Read Full Abstract)


On the more powerful unit root test

  • Student Name: Tapan Kar
    Year: 2019 | IIM Bangalore
    Chair Person: Bhattacharyya, Malay
    Members: Murthy, Rajluxmi V and Venkatagiri, Shankar
    Keywords: Unit root test, Statistics

In this thesis, we propose a unit root test based on Johnson SU density when the AR-coefficient is very close to one (local-to-unity) in the true data generating process. Through extensive simulations, we find that the proposed test, in finite samples, is as powerful as Dickey-Fuller test for normal...(Read Full Abstract)


Peer effects of stars : implications for individual and organizational performance

  • Student Name: Diptiprakash Pradhan
    Year: 2019 | IIM Bangalore
    Chair Person: Ramachandran, J
    Members: Garg, Pranav; Mukherjee, Kanchan
    Keywords: Individual performance and Organizational performance

“The individual is always the basic strategic factor in organization.” - (Barnard, 1938: 139) Eighty years ago, Barnard highlighted the importance of individuals for organizations in his groundbreaking book, “The Functions of the Executive.” My dissertation builds on the body of research that focuse...(Read Full Abstract)


Personalised agricultural information delivery as a means of sustainably increasing returns from agriculture

  • Student Name: Aparna Krishna
    Year: 2019 | IIM Bangalore
    Chair Person: Naik, Gopal
    Members: Swaminathan, Hema, Sriram, M.S. and Mukherjee, Deep
    Keywords: Agricultural technology, Agricultural information

Agricultural information delivery comprises of communicating relevant agricultural technology, information and knowledge to farmers and is carried out with the intent that the information will be adopted by farmers and will lead to enhanced agricultural productivity. India has a huge institutional s...(Read Full Abstract)


Role of regulatory focus in pay what you want pricing

  • Student Name: Kishore Kumar Gangwani
    Subject/Area: Marketing
    Year: 2019 | IIM Bangalore
    Chair Person: Shainesh, G
    Members: Mukherjee, Prithwiraj and Prabhu, Ganesh N
    Keywords: Pricing and Pricing strategy

Pay-What-You-Want (PWYW) pricing gives customers maximum control over the price they pay. Existing research acknowledges the growing importance of PWYW, but reveals contradictory findings about customer’s PWYW participation. Although prior research focuses more on buyer's payment motives, this thesi...(Read Full Abstract)


The influence of institutional logic combinations on organizational survival : the study of christian mission hospitals in India

  • Student Name: Aditya Christopher Moses
    Subject/Area: Human Resources Management (HRM) & Organizational Behaviour (OB)
    Year: 2019 | IIM Bangalore
    Chair Person: Ojha, Abhoy K
    Members: Kulkarni, Mukta and Pallathitta, Rejie George
    Keywords: Institutional logics approach

Marshall & Rossman (2016) suggest that the curiosity that inspires research often comes from observations of the real world. The 5th largest sector in the Indian economy is healthcare. Despite the advances made in the sector the bed density in India is 0.67 per 1000 people, which is well below the g...(Read Full Abstract)


The roads less travelled : exploring two neglected dimensions of service recovery research-type of failure and repeat failure

  • Student Name: Sourav Bikash Borah
    Subject/Area: Marketing
    Year: 2019 | IIM Bangalore
    Chair Person: Prakhya, Srinivas
    Members: Shainesh, G; Mukherjee, Prithwiraj
    Keywords: Service Recovery, Customer Churn, Types of Failures, Types of Services, Repeat Failures

Customer churn because of service failures has become a strategic challenge for managers across the globe. An examination of extant literature pertinent to the relationship between service failures and customer churn reveals paradoxical findings which raise reasonable doubts about the theoretical va...(Read Full Abstract)