IIM Calcutta's Theses

Search


   Clear Search

Total No of thesis : 201


A Non-Productive Aspect of Disability: Marriage and Familial Life for Disabled Women in India

  • Student Name: Sankalpa Satapathy
    Subject/Area: Public Policy and Management
    Year: 2018 | IIM Calcutta
    Chair Person: Annapurna Shaw
    Keywords: Disability, marriage and familial Life

Women within the minority group of disabled people are further marginalized due to their gender which is corroborated by their lower chances at education, employment and social relations. My thesis explores the attitudes of disabled women towards intimate relationships to understand the social lives...(Read Full Abstract)


An investigation into coping in NGOs in Third World countries

  • Student Name: Kamalika Chakraborty
    Subject/Area: Business Policy and Strategic Management
    Year: 2018 | IIM Calcutta
    Chair Person: Biswatosh Saha, Nimruji Prasad J.
    Keywords: NGO

What actors do in practice has been the prime concern for strategy as practice scholars which has led them to focus on the micro-activities and the daily doings of actors involved in strategy work. Strategy and strategizing is understood to comprise of these micro-activities in practice. Strategizin...(Read Full Abstract)


An Investigation into Sustainability Oriented Innovations

  • Student Name: Deepika Chandra Verma
    Subject/Area: Economics
    Year: 2018 | IIM Calcutta
    Chair Person: Runa Sarkar
    Keywords: eco-innovations, sustainability oriented innovations

Sustainability Oriented Innovations (SIs) are innovations commercialized by firms that lead to improvements in economic, environmental and social wellbeing. Developing an understanding on SIs is important because of their ability to reverse and reduce the negative impacts of economic activities on e...(Read Full Abstract)


An investigation into the corporate sustainability strategies and practices in India

  • Student Name: Bikramjit Ray Chaudhuri
    Subject/Area: Business Policy and Strategic Management
    Year: 2018 | IIM Calcutta
    Chair Person: Sougata Ray
    Keywords: Biodiversity, natural resources

In the face of environmental degradation, over-exploitation of natural resources, global warming, social inequality, loss of biodiversity, energy scarcity, the societies have become more and more apprehensive on the long-term effect of the industrial growth in the life of the ordinary people, other ...(Read Full Abstract)


Analysis of Indian Market Microstructure in light of algorithmic trading

  • Student Name: Samarpan Nawn
    Subject/Area: Finance and Accounting
    Year: 2018 | IIM Calcutta
    Chair Person: Ashok Banerjee
    Keywords: algorithmic, microstructure

Ever since its inception in early last decade, high frequency trading and algorithmic trading has been a prominent fixture in the research field of market microstructure. In spite of this, it is still an open question whether machine trading is beneficial for the overall capital market. There are ma...(Read Full Abstract)


Antecedents and Outcomes of Gender Diversity Management : An Exploratory Study in the Indian IT/ITeS Industry

  • Student Name: Shreyashi Chakraborty
    Subject/Area: Human Resources Management (HRM) & Organizational Behaviour (OB)
    Year: 2018 | IIM Calcutta
    Chair Person: Amit Dhiman, Leena Chatterjee
    Keywords: Gender Diversity Management, Indian IT/ITeS Industry

As women join the workforce in greater numbers, they continue to face challenges in climbing the organizational hierarchy and maintaining a work-life balance. Organization in the developed economies have adopted equal employment opportunity or affirmative action policies to deliver social justice fo...(Read Full Abstract)


Impact of Leadership and Group Processes on Team Innovation: A study of R & D teams in Indian Public Sector Organizations

  • Student Name: Sidh Kumar
    Subject/Area: Human Resources Management (HRM) & Organizational Behaviour (OB)
    Year: 2018 | IIM Calcutta
    Chair Person: Leena Chatterjee
    Keywords: Leadership, team Innovation

In the current scenario, it is imperative for organizations to be innovative not only in order to expand and grow but also to survive in an increasingly competitive, and uncertain environment. Innovation becomes even more critical for R & D organizations whose raison is to deliver new products and i...(Read Full Abstract)


Opening the Black Box of Matching Facilities for E-business Websites

  • Student Name: Divya Sharma
    Subject/Area: Business Policy and Strategic Management
    Year: 2018 | IIM Calcutta
    Chair Person: Uttam K Sarkar, Biswatosh Saha
    Keywords: E-business Websites, social media platforms

Firms across industries, irrespective of their size, are becoming increasingly dependent on the Internet to allow them to connect to their customers, be it through websites, e-mail, or social media. Social media has become an especially lucrative option for these firms owing to the possibility of no...(Read Full Abstract)


Role of CEO's Self-Confidence, Slack and Top management team (TMT) Posture on his/her Conflict Response Strategies and Post-Performance Feedback Escalation/De-Escalation

  • Student Name: P. Padmavathy Dhillon
    Subject/Area: Human Resources Management (HRM) & Organizational Behaviour (OB)
    Year: 2018 | IIM Calcutta
    Chair Person: B. N. Srivastava
    Keywords:  CEO's Self-Confidence, Top management team

Conflict in organizations especially at the top management level has major repercussions for the organization's future well-being and strategic direction. It therefore becomes necessary to manage them in an appropriate manner. One of the major sources of conflict within the top management could be d...(Read Full Abstract)


Strategic Orientation to Corporate Sustainability: An Exploration

  • Student Name: Venkataraman S.
    Subject/Area: Business Policy and Strategic Management
    Year: 2018 | IIM Calcutta
    Chair Person: Sougata Ray
    Keywords: Corporate sustainability, strategic orientation

The notion of corporate sustainability (CS) brings firms centrally within the ambit of the wider sustainability discourse. It attributes the prime responsibility as well as the greatest capability to businesses for ensuring social and ecological sustainability concomitant with profitable business. A...(Read Full Abstract)


An inquiry into subaltern consumption

  • Student Name: Apoorv Khare
    Subject/Area: Marketing and Advertising
    Year: 2017 | IIM Calcutta
    Chair Person: Rohit Varman
    Keywords: subaltern markets, subaltern consumption, housing scheme, state welfare

"Illegality is a ubiquitous phenomenon in subaltern markets. Despite acknowledging the role of illegality in subaltern markets and consumption, marketing scholarship has not engaged with this aspect. In this research, I critically investigate the nature and roots of illegal practices in subaltern co...(Read Full Abstract)


An investigation into the factors contributing to the performance of the overseas subsidiaries of emerging multinationals from India

  • Student Name: Arindam Mondal
    Subject/Area: Business Policy and Strategic Management
    Year: 2017 | IIM Calcutta
    Chair Person: Sougata Ray
    Keywords: EMNCs, foreign subsidiaries

This dissertation consists of three essays investigating the factors contributing to the performance and location choices of the foreign subsidiaries of emerging multinationals (EMNCs). It does so drawing upon the literature on organizational (un)learning (Levitt & March, 1988; March, 1991; Tsang & ...(Read Full Abstract)


Bilevel programming based modeling for pricing decisions in offshore manufacturing contracts involving green tax

  • Student Name: Nivedita Haldar
    Subject/Area: Operations Management
    Year: 2017 | IIM Calcutta
    Chair Person: Sanjeet Singh
    Keywords: business parlance, outsourcing,

"In business parlance, outsourcing means contracting out a portion of the business activity to an external (foreign or domestic) party rather than doing it in-house. Outsourcing helps firms to reduce costs, increasing flexibility, access to advanced technology or expertise, focusing more on core com...(Read Full Abstract)


Essays on textile supply chain

  • Student Name: Arnab Adhikari
    Subject/Area: Operations Management
    Year: 2017 | IIM Calcutta
    Chair Person: Balram Avittathur
    Members: Arnab Bisi

"In business parlance, outsourcing means contracting out a portion of the business activity to an external (foreign or domestic) party rather than doing it in-house. Outsourcing helps firms to reduce costs, increasing flexibility, access to advanced technology or expertise, focusing more on core com...(Read Full Abstract)


Flexibility considerations for supply chain

  • Student Name: Nishant Kumar Verma
    Subject/Area: Operations Management
    Year: 2017 | IIM Calcutta
    Chair Person: Ashis K. Chatterjee
    Keywords: business firms, operations management , supply chain flexibility

"Flexibility has always been considered a highly valued capability by the business firms all over the world. Broadly, it can be defined as the ability of a system to adapt to different kinds of uncertainty and environmental changes. Flexibility in the field of operations management is a well-explore...(Read Full Abstract)


Gender-based violence against women and governance: the case of Kolkata

  • Student Name: Paribhasha Kumari Sharma
    Subject/Area: Public Systems Group
    Year: 2017 | IIM Calcutta
    Chair Person: Annapurna Shaw
    Keywords: Gender-based crime, sexual assault , Nirbhaya, India

"Gender-based crime, particularly sexual assault in India has captured national and international attention. The Park Street rape in Kolkata, Nirbhaya gang rape in New Delhi and Shakti Mills gang rape in Mumbai are some of the incidences which have created headlines in the last few years and are sti...(Read Full Abstract)


Heuristically guided investment portfolio selection

  • Student Name: Amitava Ghosh
    Subject/Area: Information Systems & Information Technology
    Year: 2017 | IIM Calcutta
    Chair Person: Ambuj Mahanti
    Keywords:  investment portfolio selection, Mean-risk models

"Investment portfolio selection is a problem of great interest to researchers across disciplines. An investor has a certain amount of wealth and wishes to invest in assets. He faces a problem to decide: (i) How to apportion his wealth- how should he invest in various assets: common equity, real esta...(Read Full Abstract)


Indian software and pharmaceutical industries: a systems thinking perspective to firm evolution

  • Student Name: Pinjala Srujana
    Subject/Area: Information Systems & Information Technology
    Year: 2017 | IIM Calcutta
    Chair Person: Rahul Roy
    Members: Priya Seetharaman
    Keywords: software industry, pharmaceutical industries, India, drug discovery

"The Indian software industry is knowledge based and export oriented. It has grown indigenously by taking advantage of policy changes and developing alternative business models to drive its growth. Cost arbitrage has been amongst the major strategies used by firms in this industry. Another Indian in...(Read Full Abstract)


Ownership and firm performance: in search of the missing link

  • Student Name: Amit Baran Chakrabarti
    Subject/Area: Business Policy and Strategic Management
    Year: 2017 | IIM Calcutta
    Chair Person: Sougata Ray
    Keywords: emerging market context, firm performance

"This dissertation seeks to enquire the manner in which, the identity of the majority concentrated owner (hereinafter referred to as ownership category), influences firm performance, in an emerging market context. The theoretical and policy debate over the relative importance of public versus privat...(Read Full Abstract)


Strategic transition towards organizational hybridism - an inquiry in a social enterprise

  • Student Name: Anjan Ghosh
    Subject/Area: Business Policy and Strategic Management
    Year: 2017 | IIM Calcutta
    Chair Person: Sougata Ray
    Keywords: organizational hybridism, social enterprise, strategic management

"Falling churches do not become retail stores; nor do firms transform themselves into churches" -Hannan and Freeman (1977:957)
It is seldom that organizations opt for a transition from one institutionalized form to a radically different one (Haveman & Rao, 2006). However, recent research sug...(Read Full Abstract)