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An investigation into the base of the pyramid strategies of firms

  • Student Name: G. V. S. B. Sarada Devi
    Subject/Area: Business Policy and Strategic Management
    Year: 2019 | IIM Calcutta
    Chair Person: Sanjeet Singh
    Members: Sougata Ray, Saptarshi Purkayastha, Chinmay Pattnaik, Raveendra Chittoor

The base of the pyramid (BoP) concept rests on integrating the aspiring poor with the marketplace. It is often seen as a practical solution to mitigate some of the challenges of globalisation. The BoP refers to that section of the population whose income is below a certain threshold level of poverty...(Read Full Abstract)


Essays on corporate cash holdings

  • Student Name: Ahana Bose
    Subject/Area: Finance and Accounting
    Year: 2019 | IIM Calcutta
    Chair Person: Sanjeet Singh
    Members: Purusottam Sen, Anindya Sen, Banikanta Mishra, Pitabas Mohanty

Corporate cash holdings continue to be one of the puzzles in corporate finance which have interested both academicians and policy makers. While much academic discussion on it has taken place in the context of advanced economies like USA, there has been but limited discussion on the same for emerging...(Read Full Abstract)


Essays on portfolio flows

  • Student Name: Vidhu Shekhar
    Subject/Area: Economics
    Year: 2019 | IIM Calcutta
    Chair Person: Sanjeet Singh
    Members: Soumyendranath Sikdar, Partha Ray, Ashok Banerjee, Saikat Sinha Roy, Biswajit Nag

The research flows primarily from my experiences as a foreign portfolio investor investing in India and South East Asia. As a newly minted investor following my MBA, I was eager to apply all the theoretical and practical knowledge earned through my degree classes in the field. However, it didn’t tak...(Read Full Abstract)


Evolution of business models for ICT based startups: a case-based examination of antecedents, execution strategies and outcomes

  • Student Name: Gaurav Gupta
    Year: 2019 | IIM Calcutta
    Chair Person: Sanjeet Singh
    Members: Indranil Bose, Debashis Saha, Saji K. Mathew, Arnab Bhattacharya

A lot of startups, especially technology startups, fail in the initial few years after their launch. Faced with a barrage of uncertain conditions due to new technologies, shorter product life cycles and tougher competition due to easy replicability leading to an increasingly hostile business environ...(Read Full Abstract)


Sovereign debt restructuring: a study of the problems and inadequacies of the international framework

  • Student Name: Ansari Salamah
    Subject/Area: Public Policy and Management
    Year: 2019 | IIM Calcutta
    Chair Person: Sanjeet Singh
    Members: R Rajesh Babu, Runa Sarkar, Biju Paul Abraham, M. P. Ram Mohan

Distressed sovereign debt ceases to be a rarity. Sovereign debt crisis has become a contemporary international problem affecting not just the State in crisis; but also nations at large. The protracted history of sovereign debt crises and associated problems is not restricted to the developing world ...(Read Full Abstract)


Understanding the relationship between social media activity and earnings management for organisations

  • Student Name: Adrija Majumdar
    Subject/Area: Information Systems & Information Technology
    Year: 2019 | IIM Calcutta
    Chair Person: Sanjeet Singh
    Members: Indranil Bose, Somprakash Bandyopadhyay, Arunabha Mukhopadhyay, Sipra DasBit

In 2013, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced that firms may use social media to announce key financial information in compliance with Regulation Fair Disclosure (SEC, 2013). Social media sites offer firms the opportunity to communicate with investors on a frequent and real-time...(Read Full Abstract)


Unorganised Manufacturing in India: Financing the Firm Growth

  • Student Name: Shromona Ganguly
    Subject/Area: Economics
    Year: 2019 | IIM Calcutta
    Chair Person: Sanjeet Singh
    Members: Parthapratim Pal, Mritiunjoy Mohanty, Souvik Dutta, Subhanil Chowdhury

In a labour abundant country like India, the importance of the micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in its industrial sector cannot be overemphasised. The manufacturing MSMEs in India account for 6 per cent of the country’s GDP, close to 33 per cent of the total manufacturing output, 45 per c...(Read Full Abstract)


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)


Contests between unequal opponents : three explorations

  • Student Name: Bharat Goel
    Subject/Area: Economics
    Year: 2018 | IIM Calcutta
    Chair Person: Sanjeet Singh
    Members: Arijit Sen, Conan Mukherjee, Rohini Somanathan, Debasis Mondal

This dissertation explores the nature and consequences of bilateral contests between
unequal opponents in diverse contexts. Three essays present game-theoretic models
of contests in three distinct environments, in each of which an a priori weak
contestant is pitted against an a ...(Read Full Abstract)


Efficiency measurement of higher education sector in India: evaluation with DEA

  • Student Name: Prabhat Ranjan
    Subject/Area: Operations Management
    Year: 2018 | IIM Calcutta
    Chair Person: Sanjeet Singh
    Members: Sanjeet Singh, Bodhibrata Nag, Arunabha Mukhopadhyay, Arnab K. Laha

This dissertation is the outcome of dual motivations: first, the growing interest of efficiency evaluation of the higher education sector in India, and second, to address the limitations of input importance variable weight of sub-units of DMUs in DEA. Higher Education in India is managed by the unio...(Read Full Abstract)


Efficiency Measurement of Higher Education Sector in India: Evaluation with DEA

  • Student Name: Prabhat Ranjan
    Subject/Area: Operations Management
    Year: 2018 | IIM Calcutta
    Chair Person: Sanjeet Singh
    Members: Sanjeet Singh, Bodhibrata Nag, Arunabha Mukhopadhyay, Arnab K. Laha

This dissertation is the outcome of dual motivations: first, the growing interest of efficiency evaluation of the higher education sector in India, and second, to address the limitations of input importance variable weight of sub-units of DMUs in DEA. Higher Education in India is managed by the unio...(Read Full Abstract)


Essays on pricing and operations strategies for distribution networks in multi-channel retailing

  • Student Name: Shounak Basak
    Subject/Area: Operations Management
    Year: 2018 | IIM Calcutta
    Chair Person: Sanjeet Singh
    Members: Soumyen Sikdar, Balram Avittathur, Peeyush Mehta, Sanjeev Swami

Essays on supply chain risk

  • Student Name: Milan Kumar
    Subject/Area: Operations Management
    Year: 2018 | IIM Calcutta
    Chair Person: Sanjeet Singh
    Members: Balram Avittathur, Preetam Basu, Peeyush Mehta, G. Srinivasan, Rohit Kapoor

In this dissertation, we look at pricing and sourcing strategies of a retailer under supply disruption risk. In the first essay, we study the pricing and sourcing strategy of a price-setting retailer. In the second essay, we look at the pricing and sourcing strategies of the retailer when it is comp...(Read Full Abstract)


Iconic and symbolic religious signs in print advertising : impact on brand affect and brand trust

  • Student Name: Ridhi Agarwala
    Subject/Area: Marketing and Advertising
    Year: 2018 | IIM Calcutta
    Chair Person: Sanjeet Singh
    Members: Prashant Mishra, Ritu Mehta, Moutusy Maity, G. Sridhar

Impact of friendship among customers on their perceived value from consumption

  • Student Name: Diptiman Banerji
    Subject/Area: Marketing and Advertising
    Year: 2018 | IIM Calcutta
    Chair Person: Sanjeet Singh
    Members: Prashant Mishra, Ramendra Singh, Ritu Mehta, Mala Srivastava, Pingali Venugopal

Value creation and communication are critical tasks for marketers. According to the Service Dominant Logic stream of literature, value is created by customers in their usage experiences—a notion of value referred to as "value-in-use" or "customer perceived value" (CPV), and each interaction at a tou...(Read Full Abstract)