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Essays on Digital Social Innovations For Rural Development

  • Student Name: Rishikesan Parthiban
    Subject/Area: Management Information Systems
    Year: 2021 | IIM Calcutta
    Chair Person: Indranil Bose
    Members: Somprakash Bandyopadhyay, Indranil Bose, Saji K. Mathew, Jang Bahadur Singh
    Keywords: Digital social innovation, ICT, Rural development, Digital social intermediary support

Rural development can be understood as the process of enhancing people's quality of life in the rural regions along the economic, social, cultural and political dimensions (Desai, 1987; Singh, Pandey, & Goswami, 2018). It attempts to address people's pressing issues in the rural regions and remains ...(Read Full Abstract)


Essays on Labour Market Outcomes in India

  • Student Name: Jasveen Kaur
    Subject/Area: Economics
    Year: 2021 | IIM Calcutta
    Chair Person: Indranil Bose
    Members: Parthapratim Pal, Soumyendranath Sikdar, Mausumi Das, Jayati Ghosh
    Keywords: Labour market, Occupational mobility, Human development survey, Periodic labour force survey

Research on marginalized groups and employment outcomes has picked up since the mid-2000s. This dissertation is an attempt to understand certain labour market outcomes in India that are important, yet relatively under-researched. The questions that arise in this context are dealt with in four indepe...(Read Full Abstract)


Essays on Two-sided Markets: An Investigation of The Indian Radio Taxi Industry

  • Student Name: Akash Krishnan
    Subject/Area: Economics
    Year: 2021 | IIM Calcutta
    Chair Person: Indranil Bose
    Members: Soumyendranath Sikdar, Anindya sen, Runa Sarkar, Indrani Chakraborty, Vivekananda Mukherjee
    Keywords: Two-sided market, Competition Commission of India (CCI), Market Discretionalists’

With the expansion of computing and the internet revolution, two-sided markets are fast becoming ubiquitous across all spheres of the 21st-century economy. To highlight its relevance, three of the five most valued companies in the world have adopted the same as their business model; Apple, Google, a...(Read Full Abstract)


GIG Workers in The Platform Economy: The Case of App-Based Cab Companies In India

  • Student Name: Shalini
    Subject/Area: Human Resources Management (HRM) & Organizational Behaviour (OB)
    Year: 2021 | IIM Calcutta
    Chair Person: Indranil Bose
    Members: Dharma Raju Bathini, Devi Vijay, A.F.Mathew, Abhoy K. Ojha
    Keywords: Digital platforms, Gig work, Gig economy, Dialectical, Co-constitutive

Advanced forms of technology have enabled digital platforms that facilitate online correspondence between management, workers, and customers (Kallebarg and Dunn, 2016). Such dynamically interactive platforms' upsurge allows individuals to share their assets, time, and labor for remunerative tasks or...(Read Full Abstract)


Malnutrition in a tribal context: A political ecology approach

  • Student Name: Vandana
    Subject/Area: Public Policy and Management
    Year: 2021 | IIM Calcutta
    Chair Person: Indranil Bose
    Members: Rajesh Bhattacharya, Sebastian Schwecke, Kaveri Gill, Priya Sangameswaran
    Keywords: Malnutrition, Social and economic deprivation, Food system changes, Biopolitics, Tribal subjectivity

In India, malnutrition is a problem that has perpetuated for several decades and is argued to be a manifestation of social and economic deprivation. It is located in extreme and chronic forms among tribal communities mostly living in and around forests. Recent studies argue that there is a need to m...(Read Full Abstract)


Rethinking Anticommons: Property Rights And Resource Contestations in India's Forests

  • Student Name: Priyanshu Gupta
    Subject/Area: Public Policy and Management
    Year: 2021 | IIM Calcutta
    Chair Person: Indranil Bose
    Members: Rajesh Bhattacharya, R. Rajesh Babu, Anjan Kumar Chakrabarti, Namita Wahi
    Keywords: Anticommons, Property rights, Resource contestations, Forest governance, Conflict

In this dissertation, we try to understand the implications of anticommons property (multiple exclusion rights and no exclusive use privileges) on the governance of natural resources. We evaluate how anticommons influence conflicts around resource-use and how they get created and transformed in both...(Read Full Abstract)


Understanding Online Product Presentation Through Mobile Augmented Reality

  • Student Name: Pratik Tarafdar
    Subject/Area: Management Information Systems
    Year: 2021 | IIM Calcutta
    Chair Person: Indranil Bose
    Members: Indranil Bose, Uttam K. Sarkar, Sipra DasBit, Arunabha Mukhopadhyay
    Keywords: Augmented Reality (AR), Web 2.0, E-commerce, Interactive Product Virtualisation

With the growing need for digital disruption of the online shopping environment using emerging technologies, Augmented Reality (AR) has emerged as the relevant immersive technology incorporating product trials and augmentation of sensory abilities in product evaluation. It empowers the consumers wit...(Read Full Abstract)


A Discourse on Technology Patrons: Insights From Crowdfunding

  • Student Name: Shankhadeep Banerjee
    Subject/Area: Management Information Systems
    Year: 2020 | IIM Calcutta
    Chair Person: Bodhibrata Nag
    Members: Indranil Bose, Debashis Saha, V. Sridhar, V. Ravi
    Keywords: Human-technology interactions, Technology patrons, TPM, Technology Patronage Model, Non-profit supporting technology research

Patrons are widely recognized to be instrumental in the nourishment of creative endeavors like art, music, etc. But the role of a patron and the phenomenon of patronage have never been explored in the context of technology. Many individuals enthusiastic about technology demonstrate interest in non-p...(Read Full Abstract)


Academic Careers in an Indian Context

  • Student Name: Ravishankar Venkata Kommu
    Subject/Area: Human Resources Management (HRM) & Organizational Behaviour (OB)
    Year: 2020 | IIM Calcutta
    Chair Person: Indranil Bose
    Members: Amit Dhiman , Debashish Bhattacherjee, Devi Vijay, Abhoy K. Ojha, Jyotsna Bhatnagar
    Keywords: Mnagement education, Constructivist grounded theory, Neoliberalizing business school, Occupational prestige

Career studies was disrupted by the boundaryless careers discourse. However, due to itsninability to withstand the criticism of several scholars who pointed out the unclear definitionnof boundaries and the over-emphasis on agency, boundaryless careers remained an incompletenconception of careers. It...(Read Full Abstract)


Behavior of private corporate investment in post reform India and the role of leverage

  • Student Name: Sushrut Risbud
    Subject/Area: Economics
    Year: 2020 | IIM Calcutta
    Chair Person: Sanjeet Singh
    Members: Mritiunjoy Mohanty, Sushil Khanna, Vipul Mathur, C. P. Chandrasekhar, Subharanil Chowdhury
    Keywords: Economic reforms, Corporate investment, Gross investment, Investment behaviour, Kalecki-Minsky framework

From 1980s onwards and especially after economic reforms of 1991-92 private corporate sector played an important role in driving investment in the Indian economy. In the 1st decade of 21st century when gross investment became the driver of aggregate demand, private corporate investment became the mo...(Read Full Abstract)


Changes in Organizational Environment and their Impact on Organizing of Theatre

  • Student Name: Amrita Das Dutta
    Subject/Area: Organizational Behaviour
    Year: 2020 | IIM Calcutta
    Chair Person: Indranil Bose
    Members: Vidyanand Jha, Devi Vijay, Abhoy K. Ojha, Debabrata Chatterjee
    Keywords: Environment, Organizing, Theatre, Slack, Relational slack, Value dimension

The purpose of the thesis was to investigate the changes in the organizing of theatre given the changes in their environment. Taking a contingency approach (Thompson, 1967) to explore the data at an organizational level (Greenwood et al., 2014; Khanagha et al., 2018), I studied theatre based on the ...(Read Full Abstract)


Climate Change Discourse and Environment-Friendly Practices: A study of Renewable Energy Adoption By Indian Firms

  • Student Name: Santanu Bhadra
    Subject/Area: Strategic Management
    Year: 2020 | IIM Calcutta
    Chair Person: Indranil Bose
    Members: Sougata Ray, Saptarshi Purkayastha, Amit Karna, Chinmay Pattnaik
    Keywords: Green House Gas, Climate change, Firm behaviour, Environment-friendly, Environmental demands,

Firms compete not only in the business environment but also in the natural environment that provides the basic resources for production. The global discourse around climate change has put research on firms ' environmental behaviour a t the forefront of management scholarship. According to experts, t...(Read Full Abstract)


Corporate Financing Decisions and Their Implications: Evidence from Takeovers and Rights Offerings By Firms in India

  • Student Name: Varun Jindal
    Subject/Area: Finance and Control
    Year: 2020 | IIM Calcutta
    Chair Person: Bodhibrata Nag
    Members: Rama Seth, Arpita Ghosh, Arnab Bhattyacharya, Subrata Sarkar, R. Narayanaswamy
    Keywords: FTOs, SEOs, Financing decisions, Corporate financing, Stock finance deal, Stock-financed, Cash-financed

Financing decisions by managers of firms occupy the central position in corporate finance. Despite the voluminous body of research on corporate financing decisions, several intriguing questions remain unanswered. Some of these research questions cannot be answered using contexts, such as those of th...(Read Full Abstract)


Courage at Work: Understanding the Processes and Factors that Facilitate Courageous Work

  • Student Name: Ankita Singh
    Subject/Area: Organizational Behaviour
    Year: 2020 | IIM Calcutta
    Chair Person: Sanjeet Singh
    Members: Leena Chatterjee, Abhishek Goel, Kanika Bhal, Ranjeet Nambudiri
    Keywords: World Economic Forum, Organizational research, SHG, Wild life territories,

The term courage is derived from the french term “coeur” or “heart” and therefore courage in organizations implies the centre or core of the organization from which organizational life and processes flow (Srivastva & Cooperrider, 1998). The study of courage is rooted in philosophy where it has been ...(Read Full Abstract)


Essays in Behavioral Finance

  • Student Name: Kamran Quddus
    Subject/Area: Finance and Control
    Year: 2020 | IIM Calcutta
    Chair Person: Sanjeet Singh
    Members: Ashok Banerjee, Sudhakara Reddy, Ajay Pandey, Joshy Jacob
    Keywords: Behavioural finance research, Normative framework, Academic research, Momentum chasing startegy

Behavioral finance as a distinct paradigm started evolving around the secondnhalf of the twentieth century. As a separate research field, academic finance begannimbibing the broader perspective from allied social sciences discipline includingnpsychology and sociology into mainstream finance. Shiller...(Read Full Abstract)


Essays on Omnichannel Retailing

  • Student Name: Kushal Saha
    Subject/Area: Management Information Systems
    Year: 2020 | IIM Calcutta
    Chair Person: Indranil Bose
    Members: Subir Bhattacharya, Soumyakanti Chakraborty, Arpan Kumar Kar, Vijayan Sugumaran
    Keywords: Omnichannel, BOPS, Digital Technology, Optimal inventory policy

In the last decade or so, the retail industry has witnessed a huge shift in customer attitudes asntechnology has started playing a critical role in shaping customer expectations. Ubiquity ofninternet, advancement in mobile computing, and emergence of social media have resulted inncustomers demanding...(Read Full Abstract)


Essays on the Online Self-The Selfie Phenomenon

  • Student Name: Bhupesh Manoharan
    Subject/Area: Marketing
    Year: 2020 | IIM Calcutta
    Chair Person: Indranil Bose
    Members: Krishanu Rakshit, Saikat Maitra, Rajesh Nanarpuzha, Varsha Jain
    Keywords: Consumer behaviour, Nelson Mandela Memorial services, Self-obsessive nature, Digitization, Proliferation of social media, self-portrait photography of oneself

In today’s world, the process of digitization and the proliferation of social media havenbrought about marked changes in consumer behaviour in both physical and electronicnmarketplaces (Belk, 2013). Recently, increased access to digital and mobile technologies hasnenabled consumers to display themse...(Read Full Abstract)


Impact of Online Social Information on Consumer Behavior in Social Commerce Environment

  • Student Name: Samadrita Bhattacharyya
    Subject/Area: Management Information Systems
    Year: 2020 | IIM Calcutta
    Chair Person: Bodhibrata Nag
    Members: Indranil Bose, Somprakash Bandhopadhyay, Sipra DasBit, Shubhamoy Dey
    Keywords: E-retailers, E-business, Social commerce, Social behaviour, s-commerce, e-WOM, Consumer behaviour

Widespread adoption and popularity of social media and social networking sites, along with their immense commercial potential, are changing the ways of conducting businesses. At present e-commerce is going through an evolution where e-retailers are harnessing the advantages of social media to move b...(Read Full Abstract)


Meaningfulness of Work under Multilevel Identity Interactions: Case Of Organisational and Occupational Identities at a Uniformed Service Organisation

  • Student Name: Himanshi Rajora
    Subject/Area: Organizational Behaviour
    Year: 2020 | IIM Calcutta
    Chair Person: Indranil Bose
    Members: Nimruji Prasad Jammulamadaka, Debabrata Chatterjee, Kanika Bhal, UnniKrishnan K. Nair
    Keywords: Meaningfulness of Work, MOW, Occupational identity, Oganizational identity

Organisations are embedded in society, and organisational members bring along with them their different beliefs, value systems, experiences, and practices. This makes the organisations as an amalgamation of individuals influenced by different social forces working together in teams. It is for this r...(Read Full Abstract)


Organizational Memory and Workings of Village Panchayats in West Bengal: An Ethnographic Study

  • Student Name: Soumyabrato Bagchi
    Subject/Area: Public Policy and Management
    Year: 2020 | IIM Calcutta
    Chair Person: Bodhibrata Nag
    Members: Bhaskar Chakrabarti, Saikat Maitra, Somnathj Ghosal, A. F. Mathew
    Keywords: Organizational Memory, Village Panchayat, Political strategy, Political advantage, Pro-poor programs, Ethnographic study

The objective of this thesis is to study the dynamics of organizational memory and forgetting in Village Panchayat, the lowest tier of India’s three-tier rural local government and to examine the phenomena of managing memory and forgetting in this public organization. In particular, the thesis aims ...(Read Full Abstract)