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A study of the performance of mutual funds in India

  • Student Name:  Anish Shankar Menon
    Subject/Area: Finance and Accounting
    Year: 2018 | IIM Bangalore
    Chair Person: M. S. Narasimhan
    Members: Ashok Thampy, S.G. Badrinath
    Keywords: Financial management, Mutual Funds

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)

A process evaluation of Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana (RSBY) enrolment process: Lens of accountability

  • Student Name: Deepika Saluja
    Subject/Area: Public Systems Group
    Year: 2018 | IIM Ahmedabad
    Chair Person: Ankur Sarin
    Members: Sharon Barnhardt, Rama Mohana Turaga, Ramesh Bhat
    Keywords: Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana, Public health programmes

Increased accountability (through increased efficiency, cost reduction and expertise of private actors) has been used as one of the primary justifications for encouraging private sector participation in the public health programmes in developing countries like India (Brinkerhoff, 2004; Blanchett & T...(Read Full Abstract)

A strategic view of refurbished goods

  • Student Name: Pinaki Roy
    Subject/Area: Operations Management
    Year: 2018 | IIM Ahmedabad
    Chair Person: Arnab K Laha
    Members: Neharika Vohra, Sanjeev Tripathi
    Keywords: Refurbished goods, Decoy effect, Price fairness, Institutional trust

'Refurbished goods' are goods that are deemed unfit for sale at full price for a variety of reasons regarding their perceived or actual quality deficiency. These goods are then 'refurbished' i.e. brought back to full functionality till they reach original manufacturing specifications. Such products ...(Read Full Abstract)

A study on consumer behavior post online service failure: exploring the role of social media

  • Student Name: Khadija Ali Vakeel
    Subject/Area: Human Resources Management (HRM) & Organizational Behaviour (OB)
    Year: 2018 | IIM Indore
    Chair Person: Shubhamoy Dey
    Members: Sanjog Ray, Jayasimha K. R.
    Keywords: Service failure, Social media, Attribution Theory, Word-of-Mouth, Electroniccommerce, Flash Sales

Internet has transformed the way companies conduct and market their business. The concentration has now shifted from traditional retailing to technology based online retailing. Service quality such as on-time delivery, ease of website navigation has recently gained attention in online environment. I...(Read Full Abstract)

Additive manufacturing: Exploration of barriers to technology implementation, selection models, and supply chain decisions

  • Student Name: Gourav Dwivedi
    Subject/Area: Operations Management
    Year: 2018 | IIM Lucknow
    Chair Person: Rajiv K. Srivastava
    Members: Samir K. Srivastava, Yogesh K. Agarwal
    Keywords: Additive manufacturing, Additive manufacturing in the Automotive sector

Affordance-based interestingness in augmented association rule mining

  • Student Name: Rupal Sethi
    Subject/Area: Decision Sciences & Information Systems
    Year: 2018 | IIM Bangalore
    Chair Person: B. Shekar
    Members: De Rahul
    Keywords: Data mining, Decision Science, Dataset

An efficiency based investigation into the comparative firm performances within Indian Life Insurance Industry, with special reference to state ownership

  • Student Name: Arun Kumar Giri
    Subject/Area: Business Policy and Strategic Management
    Year: 2018 | IIM Indore
    Chair Person: Shubhabrata Basu
    Members: Prashant Salvan
    Keywords: Indian SOE, Insurance Sector

An empirical exploration of education and inequality - Three essays

  • Student Name: P. K. V. Kishan
    Subject/Area: Operations Management
    Year: 2018 | IIM Ahmedabad
    Chair Person: Abhiman Das
    Members: Ravindra H. Dholakia, Errol D'Souza
    Keywords: Education inequality

Education has been reckoned as means through which life chances of the poor and the disadvantaged improve. However, prior research has also attributed education as being one of the key channels by which economic inequality is perpetuated in the society. Hence, to understand the interplay between edu...(Read Full Abstract)

An ethnographic study of socio-communicative enactments of organizational strategy in healthcare delivery to the underserved

  • Student Name: Vinayak Ram Tripathi
    Subject/Area: Public Systems Group
    Year: 2018 | IIM Indore
    Keywords: socio-communicative, ethnographic

I anchor my thesis in two socio-communicative dimensions of organizational practice. One relates to the enactment of organizational strategy by frontline actors and the other facet explores the professional practices, identities, and nature of social relations associated with professional logics. I ...(Read Full Abstract)

An experimental investigation of advertising effectiveness in roadblock advertising

  • Student Name: Biswajita Parida
    Subject/Area: Operations Management
    Year: 2018 | IIM Ahmedabad
    Chair Person: Arvind Sahay
    Members: Abhishek, Aruna Divya T
    Keywords: Roadblock advertising, Repetition, Preference, Brand, Memory, Recall, Attitude

Recent years have seen growing use of Roadblock Advertising' by media planners to enhance advertising effectiveness. Many companies (Hutch, Aircel, ITC, Viacom 18, Nestle, Nokia, Volkswagon, Real fire extinguisher, Vodafone, Wagh Bakri) have invested in Roadblock advertising in the recent past. Road...(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)

An Investigative study for community detection in complex networks

  • Student Name: Samrat Gupta
    Subject/Area: Information Systems & Information Technology
    Year: 2018 | IIM Lucknow
    Chair Person: Pradeep Kumar
    Members: Bharat Bhasker, Abhijit Bhattacharya
    Keywords: Complex Networks, Rough Set Theory, Granular Computing, Community Structure, Clustering, Bipartite Networks, Meta-heuristic optimization

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)

Assessing the Stages of Lean Implementation in the Context of Healthcare Services

  • Student Name: Gopalakrishnan
    Subject/Area: Production and Quantitative Methods
    Year: 2018 | IIM Kozhikode

In general, adapting Lean Thinking (LT) in an organisation consists of broadly three stages: getting ready for implementing LT by satisfying the prerequisites, implementation of LT principles and practices, and finally the assessment of extent of leanness attained by the organization. Though several...(Read Full Abstract)

Beauty service work as dirty work: Understanding employee's lived experiences

  • Student Name: Avina Jenifa Mendonca
    Subject/Area: Operations Management
    Year: 2018 | IIM Ahmedabad
    Chair Person: Premilla D'Cruz
    Members: Parvinder Gupta, Ernesto Noronha
    Keywords: Beauty service workers, Salon service

Beauty service work, an emergent industry in the contemporary business context, has earlier been studied as bodywork and interactive service work. The present study explores the subjective experiences of beauty service workers and in the process aims to understand the underexplored dirty work dimens...(Read Full Abstract)

Change point, prediction and classification with functional data

  • Student Name: Poonam Rathi
    Subject/Area: Operations Management
    Year: 2018 | IIM Ahmedabad
    Chair Person: Arnab Kumar Laha
    Members: Chetan Soman, Joshy Jacob
    Keywords: Functional data analysis

Functional data consists of a collection of curves (or functions) defined on a finite subset of some interval. In this dissertation, we discuss change point, prediction and classification problems with functional data.
In change point problem, assuming that the functional data are random sa...(Read Full Abstract)