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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)

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 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)

Consumer perceived leadership of synonymity brands in comparison to generic, prototypical, or me-too brands

  • Student Name: Siva M Kumar
    Subject/Area: Human Resources Management (HRM) & Organizational Behaviour (OB)
    Year: 2018 | IIM Indore
    Chair Person: Jayasimha K.R
    Members: Rajendra V. Nargundkar, Manoj Motiani
    Keywords: Brand Synonymity, Prototypicality, Word strength, Word of Mouth, Brand Positioning, Consumer Perceived Brand Leadership, Leadership sustenance, Speech-Act verbs, Brand verbs, Generic Brands.

Brand synonymy is a prime position a brand reaches, when its name becomes a word (noun or verb or adjective), in the consumer vocabulary that is used as a synonym to represent their individual references or actions. The brand name gains word strength, that triggers natural word of mouth, transforms ...(Read Full Abstract)

Essays on disease burden estimation and healthcare quality in India

  • Student Name: Nitya Saxena
    Subject/Area: Public Systems Group
    Year: 2018 | IIM Indore
    Chair Person: Deepak Sethia
    Members: Karthikeya Naraparaju, Abhishek Mishra, Prabal V Singh
    Keywords: Healthcare, Disease Burden, DALY, beneficiary satisfaction, decomposition

Over the past two decades, India has registered a significant increase in the life expectancy of its population, up from 60.44 to 68.3 years. Though the increase represents an improvement in India's health system and infrastructure, yet it lags by more than 15 years from the ideal life expectancy in...(Read Full Abstract)

Essays on inflation targeting in developing economies

  • Student Name: Sudipta Sen
    Subject/Area: Economics
    Year: 2018 | IIM Indore
    Chair Person: Subhasankar Chattopadhyay
    Members: Indrajit Thakurata, K. Kiran Kumar
    Keywords: Economy, monetary policy

This dissertation studies theoretical and empirical aspects of inflation targeting regime in developing economies. The first essay focuses on the theoretical aspects of inflation targeting in a developing economy while the second and third essay focuses on the empirical aspects. While commenting on ...(Read Full Abstract)

Essays on organizational dissent

  • Student Name: Rihana
    Subject/Area: Organizational Behaviour
    Year: 2018 | IIM Indore
    Chair Person: Ranjeet Nambudiri
    Members: Swatantra, Srinath Jagannathan, Amrita Joshi
    Keywords: Organizational dissent, dissent strategies, personality.

Financial market anomalies and asset pricing models: a study of the Indian stock market

  • Student Name: Vibha Jhol
    Subject/Area: Finance and Accounting
    Year: 2018 | IIM Indore
    Chair Person: L V Ramana
    Members: A Dubey, P Banerjee
    Keywords: Fama & French factors, Altman's Z- score, returns on oil, dividend yield, Nifty excess returns, stock market returns, wealth creation, firm characteristics and market anomalies viz. market capitalization, book-to-market ratio, turnover ratio, prior months

Stock market returns have intrigued and allured investors and traders alike for a long period of time. This leads to a search for variables which can explain and predict stock market returns. This research study seeks to establish whether existing and new variables have explanatory power in the cont...(Read Full Abstract)

Haptic touch, perceived risk, and compensatory factors: an empirical investigation in online shopping context

  • Student Name: Jyoti Pandey
    Subject/Area: Business Policy and Strategic Management
    Year: 2018 | IIM Indore
    Chair Person: Ashish Sadh.
    Members: Aditya Billore, Manoj Motiani
    Keywords:  Haptics, Need for touch, Perceived risk in internet shopping, E-trailers brand, and Return policy

Touch is one of the five senses of the human being that influences their behavior, emotion, interaction, and product encounter. Its role has been studied in areas like communication, interpersonal interaction, and marketing. The importance of touch in the evaluation of product properties at the time...(Read Full Abstract)

Healthcare resource planning: a simulation approach

  • Student Name: Sudipendra Nath Roy
    Subject/Area: Public Systems Group
    Year: 2018 | IIM Indore
    Chair Person: Bhavin J. Shah
    Members: Hasmukh Gajjar, Vinaysingh J. Chawan
    Keywords: Healthcare; Resource Planning; Simulation; Health Insurance; Third Party Administrators; Cancer Care; Chemotherapy Patient Flow; Health Service Delivery.

Healthcare system is complex due to its dynamic and critical operating environment with multiple layers of service providers. Simulation as a technique is often used to model and study such complex systems in the literature. The popularity of simulation in healthcare domain has resulted into a large...(Read Full Abstract)

Interaction with social ICT: study among elderly in India

  • Student Name: Shashi Kant Srivastava
    Subject/Area: Information Systems & Information Technology
    Year: 2018 | IIM Indore
    Chair Person: Prabin K. Panigrahi
    Members: Shubhamoy Dey, Sushanta Kumar Mishra
    Keywords: Elderly, Resistance to ICT; ICT enable socialization; Technology Anxiety, Loneliness, Content analysis,

In today's world, the elderly are the fastest growing population segment. In the past, management research scholars have not given enough importance to this age group owing to their nonsignificant proportion compared to other age groups. We find limited literature to understand the problems of elder...(Read Full Abstract)

Knowledge within groups - formation of communities and networks

  • Student Name: Vinay Avasthi
    Subject/Area: Communications
    Year: 2018 | IIM Indore
    Chair Person: Shubhamoy Dey
    Members: Kamal K. Jain, Rajhans Mishra, Shankar Venkatagiri
    Keywords: Communities of Practice, Groups, Knowledge, Tacit Knowledge, Knowledge Management, Explicit Knowledge, Codified

Today's modern enterprises are entities that strive to create, share, and consume knowledge effectively with the least amount of overhead possible. The endeavor is to enable business performance using all the resources that are available to it. Businesses organize themselves into different groups, e...(Read Full Abstract)

Legitimation strategies in controversial industries: case study of a tobacco conglomerate

  • Student Name: Piyush Kant Pandey
    Subject/Area: Agriculture & Food Business
    Year: 2018 | IIM Indore
    Chair Person: Sushanta Kumar Mishra
    Members: Kamal Kishore Jain, Shaleen Gopal
    Keywords:  Tobacco, controversial industries

This thesis followed Case Study Research to uncover the legitimation strategies of a Tobacco Conglomerate as a significant controversial industry. Any normal industry aspires to achieve a measurable organizational outcome. The most common and coveted goal is profitability. Other goals which may be p...(Read Full Abstract)

Three essays on model-free implied volatility and volatility risk premium

  • Student Name: Prasenjit Chakrabarti
    Subject/Area: Finance and Accounting
    Year: 2018 | IIM Indore
    Chair Person: K Kiran Kumar
    Keywords: Model-free implied volatility, Volatility risk premium, Volatility demand, Realized volatility, Commonality

This dissertation presents three essays on model-free implied volatility and volatility risk premium.The first essay investigates whether behavioural theory is a superior explanation forshort term return-volatility relationship than traditional leverage and volatility feedback hypotheses. Using VAR ...(Read Full Abstract)

Understanding Strategic Change in a Business Group Affiliated Firm: Role of Internal & External Interlocks

  • Student Name: Santosh Kumar Tiwari
    Subject/Area: Business Policy and Strategic Management
    Year: 2018 | IIM Indore
    Chair Person: Srinivas Gunta
    Members: Manish Popli, Ajay Sharma
    Keywords: Business Groups, Strategic Change, Interlocks, Strategic Allegiance

Following calls for opening the black box of business groups (Carney et al., 2011; Khanna & Rivkin, 2001; Manikandan & Ramachandran, 2015; Yiu et al., 2005), we attempt to understand what shapes the two aspects of strategic change in a business group affiliated firm, namely, variation and deviation....(Read Full Abstract)

Workforce management decisions in IT services organizations: A hybrid model based approach

  • Student Name: Selvaraj Vadivelu
    Subject/Area: Information Systems & Information Technology
    Year: 2018 | IIM Indore
    Chair Person: Shubhamoy Dey
    Members: Prabin Kumar Panigrahi, U. K. Bhattacharya
    Keywords: Information Technology, Operational decisions

A services organization's profitable growth is dependent on its ability to have the right number of people with right competencies in the right location at the right time at optimal cost. Effective workforce management (WFM) decisions at strategic, tactical and operational level are critical to achi...(Read Full Abstract)

A temporal study on subordinate response to destructive leadership-personality and organizational climate as moderators

  • Student Name: Agrata Pandey
    Subject/Area: Human Resources Management (HRM) & Organizational Behaviour (OB)
    Year: 2017 | IIM Indore
    Chair Person: Ranjeet Nambudiri
    Members: Patturaja Selvaraj, Ashish Sadh
    Keywords: organisation behavior, destructive leadership

Leadership is one of the most widely studied areas in the field of organisation behavior. It is notable that the research on leadership is skewed towards the positive and constructive aspects ignoring the fact that the leaders have potential to serve as a destructive force due to the powers ve...(Read Full Abstract)

Application of second order markov chain for analysis for sector wise stock trends during different business cycles

  • Student Name: Alok Singh
    Subject/Area: Production and Quantitative Methods
    Year: 2017 | IIM Indore
    Chair Person: U K Bhattacharya
    Members: Vinaysingh J Chawan, L V Ramana
    Keywords: Stock Exchange, MSCI, GDP

United States of America, China, and India are projected to be the top three leading economies of the world by the year 2030 in terms of GDP. The leading stock exchanges of these three economies are New York Stock Exchange, Shanghai Stock Exchange and National Stock Exchange of India. Each stock tra...(Read Full Abstract)

Determinants of adoption of common service centres for availing e-government services

  • Student Name: Rajesh Sharma
    Subject/Area: Information Systems & Information Technology
    Year: 2017 | IIM Indore
    Chair Person: Rajhans Mishra
    Members: Sushanta Mishra, Sanjog Ray
    Keywords: service centres, e-government

Governments in developing countries are increasingly promoting delivery of e-Government services through outlets manned by intermediaries for overcoming hurdles of availability of Internet, literacy levels of citizens and PC penetration, especially ill rural areas. This channel of delivery is of cri...(Read Full Abstract)

Essays on investment and growth in informal economy

  • Student Name: Rima Mondal
    Subject/Area: Economics
    Year: 2017 | IIM Indore
    Chair Person: Subhasankar Chattopadhyay
    Members: Deepak Sethia, Indrajit Thakurata, Saibal Kar
    Keywords: economic development, informal economy

The process of economic development includes the transformation of the 'agrarian sector' to the 'modern sector' as an important component of change. In the process, labour migrates from the agrarian to the modern sector in the expectation of earning higher wages. However, lack of capital as well as ...(Read Full Abstract)