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Online retailers beware! For consumers there is great disappointment on this particular parameter with pro-digital government policies, demonetisation-triggered e-wallet usage and reduced data costs, online commerce is making rapid strides.

By  Prof. Keyoor Purani Courtesy: financial express, September 4, 2017,  http://www.financialexpress.com/opinion/online-retailers-beware-for-consumers-there-is-great-disappointment-on-this-particular-parameter/839789/ With pro-digital government policies, demonetisation-triggered e-wallet usage and reduced data costs, online commerce is making rapid strides. The Meeker 2017 report on internet trends in East Asia concurs this by highlighting Amazon India’s 300% year-on-year growth both in number of SKUs and sellers. But it underlines the beginning of aggressive competition among e-commerce players. …Read more »

Seminar on Service Innovativeness: Does Technology Orientation Matter?

By Prof. Maheshkumar P. Joshi,Associate Professor of Global Strategy and Entrepreneurship, School of Business&Director of Research and Practice – Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship,George Mason University Fairfax VA 22030 USA. Abstract of the talk:While the market and entrepreneurial aspects of strategic orientation had been extensively explored in the marketing literature, research on technology orientation had been sparsed. Further, service organizations  became …Read more »

Seminar on Attribute Measurement System

By Dr. Asokan Mulayath Variyath,Associate Professor of Statistics, Memorial University, St. John’s, and Newfoundland & Labrador, Canada Abstract of the talk:In that  talk,  he gave a brief introduction of the importance of measurement system in the quality system management. He discussed the different components of measurement errors and how to estimate it in the case of variable measurement system. Further, …Read more »

Seminar on Outreach Programme on State Finances by RBI delegates

By Shri Indranil Bhattacharyya,Director in the Fiscal Analysis Division of the Department of Economic and Policy Research (DEPR) and team.  Abstract of the talk: The speaker and his team made  a presentation on the Reserve Bank of India (RBI)’s report entitled “State Finances: A Study of Budgets of 2016-17”, an annual publication that provided information, analysis and an assessment of the …Read more »

When it comes to entrepreneurship culture, Kerala is a ‘spoiled child’

By  Prof. Keyoor Purani Courtesy: FutureKerala, July 29,2017, p6 https://futurekerala.in I was reading the Kerala Chief Minister’s interview, focused on the first year performance of his government, in the recent issue of India Today. One of the initial questions put to the CM (which was also highlighted in large print) by the interviewer struck me – ‘Kerala is investment unfriendly state, what has …Read more »

Field Experiments on Environmental Payment Programs:Insights from L. America, Africa and Asia

By Prof. Rohit Jindal Dr. Rohit Jindal is an Associate Professor in the Department of Decision Sciences at MacEwan University School of Business. He holds a PhD from Michigan State University (USA) and an MSc from the University of Edinburgh (UK). He has previously worked at University of Calgary’s Haskayne School of Business and in the Department of Resource Economics at …Read more »

A new model for internationalization of a firm

Prof. Justin Paul, professor with the graduate school of business University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, PR, USA and a visiting professor at Deakin University, Australia delivered a seminar on “A new model for internationalization of a firm” & a session on publishing different types of Research articles (empirical, conceptual, review etc.). Abstract: The speaker made a presentation on how to develop a …Read more »

Short talk by Prof.Aparajith Ramnath on his book

By Prof.Aparajith Ramnath Abstract short talk and informal interaction by Prof Aparajith Ramnath  on his new book “The Birth of an Indian Profession: Engineers, Industry, and the State, 1900–47″ published by Oxford University Press.

SHAMELESSLY CHANGELES

By Prof. Mahesh P. Bhave If you go to Reliance Fresh or Big Bazaar, and are about to pay for the merchandize you have bought, chances are greater than even that the person at the cash register has no change to give you. He will ask you if you could produce the exact amount. If asked as a sheepish request, …Read more »

PASCAL’S WAGER: A MEDIEVAL GOD VS. A MODERN GOD

By Prof. Kausik Gangopadhyay Blaise Pascal, a gifted French mathematician and physicist of the seventeenth century, was an interesting character. Working on his own, Pascal discovered most of the Euclidean Geometry in his early adolescence. By his early teens, he invented a calculating machine—with no less than 20 prototypes called “Pascalines” made—to perform all four arithmetic operations. Unfortunately, prohibitively high …Read more »

ERUDITION: THE LOST CREED

By Prof. Kousik Guhathakurta I was flipping through the pages of a reasonably fat book when a student entered my office for some usual reason (which could be anything between a request for reconsideration of evaluation and a genuine academic clarification). I do not quite remember what he exactly wanted and how I reacted. That is neither interesting nor too …Read more »

DO INDIAN B-SCHOOLS MAKE THEIR GRADUATES SUSTAINABILITY-SENSITIVE?

By Prof. Keyoor Purani As the large corporations, the world over, jostle to find a place in various sustainability rankings having realized that the stakeholders are getting more and more inclined to ‘clean & green’ capitalism, sustainability is on the top agenda for most companies. Business performance measured by triple bottom-line demand complete paradigm shift in how an organization functions …Read more »

CULTURAL DETERMINANTS OF CHINESE NEGOTIATIONS BEHAVIOR

By Prof. G. Venkat Raman There is a vast body of literature that deals with culture and its impact on international business negotiations and broadly speaking there are four approaches, namely, structural-processual approach, negotiators’ behavior approach, cognitive-strategic approach and the stages approach. The structural–processual approach talks about factors like context/situation, processual/behavioural aspects and other strategic goals/ outcomes.[1] The negotiators’ behavior …Read more »

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