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Research Talk on “Scrivener – A research writing Tool”

By:  Prof. Praveen Sugathan, Assistant Professor, IIM Kozhikode After trying a host of writing tools such as word (Microsoft as well as open source versions), LaTeX and Lyx, He had settled on Scrivener as his default writing tool. He had shaped his entire thesis (three complete essays) as well as other 5-6 papers using Scrivener. It works on the principle …Read more »

Seminar On “Sources of Power in Marketing Channel: Impact on channel member behavior”

By: Prof. Pradip Sadarangani, Associate Professor, IIM Shillong. Abstract of the talk:  Power is an important construct in retailing and channel management. The paper focused on the interrelation dynamics among sources of social power as well as the relationship among behavior of channel members and sources of social power. Trust, agent dependence, affective commitment and environmental munificence behavior of channel members …Read more »

Seminar On “Co-creation as gamified sweatshops: Do consumers perceive co-creation as unfair and exploitative?”

By: Prof. Praveen Sugathan, Assistant Professor, IIM Kozhikode. Abstract Of the Talk: “Enlisting unpaid workers to co-produce the products and services, which are converted to money in the market often by selling to the same people whose labor helped to produce them, corresponds to the expropriation of surplus value from consumer labor. From a Marxian perspective, therefore, co-creation also signifies the exploitation …Read more »

Sixteenth AIMS International Conference on Management

Conference dates: January 3-5, 2019 Venue: SIMS (Pune campus). Conference Theme:  Management Challenges in Uncertain Environment. Important Dates Abstract Submission       :      October 31, 2018 Early Registration           :      October 31, 2018 Full Paper Submission    :      November 15, 2018 For more details please visit  : E Mail                                                : ***          

Seminar On ‘Network Analyses for Systemic Risk Modelling, Finance and Development’

By: Prof. Sheri Markose & Prof. Thankom Arun Abstract of the Talk:  In the seminar, Sheri Markose  talked about digital mapping of the Indian Financial System for purposes of systemic risk management. She has been demonstrated the need to model financial systems and macro-economics in terms of interconnectedness and granularity to give causal relationships that are overlooked while using reduced …Read more »

Is 34-28-38 a good figure?: Insights into faculty profile at IIMs

By: Keyoor Purani  (Professor of Marketing, IIM Kozhikode) & Deepthi Anna Achankunju ( Academic Associate – Marketing, IIM Kozhikode) The Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) is a group of 20 public and autonomous institutes of management education and research in India offering post graduate, doctoral and executive education programmes. With IIMs declared as Institutes of National Importance (INIs) recently, it is believed that the …Read more »

Seminar On “Product Recalls: Causes and Consequences”

By: Prof. Rachana Shah, Associate Professor, Carlson School of Management Abstract of the Talk: In that seminar, She  shared their most current research on product recalls, and went through a series of papers in that stream.  In developing that research stream, she leveraged her knowledge of lean and waste-eliminating, problem-solving culture in identifying effectiveness of inspections and causes of quality failures, …Read more »

Seminar on “Is good news really bad news? Event study with correlated market and non-market signals in an asset pricing model”

By: Prof. Murugappa Krishnan, Professor of Accounting, Rutgers University& Radford University Abstract of the Talk: How informed are Foreign Institutional Investors (FIIs) in Indian financial markets? They build a model of imperfect competition in a financial market, in which market makers have up to two public signals on which to define their pricing rule – firms’ earnings announcements and FII trading signals. They defined …Read more »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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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