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  • White Papers // Dec 2010

    SEBI?s Regulation Of The Indian Securities Market: A Critical Review Of The Major Developments

    The Indian securities market is among the safest and the most efficient trading destinations internationally. The Indian corporate governance code is compared to the Sarbanes Oxley Act of the USA. India has one of the fastest growing and well-developed asset management businesses in the world, with state-owned as well as...

    Provided By Vikalpa

  • White Papers // Dec 2010

    After Market Pricing Performance Of Initial Public Offerings (IPOs): Indian IPO Market 2002-2006

    This paper is motivated by the apparent belief that IPOs are underpriced on the initial listing day and thereafter underperforms compared to the market benchmark. While evaluation of the listing day performance seems straightforward on surface, it actually invokes several complications for the subsequent performance measurement. This paper focuses on...

    Provided By Vikalpa

  • White Papers // Dec 2010

    How Celebrities Are Used In Indian Television Commercials

    The usage of celebrities by the Indian advertising agencies has experienced a phenomenal increase in the last five years. Effective communication between the marketer and the consumers is the need of the hour and celebrity endorsement is a strategy that is perceived as making full use of this opportunity. Most...

    Provided By Vikalpa

  • White Papers // Dec 2010

    Conspicuous Consumption: Is That All Bad? Investigating The Alternative Paradigm

    Effort in studying the phenomenon of conspicuous consumption can be adequately justified by the concept's near universality and timelessness. The Theory of Veblen presents conspicuousness as a purposive conduct in which status considerations predominate. His opinion regarding individuals' efforts "To excel in pecuniary standing" indicates his positioning of conspicuous consumption...

    Provided By Vikalpa

  • White Papers // Dec 2010

    Powering Strategies: Profit Power In A Transparent And Interdependent World

    Why is the 21st century economy so different, and how can for-profit companies and not-for-profit organizations succeed? During the past decade, the business world has crossed a threshold from which there is no turning back. The key to the today's business world is fast-moving, ubiquitous, universally available information and unlimited...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    Activity Theory: A Useful Framework For Analysing Project-Based Organizations

    This paper contributes to the efforts to understand the dynamics of project mode of work and project-based organizations by highlighting the usefulness of Activity Theory and the associated concepts from practice-based approaches to organizations. The author utilizes his experiences during his doctoral work in the setting of software development firms...

    Provided By Vikalpa

  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    Electronica Finance Limited: Designing The Future Of Micro, Small, And Medium Enterprises

    Electronica Finance Limited (EFL), an Asset Finance Company (AFC), has been financing Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) since its inception. Initially, it was offering leasing and hire purchase to business units in very few sectors like plastics and auto components. Over time it has diversified its sectoral and product...

    Provided By Vikalpa

  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    Espoused Organizational Values, Vision, And Corporate Social Responsibility: Does It Matter To Organizational Members?

    Organizational values are beliefs held by organizational members regarding the means and ends that organizations 'Ought to' identify in the running of the enterprise. The most basic level of commonality that provides a common identity and shared sense of purpose is reflected in the company's vision. Research suggests that when...

    Provided By Vikalpa

  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    Service Providers' Competences In Business Process Outsourcing For Delivering Successful Outcome: An Exploratory Study

    Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) has become a very competitive industry with many players in the market. The challenge all the BPO companies are facing is how to build and sustain business with the clients in such a competitive industry. The service providers can hardly compete on cost arbitration. On the...

    Provided By Vikalpa

  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    Look Who's Talking! Impact Of Communication Relationship Satisfaction On Justice Perceptions

    Communication in an organization forms an important part of most organizational processes. Effective communication leads to not only successful implementation of other processes such as change and divestitures, but also to positive organizational perceptions among employees. It encourages the perceptions of distributive and procedural justice leading to greater job satisfaction...

    Provided By Vikalpa

  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    Marketing Mix Elements Influencing Brand Equity And Brand Choice

    This paper develops and empirically tests a model for determining the determinants and effects of brand equity for the Indian passenger car market. Towards the same, the Brand Equity Creation Model developed by Yoo, Donthu and Lee (2000) was expanded and combined with the Brand Choice Model developed by Erdem,...

    Provided By Vikalpa

  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    The World Of Online: New Opportunites For Marketeers

    "Future is History." If ever this was true for anything, it is for the online medium. One couldn't have predicted five years ago that Facebook would overtake Google on volume of traffic to their respective sites. Three years ago, one couldn't have predicted the exponential growth of Twitter. Well, the...

    Provided By Vikalpa

  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    New Media Experiences: Dealing With The Game Changer

    Over the last one decade, revolution in communication technology has triggered a communication revolution. The new media has brought new paradigms of communication and has become a game changer. From a time when the journalists and columnists had the privilege of voicing their and others' views to large audiences, the...

    Provided By Vikalpa

  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    Why Should 5,000 Children Die In India Every Day? Major Causes Of Death And Managerial Challenges

    Globally, more than 10 million children, under five years of age, almost all in poor countries, die every year (20 children per minute), mostly from preventable causes. The major causes of child death include neonatal disorders (death within 28 days of birth), diarrhoea, pneumonia, and measles with malnutrition being a...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    Impact Of Adoption Of Yoga Way Of Life On The Reduction Of Job Burnout Of Managers

    Burnout Is a Prolonged Response to Chronic Emotional and Interpersonal Stressors on the Job, and Is Defined by the Three Dimensions of Exhaustion, Cynicism, and Inefficacy. Job Burn-Out Is a Debilitating Psychological Condition, Which Has Serious Repercussions for an Individual's Personal Health as Also on the Organizational Effectiveness. The Past...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    Mainstreaming An Unorganized Industry: The Case Of Suguna Poultry

    The Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) framework is quite rich with its concepts like sustainability, mainstreaming, stakeholders and their inclusiveness, citizenship, etc. The debate in CSR is increasingly about making it a part of core business process rather than treating it as a compliance function. In this context, the business model...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    Price Discovery Process And Volatility Spillover In Spot And Futures Markets: Evidences Of Individual Stocks

    This paper analyses information-based superiority of markets mainly with an objective of exploring arbitrage opportunities. It attempts to determine the lead-lag relationship between spot and futures markets in the Indian context by using high frequency price data of twelve individual stocks, observed at one-minute interval. The study applies the concept...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    A Quest For Social Justice: A Colloquium To Build A Network

    The goal of social justice can sometimes be seen as making a lion's den, a happy zoo. It can also be seen as balancing the competing claims for common spaces, be it in economic, social or cultural domains. But the most contentious situation arises when historically marginalized communities expect past...

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  • White Papers // Mar 2010

    Collaborative Networks Are The Organization: An Innovation In Organization Design And Management

    In this in-depth paper, the authors dive deeply into what it means to collaborate, moving far beyond simplistic ideas of working together or having a strategic alliance. The authors draw upon research findings, case studies, and examples from their consulting and operational experience with many different organizations and industries, including...

    Provided By Vikalpa

  • White Papers // Mar 2010

    Brand Relationships And Switching Behaviour For Highly Used Products In Young Consumers

    This paper focusing on the brand relationships among young consumers in the age range of 13 to 25 years in an emerging economy. Data were collected from 214 respondents from the SEC A and B categories in a city in Western India through a questionnaire administered in the presence of...

    Provided By Vikalpa

  • White Papers // Mar 2010

    Impact Of Task Types And CMC Technology On Exchange Quality: An Empirical Investigation

    This paper examines the impact of CMC on the quality of organizational communication at the workplace. Analyzing economic and relational dimensions of task performance, the paper investigates whether CMC enhances or debases the quality of interaction (exchange quality). Measured in terms of perceived satisfaction on economic and relational dimensions of...

    Provided By Vikalpa

  • White Papers // Mar 2010

    Relevance Of Emotional Intelligence For Effective Job Performance: An Empirical Study

    There has been an increase in interest in 'Emotional intelligence' within the Indian organization system in recent years. This increase has been attributed to the popularization of the construct of emotional intelligence in the research area. The promotion of emotional development in corporate organizations assumes that the ability to regulate...

    Provided By Vikalpa

  • White Papers // Mar 2010

    Organizational Readiness For Performance-Related Pay: Focus On Government Of India Employees

    The paper presents a framework designed to understand the variations in the PRP system for the managerial and operative level employees. Employee participation, delegation, transparency, and accountability are some of the key factors essential for the successful implementation of PRP. In addition, it is also important that employees have trust...

    Provided By Vikalpa

  • White Papers // Mar 2010

    The Globalizing State, Public Services And The New Governance Of Urban Local Communities In India: A Colloquium

    This colloquium brings together field research from six Indian states in order to examine the impact of globalization-related governance reform on public service delivery in the areas of health, education, and sanitation in Indian cities. Globalization-led governance reforms have been experienced by both advanced industrialized states as well as developing...

    Provided By Vikalpa

  • White Papers // Dec 2009

    Asymmetric Volatility And Cross Correlations In Stock Returns Under Risk And Uncertainty

    Capital market efficiency is a matter of great interest for policy makers and investors in designing investment strategy. If Efficient Market Hypothesis (EMH) holds true, it will prevent the investors to realize extra return by utilizing the inherent information of stocks. They will realize extra returns only by incorporating the...

    Provided By Vikalpa

  • White Papers // Dec 2009

    An Exploratory Study On Negotiating Styles: Development Of A Measure

    Negotiation study as a tool in conflict management has been in vogue since long and spans the disciplinary boundaries. The outcome of business negotiations depends on bargainer characteristics, situation, and the negotiation process, which also drive the style adopted by a negotiator. Negotiation as a universal phenomenon does not have...

    Provided By Vikalpa

  • White Papers // Dec 2009

    Facilitating Organizational Unlearning Using Appreciative Inquiry As An Intervention

    Drawing upon theoretical bases, this paper attempts to demonstrate a relationship between Appreciative Inquiry (AI), an Organizational Development (OD) intervention, and organizational unlearning. Present day organizations are characterized by continuous change. It has been accepted that change implies learning along various dimensions: cognitive, behavioral, and normative. Any type of organizational...

    Provided By Vikalpa

  • White Papers // Dec 2009

    Gender And Workplace Experience

    Men are dominant, women are subservient; "Men are aggressive, women are passive;" "Men are agented, women are communal;" "Men are power-centric, women are person-centric;" "Men are single-focused, women are multi-focused;" "Men are bread winners, women are home makers." The list of differences identified by researchers is seamless. Similarities have, rarely...

    Provided By Vikalpa

  • White Papers // Dec 2009

    Do NGOs Differ? How, With What Consequences?

    NGOs are an integral part of present day organizational landscape. They are perceived to be much better than government and for-profit businesses in delivering the social welfare goods and services needed by society. Policy makers in India and the world over are showing an increasing preference for NGOs to implement...

    Provided By Vikalpa

  • White Papers // Sep 2009

    US Economic And Financial Meltdown: How India Is Braving Its Global Domino Effects

    The US economy has been experiencing economically difficult times, since the middle of 2007, which culminated in the economy, lapsing into recession in December 2007. Once the crisis got triggered, the banks started failing. Their balance sheets got heavily challenged, due to loan installment defaults in different categories of credit....

    Provided By Vikalpa

  • White Papers // Sep 2009

    The Fiscal Response To The Global Crisis

    The Indian economy entered a new growth phase since 2003 with an average growth rate of 8.6 per cent compared to an average growth rate of 5.7 per cent in the decade between 1993-94 and 2002-03. Since the second quarter of 2008-09, however, there has been a deceleration in growth...

    Provided By Vikalpa

  • White Papers // Sep 2009

    Economic Slowdown And The Indian Corporate Sector

    The Indian industry has dealt with economic slowdowns in the past but this one is in the nature of contagion effect of the Western recession. The full spectrum of the shades of the contagion is not evident in the GDP growth trend. Numbers alone would indicate that economic slowdown, so...

    Provided By Vikalpa

  • White Papers // Sep 2009

    Economic Slowdown And Indian Firms: An Overview

    The US financial crisis triggered by subprime mortgage defaults resulted in significant deterioration of credit and equity market conditions in most parts of the world. The crisis quickly turned into an economic slowdown in many countries. The consumer and industrial demand for products and services declined dramatically. Faced with lower...

    Provided By Vikalpa

  • White Papers // Sep 2009

    The Economic Downturn: Coping Strategies And The Way Forward

    Indian industry started experiencing the real impact of the global financial meltdown from the last quarter of 2008. The rapidity with which the slowdown set in too many industry leaders by surprise. Demand plummeted, markets became unstable, and credit dried up. The future looked murky and unpredictable. CEOs - especially...

    Provided By Vikalpa

  • White Papers // Sep 2009

    The Post-Recession Challenge Of Innovation

    The world is grappling with several complex economic issues. The ability of China to strike terror in nations and boardrooms adds to the complexity. China implements and presents huge developments with dramatic statistics: for example, incredibly in 2006, China overtook Germany in patent filings! So nobody has any choice: everyone...

    Provided By Vikalpa

  • White Papers // Sep 2009

    Housing And The Financial Crisis In The US: Cause Or Symptom?

    The Great Recession has the US economy in a vice-like grip. Not since the Depression has there been such a steady stream of negative economic and business news. The crisis started when a prolonged run-up in residential real estate finally came to an end in 2007. A downturn in housing...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2009

    Global Economic Meltdown: Greenspan's Legacy

    The Global Credit Crisis that began like a small fire in the US housing finance market in 2007 spread and became a forest fire that first engulfed the US, then the Western economies, and eventually the rest of the world. The crisis is clearly the deepest and the most widespread...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2009

    From Wall Street To Main Street: The Financial Crisis In The US

    The financial crisis that originated in the US quickly spread to Europe and now is affecting most of the world, including India. This discussion is divided into two parts: the causes of the financial crisis and the consequences of the crisis for financial markets, for people, homes, and businesses, and...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2009

    Indian Financial Sector And The Global Financial Crisis

    The Indian financial sector had very limited exposure to subprime securities and other toxic assets at the heart of the global financial crisis. However, the Indian financial sector was impacted by the global crisis in several important ways. Before the crisis, India's current account deficit was being financed largely by...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2009

    Poverty Alleviation At An International Development Organization: Resurrecting The Human Being As Subject

    This paper examines the field experiences of one of the authors in designing workshops for Finance Ministers of several countries at a leading international development organization. The power of a single book to cause a paradigm change is brought out as the authors sense make the field experience in the...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2009

    US Economic And Financial Meltdown: How India Is Braving Its Global Domino Effects

    The US economy has been experiencing economically difficult times, since the middle of 2007, which culminated in the economy, lapsing into recession in December 2007. Once the crisis got triggered, the banks started failing. Their balance sheets got heavily challenged, due to loan installment defaults in different categories of credit....

    Provided By Vikalpa

  • White Papers // Sep 2009

    The Fiscal Response To The Global Crisis

    The Indian economy entered a new growth phase since 2003 with an average growth rate of 8.6 per cent compared to an average growth rate of 5.7 per cent in the decade between 1993-94 and 2002-03. Since the second quarter of 2008-09, however, there has been a deceleration in growth...

    Provided By Vikalpa

  • White Papers // Sep 2009

    Economic Slowdown And The Indian Corporate Sector

    The Indian industry has dealt with economic slowdowns in the past but this one is in the nature of contagion effect of the Western recession. The full spectrum of the shades of the contagion is not evident in the GDP growth trend. Numbers alone would indicate that economic slowdown, so...

    Provided By Vikalpa

  • White Papers // Sep 2009

    Economic Slowdown And Indian Firms: An Overview

    The US financial crisis triggered by subprime mortgage defaults resulted in significant deterioration of credit and equity market conditions in most parts of the world. The crisis quickly turned into an economic slowdown in many countries. The consumer and industrial demand for products and services declined dramatically. Faced with lower...

    Provided By Vikalpa

  • White Papers // Sep 2009

    The Economic Downturn: Coping Strategies And The Way Forward

    Indian industry started experiencing the real impact of the global financial meltdown from the last quarter of 2008. The rapidity with which the slowdown set in too many industry leaders by surprise. Demand plummeted, markets became unstable, and credit dried up. The future looked murky and unpredictable. CEOs - especially...

    Provided By Vikalpa

  • White Papers // Sep 2009

    The Post-Recession Challenge Of Innovation

    The world is grappling with several complex economic issues. The ability of China to strike terror in nations and boardrooms adds to the complexity. China implements and presents huge developments with dramatic statistics: for example, incredibly in 2006, China overtook Germany in patent filings! So nobody has any choice: everyone...

    Provided By Vikalpa

  • White Papers // Dec 2009

    Asymmetric Volatility And Cross Correlations In Stock Returns Under Risk And Uncertainty

    Capital market efficiency is a matter of great interest for policy makers and investors in designing investment strategy. If Efficient Market Hypothesis (EMH) holds true, it will prevent the investors to realize extra return by utilizing the inherent information of stocks. They will realize extra returns only by incorporating the...

    Provided By Vikalpa

  • White Papers // Dec 2009

    An Exploratory Study On Negotiating Styles: Development Of A Measure

    Negotiation study as a tool in conflict management has been in vogue since long and spans the disciplinary boundaries. The outcome of business negotiations depends on bargainer characteristics, situation, and the negotiation process, which also drive the style adopted by a negotiator. Negotiation as a universal phenomenon does not have...

    Provided By Vikalpa

  • White Papers // Dec 2009

    Facilitating Organizational Unlearning Using Appreciative Inquiry As An Intervention

    Drawing upon theoretical bases, this paper attempts to demonstrate a relationship between Appreciative Inquiry (AI), an Organizational Development (OD) intervention, and organizational unlearning. Present day organizations are characterized by continuous change. It has been accepted that change implies learning along various dimensions: cognitive, behavioral, and normative. Any type of organizational...

    Provided By Vikalpa

  • White Papers // Dec 2009

    Gender And Workplace Experience

    Men are dominant, women are subservient; "Men are aggressive, women are passive;" "Men are agented, women are communal;" "Men are power-centric, women are person-centric;" "Men are single-focused, women are multi-focused;" "Men are bread winners, women are home makers." The list of differences identified by researchers is seamless. Similarities have, rarely...

    Provided By Vikalpa

  • White Papers // Dec 2009

    Do NGOs Differ? How, With What Consequences?

    NGOs are an integral part of present day organizational landscape. They are perceived to be much better than government and for-profit businesses in delivering the social welfare goods and services needed by society. Policy makers in India and the world over are showing an increasing preference for NGOs to implement...

    Provided By Vikalpa

  • White Papers // Mar 2009

    Role Of Indian Forest Products Industry In Climate Change Mitigation: A Managerial Perspective

    Climate change is a global environmental problem that has been associated with increasing concentrations of GreenHouse Gases (GHGs). Forest products definitely play a significant role in mitigating the adverse effects of climate change, by increasing the level of carbon removals from the atmosphere. This paper focuses on outlining adaptive management...

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  • White Papers // Mar 2009

    Simplifying The Six Sigma Toolbox Through Application Of Shainin DOE Techniques

    The success of a Six Sigma programme in an organization depends to a large extent on the success of the Six Sigma projects, which in turn depends on how the team handles the problem and whether the right combination of tools is being applied to address the root cause. This...

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  • White Papers // Mar 2009

    Work-Family Challenges And Their Impact On Career Decisions: A Study Of Indian Women Professionals

    A broad review of existing literature on barriers to women's career advancement suggests that one of the most important reasons inhibiting women's rise to the top positions in management is the work-life conflict that women professionals experience because of their strong commitment to family responsibilities. The primary objective of this...

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  • White Papers // Mar 2009

    Bivariate Analysis Of Capital Asset Pricing Model In Indian Capital Market

    Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM) establishes the relationship between risks and returns in the efficient capital markets. A review of studies conducted for various markets in the world reveals that researchers have used a number of methodologies to test the validity of CAPM. While some studies have supported the validity...

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  • White Papers // Dec 2008

    Toward A Grounded Theory Of Effective Business Incubation

    Business incubators are found all over the world. Yet, to date, no viable integrative theory of effective business incubation exists. This paper outlines a grounded theory of incubation, driven by case studies, empirical results, and field work, based on three main principles that generalize across countries and cultures. They are:...

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  • White Papers // Dec 2008

    Ethical Leader Behaviour And Leader-Member Exchange As Predictors Of Subordinate Behaviours

    The role of leader or leadership in management has occupied the attention of both theorists and practitioners alike. Of late, its role has also been considered significant in ethical issues given the exposure of various ethical scandals. Research on ethical leadership, despite its importance, is limited. Part of the problem...

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  • White Papers // Dec 2008

    Interaction Between Forex And Stock Markets In India: An Entropy Approach

    Interactions between the foreign exchange market and the stock market of a country are considered to be an important internal force of the markets in a financially liberalized environment. If causal relationship from a market to the other is not detected, then informational efficiency exists in the other whereas existence...

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  • White Papers // Dec 2008

    Effectiveness Of Mobile Advertising: The Indian Scenario

    In the current scenario, mobile internet applications enable consumers to access a variety of services: Web information search, SMS (Short Message Service), MMS (Multimedia Message Service), banking, payment, gaming, e-mailing, chat, weather forecast, GPS (Global Positioning Service), and so forth. Collectively, the authors denominate this wide array of services as...

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  • White Papers // Dec 2008

    Going Global And Taking Charge: The Road Ahead For The Indian Manager

    As more and more "Indian MNCs" go global, their managers would need to gear up, in a very short time, the knowledge base needed to face the new challenges they would inevitably face in multiple global markets. Indian MNCs are beginning to show that they are second to none in...

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  • White Papers // Dec 2008

    Impact Assessment Of e-Governance Projects: A Benchmark Or The Future

    In recent years, a large number of countries have launched "e-Government" programs, and several development agencies and governments have identified e-government implementation as a key policy priority. So, when the Centre for Electronic Governance at the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmadabad (IIMA) announced a joint workshop with the Department of...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2008

    Emerging IPR Consciousness In India: Strengthening IP And Open Source Systems Of Technological Innovations

    India has always believed in the middle path. It can be traced to the tendency in the cultural milieu to avoid extremes in any thought process. Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) management is no exception. The authors have tried to bring parity with international norms as required under WTO but have...

    Provided By Vikalpa

  • White Papers // Dec 2010

    SEBI?s Regulation Of The Indian Securities Market: A Critical Review Of The Major Developments

    The Indian securities market is among the safest and the most efficient trading destinations internationally. The Indian corporate governance code is compared to the Sarbanes Oxley Act of the USA. India has one of the fastest growing and well-developed asset management businesses in the world, with state-owned as well as...

    Provided By Vikalpa

  • White Papers // Dec 2010

    After Market Pricing Performance Of Initial Public Offerings (IPOs): Indian IPO Market 2002-2006

    This paper is motivated by the apparent belief that IPOs are underpriced on the initial listing day and thereafter underperforms compared to the market benchmark. While evaluation of the listing day performance seems straightforward on surface, it actually invokes several complications for the subsequent performance measurement. This paper focuses on...

    Provided By Vikalpa

  • White Papers // Dec 2010

    How Celebrities Are Used In Indian Television Commercials

    The usage of celebrities by the Indian advertising agencies has experienced a phenomenal increase in the last five years. Effective communication between the marketer and the consumers is the need of the hour and celebrity endorsement is a strategy that is perceived as making full use of this opportunity. Most...

    Provided By Vikalpa

  • White Papers // Dec 2010

    Conspicuous Consumption: Is That All Bad? Investigating The Alternative Paradigm

    Effort in studying the phenomenon of conspicuous consumption can be adequately justified by the concept's near universality and timelessness. The Theory of Veblen presents conspicuousness as a purposive conduct in which status considerations predominate. His opinion regarding individuals' efforts "To excel in pecuniary standing" indicates his positioning of conspicuous consumption...

    Provided By Vikalpa

  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    Activity Theory: A Useful Framework For Analysing Project-Based Organizations

    This paper contributes to the efforts to understand the dynamics of project mode of work and project-based organizations by highlighting the usefulness of Activity Theory and the associated concepts from practice-based approaches to organizations. The author utilizes his experiences during his doctoral work in the setting of software development firms...

    Provided By Vikalpa

  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    Electronica Finance Limited: Designing The Future Of Micro, Small, And Medium Enterprises

    Electronica Finance Limited (EFL), an Asset Finance Company (AFC), has been financing Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) since its inception. Initially, it was offering leasing and hire purchase to business units in very few sectors like plastics and auto components. Over time it has diversified its sectoral and product...

    Provided By Vikalpa

  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    Espoused Organizational Values, Vision, And Corporate Social Responsibility: Does It Matter To Organizational Members?

    Organizational values are beliefs held by organizational members regarding the means and ends that organizations 'Ought to' identify in the running of the enterprise. The most basic level of commonality that provides a common identity and shared sense of purpose is reflected in the company's vision. Research suggests that when...

    Provided By Vikalpa

  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    Service Providers' Competences In Business Process Outsourcing For Delivering Successful Outcome: An Exploratory Study

    Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) has become a very competitive industry with many players in the market. The challenge all the BPO companies are facing is how to build and sustain business with the clients in such a competitive industry. The service providers can hardly compete on cost arbitration. On the...

    Provided By Vikalpa

  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    Look Who's Talking! Impact Of Communication Relationship Satisfaction On Justice Perceptions

    Communication in an organization forms an important part of most organizational processes. Effective communication leads to not only successful implementation of other processes such as change and divestitures, but also to positive organizational perceptions among employees. It encourages the perceptions of distributive and procedural justice leading to greater job satisfaction...

    Provided By Vikalpa

  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    Marketing Mix Elements Influencing Brand Equity And Brand Choice

    This paper develops and empirically tests a model for determining the determinants and effects of brand equity for the Indian passenger car market. Towards the same, the Brand Equity Creation Model developed by Yoo, Donthu and Lee (2000) was expanded and combined with the Brand Choice Model developed by Erdem,...

    Provided By Vikalpa

  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    The World Of Online: New Opportunites For Marketeers

    "Future is History." If ever this was true for anything, it is for the online medium. One couldn't have predicted five years ago that Facebook would overtake Google on volume of traffic to their respective sites. Three years ago, one couldn't have predicted the exponential growth of Twitter. Well, the...

    Provided By Vikalpa

  • White Papers // Mar 2010

    Collaborative Networks Are The Organization: An Innovation In Organization Design And Management

    In this in-depth paper, the authors dive deeply into what it means to collaborate, moving far beyond simplistic ideas of working together or having a strategic alliance. The authors draw upon research findings, case studies, and examples from their consulting and operational experience with many different organizations and industries, including...

    Provided By Vikalpa

  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    New Media Experiences: Dealing With The Game Changer

    Over the last one decade, revolution in communication technology has triggered a communication revolution. The new media has brought new paradigms of communication and has become a game changer. From a time when the journalists and columnists had the privilege of voicing their and others' views to large audiences, the...

    Provided By Vikalpa

  • White Papers // Mar 2010

    Brand Relationships And Switching Behaviour For Highly Used Products In Young Consumers

    This paper focusing on the brand relationships among young consumers in the age range of 13 to 25 years in an emerging economy. Data were collected from 214 respondents from the SEC A and B categories in a city in Western India through a questionnaire administered in the presence of...

    Provided By Vikalpa

  • White Papers // Mar 2010

    Impact Of Task Types And CMC Technology On Exchange Quality: An Empirical Investigation

    This paper examines the impact of CMC on the quality of organizational communication at the workplace. Analyzing economic and relational dimensions of task performance, the paper investigates whether CMC enhances or debases the quality of interaction (exchange quality). Measured in terms of perceived satisfaction on economic and relational dimensions of...

    Provided By Vikalpa

  • White Papers // Mar 2010

    Relevance Of Emotional Intelligence For Effective Job Performance: An Empirical Study

    There has been an increase in interest in 'Emotional intelligence' within the Indian organization system in recent years. This increase has been attributed to the popularization of the construct of emotional intelligence in the research area. The promotion of emotional development in corporate organizations assumes that the ability to regulate...

    Provided By Vikalpa

  • White Papers // Mar 2010

    Organizational Readiness For Performance-Related Pay: Focus On Government Of India Employees

    The paper presents a framework designed to understand the variations in the PRP system for the managerial and operative level employees. Employee participation, delegation, transparency, and accountability are some of the key factors essential for the successful implementation of PRP. In addition, it is also important that employees have trust...

    Provided By Vikalpa

  • White Papers // Mar 2010

    The Globalizing State, Public Services And The New Governance Of Urban Local Communities In India: A Colloquium

    This colloquium brings together field research from six Indian states in order to examine the impact of globalization-related governance reform on public service delivery in the areas of health, education, and sanitation in Indian cities. Globalization-led governance reforms have been experienced by both advanced industrialized states as well as developing...

    Provided By Vikalpa