Academic journal article ASBM Journal of Management

From the Desk of the Editor-in-Chief

Academic journal article ASBM Journal of Management

From the Desk of the Editor-in-Chief

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Any business, to be sustainable, should have substantial value addition in terms of stakeholders' benefit, influencing both the top line and the bottom line and ultimately leading to profit. This is applicable to every industry including retail. Interestingly in India, the retail has now taken a formal shape with a journey from an unorganised to a completely organised format. Infrastructure and environment have important roles to play in influencing consumer behaviour. Deb, in his paper "The Spatial-Economic Rationale for Rent and Positioning of Shops in Shopping Centres", has thrown interesting issues pertaining to determination of optimal store area and positioning of shops to identify the spatial economic rationale for optimisation. Further, it has developed a model for profit maximisation.

Internet trading has become very popular through development of IT. It has increased many fold because of the entry of the small traders operating independently in the commodity market. The traders have different risk-return perceptions and also lots of behavioural biases. It is crucial and important to understand the behavioural profile of the traders to customise the designing of trading portfolios. Sahai in his paper "Behavioural Vectors of Soy Oil Futures Traders in India" has attempted to study the behavioural biases of commodity market traders using exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis. The result has brought out lots of interesting key behavioural vectors applicable to the derivatives market.

Capital investment efficiency and stock performance are key indicators of the health of the commercial banks. Koirala and Sapkota, in their research paper on "Capital Investment Efficiency and Stock Performance of Commercial Banks of Nepal", have revealed several interesting findings like the impact of firm specific variables and macro-economic variables on stock returns.

The overemphasised IQ has now been overshadowed by the interesting concept of Emotional Intelligence which is popularly known as EQ. …

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