Journal of Management and Public Policy

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Vol. 9, No. 1, December

Cutback Management Decisions
IntroductionCutback management means managing organizational change toward lower level of resource consumption and organizational activity (Levine 1979). Cutback management scholars have shown that local and state government use wide variety of cutback...
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FDI in India: Understanding the Implications for Growth and Job Creation
Trending FDI Flow into IndiaA news that hit the headlines recently is the US$13 billion all-cash investment from Russia's State controlled oil major Rosneftand its partner taking over India's second biggest private oil firm Essar Oil's refinery, port...
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Determinants of Interest Subsidy on Education Loans in India: Who Gains and Who Loses?
IntroductionThe Government of India in its Union Budget 2009-10 introduced a supplementary scheme to provide interest subsidy during the period of moratorium to cover loans taken from scheduled commercial banks under the Educational Loan Scheme of the...
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Discrimination against Women Labourers in the Unorganised Sector: A Study in Dindigul District of Tamil Nadu
IntroductionLabour policy in India has been evolving in response to specific needs of the situation to suit requirements of planned economic development and social justice and has two-fold objectives, viz., maintaining industrial peace and promoting...
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Moderating Effect of Gender on the Relationship between Role Stress and Job Satisfaction among Nurses in Mumbai
IntroductionNurses are the most important people in any healthcare system. Nurses, irrespective of the country in which they work, face many challenges in their jobs and have to multi-task most of the times. Nurses experience long working hours, unpredictable...
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Vol. 8, No. 2, June

Role of ICT in Healthcare Sector: An Empirical Study of Pune City
IntroductionGiven that a third of India's population resides in urban areas, and that these numbers are steadily rising with no slowdown in sight, it is imperative that our cities are able to expand and allow for the ever increasing numbers. For this...
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Managing Investment Disputes: A Critical Analysis of Investor State Dispute Settlement Mechanism in Bilateral Investment Treaties
Investor State Dispute Settlement (ISDS)Bilateral Investment Treaties (BITs) are the main legal instruments for protecting and promoting foreign direct investment (FDI) worldwide. These treaties provide number of investor friendly clauses to attract...
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Corporate Citizenship and Governance of Firms in India
[A portion of the paper formed internal content as conference resource material prepared by IICA, School of Corporate Governance, for annual conference by the author as research material.]IntroductionFirms today operate with conscience, something that...
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Changing Policy Paradigm of Drinking Water Service Delivery: An Empirical Investigation in the Context of Bihar, India
IntroductionSafe and clean supply of drinking water has been recognized as important human right. The United Nation in its resolution adopted by the General Assembly on 28th July, 2010 has acknowledged the importance of equitable access to safe and clean...
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Vol. 8, No. 1, December

Decoding Rural Governance in India
What are the major governance-related issues at the village level in India that needs immediate attention of the local communities?At the outset, it is important to explain the meaning of governance. Governance implies those institutions and processes...
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Modernization, Religion and Female Feticide in India
IntroductionSurging economic growth in India has delivered significant welfare dividends by reducing social and economic inequalities in the country. But it has not significantly affected the endemic gender bias in mortality which has resulted in a huge...
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Myth of 'TINA': Neoliberalism's Origins, Processes, Crises and Persistence in Contemporary World
IntroductionThis essay has been titled 'The Myth of TINA', TINA being an acronym for There Is No Alternative, a famous remark made by Margaret Thatcher when she and her US counterpart Ronald Reagan defended economic restructuring in their respective...
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Vol. 7, No. 2, 2016

Practice-Oriented Insights on Creative Problem Solving
How the concept of Creative Problem Solving has evolved over time?'Problems' have been in existence since the origin of mankind. Individuals faced problems in their day to day life which were tackled using ad hoc personal methods. With the advent of...
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Convergence of Micro-Finance and GP Level Community Enterprise Systems to Protect Interests of Vulnerable Farmers
IntroductionNon availability of credit to rural poor and very high cost of credit from the local money lenders and sahukars led National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) to conceive the micro credit system through the Self Help Groups...
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Bore Wells vs. Open Wells: Water Crisis and Sustainable Alternatives in Kerala
IntroductionIn Kerala, ground water is the main source of drinking water and about ninety percentage of the rural population depends on ground water sources. Groundwater potential of Kerala differs from place to place due to its varied hydro-geological...
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Representation of Women on Boards of IT Companies: An Indian Story
IntroductionThe Government of India promulgated a new Companies Law in August, 2013 which for the first time made it mandatory for certain category of companies to appoint at least one woman on its Board of Directors. The provision was enacted with the...
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TMT Characteristics, Time-to-IPO and Firm Performance *
IntroductionThere are good reasons for a firm's top managers and investors to complete an IPO early in the life of the firm. For instance, they may be motivated to complete an IPO by the desire to improve the firm's reputation, create a currency for...
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Vol. 7, No. 1, December

State Level Fiscal Reforms in India: Issues and Remedies
IntroductionIndia has experienced rapid economic growth over the past two decades, averaging about 6% per year. Sustaining and accelerating this progress, as per the country's development targets, will require an improvement in government effectiveness,...
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Oddity of Managing Air Pollution in Delhi: Public Policy Myopia
'To choke on your own fumes is one of the worst travesties a nation could inflict upon itself''-Arun Purie, India Today, 28 December 2015IntroductionThe Government of Delhi has decided to use a quick fix solution to resolve a long-standing issue of worsening...
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Impact of Demerger Announcement on Shareholder Value: Evidences from India
(ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omitted.)IntroductionBusiness corporations are core to economic activity, growth, and prosperity at both the national and global levels. In 2013, there were 64 corporations in the world that had revenues in excess of $100...
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Social Impact Assessment of Projects Involving Land Acquisition in India: Implications of RFCTLARR Act, 2013
IntroductionIn 21st century land has emerged as a critical resource with respect to managing economic development, rapid urban expansion and industrialization; ensure food security as well as addressing the issue of sustainable development and climate...
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Vol. 6, No. 2, June

Restructuring of Centrally Sponsored Schemes: Implications for Madhya Pradesh
IntroductionThe states have often not only requested the centre for greater financial resources but also for adequate autonomy regarding deciding the spending pattern of these resources. In the light of such demands, the 14th Finance Commission recommended...
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Review of Community-Based Health Care Movement and Palliative Care in Kerala
IntroductionPolicies and legislations are the key for initiating social security and social welfare programs; it gives a direction and systematization in application levels with special focuses. Time to time government both state and central, has taken...
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Leader as Anti-Hero: Decoding Nuances of Dysfunctional Leadership
IntroductionTraditionally leaders have been regarded as fountainhead of energy and motivation, enabling their followers to transcend all limitations in order to realize the vision and mission of any organization. For long, leadership has been viewed...
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Do Global Oil Price Changes Affect Indian Stock Market Returns?
IntroductionIn Indian context, global crude oil prices are one of the most important factors which impact the overall Inflation of the country. To a large extent, the RBI monetary policy is guided by prevailing global crude oil prices. It is an established...
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Vol. 6, No. 1, December

Reflections on Refugee Studies and the Study of Refugees: Implications for Policy Analysts
IntroductionToday refugees are statistically an important issue. The United Nations (UN, 2010) reports that 25.2 million people, an overwhelming majority from the Global South, are displaced: 10.55 million refugees and 14.7 million internally displaced...
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Mixed Scanning Approach to Budgetary Decision Making: A Review
IntroductionEtzioni (1967) introduced the notion of mixed scanning which he says reduces the unrealistic aspects of rationalism by limiting the details required in fundamental decisions and helps to overcome the conservatism of incrementalism by exploring...
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Declining Public Investment in Indian Agriculture after Economic Reforms: An Interstate Analysis
IntroductionThe economic reforms initiated in 1990-91 emphasized on "set the prices right" to boost the agriculture sector. The liberalization of the economy was anticipated to result in higher investment and growth in agriculture induced by favorable...
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Sustainable CSR for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises
IntroductionThe business world is inter-linked along with a clear distinction between the developed and the developing economic structures with the standards and norms being set by the former and the tireless attempts made by the latter to cope up and...
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Household Livelihood Security in Tamil Nadu: Role of Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Programme
IntroductionMahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Programme (MGNREGP), started as a flagship programme during the UPA-led government in the centre in 2005, has created a significant impact in the lives of households in rural India. Several...
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Vol. 5, No. 2, June

Effects of Opportunity, Resources and Team Profiles of Small Firms on Growth in Economic and Non-Economic Value
IntroductionIn entrepreneurship literature three drivers of firm performance receive recurring attention. The three are: quality of opportunity (O), i.e., timely and favorable circumstances giving the firm high odds of doing well on a sustainable basis;...
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Diffusion of Nonprofit Organizations from an Internal and an External Perspective
IntroductionAs society has become more democratized and decentralized, citizens have been more willing to participate not only in issues in their community, but also in government work. They are also interested in the improvement of public service delivery...
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Potable Water Privation and Health Issues in Varanasi District
IntroductionEnvironmental degradation encumbers human life in many ways and out of this health is one of the prominent ways. Degraded environments affect health directly and adversely. It is well recognized that the main economic burden associated with...
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Labour Reforms in India: Issues & Challenges
IntroductionLabour reforms have often been associated with competitiveness. However, attempts at reforming Indian labour market have been rather slow. Even the globalization and liberalization process that began in India in 1991 impacted labour market...
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Vol. 5, No. 1, December

Globalization and Coffee Crisis in Karnataka: Legal, Environmental and Labour Issues
Commercial Agricultural SettingThe commercial agricultural setting of the Chikmagalur District is dominated by coffee cultivation, are extensively marketed. The Chikmagalur District is divided into seven taluks, Chikmagalur, Mudigere, Koppa and Sringeri,...
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Hidden Agenda Behind Constructed Imagery: Identity Politics in Indian Advertising
IntroductionWhen Andy Warhol declared the commodification of people, objects and works of art through his paintings, silk screen prints and films, during the 1960s, he was presenting himself as the flag bearer of what in history is called the popular...
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Corporate Social Responsibility and Workplace Democracy: Emerging Issues and Perspectives
CSR: History and Theoretical AnalysisCSR is responsibility business bears towards society, environment and the community. It is a point of convergence of various initiatives aimed at ensuring socio-economic development of the community in an enduring...
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Modernisation, Globalisation and Development in Bhutan: Tourism as a Catalyst
IntroductionThe end era of colonial regime in South Asia represented a period of political pandemonium precipitated by partition of India and Pakistan followed by separation of East Pakistan, now called Bangladesh, from Pakistan. It was during these...
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Vol. 4, No. 2, June

Factors Affecting Repayment of Loans by Micro-Borrowers in Tunisia: An Empirical Study
(ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omitted.)The problems of lack of reimbursement on the side of micro-borrowers and the formulation of hypothesesThe theoretical literature shows that, the microfinance is a tool to eradicate poverty. This discipline made...
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Market Orientation and Organizational Performance of Financial Institutions in United Arab Emirates
Market OrientationManagement researchers (e.g. Dobni and Luffman, 2003; Hult and Ketchen, 2001) and marketing researchers (Jowarski and Kohli, 1993) have suggested that Market Orientation is a major source of competitive advantage. In the contemporary...
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Indian Federation and the Multicultural Context
IntroductionFederalism is as much a matter of process as of structure, particularly if process is broadly defined to include a political cultural dimension as well. Elements of a federal process include a sense of partnership on the part of the parties...
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Leader-Member Exchange: A Critique of Theory & Practice
Theoretical Underpinnings of Leader-Member Exchange (LMX)LMX exemplifies somewhat differential social exchange practice involving supervisors on the one hand and subordinates on the other. The manner in which supervisors and subordinates relate to each...
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Vol. 4, No. 1, December

Pathways to Failure of New Ventures: Markers of Failed Internet Ventures
Prior to the market shakeout in year 2000, market value of Internet companies was estimated to exceed $1 trillion according to Barron's Online 2000, and it fell to $572 billion in December 2000 (Morgan Stanley Dean Witter, 2000). Destruction in value...
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Trade Policy Reforms in India: What Is Missing in Recent Literature?
IntroductionTrade makes a country more productive by allowing it to produce the things it is good at producing and then to sell them to other countries in return for things it is not as good at producing within the country. From this perspective, trade...
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Knowledge Production & Dissemination: An Analysis in the Context of the National Youth Policy
Introduction and BackgroundIn every society's growth, developmental institutions - whether it be Plato's Academy or traditional universities, such as the Nalanda and the Takshashila or Taxila - played a great role. The exercise of knowledge production...
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Implementation of Right to Education in India: Issues and Concerns
ContextSwami Vivekananda once said, "Travelling through the cities of Europe and observing in them the comforts and education of even the poor people, there was brought to my mind the state of our people, and I used to shed tears... what made the difference?...
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Vol. 3, No. 2, June

Revitalising Management Education in India: A Strategic Approach
Context & Current ScenarioManagement education in India is gradually losing its charm. This is evident from sharp decline in the number of MBA aspirants so much so that a large number of seats in the Business Schools (B-Schools) across the country...
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A Critical Approach in Understanding Bottom of the Pyramid Propositions
The Philosophy of Marketing Theory: An IntroductionThe underlying philosophy of theory arises due to its nature of compiling aspects of law, law-like generalizations which are systemically placed. Theory has a formal set of process which has components...
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Right to Information: A Tool for Combating Corruption in India
IntroductionThe cliché is not quite right: information by itself is not power. But information is a vital first step in the exercise of economic and political power. Opening up channels of information brings about changes about who can do what. The last...
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Strategic Role of HR Audit in Organizational Effectiveness
IntroductionHuman Resource Management (HRM) has evolved over the years as a strategic partner in organizational success. As the HR functions have undergone a paradigmatic shift, graduating from administrative managers to strategic consultants, the transition...
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Vol. 3, No. 1, July-December

Management Education in India: Issues & Challenges
B-Schools in the Global ContextManagement denotes the professional administration of business concerns, public undertakings, institutions and organization of all kinds and efficient utilization of resources for optimizing benefits to all the stakeholders....
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Understanding Harassment at Workplace through the Traditional Theory of Violence: A Case-Based Approach
IntroductionThe status of women in India has evolved over the ages. During the ancient period women enjoyed equal status to men (Mishra, 2006) which deteriorated in the medieval period with invasions from foreign powers. The reformists of the 19th century...
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Impact of Need Pattern on Team Effectiveness: A Study in Indian Perspective
IntroductionNeed Pattern: A force that account for stimulation, choice, direction and persistence of behaviour is known as motivation. Once the art of influencing behavior is learnt by the organization, the gap between individual and organizational objective...
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Positive Forces of Life and Psychological Well-Being among Corporate Professionals
IntroductionThe megatrends of change are everywhere today. There is a rapid transition from an industrial to an information society. Perhaps the most powerful of the global changes are the breathtaking rapid advances in technological world. Although...
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Vol. 2, No. 2, January-June

Corporate Governance Structures and Financial Performance of Selected Indian Banks
(ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omitted.)IntroductionThe Asian financial crisis of 1997 resulted in most Asian countries seeking to strengthen their corporate governance, transparency and disclosure levels (Ho and Wong, 2001). An effective system of...
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Communicating Corporate Social Responsibility in Annual Reports: A Comparative Study of Indian Companies & Multi-National Corporations
IntroductionCorporate Social Responsibility (CSR) as phenomenon is of interest for practitioners and researchers from varied fields like sociology, management, law, communication etc. because as Votaw (1973) put it "...the term (social responsibility)...
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Why Indian Companies Indulge in CSR?
IntroductionIndia is spreading its wings all over the world and corporate sector is trying its level best in competing with international market. Many steps have been taken by companies to show a different image of their businesses. One of such steps...
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Structure, Policy and Prospects of Rural Industrialization in Orissa (India): A Strategic Approach for Sustainable Development
IntroductionThe new province of Orissa was born on 1 April, 1936. Since long, Orissa continues to be symbol of abysmal poverty and backwardness. Acute underdevelopment combined with the onslaught of natural calamities has made the life of the Oriya people...
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Assumptions of Central Place Theory and Gravity Models with Special Reference to Consumer Spatial Behaviour
(ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omitted.)IntroductionIt is said that "location, location, location" is the major factor leading to a firm's success or failure. Location decisions are complex in nature and there is little flexibility in retracting from...
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