Review of Management

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Vol. 6, No. 3/4, December

Augmenting Employability of Management Graduates in India
IntroductionIt is hard to believe, but the fact remains that 'most of 5,500 B schools in the country are producing sub-par graduates who are largely unemployable resulting in these pass-outs earning less than Rs 10,000 a month, if at all they find placements'1....
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How Ola Disrupted Taxi Services in India?
IntroductionEver since India liberalized its economy, its growth story has been nothing short of spectacular. Even the global recession of 2008 did not hit India as badly as it did other countries, especially developed ones. And this story has continued,...
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Should India Look at Outward FDI?
"I do not want my doors closed and windows stuffed. I want the breezes of all lands to blow through my house. But I refuse to be blown off my feet by any of them." - Mahatma GandhiEase of Doing BusinessWorld Bank has come out with a report "Doing Business...
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Religious Grouping as Predictor of Individual Investment Behaviour
IntroductionInvestment in the sense of capital formation of capital stock such as land, structure, plant and machinery, furniture and inventory has a crucial role in the economy of any country. Investment is an asset purchased with the hope to generate...
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Vol. 6, No. 1/2, June

Role of Microfinance Institutions in Social Development
IntroductionMicrofinance is the provision of financial services to low-income clients, including consumers and the self-employed, who traditionally lack access to banking and related services (Christen, Rosenberg and Jayadeva, 2004). Microfinance institutions...
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Management Education in Nepal: The Road Ahead
How did Management education evolve in Nepal?The history of management education in Nepal can be traced back to September 2, 1954 (Bhadra 17, 2011 Bikram Sambat) when Commerce Department in Tri Chandra College, the first college of the country, launched...
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Role of MUDRA Bank in Financing Non-Corporate Small Business Sectors
"Human development, as an approach, is concerned with what I take to be the basic development idea: namely, advancing the richness of human life, rather than the richness of the economy in which human beings live, which is only a part of it" -Prof. Amartya...
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Leveraging Employer Branding for Organizational Success
IntroductionBarrow (1990) introduced the proverbial term Employer Branding in one of his talks at the Chartered Institute of Personnel Directors (CIPD) Annual Conference in Harrogate, UK. Hence it is a relatively new concept. It may be defined as 'the...
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Vol. 5, No. 3/4, December

Understanding the Behavior of Stock Market Functionality: Need and Role of Behavioral Finance
IntroductionClassical theories on finance have assumed and backed the notion of investor rationality to gain a systematic understanding of how markets work. However, several inconsistencies have been reported in the empirical testing of models based...
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Cyberspace and Governance
IntroductionOur lives are mediated by an increasing number of technologies. The Internet can be seen as an exemplar of global connectivity, which is a hallmark of the globalized era we live in. Increasingly, our professional and recreational activities...
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Mentor as Tormentor: A Case of Sexual Harassment at a Media Company
About the Media CompanyTwo seasoned journalists Tarun Tejpal and Aniruddha Bahal launched Tehelka as web-based investigative journalism portal in the year 2000. It was set to rock the country and the world with its unique journalistic escapades based...
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Cyberspace and Governance
IntroductionOur lives are mediated by an increasing number of technologies. The Internet can be seen as an exemplar of global connectivity, which is a hallmark of the globalized era we live in. Increasingly, our professional and recreational activities...
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Lessons from Performance Appraisal: Case of MDP Participants-Instructor
What bothered Alicia?Sooner or later, the truth stands revealed. Nothing, but the truth! Alicia got to know that some of her MDP participants had given her adverse feedback in the 'Faculty Feedback Response Sheet'. Alicia was working as an Associate...
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Vol. 5, No. 1/2, June

Emerging Business Research Opportunities in India
Academic research in India is undergoing turmoil and is in a state of complete flux. The essentiality of research has been realized wide across all levels of higher education ranging from the policy makers, institution makers, governing authorities,...
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Work-Life Balance and Gender: A Study of Professionals in India
(ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omitted.)IntroductionHistorically, societies were invariably rural and agricultural wherein domestic and economic systems were interwoven. Men and women along with children participated in domestic and economic activities...
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Implications of Organization Development Interventions: Case Study of an Edible Oil Company
IntroductionChange is constant. Identifying and strategizing change is believed to be a simple task; however it is not. To convince people to accept the change is the most challenging task. It is very necessary for the organizations to change with the...
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Organizational Impact of Psychological Contract: An Empirical Study
Introduction'Psychological contract', as the term suggests, is an unspoken understanding among people. The term contract refers to a legal binding with a person or party. However, psychological contract is a special binding where there are mutual expectations...
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Impact of Training on Employees' Job Performance: A Case Study of Malaysian Small Medium Enterprise
IntroductionThis study focuses on the impact of training on employee job performance. The way an organization trains people can influence its performance. Organizations can adopt various training practices to enhance employee job performance as well...
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Vol. 4, No. 1/2, June

Big Data Analytics and Its Reflections on DIKW Hierarchy
IntroductionOne of the key theoretical frameworks in the field of knowledge management (KM) is the hierarchy of Data, Information, Knowledge and Wisdom (the DIKW hierarchy). This hierarchy has an important conceptual contribution to make to KM discipline...
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Efficiency of Working Capital Management and Profitability: A Case of Hindalco
IntroductionWorking capital management is one of the most critical aspects in any business operations. Working capital management involves the operating cycle that convers and rotate various components of the working capital for operational purpose....
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Determinants of Management Students' Engagement in a Women's University
IntroductionThis paper is based on a study that is part of a series of such studies on the topic of student engagement, which has so far remained unexplored in India. The earlier six studies on this topic were carried out with samples of MBA students...
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Future of Aesthetics in Marketing
How the concept of 'aesthetics In marketing' evolved?When man first started using tools, he was looking at purely from the point of view of his functional requirements, the utility which he can attach with the tool, once as things evolved and he started...
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Vol. 3, No. 3/4, December

Green Buzz in Luxury Brands
Defining LuxuryLuxury brands have often been associated with creativity, exclusivity, craftsmanship, precision, high quality, innovation and premium pricing which provide customers with an unknowing enhancement in their self-esteem, prestige and status....
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Migrant Workers in Globalized India: Issues and Concerns
IntroductionGlobalisation panoramically refers to the extension and expansion of global linkage, the organization and institution of social living on a global parameter and the growth of global consciousness, and hence to the consolidation of world society.1...
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Role of China and India as Development Partners in Africa: A Critique of Neo-Colonialism
IntroductionAfrica, since a long time has been attributed to as the Dark Continent, not in reference to its colored inhabitants but in reference to how little knowledge the Westerners had of it. The audacity of the West was perplexing as it branded Africa...
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Measuring the Performance of Banks: An Application of AHP Model
(ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omitted.)IntroductionIndian banking sector has emerged as one of the strongest drivers of India's economic growth. Positive changes witnessed in the last two decades have impacted every aspect of banking, ranging from...
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Vol. 3, No. 1/2, June

Strategic Human Resource Management: A Reality Check
IntroductionThe process of globalization, international competition, innovation, and technology has persuaded organizations for being cost effective and efficient to survive and prosper. One of the most critical roles realized for the same is by the...
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Indian Tea in Global Market
(ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omitted.)IntroductionHistorically in colonial India tea cultivation was introduced and subsequently promoted as an export oriented commodity. Tea export in India made a beginning when in 1839, the first batch of Indian...
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Reorienting Management Education for Sustainable Prosperity
IntroductionChange is at the core of our existence. A revolution - a paradigm shift is what keeps the society moving and going up the growth trajectory. Global economic crisis, rapid technological changes and a titanic shift in our own value system is...
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Competition Policy & Anti-Trust Law in India: A Review
IntroductionOn 13th January, 2003, Competition Law came into being with the passage of the Competition Act by the Parliament and assented to by the President of India. With this, Competition Act, 2002 (Act 12 of 2003) came into existence which went on...
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Vol. 2, No. 3/4, December

Academic Civic Engagement in Management Education
IntroductionAcademic Civic Engagement (ACE) is a rapidly evolving pedagogical intervention aimed at enriching the learning experience of students so as to augment their professional competence, citizenship behavior and conscientiousness. ACE is identical...
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Leadership at the Grassroots: Positioning Women in Patriarchal Society
IntroductionThe history of Panchayati Raj institution is 1000 years old and it was the oldest Ancient Indian Institution because the villagers were little republics governed by their Panchayat. It was also the male dominated institution because due to...
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HR Planning and Corporate Performance in the Nigerian Banking Sector
IntroductionPlanning is an essential process of management (Jerome, 2010). Human Resource Planning (HRP) provides the foundation for establishing an effective human resource management functions. It also allows the human resource management functions...
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Employee Satisfaction of Insurance Agents: Empirical Evidences
IntroductionInsurance is as old as civilization (Mishra, 1991). The origin of the word "Insurance Agent" is parallel to the insurance. Nobody can imagine the existence of insurance 'without insurance agent' in any form or the other, in past and even...
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Vol. 2, No. 1/2, June

OD Interventions for Voluntary Organizations A Strategic Framework
IntroductionThe past decade has seen a rapid growth of interest among policy makers and researchers in what have been variously termed 'NGOs', 'non-profit' and 'voluntary' organizations in both the developed and the under-developed countries (Smillie,...
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A Study of Determinants of Training Effectiveness in Kedah State Development Corporation
IntroductionEmployee training is an essential element to increase efficiency and improve job performance Training is the process of providing employees with specific skills or helping them correct deficiencies in their performance (David, 2010). For...
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Corporate Governance: Perception of Executives in India
IntroductionCorporate governance is about commitment to values, about ethical business conduct and about making a distinction between personal and corporate funds in the management of a company. Corporate governance comprises the systems and processes...
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Venture Capital Funding in India: Perspectives of Beneficiary Firms
IntroductionBusiness depends on funds. Funds can be acquired from internal sources but, usually, depend heavily on outside sources as owners have limitations about availability of funds. In order to secure funding from outside sources, proven track record...
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Vol. 1, No. 4, December

Human Resource Management Research in Egypt
This Special Issue of Review of Management presents several human resources management (HRM) research projects being conducted in Egypt by Egyptian academics, in some cases with the participation of other collaborators. Although Egypt is a large country...
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Job Stressors, Supervisory Support and Work Outcomes among Egyptian Managers
Human Resource Management Research in EgyptThe economies of the Middle East tend to be under-performing (Ali, 2005, 1999) in recent times. In addition, relatively little organizational and management research has been carried out in the Middle East (Budhwar...
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Sexual Harassment in the Egyptian Workplace: A Literature Review and Research Agenda
IntroductionSexual harassment (SH) is defined as "behaviors that violates, derogates, demeans, or humiliates an individual based on sex or gender" (Lopez, Hodson, & Roscigno, 2009, p. 4). In the workplace, SH can take the form of tying employment...
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Organization and Job Attractiveness to Applicants in Egypt and Its Relationship with Core Self-Evaluation
IntroductionEgypt's population of young people -between the ages of 15 to 30- comprise more than 50 percent of the total population (Holmes, 2008). Radwan (2002) states that almost 40 percent of the graduates will not find job vacancies; this is due...
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How Does Knowledge Management Drive Competitiveness in Egyptian Software Companies?
(ProQuest: ... denotes formula omitted.)IntroductionThe field of strategic management focuses on understanding sources of sustainable competitive advantages (SCA) in organizations (Barney, 2001; Priem & Butler, 2001). Based on Resource-Based Theory...
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Vol. 1, No. 3, July-September

Managerial Skills for Managers in the 21st Century
IntroductionResurgence of, optimism and hope about a buoyant economic scenario seems to be hovering in the horizon but it is equally marked with flux and confusion. Conflicting signals and mixed reactions are coming in from the industry which anticipates...
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HRD Climate and Occupational Self-Efficacy as Predictors of Employee Engagement
IntroductionEmployee engagement is one of the most recently studied topics in organizational behavior literature. Research has shown employee engagement has the potential to predict valued individual and organizational level outcomes like intention to...
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Vol. 1, No. 2, April-June

Mirror Image Analysis of Web Ranks of Universities: The South Asian Top 100s
IntroductionWebsites are becoming the window and considered as mirror of academic institutions. It is the core marketing for academic and intellectual outputs produced by an institution. An academic institution faces difficulties without a well maintained...
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Prospects of Clean Technologies for Sustainable Business
"Sustainability is here to stay or we may not be" -Niall FitzgeraldIntroductionSince 1991, the Indian economy is being progressively liberalized and its integration to the global economy is deepening. Liberalization and globalization have provided unprecedented...
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Applying Six Sigma in Software Companies for Process Improvement
IntroductionSix Sigma is a structured quantitative method which is originally invented for reducing defects in manufacturing by Motorola in 1986. Its aim is using statistical analytic techniques to enhancing organization s performances, and to improving...
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Entrepreneurship Development in Rural Communities
IntroductionAfter centuries of colonial rule, we started to think about ourselves as a Nation. We had made up our minds that India needs the goodness of both capitalism and socialism. Hence, we adopted a middle path called mixed economy. It was a partnership...
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Managing Wiser Workforce
IntroductionWe all are going to share the fact that we are getting older, but this age differs from one person to other. While two people may share the same birth date, one may function better physically or mentally. We describe these two people as having...
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Human Capital Management: A Comprehensive Approach to Augment Organizational Performance
IntroductionChanging demographics of the labour market, enduring skill shortages and employee demands for work-life balance have created a so-called =War for Talent'. In this =War for Talent', successful organizations aim at improving their strategies,...
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Evolution of Human Resource Management
IntroductionHuman Resource is the assets of the organization. The employees were considered as machines and animals in the past decades. Employees were made to work in the organization without any stipulated time, schedule, workload, compensation, working...
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Role of HRIS in Improving Modern HR Operations
Information Systems for Human Resources ManagementInformation is an essential tool for managers in the retention, recruitment, utilization and evaluation of human resources in organizations. Since they support the goals and objectives of the organization,...
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Critical Issues in Downsizing in India
IntroductionThe Indian corporate sector was fabulously liberal in increasing the size of the workforce, especially in the public sector, during the pre-liberalization period. The Indian government.s policies pertaining to strengthening the public sector,...
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Case Study on Employee Engagement and Performance Appraisal: ITC Maurya
IntroductionThe growing trends and rising competition in each category of hotels from five star deluxe to five star and even the new age budget hotels has caused the best in the business to evaluate their practices and check for areas of improvement....
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Individual Innovation and Organizational Success: Theoretical Perspective
'Innovation and creativity are the keys as no progress can be achieved by just repeating history, unless one makes a conscious effort to make a new one, always and every time'.-Mahatma GandhiIntroductionAs we moved from industrial economy to knowledge...
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Co-Working Married Couples: The Scapegoat of Recession
IntroductionThe recent economic recession which outburst in US and spread all over the world has made management experts and financial consultants to think of new models in running business. Each and every practice followed is now been critically scrutinized...
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A Quasi Experimental Study on Leadership Effectiveness and Ethics
IntroductionManagers are important group with strong impact on both practice and principles of corporate governance. With the increasing complexity and dynamism of business environment, managers are witnessing a clash between norms towards basic stands...
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Vol. 1, No. 1, January-March

Future of Manufacturing Execution Systems: The Brave New Modular World of Manufacturing Intelligence
IntroductionLooking back to the initial introduction of Computer Integrated Manufacturing and Factory Information Systems, it is pretty difficult to not notice the impact that Manufacturing Execution Systems have made on the world. Recently, some questions...
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Impact of Stock Split Announcement on Stock Price
(ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omitted.)IntroductionAbout a generation ago, the efficient market hypothesis (EMH) was widely accepted by financial economists. This has been vouched by the comprehensive positive observations placed on record by Eugene...
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Complaints Form Design: Application of Laddering and Hierarchical Value Techniques
IntroductionComplaints are one of the types of feedback a marketer gets from their customers. According to the Webster's Dictionary, a complaint is: (a) something that is the cause or subject of protest or outcry, and (b) an expression of grief, pain...
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Micro Health Insurance in India: Issues & Challenges
IntroductionThe concept of micro health insurance can be traced back to the 'Sickness Funds' of some European countries that were formed by workers way back in the 19th century during the industrial revolution. The main purpose of the 'Sickness Funds'...
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Spirituality in Education for Holistic Development
Work is love made visible. And if you cannot work with love but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work and sit at the gate of the temple and take alms of those who work with joy. (Kahlil Gibran, 1965, p. 28)IntroductionAccording...
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