Agarwal A;Foead A I;Thanapipatsiri S; Pichaisak W;Varmvanj V
013424 Agarwal A;Foead A I;Thanapipatsiri S; Pichaisak W;Varmvanj V (NO, , C/o Hindustan Chemical Industries, Gill-Colony, Court Road, Saharanpur-247 001) : Osteoporotic compression fracture of spine treated with posterior instrumentation and transpedicular bone grafting. Antiseptic 2009, 106(7), 341-5.
Retrospectively reviewed the preliminary results of operative treatment of osteoporotic compression fracture of the spine. A series of 11 patients presented to Siriraj Hospital from October I, 2001 up to April 24, 2004 were selected far the study. All patients had primary osteoporosis. Mean age was 72.6 years (58 - 55 years). The method used was posterior instrumentation and transpedicular bone grafting. The indications for surgery were neurological deficit, kyphotic deformity and intractable pain. 2 patients had loss of bowel and bladder control. Postoperative, patients were put on lumbar orthosis for 3 months. Mean follow up was 10.1 months (2.1 -- 25.5 months). On follow up, all patients recovered from pain. Most patients (7/11) regained one grade Frankel except one patient preoperatively had Frankel grade D continued to have grade D after operation. One patient remained loss of bowel and bladder control. Activity of daily living improved in 9 patients, but 2 patients still needed aid with walking and standing. There was no pedicle screw loosening, pulled out or implant breakage until the last date of follow up. Adjacent level of vertebrae also did not show any fracture or reduced in height. Concluded that this operative method is acceptable for osteoporotic fracture of spine, although longer period of follow up is much favorable to evaluate its efficacy.
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012386 Das P (SQC & OR Unit, Indian Statistical Institute, 203, B.T. Road, Kolkata-700 108) : Adaptation of fuzzy reasoning and rule generation for customers' choice in retail FMCG business. J Mgmt Res 2009, 9(1), 15-26.
In today's retail business, ensuring customer satisfaction in delivering the right product and service to the end-users is the major concern for the future growth of the organization. In the present work an attempt is made to model the customer choice in FMCG product design during purchase in retail outlets based on customer survey. Since the behavior of customer cannot be predicted easily due to association of fuzzyness involved, fuzzy reasoning is adapted for modeling such uncertainty along with generation of rules towards product design preference using statistical principle. The results found from this work would be beneficial to the retail management, in general, about customers' profile and would help in planning retail business for FMCG items.
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George P;Mallik D
011376 George P;Mallik D (NO, S P Jain Institute of Management & Research, Dadabhai Road, Munshi Nagar, Andheri (W), Mumbai-400 058, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org) : Monetary policy and international financial integration: the case of India. J Coop Univ Res Ind Enterpr 2009, 2(3), 59-69.
Deals with the impact of monetary policy on the fulfillment of international financial integration in India. The interest rate parity condition is the criterion used to measure integration. The study reveals that one of the reasons why interest parity is not achieved in India is the pursuance of an independent monetary policy by the regulator, the Reserve Bank of India. Interest rate smoothing and price smoothing are important objectives of monetary policy in the Indian context and the endeavor to achieve these objectives hinders the fulfillment of interest parity.
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Venkatesh B;Kathuria V;Goel A
010289 Venkatesh B;Kathuria V;Goel A (NO, K.J. Somaiya Institute of Management Studies & Research, Vidya Vihar, Mumbai-77, Email: email@example.com) : Indian consumers' perception towards "smart fabrics": an empirical study. J Coop Univ Res Ind Enterpr 2010, 2(4), 64-69.
Innovations resulting from technological advancement are emerging in the fields of textiles. One suck technology called sensory perception technology (SPT) gives new dimensions to the textile fabrics. SPT offers the opportunity to put cosmetic benefits into textiles. It is a revolutionary way of combining smell, sight and touch into textiles, It distributes benefit laden particles such as moisturizer, deodorant, fragrances, vitamins, repellents or anti tobacco agents to any fabric via micro encapsulation. These products are called as "Smart Fabrics". This research investigates the Indian consumer's perception towards SMART FABRICS. This study was undertaken for a company from textile industry which wanted to set up manufacturing capabilities for producing smart fabrics. This company which exports fabric abroad wanted to check the feasibility of finding a suitable market for smart fabrics in India as it meant market expansion. Some companies in India have already introduced smart fabrics to the Indian market but not at a large scale. Western markets are already familiar with smart fabrics. As an initial study, the objective of this research was to understand the attitude of consumers towards smart fabrics. The study also intended to identify the socio economic profile of the segments which had positive attitude towards smart fabrics. A survey was conducted in the metropolitan city of Murnbai. Factor analysis revealed five components which were labeled suitably. The study revealed that educated and financially affluent consumers responded positively to the concept of smart fabrics. The study recommended that smart fabrics may be positioned as a premium product in the apparel segment.
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Suresh N;Anil Kumar S;Gowda D M
010288 Suresh N;Anil Kumar S;Gowda D M (NO, Don Bosco Institute of Bio-Sciences and Management Studies, Bangalore, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org) : Credit risk management in commericial banks. J Coop Univ Res Ind Enterpr 2010, 2(4), 72-83.
The study was conducted to establish framework for measuring and managing credit risk for fifteen private Banks and to analyse the relationship of diversified portfolio of credit advances and NPAs of private banks. The portfolios of all credit advances in all regions were considered for the study. It was found that the relationship between Over all NPAs of private sector banks had no correlation with that of individual Bank and portfolios of occupations plays significant role towards contribution of NPAs. Personal loans are inversely proportional to the NPAs and are significant in all regions. The credit advances towards services sector is very low even though, 62 % of India's GDP is from them. Hence, Banks need to diversify their portfolio to achieve a better credit equilibrium and establish Risk Management Information System. The study enables a Banking Industry to progress towards its goals and objectives in the most direct, and effective way.
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Shivaprakash A V;Harish V
010287 Shivaprakash A V;Harish V (NO, G.S.K.S.J.T.I., Bangalore) : Supply chain management in garment retailing. Man Made Text India 2008, 51(3), 94-7.
Supply chain management is an essential aspect of business today. The idea is to apply total system approach to managing entire flow of information material and service from raw material supplier through factories and warehouse to the end customer. Consider how materials might flow from a companies suppliers, through the company's operation and then on to its customers. An increasingly popular prospective today is to view the flow of materials from suppliers all the way to customers as a system to be managed. This perspective is commonly reoffered to as supply chain management. A supply chain is a sequence of suppliers, wholesalers, operations and retailer outlets. Different companies may have different supply chains due to the nature of their operation and whether they are primarily a manufacturing operations or a service operation. The seminar deals with comparison on conventional and vendor managed inventory (VMI) supply chain process. Vendor managed inventory process is the mechanism where the supplier creates the purchase orders based on the demand information exchanged by the retailer/customer. In simple terms, VMI is a backward replenishment model where the supplier does the demand creation and demand fulfillment. In this model, instead of the customer managing his inventory and deciding how much to fulfill and when, the supplier does.
010286 Kundu K (NO, Alphia Institute of Business Management, Kolkata Campus, Ushasee Apartments, (277), 9 New South Park, P.O.: Regent Park Estate, Kolkata-700 092, Email: email@example.com) : Influence of organizational culture on the institution building process of an organization. J Coop Univ Res Ind Enterpr 2010, 2(4), 48-57.
The concept of Organizational Culture has been developed over a long period of time. The concept has been developed mainly from the anthropological and societal concept of culture. Several models have been given over a period of time. Schien' s and Hofstede's are being more prominent among them. For the present context a three tier model has been developed modifying the previous mo The tires belong to the unconscious, semiconscious, and conscious levels depending on contributing factors. At the unconscious level factors like values, beliefs, assumptions are present. At the level of semi consciousness people will find components like attitude, artifacts etc. At the conscious level of culture one may find norms, behavior, practices, rituals etc. Institution building for an organization may be viewed as a proactive process of that generates new values for m organization as well as for the society. Exploration of the concepts indicates that the process m Institution building is basically nurtured and facilitated by the culture of the organization. This pom has tried to establish that how organizational culture can influence the process of institutional building in any organization.
Tirimanne D N;Ariyawardana A
009142 Tirimanne D N;Ariyawardana A (Agricultural Economics and Busines Management Dep, Faculty of Agricult, University Peradeniya, Sri Lanka) : Use of organizational design features in purchasing. J Mgmt Res 2008, 8(3), 162-7.
Study was conducted to identify the extent of the use of organizational design features in purchasing and their influence on the purchasing performance of 40 garment manufacturing firms. Twenty-three organizational design features in 3 broad categories were used to group the firms. Purchasing performance was measured by using 5 factors. Analysis revealed 2 significantly different groups in terms of 19 organizational design features. Group One consisted of small firms whereas the other consisted of larger firms. The extent of use of all categories of organizational design features was greater in Group Two compared to Group One. Firms that used greater extent of organizational design features achieved better performance in purchasing.
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Ongori H;Agolla J E
009141 Ongori H;Agolla J E (Management Dep, Faculty of Business, University of Botswana, Gaborone, Botswana) : Occupational stress in organizations and its effects on organizational performance. J Mgmt Res 2008, 8(3), 124-35.
Human resource practitioners, counsellors, professionals and managers in various organizations are concerned about the impact of occupational stress in organizations. Occupational stress affects employee turnover, productivity and firm performance. Managers in various organizations are in dilemma over what interventions need to be employed to minimize the costs associated with occupational stress. It is therefore, essential to understand the causes, symptoms and effects of occupational stress on organizational performance. The data used for study was generated by convenience random sampling of employees working in public sector organizations in Botswana. The findings from study show that occupational stress affects employees in several ways and is a major source of employee's turnover in many organizations. Suggestions have been made to inspire managers to understand and develop appropriate interventions to manage and minimize stress in their organizations.
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Mukhopadhyay A R;Pradhan B;Gupta A
009140 Mukhopadhyay A R;Pradhan B;Gupta A (SQC & OR Unit, Indian Statistical Institute, , Email: 203, B. T. Road, Kolkata-700 108) : Developing an index for trading throgh multi commodity exchange in India. J Mgmt Res 2008, 8(3), 168-73.
Describes the construction of index for a commodity exchange organization. There are three types of commodities viz. Metal, Energy and Agricultural products, which are traded through this exchange. constructed indices for each commodity group and a combined index. For each commodity group, used weighted geometric mean of the price relatives as the index. Weights are selected based on the percentage of contribution of the number of contracts and physical market value. The combined index has been calculated by weighted arithmetic mean of group indices. Such a composite index is called MCX COMDEX. These indices are comparable with indices of other trading organizations. The indices have been made on-line by the trading exchange to give the current scenario of the real-time performance of the indices.
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Jha S S;Nair S K
009139 Jha S S;Nair S K (NO, Narsee Monjee Institute of Management, Higher Studies, Mumbai-400 056) : Influence of locus of control, job characteristics and superior-subordinate relationship on psychological empowerment. J Mgmt Res 2008, 8(3), 147-61.
Studies growing competition and ever increasing customer expectations today are driving the hospitality industry to embark on employee empowerment practices. Available literature on empowerment indicates that the success of empowerment depends on various factors related to the employee, the job, and the organization. Presents the results of a study undertaken to see the influence of variables such as internal locus of control, job characteristics, and superior-subordinate relationship on the psychological empowerment of employees in the hospitality sector. The sample consisted of 319 frontline employees of five-star hotels located in the city of Mumbai. Results based on correlation and multiple linear regression analysis show all the three variables to positively influence the psychological empowerment of the frontline employees. Implications of these findings are discussed.
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Agrawalla R K;Tuteja S K
009138 Agrawalla R K;Tuteja S K (TCS Innovation Lab-Business Systems, Tata Consultanyc Services, Hyderabad-500 001) : Share prices and Macroeconomic variables in India. J Mgmt Res 2008, 8(3), 136-46.
Study is an attempt to examine the causal relationships between the share price index and industrial production for India in a multivariate vector error correction model which involves certain other crucial macroeconomic variables namely money supply, credit to the private sector, exchange rate, wholesale price index, and money market rate for the reason of right and robust model specification. The purpose is to highlight the relationship between economic growth and stock market especially in terms of stock prices. Study thus proceeds with a single point investigative agenda - what is the relationship between the health of the real economy and the health of the stock market? Does a rally in share prices reflect better health of the economy or is it the pink economic health that causes share prices to rise? Also reports causality running from economic growth proxied by industrial production to share price index not the other way round.
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Basanta Kumar;Lal U C
005001 Basanta Kumar;Lal U C (Business Administration Dep, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, Orissa, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org) : Quality management in rural textile industry. J rur Technol 2007, 3(3), 123-8.
An attempt has been made to shed light on the quality related issues in the informal sector through the study of rural textile industry in general and polyvastra in particular. The factors that contribute to the low quality in terms of production, marketing and delivery have been examined in the study. The methodology adopted consisted of producer, consumer, and artisan surveys supplemented by product tests, and experiments to determine the applicability of interventions to improve quality. The major findings of the study are that the products were found to be of poor quality as they did not fulfill the task and non-task attributes that the consumer desires. The low quality was attributed to inadequate facilities and processes, poor quality materials and a low level skill in the sector. The micro-entrepreneurs were found to be perpetuating an imitative model which inhibited their innovative capability. Interventions directed at improving products, processes and skills could empower micro-entrepreneurs in building their self-confidence which could in turn generate fresh innovations.
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Lu W M;Hung S W
001849 Lu W M;Hung S W (Financial Management Dep, National Defense University, No. 70, Sec. 2, Zhongyang North Rd., Beitou, Taipei 112, Taiwan) : Evaluating profitability and marketability of Taiwan's IC fabless firms: an DEA approach. J scient ind Res 2009, 68(10), 851-7.
Characterizes performance of IC fabless firms via a two-stage production process emphasizing profitability and marketability. A data envelopment analysis (DEA) method is employed to determine operating performance of 40 leading IC fabless firms in Taiwan. About 10% of firms (9 out of 40) are found efficient in profitability performance model. In this study, marketability performance is found better than profitability performance for fabless firms. New approach identifies areas for improved IC design performance over two-stage production process.
Jain M;Sharma G C;Sharma R
022277 Jain M;Sharma G C;Sharma R (NO, Institute of Basic Sciences, Khandari, Agra-282 002) : A Deterministic production inventory model for deteriorating items with time-varying demand and shortage-dependent partial backlogging. Int J Inf Comput Sci 2008, 11(2), 11-17.
Presents production inventory model with log concave demand function. The production rate at any instant depends on the demand and the replenishment rate is finite. The shortages and backlogging are also included. The cost of loss sales and purchanse cost are also taken into consideration. Expressions are obtained for average total cost. The total cost of inventory system has been evaluated.
Srivastava S;Thakur Y S
019190 Srivastava S;Thakur Y S (Business Management Dep, Faculty of Management Studies, Dr. Hari Singh Gour Univ, Sagar, Madhyr Pradesh) : Performance appraisal at grasim industries limited. J Indian Mgmt Strategy 2008, 13(1), 38-41.
Ramesh Babu G
019189 Ramesh Babu G (Commerce, S.S.R.J. College, Kakatiya Univ, Khammam-507 003) : Retail management in India. J Indian Mgmt Strategy 2008, 13(1), 56-61.
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Mellacheruvu S;Krishnamacharyulu C S G
019188 Mellacheruvu S;Krishnamacharyulu C S G (Management Studies Dep, JB Institute of PG Courses, Tirupati) : Challenges of human resource management in public sector banks. J Indian Mgmt Strategy 2008, 13(1), 42-5.
Bodla B S;Bishnoi S
019187 Bodla B S;Bishnoi S (Haryana School of Business, Guru Jambheshwar, Science and Technology Univ, Hisar, Haryana) : Emerging trends of mutual funds in India: a study across category and type of schemes. J Indian Mgmt Strategy 2008, 13(1), 15-27.
Recent trends in mutual fund industry in India has been presented. The emerging scenario and growth of mutual funds have been analyzed across category, sector and type of portfolio. Year-on-year percent change, compound annual growth rate (CAGR) and proportionate market share are the major tools applied for analysing growth in number of schemes, assets under management and resources mobilized. The reference period ranges from 1998-2006, i.e. period of second generation financial sector reforms. The study brings out that the mutual fund investors in India at present have as many as 609 schemes with variety of features such as dividend, growth, cumulative interest income, monthly income plans, sectoral plans, equity linked schemes, money market schemes, etc. Though both open-end and close-end schemes have registered excellent growth in fund mobilization, but currently the former category of schemes is more popular among the investors. Portfolio-wise analysis has brought that income schemes have an edge over growth schemes in terms of assets under management. Moreover UTI's share in total assets under management has come down to 11.8 percent in 2006 from 82. 5 percent in 1998.
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Balakrishnan R M;Amuthan R
019186 Balakrishnan R M;Amuthan R (NO, Faculty at PSG Institute of Management, Coimbatore) : Turning around of Mangalore refinery and petro chemicals limited through acquisition strategy. J Indian Mgmt Strategy 2008, 13(1), 34-6.
Sardana G D;Dasanayaka S W S B
017193 Sardana G D;Dasanayaka S W S B (NO, Institute of Management Technology (IMT), Ghaziabad) : SMEs: a comparative analysis of India, Pakistan & Sri Lanka. Productivity 2007, 48(3), 235-49.
The South Asian region can be termed as the cradle of small industry and small business. In spite of the various policy reforms, incentives and assistance offered by successive governments in India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka with the assistance of the private sector, non-governmental organizations and donor agencies, the small and medium enterprise (SME) sector suffers from many handicaps and problems while competing against large-scale enterprises. The growth of SMEs is mainly constrained by problems relating to both product and factor markets. Lack of institutional support and policy inertia has further reduced the potential contribution of SMEs to the national economy.
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Ranjit Singh;Batra R;Agnihotri B;Kawaljeet Singh
017192 Ranjit Singh;Batra R;Agnihotri B;Kawaljeet Singh (NO, Apeejay Institute of Management, Jalandhar) : Improving organisational effectiveness through ERP systems: the case of international tractors Ltd (Sonalika group). Productivity 2007, 48(3), 273-87.
New dynamics of business have lead companies to employ Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solutions to carry on the smooth operations. The case of ITL highlights the efforts towards the process of integrating the operations through the implementation of ERP solution at Sonalika group's division of International Tractors Ltd (ITL); and also helps to evaluate the impact of this iech-nologicaldecision on performance and productivity. Focuses on the manufacturing giant at their Hoshiarpur plant in Punjab. An endeavor is made to present a unified framework of overall streamlined activi-ties with the use of ERP and its supporting technology at ITL, which led to enhanced decision capabilities and numerous benefits for the organization as a whole.
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Mittal R K;Dhingra S
017191 Mittal R K;Dhingra S (University School of Management Studies, GGS Indraprastha Univ, Kashmere Gate, Delhi) : Impact of investment in information technology on public sector banks in India. Productivity 2007, 48(3), 306-12.
Indian banks are investing heavily in technologies such as telebanking, mobile banking, net banking, automated teller machine (ATMs), credit cards, debit cards, smart cards, call centres, CRM, data warehousing etc. After defining input and output parameters, OCR output-oriented model (output maximization) and BCC output-oriented model (output maximization) of Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) are applied to evaluate the impact of information technology investments on India's public sector banks (PSBs). Indicates that information technology investment had a negligible or even a negative effect on the productivity and profitability of PSBs.
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Liu Y;Shen L Y
017190 Liu Y;Shen L Y (Building and Real Estate Dep, The Hong Kong Polytechnic Univ, Hong Kong) : Factor analysis on the communication performance between project participants at the construction stage. NICMAR J Constr Mgmt 2008, 23(2-3), 9-21.
Effective communication between project participants is important to success of construction projects which involve multi-organizational team who need large amounts of information from others. Twenty-five critical success factors influencing communication effectiveness between project participants were identified from literature review. A numerical assessment of these factors is developed and validated by conducting a questionnaire survey in Hong Kong, China. It was found that the top ranked significant factors affecting communication effectiveness between construction participants include: design and construction method complexity, schedule for communication and information distribution, time constraints for design and construction, the number of subcontracting companies, and the project manager's capacity etc. Based on a factor analysis, these factors were grouped into six main categories, namely, social coordination and mechanism; technical coordination and construction management; information management regime; clear communication system; project characteristics and environment; and organisation structure. A conceptual model is proposed based on these four categories towards effective communication between project participants. The model provides a development framework for communication management strategies in construction projects.
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Koti Reddy T
017189 Koti Reddy T (Economics Faculty, ICFAI Business School, Hyderabad) : India's progress in infrastructure development. Productivity 2007, 48(3), 297-305.
Infrastructure is an essential input for economic development and the link between infrastructure and development is a continuous process. Industrial progress depends on the development of the generation of electricity transport and communication. In India there is a need to introduce an appropriate policy framework, which gives the private sector adequate confidence and incentive to on a massive scale. To attain an annual GDP growth rate of 9 per cent, it is necessary to accelerate the rate of investment in infrastructure, An attempt is made to analyze the progress of some of the most important constituents of economic infrastructure -power, transport and communication - which are the essential ingredients to promote economic development in India.
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Jatinder Singh R S
017188 Jatinder Singh R S (G.R.D. School of Planning, G.N.D. Univ, Amritsar) : Participatory and partnership models for development and management of urban infrastructure in India. NICMAR J Constr Mgmt 2008, 23(2-3), 33-8.
With the process of urbanization and globalization, infrastructure is recognized to be one of the vital components that contribute to the economic development and environmental sustainability. In India lately perceived the urgency of development and management of infrastructure. However, increasing that impediments in infrastructure are emerging as a major hindrance to economic growth. This requires two kinds of approaches i.e. involving public in development works and sharing development and management work with the private sector. Highlights Participatory and Partnership models and their role in managing the urban infrastructure. An emphasis in perception models already adopted in Indian context and the changes required for the positive role of these models in the urban management process.
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017187 Indrasen Singh (NO, National Institute of Construction Management and Research, Goa) : Imperative of attitude on choice of multi-modal transport in Delhi. NICMAR J Constr Mgmt 2008, 23(2-3), 22-32.
Attitude of an individual is formed out of feelings and perceptions. The feelings are revealed in terms of the importance one attaches to various components or attributes of the object. The perceptions are expressed by way of the level-of-satisfaction one derives from the same. Most of the studies referred have covered three alternatives, viz auto, public transport and car pool. No attempts have been made to study a situation similar to Indian cities where a large number of modes compete to share travel trips. The rank ordering of various attributes according to importance can give only broad indications for planners to decide what aspects need more attention than others to improve transport systems. Such studies call for finer divisions and definitions of various modal attributes for eliciting opinion. Time and cost involved in obtaining such information in a heterogeneous community using household survey techniques would be too high. In a situation, where the choice alternatives are 5 to 6 as in Indian conditions, the segmentation technique becomes difficult to operate calling for large computational work. Development of multiple Linear Regression (MLR) or Multi-Nominal Logit model using attitude scores as variables along with other variables may give better results and this can be used to forecast choice of commuters in multi-modal environment.
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Inderjeet Singh;Ravi Kiran;Manpreet Kaur
017186 Inderjeet Singh;Ravi Kiran;Manpreet Kaur (Economics Dep, Punjabi Univ, Patiala) : New policy regime and productivity growth of manufacturing sector in India. Productivity 2007, 48(3), 288-96.
Productivity has emerged as a key indicator of successful restructuring and upgrading by firms and industries in the face of intensified global competition and liberalized trade. Study observes changes in industries after the 1991 reforms and analyses trends in value added, labour, capital as well as trends in labour and capital productivity for 17 industrial groups for the period 1980-81 to 2002-03 and also for two sub-periods, period I,1980-81 to 1990-91 and period II, 1991-92 to 2002-03. Examines the trends in partial productivities in the two periods to see whether there has been an improvement in productivity in the post-1981 period, the period associated with liberalization and globalization.
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Gupta H D
017185 Gupta H D (Faculty of Management Studies, Delhi Univ, Delhi-110 007) : Identifying health care quality constituents: service providers' perspective. J Mgmt Res 2008, 8(1), 18-28.
In health care sector, quality of service is a critical issue. Identification of constituents of health care service quality is the key to design and development of a comprehensive, universal and accurate system for measurement of quality of service provided by hospitals and medical practitioners. A number of studies have been conducted to identify constituents and attributes of health care service quality on the basis of perceptions of the patients. However, a few studies have been conducted using health care service providers, who, apart from being providers of health care service, are its consumers as well. The study attempts to identify constituents of health care quality by conducting focus group interviews with health care service providers (physicians, surgeons, and administrators) and identifies 70 health care quality constituents, which are relevant to health care service.
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Garg A K
017184 Garg A K (NO, NICMAR, Pune) : Six sigma in construction. NICMAR J Constr Mgmt 2008, 23(2-3), 43-6.
017183 Deshpande P (NO, National Institute of Construction Management and Research, Pune) : Energy management for infrastructure. NICMAR J Constr Mgmt 2008, 23(2-3), 47-53.
The infrastructure development is growing at the rate of 15% and above. The prime requirement for the growth is uninterrupted quality power. The major constraint is the secure electrical power supply. With new electricity generation regulations the infrastructure establishments are allowed to generate electrical power. The cost competitive power generation and utilization is a must for sustainability of the project and to maintain the environment. In order to optimize the energy requirement the most sustainable technology is that of Trigeneration. Trigeneration is an energy generation principle in which the electrical power - heating -cooling requirements are satisfied by a single source. This will maximize the efficiency of thermal and electrical systems and reduce environmental pollution.
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Daityari A;Saini A K;Gupta R
017182 Daityari A;Saini A K;Gupta R (NO, BLS Institute of Management, Ghaziabad-201 007) : Control of businees process outsourcing relationships. J Mgmt Res 2008, 8(1), 29-44.
The better service levels and cost-savings have made business process outsourcing (BPO) one of the fastest-growing business practices. The greatest challenge of BPO is of 'control'. Managers are accustomed to having direct control over the resources to deliver the results for which they are accountable. With BPO, these controls are in the hands of the provider. How the control issue is handled can mean the difference between adequate results and high performing outsourcing that delivers beyond expectations. Explores 'how' control modes are implemented during business process outsourcing relationships and investigates 'why' stakeholders implement particular combinations of control modes.
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Chougule A M;Sawalkar R S;Kamble M S;Bhangale G N;Maske D K;Chavan P B
016038 Chougule A M;Sawalkar R S;Kamble M S;Bhangale G N;Maske D K;Chavan P B (Parasitology Dep, Nagpur Veterinary College, Nagpur-440 006) : Raillietina parasitism in EMU (Dromaius novaehollandiae). Indian J Field Vet 2009, 4(3), 65.
Faecal samples of 70 emu from western and eastern Maharashtra were collected for parasitological examination. Out of 70 samples examined, 7 were found positive for eggs of Raillietina tapeworms.
014964 Malhotra G (NO, Institute of Management Technology (IMT), Ghaziabad-201 001, Email: email@example.com) : Structure and performance of industries in Gujarat. J scient ind Res 2008, 67(9), 708-16.
Present study analyses economic performance and industrial growth pattern of Gujarat state, India. Two digit industries (TDI), which are major contributors to the economy, offer wide scope for employments due to maturity in technical skills and capabilities of entrepreneurs, investment potentials and net value addition. Economic reforms policies improved growth pattern of TDI. Manufacturing units of electricity, rubber, plastic, petroleum products recorded a significant growth (55%). TDI has diversified into chemicals, engineering, Pharmaceuticals, dyes and dye intermediates, food processing, agro based industries, dairy, edible oils vegetable oils, soda ash, cement, fertilizers, petrochemicals, paper products from its traditional textile base. Ports and related offshore infrastructure development of service sectors enhanced productivity rate by strengthening supply chain networks of transportation.
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Gupta N;Chetal R
014963 Gupta N;Chetal R (NSTMIS Div, Science and Technology Dep (DST), Technology Bhavan, New Delhi-110 016, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org) : Pattern of extramural R & D funding in India. J scient ind Res 2008, 67(10), 780-7.
Paper overviews funding pattern of extramural research supported by Central Government departments/agencies during 5 years period (1995-2000) and then compares it with previous 5 years (1990-95). Analyses are made in terms of pattern of funding by types of institutions, broad subject areas, major scientific agencies and year-wise support. Regional distribution of R&D projects and their support in India is also analyzed. A broad analysis of core databases on world publications in science and technology is also carried out.
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Azadeh A;Mohammad Fam I;Nouri J;Azadeh M A
014962 Azadeh A;Mohammad Fam I;Nouri J;Azadeh M A (Occupational Health and Safety Dep, Faculty of Health, Hamadam Medical Science Univ, Hamadan, Iran, Email: Fam@engmail.ut.ac.ir) : Integrated health, safety, environment and ergonomics management system (HSEE-MS): an efficient substitution for conventional HSE-MS. J scient ind Res 2008, 67(6), 403-11.
Study presents a framework for development of integrated intelligent human engineering environment in complex critical systems. Health, safety, environment and ergonomics (HSEE) is developed by integration of conventional health, safety and environment (HSE) with job systems by re-engineering organizational structures and teamwork through electronic data interchange. HSEE has been found superior over conventional HSE through identification of major problems with ergonomic factors in power plant.
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Shewaramani K K
008815 Shewaramani K K (NO, Siemens Ltd., Logistics & Maintenance, Industries Solutions & Services, Plot No. 2, Sector-2, Kharghar, Navi Mumbai-410 210) : Maintenance for enhanced & sustainable profitability. IPPTA Jl 2007, 19(3), 67-71.
The dynamics of Globalization and Information Technology have made economic boundaries disappear providing global players, smaller multinationals and local companies unlimited growth opportunities. These opportunities have been further multiplied by a booming Indian economy. To best utilize these opportunities, an organization must enhance its productivity through streamlined and efficient production processes. Productivity is vital in improving competitiveness, market position and achieving the prime objectives of any business organization i.e. enhanced and sustainable profitability.
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Mahajan S D
002898 Mahajan S D (NO, Textile & Engineering Institute, Ichalkaranji) : Kaizen - small and effective. J Text Ass 2008, 69(2), 51-5.
Kaizen is one of the Japanese Participative Management Systems. Because of its characteristic features it is applicable in personal life, family life, social life as well as industrial life. By understanding kaizen beliefs one can easily understand high potential of kaizen. Indian textile industry is labour intensive and there are plenty of work related problems. How kaizea can be of substantial help in such situation is discussed in this article.
Chiu S W
000925 Chiu S W (Business Administration Dep, Chaoyang University of Technology, Wufong, Taichung 413, Taiwan, Email: email@example.com) : Production run time problem with machine breakdowns under AR control policy and rework. J scient ind Res 2007, 66(12), 979-88.
It examines the production run time problem with random machine breakdowns tinder abort/resume (AR) policy and reworking of defective items produced. Under AR policy, production of interrupted lot will be immediately resumed when breakdown is fixed and machine is restored. Mathematical modeling and derivation of the production- inventory cost (unctions for both systems with/without breakdowns are presented. These cost functions are integrated and long-run average cost per unit time is obtained. Theorems on convexity and on bounds of run time are proposed and proved. A recursive searching algorithm is developed for locating optimal run time within the bounds. Numerical example with sensitivity analysis is provided to assist in optimal operational control of such an unreliable system.
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