LATEST NEWS & EVENTS

CORPORATE SEMINAR
Marketing
Date:27-Feb-16
Topic:Recent trends and opportunitiesof E-commerce models in India and key aspects of 21st century B2C marketing
Speaker:Mr. Harshvardhan Singh Chauhan
Venue:New IME Building, C5
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About the Speaker

Head-Categories marketing, ShopClues.com

Harshvardhan, a Professional Certified Marketer (PCM) by American Marketing Association, is based out of Gurgaon & currently Heads Categories at ShopClues.com - India's next generation revolution in E-commerce space.

Abstract

Abstract Unavailable

Seminar Date & Time

27-Feb-16

Venue

New IME Building, C5

SEMINAR
Marketing, Strategy, Research
Date:12-Feb-16
Topic:Measurement of Spirituality: Lessons in Scale Development, Communicating Research and Publishing
Speaker:Dr. Himanshu Rai
Venue:New IME Building, C5
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About the Speaker

Dean, MISB Bocconi, India & SDA Professor of Organization & HRM, SDA, 

Abstract

Several models attempting to define spirituality and study its effect on organisational performance have been forwarded by scholars in the past. However, most of these studies suffer from significant conceptual and measurement gaps. Further, studies have argued that non-western societies are better in integrating personal life, work, leisure, prayer, religion and other aspects of one's life. Increasingly scholars have looked at some

Seminar Date & Time

12-Feb-16

Venue

New IME Building, C5

OPEN SEMINAR
Economics/ Strategy
Date:15-Jan-16
Topic:Sustainability Analysis of Indian Leather Industry: A case study
Speaker:Mr. Sandeep Kumar Gupta
Venue:New IME Building, IME 104
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About the Speaker

Ph.D. Scholar, IIT Kanpur

Abstract

of the Indian texts to derive richer insights into the understanding of spirituality. Vedas are the earliest written texts in the world and most scholars agree that the text of Vedas is universal in nature and does not cater to any specific religion. Specifically, Chapter 40 of Yajurveda provides rich insights into the understanding of spirituality. The 17 mantras (hymns) of this chapter also form a part of Ishopnishad, an Indian text on philosophy and an expanded understanding of these 17 mantras forms the text of Gita, which provides the basic philosophy that has driven the Indian thinking since its inception.

Seminar Date & Time

15-Jan-16

Venue

New IME Building, IME 104

CORPORATE SEMINAR
Marketing
Date:09-Jan-16
Topic:Recent Trends, advancements and opportunities in online B2B market place and e-commerce business
Speaker:Mr. Vikas Aggarwal
Venue:New IME Building, C2
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About the Speaker

National Head, Client Servicing Division, India Mart Inter mesh Ltd.

At ShopClues, he successfully delivered multi-folds business growth while heading the categories and successfully spearheaded the Central Strategy Team.

Abstract

Abstract Unavailable

Seminar Date & Time

09-Jan-16

Venue

New IME Building, C2

ACADEMIC TALK
Engineering / Innovation
Date:08-Jan-16
Topic:Low Altitude Long Endurance (LALE) UAV
Speaker:Dr. Deepu Philip
Venue:New IME Building, C5
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About the Speaker

Associate Professor, IIT Kanpur

Abstract

This study derived a definition of spirituality from these texts and attempted to provide understanding of spirituality in humans. Further, the study introduced a culture blind scale based on the elements derived from these texts. The research design included three broad stages: item generation, scale development, and assessment of scale's psychometric properties. The sample included a cross section of post graduate students

Seminar Date & Time

08-Jan-16

Venue

New IME Building, C5

SEMINAR
Information Technology
Date:08-Jan-16
Topic:Services Science and Services Computing
Speaker:Dr. Shrisha Rao
Venue:New IME Building, C5
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About the Speaker

Associate Professor, IIIT Bangalore

Previously, he was associated with Godrej, a leading Indian conglomerate as Group Business & Strategy Controller heading Pricing, Product and Channel Strategy for a USD 700 million portfolio.

Abstract

of a premier business school in India, cutting across vocations, religions, and personalities. The emerging scale showed robust psychometric properties and has been useful for academics and practitioners alike.

Seminar Date & Time

08-Jan-16

Venue

New IME Building, C5

SEMINAR
Finance
Date:01-Jan-16
Topic:Scandals, Alliances and Legitimacy: Investors' Reactions to Alliance Formation Following Financial Restatements
Speaker:Dr. Puneet Prakash
Venue:New IME Building, C5
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About the Speaker

Associate Professor, IIT Kanpur

Abstract

Abstract Unavailable

Seminar Date & Time

01-Jan-16

Venue

New IME Building, C5

SEMINAR
Economics
Date:08-Oct-15
Topic:Uncertainty issues and management with application to power markets studies
Speaker:Dr. Parul Mathuria
Venue:New IME Building, C5
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About the Speaker

Post-Doc Fellow, IIT Kanpur

Also, he has successfully managed Consumer Electronics, Appliances, Kitchen & Cooking and New Product Innovations Businesses at Godrej, and been instrumental in an array of industry innovations.

Abstract

In the course of this study, some important lessons in scale development methods were learnt. Subsequently, while submitting the manuscript to

Seminar Date & Time

08-Oct-15

Venue

New IME Building, C5

NEWS & EVENTS ARCHIVE

SEMINAR
Finance
Date:22-Sep-15
Topic:Cross-Country Variability in the Cost of Raising Equity: Evidence from Seasoned Equity Offerings
Speaker:Dr. Puneet Prakash
Venue:New IME Building, C5
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About the Speaker

Associate Professor, IIT Kanpur

Abstract

different journals, several other lessons were learnt in the interactions with the editor/reviewers.

Seminar Date & Time

22-Sep-15

Venue

New IME Building, C5

CORPORATE SEMINAR
Marketing
Date:08-Sep-15
Topic:How Complex Do Movie Channel Contracts Need To Be?
Speaker:Dr. Sumit Raut
Venue:New IME Building, C5
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About the Speaker

Senior Scientist, TCS

Dr. Sumit Raut is working as Senior Scientist in Innovation Lab at Tata Consultancy Services Limited. He has completed his PhD in Industrial and Management Engineering from IIT Kanpur and M.Tech in Quality, Reliability & Operations Research from Indian Statistical Institute. He has worked more than 10 years in industry in Forecasting, Statistics and Optimization in the domains of Logistics Supply Chain and Retail. He has received a best paper award in ACRA Retail Conference in Florida for the paper entitled Retail Shefl-Space Allocation: Heuristics and Meta-heuristics Approaches and honorable award in RAS INFORMS 2014. He has published number of papers in renowned journals, such as, Marketing Science, Journal of Retailing, Journal of Operational Research Society, Industrial Journal of production Economics.

Abstract

Abstract Unavailable

Seminar Date & Time

08-Sep-15

Venue

New IME Building, C5

SEMINAR
Information Technology
Date:27-Aug-15
Topic:IT in India - What next - What excites me and what bothers me.
Speaker:Dr. S. Sadagopan
Venue:New IME Building, C5
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About the Speaker

Director, IIIT Bangalore

Professor Sadagopan is currently the Director (President) of IIIT-Bangalore (a PhD granting University). IIIT's represent a set of new generation universities started in India in late 90's with special focus on IT; IIIT-Bangalore is one of the first such Institutes and started functioning from the year 1999. As the first Director of IIIT-Bangalore he is involved in the visioning, planning and executing the growth of this Institute that is counted as one of the premier Institutes in India with a bright future in the decades ahead. He obtained his PhD Degree from Purdue University, USA in 1979. His research interests include Operations Research, Decision Theory, Multi-criteria optimization, Simulation, Enterprise computing, ERP, Supply Chain optimization, IT in education, Multimedia and e-Governance. Professor Sadagopan is a Fellow of the UK's IET (formerly IEE), Computer Society of India and Institution of Engineers (India). He is a Senior Member of the IEEE and ACM. Professor Sadagopan's research work has appeared in several international journals including IEEE Transactions, European J of Operational Research, J of Optimization Theory & Applications, Naval Research Logistics, Simulation and Decision Support Systems. He is a referee for several journals and serves on the editorial boards of many journals. Professor consults extensively to some of the largest private & public sector corporations in India, in Computing, Communications, Software, Automotive, Oil and Power industries as well as social sector. He is a member of the Board of Directors of several private and public sector corporations; he is also a member of the Board of Studies of several Universities. Professor Sadagopan is a featured Columnist for Times of India (the world's largest English Newspaper) and several magazines.

Abstract

This talk would talk about the study, some useful lessons learnt in scale construction, thoughts on how to communicate your research and some tips

Seminar Date & Time

27-Aug-15

Venue

New IME Building, C5

SEMINAR
Finance
Date:04-Aug-15
Topic:On Theoretical and Empirical Aspects of Marginal Distribution Choice Models
Speaker:Dr. Vinit Mishra
Venue:New IME Building, C5
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About the Speaker

Managing Director, Feedwell Enterprise

Vinit Mishra earned his doctorate from the Department of Decision Sciences, NUS Business School in the year 2012. After that he has held a postdoctoral fellow position at the Department of Business Analytics, University of Sydney and a research scientist position at IBM Research Lab, Delhi. His research work has been published in top-tier peer reviewed international journals. His current research interests are optimization under uncertainty, operations management, and predictive analytics.

Abstract

on how to publish papers successfully.

Seminar Date & Time

04-Aug-15

Venue

New IME Building, C5

SEMINAR
Information Technology
Date:28-Apr-15
Topic:Optimal Scheduling of Cybersecurity Analysts for Minimizing Risk
Speaker:Dr. Rajesh Ganeshan
Venue:New IME Building, C5
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About the Speaker

Faculty of Engineering, George Mason University

Rajesh Ganesan is an Associate Professor in the Department of Systems Engineering and Operations Research. Dr. Ganesan received his Ph.D. degree in Industrial and Management Systems Engineering from the University of South Florida in 2005. His current research interests are in stochastic optimization (dynamic resource allocation using approximate dynamic programming), quality and statistics (feature detection and function approximation in high-dimensional data), and engineering education in K-12 with applications in cybersecurity, healthcare, defense, air transportation and nano-manufacturing.

Abstract

Cybersecurity threats are on the rise with evermore digitization of the information that many day-today systems depends upon. The demand for cybersecurity analysts outpaces supply, which calls for optimal management of the analyst resource. Therefore, a key component of the cybersecurity defense system is the optimal scheduling of its analysts. This talk will present a generalized optimization model for scheduling cybersecurity analysts to minimize risk (a.k.a.maximize alert coverage). We tested the optimization model on a set of given sensors with varying analyst experience and sensor-to-analysts allocation models. Results indicate that the optimization model is capable of identifying the right mix of analyst experience to achieve a given risk minimization target. Several meta-principles will be presented, which are derived from the optimization model and they further serve as guiding principles for scheduling cybersecurity analysts.

Seminar Date & Time

28-Apr-15

Venue

New IME Building, C5

SEMINAR
Finance
Date:24-Apr-15
Topic:Measurement of Systemic Risk and Its Drivers
Speaker:Dr. Naval B. Verma
Venue:New IME Building, C2
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About the Speaker

Assistant Professor, IMI, New Delhi

Abstract

The recent global financial crisis has taught us one tough and important lesson that, there is a pressing need for containing the systemic risk in the financial system. However, prior to containing this risk and form the regulations we need to measure this risk properly and study its sources. Systemic risk is a broadly defined term that has changed considerably in the course of the recent financial crisis. This research is exploratory in nature and has two objectives. First is the measurement of systemic risk in financial system and its evolution over time on daily basis. Second objective is studying the linkages between systemic risk and macroeconomic environment. Being severely hit by the financial crisis in 2008-09, the US financial system provides the perfect setting for studying the evolution of systemic risk and its drivers if any. This research has collected the data on daily equity returns and quarterly balance sheets of 30 big US financial firms from year 2001 and onwards till the end of year 2011. The sample firms are divided in four groups 1) Depositories, 2) Broker-Dealers, 3) Insurance and 4) Other financial firms to study the group differentials in the evolution of systemic risk. Systemic expected shortfall (SES) is taken as the systemic risk contribution measure of a financial firm. Total risk in the system is the sum of systemic risk contributions of all the members of the system. SES for a bank or a financial Institution is defined as the expected shortfall of bank's equity value below the target level, conditional on a systemic crisis. The concept of this SES measure was given by Acharya et al. (2010) on the basis of a two period theoretical model of the economy having N banks in the system. Advantage of this measure is that it is based on a theoretical model and also possess the characteristics of the reduced form model. In the present study Systemic Expected Shortfall(SES) estimation results showed that there are indications of continuous increase in the systemic risk levels of the system well before the Lehman Brothers' failure but probably this ex-ante risk was neither measured nor taken very seriously by the regulators. Systemic risk was at peak during the crisis among all the groups though the level of the peak was different for the different group. Depositories and Broker-dealer firms seem to contribute more risk and though the level of risk came down after the crisis but still high towards the end of 2011. Unemployment rate, Industrial production growth (proxy for economic growth at monthly level), credit spread and realized volatility were taken as macroeconomic indicators to examine the inter-linkages between the risk and macro-financial environment. It is found that during the period of study systemic risk is not affected by macro variables but systemic risk granger causes the macro economic variables.

Seminar Date & Time

24-Apr-15

Venue

New IME Building, C2

CORPORATE SEMINAR
Finance
Date:11-Apr-15
Topic:Credit Risk Assessment
Speaker:Mr. Anoop Bhatia
Venue:New IME Building, C5
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About the Speaker

Vice President, ICRA

Mr. Anoop Bhatia is the Vice President, ICRA. An alumnus of XLRI, Mr. Bhatia is a member of the rating committee of ICRA and has an expertise in Moody?s evaluation framework covering the key parameters used for credit assessments. He has been managing portfolios of large corporates for credit ratings of their fixed income securities/bank lines.

Abstract

This talk presented the significance of a credit rating agency by analogizing Moody&s stature in the market to the United States? muscle in the global scene, saying how Moody?s can destroy a country by downgrading its bonds akin to how the U.S. can destroy a country by levelling it with bombs. The presentation highlighted the nuances of credit ratings and their uses for investors, issuers, intermediaries and regulators. The credible and independent structures and procedures are the key success factors for ratings. The underlying forces of business, financial and management risks and the various rating approaches, important financial parameters, rating scales used by credit rating agencies and methodologies used by ICRA were also discussed. He also elucidated various contemporary topics pertaining to credit rating like the ?Transition matrix?.

Seminar Date & Time

11-Apr-15

Venue

New IME Building, C5

SEMINAR
HR/IR
Date:10-Apr-15
Topic:Examining the Moderation Effects of Individual Characteristics between Employee Customer Interaction and Emotional Labour
Speaker:Dr. Shameem Shagirbasha
Venue:New IME Building, C2
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About the Speaker

Assistant Professor, IFMR

Dr.Shameem is currently working as Assistant Professor in IFMR. She is an alumna of IIT Madras. She is an advanced green belt holder in Six Sigma and holds a professional certificate in ISO 2000:9001. She has presented her research works in various national and international conferences and won best paper awards. She has been awarded prestigious DAAD Scholarship by German government and was selected as visiting scholar at Technical University of Munich, Germany

Abstract

Emotions play an essential role in service provider (employees) and customer interactions. Likewise, Emotional Labour will help the organizations to manage employee-customer relationship better. The primary objective of this study is to identify whether the Employee-Customer interaction has an impact on the Emotional Labour. This study examines the moderating effects of individual characteristics like Emotional Intelligence and Cognitive Appraisal between Employee Customer Interaction and Emotional Labour. The secondary objective is to understand the differences in Emotional Labour based on demographic variables like employee age, gender, marital status and tenure. Survey method was adopted and standardized questionnaires were used to measure the variables. Correlational analysis and hierarchical step-wise regression was done on 689 responses from hotels and telecom. Overall model fit was established using Structural Equation Modelling. Consistent with our expectation, Employee Customer Interaction has an impact on Emotional Labour. Important recommendations on managing Employee-Customer Interactions were discussed along with limitations and scope for future research. The study contributes to two key domains - Service organizations and Emotional Labour literature.

Seminar Date & Time

10-Apr-15

Venue

New IME Building, C2

CORPORATE SEMINAR
HR/IR
Date:06-Apr-15
Topic:Creativity and Passion and examples of my work
Speaker:Mr. Sharad Khare
Venue:New IME Building, C5
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About the Speaker

Digital Journalist / Creative Director, Khare‚ Communications

Abstract

Abstract Unavailable

Seminar Date & Time

06-Apr-15

Venue

New IME Building, C5

SEMINAR
Information Technology
Date:31-Mar-15
Topic:IT Outsourcing and the Impact of Advisors on Clients and Vendors
Speaker:Dr. Shweta Singh
Venue:New IME Building, C5
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About the Speaker

Post-doctoral Researcher, Carlson School of Management University of Minnesota

Abstract

Abstract Unavailable

Seminar Date & Time

31-Mar-15

Venue

New IME Building, C5

SEMINAR
Engineering / Innovation
Date:19-Mar-15
Topic:Scheduling Spacecraft Task Support for ISRO?A Challenge in Operations Management
Speaker:Dr. Tapan Bagchi
Venue:New IME Building, C5
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About the Speaker

Adjunct Faculty, IIM Lucknow

Abstract

Abstract Unavailable

Seminar Date & Time

19-Mar-15

Venue

New IME Building, C5

SEMINAR
Economics
Date:13-Mar-15
Topic:Executive Compensation and Firm Performance: Evidence from Indian Firms
Speaker:Dr. Mehul Raithatha
Venue:New IME Building, C5
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About the Speaker

Assistant Professor, IFMR

Abstract

Abstract Unavailable

Seminar Date & Time

13-Mar-15

Venue

New IME Building, C5

SEMINAR
Economics
Date:12-Mar-15
Topic:Impact evaluation of traditional Basmati rice cultivation in Uttarakhand state of northern
Speaker:Dr. Pradyot Ranjan Jena
Venue:New IME Building, C5
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About the Speaker

Agriculture Economist, Socio Economics Program International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) Nairobi, Kenya

Abstract

Abstract Unavailable

Seminar Date & Time

12-Mar-15

Venue

New IME Building, C5

SEMINAR
Finance
Date:03-Mar-15
Topic:Financial Regulation, Supervision and Performance around the World -What has been the change since the Global Financial Crisis?
Speaker:Dr. Vighneswara Swamy
Venue:New IME Building, C5
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About the Speaker

Assistant Professor, Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi

Dr. Vighneswara Swamy is Associate Professor in Financial Economics and currently with Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi as Senior Fellow. His teaching and research interests include Financial Economics, Macroeconomics and International Economics. Being a passionate researcher, Professor Swamy?s research interests include financial intermediation, financial stability, international financial flows, financial development and economic growth, financial inclusion and inclusive growth, dynamics of sovereign debt and growth, and development economics. He has published in globally reputed journals such as World Development, Journal of Financial Economic Policy, International Finance Review, International Journal of Banking and Finance and others. He is actively involved in research related activities as a referee for journals - Applied Financial Economics, Journal of Economic and Financial Policy, International Journal of Emerging Markets, Journal of Economics and International Finance, Journal of Economic Studies, and Journal of International Business and Economy. He has developed a customized textbook titled ?Risk Management in Financial Institutions? published by McGraw Hill custom publishing. Prof. Swamy has received several awards and recognitions like; SANEI Regional Research Award (South Asia) ? 2015, UGC Post-Doctoral Research Award, SANEI Research Award ? 2013, IIBF Macro Research Award ? 2012, and SRTT Research Fellowship Award. Presently, Dr. Swamy is researching on topic of the political economy of sovereign debt in his ongoing research project.

Abstract

In the context of gender dimension what is the evidence of the impact of the financial inclusion programs on poor households represented by women relative to that represented by men?? By constructing a good counterfactual and comparison group, we employ the difference-in-difference estimator approach with Panel Least Squares and Generalized Methods of Moments using standard errors for a robust analysis. We notice that income growth (CAGR) net of inflation effect was 8.40% for women as against 3.97% for men, indicating that the gender of participating poor undoubtedly affects the outcomes of these programs

Seminar Date & Time

03-Mar-15

Venue

New IME Building, C5

SEMINAR
Operations
Date:13-Feb-15
Topic:A New Class of Two Bin Policy for Inventory Rationing in a Continuous Review System
Speaker:Dr. Sugoutam Ghosh
Venue:New IME Building, C5
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About the Speaker

Assistant Professor, Antalya International University

Sugoutam Ghosh is a Research Fellow at Nanyang Business School, Singapore. Prior to that, he worked at The Logistics Institute-Asia Pacific, Singapore and at the department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, National University of Singapore. He earned his Ph.D. in inventory management from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore in 2012. He also holds a bachelor?s degree in Production Engineering from Jadavpur University and master?s degree in Industrial Engineering and Management from IIT, Kharagpur. He has teaching experience of more than three years. His teaching interests are in the area of Production planning, Supply chain and logistics management, Industrial statistics. His research interest lies in the area of Inventory management, Supply chain risk management. His research has been published in POM and IJSOM. He has two journal papers under review with reputed journals like EJOR and OR

Abstract

We consider an inventory system under continuous review with two demand classes that are different in terms of the penalty cost incurred for backordering of demand. Prior literature has proposed a rationing policy based on critical inventory level (CLR). In this paper, we propose a new class of two bin policy (2B) for the problem. The proposed 2B policy assigns separate bins of inventory for the two demand classes. However, when the bin intended for the higher demand class is empty, demand from the higher class can still be fulfilled with the inventory from the other bin. Results of our computational study show that the proposed policy is able to provide a much higher service level for the lower priority class demand without increasing the cost too much and without affecting the service level for the higher priority class. When a minimum fill rate requirement is imposed, the 2B policy dominates the CLR policy when the service level difference for the two classes is not too high or the service levels required for both the classes are relatively lower

Seminar Date & Time

13-Feb-15

Venue

New IME Building, C5

SEMINAR
Finance
Date:31-Jan-15
Topic:The American Credit Crisis and the Rise of China
Speaker:Dr. Julian Gaspar
Venue:New IME Building, C5
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About the Speaker

Executive Director, ˙Center for International Business Studies, Texas A&M University

Dr. Julian Gaspar is the Director of the Center for International Business Studies at Mays Business School in Texas A&M University, where he is responsible for internationalizing the business school?s curriculum, students and faculty.˙˙He is the director of Texas A&M University?s Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) program, which is funded by the U.S. Department of Education.˙˙He is also a professor with the Department of Finance and teaches international finance.˙˙Dr. Gaspar has a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Madras in India, a MBA from Indiana University?Bloomington, and a Ph.D. in International and Monetary Economics from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.˙˙Dr. Gaspar has been with Mays Business School since 1991. Prior to joining TAMU, Dr. Gaspar was an International Economist with the World Bank in Washington D.C. for four years.˙˙His responsibilities included financial and industrial restructuring of developing and transition economies of Central Europe and the Middle East. He has extensive experience in international project economic and financial analysis having worked for the International Finance Corporation (World Bank) as well as a consultant with the U.S. Department of State.˙˙Dr. Gaspar also has extensive corporate experience having worked as an international economist with the Bank of America in Tokyo and in San Francisco for seven years, where he conducted country risk analysis and researched and analyzed debt problems of developing countries.˙˙Dr. Gaspar devised financial restructuring strategies for Bank of America associated with the Philippines debt crisis in 1985. Dr. Gaspar has traveled/worked in over 50 countries covering all continents.˙˙His regional expertise covers Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Central Asian Republics, Europe and Latin America.˙˙As a consultant with the U.S. Department of State, he designed and helped set up the first modern graduate business school in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.˙˙Dr. Gaspar developed six Russian business cases along with a team of his TAMU colleagues.˙˙Dr. Gaspar is the lead author of two text books, ?Introduction to Business (2006)? and ?Introduction to Global Business (2013)? with Mays Business School professors.

Abstract

The origins of the American Credit Crisis of September 2008 can be traced to the systematic deregulation of America?s financial sector that originated in the 1980s under the Regan Administration continued through the Clinton and Bush eras. Financial sector deregulation led to the introduction of ?innovative? financial instruments like home equity loans, derivatives like collateral debt obligations (CDOs), credit default swaps (CDS), etc. that encouraged massive borrowings at the consumer, corporate, and federal levels on the demand side and reckless lending by financial institutions on the supply side. The U.S. Federal Reserve Bank?s low interest rate policy of the early 2000 since the bursting of the ?Tech? bubble coupled with inadequate bank supervision encouraged the credit binge that ultimately led to the 2008 credit crisis whose after effects are being felt globally even today. China?s rise essentially reflects the impact of economic liberalization/reforms instituted by China?s leader Deng in 1978/79 on the country?s economy via a process of ?state capitalism? that has enabled the country to recently become the world?s largest economy in purchasing power parity terms. This is China?s century as the country strives to become the world?s second ?super power? and the balance of power shifts across the Pacific. A ?peaceful? rise of China could make this a reality.

Seminar Date & Time

31-Jan-15

Venue

New IME Building, C5

SEMINAR
HR/IR
Date:09-Jan-15
Topic:Psychological Ownership: Structure and Antecedents
Speaker:Dr. Amit Shukla
Venue:New IME Building, C5
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About the Speaker

Assistant Professor, IIM Shillong

Prof. Amit Shukla has completed his PhD (FPM) in HRM area from IIM Lucknow in 2014. Prior to this, he earned his PGP-ABM (2010) from IIM Lucknow and B.Tech. (2001) from Indian School of Mines Dhanbad. His thesis is centered on psychological ownership, an emerging concept in the realm of positive psychology. Specifically, the work contributes to enrichment of existing nomological network and development of a multidimensional scale for measuring psychological ownership. Besides, certain dispositional contextual variables, that moderate some of the nomological relationships, are identified. The thesis has been supervised by Prof. Shailendra Singh from IIM Lucknow. Apart from positive psychology, Prof. Shukla?s research interest spans the areas of employer-employee relationship, workplace attitudes and behaviours (including citizenship behaviour) and academic excellence. Prof. Shukla has published his papers in various national/international peer reviewed journals like Studies in Higher Education, Employment Relations Record, Indian Journal of Industrial Relations, International Journal of Indian Culture and Business Management and Global Business Review. He has also participated/presented his research ideas at various national/international conferences like International Human Resource Management Conference (at MDI Gurgaon, 2012), International Conference on Excellence in Research and Education (at IIM Indore, 2013), Indian Academy of Management (at IIM Ahmedabad, 2013), COSMAR (at IISc Bangalore, 2014) etc. Prof. Shukla has over six years of industrial experience in the domain of mining and metals and has been associated with NMDC Ltd. and Ispat Industries. Besides, he has contributed to academics through teaching and research at Amity Business School, Noida (2010-11).

Abstract

Psychological ownership indicates a mental state where one develops a strong sense of possessiveness towards an animate or inanimate object. The utility of this mental state has been acknowledged and empirically validated in many management disciplines. OB literature, in particular, associates psychological ownership to strengthening of employer-employee relationship and delineates its ensuing benefits. My talk will be based on my thesis work titled ?Conceptualization of Psychological Ownership: Development of Scale and Nomological Network?. It will be focused on two key aspects of psychological ownership: structure and antecedents. Psychological ownership turned out to be a second-order latent construct in the Indian context. This structure will be compared to a couple of others obtained in the West. Next, the presentation enlists certain workplace factors responsible for development of this feeling towards the organization. These factors include organizational support, perception of fairness, spontaneous communication, among others. The entire work has been carried out in consonance with the modern scientific methods and a brief introduction of the research methodology will be provided. Finally, an elaborate discussion on practical implications of these findings will be made.

Seminar Date & Time

09-Jan-15

Venue

New IME Building, C5

SEMINAR
HR/IR
Date:02-Jan-15
Topic:Exploring Trainers? Engaging Instructional Practices: A Collective Case Study
Speaker:Dr. Vishal Arghode
Venue:New IME Building, C1
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About the Speaker

Assistant Professor, Gannon University

Dr. Arghode, currently an Assistant Professor in the Organizational Learning and Leadership Ph.D. program at Gannon University, Erie-PA. In his current position, he is responsible for teaching graduate courses in the areas of Organizational Analysis, Organizational Learning, Quality Management, Global Perspectives and Research Methods, Organizational Behavior, and Leadership. Dr. Arghode is Texas A&M University certified trainer with experience in training, researching, designing and developing curriculum, and publishing while working as a graduate assistant and instructor. His educational background includes: an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from Nagpur University, a management degree from Indian Institute of Forest Management andMasters in curriculum and instruction followed by Ph.D.in Human Resource Development from Texas A&M University, College Station. Dr. Arghode is credited with publishing in peer reviewed journals and presenting in International, national, and regional conferences. He is also a recipient of several scholarships and awards. His current research interests are: workplace learning, organizational leadership,and organizational culture and performance management.

Abstract

It Explore the phenomenon of training engagement from the trainers? perspective. Specifically, two questions guided this inquiry. First, how do trainers define engagement in the training context? and What strategies do trainers use to engage trainees? The collective case study approach was adopted for this qualitative study. Seven cases were selected for in-depth analyses. Data were collected through individual, face-to-face interviews and analyzed using the constant comparative analysis method. Major findings suggest that engaging training practices take various forms. They include being trainee-centered, maximizing learning through entertaining and interesting instruction, accommodating different learning styles, eliciting trainee participation by creating an encouraging learning environment and connecting with trainees by building rapport early in a training session. The small sample limits the generalizability of the findings. However, this study expands training literature by focusing on an under-explored research area, the role of engaging trainees in maximizing learning outcomes. Practical implications ? For trainers, this study offered some specific strategies they can use to engage learners in the training context to achieve desired learning outcomes. In addition, the seven cases selected for this study may be used as a benchmark against which both experienced and novice trainers compared their own practices. This is one of very few qualitative studies with a focus on emotional aspects involved in training. The rich data from this study shed light on areas for future improvement, particularly regarding how to effectively engage trainees to maximize learning outcomes.

Seminar Date & Time

02-Jan-15

Venue

New IME Building, C1

December, 2015

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December, 2015
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Happy winters to all the readers from Team Avant Garde!!! We welcome the batch back from the winter break. Here comes the December 2015 edition! We hope that you enjoy reading this magazine and gain some knowledge from it...

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