On Path Decompositions of Graphs and Multigraphs

For graphs G and H, graph G is said to admit an H-decomposition if the edges of G can be partitioned into isomorphic copies of H. Let P4 denote the path on 4 vertices. We survey results that assert that certain graphs and multigraphs admit a P4 decomposition. We then prove that unless P = NP some of these results are best possible by proving that their extensions are NP-complete. The positive results and the NP-complete results provide evidence for a conjecture about P4 decomposability of even-regular multigraphs.

  • Prof. Shailesh K. Tipnis, Illinois State University, USA
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  • 2015-08-28

When are rewards bad for innovation? Examining the linkages between leadership, work motivation and employee innovativeness in the Indian R&D context

Building on the foundations of self-determination theory of motivation, the present study investigates the association between leader behaviors, autonomous motivation and employee innovativeness (innovative work behavior and innovation outcomes) in the Indian R&D context. Data were collected from 493 scientists working in Indian R&D organizations and structural equation modelling was used to test the hypothesized relationships between the study variables. The study found evidence for positive relationships between intrinsic motivation, integrated extrinsic motivations, and employee innovative work behavior and innovation outcomes. While extrinsic motivation is always considered to be negative and harmful for innovation, the present study shows that integrated extrinsic motivation has characteristics similar to intrinsic motivation and can be conducive for promoting innovative work behaviors and innovative outcomes. Extrinsic motivation (driven only by financial rewards) was negatively related to both innovative work behaviors and innovative outcomes. Leadership was positively related to intrinsic motivation, integrated extrinsic motivation and innovative work behaviors, but not to extrinsic motivation and innovative outcomes. Implications of the study for theory and practice will be discussed in this talk.

  • Prof. Vishal Gupta, Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad
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  • 2015-08-27

Fraud, Corruption and Bribery: How to Detect and How to Prevent

Much of the rhetoric from India's last electoral campaigns has focused on corruption. In fact billions of dollars are lost every year due to fraud related activities. Financial fraud and then the consequent bankruptcy of a business was one of the reasons for the financial crisis and is usually an extremely costly event. Downturn in financial and economic conditions has triggered a jump in the fraudulent activity in the corporate world. In this talk using fraud triangle we will briefly discuss why people commit fraud. We will give some case presentations of few of the frauds that have happened and the lessons which we can learn from these frauds to prevent future frauds.

Many business decisions rely on the accuracy of financial statements, but resources are not available to comprehensively investigate all of them. Moreover, detection of fraud in financial statements is difficult. Consequently, there is a need for better aids such as detection models developed using supervised learning. Using models developed in this research, financial statements can be automatically classified as either fraudulent or legitimate, as well as being ranked according to their likelihood of being fraudulent. This information can be used to improve early detection, which would mitigate the costs of fraud and help deter it from occurring by increasing the probability of being detected. Beneficiaries of this information include auditors, investors, financiers, employees, customers, suppliers, regulators, company directors and the financial markets as a whole through improved integrity and allocation of resources.

  • Prof. Kuldeep Kumar, Bond University, Australia
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  • 2015-08-26

Writing and Publishing Academic Research by Catherine Rossbach (SAGE Publication)

The seminar held at CR-3, Old Campus, IIM Ahmedabad on August 18, 2015 by Catherine Rossbach, Publisher, Business Development, SAGE Publications on Writing and Publishing Academic Research.

  • Catherine Rossbach
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  • 2015-08-18

Mr.Govind Dholakia in PGPX Speaker Series 2015

PGPX Speaker Series 2015 (3-TP - Emerging Header Program) by
Mr.Govind Dholakia, Founder & Chairman, SRK on Monday 17th August, 2015
at IMDC Auditorium, New Campus

  • Mr.Govind Dholakia
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  • 2015-08-17

Mr. S Y Siddiqui in PGPX Speaker Series 2015

PGPX Speaker Series 2015 (Maruti Suzuki's way of HR - Sustained efforts to retain leadership) by Mr. S Y Siddiqui, Chief Mentor, Maruti Suzuki India Ltd on Monday 17th August, 2015 at IMDC Block New Campus, IIMA

  • Mr. S Y Siddiqui
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  • 2015-08-17

The vision of IIM Ahmedabad is aligned with the personal vision of students

The Annual Faculty Student Debate (2015) on August 15, 2014 at IIM Ahmedabad

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  • 2015-08-15

Policy Innovations, Political Preferences, and Cartel Prosecutions

The R & P seminar held at Wing 11 Committee Room, IIM Ahmedabad on August 10, 2015 by Prof. D. Daniel Sokol, Professor of Law, University of Florida Levin College of Law on Policy Innovations, Political Preferences, and Cartel Prosecutions.

  • Prof. D. Daniel Sokol
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  • 2015-08-10

Global Contamination Assessment and Remediation of the Environment

The R & P seminar held at Wing 11 Committee Room, IIM Ahmedabad on August 3, 2015 by Prof. Ravi Naidu, Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director of Cooperative Research Centre for Contamination Assessment and Remediation of the Environment on Global Contamination Assessment and Remediation of the Environment

  • Naidu, Prof. Ravi
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  • 2015-08-03