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A capability pathway to subjective economic well-being: Looking beyond materialism

  • Authors: Nanarpuzha R., Sarin A.
    Year: 2021
    Source: Journal of Business Research
    DOI: 10.1016/j.jbusres.2021.01.001

    By integrating sociological factors, this study explores novel causal mechanisms to broaden the understanding of subjective economic well-being (SEWB). The results of a probit regression analysis of Indian Human Development Survey (IHDS) cross-sectional and panel data reveal a positive, significant ...(Read Full Abstract)

A new solution approach for multi-stage semi-open queuing networks: an application in shuttle-based compact storage systems

  • Authors: Kumawat G.L., Roy D.
    Year: 2021
    Source: Computers and Operations Research
    DOI: 10.1016/j.cor.2020.105086

    Multi-stage semi-open queuing networks (SOQNs) are widely used to analyze the performance of multi-stage manufacturing systems and automated warehousing systems. While there are several methods available for solving single-stage SOQNs, solution methods for multi-stage SOQNs are limited. Decompositio...(Read Full Abstract)

Alternate solution approaches for competitive hub location problems

  • Authors: Tiwari R., Jayaswal S., Sinha A.
    Year: 2021
    Source: European Journal of Operational Research
    DOI: 10.1016/j.ejor.2020.07.018

    In this paper, we study the hub location problem of an entrant airline that tries to maximize its share in a market with already existing competing players. The problem is modeled as a non-linear integer program, which is intractable for off-the-shelf commercial solvers, like CPLEX and Gurobi, etc. ...(Read Full Abstract)

Analyzing the role of national culture on content creation and user engagement on Twitter: The case of Indian Premier League cricket franchises

  • Authors: Deep Prakash C., Majumdar A.
    Year: 2021
    Source: International Journal of Information Management
    DOI: 10.1016/j.ijinfomgt.2020.102268

    The content generation strategy of a sports franchise determines whether the user engagement increases or decreases on social media platforms. Thus, the role of Chief Operating Officer (COO) is profound who generally decides and governs social media policies of the franchises. We show that the cultu...(Read Full Abstract)

Celebrity endorsements in destination marketing: a three country investigation

  • Authors: Roy S., Dryl W., de Araujo Gil L.
    Year: 2021
    Source: Tourism Management
    DOI: 10.1016/j.tourman.2020.104213

    The present study extends research on the role of celebrity endorsements in destination marketing by exploring various facets of the effect of celebrity endorsements in destination marketing on the consumer. More specifically, theories of source credibility, congruence, social identity and consumer ...(Read Full Abstract)

Chief marketing officers discretion and firms internationalization: An empirical investigation

  • Authors: Kumar V., Borah S.B., Sharma A., Akella L.Y.
    Year: 2021
    Source: Journal of International Business Studies
    DOI: 10.1057/s41267-020-00378-y

    The role of key individuals, such as the chief marketing officer (CMO), in the internationalization process has largely been ignored in the international business literature. Given the importance of the CMO in internationalization and to address this gap in the literature, this study focuses on the ...(Read Full Abstract)

Consumer behaviour and climate action: insights from a Randomised Control Trial experiment in India's residential cooling sector

  • Authors: Chaturvedi V., Gorthi A., Bhasin S., Laha A.
    Year: 2021
    Source: Heliyon
    DOI: 10.1016/j.heliyon.2020.e05749

    Air-conditioning is expected to be the largest consumer of residential energy in India in the future. Good consumer practices related to servicing air-conditioners (ACs) are critical for maintaining high operational efficiency of ACs and reducing leakages of high global warming potential (GWP) refri...(Read Full Abstract)

Distress propagation on production networks: Coarse-graining and modularity of linkages

  • Authors: Kumar A., Chakrabarti A.S., Chakraborti A., Nandi T.
    Year: 2021
    Source: Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications
    DOI: 10.1016/j.physa.2020.125714

    Distress propagation occurs in connected networks, its rate and extent being dependent on network topology. To study this, we choose economic production networks as a paradigm. An economic network can be examined at many levels — linkages among individual agents (microscopic), among firms/sectors ...(Read Full Abstract)

Editorial to the Special Issue on Transportation and Logistics with Autonomous Technologies

  • Authors: Crainic T.G., Guajardo M., Roy D., Wallace S.W.
    Year: 2021
    Source: International Transactions in Operational Research
    DOI: 10.1111/itor.12934

    Distress propagation occurs in connected networks, its rate and extent being dependent on network topology. To study this, we choose economic production networks as a paradigm. An economic network can be examined at many levels — linkages among individual agents (microscopic), among firms/sectors ...(Read Full Abstract)

Evidence of Coronavirus (CoV) Pathogenesis and Emerging Pathogen SARS-CoV-2 in the Nervous System: A Review on Neurological Impairments and Manifestations

  • Authors: Jha N.K., Ojha S., Jha S.K., Dureja H., Singh S.K., Shukla S.D., Chellappan D.K., Gupta G., Bhardwaj S., Kumar N., Jeyaraman M., Jain R., Muthu S., Kar R., Kumar D., Goswami V.K., Ruokolainen J., Kesari K.K., Singh S.K., Dua K.
    Year: 2021
    Source: Journal of Molecular Neuroscience
    DOI: 10.1007/s12031-020-01767-6

    The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic is an issue of global significance that has taken the lives of many across the world. Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) is the virus responsible for its pathogenesis. The pulmonary manifestations of COVID-19 have been well d...(Read Full Abstract)

Examining the willingness-to-pay for exclusive use of LPG for cooking among rural households in India

  • Authors: Chindarkar N., Jain A., Mani S.
    Year: 2021
    Source: Energy Policy
    DOI: 10.1016/j.enpol.2020.112107

    Using unique household-level data from rural areas of six energy-access-deprived states in India, we examine the willingness-to-pay (WTP) for exclusive use of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) for cooking. We find that awareness about LPG's health benefits and diffusion of LPG within the community are t...(Read Full Abstract)

How implicit self-theories and dual-brand personalities enhance word-of-mouth

  • Authors: Mandal S., Sahay A., Terron A., Mahto K.
    Year: 2021
    Source: European Journal of Marketing
    DOI: 10.1108/EJM-07-2019-0591

    Purpose: Consumers subscribe to different mindsets or implicit theories of personality malleability, namely, fixed and growth mindsets. This study aims to investigate how and why consumers’ mindsets can influence their word-of-mouth (WOM) intentions toward a brand and the consequent implications f...(Read Full Abstract)

Out-of-stock justifications and consumers behavioral outcomes exploring the role of product type and sales level information in out-of-stock situations

  • Authors: Ezhil Kumar M., Sharma D.P., Tapar A.V.
    Year: 2021
    Source: Journal of Retailing and Consumer Services
    DOI: 10.1016/j.jretconser.2021.102458

    The present study extends prior research on stockouts by examining how product-related attributes interact with OOS justifications to influence consumer responses to stockouts. Drawing from Out-of-stock (OOS) literature, this study investigates how perceived popularity, perceived uniqueness, negativ...(Read Full Abstract)

Place Matters: (Dis)embeddedness and Child Labourers Experiences of Depersonalized Bullying in Indian Bt Cottonseed Global Production Networks

  • Authors: D’Cruz P., Noronha E., Banday M.U.L., Chakraborty S.
    Year: 2021
    Source: Journal of Business Ethics
    DOI: 10.1007/s10551-020-04676-1

    Engaging Polanyi’s embeddedness–disembeddedness framework, this study explored the work experiences of Bhil children employed in Indian Bt cottonseed GPNs. The innovative visual technique of drawings followed by interviews was used. Migrant children, working under debt bondage, underwent greater...(Read Full Abstract)

Religious influences in unrestrained consumer behaviour

  • Authors: Singh J., Singh G., Kumar S., Mathur A.N.
    Year: 2021
    Source: Journal of Retailing and Consumer Services
    DOI: 10.1016/j.jretconser.2020.102262

    Religion is known for transforming human behaviour in many ways. This research investigates the influence of religiosity on two unrestrained buying constructs; impulsive and compulsive buying. The focus of this paper is on both intrinsic and extrinsic dimensions of religiosity. The first study provi...(Read Full Abstract)

Responses to COVID-19: the role of governance, healthcare infrastructure, and learning from past pandemics

  • Authors: Sharma A., Borah S.B., Moses A.C.
    Year: 2021
    Source: Journal of Business Research
    DOI: 10.1016/j.jbusres.2020.09.011

    The ongoing COVID-19 outbreak has revealed vulnerabilities in global healthcare responses. Research in epidemiology has focused on understanding the effects of countries’ responses on COVID-19 spread. While a growing body of research has focused on understanding the role of macro-level factors on ...(Read Full Abstract)

Shattered but smiling: Human resource management and the wellbeing of hotel employees during COVID-19

  • Authors: Agarwal P.
    Year: 2021
    Source: International Journal of Hospitality Management
    DOI: 10.1016/j.ijhm.2020.102765

    The purpose of this paper is to explore the human resource management (HRM) practices adopted by hotels during COVID-19 and to examine the impact of COVID-19 on the wellbeing of hotel employees using qualitative thematic analysis. This study presents HRM practices that organizations can use to effec...(Read Full Abstract)

Strategic Connections in a Hierarchical Society: Wedge Between Observed and Fundamental Valuations

  • Authors: Chakrabarti A.S., Moorjani S.
    Year: 2021
    Source: Dynamic Games and Applications
    DOI: 10.1007/s13235-020-00374-9

    In an interconnected society, social networks grow through formation of strategic connections based on the hierarchy within the social network. Often, the hierarchy becomes self-reinforcing and the observed valuations of the individuals in the hierarchy become disconnected from the corresponding fun...(Read Full Abstract)

The importance of micro-location for pricing real estate assets: The case of hotels

  • Authors: Das P., Freybote J., Blal I.
    Year: 2021
    Source: Journal of Real Estate Portfolio Management
    DOI: 10.1080/10835547.2020.1833612

    Traditionally, hedonic pricing studies focusing on commercial real estate control for spatial effects with macro-location dummy variables, for example, at the MSA or submarket level, and predominantly rely on OLS regression. This approach ignores the importance of micro-location characteristics for ...(Read Full Abstract)

Unpacking the effects of adverse regulatory events: evidence from pharmaceutical relabeling

  • Authors: Higgins M.J., Yan X., Chatterjee C.
    Year: 2021
    Source: Research Policy
    DOI: 10.1016/j.respol.2020.104126

    We provide causal evidence that regulation induced product shocks significantly impact aggregate demand and firm performance in pharmaceutical markets. Event study results suggest an average loss between $569 million and $882 million. Affected products lose, on average, $186 million over their remai...(Read Full Abstract)

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