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Editorial Board A Refereed Monthly International Journal of Management
Prof. B. P. Sharma
(Editor in Chief)
Prof. Mahima Birla
(Group Editor)
Dr. Khushbu Agarwal
(Editor)
Ms. Asha Galundia
(Circulation Manager)

 Editorial Team

Dr. Devendra Shrimali
Dr. Dharmesh Motwani
Mr. Jinendra Vyas
 
                                              
April 2016

 Name : Merger & Acquisition and Cost Efficiency: A DEA Approach
 Author : D. Silambarasan ,Dr. R. Azhagaiah
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Efficiency, in general, defines the relationship between production and some desirable objective functions such as cost minimization or revenue and profit maximization at a given level of technology. The study investigates the cost efficiency of banking sector based on secondary data collected from CMIE Prowess Package over the period of 2010-2015. The present study has chosen Axis Bank, Kotak Mahindra Bank, ICICI Bank, Dhanalaxhmi Bank, Syndicate Bank and State Bank of India as sample units. The statistical methods used are descriptive statistics, Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA), Constant Returns to Scale (CRS) and Variable Returns to Scale (VRS). Based on the results, the study rejects hypotheses that there is no significant difference in the cost efficiency of sample banks based on the selected methods. Hence, the study suggests for acceptable overall level of efficiency during the testing period, with an average efficiency ranging from 0.94 to 1 and from 0.75 to 1 for CRS and VRS respectively. The results prove that reduced investment in equity followed by more loan & advance creation is the most effective method for improving the operational efficiency of inefficient banking firms.
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 Name : The Role of Destination Attributes in Promoting a Tourist Destination
 Author : Prof. Ashok Singh , Ranjana Tiwari
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This research paper explores how destination attributes serve as incentives to promote an emerging destination, Udaipur, Rajasthan. Based on the responses of 321 tourists visiting Udaipur, the analyses revealed that destination attributes were composed of nine dimensions or factors. These include cultural factors, natural factors, recreational activities, accessibility, infrastructure, reception, services at tourist spot, services at hotel/restaurants, and value of money. Based on the survey sample, the results indicate that the services offered by the hotels/restaurants, and accessibility were the most important attribute for tourist satisfaction whereas, the recreational activities was the least important attribute. The findings also suggest the significant differences in the satisfaction level of the tourists with respect to their demographic profile. The demographic variables that effect the overall satisfaction were gender, age, education level and employment. Further, the implications for theory and practice are delineated in the article. Key Words: Destination Attributes, Tourism Promotion, Udaipur, Demographic Characteristics
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 Name : Effectiveness of BRR on Financial performances of Power Generation industry in India- Standard Costing Technique
 Authorhor : V.L. Govindarajan
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The present paper is to study the relationship between Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) contributions and financial parameters of Total Assets, Total Income and Profit after tax of Indian Power generation industry. The study is based on secondary data, which is collected from annual reports and selected companies websites. For this purpose, five companies were selected from Power generation industry which were disclosed Business Responsibility Report (BRR) for the year 2012-13 to 2014-15. Accounting tool of standard costing (Variance analysis) and statistical tools of Mean, Standard Deviation, Chi square test, student t test, Correlation coefficients have been applied. CSR actual expenses, CSR budget and CSR recovery were used as CSR contribution variables. This study found that CSR contributions which disclosed in their annual report through Business Responsibility Report has significant relationship with PAT of Indian Power generation industry. Keywords: Corporate social responsibility initiatives, Business Responsibility Report, CSR Budget, Power generation industry.
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 Name : Impact of Microfinance on Women Empowerment through Self Help Groups
 Author : S.Poominathan , Dr. S. Amilan,B.Muthukrishnan
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The study examines the role of Microfinance on women empowerment into the rural area of Karaikal districts. Empowerment way affecting from a location of imposed incapacity to one of power. The overall empowerment level of Karaikal women proves to be low. Microfinance with self help group is creating to be successful into support empowerment of women important toward improvement. Demographic factor of the SHGs rural area women in Karaikal district. Evaluate the SHG rural area women empowerment through Microfinance. Present proposal for betterment of women empowerment through microfinance. Study is undertaken into rural area of Karaikal districts. Together Primary and secondary are use. The primary data is enumerating a filed analysis into the study. Secondary data collated from NGOs report with extra document. Statistical tools used for simple Percentage, Mean, Standard Deviation and one-way- ANOVA. The result from these self-help groups (SHGs) is capable and has become a focus of powerful assessment as it is proving toward be an effective of poverty re-education with economic empowerment. Largely on the resource of secondary data analysis, this paper attempt to stress the role of Microfinance and SHGs in the empowerment of women in Karaikal districts. Key Words: Self Help Group, Women Empowerment, Micro Finance
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 Name : TESTING VOLATILITY FOR SELECTED INDIAN INDICES
 Author : A. Muthusamy , S.VEVEK
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Volatility can be estimated in two ways viz., historical and implied, whereas historical volatility shows the past and the implied volatility shows the future movements of the market. Estimation of implied volatility (IV) will be helpful for the market participants including hedgers, arbitrageurs and speculators. The study attempts to approximate IV of Index options of National stock exchange of India using three different models viz. the Corrado-Miller's Model (1996), Brenner-Subrahmanyam's Model (1988) and Bharadia-Christopher- Salkin's Model (1996) and to estimate the market behaviour by comparing calculated IV with the India VIX on four option index namely S&P CNX Nifty options, Nifty Midcap 50 options, Bank Nifty options and CNX IT options. Near month At-the-money contract were chosen for the period of five years and ten months from 2nd March 2009 to 31st December 2014 for all the four indices. The findings of the study reveal that in most of the contracts the calculated IV is different from the India VIX. The market participants could make their investment strategies based on the calculated volatility appropriately (whether underpriced or overpriced). The speculators especially are interested in the volatility trading this could help them in a big way to position them-self in the market movement. Keywords: Implied volatility (IV), India Volatility Index (VIX), Corrado-Miller's Model, Brenner-Subrahmanyam's Model, Bharadia- Christopher-Salkin's Model.
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 Name : The Influence of Demographics on the Coordination and Assistance of Sugar Industry as perceived by Sugar Cane Growers in Cuddalore District, Tamil Nadu
 Author : T. Frank Sunil Justus,T. Sunitha,R. Dhivya
 Abstract :
The survival of the sugar industry is extremely dependant on the relationship of that industry with cane growers of the nearby area as it becomes expensive to transport sugar cane from a far off area. Sugar cane the base raw material from which sugar is obtained is the key member in the value chain network of a sugar industry. Sugar industries need to have a motivated team of farmers who can perpetually continue to supply sugar cane to the industry. hence it becomes imperative to understand the perception of sugar farmers and how demographics has an influence over it. The study was conducted over a forty five day period in May and June 2015 at Panruti area in Cuddalore district of Tamil Nadu and included 105 respondents. This study should help the sugar industries to understand the significance of demographics in the way their role is perceived by the sugar cane farmers. The companies can employ a differentiated strategy based on demographics to ensure the mutual benefit of industry and farmers. Future studies can be based on farmers based on other sugar growing areas as also farmers of other crops who sell their produce directly to industries. keywords: Sugar Industry, Tamilnadu, Survival, Sugar Cane Growers
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 Name : Inter District Disparities of Social Infrastructure in Punjab: A Comparative Study of Pre- and Post Reform Period
 Author : Avinash Kaur, Dr. Rajinder Kaur
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Infrastructure is the pre-requisite for the development of any economy. Infrastructure is the backbone of any economy. Unless adequate and proper infrastructure, there can't be sustainable development. The study analyses the inter district disparities in social infrastructure in Punjab for the period from 1981 to 2011 in order to compare prereform (1981-1991) and post-reform (2001-2011) changes. The study undertook variables, namely number of educational institutions, number of teachers in educational institutions, number of medical institutions, number of beds in medical institutions, number of hospitals, number of dispensaries and number of Primary Health Centres. The study found that inter district disparities do exist in all these variables during the period and the disparity has increased from pre-reform period to post-reform period. The study concluded that inter district disparities can be eradicated by investing in both public and private sectors. More investment in the social sectors like education, health services and other development activities is the need of the hour. Keywords: Punjab, Infrastructure, Economic Development, Social Infrastructure.
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 Name : Trends in Food Grains Production: A Study of Pre- Reforms Period in India
 Author : Dr. Parul Mittal,Mrs. Shiksha
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Agriculture plays an essential role in the process of economic development of less developed countries like India. Besides providing food to nation, agriculture releases labour, provides saving, contributes to market of industrial goods and earns foreign exchange. In India, agriculture was the main source of national income and occupation at the time of Independence. Agricultural sector occupies a key position in the Indian economy, mainly because of three reasons. First, agriculture constitutes largest share of country's national income though the share has declined from 55 percent in early 1950s to about 14.6 percent by the turn of the century. Second, more than half of India's work force is employed in agriculture sector. Third, growth of other sectors and overall economy depends on performance of agriculture to a considerable extent. Because of these reasons agriculture continues to be the dominant sector in Indian Economy. Through this paper, we tried to show the trends in production, area and yield of food grains in the pre economic reforms period. The entire period has been divided into three sub periods for analytical convenience and to facilitate comparison i.e. (1) 1951-52 to 1965-66 (2) 1966-67 to 1979-80 and (3)1980-81 to 1990-91. The study uses the Average Compound Growth Rate (ACGR) for analyzing the data. Keywords: Agriculture; Productivity; Food Grains; Pre Economic Reforms Period; ACGR
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 Name : Growth and Performance of Telangana Grameena Bank
 Author : E. Hari Prasad , Prof. G.V. Bhavani Prasad
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Since the inception, Regional Rural Banks (RRBs) play a significant role in the development of rural areas in India by providing needed financial assistance to agriculture, trade, commerce, industry and other productive activities in the rural areas. Credit and other financial facilities are extended particularly to small and marginal farmers, agricultural laborers, artisans, and small entrepreneurs with a view to strengthening these activities in rural areas. The RRBS have more reached to the rural area of India, through their huge branch network. Now, RRBs become key financial institutions at the rural level which shoulders responsibility of fulfilling the rural needs of different types of agriculture credit in rural areas. Telangana Grameena Bank (TGB) is one of the rural banks in Telangana state showing good performance in respect of deposits and advances, profitability and non-performing assets (NPAs) in backward district of the state. The present study examines the performance of the TGB by analyzing the key performance indicators such as number of banks branches, deposits, advances, priority sector lending, profitability of the bank and NPAs during the period of 10 years from 2005 – 2014. Key words: Regional Rural Banks, Deposits, Advances, Profitability, Priority Sector and NPAs
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 Name : Purchase Habits on the Internet by Gender: A Literature Review
 Author : Nupur Arora , Aanchal Aggarwal,Sweety Gupta
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Since the inception of the internet, there has always been a gender gap in using the internet globally. This paper aims to present the current literature available on online purchase behaviour, emphasizing on how men and women differ in both their perceptions of the risks associated with shopping online. The review includes a summary of around 35 research papers of repute which help us in understanding the Online Purchase behaviour of females and males along with areas including, effect of online customer reviews on both the gender and probable reasons for shopping cart abandonment. The research article tries to find out the gap in the current literature where further research can be extended and areas where something new can be added in the existing body of knowledge. Keywords:- Online shopping, e-commerce, gender differences, online consumer behaviour, attitude, perception, online reviews,
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 Name : NON-PERFORMING ASSETS: A CASE STUDY OF SYNDICATE BANK
 Author : Dr. A.S.Shiralashetti,Lata.N.Poojari
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The banking sectors are act as catalyst in achieving rapid economic development of a country. They act as an intermediary to mobilize the excess fund of surplus sectors to provide necessary finance to those sectors, which are needed to promote for the sound development of the economy. The sound financial position of a bank depends upon the recovery of loans or its level of Non-performing assets (NPAs). Therefore the study of non-performing assets of Banks assumes a great importance in a developing economy. The present study is on Non- Performing assets: A case study of Syndicate Bank over the period of five years (2011-2015). The research paper is based on the secondary data. The collected data is analyzed using mean, percentage. Regression, Student t-test and one way Anova test. The study concluded that NPAs are draining the capital of the banks and weakening their financial strength. Management of non-performing assets is a difficult task for every bank in the banking industry. Willful defaults, improper processing of loan proposals, poor monitoring and so on are the causes for accounts becoming NPAs. Therefore, banks must take more care in avoiding any account becoming NPA by taking proper preventive measures in an efficient manner. Keywords: Gross NPA, Net NPA, Gross Advances, Net Advances, Banks
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 Name : An Insight into Conceptualization of Quality of Work Life
 Author : Gurpreet Randhawa ,Summi Arora
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In the present era, organizations cannot sustain competitive advantage and growth unless they take care of the different needs of their employees. Suitable working conditions, monetary and non-monetary benefits, amicable working environment, appropriate working schedules, regular communication etc. are some of the factors which can be helpful in winning the trust and whole hearted commitment of workforce. Quality of work life (QWL) is related to those factors which influence the life of the individuals which they spend while working for their organisations. It encompasses certain subjective and objective indicators which are related to the well being of the employees in the organisation. QWL of employees in an organisation is the indicator of the significance which an organisation attaches to their employees. In this regard, the present paper attempts to examine the concept of QWL. The study discussed four main issues related with QWL. Firstly, individual versus organizational perspective is discussed. Secondly, subjective versus objective approach of QWL is presented. Thirdly, QWL is discussed as a domain of quality of life. In the last, the concept of customized QWL is discussed. The paper is based on secondary sources of data. Key words: Well-being, Satisfaction, Dignity, Holistic.
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 Name : Organized Retailing in Malaysia and India: A Review of Earlier Studies
 Author : Tamana Anand , Dr. G.S. Batra
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This article seeks to understand practices in retailing sector in two countries Malaysia and India and to identify further scope of research in organized retailing sector in India as compare to Malaysia. Review of literature has been done. Research papers on retailing from both countries( India & Malaysia) has beenreviewed to understand;What is organized retailing and how it is gaining momentum in Asia, How organized retailing is operated in Malaysia and India, How can India take lessons from Malaysia as an example of success in Organized Retail? On the basis of the literature reviewed, gap analysis has been made
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