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

 Editorial Team

Dr. Devendra Shrimali
Dr. Dharmesh Motwani
Mr. Jinendra Vyas
 
                                              
August 2015

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 Name : Performance of Mutual Funds – An Empirical Study with Reference to Reliance Mutual Funds
 Author : B. Ravi Kumar
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Indian Stock market plays an imperative role in mounting the Indian economy. Now-a-days it captures the attention of small investors and rural people to invest their hard earnings in the share market. Among a variety of investment alternatives, MFs, seems to be viable for all types of investors and is considered as the safest mode of investment. The present case study is an attempt to understand about the concept of MFs and their performance. As a part of the study, the sample data has been collected from Reliance MFs. The collected information was processed by using the tools like Sharpe Ratio and Treynor Ratio.
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 Name : Attitude of Faculty Members towards Faculty Development Programs and their Perceived Outcomes
 Authorhor : Devkant Kala , D.S. Chaubey
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A confluence of social, economic and global forces in the knowledgedriven economy pose new challenges to the nation's vitality and make clear the need for higher education institutions (HEIs) to assume new responsibilities. In view of this, faculty development is considered as an enduring process that enhances the productivity of academics for helping faculty to play their instructional, professional, and organizational roles effectively. It promotes academic excellence and innovation, sharpens conceptual, human, and technical skills of faculty and enables academic institutions to produce employable graduates. Faculty development programs (FDPs) are a means to expose the faculty in higher education to review, renew and extend their commitment as change agents to the moral purposes of teaching; and by which they acquire and develop their knowledge, skills and attitudes. The present study investigated the attitude of 124 faculty members, working in professional institutes of Dehradun, the state capital of Uttarakhand, towards FDPs and their perceived outcomes. Using factor analysis methods, researchers identify five important factors related to faculty attitude for such development programs. Researchers also attempt to examine possible outcomes and obstacles in attending such programs.
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 Name : How IFRS Based Financial Statement Define the Relationship between Capital Structure and Firm's Profitability: An Analysis based on Selected Indian Companies
 Author : Mr. Surajit Das
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Capital structure is defined as the composition of Debt and Equity. When Company earn profit, Return on Debt treated as expenses before tax and return on Equity is the distribution of profit after tax. The earlier study disclosed that there is a strong relationship between capital structure and firm's profitability when Indian Companies prepared their financial statement as per Indian Accounting Standard. But from 2010-11 financial year, some Indian Companies prepared there financial statement as per IFRS according with Indian accounting standard. In this paper through multiple regression analysis, try to find out whether the same relationship exists or not when the Indian Companies prepare their financial statement as per International Financial reporting Standard. In this study, data have been extracted from the 2010-11, financial statement which were prepared as per IFRS.
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 Name : Mapping Online Buyer Behavior: A Critical Review of Empirical Studies
 Author : Asad Ahmad , Dr. Mohammed Naved Khan
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The world is changing tremendously and there has been a high growth in the technology. The World Wide Web (www) has brought a revolution in the world. The use of computers has increased in the last few decades and most of the computer users are familiar with the internet and interaction with websites. The use of internet has tremendously increased over the past years and has become a common means for information transfer, services and trade. The high involvement of people with the internet has brought out new dimensions in the business world. Online shopping has been observed to be growing across the world, in particularly those countries where the infrastructure for marketing facilities is highly developed. Internet is not restricted to networking platform; it also functions as a borderless transactional platform for consumers.Online consumer behavior is a bit different from that of the physical market where the consumers can feel and touch the desired product. Elliot and Fowell (2000) suggest that further research is urgently required to explore the nature of the groups of factors that determine Internet shopping behavior. The authors through this paper have tried to bring out results which will be helpful not only to the marketers but also the researchers.
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 Name : Factors of Perceived Risk Affecting Online Purchase Decisions of Consumers
 Author : Ankita Popli , Dr. Smita Mishra
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Although electronic commerce (e-commerce) is expanding, online sales account for only a small percentage of the total retail sales. Of the factors that affect online consumers' purchasing intentions, one is perceived risk. Therefore, in order to minimize it, understanding of online consumers' risk perceptions and attitudes is needed. It is difficult to understand and predict people's reactions to risk posed by online hazards. Therefore, this research initiative studies online risk perceptions of consumers through literature survey.
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 Name : TTIP and TPP: Impact on Bangladesh and India Economy
 Author : Dr.Golam Ahmed Faruqui, Dr.Laila Arjuman Ara, Md. Qamruzzaman ACMA
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The aim of this paper is to investigate the potential economic impacts of tariff eliminations under TPP and TTIP on various macro and trade variables of Bangladesh and Pakistan. In this context, a standard computable general equilibrium (CGE) analysis has been adopted by using the Global Trade Analysis Project (GTAP) model and database to explore the aggregate impact as well as sectorial implications. The analysis evinces that under completely integration in terms of tariff elimination under these two mega deal, both Bangladesh and India could face tremendous negative impact on their economy. The analysis also consider that if Bangladesh and India may consider joining to the TPP to minimize the negative economic impact due to arise from these mega deals. Such decision produce positive results that Bangladesh and India could gain significantly in terms of welfare, real GDP as well as exports. This indicates that Bangladesh and India should try to enter into the TPP deal.
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 Name : Development of Textile Industry of India and China: Flying Geese Model Revisited
 Author : S. M. Imamul Haque , Ishfaq Ahmad Thaku
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The flying geese theory asserts that labour intensive industries tend to relocate from higher income economies to lower one. It has been quite intact in case of Asia's textile industry. Textile industry has been relocated from Japan to East-Asia then to ASEAN and other countries (China, India & Bangladesh). In relocation of this industry USA import market and cost effectiveness has played important role. However, Despite China and India possessing almost equal resources and cheap labour, China is far ahead in the development of textile industry and is dominating world textile export market. In the development of China's textile industry foreign direct investment (FDI) had played important role to explore the comparative advantage of China in Labour intensive manufacturing. While India seems to have shown dismal position in attracting FDI in labour intensive industries and exploring its comparative advantage in labour intensive manufacturing as compare to China. To develop and attract FDI in textile industry of India, China can provide interesting and valuable insights.
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 Name : Trinity Effects on Current and Capital Account of Foreign Trade in India
 Author : Dr. S. Rajaswaminathan, Dr. G. Naresh,Aurojyoti Kar,
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Exports and imports of goods and services have grown rapidly since the World War II. Foreign trade is more important for all the countries to increase the foreign exchange holdings of all the economies in the current days. An increasing volume of trade for a country benefits the standard of living of our population as well as economic development in several ways. In spite of the steady growth in international trade, there are some frequent concerns about the impact of exchange rate, inflation rate and MIBOR movements on foreign trade on export and import activities of a country. This paper empirically investigates the impact of exchange rate, inflation and MIBOR volatility on the exports and Imports in terms of current account, capital account and overall account position in India.
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 Name : Assessing the Service Quality of Northern Railway by using SERVQUAL Model
 Author : Dr Bikramjit Singh Hundal, Vikas Kumar
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The present study aims to put forth the evaluation of determinants of the passenger satisfaction on service quality of Indian Railway. Nowadays Service Quality of Indian Railway has a very high influence on Passenger Satisfaction. Railway has a greater potential to draw economic benefits from its operations if their service quality is improved. Railway can perform well only if the passengers are satisfied with the service they provide, but Railways are missing the passenger service as compare to Airline Services. Various studies have described a number of dimensions regarding the Service Quality of Indian Railway. Five dimensions of Service Quality SERVQUAL were taken in this research paper which is Tangibility, Reliability, Responsiveness, Assurance and Empathy. The result indicates that a larger gap has been found in Reliability and Assurance dimensions of Railway service quality and the most important factors determining satisfaction of passengers are basic facilities, safety & security, punctuality and employee behavior towards passengers. It was found that the dimensions that influence the good services were Reliability and Assurance.
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 Name : Derivative Trading in Indian Capital Market: An Empirical Study of NSE
 Author : Mr. Prabina Kumar Padhi
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Financial sector reforms in the decade of 1990's have twisted the Indian capital markets into a dynamic and extensive in the context of world financial market. With the arrival of globalization in India rigorous efforts are made in reinforcement the investor assurance. Financial markets are very inventive in augmenting the popularity of derivatives instruments which exemplifies how resourcefully markets are capable to package and manage risk. At the present in world markets for trade and business have become further incorporated, derivatives have strengthened these significant linkages between global markets, increasing market liquidity and effectiveness. In India, the emergence and growth of derivatives market is relatively a recent phenomenon. By locking in asset prices, derivative products lessen the effect of fluctuations in asset prices on the profitability and cash flow position of risk-averse investors. Since its inception in June 2000, derivatives market has exhibited exponential growth both in terms of volume and number of contract traded. Thus the present study is an effort to analyze derivative trading in India, policy development and regulation in relation to Indian stock market. It is an endeavour to demonstrate the growth and expansion of financial derivative of NSE in India in the time period i.e 2000 -2001 to 2012-2013.
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 Name : A Study of Ethical Standards of Students at the Under Graduate Level and Factors that Influence Ethicality among Students
 Author : Jitendra Shreemali
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Societal understanding of ethics and values varies across countries and cultures. This study aims to understand perceptions on ethics and values among Indian students at the under graduate level. The study investigated the seriousness students attach to different ethical issues, perceived impact of unethical practices in organizations, possible ways for prevention or correction of unethical practices in organizations, perception among students on what constitutes an ethical workplace, understanding career priorities of students and possible ways to prevent unethical practices among students like cheating in examinations, plagiarism etc. The primary data for this study was collected through a structured survey questionnaire evolved through discussion with students from a purposively drawn sample. The study used was a 10 point scale and analyzed statistically (92 Students) for 95% confidence (á=5% or 0.05). The study reveals that while as individuals students do view different ethical issues with differing degree of seriousness, when aggregated, such differences tend to even out. This is likely to have an impact on companies wanting to raise the bar of ethical conduct. The study also shows that loss of company reputation is the most likely result of unethical practices in companies and that companies play an important role in evolving/formulating the value system of the society where they operate. Further the study suggests that students have clear career priorities reducing the chances of ethical dilemmas and overwhelmingly believe that it is easier to persuading oneself from committing ethical misdemeanours than persuading others.
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 Name : Sales Force Attrition Study in Indian Life Insurance Industry
 Author : Dr. Anuj Agrawal
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The life insurance industry in India is grappling with high attrition levels of sales force, approximately 30 percent newly appointed sales person are leaving the job in the same year of appointment as well four years retention rate is as low as 13 percent only Huge are the costs (direct & indirect) of turning one salesperson over, turnover then represents the largest area of financial loss for many companies (Copper, 2012). Present article attempts to compare the sales force attrition trend of Private and Public Life Insurance Companies operating in India, as well effort has also been made to find out probable causes (along with remedial measures) of this high attrition and its effect on company specific as well as on industry.
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 Name : Framework of Risk factors and Financing Implications for Road Projects in India: Study of Selected Cases
 Author : Sankersan Sarkar, Raj K Kovid
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Several road projects get stalled during their execution phase – either not completed in time or continue charging toll without completing the project on pretext of certain risk factors. The existing frameworks for mapping risk factors for road projects are unable to capture certain risk factors that are not associated with the stage of the project and hence such projects face problems in financing. Based on three cases of road projects in India, this paper attempts to improve upon the existing frameworks by identifying such risk factors, their consequences and implications for financing. It is concluded that the practice of allocation of risks to various parties is in itself not sufficient for the successful execution of the project. Thus, the study recommends that beyond the allocation of risks there should be a contingency financing mechanism for the completion of the road projects when they are seriously affected by the risk factors.
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 Name : Determinants Influencing Customers' Decision to stay or Swicth with their Service Provider: A Conceptual Study of Banks
 Author : Harpreet Kaur, Sangeeta Arora
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In this paper, the researchers have projected a conceptual framework to investigate the determinants influencing customer's decision to stay or switch with their service providers. Switching behavior and customer retention is possibly an effective contraption that banks can exercise work out to get a strategic pro and survive in today's escalating banking competitive situation This study is an attempt to study the factors influencing switching behavior of the customers and customer retention in the banking sector. In order to even the development of managerial action, we thrash about what are those determinants and how are these connected to the switching behavior and customer retention by reviewing the literature. Our approach and findings have meaningful implications for managing customer retention in the service sector
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 Name : Problems and Prospects of Women Entrepreneurs in India in the era of Globalization
 Author : Dr. P. Pirakatheeswari
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Economic development in any form is the outcome of human activity. Entrepreneurship is a rapidly rising concern of a modern competitive economy and its contribution in economy is viably recognized worldwide. Women's development has been considered the key to the overall sustainable development of a nation. Several central government and state government departments, government sponsored institutions as well as voluntary organizations have introduced a multitude of programmes of assistance and incentives etc, to keep up the tempo and to speed up the process of growth of women entrepreneurship. Female who play an intriguing role by frequently interacting and actively adjusting herself with socio-economic, financial and support spheres in society is called women entrepreneur. Women Entrepreneur' is a person who accepts challenging role to meet her personal needs and become economically independent. A strong desire to do something positive is an inbuilt quality of entrepreneurial women, who is capable of contributing values in both family and social life. “Women entrepreneur refers equally to someone who has started a one women business to someone who is a principal in family business or partnership or to someone who is shareholder in a public company which she runs”. Women have the potential and the determination to set up, uphold and supervise their own enterprises in a very systematic manner. Appropriate support and encouragement from the Society in general and family members in particular is required to help them scale new heights in their business ventures. The right kind of assistance from family, society and Government can make these Women Entrepreneurs a part of the mainstream of national economy and they can contribute to the economic progress of India in this era of globalization. Empowering women entrepreneurs is essential for achieving the goals of sustainable development and the bottlenecks hindering their growth must be eradicated to entitle full participation in the business. Entrepreneurship among women, no doubt improves the wealth of the nation in general and of the family in particular. Women today are more willing to take up activities that were once considered the preserve of men, and have proved that they are second to no one with respect to contribution to the growth of the economy. Women entrepreneurship must be moulded properly with entrepreneurial traits and skills to meet the changes in trends, challenges in global markets and also be competent enough to sustain and strive for excellence in the entrepreneurial arena.
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