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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)
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(Circulation Manager)

 Editorial Team

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

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 Name : Indian Employees and Workplace Diversity: A Study on Attitudinal Elements
 Author : Dr. S.M. Shariq Abbas
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India is a vast, diverse and big economy and many studies in the past have been done on the issue of workplace diversity in India and for that matter world. An apt understanding of the subject can be very helpful in proper functioning of contemporary business organizations. Workplace diversity, its awareness level among employees and value being appended to diversity management in Indian organizations is the underlying purpose of this paper. Various demographic and regional dependant variables are tested to understand the attitudinal element of employees working in different Indian organizations of Northern and Eastern parts of India. The non-experimental, descriptive, and quantitative research design with stratified random sampling technique is employed in the present research. The results and hypotheses testing of the were interpreted using statistical techniques like Cronbach's Alpha, Pearson Correlation, One Way Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) and associated procedures like Levene Statistics, post hoc Games-Howell Test and Pearson Chi Square Test. The findings highlight that age, education, income, work experience have significant differences in attitude toward workplace diversity among the different sets of employees tested, nevertheless gender, marital status and region have none. Further, it was found that employees are well acquainted with the concept of diversity management, with Northern India having more diverse people working in organizations who seem to be less tolerant with people wearing different dresses and feel it is an obligation of the managers to manage diversity as compared to employees in Eastern part. Both regions perceive that diversity is valued in their organizations and immense percentages here are however not familiar with procedures relating to discrimination complaints.
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 Name : How important is Foreign Direct Investment to Economic Growth? New Evidence from Nigeria
 Authorhor : Olasunkanmi Owolabi-Merus
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This study investigates the impact that Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) has on economic growth in Nigeria through the use of annual secondary data from 1981 to 2013 collected from the World Bank's Africa Development Indicators. The econometric methodologies used in this research were Ordinary Least Squares (OLS), ADF unit root and the Granger Causality tests. The OLS results shows that FDI positively contributes to economic growth in Nigeria, but not statistically significant at the 5% level of significance. However, Gross Fixed Capital Formation (GFCF) has a positive and statistically significant contribution to Nigeria's economic growth. The unit root test shows that the variables were stationary and the Granger Causality test connotes a unidirectionary causation running from FDI to GDPbut not vice-versa. But no mutual correlation is found between GFCF and GDP. This study recommends that policymakers in Nigeria should increase capital formation (GFCF) in order to present an attractive platform that will stimulate and encourage FDI inflow which will in whole, facilitate the increase and sustenance of economic growth.
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 Name : Basel-III in Indian Banks and Capital Concerns
 Author : Dr. Suresh Chandra Bihari
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India's banking sector is now a days in a need to raise money in capital markets or some capital inflows through government due to the asset quality concerns and capital problems faced by them. Basel III capital ratios in April 2013 and 2014 showed that there will be a need of funds from either government or capital markets that will be required by banks to meet their liquidity requirements. Again, due to the increasing non-performing loans( NPLs) , Indian banks are in a need of a large amount of capital for maintaining the growth rate of economy and also for generating profits that are now a days insufficient for internal capital generation to fund loan growth. Average gross NPL ratio of public sector banks increased to 4.3% (of total loans), an increase of 3.4% from December 2013 to March 2013. At the end of December gross non-performing assets (NPAs) of Indian banks increased to Rs. 2.4 trillion, an increase of about 36% from last year. But if look from the other point of view, not only for investments, Indian banks need the funds for various other reasons too. One among them is to combat asset concerns. The purpose of this paper is to discuss all these issues in detail.
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 Name : A Study of Consumers' Preferences in Choosing International Apparel Brand in Delhi
 Author : Amandeep Kaur , Dr. Garima Malik
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Indian markets are emerging and when it comes to Delhi, it's not just a metropolitan city but a fashion hub. International designers organize their fashion shows and bring international brands into this city. With the Indian demographics changing, there is a change in consumer tastes and preferences with respect to the association they want to crate with the brand. This study was conducted to find out the factors that determine the consumer preferences for international apparel brand in Delhi. The purpose is also to identify the predictors for internal brand apparels among Delhi young consumers. From the survey of the respondents from Delhi, the study found out that Advertisement for the brand has the strongest predictor for the consumer preference followed by quality and Land of original and style has less prediction towards the consumer preference. Overall, the survey shows that Delhi consumers have positive attitude towards international apparel brands and the influence of variables has numerous of implications for both academic and market view.
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 Name : Intellectual Capital and Financial Performance of Indian Software Industry: A Panel Data Analysis
 Author : Dr. Aparna Bhatia , Khushboo Aggarwal
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Intellectual Capital is an important for running a business successfully. Intellectual Capital is the key for creating and sustaining competitive edge over other businesses. Today the companies need to invest in Intellectual Capital to stand for the gain. Thus, this paper seeks to analyze the relationship between intellectual capital and corporate financial performance of Indian software companies for a period of eleven years from 2001 to 2011. Annual reports, especially the profit and loss accounts and balance sheets of the selected companies for the relevant years have been used to obtain the data. The sample of 51 software companies has been selected from Business Standard (BS) 1000 on the basis of net sales. The Value Added Intellectual CoefficientTM (VAIC) method developed by Public, 1999 is applied for measuring the value based performance of the companies. Data have been analyzed by using Panel Regression. The intellectual capital (human capital and structural capital) and physical capital of the selected companies have been analyzed and their impact on corporate performance has been measured. Results indicate that profitability and intellectual capital are positively associated. However, Physical capital has been found to be the most significant factor affecting the performance of the firms.
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 Name : Analysing Financial Strength of Public and Private Sector Banks: A CAMEL Approach
 Author : Dr. Sneha S. Shukla
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Monitoring and supervision of banks has become very important due to significant Non-performing Assets and bank failures from the 1980s till now. Continuous Performance evaluation of the banking sector is therefore important to ensure financial stability of an economy. In the light of the world-wide banking crisis in recent years, CAMEL approach is a useful tool to examine the safety and soundness of banks. It also highlights the risks being faced by banks and help mitigate the potential risks which may lead to bank failures. In the present study, an attempt is made to evaluate the performance & financial soundness of selected various public & private sector banks using CAMEL approach.
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 Name : The Status of Financial Inclusion in Nepal
 Author : Bharat Ram Dhungana , Dr. Prashant Kumar
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The objective of the paper is to examine the status of financial inclusion in Nepal. The study is based on secondary data to analyse the financial inclusion led by banks and financial institutions and 'D class' micro-finance institutions. The status of financial inclusion in Nepal is not satisfactory and majority of people have still no bank accounts at the formal financial institutions. The financial inclusion led by banks and financial institutions as well as 'D class' MFIs shows that farwestern and mid-western development region has poor penetration of formal financial services as compared to other development region due to complex geographical location and lack of basic infrastructure. MF industry is necessary to develop as a tool of inclusive financial market through the wider expansion of its services in remote rural and hilly areas of Nepal. The government should provide enough supports to develop financial infrastructure, sound MF policies, strengthening regulatory authority, and inclusive economic growth that will help to build-up inclusive financial environment in the nation.
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 Name : An Assessment of Service Quality, Customer Satisfaction and Customer Loyalty in Life Insurance Corporation of India with Special Reference to Srinagar District of Jammu and Kashmir
 Author : Prof. M. Nasir Zamir Qureshi , Javaid Ahmad Bhat
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Insurance services in India are passing through a sea change, opening up of the industry has placed numerous severe threats andchallenges to Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC), the only public sector life insurance service provider in the country. For success and survival in today's competitive environment, delivering quality service is of paramount importance for any economic enterprise. Therefore, service quality has become a highly influential co-efficient in the aggressive competitive marketing. Life Insurance Corporation of India, the leading insurance company has set up 'benchmarks' in enervating the whole concept of service quality.The present study aims to measure customers' expectations and perceptions towards service quality of LIC in Srinagar district of Jammu and Kashmir by applying a framework adopted from earlier studies. Moreover, Customer Satisfaction and Customer Loyalty with the services of LIC have also been examined.Data has been collected from 273 LIC customers from Srinagar, the capital city of J&K. The data were analysed with the help of statistical techniques including Cronbach's alpha, correlations, tstatistics and ANNOVA. The findings of the study indicate that there is a service quality shortfall i.e. perceptions are lower than expectations in all the six service quality dimensions of the study with Personalized financial planning followed by Competence and Assurance being more concerned dimensions.
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 Name : Private Label Brands and Consumer Brand Consciousness
 Author : Pushpendra Khandelwal
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As per the KPMG report 2009, globally private label brands contribute 17 percent of total retail sales with a growth rate of 5 percent annually. International retail giants such as Wal-Mart of USA and Tesco of UK have 40 percent and 55 percent private label brand representation in their stores respectively. In India there is an increasing and positive trend towards private label brands, especially in apparel, consumer durable, homecare and FMCG segment. In India private label brands constitute nearly 10 to 12 percent of total organized retail product mix. The overall concept of private label brand is in its infancy stage in India and hence so far could not generate any interest of researchers to work on this subject. Moreover there is no study which can correlate the buyer’s brand awareness and their inclination towards Private Label brand. This study has analyzed the correlation between buyer’s brand awareness and their inclination towards Private Label brand thus it could help retailers to design marketing strategies in order to increase their sales revenue share through Private Label Brands
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 Name : Organisational Effectiveness in Higher Learning Institution with Special Reference to Pondicherry University
 Author : Dr. D. Aravazhi Irissappane , Rouvier Sabrina Marie
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The effectiveness of any institution is based on the quality of each and every aspect of the organization. This study explores the effectiveness of the institution based on the students' perception. The variables concerned were Teaching & evaluation, Infrastructure facilities, Availability of Resources, Social life, Student progress and Overall effectiveness of the Institution. 712 student respondents from Pondicherry University are selected through simple random technique. Statistical tools like Reliability analysis, Correlation and SEM techniques were employed. The finding of the study shows that the organisational effectiveness variables have a positive effect on students' perception.
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 Name : Social Media Marketing: A Knowledge based mode for Promotion of Products & Services
 Author : Pooja
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Social media has played a key role in strengthening knowledge sharing and dealings between companies and their customers. The rate of adoption of social media has forced businesses to passionately hold this new and imperative networking medium into marketing and promotion strategy. It has opened new possibilities for communicating with existing as well potential customers. Social media marketing allows innovative perceptions to branding, promoting and exact feedback on existing products that could transform into new products and better services. This article is an attempt to explore the relevance, potentials and challenges of this knowledge based and technological media in context to marketing and promotion of product and services.
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 Name : Sustainability Reporting- A Recent Trend and Future Prospects in India
 Author : Anand Rai
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Climate change, social degradation, economic crisis and complexities in business have raised serious concern over organisations' sustainability. Sustainability reporting is a broad term considered synonymous with others used to describe reporting on economic, environmental, and social impacts (e.g., triple bottom line, corporate responsibility reporting, etc.). The purpose of a sustainability reporting is the practice of measuring, disclosing, and being accountable to internal and external stakeholders for organizational performance towards the goal of sustainable development. Currently in India, only few companies have adopted such reporting practices as compared to other developed countries like Japan, USA etc. With the growing concern on social and environmental issues worldwide, this decade is going to see paradigm shift in reporting standards on sustainability. Global Reporting Initiative is a non-profit organization that works towards a sustainable global economy by providing sustainability reporting guidance. GRI pioneered and developed a comprehensive sustainability reporting framework that is widely used around the world. This article explores the guidelines of GRI's sustainability reporting standards. It also unveils recent reporting trends of the Indian organisations on sustainability performances and future prospects.
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 Name : NITI AYOG – A FEW CLARIFICATIONS
 Author : Dr. N.M. Khandelwal
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