Editorial January-February 2015 Issue by Gurumurthy Kalyanaram

In this issue of the Journal, we present five research manuscripts and one illustrative case-analysis. While the research manuscripts are eclectic and varied in topics and methodologies, they are high on relevance and rigor. That is why they find a place in this Journal. We are thankful to the authors for sharing their manuscripts, and Read More …

A study on risk factors involved in electrical transmission line projects: A comparative study of ISM (Interpretative Structural Modelling) and AHP (Analytical Hierarchy Process) method

Abstract This study assesses the project risk undertaken for completing various projects in the electrical power sector. We have analyzed the various risk factors related to transmission lines’ installation. The technique used is ISM (Interpretative Structural Modelling) which offers a very lucid explanation of factors related to risk and also their interdependence with other factors. Read More …

Empowerment through E-Governance in Developing Economies – The case of India

Abstract This paper focuses on strategies undertaken in India and other developing economies to achieve empowerment of all stakeholders, particularly the rural poor, through context oriented policies of egovernance. With a strong emphasis on principles of governance, the government’s involvement in the¬†implementation of information and communication technology at all levels of central and state governments Read More …

Faculty Perspectives of Internal Marketing Practices – An Exploratory Study in B-Schools of Punjab

Introduction A tremendous rise in the number of educational institutions has led to the emergence of a highly competitive environment in the field of higher education. Educational institutions are not only competing in terms of acquiring new students but huge efforts are also required in retaining quality faculty. To meet with such challenges, organizations are Read More …

Study of Organization Culture in Power Sector Organizations

Abstract This study is an attempt to evaluate cultural ethos using OCTAPACE profile which shows how much each ethos is valued and believed by managerial and non managerial employees of power sector organizations. A sample of 432 staff members including technical, quality control and managerial staff was administered the OCTAPACE questionnaire. This instrument containing 40 Read More …

The Franchisee Model in Electricity Distribution – A case study of Torrent Power Ltd. in Bhiwandi Maharashtra

Abstract In India,the electricity industry is dominated by the public sector. Public sector utilities have been facing financial losses. The reforms introduced to make the industry more efficient include unbundling of the vertically integrated utilities and privatization. Focusing on the distribution sector of the electricity industry, the paper outlines the various models which have evolved Read More …