On China, India, the Global Economy, and Globalization

Note from the Editor: Through the editorials presented in this Journal, we addressed and discussed the current challenges facing China and the global economy as early as in 2012. We have discussed the specific macro-economic issues, elements of good governance and paradoxical matters of globalization. In the context of the current volatile global dynamics, we Read More …

Volatility Modelling and Forecasting for NIFTY Stock Returns

Abstract In this paper, an attempt has been made to model the volatility of NIFTY index of National Stock Exchange (NSE) and forecast the NIFTY stock returns for short term by using daily data ranging from January-2000 to December-2014, which comprises 3,736 data points for the analysis by using Box-Jenkins or ARIMA model. The volatility Read More …

Measuring Service Quality in the Tourism Industry with Special Reference to Uttar Pradesh (India)

Abstract The present work aims to develop a scale for measuring Service Quality in the Tourism Industry with special reference to Uttar Pradesh with an aim to find out the dimensions of service quality. The study is based on primary data using a sample of 250 respondents (out of which 238 responses were fit to Read More …

Impact of Empowering Leadership and Trust on Attitude towards Technology Adoption

Abstract Organizations are adopting the Enterprise Resource Planning system for better resource management and for availability of centralised information for the purpose of taking strategic decisions. For gaining competitive advantage, it is important that the ERP system is accepted and fully utilised by the users displaying positive attitude and showing least resistance. There are numerous Read More …

Exploring Divided Attention: Watching Sports with a Second Screen in India

Abstract TV viewing these days is one task in a multi-tasking activity. Viewers now respond through social media such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest. This paper studies the use of social media while watching sports with a view to understanding its impact on TV advertising. Using structured observations, in-depth interviews and netnography, the study Read More …

The Mediating Role of Employee Engagement in the Relationship between High Performance Work Practices and Job Performance

Abstract Modern organizations bank upon High Performance Work Systems to optimize the potential of their human resources. Drawing upon Job Characteristics Theory (Hackman and Oldham, 1975) and Social Exchange Theory (Blau, 1964), the present study explores the direct effect of HPWPs (High Performance Work Practices) on job performance and the indirect effect through mediation of 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 …