Editorial – October 2018

The Negative Effects of Social Capital in Organizations: A Review and Extension by Gurumurthy Kalyanaram In this issue, we are reproducing the introductory section of an important research article, The Negative Effects of Social Capital in Organizations: A Review and Extension, by Pillai, Hodgkinson, Kalyanaram and Nair published in International Journal of Management Reviews (DOI:10.1111/ijmr.12085). Read More …

Review of Evaluative Criteria used by Consumers Preceding Purchase Decisions of FMCGs

Abstract This paper is an exploratory review of literature to understand and obtain insights on the evaluative criteria consumers use to make purchase decisions of FMCG products. Understanding consumers’ psyche is a very complex process; it becomes more complex when consumers evaluate alternatives before they purchase FMCG products to satisfy their needs. Knowledge of various Read More …

Basel III: Cost-Benefit analysis for Indian Banks

Abstract Ever since the global financial crisis hit the world economy in 2008, Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (BCBS) has been instrumental in suggesting regulations which will largely enhance the banking system’s ability to absorb economic upheavals. The suggested Basel-III regulations are an improved version of the earlier Basel-II banking regulations. It primarily emphasizes the Read More …

A Survey of Systemic Risk Analytics

The Office of Financial Research (OFR) Working Paper Series allows staff and their co-authors to disseminate preliminary research findings in a format intended to generate discussion and critical comments. Papers in the OFR Working Paper Series are works in progress and subject to revision. Views and opinions expressed are those of the authors and do Read More …

Editorial Gurumurthy Kalyanaram

What is the unknown and unpredictable parameter in the global economy today? More than anything, it is the tariffs and trade disputes. The United States’ economy has always challenged the conventional thinking, and it is doing so again. The US economy grew at about 2 percent in 2017. In the first quarter of this year, Read More …

Role of Empathy and Customer Orientation in Job Satisfaction and Organizational Commitment Indian Stock Markets

Author Gordhan K. Saini S. K. Pandey Archana Singh Gurumurthy Kalyanaram Researchers have paid considerable attention to the concept of customer orientation, particularly in the services sector. It is shown that customer-oriented organizations are more likely to contribute to customer satisfaction and organizational goals as against organizations with no customer orientation (Brown, Mowen, Donavan, & Read More …

Extending UTAUT Model to Examine MOOC Adoption

Author Shrikant Mulik Dr. Manjari Srivastava Dr. Nilay Yajnik Abstract The purpose of this study is to examine the adoption of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) by extending the Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology (UTAUT) with an addition of Perceived Value construct. Data was collected from 310 individuals, who had enrolled in Read More …