Editorial August-September 2015 Issue By Gurumurthy Kalyanaram

Welcome to the August-September 2015 issue of the Journal. In this issue of the Journal, we present three research manuscripts and two reprints from earlier issues of this Journal. The first reprint is a research article from our OctoberNovember 2013 issue of the Journal. In the context of the current focus on innovation and value Read More …

Understanding Innovation-Values Fit from the Consumer Perspective: A New Mixed-Model Approach

Abstract Innovations that are perceived to be the means to realizing important personal values have a greater likelihood of success than those that clash with or impede value fulfillment. The concept of innovationvalues fit (or value compatibility)explains broad patterns of consumer adoption across diverse product categories. However, the simple “poor-neutral-good” scales typically used to measure Read More …

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 …

EPF or NPS as a Retirement Solution: Evidence from Private Bank Employees of India

Abstract The objectives of the study are to document the various determinants of EPF and NPS as a retirement plan and to suggest strategies for their efficient management to optimise the returns. Based on websurvey, a sample size of 170 respondents, the empirical results have indicated that EPF lacks flexibility; NPS enjoys few benefits but 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 …