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Can foreign direct investment promote BIT signing?

Economics

Can foreign direct investment promote BIT signing?

Pengcheng Liu

Compared to the vast number of previous studies on the impact of bilateral investment treaties (BITs) on Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), this paper empirically analyses how previous FDI affects BIT signing by using annual data covering 258 countries for the period 2002–2012. We find that the likelihood of signing BITs between two countries is higher when the country-pair has a larger sum of FDI stock and a larger FDI difference, and this effect is more pronounced in middle- and low-income countries th...

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Economic Interdependence Since COVID-19: China and South Asia

Economics

Economic Interdependence Since COVID-19: China and South Asia

Khanindra Ch. Das

In the backdrop of COVID-19-induced geo-political backlash against China, the article makes an assessment of the nature of economic interdependence of South Asian nations with China. Though COVID-19-induced lockdown led to a decline in trade with China, it recovered quickly in subsequent months. In the case of India, even after imposing restrictive measures, trade with China was found to bounce back indicating to a greater dependence on China. Further, asymmetry in economic engagement with China could be...

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Acceptance of MOOCs as an alternative for internship for management students during COVID-19 pandemic: an Indian perspective

Economics

Acceptance of MOOCs as an alternative for internship for management students during COVID-19 pandemic: an Indian perspective

Archana Singh

The objective of this paper is to understand the benefits and utility of massive open online courses (MOOCs) as perceived by the student, vis-à-vis internship and determine the factors that influence student motivation and distraction in adoption of MOOCs. An empirical study is conducted through a survey; data are collected through a structured questionnaire. The technology acceptance model (TAM) is used as the base framework. For data analysis, Statistical Product and Service Solutions–Analysis of Mo...

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Measuring an employer brand: a study towards valid scale development (as a second-order factor of a structural model)

Business Communications

Measuring an employer brand: a study towards valid scale development (as a second-order factor of a structural model)

Navin Kumar Shrivastava

The study aims to conceptualise, develop and validates a scale to measure an employer brand(ing) (EB) based on the opinion of existing and potential employees. A total of 431 student-respondents from B-Schools across India were surveyed in a cross-sectional study using a 70-item scale generated through literature review and expert interviews. Through exploratory factor analysis, six EB dimensions were derived. These were further validated using confirmatory factor analysis on data of 120 employees of the...

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Impact of COVID 19 on Indian Migrant Workers: Decoding Twitter Data by Text Mining

Business Communications

Impact of COVID 19 on Indian Migrant Workers: Decoding Twitter Data by Text Mining

Pooja Misra

The Coronavirus pandemic has induced a huge economic crisis. The norms of social distancing and consequent lockdown to flatten the curve of this infection has brought economic activity across the globe to a standstill. A mass exodus of workers from major urban centres of India to their native villages started. Mental, financial and emotional agony inflicted due to job-loss, lack of job and livelihood opportunities led to this. A massive macroeconomic crisis for the country with serious ramifications has ...

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Influence of student-perceived service quality on sustainability practices of university and student satisfaction

Economics

Influence of student-perceived service quality on sustainability practices of university and student satisfaction

Sartaj Chaudhary

The past decade has seen a proliferation of research on service quality in education. However, little attempt has been made to understand the impact of student perceived service quality on sustainability practices of the university or the effect of such practices on student satisfaction. To bridge this gap, this paper aims to propose a conceptual framework to examine the relationships between service quality, sustainable practices and student satisfaction from the perspective of students. A quantitative ...

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Modelling the recovery of Indian banks under prompt corrective action framework: TOPSIS methodology

Economics

Modelling the recovery of Indian banks under prompt corrective action framework: TOPSIS methodology

K.C. Arora

The current study empirically investigates the comparative financial health of each of the 12 Indian banks under prompt corrective action (PCA) framework considering multiple triggers of PCA framework collectively. A model for predicting the recovery of these banks from PCA has been proposed based on three different multi-criteria decision-making methods (MCDM), one being the technique for order of preference by similarity to the ideal solution (TOPSIS) proposed by Hwang and Yoon (1981) to rank the set o...

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Prison libraries serving the ‘whole person’: A qualitative study

Business Communications

Prison libraries serving the ‘whole person’: A qualitative study

Shreya Mishra

Incarceration is a traumatic life experience for both convicted and non-convicted individuals and life in prison is not easy to get through. However, prison administrations often establish different avenues for the prisoners to help them navigate through their incarceration. One such avenue is prison libraries. This study explores the influence of the prison library in the lives of eight incarcerated individuals, in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India. The study is based on the concept of the ‘whole pers...

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IndiGo: Cruising in Market but Crashing Within

Business Communications

IndiGo: Cruising in Market but Crashing Within

Reeti Kulshrestha

M. Damodaran,1 chairman IndiGo, has a lot on his plate, and the servings are not over yet. What happened on 26 April 2019, was just a precursor to what was eventually to follow. Aditya Ghosh,2 the longstanding director of InterGlobe3 for 10 years, resigned from his position, making way for Greg Taylor4 as president and chief executive officer (CEO). Rahul Bhatia5 became the interim CEO. This, ironically, happened when the airline had bagged in traffic rights to as many as 15 countries, including France, ...

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DHFL Meltdown: The Corporate Governance Lapses

Business Communications

DHFL Meltdown: The Corporate Governance Lapses

Daitri Tiwary

India’s non-banking financial institutions (NBFIs), broadly constituting the less-regulated shadow banking sector, have been plagued with scams, triggering a domino effect in the Indian money market. Major corporate governance issues were highlighted in NBFIs with the unfurling of the ILF&S fraud; it virtually created a sub-prime crisis. In such a scenario, where the shadow banking sector was subject to change in regulations to ensure vigilance, corporate governance lapses had again led to the meltdown...

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