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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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Reflections on Blended Learning in Management Education: A Qualitative Study with a Push-pull Migration Perspective

Business Communications

Reflections on Blended Learning in Management Education: A Qualitative Study with a Push-pull Migration Perspective

Jaya Gupta

COVID-19 pandemic is a major disruptor for education today. Its onset has necessitated innovations in design and delivery of teaching and learning environment with extensive technology integration. The present study aims to scan the factors that are bringing about major transformations in management education in current times. The study extends the demographic push-pull (PP) migratory model to explain and analyse the factors that can enable a smooth transit to a technology enabled virtual teaching and le...

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Customer satisfaction: impact of hedonic shopping in Delhi and National Capital Region

Business Communications

Customer satisfaction: impact of hedonic shopping in Delhi and National Capital Region

Pooja Misra

With the Indian retail industry in a boom phase, it is anticipated that the Indian retail market will increase by approximately 60% and be at USD1.1 trillion by 2020. Interestingly, along with the changing environment in the retail space, customer preferences and expectations have also been changing at a very fast pace. In the past researchers explained two dimensions of customers on the basis of their purchase intent - hedonic, who relate to the feelings of sensation and utilitarian whose primary intent...

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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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Deflating power imbalance through personal identity enhancement

Finance, Insurance & Risk Management

Deflating power imbalance through personal identity enhancement

Shreya Mishra

The purpose of the paper is to identify how the intersection of power, context, subjectivity and directionality makes it possible for the targets of workplace bullying to deflate power imbalance between them and the perpetrators. The paper is based on nine in-depth interviews with self-reported targets from different public sector organizations in India. The targets were purposively selected keeping in mind that they made deliberate attempts to counter bullying. Constructivist grounded theory approach wa...

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