• Internationality of Supervisory Boards and Firm Performance – Evidence from large listed German Companies

    Internationalisation of boards and its effects on firm performance in particular has seldom been a subject of study. This study aims at resolving this deficit by drawing upon a multi-theoretical approach, quantitative as well as qualitative research methods and two samples of large listed non-financial German corporations.

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  • ‘Dogs of the Dow' Investment Strategy : Indian Context

    The objective of this study is to test the performance of various versions of Dogs of the Dow strategy in Indian stock market against the return of Sensex. The finding shows that the popular version of Dogs of the Dow strategy (i.e. Top- 10) outperforms the Sensex during the period from November 2006 to November 2016 on absolute basis as well as on risk adjusted basis. Moreover, it has also been found that even portfolio of 'Small Dogs' has outperformed the Sensex during the same period on absolute basis as well as on risk adjusted basis.

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  • Impact of Dividend Policy on Shareholders' Wealth: Indian Scene

    The dividend is the key indicator of share price and firm’s value. The optimal dividend policy (DP) is the one that maximizes the firm’s stock price which leads to maximization of shareholders’ wealth (SW) thereby ensures rapid economic growth in the country. The corporate growth makes it eventually possible to get more dividends.

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  • Investment and Herding Behaviour : Indian Investor

    Behaviour finance helps to understand the attitude and perception of investors on their investment decisions. Every investor differs from others in all the aspects due to a range of factors like demographic and socio-economic background. An optimal investment decision plays a vital role and is a major deliberation.

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  • Asymmetry Revisited: What Leadership of Organizational Change Can Learn from Tango Argentino

    The article improves the understanding of leadership in organizational change by drawing on the metaphor of the Tango Argentino. Based on the reasonably young research stream of Organizational Aestetics, the relationship between a leader and a follower is compared and exploited to better understand the essentials of leading and following in organizational change.

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  • Post-retirement Work: Among Academics

    The purpose of this paper is to examine how teachers' attitude towards work affects their intention to continue working after retirement. The authors have hypothesized that job satisfaction, commitment to the organization, passion for work and relationship with co-workers affect the intention to work after retirement. Intention to work after retirement leads to life satisfaction of the retirees.

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  • Six Sigma Deployment in HR: Enhancing Competitiveness

    Six Sigma is a disciplined, quality approach and philosophy for eliminating defects in any process – from manufacturing to transactional and from product to service. Six Sigma is flexible enough to be applied to different challenges throughout business and organizations can use it in diverse areas such as HR.

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  • Cross Cultural HRM Issue : Cheng Hi's Chinese Construction Company

    Infrastructure sector is growing world-wide. Chinese companies are aggressively pursuing the growth opportunities provided by the surge in this sector globally. Middle East is the first testing ground for any construction company with global aspirations. But the workforce is multinational and cross cultural issues do prop up. The narrative is a case study of a Chinese construction company stepping out of China on its growth path and encountering problems owing to multicultural workforce in Middle East. Organizational restructuring towards a matrix structure helped the firm to come out of the problem.

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  • HRD Practices on Employee Engagement: Retail Organizations

    The Indian retail industry can be divided into two parts i.e. organized and unorganized sectors. The organized retailers need to have better Human resource development practices in order to continuously develop the human capital of the organized retailers. Therefore the present study is an attempt to study and identify the link between HRD practices adopted by various organized retailers at the state of Karnataka and employee engagement at the same.

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  • Backwater Tourism : RT Initiatives and Socio- Environmental Dynamics

    The Vembanad Lake is an iconic tourist place and an identified Ramsar Site. Over the years, it has been touted as an established backwater tourism region. Vembanad Lake is also the biggest fresh water lake in Kerala and the people around are profoundly dependent on its offerings for their livelihood. Kumarakom, the premier backwater tourism destination in the region is listed as part of the Responsible Tourism (RT) initiative of Kerala Tourism.

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