IIMU's objective is to establish itself as a leader in management research in India that builds theory and inspires practice. The research encompasses both theoretical scholarship that will be of significance to the field in question and also research that will be relevant and useful to practitioners, policy-makers, NGOs and other users.
IIMU has developed a list of journals categorized as A and B based on rankings used by well- respected B-schools such as UT Dallas and IIM Bangalore as well as the FT 45 list and the Businessweek Top 20 list. At present, the list includes 37 category A journals and 139 category B journals.
As the Institute continues to make strong strides in this direction recently four research papers of IIMU's faculty members have been selected in prestigious international journals. You can find the details of the papers below. We will soon be updating more details about the papers once published.
Published by: Prof. Anirban Adhikary, Faculty, Operations Management, Quantitative Methods and Information Systems
Journal: Journal of International Business Studies(JIBS)
Introduction to the paper: The research paper builds on the network theory and the concept of organisational ambidexterity and investigates the impact of structural characteristics of a firm's whole buyer-supplier network: network density, betweenness centralisation, and average clustering coefficients on its international business performance. The paper also explores the moderating roles of average path length and PageRank centrality. Using a manually-collected dataset and a robust empirical methodology, it was found that while the network density is negatively related, betweenness centralisation and average clustering coefficients have an inverted U-shape and a U-shaped relationship with IB performance, respectively. Significant moderation effects were found, and in the process, the economic importance of firms' whole buyer-supplier network to their IB performance was demonstrated.
Published by: Prof. Tarun Jain, Faculty, Operations Management, Quantitative Methods and Information Systems
Journal: Production and Operations Management (POM)
Introduction to the paper: Cloud providers such as Amazon, IBM and Microsoft are leasing their computing resources to various businesses providing them with an alternative to investing in expensive hardware. Although recent information systems research has examined pricing-related issues in cloud computing, several important questions still remain. For example, how should buyers decide on the capacity portfolio of private and public clouds? What is the impact of the buyer's demand uncertainty on the capacity portfolio decision? We address these questions in this paper through a stylized model. Our analysis reveals that the investment in cloud infrastructure (private, public or hybrid) is based on the profile of the buyer's demand. When a buyer faces demand with a low mean, she relies on public cloud solutions. If the demand has a high mean, then the buyer firm hosts applications on a private cloud. Implementing a hybrid cloud is the optimal strategy when the mean demand is in mid-range. We find that high demand variability makes businesses to move towards public cloud solutions. We support these insights through examples from practice in the cloud computing industry. Read more- https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/pdf/10.1111/poms.12991
Published by: Prof. Satyam Mukherjee, Faculty, Operations Management, Quantitative Methods and Information Systems
Journal: Research Policy
Introduction to the paper: Research articles produced through international collaboration are more highly cited than other work, but are they also more novel? Using measures developed by Uzzi et al. (2013), and replicated by Boyack and Klavans (2014), this paper tests for novelty and conventionality in international research collaboration. Scholars have found that coauthored articles are more novel and have suggested that diverse groups have a greater chance of producing creative work. As such, we expected to find that international collaboration tends to produce more novel research. Using data from Web of Science and Scopus in 2005, we failed to show that international collaboration tends to produce more novel articles. In fact, international collaboration appears to produce less novel and more conventional knowledge combinations. Transaction costs and communication barriers to international collaboration may suppress novelty. Higher citations to international work may be explained by an audience effect, where more authors from more countries result in greater access to a larger citing community. The findings are consistent with explanations of growth in international collaboration that posit a social dynamic of preferential attachment based upon reputation. Read more- https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0048733319300046?via%3Dihub
Published by: Prof. Prateek Sharma, Faculty, Finance and Accounting
Journal: Managerial & Decision Economics
Introduction to the paper: We measure the economic value of diversification for international multiasset investment strategies. This paper implements five existing diversification measures and proposes a novel measure of diversification, the unsystematic risk ratio (URR). Only the URR and the effective number of bets measures predict the future risk‐adjusted performance. These relations are robust to the choice of investment horizon and degree of relative risk aversion. The diversification benefits are larger for the frontier and emerging markets than for the developed markets, for multiasset strategies than for single asset class strategies, and for the pre‐crisis and post‐crisis periods than for the financial crisis period. Read more- https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/mde.2939