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The Indian Institute of Foreign Trade is an autonomous public business school established in 1963 by the Government of India to help professionalize the country's foreign trade management and increase exports. Its flagship program is the Master of Business Administration in International Business . It is the only institute among the top-10 business schools of India that offers this program. Apart from the MBA Course, IIFT provides various Management Development Programs, Executive Programs and Certificate Programs catering to the requirements of aspiring International Business executives and mid-career professionals alike.IIFT is a deemed-university and it conducts an autonomous entrance examination across various centres in India. In 2014, an estimated whopping 60000 candidates took the entrance exam for Full Time MBA course with 260 seats, making it one of the toughest B-schools to get into in India. Wikipedia.

Banerjee S.,Indian Institute of Foreign Trade | Dash S.K.,MSD Pharmaceutical Private Ltd
International Journal of Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Marketing | Year: 2011

Purpose: The purpose of this study is to unearth the factors influencing the scope and acceptability of E-detailing concepts recently started by domestic as well as multinational companies in India. Design/methodology/approach: The objective is to capture views of pharmaceutical company personnel about E-detailing to understand factors influencing acceptance and execution of E-detailing as a marketing communication tool. This study is based on primary data collected from the Delhi/NCR area of India. To analyze the data, an attempt is made to identify latent factors that influence various measurable characteristics. Gonzalez and Bello's approach is used in factor analyzing the responses to identify prominent influencing factors behind the adoption of E-detailing by pharmaceutical companies. Findings: As viewed by the company personnel, managerial readiness, operational capabilities, audience acceptance and market accessibility are the most important factors responsible for proper acceptability of E-detailing program. Other motivators are convenience mode of communication, brand acceptance in the market, a deep relationship development with target physicians. This has a positive impact on the profit curve of the companies. Practical implications: Results from this study will help pharmaceutical companies operating in India to understand factors influencing scope and acceptability of E-detailing as an important marketing communication tool. Pharmaceutical companies may chart their strategic communication roadmap in line with the same. Originality/value: In this paper, we have identified factors responsible for acceptance and execution of E-detailing as a pharmaceutical marketing communication tool. These factors may be tested in different countries and intensity may be analyzed beyond country boundaries. © Emerald Group Publishing Limited. Source

Seth A.,Punjabi University | Agarwal H.,Punjabi University | Singla A.R.,Indian Institute of Foreign Trade
International Journal of Innovative Computing, Information and Control | Year: 2014

In service-oriented architecture (SOA), the entire software system consists of an interacting group of autonomous services. In order to make such a system reliable, it should inhibit guarantee for basic service, data flow, composition of services, and the complete work flow. This paper discusses the important factor of SOA and their role in the entire SOA system reliability. We focus on the factors that have the strongest effect of SOA system reliability. Based on these factors, we used a fuzzy-based approach to estimate the SOA reliability. The proposed approach is implemented on a database obtained for SOA application, and the results obtained validate and confirm the effectiveness of the proposed fuzzy approach. Furthermore, one can make trade-off analyses between different parameters for reliability. © ICIC International 2014. Source

Chakraborty D.,Indian Institute of Foreign Trade | Mukherjee S.,National Institute of Public Finance and Policy NIPFP
Environmental Development | Year: 2013

The inter-linkage between trade and investment flows and environmental sustainability is a widely researched area. It has been noted that FDI is increasingly being directed to the LDCs and developing countries in recent period, whose export basket is generally more intensive in primary and manufacturing products. In this background, the current study contributes to the existing pool of research by conducting a panel data empirical analysis over 2000-10 for 114 countries to understand the relationship between trade and investment flows and environmental performance index (EPI) for countries at various income levels. The regression results indicate that while environmental sustainability of countries is negatively related with merchandise export orientation and FDI inward movements, it is positively influenced by service exports and FDI outward movements. The findings also confirm a positive relationship between several politico economic factors (e.g. liberal democratic setup and lesser corruption) and environmental performance of countries. Interestingly, the EPI variable displays a negative coefficient for lower income countries, while a positive relationship is noted for their higher income counterparts. The empirical findings lend proof to the contention that trade and investment flows significantly influences environmental sustainability of countries. It also raise serious concerns over the interface between environmental sustainability and economic and trade policy choice of developing countries and LDCs. © 2013 Elsevier B.V. Source

Singh R.K.,Indian Institute of Foreign Trade | Kumar R.,Maharaja Agrasen Institute of Technology | Shankar R.,Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
International Journal of Manufacturing Research | Year: 2012

Supply Chain Management (SCM) has become an integral part of strategy for all organisations irrespective of their size and sector in the present globalised and networked economy. This study is on analysing implementation of SCM and its effectiveness in a medium-scale construction organisation. A Situation-Actor-Process (SAP)-Learning-Action-Performance (LAP) framework has been applied to analyse the various issues of SCM in this organisation. Based on SAP analysis, suitable actions are taken for improving performance of the organisation. The study has also tried to develop a framework for evaluating effectiveness of SCM in a given organisation. Based on this study, it is recommended that to improve effectiveness of Construction Supply Chains (CSC), organisations should focus on product customisation, waste reduction, housekeeping and IT applications to reduce time lag in various processes. Copyright © 2012 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd. Source

Bhattacharyya R.,Indian Institute of Foreign Trade | Ghoshal T.,Bureau of Applied Economics and Statistics
Environment, Development and Sustainability | Year: 2010

This article considers a planner's optimum control exercise with environmental pollution and derives a testable link between the growth rates of consumption and pollution. The link is then empirically estimated for the case of CO2 emissions for a sample consisting of the union of top 25 countries in terms of CO2 emissions, population and per capita GNP. The analysis suggests that the interrelationship between the growth rates of CO2 emission and economic development is mostly significant for countries that have a high level of CO2 emissions and population. © Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2009. Source

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