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Kumar S.,International Institute of Technology and Management | Haleem A.,Jamia Millia Islamia University
International Journal of Industrial and Systems Engineering | Year: 2015

Knowledge management (KM) has been increasingly recognised as an emerging field of research in the last few years. The present paper addresses the need of exploring the field of knowledge management. The study presented is an attempt towards identifying important critical success factors (CSFs) of knowledge management relevant to the Indian industry. Literature review and subsequent brainstorming sessions with experts (both from academia and industry) have suggested six most important CSFs. An interpretive structural modelling (ISM)-based model has been presented on these identified CSF. Further, these CSFs have been classified using MICMAC analysis. Contextual relationships among CSFs have also been established using experts' opinions. This paper may help researcher and practicing managers to understand interaction among these CSFs and its overall effect on successful KM implementation. Further, this understanding may be helpful in framing the policies and strategies to manage KM processes and activities. Copyright © 2015 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd. Source


Luthra S.,Government Polytechnic | Kumar S.,International Institute of Technology and Management | Garg D.,National Institute of Technology Kurukshetra | Haleem A.,Jamia Millia Islamia University
Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews | Year: 2015

Rapidly increasing energy demand and growing concern about economic and environmental consequences call for renewable/sustainable energy technologies? adoption in India. Renewable/sustainable energy technologies have faced a number of constraints that have affected their rate of adoption. In this paper an attempt has been made to identify and rank the major barriers in the adoption of 'renewable and green' energy technologies in the Indian context. Twenty-eight barriers have been identified from an extensive literature review. These identified barriers have been categorized into seven dimensions of barriers, i.e. Economical & Financial; Market; Awareness & Information; Technical; Ecological and Geographical; Cultural & Behavioral; and Political & Government Issues. Analytical Hierarchy Process (AHP) technique has been utilized for ranking of barriers to adopt renewable/sustainable technologies in the Indian context. All pair comparisons in AHP have been made based on experts' opinions (selected from academia and industry). Sensitivity analysis has also been made to investigate the priority ranking stability of barriers to adopt renewable/sustainable technologies in the Indian context. This paper may help practitioners, regulators and academician focus their future efforts in adoption of 'renewable/sustainable energy technologies' in India. Further, this understanding may be helpful in framing the policies and strategies towards adoption of renewable/sustainable energy technologies. © 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. Source


Kumar S.,International Institute of Technology and Management | Luthra S.,Government Polytechnic | Govindan K.,University of Southern Denmark | Kumar N.,Maruti Suzuki India Ltd | Haleem A.,Jamia Millia Islamia University
Production Planning and Control | Year: 2016

In today’s competitive globalised business environment, production cost cutting is a primary issue before operation managers. As a research area, green lean six sigma (GLS) is proposed to have strategic importance in product development towards cutting costs, contributing to optimisation, and achieving sustainability. This research requirement has been realised to draw benefits out of three recent and involved approaches (green, lean and six sigma). In this research, an attempt has been made to address barriers in GLS product development (GLSPD) from an extensive literature review and from experts’ opinions towards developing a hierarchical model structuring these barriers. Twenty-one barriers have been identified and sorted from the review of literature and were then validated through discussions with experts. Relationships (contextual in nature) among these barriers have been realised during a brainstorming session. An interpretive structural modelling (ISM) technique has been utilised for developing a hierarchical model of barriers in implementing the GLSPD process in the automobile sector of India. A nine-level structural model has been deduced after application of the ISM technique, which shows ‘Competition and Uncertainty’ as the topmost output of the model and ‘Lack of Total Top Management Commitment’ as the bottom-level input to other barriers of the model. Further, MICMAC analysis has been also done to classify these barriers for better understanding; seven barriers are identified as driver barriers, nine as dependent, five barriers as linkage and no barrier as autonomous. An analysis of interdependence and interactions among these barriers may help supply chain managers reach a better understanding of barriers. Thus, managers may be helped in prioritising and managing barriers in order to gain a competitive advantage from GLS concept implementation in product development. © 2016 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group Source


Kaushik A.,Kurukshetra University | Kumar S.,International Institute of Technology and Management | Luthra S.,Government Polytechnic | Haleem A.,Jamia Millia Islamia University
International Journal of Technology, Policy and Management | Year: 2014

Technology Transfer (TT) has been identified as an important approach to achieve competitive advantage over other organisations. The objective of this paper is to contribute to the existing literature by comprehensively reviewing and identifying enablers and barriers to implement TT. In this paper, background of TT and major contributions given by various researchers in the field of TT has been presented. The 'factors to enable TT implementation successfully (referred to as enablers)' and 'barriers to hinder this process of TT implementation' have been identified. Based upon extensive literature review, conceptual model has been put forward. Enablers and barriers to implement TT need to be addressed and examined critically. This review will surely help researchers and practitioners in better understanding towards implementation of TT in most effective way. © 2014 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd. Source


Haleem A.,Jamia Millia Islamia University | Mannan B.,Jamia Millia Islamia University | Khurana S.,Jamia Millia Islamia University | Kumar S.,International Institute of Technology and Management | Ahmad S.,Jamia Millia Islamia University
Resources Policy | Year: 2016

Fly ash has been recognized as hazardous material causing air, soil and water pollution. Fly ash a ‘waste by-product’ of electricity generation from power plants (coal-based thermal) has an estimated annual production of approximately two hundred million tons. In-spite of many problems associated (like land requirement for disposal, toxicity to groundwater, handling issues etc.); we have started treating fly ash as a resource material. Present research addresses usage of fly ash in roads & bridges and embankments. In the present study, an attempt has been made to recognize and analyze comprehensively key elements and sub-elements of program implementation of fly ash usage and further to segregate Critical factors (CFs) of usage of fly ash in roads & bridges and embankments. Eight relevant CFs have been recognized for usage of fly ash in roads & bridges; and ten CFs for the usage of fly ash in embankments. Thereafter, Interpretive Structural Modeling (ISM) approach has been applied on these CFs and two models of driver CFs, linkage CFs and driven CFs have been obtained. Appropriate discussions along-with MICMAC analysis in the light of important elements and sub-elements have helped to present managerial implications useful for stakeholders. © 2016 Elsevier Ltd Source

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