Category Archives: Research

Research issues in business

5 Things You Need to Know When Hiring an Outsourcing Business

Every business, just like every single thing in nature, is constantly striving towards one thing – growth. Stagnation is not an option – with  fierce competition in almost all areas of business, standing in one place means that you’re actually going backwards and that’s not something you should allow. Without question, outsourcing has changed the […]

A Very Happy New Year 2016

As the years pass by, we need a moment to recollect what we did in this year. Let us connect and recollect where we interacted. What did this mean for Business Fundas, another year in its glorious history. We had a case study published in Harvard. We had grown our followers across digital media by […]

Benefits of Social Media Marketing

In an independent survey conducted by Business Fundas, where we sent a questionnaire to our 20,000+ strong twitter followers consisting mainly of social media marketers, we tried to find the perceived benefits of social media marketing. The responses of the questionnaire were analyzed for understanding the perceived benefits of social media marketing and the responses […]

Literature Review of Supplier Selection Criteria

Title: Literature Review of Supplier Selection Criteria Author: Arpan Kumar Kar Affiliation: Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi Email id: arpan_kar@yahoo.co.in Abstract: Supplier selection literature in procurement management has witnessed a plethora of evaluation criteria, for selecting suppliers. This study prepares a list of all the generic supplier selection criteria, which is prevalent in […]

SocialCRM tools selection using Delphi method

Title : SocialCRM tools selection using Delphi method   Gaurav Khatwani Email ID: g_khatwani@yahoo.co.in Indian Institute of Management, Rohtak  Abstract: Various organizations have started adopting SocialCRM tools for their customer relationship management activities. This gives an opportunity to develop technique that can assist organizations in selecting SocialCRM tools based on experts’ decision within organization. While […]

Deciding Advertising Rates in Online Media – A Practical Guide

Title: Deciding Advertising Rates in Online Media – A Practical Guide Arpan Kumar Kar arpan.kumar.kar@gmail.com Assistant Professor: Indian Institute of Management Rohtak Abstract: Deciding the advertising rates for online media can often be very challenging. Most  bloggers and webmasters fall into a dilemma while deciding the advertising rates for websites and blogs. This essentially is […]

Demystifying empowered leadership: A CEOs Experiment in developing high performance workplace culture

Title: Demystifying empowered leadership: A CEOs Experiment in developing high performance  workplace culture  M M Bagali, Professor, Strategic HRM, and Coordinator, research in Management, Jain University CMS Business School campus, Bangalore – 560078, India. Email: mm.bagali@jainuniversity.ac.in Abstract: During turbulent days, organizations are increasingly seen to innovate ways to manage business. One of these innovations is […]

Strengthening Rural Management Education in India

Title: Strengthening Rural Management Education in India Ansu Abraham, Assistant Professor, Xavier Institute of Management, Jabalpur – 482 021, India Email:ansu.abraham@ximj.ac.in Abstract: Rural India is drawing more attention than ever before. To develop rural India, we need rural managers. Institute of Rural Management Anand (IRMA) recognized this need way back in 1979 and started a […]

Entrepreneurial Resourcefulness -Is it a Function of Gender?

Title: Entrepreneurial Resourcefulness -Is it a Function of Gender? Dr. Purna Prabhakar Nandamuri Assistant Professor, Department of Marketing & Strategy, IBS, IFHE University, Hyderabad, INDIA. E mail ID: prabhakar.nandamuri@ibsindia.org . ABSTRACT: Fostering positive attitudes towards entrepreneurship is high on the policy agenda of several economies. It is the obligation of the prevailing education system to […]

Websites as small but a significant market space in India: A forecast

Title: Websites as small but a significant market space in India: A forecast P. Vigneswara Ilavarasan                                                           Arpan Kumar Kar             (p.vigneswara@iimrohtak.ac.in)                                             (arpan.kar@iimrohtak.ac.in)    Indian Institute of Management Rohtak                              Indian Institute of Management Rohtak Abstract: Due to a sudden change in the regulatory guidelines in India, a surge in the web-space requirements is anticipated among companies based on […]

Supplier selection criteria and models

Purchasing is among the most important activities in supply chain management, since it is the primary point of contact with most supply-chain partners. A major area in purchasing management is that of Supplier Selection Problem (sometimes called the Vendor Selection Problem). Research in this domain started in the early 1960s and over 175 studies have […]

What is Quality Research and a Good Research Paper

Often a question that plagues many a beginner research student is the major question: What is good research or How to write a good research paper. Often, this becomes a major headache for students striving to complete a dissertation for their masters programme or even their doctoral programme. So what are the dimensions of a […]

Top Social Media Marketing Channels

In an independent survey conducted by Business Fundas, the top channels as perceived by social media marketers were identified and ranked. For this study, the over 20,000+ twitter followers (and also other social media marketers on twitter) were presented with a questionnaire for understanding the perceived importance of the various media for these marketing experts […]

Marketing Mix – The 4 P’s of Social Marketing

Social marketing was “born” as a discipline in the 1970s, with the increasing need to “sell” ideas, attitudes and behaviors, a paradigmatic shift from the need to market products only. Kotler and Andreasen define social marketing as “differing from other areas of marketing only with respect to the objectives of the marketer and his or […]

Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid – Marketing Strategies

Economically speaking, the “Bottom of the Pyramid” is the largest and also the poorest socio-economic class of people across economies. This consumer segment consists of 2.5 billion people who live on less than 2.50 dollar per day. The phrase “bottom of the pyramid” is used in particular by people developing new models of doing business […]

Customer Knowledge Management

Coined in 2002 by García-Murillo and Annabi, customer knowledge management is the newest thing in the series of customer value management (See customer life time value management & customer network value management). Gathering,  managing,  and  sharing  customer  knowledge  can be a highly valuable  competitive  tool that  companies  and scholars have not yet considered to the […]

How the internet affects Porter’s generic strategy models

In the emerging global economy, e-commerce and e-business have increasingly become a necessary component of business strategy and a strong catalyst for economic development. Michael Porter (1980) has argued that a firm’s strengths ultimately fall into one of two headings: cost advantage and differentiation. By applying these strengths in either a broad or narrow scope, […]

How e-markets affect the supply chain

E-markets have been established in many industries as a sourcing option for buyers. Research  has implied that the e-markets have substitutional effect on the traditional supply chain, yet in many situations, e-markets are used by buyers as a benchmarking tool in negotiations with traditional suppliers.  The late 1990s and early 2000s have seen the rise […]

How the internet affects Porter’s 5 forces model

In the emerging global economy, e-commerce and e-business have increasingly become a necessary component of business strategy and a strong catalyst for economic development. Porter, the strategy guru, used concepts developed in Industrial Organization (IO) economics to derive five forces which determine the competitive intensity and therefore attractiveness of a market. This model describes the […]

How to Classify e-Payment systems

The term “electronic payment systems” covers to a variety of payment mechanisms. Furthermore, this is domain is in a constant state of change with new schemes emerging and existing schemes being modified, often substantially. The principal classification of EPSs is based on the form of money representation and the principle of money transfer. Existing payment […]

Top 10 trends in Information Management technologies

Information management appears to be the talk of the day amongst all technology buzz. Information management or IM is the collection and management of information from one or more sources and the distribution of that information to one or more audiences. Management means the organization of and control over the structure, processing and delivery of […]

The Past, Present and Future of Information Systems Management Research

Information systems research has long been an area of interest for researchers as it started evolving as a discipline with its own identity, since the late 20th century, since the early 1970s. IS scholars had been researching and teaching a set of diverse topics associated with information technologies, IT infrastructures and IT-enabled business solutions (i.e., […]

How was data security in the banking industry implemented

Data security is a major concern in the banking industry where over the years technology has been used to implement various standards to facilitate the implementation of security in the various transactions and internal processes in the industry. Post 1996, banks started implementing data security in transactions using EDI or Electronic data Interchange standards. Financial […]