RESEARCH

Finding answers to relevant questions

Faculty at FLAME University enjoys enormous opportunities and avenues for cutting-edge research in their respective areas of specialization strengthening the vision, awareness and synergy of the inter-disciplinary approach of education.

Excellence achieved through this research, in turn, creates new learning and further enriches the diversity of knowledge by synthesizing and integrating insights from a range of disciplines. This unique academic cooperation between multiple disciplines does transcend the boundaries of disciplines, and results in an insightful and consequential research output. This process of creating synergy between excellence and diversity - a dynamic motion that advances academic learning through constant interconnectivity - is the basic driving force that refines education and research at the University.

Publications


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| SCOPUS® Q3

In the absence of proper legislative regulation, women domestic workers in India are vulnerable not just to low wages but are subject to a host of unfair social practices and disrespectful behavior. This is because domestic work is part of deeper and ingrained casteist and patriarchal mores and practices. As such, these workers have to deal with many indignities as part of their employment. This paper attempts to highlight the daily humiliation and physical and mental costs experienced by women domestic workers. By documenting their lived realities at work and their oral narratives, we examine everyday tales of mistreatment, humiliation, mounting social anxiety, and escalating health issues.

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| SCOPUS® Q3

With the increase in the varieties products and the increasing uncertainty about product demand, the production preparation time is a significant factor in addressing these issues. The trade-off between the reduction of the production preparation time and the associated cost remains a critical decision. With this backdrop, this study presents a continuous review production-inventory model with a variable production preparation time and a time-dependent setup cost. The demand during the preparation time is captured through a min-max distribution-free approach. In a stochastic framework, the order quantity, reorder point, and setup time are optimized by minimizing the expected cost considering the time-value effect. Further, a fuzzy model is formulated to tackle the imprecise nature of the production setup time and demand. Two algorithms are developed using an analytical approach to obtain the optimal solution. A numerical illustration is given to present the key insights of the model for effective inventory management. It is observed that order quantity and total cost are more sensitive at the lower side of the optimal setup time rather than at the higher side. The discount rate is also found to be a sensitive factor while minimizing the total expected cost.

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 ABDC : A | SCOPUS® Q1

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In this piece, I draw attention on how the booming real estate market in India is patterned around the axes of social inequality. Specifically, it argues that in a socio-economic context of depressed later life incomes with declining familial support, a singular focus on (upper) middle class niche senior living market is both exclusionary and misguided. The empirical basis for this argument comes from a range of press coverage on the inviting market for seniors as well as the recently released Government of India report (Model Guidelines for Development and Regulation of Retirement Homes, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, 2019) on the regulatory framework for privately managed ‘retirement homes’ for the ‘urban upper and middle income elderly’. I ask if the Report with its orchestration of an upper middleclass lifestyle and aesthetic governmentality is a deliberate neglect of the economic precariousness of a vast majority of lower-income households that lie at the margins of the urban-focused neoliberal State. I reflect what this erasure holds for questions of equity and social justice under neoliberalism and conclude on the intellectual possibilities of environmental gerontology by privileging the anthropological dimensions of housing and property regimes.

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| SCOPUS® Q2

According to Immanuel Kant’s second categorical imperative, every individual should be treated as an end and never as a means. The individual should be treated with dignity, equality, and not just

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Pharmaceutical sector is one of the largest industrial sectors in India and has been a power intensive industry. In addition to this, it is one of the largest employments generating industry, having said so it is also one of the largest contributors to the Carbon emissions in the environment. With increase in global demand the production capacities have been increased but many of the sectors continue to operate on the similar model as theyused to operate in the past decade, which is not the sustainable model in the long runespecially in lieu of the global warming and deteriorating climatic conditions. In continuation to the earlier study carried out on “Market Analysis of Energy Management in Pharmaceuticals and Steel Industry in Maharashtra” - ISSN NO : 2249-7455. This article studies the possibilities for deployment of new and clean energy for bulk power consuming industry likePharmaceuticals Sector, which can help them reduce carbon emission in addition to cost reduction of their power requirement.

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Industrial Revolution 4.0 is upon us, with disruptive technology rapidly changing our personal and professional lives. In this climate it is not clear how organization reorganization will take place and there is haziness over the strategic HRM required to attract, develop, and retain talent. This book shines a light on the rapidly changing work landscape by bringing together international expert contributors, who address issues such as the long-term effects of artificial intelligence and block chain technologies on the firm and on human resources, and deliberate on the effects Industrial Revolution 4.0 is likely to have on both emerging economies and developed countries. A number of fundamental questions are asked: Will HR managers perceive IT as a supporting adjunct or a core operational department? Will man and machine co-exist, or will artificial intelligence have more ominous implications for humanity, as predicted by Stephen Hawking? In other words, is HRM 4.0 an opportunity, a transient phase, or an impending threat? Human and Technological Resource Management is a must read for students and scholars of HRM, as well as anyone interested in the future of technology in the workplace

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 ABDC B | SCOPUS® Q3

This paper aims to examine the effect of bank-specific, financial structure and macroeconomic factors on the risk-taking behavior, stability and profitability of banks in Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) economies during 1998–2017.