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Vinay Singh J Chawan

Bio: Vinay Singh J Chawan is an academic researcher from Indian Institute of Management Indore. The author has contributed to research in topic(s): Conceptual framework & Subsistence agriculture. The author has an hindex of 2, co-authored 4 publication(s) receiving 13 citation(s).
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Abstract: Empowerment of women by social enterprises in emerging economies has received attention from researchers. This paper aims to study three social enterprises in India that aim to empower subsistence women entrepreneurs.,A comparative case analysis of three social enterprises is done to develop understanding of systems and processes adopted by them. Sources such as published journal and news articles, case studies, success stories and official websites are used for data collection.,The study found that all three organisations strive to increase the asset base of members by organizing disempowered subsistence producers lacking market power; extending services throughout the value chain, i.e. from raw material supply to marketing of products; ploughing back regular incomes and bonuses through mechanisms acceptable to all members; and empowering subsistence producers to gain market power and ability to choose. The interventions give market exposure and voice to the concerns of women producers. These organisations successfully leverage the strength of their relations with civil society and markets in sustaining the business. Women empowerment was found to be achieved through regular income, collective voice, ability to take decisions and creation of social value.,This paper does not take into consideration enterprises promoted by government.,A conceptual framework is suggested in this paper along with insights for organisations interested in collectivising subsistence women for empowering them.,The conceptual framework provided in this paper enriches the understanding of social enterprises working with the objective of women empowerment.

7 citations


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Abstract: Purpose The purpose of this paper is to analyse interventions of various forms of organisations operating with the objective of connecting subsistence entrepreneurs (SEs) with the formal economy. This work also attempts to understand and analyse the transformational role played by these organisations. Finally, the paper aims to arrive at a conceptual framework for organisations interested in playing a transformational role. Design/methodology/approach The paper deals with subsistence entrepreneurship and business models for subsistence economies. It draws from case studies of six organisations operating with the objective to connect subsistence entrepreneurs with formal economy. Each case chosen is unique with respect to the organisational form it takes to achieve the objective. However, a lot of similarity can be seen in the components of the business model adopted by these organisations. Findings Organisations which emerge keeping the context of rural producers in mind survive and support SEs in the long run. SEs need not always get converted into transformational entrepreneurs. However, with the help of organisations which collectivise SEs, they can interact with formal economy. Such organisations help large numbers of SEs to sustain and possibly move out of subsistence status over a period of time. These organisations have to fill the voids left by government or market institutions so as to create enabling conditions for SEs to thrive. Despite the efforts of the organisations, it is not possible for all SEs to move out of their subsistence status and existence in informal markets. However, it is possible in case of some SEs at least, as the institutional support gives them more certainty in incomes. Research limitations/ implications The paper does not take a business model adopted by government institution for the purpose of analysis. Practical implications The paper offers practical suggestions for organisations interested in collectivising SEs with the aim to improve their returns from market transactions. Originality/value The paper offers a conceptual framework to enrich the understanding of role played by organisations working towards collectivising SEs. It adds to the debate of subsistence entrepreneurship and transformational entrepreneurship. It elaborates the elements of social capital created by these organisations at the meso level. Finally, it re-emphasises the strengths of informal economy to support the customer value proposition for formal markets.

5 citations


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TL;DR: Synergies and conflicts that may arise with the simultaneous use of these systems are discussed, and numerous applications that help in enhancing RMS performance are suggested.
Abstract: Revenue management systems (RMS) and customer relationship management (CRM) systems are widely used in today's data enriched environments to improve a firm's profitability. Though these systems are used to improve business profitability, their approach and evolution are different, as a result of which these systems are being used separately. In case of RMS, the focus is on short term tactical revenue optimisation, whereas in case of CRM the focus is on developing long term customer relationships. This paper discusses some ways of enhancing performance of revenue management systems by using CRM data. Synergies and conflicts that may arise with the simultaneous use of these systems are discussed, and numerous applications that help in enhancing RMS performance are suggested.

1 citations


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TL;DR: A framework for developing performance measurement metrics is provided, and it is described how these measures can be used to create a dashboard for monitoring performance of RM systems.
Abstract: Revenue management (RM) systems help firms in enhancing their revenues by allocating capacity to those customers who value it the most. The revenue enhancement is largely affected by demand, competition, seasonality and other external factors. It is necessary to isolate the effect of such external factors while measuring the performance of RM systems. This paper discusses different ways of measuring performance of RM systems by reviewing the relevant literature, and it discusses the merits and demerits of the currently used performance metrics. It provides a framework for developing performance measurement metrics, and describes how these measures can be used to create a dashboard for monitoring performance of RM systems. The proposed framework considers the perspective of the RM decision makers and customers, and evaluates performance of the RM systems for the forecasting, inventory control and overbooking stages of revenue management.

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01 May 1997
Abstract: Building Leadership Effectiveness This program encourages leaders to develop practices that transform values into action, vision into realities, obstacles into innovations, and risks into rewards. Participants will be introduced to the five practices of exemplary leadership: modeling the way, inspiring a shared vision, challenging the process, enabling others to act, and encouraging the heart Coaching & Communicating for Performance Coaching & Communicating for Performance is a highly interactive program that will give supervisors and managers the opportunity to build skills that will enable them to share expectations and set objectives for employees, provide constructive feedback, more effectively engage in learning conversations, and coaching opportunities. Skillful Conflict Management for Leaders As a leader, it is important to understand conflict and be effective at conflict management because the way conflict is resolved becomes an integral component of our university’s culture. This series of conflict management sessions help leaders learn and put into practice effective strategies for managing conflict.

4,935 citations


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30 May 2018
Abstract: Established in 2006, TATA Africa Services (Nigeria) Limited operates as the nodal point for Tata businesses in West Africa. TATA Africa Services (Nigeria) Limited has a strong presence in Nigeria with investments exceeding USD 10 million. The company was established in Lagos, Nigeria as a subsidiary of TATA Africa Holdings (SA) (Pty) Limited, South Africa and serves as the hub of Tata’s operations in Nigeria and the rest of West Africa.

3,183 citations


01 Oct 2008
Abstract: textThis paper is an introduction to the special issue from the 3rd Global Entrepreneurship Monitor Research Conference held in Washington, D.C., in 2008. The paper has three objectives. First, to discuss the importance of the three stages of economic development, the factor-driven stage, the efficiency-driven stage and the innovation-driven stage. Second, to examine the empirical evidence on the relationship between stages of economic development and entrepreneurship. Third, to present a summary of the papers in the context of the theory.

80 citations


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TL;DR: CGaA editor in chief Miguel Encarnacao discusses recent changes to CGaA and the magazine's strategic orientation and introduces its newest editorial board member, Seungyong Lee of the Pohang University of Science and Technology.
Abstract: Editor in chief Miguel Encarnacao discusses recent changes to CGaA and the magazine's strategic orientation. He also introduces the magazine's newest editorial board member, Seungyong Lee of the Pohang University of Science and Technology.

49 citations


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Abstract: Empowerment of women by social enterprises in emerging economies has received attention from researchers. This paper aims to study three social enterprises in India that aim to empower subsistence women entrepreneurs.,A comparative case analysis of three social enterprises is done to develop understanding of systems and processes adopted by them. Sources such as published journal and news articles, case studies, success stories and official websites are used for data collection.,The study found that all three organisations strive to increase the asset base of members by organizing disempowered subsistence producers lacking market power; extending services throughout the value chain, i.e. from raw material supply to marketing of products; ploughing back regular incomes and bonuses through mechanisms acceptable to all members; and empowering subsistence producers to gain market power and ability to choose. The interventions give market exposure and voice to the concerns of women producers. These organisations successfully leverage the strength of their relations with civil society and markets in sustaining the business. Women empowerment was found to be achieved through regular income, collective voice, ability to take decisions and creation of social value.,This paper does not take into consideration enterprises promoted by government.,A conceptual framework is suggested in this paper along with insights for organisations interested in collectivising subsistence women for empowering them.,The conceptual framework provided in this paper enriches the understanding of social enterprises working with the objective of women empowerment.

7 citations


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Author's H-index: 2

No. of papers from the Author in previous years
YearPapers
20191
20182
20171