The Research Wing undertakes various activities over the academic year to inculcate research orientation amongst the faculty and students. Some of the activities are listed below:

Research Seminars

It is said that “Alone We are Smart, Together We are Brilliant (Steven Anderson, Educator)”. IMI Bhubaneswar believes in this search for excellence and recognizes the fact that we can all gain through the shared knowledge. In this context IMI Bhubaneswar started Monthly Research Seminar Series. The faculty members/research scholars present their previous or ongoing research and receive feedback from their colleagues. Faculty members from other institutes are welcome to attend these research seminars.

The table below gives the snapshot of the research seminars held in 2018

Details of the Faculty Seminar held at IMI-B


S. NoFacultyDateSubject
1. Prof. Sourabh Sharma 10.08.2016 Digital India: Innovation & Technology
2. Prof. Bindu Chhabra 15.09.2016 Back to the Future? : Challenges and Opportunities for Indian Information Technology Industry in the New Economic Order
3. Prof. Rajagopal 09.12.2016 Architecting Enterprise: Managing Innovation, Technology, and Market Competitiveness
4. Prof. Rajagopal 09.12.2016 Developing Skills on Writing Case Studies
5. Prof. Rohit Vishal Kumar 13.01.2017 Using Citavi for Bibliography Management
6. Prof. Rohit Vishal Kumar 27.02 2017 Using Citavi for Bibliography Management (Advanced Tools)
7. Prof. Manit Mishra 28.04.2017 For Millennials, “saying” and “doing” have parted ways?
8. Prof. Supriti Mishra 17.05.2017 CSR Drivers – A Case of Indian Companies


S. NoFacultyDateSubject
1. Prof. R. R. Ghatak 17.08.2017 Ethics of Risk: A Supply Chain Perspective
2. Prof. Bindu Chhabra 12.09.2017 Impact of Demographic Variables on the Attitude towards Violence and Cooperation with Police: A study of Naxalite affected areas in Odisha
3. Prof. Devesh Baid 22.11.2017 A Study of MCS, Teachers satisfaction, Teachers stress and role of participative decision making
4. Prof. Supriti Mishra 22.11.2017 What drives CSR in Indian Companies
5. Prof. Rajagopal 08.12.2017 Developing Skills on Writing Cases
6. Prof. Rajagopal 08.12.2017 Doctoral Research: International Perspectives on initiation to conclusion.
7. Prof. Rahul Gupta Choudhury 19.01.2018 Contextual Factors, Strategy and Marketing Mix Decisions of Firms.
8. Prof. Santanu Das 19.01.2018 Modelling Volatility and conditional dependence of crude oil, oil subtitles and market portfolio using Copula-GARCH approach.
9. Prof. Manit Mishra 15.02.2018 The impact of customer relationship management (CRM) practices on customer satisfaction
10. Prof. Rohit Vishal Kumar 26.03.2018 Rethinking Marketing Management Pedagogy
11. Prof. Supriti Mishra 18.04.2018 Strategic Human Resource Management: A Paradigm Shift for Achieving Competitive Advantage in Organisations


S. NoFacultyDateSubject
1. Prof. Sourabh Sharma 12.04.2018 Competency Evaluation for Social Media Usage: A comparative Study of Male and Female.
2. Prof. Arun K. Rath 24.07.2018 India and Antarctica: Geo-Political
3. Prof. Aman Dua 20.09.2018 The assessments of quality multimodal transportation for containerized exports.
4. Prof. Rajesh Katiyar 30.10.2018 How to use Interpretive Structural Modelling (ISM) technique.
5. Prof. Rajagopal 07.12.2018 Contemporary trends in management research
6. Prof. Rajagopal 07.12.2018 Writing management case studies
7. Prof. Rahul Gupta Chaudhury 16.01.2019 Industry-Wise Differences in Marketing Strategy and their Influence on Performance: A Study of Manufacturing and Service Industries in India
8. Prof. Bindu Chhabra 13.02.2019 Relationship between Work Role Stress - Employee Outcomes: Moderating Role of Core Self Evaluation
9. Prof. Santanu Das 20.03.2019 Does corporate leverage affect accounting policy? An examination of discretionary accruals
10. Prof. Devesh Baid 10.04.2019 Operational Definition of a Framework for Crowd Funding Adoption across Countries
11. N.V. Subbarao 25.04.2019 Study of new hire recruitment methods and willingness
12. Aswini Kumar Bhuyan 25.04.2019 Accounting narratives: Analysis of Chairman’s speech

Research Workshop

The Institute conducts a number of Research Workshops to enhance research skills amongst faculty members – not only for IMI Bhubaneswar but also for researchers and faculties across institutions. Some of these workshops are offered as Management Development Programs and as Faculty Development Programs; where as some of them are offered gratis to the world at large.

Focus of these research workshops include development of research skills, usage of analytical softwares, strategies for getting published in quality research journals, strategies for developing research networks etc. Please see our MDP Calendar for a detailed list. The recent FDPs conducted at IMI Bhubaneswar are:

  •   2-Day FDP on “Structural Equation Modelling for Research” on 23-24 September, 2016
  •   AICTE sponsored 2-week FDP on “Multivariate Data Analysis for Advanced Research” during 03-16 December 2017
  •   3-Day FDP on “Financial Time Series Analysis Using R” on 7-9 March, 2018
  •   1-Day FDP on “Understanding R Software for Research” on September 17, 2018
  •   3-Day FDP on “Financial Time Series Analysis Using R” on 13-15 December, 2018

Software Skill Developmentt

Research, in today’s world, requires an immense knowledge of analytical and other softwares. The Research Wing at IMI Bhubaneswar focusses on providing software skills to the researchers. Some of the softwares which are regularly used at IMI Bhubaneswar are listed below:

SPSS is a software package used for statistical analysis. Long produced by SPSS Inc., it was acquired by IBM in 2009. The current versions (2015) are officially named IBM SPSS Statistics. SPSS is a widely used program for statistical analysis in social science. It is also used by market researchers, health researchers, survey companies, government, education researchers, marketing organizations, data miners and others. In addition to statistical analysis, data management documentation are features of the software.

IBM SPSS Amos allows researchers to build attitudinal and behavioral models that reflect complex relationships. The software Provides structural equation modeling (SEM)—that is easy to use and allows researcher to easily compare, confirm and refine models. Researchers can use Bayesian analysis—to improve estimates of model parameters.

EViews is a statistical package, used mainly for time-series oriented econometric analysis. It is developed by Quantitative Micro Software (QMS), now a part of IHS. The current version of EViews is 9.0, released in March 2015. EViews can be used for general statistical analysis and econometric analyses, such as cross-section and panel data analysis and time series estimation and forecasting.

Prowess is a database of large and medium Indian firms. It contains detailed information on over 26,000 firms. These comprise of all companies traded on India's major stock exchanges and several others including public sector enterprises. Prowess provides detailed information on each company covering 1,500 data items and ratios per company. The total income of all companies in the Prowess database is about 78 per cent of India's GDP.

The ACE-Equity database provides access to financial information of more than 38,000 Indian companies. This includes Historical Financials & Share Price Data of over 15 Years, Profit & Loss, Balance Sheet and Cash flows, Annual reports, Business Activity classifications, Data on IPO, Data on F&O, FII Investments, and Global indices etc.

Besides the commercial softwares – IMI Bhubaneswar also believes in promoting open source software and uses the following on a regular basis.

IMI Bhubaneswar is fully equipped to transfer the software knowledge to other researchers. If you or your institution are interested please contact us [email protected] for a customized quote.