Faculty Seminars

 The Research and strategic initiatives 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 at IMI Bhubaneswar;

Details of the Faculty Seminar held at IMI-B


S.NoFaculty DateSubject
1. Prof. Manit Mishra 21.05.2022 Customer experience: A systematic literature review
2. Prof. Sourabh Sharma 21.05.2022 Digital Transformation and Academicians’ Well-Being: A Cross-Cultural Comparison Between India and Mexico


S.NoFaculty DateSubject
1. Prof. Rahul Gupta Choudhury 19.02.2022 An overview of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI): Implications in geostrategy and geopolitics
2. Prof. Ranjit Roy Ghatak 19.02.2022 A fuzzy DEMATEL approach for evaluating barriers of logistics integration to omni-channel retailing
3. Prof. Ritu Singh 15.01.2022 Employee Satisfaction and Organizational Outcomes: The Role of Dynamic Capability
4. Prof. Rohit Vishal Kumar 15.01.2022 Using Indexes for Better Segmentation
5. Prof. Rajesh Katiyar 18.12.2021 Strategic and Policy Responses to COVID-19 Recovery: Evidence from India’s Hospitality and Tourism Industry
6. Prof. Supriti Mishra 18.12.2021 Determinants of Corporate Social Responsibility Reporting: A Multi-level Institutional Perspective
7. Prof. Devesh Baid 04.12.2021 Shareholder’s Report: A Study of Voluntary Narratives and Corporate’s Earnings
8.  Prof. Sangram Keshari Jena  16.10.2021 Volatility spillover dynamics between large, mid, and small-cap stocks in time-frequency domain: Implication for portfolio management
9.  Prof. Kapil Pandla  16.10.2021 Leveraging Employee Experience during Crisis Situation for Higher performance- Special Reference to COVID -19 pandemic
10.  Prof.RamakrushnaPanigrahi   18.09.2021 Input Subsidies and Farm Profitability in Indian Agriculture
11.  Prof. Bindu Chhabra  18.09.2021 Job insecurity as a barrier to thriving during COVID-19 pandemic: A moderated mediation model of knowledge hiding and benevolent leadership
12.  Prof. Pallavi Pandey  21.08.2021 An exploratory study on factors contributing to job dissatisfaction of retail employees in India
13.  Prof. Swayam S Panigrahi  21.08.2021 Modelling the barriers affecting the implementation of green supply chain practices: Evidences from Aluminum sector
14.  Prof. Sougata Ray  17.07.2021 Climate Change Impact and Self-Help Adaptation Strategies in the Sunderban Region of West Bengal
15.  Prof. Amit Shrivastava  19.06.2021 The Antecedents of e-commerce adoption by MSME - A study of the state of Odisha
16.  Prof. Sourabh Sharma  19.06.2021 Is virtual classroom a window into future during COVID-19? A comparative study of undergraduate and postgraduate university students in India
17.  Prof. Manit Mishra  15.05.2021 Customer experience: Extracting topics from tweets


1. Prof. Santanu Das 19.10.2020 Long term dependencies between sovereign bonds and sectoral indices of India: Evidence from Hurst exponent and wavelet analysis
2. Prof. Swayam Sampurna Panigrahi 25.09.2020 Revolutionising Supply Chains with Industry 4.0 concepts to attain sustainability
3. Prof. Rohit Vishal Kumar 10.07.2020 Website Structure Mining: Application & Lessons from Website Analysis
4. Prof. Pallavi Pandey 03.07.2020 Danone India: Challenges of expanding into an Emerging Market
5. Prof. Sourabh Sharma 26.06.2020 Analyzing the Impact of Online and Social Media Platforms on Students’ Academic Performance: A Comparative Study of Extraversion & Introversion Personality
6. Prof. Yamini Prakash Sahay 19.06.2020 Employee Perception of Leader Member Exchange
7. Prof. Rajesh Katiyar 09.06.2020 Analyzing the Impact Factors of Remanufacturing Industry
8. Prof. Kapil Pandla 02.06.2020 Rise and Fall of a Business Leader - Floored after hitting the Glass Ceiling
9. Prof. Rahul Gupta Choudhury 29.05.2020 Einstein, Tagore, and the Antiquity: A view of the Universe
10. Prof. Ranjit Roy Ghatak 26.05.2020 Barriers analysis for customer resource contribution in value co-creation for service industry using interpretive structural modelling
11. Prof. Pravesh Padamwar 22.05.2020 The role of cognitive reflection on attraction effect
12. Prof. Ramakrushna Panigrahi 19.05.2020 Mapping Social Dysfunction Parameters in Development Discourse – A more Robust Approach to Rank countries with HDI Attainments
13. Prof. Bindu Chhabra 15.05.2020 Paved with good intentions: Situational and dispositional influences on employees’ unethical pro-organizational behavior in Indian organizations
14. Prof. Devesh Baid 12.05.2020 Organizational performance as a multidimensional construct
15. Prof. Ramesh Behl and Prof. Manit Mishra 05.05.2020 COVID 19: Modeling for states in India
16. Prof. Supriti Mishra 01.05.2020 Perceived Organisational Support and Organisational Commitment: Moderating role of Person-Organisation Fit
17. Prof. Santanu Das 28.04.2020 The dynamics of corporate cash holdings? Evidence from emerging Asia


S. NoFacultyDateSubject
1 Prof. Rohit Vishal Kumar 27.01.2020 COE Effect, China and Indian perception - Roadblocks and Extensions?
2. Prof. Rajagopal 30.11.2019 Contemporary trends in writing and publishing research papers
3. Prof. Rajagopal 29.11.2019 Reverse Innovation and Impact on Global Business
4. Prof. Pallavi Pandey 22.11.2019 An inductive exploration of factors leading to employee dissatisfaction in the Indian retail industry
5. Prof. Ashish Chandra 21.10.2019 Issues and Challenges for Indian Business Professors getting publications in International Academic Journals
6. Prof. Santanu Das 17.08.2019 Conditional dependence between oil prices and sovergeign bond yields: A Garch-copula model approach
7. Prof. Sourabh Sharma 17.08.2019 An empirical study of Impulse Buying behaviour of customers and forced selling behaviour of sellers
8. Prof. Devesh Baid 17.08.2019 Chairman's letter: does it communicate something
9. Prof. Sushil Kalyani 17.08.2019 Importance of Risk Management Architecture for addressing the NPA problem in Banks in India
10 Prof. Bindu Chhabra 17.08.2019 Locus of control and work attitudes as predictors of organizational citizenship behaviour- A study of Indian IT Professionals
11 Prof. Rohit Vishal Kumar 16.08.2019 Customer complaints in Indian banking sector: preliminary analysis
12 Prof. Supriti Mishra 16.08.2019 Impact of diversity and inclusion climate on employee performance in the insurance and financial services sector
13 Prof. Arun Kumar Rath 16.08.2019 Challenges of Enterprise Risk Management
14 Prof. Manit Mishra 16.08.2019 Underlying dimension of trust: A review
15 Prof. R.K. Panigrahi 16.08.2019 Real Interest rate parity and fisher's open condition: empirical evidences from major economics
16 Arjya kumar Mishra 05.08.2019 Circular economy: A paradigm shift?
17 Aswini Kumar Bhuyan 25.04.2019 Accounting narratives: Analysis of Chairman’s speech
18 N.V. Subbarao 25.04.2019 Study of new hire recruitment methods and willingness
19 Prof. Devesh Baid 10.04.2019 Operational Definition of a Framework for Crowd Funding Adoption across Countries


1 Prof. Santanu Das 20.03.2019 Does corporate leverage affect accounting policy? An examination of discretionary accruals
2 Prof. Bindu Chhabra 13.02.2019 Relationship between Work Role Stress - Employee Outcomes: Moderating Role of Core Self Evaluation
3 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
4 Prof. Rajagopal 07.12.2018 Writing management case studies
5 Prof. Rajagopal 07.12.2018 Contemporary trends in management research
6 Prof. Rajesh Katiyar 30.10.2018 How to use Interpretive Structural Modelling (ISM) technique.
7 Prof. Aman Dua 20.09.2018 The assessments of quality multimodal transportation for containerized exports.
8 Prof. Arun K. Rath 24.07.2018 India and Antarctica: Geo-Political
9 Prof. Supriti Mishra 18.04.2018 Strategic Human Resource Management: A Paradigm Shift for Achieving Competitive Advantage in Organisations
10 Prof. Sourabh Sharma 12.04.2018 Competency Evaluation for Social Media Usage: A comparative Study of Male and Female.


1 Prof. Rohit Vishal Kumar 26.03.2018 Rethinking Marketing Management Pedagogy
2 Prof. Manit Mishra 15.02.2018 The impact of customer relationship management (CRM) practices on customer satisfaction
3 Prof. Santanu Das 19.01.2018 Modelling Volatility and conditional dependence of crude oil, oil subtitles and market portfolio using Copula-GARCH approach.
4 Prof. Rahul Gupta Choudhury 19.01.2018 Contextual Factors, Strategy and Marketing Mix Decisions of Firms.
5 Prof. Rajagopal 08.12.2017 Doctoral Research: International Perspectives on initiation to conclusion.
6 Prof. Rajagopal 08.12.2017 Developing Skills on Writing Cases
7 Prof. Supriti Mishra 22.11.2017 What drives CSR in Indian Companies
8 Prof. Devesh Baid 22.11.2017 A Study of MCS, Teachers satisfaction, Teachers stress and role of participative decision making
9 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
10 Prof. R. R. Ghatak 17.08.2017 Ethics of Risk: A Supply Chain Perspective
11 Prof. Supriti Mishra 17.05.2017 CSR Drivers – A Case of Indian Companies
12 Prof. Manit Mishra 28.04.2017 For Millennials, “saying” and “doing” have parted ways?


S. NoFacultyDateSubject
1 Prof. Rohit Vishal Kumar 27.02 2017 Using Citavi for Bibliography Management (Advanced Tools)
2 Prof. Rohit Vishal Kumar 13.01.2017 Using Citavi for Bibliography Management
3 Prof. Rajagopal 09.12.2016 Developing Skills on Writing Case Studies
4 Prof. Rajagopal 09.12.2016 Architecting Enterprise: Managing Innovation, Technology, and Market Competitiveness
5 Prof. Bindu Chhabra 15.09.2016 Back to the Future? : Challenges and Opportunities for Indian Information Technology Industry in the New Economic Order
6 Prof. Sourabh Sharma 10.08.2016 Digital India: Innovation & Technology

Software Skill Development

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.

Python is an interpreted, object-oriented, high-level programming language with dynamic semantics. Its high-level built-in data structures, combined with dynamic typing and dynamic binding, makes it very attractive for Rapid Application Development, as well as for use as a scripting language. Python's simple, easy to learn syntax emphasizes readability and therefore reduces the cost of program maintenance. Python supports modules and packages, which encourages program modularity and code reuse. The Python interpreter and the extensive standard library are available in source or binary form without charge for all major platforms and can be freely distributed.

The Bloomberg Terminal is a computer software system provided by the financial data vendor Bloomberg L.P. that enables professionals in the financial service sector and other industries to access Bloomberg Professional Services through which users can monitor and analyze real-time financial market data and place trades on the electronic trading platform. It was developed by businessman Michael Bloomberg. The system also provides news, price quotes, and messaging across its proprietary secure network. It is well known among the financial community for its black interface, which has become a recognizable trait of the service.

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.