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Materialism, Fashion Involvement, Fashion Innovativeness and Use Innovativeness: Exploring Direct and Indirect Relationships  [PDF]
Vikas Gautam, Vikram Sharma
Theoretical Economics Letters (TEL) , 2018, DOI: 10.4236/tel.2018.811158
Abstract: The objective of the current study was to examine the direct and indirect impacts of materialism on use innovativeness in case of fashion products among Indian consumers. An empirical study was conducted to test these relationships with 282 respondents comprised of 59 percent males and 41 percent of females. Proposed conceptual study model was tested with the help of higher order structural equation modeling by using IBM AMOS 21.0. We confirmed full mediation of fashion involvement in the relationship between materialism and use innovativeness. Furthermore, our study results found full mediation of fashion innovativeness in the relationship between materialism and use innovativeness. On the other hand, materialism had a direct significant negative impact on use innovativeness in case of fashion products. We strongly recommend to the fashion product marketers to highlight the concept of use innovativeness in the entire marketing mix for better business prospects.
Investigating the Moderating Role of Corporate Image in the Relationship between Perceived Justice and Recovery Satisfaction: Evidence from Indian Aviation Industry
Vikas Gautam
International Review of Management and Marketing , 2011,
Abstract: In the context of present research, author attempts to bridge the gaps in the literature by investigating perceived justice dimensions and to examine whether brand image plays moderating role in the relationships between perceived justice and recovery satisfaction. The study is based on primary data, collected from the air customers in developing country, India. The first model of the hierarchical regression analyses indicated that all three justice dimensions of distributive justice, procedural justice, and interactional justice are positively related to recovery satisfaction, and the effect of distributive justice on recovery satisfaction was stronger than interactional justice, and subsequently, effect of interactional justice on recovery satisfaction was stronger than procedural justice. The results also confirmed that all three interaction terms were significant, which shows that corporate image plays a moderating role between perceived justice dimensions and recovery satisfaction.
Relevance of Twin Deficit Hypotheses: An Econometric Analysis with Reference to India  [PDF]
Suresh K.G., Vikas Gautam
Theoretical Economics Letters (TEL) , 2015, DOI: 10.4236/tel.2015.52036
Abstract: Current study examines the relevance of twin deficit hypothesis in Indian context by considering the endogenously determined structural breaks in both unit root and cointegration tests. The cointegration analysis shows that there is no long term relationship between the study variables. But the Granger causality test results indicate that bidirectional granger causality is running between the variables. Results showed no long run relationship between the variables; twin divergence in the long run, while in the short term, variables are related. The findings of the study are based on data for the period 1973-1974 to 2013-2014.
An Empirical Investigation to Analyze the Brand Equity and Resonance of Banking Services: Evidence from India
Vikas Gautam,Mukund Kumar
Management , 2012,
Abstract: This study attempts to verify the determinants of brand equityof services based on consumers’ perception of a banking service.The present study is based on customer-based brand equity calledthe Brand Resonance model suggested by Keller (2001), whichcomprises six brand equity constructs, such as: brand resonance;brand judgements; brand feelings; brand performance; brand imagery;brand salience. Exploratory factor analysis was performedto reduce the total number of items to a small number of underlyingfactors, and the results produced six factors, namely: brandresonance; brand judgements; brand feelings; brand performance;brand imagery; brand salience. These alpha coefficients ofthe reliability test were found to be ranging from 0.781 to 0.912for all of the brand equity constructs individually, and for the entirescale the value of alpha was found to be 0.837. Correlationanalysis was performed to find out relationships among variouscomponents of brand equity. From the findings of multiple regressionanalysis it is evident that brand performance emergedas the most important determinant of brand resonance, followedby brand feelings (0.427) and brand judgements (0.306).
Impact of Psychological Capital on Well-Being of Management Students  [PDF]
Vikas Gautam, Sombala Ningthoujam, Teena Singh
Theoretical Economics Letters (TEL) , 2019, DOI: 10.4236/tel.2019.95081
Abstract: We investigated the impact of Psychological Capital on the wellbeing of postgraduate management students. The relationship between two second order reflective constructs namely; Psychological Capital (hope, resilience, optimism, self-efficacy); well-being (positive health, distress) was tested by using higher order structural equation modeling with the help of IBM AMOS 20.0. Our study results confirmed positive significant impact of Psychological Capital on the wellbeing of postgraduate management students. We strongly recommend that instructors, counselors, management and administration must work collectively on conceptualizing, planning, and execution of educational and counseling activities/programs that aim cultivate students’ sustainable psychological resources like Psychological Capital to facilitate constructive psychological functioning in academics. The study results are based on 109 postgraduate students from a privately owned business school.
Sensitivity pattern of Salmonella serotypes in Northern India
Gautam, Vikas;Gupta, Naveen Kumar;Chaudhary, Uma;Arora, D. R.;
Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases , 2002, DOI: 10.1590/S1413-86702002000600003
Abstract: background: enteric fever continues to be a major public health problem, especially in the developing countries of the tropics. we determined the incidence of salmonella bloodstream infections and their antimicrobial resistance patterns from may to august in the years 1997-2001 in haryana, a large state of india. the minimum inhibitory concentration (mic) was also determined for 60 isolates of s. typhi to various commonly used antimicrobial agents. material and methods: blood cultures of 6,956 patients (puo/septicemia) were processed by standard procedures and the salmonella spp. isolates were identified with specific antisera and with standard biochemical tests. antimicrobial susceptibilities were determined by stokes disc diffusion method. the mic of 60 randomly isolated strains of s. typhi was determined by agar dilution method using mueller hinton agar medium. results: isolation rates of salmonella spp. increased in 2000 and 2001. multidrug resistance (mdr) in s. typhi had increased while in s. paratyphi it had decreased markedly. ninety per cent chloramphenicol sensitivity was seen in s. typhi by mic method. there was a decrease in the susceptibility to ciprofloxacin of s. typhi with mic showing an upward trend. all s. typhi tested were sensitive to third generation cephalosporins and aminoglycosides with mic well below the breakpoint. discussion: our study indicates that mdr in s. typhi is on the rise in our area. there is also re-emergence of chloramphenicol sensitivity. rising mic values of ciprofloxacin may lead to prolonged treatment, delayed recovery or pose treatment failure. thus, sensitivity pattern of causative organism must be sought before instituting appropriate therapy to prevent further emergence of drug resistance.
Disseminated Cryptococcosis Mimicking Lymphoreticular Malignancy in a HIV Negative Patient
Vikas Agarwal, Atul Sachdev, Gautam Agarwal, Harsh Mohan, Anjali
JK Science : Journal of Medical Education & Research , 2004,
Abstract: Disseminated cryptococcosis, a life threatening mycosis, usually presents with respiratory tract,central nervous system and skin involvement. Herein we report a case of disseminated cryptococcosispresenting with hepatic, lymph nodal and bone marrow involvement in addition to the central nervoussystem and lung involvement in a previously healthy, HIV negative individual. The unique presentingmanifestation highlights the need for careful consideration of this entity in conditions mimickingdisseminated tuberculosis and lymphoreticular malignancy.
Sensitivity pattern of Salmonella serotypes in Northern India
Gautam Vikas,Gupta Naveen Kumar,Chaudhary Uma,Arora D. R.
Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases , 2002,
Abstract: BACKGROUND: Enteric fever continues to be a major public health problem, especially in the developing countries of the tropics. We determined the incidence of Salmonella bloodstream infections and their antimicrobial resistance patterns from May to August in the years 1997-2001 in Haryana, a large state of India. The minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) was also determined for 60 isolates of S. typhi to various commonly used antimicrobial agents. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Blood cultures of 6,956 patients (PUO/septicemia) were processed by standard procedures and the Salmonella spp. isolates were identified with specific antisera and with standard biochemical tests. Antimicrobial susceptibilities were determined by Stokes disc diffusion method. The MIC of 60 randomly isolated strains of S. typhi was determined by agar dilution method using Mueller Hinton Agar medium. RESULTS: Isolation rates of Salmonella spp. increased in 2000 and 2001. Multidrug resistance (MDR) in S. typhi had increased while in S. paratyphi it had decreased markedly. Ninety per cent chloramphenicol sensitivity was seen in S. typhi by MIC method. There was a decrease in the susceptibility to ciprofloxacin of S. typhi with MIC showing an upward trend. All S. typhi tested were sensitive to third generation cephalosporins and aminoglycosides with MIC well below the breakpoint. DISCUSSION: Our study indicates that MDR in S. typhi is on the rise in our area. There is also re-emergence of chloramphenicol sensitivity. Rising MIC values of ciprofloxacin may lead to prolonged treatment, delayed recovery or pose treatment failure. Thus, sensitivity pattern of causative organism must be sought before instituting appropriate therapy to prevent further emergence of drug resistance.
Cryptocurrencies: Are Disruptive Financial Innovations Here?  [PDF]
Gautam Vora
Modern Economy (ME) , 2015, DOI: 10.4236/me.2015.67077
Abstract: Digital currencies, virtual currencies, in-game currencies, etc., have gathered a lot of attention, despite the difficulties of definition, from all corners of society for many years. Cryptocurrency has gained unprecedented attention since the birth of Bitcoin in 2009. Bitcoin is an online system of making and receiving payments in bitcoins. The system distinguishes itself by providing an open-source, cryptographically secure, confidentiality-preserving platform for transactions and/or making payments. The number of transactions as well as the number of accounts (held by individuals and businesses) is steadily increasing. A whole industry of service-providers has sprung up alongside. We consider the development of Bitcoin and its sister currencies as an important disruptive financial innovation which is here to stay unless throttled by ill-considered legislative or regulatory actions. Potential problems are analyzed and solutions offered. The overall assessment is that cryptocurrencies and variants of virtual currencies are a welcome development, they will offer competition to the existing modalities of money and governmental regulation, they will provide alternative means to economic agents for their transactions, and their innovative existence should be encouraged so that their beneficial features outperform any deleterious ones.
Mechanical Properties of Epoxy Resin – Fly Ash Composite  [PDF]
Manoj Singla, Vikas Chawla
Journal of Minerals and Materials Characterization and Engineering (JMMCE) , 2010, DOI: 10.4236/jmmce.2010.93017
Abstract: There has been significant increase in use of glass fibre reinforced composites as structural materials in naval mine countermeasure surface ships. Sea mines when detonated emit underwater shock waves, which could impart severe loading to naval ship structure; there are attempts to model the response of a ship structure to this loading. For the model to be accurate & useful material property data determined experimentally by taking different weight percentage of glass fibers (E-300, mat form) with epoxy resin & comparison with fly ash reinforced composite. Specimens in the form of cube of size 10X10X10 (mm’s) are used & results are presented. Fracture behaviour of composite can also be studied using SEM. SEM analysis is done to observe distribution of fly ash particles in matrix, resin fly ash interface, glass fibre matrix interface, glass fibre distribution etc,.
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