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Publication date: 29 November 2018

Sangita Dutta Gupta, Ajitava Raychaudhuri and Sushil Kumar Haldar

Information Technology has transformed the banking sector with respect to various systems and processes. Banks have adopted various measures to quicken their business activity and…

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Purpose

Information Technology has transformed the banking sector with respect to various systems and processes. Banks have adopted various measures to quicken their business activity and also save cost and time. That is why there has been large requirement of IT in the banking sector. The question arises whether this investment is enhancing the profitability of the bank or not. The purpose of this paper is to examine the presence of profitability paradox in Indian Banking Sector.

Design/methodology/approach

Data are collected from ten nationalized banks and three private sector banks from 2006 to 2013. The impact of IT expenditure on return on assets and profit efficiency is examined. Profit efficiency is determined using Stochastic Frontier Analysis. Data are collected from annual reports of the banks. Data on IT expenditure are collected through Right to Information Act 2005. Correlation and Panel Regression are used to investigate the relationship between IT expenditure and ROE or Profit Efficiency.

Findings

The findings of the paper confirm the presence of profitability paradox in the Indian Banking sector.

Research limitations/implications

Extension of this study to other developing countries of the world will help to identify if any common pattern is there among the developing countries as far as productivity or profitability paradox is concerned.

Originality/value

There are some studies on the impact of IT on the banking sector in USA and Europe. This type of study however is rare in the context of India or for that matter other developing countries. Therefore, this paper will add new dimension to the existing literature and pave the way for future research in this area.

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International Journal of Emerging Markets, vol. 13 no. 5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1746-8809

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Article
Publication date: 13 April 2015

Sangita Dutta Gupta, Ajitava Raychaudhuri and Sushil Kr. Haldar

This paper aims to address the issue of gender inclusivity in the information technology (IT) sector of India. The main objective of the paper is to find out the factors…

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Purpose

This paper aims to address the issue of gender inclusivity in the information technology (IT) sector of India. The main objective of the paper is to find out the factors influencing female participation in the IT industry. It proposes some policy initiatives to support involvement of women in adequate proportion in the workforce.

Design/methodology/approach

The study uses a unique set of data from 63 IT companies from three big cities of Delhi-National Capital Region (NCR), Bengaluru and Kolkata. An ordered logit model is applied to find out the determinants of female absorption in the IT industry. ANOVA is used to study the variations between and within the IT industry of female labor force participation.

Findings

Result reveals that the percentage and mobility of female employees in an organization does not depend on the turnover or the total number of skilled employees in the organization. It depends on the location.

Research limitations/implications

The main limitation of the paper is that many IT companies do not want to reveal data about the percentage of female employees. If more companies could have been included, more accurate results could have been found.

Practical implications

The study discusses the aspect of gender inclusivity in the IT sector as well as the impact of higher skill on gender. The paper proposes some policy initiatives which can increase the number of female employees in the IT sector.

Originality/value

The study fulfills the need to know about the gender inclusivity aspect of the IT sector in India.

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Gender in Management: An International Journal, vol. 30 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1754-2413

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Publication date: 8 June 2021

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Comparative Advantage in the Knowledge Economy
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-80071-040-5

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Publication date: 29 October 2014

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Gender in Management: An International Journal, vol. 29 no. 8
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1754-2413

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Publication date: 1 November 2016

Adelina Broadbridge and Sharon Anne Mavin

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Gender in Management: An International Journal, vol. 31 no. 8
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1754-2413

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