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Publication date: 6 March 2019

Narinder Kumar and Ashwani Kumar

The purpose of this paper is to analyze annual energy expenditure in the presence of non-linear load and substation voltage harmonics in distribution systems. Economic…

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to analyze annual energy expenditure in the presence of non-linear load and substation voltage harmonics in distribution systems. Economic assessment of non-sinusoidal energy is a challenging task that involves complex computations of harmonic load powers and harmonic line losses.

Design/methodology/approach

The paper evaluates fundamental and non-sinusoidal components of electrical energy by applying backward/forward sweep technique in distorted distribution systems. This work involves harmonic power computations at the substation by including harmonic losses occurring in various lines of the distribution system.

Findings

The paper found that annual energy expenditure significantly depends upon the non-linear load, supply voltage harmonics and type of tariff structure considered in the distribution system. Impact of individual harmonic orders on the energy billing is also assessed.

Originality/value

The paper concludes that considering harmonic distortions in the distribution system analysis would help electricity regulators formulate adequate pricing structures, which would further generate appropriate economic signals for electricity utility and the consumers.

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International Journal of Energy Sector Management, vol. 13 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1750-6220

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Publication date: 12 September 2016

Ashwani Kumar and Subrata Kumar Ghosh

The paper aims to monitor the condition of heavy Earth-moving machines (HEMMs) used in open cast mines by lube oil analysis.

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Purpose

The paper aims to monitor the condition of heavy Earth-moving machines (HEMMs) used in open cast mines by lube oil analysis.

Design/methodology/approach

Oil samples at periodic interval were collected from the HEMM engine (Model No: BEML BH50M). Ferrography and Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscopy have been used for the wear particle analysis present in oil samples. Viscosity analysis and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy have been done to investigate the degradation in quality and changes as compared to the initial structural properties of the lubricants.

Findings

The results obtained indicates wear in cylinder liner and piston ring. Copper, cast iron, alloy steel and ferrous oxide have been found as rubbing wear particles and cutting wear particles. Contamination level has also been found to be increasing in consecutive older oil samples. Chemical properties degraded with usage time and variations in oxidation and soot level have also been observed in every sample.

Practical implications

The results will be very much useful to maintenance teams of mining industry for early prediction of any impending failure of the machines, for example, diesel dilution, severe wear of the piston or cylinder liner leading to seizure can be predicted.

Originality/value

The HEMMs are an important piece of equipment in coal mining. Proper condition monitoring of HEMM is required to reduce the break down and down time to increase production.

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Industrial Lubrication and Tribology, vol. 68 no. 6
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0036-8792

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Publication date: 25 September 2018

Kavota Mwendiwva Precieuse, Vikas Kumar, Sheenam Suri, Yogesh Gat and Ashwani Kumar

The purpose of this paper is to explore the history, classification, regulation, the current market and consumer trends and health effects of alcopops.

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to explore the history, classification, regulation, the current market and consumer trends and health effects of alcopops.

Design/methodology/approach

The articles reviewed were selected based on the following key descriptors such as alcopop, history, classification, types, production and consumption trend, health benefits and adverse effect.

Findings

“Alcopop” is a collective term used to refer to flavored alcoholic beverages (FAB), also known as malt alcoholic beverage; ready-to-drink beverage (RTD); pre-packaged spirit or premium packaged spirit; high-strength (HS) pre-mixed beverage; pre-mixed caffeinated alcoholic beverage or alcoholic energy drink, etc. Alcopops were introduced into the market in 1990s. Starting with the introduction of FAB in the form of wine coolers, a large number of alcoholic beverages have been introduced. FAB are sweet, containing relatively low alcohol content and especially designed for the young drinkers also called the “entry-level” drinkers. They are popular among young and underage drinkers, teenage girls particularly, and the industries use packaging materials and marketing strategies that appear to target the youth. These products are now marketed globally, and their production, classification and marketing vary by country based on national regulatory restrictions. In countries such as USA and Australia, the industry represents that the products were malt beverages for regulatory purpose which were found to be false as other products were derived from distilled spirits. The product has no health benefits so far, the government need to reform their regulations and include new definitions of alcopops with available restrictions that would be practice at both national and state levels until and unless there have been another scientifically approved method of production through which the beverage could be beneficial for human consumption.

Originality/value

This is a unique and comprehensive review that will provide a brief overview of alcopops, i.e., a global perspective on the new category of alcoholic beverage.

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Drugs and Alcohol Today, vol. 18 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1745-9265

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Article
Publication date: 8 January 2018

Ashwani Kumar Upadhyay, Komal Khandelwal, Tanuj Nandan and Prashant Mishra

The purpose of this paper is to model the key influencers or predictors for usage of technology by sales professionals in India.

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to model the key influencers or predictors for usage of technology by sales professionals in India.

Design/methodology/approach

This study examines the effect of individual, organizational and social factors on the use of technology. The method used for primary research is survey, and data have been collected from 556 sales professionals from across four industries in India. The empirical analysis consists of confirmatory factor analysis using structural equation modeling.

Findings

Confirmatory factor analysis has been used to validate the constructs, namely, peer usage, support service, perceived usefulness, attitude, usage and performance. Based on the results, it has been concluded that attitude and peer usage have a direct effect on the use of technology. Support service affects peer usage and perceived usefulness affects attitude. This model helps us understand the direct and indirect predictors of use of sales technology (ST), and its effect on sales performance.

Research limitations/implications

The limitation of this study is that data pertain to India only.

Practical implications

The findings of this paper will help sales managers and organizations develop strategies to increase the acceptance and use of new technologies, and also strengthen their arguments for convincing the various stakeholders about the benefits and relevance of the ST.

Originality/value

The paper attempts to build and validate a parsimonious model taking into account peer usage (social factor) and support service (organizational factor) in addition to perceived usefulness and attitude.

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Asia Pacific Journal of Marketing and Logistics, vol. 30 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1355-5855

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Article
Publication date: 29 May 2018

Ashwani Kumar Upadhyay and Komal Khandelwal

This paper discusses the applications of virtual reality (VR) in the field of sales training and highlights the implications for practice by building on cutting-edge…

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Purpose

This paper discusses the applications of virtual reality (VR) in the field of sales training and highlights the implications for practice by building on cutting-edge research and case studies.

Design/methodology/approach

This paper is prepared on the basis of the review of recent developments in research and practice related to VR.

Findings

VR hardware, content, and applications are being designed to be more realistic and immersive, which may lead to higher visibility and popularity. VR training mimics real jobs, and with immersive experience, trainees do better at their actual jobs. The use of VR is training, transforming, and making it more dynamic, immersive, engaging, affordable, and remotely accessible.

Practical implications

The paper provides condensed insights about the applications and developments of VR in the field of sales training.

Originality/value

The paper saves hours of reading time for busy executives and researchers by selecting and presenting the most relevant and valuable information in a summarized and crisp format.

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Human Resource Management International Digest, vol. 26 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0967-0734

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Publication date: 4 March 2019

Ashwani Kumar Upadhyay and Komal Khandelwal

This paper aims to discuss the rationale, theoretical foundation, application, and future of artificial intelligence (AI)-based training.

Abstract

Purpose

This paper aims to discuss the rationale, theoretical foundation, application, and future of artificial intelligence (AI)-based training.

Design/methodology/approach

A review of relevant research papers, articles and case studies is done to highlight developments in research and practice.

Findings

AI-based training systems are smart, intelligent and expert in handling queries. These systems can curate content, grade, evaluate, and provide feedback to trainee, thus making learning adaptive and contextual.

Practical implications

Application of AI is vital in the field of training, as it helps personalization and customization of training programs to increase the effectiveness of training.

Originality/value

Executives and researchers can save time by reading relevant information on the linkage, and its contribution to AI is discussed and summarized in an easy to read format.

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Development and Learning in Organizations: An International Journal, vol. 33 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1477-7282

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Publication date: 15 August 2018

Ashwani Kumar Upadhyay and Komal Khandelwal

This paper aims to discuss the developments in augmented reality (AR) and its application and impact in the field of training. It highlights major implications for…

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Purpose

This paper aims to discuss the developments in augmented reality (AR) and its application and impact in the field of training. It highlights major implications for practice by building on current research and case studies.

Design/methodology/approach

This paper is based on the review of important developments in research and practice related to AR.

Findings

The engagement and retention are higher for AR-based training, as it layers and supplements the real-world environments with additional content. AR training reduces the pressure of memorizing instructions. AR is being adopted by a variety of organizations ranging from healthcare, automotive, firefighting, military, etc.

Practical implications

The paper provides relevant strategic insights on AR and its relevance in the field of training.

Originality/value

This paper aids the busy executives and researchers by offering the most relevant and valuable information related to AR in a summarized and crisp format.

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Development and Learning in Organizations: An International Journal, vol. 32 no. 5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1477-7282

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Publication date: 24 October 2018

Ashwani Kumar Upadhyay and Komal Khandelwal

This paper aims to review the applications of artificial intelligence (AI) in the hiring process and its practical implications. This paper highlights the strategic shift…

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Purpose

This paper aims to review the applications of artificial intelligence (AI) in the hiring process and its practical implications. This paper highlights the strategic shift in recruitment industry caused due to the adoption of AI in the recruitment process.

Design/methodology/approach

This paper is prepared by independent academicians who have synthesized their views by a review of the latest reports, articles, research papers and other relevant literature.

Findings

This paper describes the impact of developments in the field of AI on the hiring process and the recruitment industry. The application of AI for managing the recruitment process is leading to efficiency as well as qualitative gains for both clients and candidates.

Practical implications

This paper offers strategic insights into automation of the recruitment process and presents practical ideas for implementation of AI in the recruitment industry. It also discusses the strategic implications of the usage of AI in the recruitment industry.

Originality/value

This article describes the role of technological advancements in AI and its application for creating value for the recruitment industry as well as the clients. It saves the valuable reading time of practitioners and researchers by highlighting the AI applications in the recruitment industry in a concise and simple format.

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Strategic HR Review, vol. 17 no. 5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1475-4398

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Article
Publication date: 12 March 2018

Shekhar Shukla, B.K. Mohanty and Ashwani Kumar

The purpose of this paper is to highlight an innovative approach to explore and evaluate the sustainability perspectives in e-commerce channels for additive manufacturing…

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to highlight an innovative approach to explore and evaluate the sustainability perspectives in e-commerce channels for additive manufacturing (AM). This approach helps the stakeholders to perform strategic planning dependent on a scenario-based analysis.

Design/methodology/approach

The paper structures the problem of understanding the sustainability perspectives of e-commerce channels for AM using value-focused thinking to identify the related fundamental objectives. These objectives assist in creating dynamic scenarios based on fuzzy cognitive maps of different e-commerce channels for AM.

Findings

To evaluate the proposed research methodology, four scenarios were developed for each e-commerce channel for AM. The exploration and evaluation of one of these scenarios assisted in explaining the whereabouts of the process to aid in strategizing decision situations and understanding these channels better from the sustainability perspective.

Practical implications

The approach presented in this paper can be used by the practitioners to perform strategic planning for prioritizing sustainability in e-commerce channels for AM; considering the consequences and trade-offs wrt the other factors. Moreover, the scenario-based analysis can be performed depending on the problem requirements of the stakeholder.

Originality/value

The paper addresses the gap of understanding the theoretical aspect of the sustainability perspective in e-commerce channels for AM and the practical aspect of exploring and evaluating them. A scenario-based analysis for each e-commerce channel based on the fundamental objectives of sustainability provides insights for implementation and directions for future research.

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Industrial Management & Data Systems, vol. 118 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0263-5577

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Publication date: 26 November 2013

Krishna K. Tummala

Corruption in India reached a crescendo between 2011 and 2013, with the exposure of the 2G Spectrum scandal and the “Coalgate” report fiasco at the top of all recent…

Abstract

Corruption in India reached a crescendo between 2011 and 2013, with the exposure of the 2G Spectrum scandal and the “Coalgate” report fiasco at the top of all recent events. The largest working democracy is under the scanner. As the third largest economy in Asia, a nuclear power, and an information technology powerhouse, India has a lot to clean up. Current experience shows the failure of the top investigative agencies and the lack of political will to tackle corruption. The spate of high-level corruption scandals has also led to a popular movement in 2011, which also fizzled out, including the newly introduced “Anti-Corruption, Grievance Redressal and Whistleblower Protection Act, 2011.” This chapter examines the several issues involved.

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Different Paths to Curbing Corruption
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78190-731-3

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