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Publication date: 24 June 2020

Rana Haq, Alain Klarsfeld, Angela Kornau and Faith Wambura Ngunjiri

The purpose of this paper is to present the diversity and equality perspectives from the national context of India and introduce a special issue about equality, diversity…

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to present the diversity and equality perspectives from the national context of India and introduce a special issue about equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) in India.

Design/methodology/approach

This special issue consists of six articles on current EDI issues in India. The first three of the contributions are focused on descriptions of diversity challenges and policies regarding caste and disabilities, while the remaining three papers address gender diversity.

Findings

In addition to providing an overview of this issue's articles, this paper highlights developments and current themes in India's country-specific equality and diversity scholarship. Drawing on the special issue's six papers, the authors show the relevance of Western theories while also pointing to the need for reformulation of others in the context of India.

Research limitations/implications

The authors conclude with a call to further explore diversity in India and to develop locally relevant, culture-sensitive theoretical frameworks. Religious and economic diversity should receive more attention in future diversity management scholarship in the Indian context.

Originality/value

How does India experience equality and diversity concepts? How are India's approaches similar or different from those experienced in other countries? How do theoretical frameworks originated in the West apply in India? Are new, locally grounded frameworks needed to better capture the developments at play? These questions are addressed by the contributions to this special issue.

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Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: An International Journal, vol. 39 no. 6
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 2040-7149

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Publication date: 3 May 2013

Rana Haq

This paper aims to present the challenges facing women in India due to the intersectionality of gender and other forms of identities impacting on their personal and…

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This paper aims to present the challenges facing women in India due to the intersectionality of gender and other forms of identities impacting on their personal and professional lives by exploring the intersection of gender, colour, caste, ethnicity, religion, marital status, and class as sources of discrimination against women in Indian society and workplaces.

Design/methodology/approach

The approach is discussing the socio‐cultural traditions leading up to the complexities of multiple intersections of identity for women living and working in India, offering a paradigm shift from Western issues of gender equality towards understanding women's empowerment issues within the Indian context.

Findings

Indian women are marginalized in their access to education and healthcare, and they are also compromised in their personal and professional development by being undervalued, underemployed and under‐rewarded. The social implications are the impact of awareness, changing attitudes and corporate social responsibility interventions towards improving the quality of life of women in India. Multinational corporations as well as Indian organizations may be influenced to implement diversity policies and practices beyond individual identities to incorporate the complex intersectionality that is the reality and dilemma of the challenges faced by Indian women in society, in professional careers and within organizations.

Originality/value

Readers will find originality and value in understanding the complexities of gender equality issues in India as compared to other countries and contexts. It can inform researchers, academics, practitioners and policy makers on how to address the disparities and discrimination against women and guide comparative discourses between India and other countries towards eliminating discrimination against women.

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Gender in Management: An International Journal, vol. 28 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1754-2413

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Publication date: 13 March 2017

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Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: An International Journal, vol. 36 no. 2
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ISSN: 2040-7149

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Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: An International Journal, vol. 35 no. 2
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ISSN: 2040-7149

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Publication date: 1 August 2019

Abhinav Chadha, Mir Irfan Ul Haq, Ankush Raina, Rana Ratna Singh, Narendra Babu Penumarti and Manjeet Singh Bishnoi

This paper aims to explore the effect of bed temperature, primary layer thickness and infill pattern (rectilinear, honeycomb, triangular) on the mechanical properties of…

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Purpose

This paper aims to explore the effect of bed temperature, primary layer thickness and infill pattern (rectilinear, honeycomb, triangular) on the mechanical properties of tensile strength and bending strength of 3D printed parts.

Design/methodology/approach

Samples in accordance to various ASTM standards were printed by fused deposition modelling (FDM) method by varying the various input paramaters such as bed temperature, primary layer thickness and infill pattern (rectilinear, honeycomb, triangular). Tensile and bending testing was carried out on the printed parts, and post to the testing, fractography has been carried out using scanning electron microscope.

Findings

With increase in bed temperature tensile strength and flexural strength first increases then decreases. With the increase in primary layer thickness, tensile strength and flexural strength increase. With regard to infill patterns, triangular and honeycomb exhibit better tensile strength and better flexural strength.

Practical implications

The 3D printing is increasingly becoming important for manufacturing of engineering parts, determining the process parameters which could result in better mechanical and physical properties shall certainly help designers and manufacturers globally.

Originality/value

This work elucidates the effect of various process parameters of FDM on tensile and flexural properties of the samples.

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World Journal of Engineering, vol. 16 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1708-5284

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Publication date: 24 February 2021

Faisal Babu and Sam Thomas

Total quality management (TQM) has been a universally applienod management strategy to improve organizational performance and thereby to achieve competitiveness. Compared…

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Purpose

Total quality management (TQM) has been a universally applienod management strategy to improve organizational performance and thereby to achieve competitiveness. Compared with the scholarly and practical attention paid to identify the consequences of implementing TQM practices, little is known about how those practices enhance organizational image and employee satisfaction. This paper aims to address that research gap and is designed to empirically prove the relationship between TQM practices, organizational image and employee satisfaction.

Design/methodology/approach

A questionnaire-based survey of 285 employees including administrators, managers and heads of departments of 21 National Accreditation Board for Hospital and Healthcare providers-accredited hospitals in India was conducted. The proposed research model was tested using partial least squares based structural equation modelling.

Findings

The results revealed that TQM practices have positive direct and indirect effects on employee satisfaction, confirming the partial mediation role played by organizational image in the relationship between TQM practices and employee satisfaction.

Research limitations/implications

From the findings, leaders can understand that by implementing TQM practices, organizations can enhance image of the organization and bring high level of employee satisfaction.

Originality/value

The study tries to answer questions largely ignored in the TQM literature: the effect of TQM practices on organizational image and employee satisfaction, and the mediating role of organizational image on TQM practices and employee satisfaction.

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International Journal of Quality and Service Sciences, vol. 13 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1756-669X

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Publication date: 3 December 2018

Aurang Zaib, Rizwan Ul Haq, A.J. Chamkha and M.M. Rashidi

The study aims to numerically examine the impact of nanoparticles on an unsteady flow of a Williamson fluid past a permeable convectively heated shrinking sheet.

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Purpose

The study aims to numerically examine the impact of nanoparticles on an unsteady flow of a Williamson fluid past a permeable convectively heated shrinking sheet.

Design/methodology/approach

In sort of the solution of the governing differential equations, suitable transformation variables are used to get the system of ODEs. The converted equations are then numerically solved via the shooting technique.

Findings

The impacts of such parameters on the velocity profile, temperature distribution and the concentration of nanoparticles are examined through graphs and tables. The results point out that multiple solutions are achieved for certain values of the suction parameter and for decelerating flow, while for accelerating flow, the solution is unique. Further, the non-Newtonian parameter reduces the fluid velocity and boosts the temperature distribution and concentration of nanoparticles in the first solution, while the reverse drift is noticed in the second solution.

Practical implications

The current results may be used in many applications such as biomedicine, industrial, electronics and solar energy.

Originality/value

The authors think that the current results are new and significant, which are used in many applications such as biomedicine, industrial, electronics and solar energy. The results have not been considered elsewhere.

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World Journal of Engineering, vol. 15 no. 6
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1708-5284

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Publication date: 5 June 2017

Adeel Ahmed, Mohd Anuar Arshad, Arshad Mahmood and Sohail Akhtar

The purpose of this paper is to obtain greater insights into the implications for human resource development (HRD) in times of economic development, with a focus on…

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The purpose of this paper is to obtain greater insights into the implications for human resource development (HRD) in times of economic development, with a focus on China–Pakistan economic corridor (CPEC). In recent times of economic development, a number of economic corridors have emerged globally as tools of regional cooperation and development. In the context of Pakistan, there is a lack of appropriate attention to the field of HRD, which has suffered neglect through the decades (Abbasi and Burdey, 2008; Asrar-ul-Haq, 2015). With this conception, the present economic interventions merit a well-constructed and proper HRD policy for Pakistan. This study will provide HRD insights for policymakers, researchers, entrepreneurs and business executives.

Design/methodology/approach

The research approach of this study is purely based on literature review and on secondary data.

Findings

Based on the facts and literature reviews, this study concluded that One belt, One Road in general and CPEC in particular as an economic corridor can bring sustainable and long-lasting impact on the economy only if HRD is given proper attention.

Originality/value

To the best knowledge of the researchers, this is the first study that highlighted the HRD issue in CPEC.

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Journal of Chinese Economic and Foreign Trade Studies, vol. 10 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1754-4408

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Publication date: 7 August 2021

Munazza Afreen, Fazlul Haq and Zarka Mukhtar

Floods are considered as one of the most lethal natural disasters having the potential to cause havoc to entire communities. Pakistan is the land of wide topographic and…

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Floods are considered as one of the most lethal natural disasters having the potential to cause havoc to entire communities. Pakistan is the land of wide topographic and climatic variations which make it vulnerable to floods. The purpose of this paper is to identify flood susceptible zones in the Panjkora Basin using frequency ratio model.

Design/methodology/approach

A total of seven parameters or flood conditioning factors were considered, and weights were assigned according to the frequency ratio technique. For the preparation of layers, satellite imageries and digital elevation model data were used. Frequency ratio was calculated using correlation between these parameters and flood. Flood susceptibility index map was divided into five zones through quantile method in ArcMap.

Findings

Findings of the study reveal that near half of the area (43%) is located in the very high susceptible zone, while only 20% area is classified as low to very low susceptible.

Originality/value

This paper is entirely based on original research. The approach used in this study has not been applied to the study area before.

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International Journal of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment, vol. ahead-of-print no. ahead-of-print
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1759-5908

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Publication date: 1 August 2016

M.Y. Malik, Arif Hussain, T. Salahuddin and M. Awais

– The purpose of this paper is to examine the Sisko fluid model over a stretching cylinder with heat transfer and magnetohydrodynamics.

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to examine the Sisko fluid model over a stretching cylinder with heat transfer and magnetohydrodynamics.

Design/methodology/approach

The boundary layer approach is employed to simplify the governing equations. Suitable similarity transformations are used to transform the governing partial differential equations into ordinary differential equations. In order to solve this system of ordinary differential equations numerically, shooting method in conjunction with Runge-Kutta-Fehlberg method is used.

Findings

The effects of physical parameters involved in velocity and temperature profiles are shown through graphs. It is observed that Sisko fluid parameter and curvature parameter enhances fluid velocity while motion of fluid is retarded by increasing magnetic field strength. Additionally temperature of fluid raise with curvature parameter while it fall down for larger values of Prandtl number. Skin friction coefficient and Nusselt number are computed and presented in graphs and tables for further analysis. It can be seen that curvature parameter increases both skin friction and Nusselt number while magnetic field and Prandtl number decayed skin friction and Nusselt number, respectively. Also Sisko parameter enlarges skin friction coefficient. The accuracy of solution is verified by comparing it with existing literature.

Originality/value

The computed results are interested for industrial and engineering processes, especially in cooling of nuclear reactors.

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International Journal of Numerical Methods for Heat & Fluid Flow, vol. 26 no. 6
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0961-5539

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