Vol. 7, No.3, July-September 2017

Vol. 7, No.3, July-September 2017 Article:1

Diversification Strategy and Firms Performance: An Empirical Analysis of Select FMCG Firms in India

Elvita Aguiar, Poornima, B. G. and Reddy, Y. V

Doi: Doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.11127/gmt.2017.09.01

pp. 125-144

Keywords: diversification, corporate strategy, entropy, trend analysis

Abstract: An attempt has been made in this study to investigate the relationship between Product diversification and its impact on profitability in the FMCG firms listed on NSE (Nifty FMCG Index). For understanding into the performance of the diversified firms Gini-Simpson Entropy measure was used to derive the Diversification index whose results revealed that a wide variations existed between the companies under study, but an interesting factor that was noted was the absence of wide fluctuations within the companies over the years. The average index for the ten year period revealed that the fifteen companies fell into three broad categories namely high, medium and low. Those securing an index value of 0.60 and above were classified as high, and those varying between 0.30 and 0.59 as medium and below 0.30 as low. Further, trend analysis for all the fifteen companies with regard to sales, gross profit, Net Profit and Dividend is a mixture of bright, dull and intermediate performance. Some are bright on all parameters while others have a mixed future. Thus can be said the performance of Diversified companies to a large extent depends on the current pursuing diversification strategy along with the all the external factors and management of the organizations and it ability to tap and enhance to the new and already existing opportunities.

Vol. 7, No.3, July-September 2017 Article:2

Influence of Organizational Citizenship Behavior on Work Performance: A Study with Specific Reference to the Bank Employees in Coimbatore City

Sripirabaa, B. and Indumathi, S.

Doi: Doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.11127/gmt.2017.09.02

pp. 144-157

Keywords: organizational citizenship behavior, work performance.

Abstract: The banking industry is the lifeline of any economy. It is one of the important financial pillars of the financial sector, which plays a vital role in the growth and development of an economy. The success of the banking industry largely depends on the customer satisfaction. The employees are the key factors in providing better service to their customers and ultimately it helps to improve the overall performance of the banks. The present study aims to investigate the impact of Organizational Citizenship Behavior on Work Performance among the bank employees in Coimbatore City. Data were collected using a standard questionnaire from the public and private sector bank employees in Coimbatore city. The collected data were analyzed using percentages and analysis of variance. Results reveal that Organizational Citizenship Behavior has a positive significant influence on Work Performance.

Vol. 7, No.3, July-September 2017 Article:3

Growth and Performance of MSMEs: A Study across the Leading States of India

Sri Lakshmi, J. and Sreedhar, G.


pp. 158-165

Keywords: growth and performance of MSMEs, across the leading states of India

Abstract: Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) sector has been globally considered as an engine of economic growth and a key instrument for promoting equitable development. The labour intensity of this sector is much higher than that of large enterprises. Most of the MSMEs are credited with generating the highest growth rate of employment and account for a major share of industrial production and exports. This sector caters to the needs of small entrepreneurs with lower capital and thus renders service to the rural and backward classes who are empowered to contribute to the overall national growth. MSME sector forms the backbone of economic progress and development of any State because of its versatile nature and adaptability, besides its contribution to industrial productivity, employment generation and exports. MSME sector serves the role of a torchbearer for India's growth in the years to come; the sector can further reduce the employment woes of the country. This paper seeks to examine the growth and performance of MSMEs in the leading states of India.

Vol. 7, No.3, July-September 2017 Article:4

Impact of Occupational Stress on Job Satisfaction and Organizational Commitment among the Managerial Personnel of Select Textile Units in Tirupur

Paramanandam, P.

Doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.11127/gmt.2017.09.04

pp. 166-174

Keywords: affective commitment, continuance commitment, normative commitment, occupational stress, and organisational commitment.

Abstract: The purpose of the present study is to investigate the impact of occupational stress on job satisfaction, and organizational commitment among the managers of select textile units in Tirupur. 63 managers participated in the study. Questionnaires were used for data collection. The collected data were analysed with mean, standard deviation, ANOVA, correlation, and regression tests. Results revealed that there were significant negative correlations between occupational stress and each of the three dimensions of organisational commitment, and also occupational stress and job satisfaction. Approximately 21% of the variance of organisational commitment, and 27% of the variance of job satisfaction were explained by occupational stress. These results provide insights into the significance of helping employees manage occupational stress to enhance their levels of job satisfaction and organisational commitment.

Vol. 7, No.3, July-September 2017 Article:5

A Study on Communication Skill Inventory

Madhura, B.


pp. 175-182

Keywords: importance of communication skill, listening, speaking, reading, writing, students.

Abstract: The main objective of the paper is to study the communication skills (listening, speaking, writing, and reading) among the students. The paper attempts to study the gaps where exactly the students are lacking in either writing or speaking. As such, there is growing competition among the job seekers to win at employment interviews; recruiters are highly testing the communication skills among the candidates. The word communication does not mean just only speaking, however the other skills writing, listening and reading also have a prominent role in developing core competencies. The study has adopted stratified random sampling method to select the sample; the data have been collected by using well-developed questionnaire, which consists of twenty items fewer than four factors. The analysis of the data has been done using statistical tools with the help of SPSS.

Vol. 7, No.3, July-September 2017 Article:6

Case on Al Yalis's Strategic Human Resource Management related Issues

Manishankar Chakraborty

Doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.11127/gmt.2017.09.06

pp. 183-186

Keywords: strategic human resource management, talent management, people management

Abstract: Overview: Al-Yalia is a diversified corporate enterprise with their headquarters in Abu Dhabi, UAE. The company is engaged into hospitality, healthcare, retailing, higher education and the manufacturing of automobile spare parts. The 150 year old enterprise had its origin as a family business, when the founder, Ali Al Maskeri (Ali), after graduating from the Harvard Business School decided to venture out on his own. From a humble beginning with a hotel in downtown Abu Dhabi, Al-Yalia group became a conglomerate spanning across sectors, with offices all around the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), South Asia, Australasia, Continental Europe and the Americas. The company has been successful in carving out a niche for itself all across the globe and notably in the GCC region, owing to its benchmarked HR practices drawn from various industries. Customizing and implementing the best Human Resource practices has been the hallmark of the corporate entity. The parent company is presently headed by the eldest son of Ali, Mubarak, while the HR operation is donned by Ali's younger sibling, Abdulla. The group has a total of 4987 employees spread over all the Strategic Business Units (SBU) and offices in different parts of the world.