Student Management Review
Volume 1.0 | Issue 1 | July 2012
“The essential spring of all growth is within
you. All that you can get from without is
some food - material or spiritual - with
which to build your own organism, and
some stimulus to spur you to activity. What
is really essential in your development, you
must do for yourself.”
- Alfred North Whitehead
Alfred North Whitehead
“A hundred times every day, I remind
myself that my inner and outer life
depend on the labours of other men, living
and dead. And that I must exert myself in
order to give in the same measure as I
have received and am still receiving.”
Aim & Scope
Samvid is a journal published by the students of S.P. Jain Institute of Management and Research (SPJIMR), Mumbai to disseminate the most relevant and contemporary management thinking from among the SPJIMR fraternity. It aims to serve academicians and practitioners alike with a blend of cutting edge research and insightful opinions targeted at adding to the body of management knowledge and influencing practice. It is edited by a board of students from SPJIMR who accept or reject submissions based on an independent review process conducted both by the editorial board and the faculty review panel.
To help in positioning SPJIMR as a leading research business school by publishing relevant, topical, and insightful features on management ideas, theory and practice and disseminating them to a global audience.
To draw upon the body of management research performed at SPJIMR and act as a vehicle for publishing the most relevant among them, with the aim of encouraging a healthy debate in the academia and business.
Editor in Chief
Faculty Advisory Board
Dr. Ajit Prasad
Dr. Debasis Malik
Dr. D.G. Karmakar
Prof. Jiban Mukhopadhyay
Dr. Uma Narain
Reasonable care is taken to ensure that the articles and features in Samvid are as accurate as possible. However, the editors do not take responsibility for any errors or omission contained herein. Readers are advised to exercise caution before acting on any information contained in this publication. Further, the opinions expressed are those of the authors only and do not represent the views of the editors or of SPJIMR.
It gives me great pleasure to bring out the inaugural edition of Samvid, the student management journal of the S.P. Jain Institute of Management and Research (SPJIMR), Mumbai. SPJIMR, founded in 1981 on the twin pillars of 'promoting value based growth' and 'influencing practice', has grown to be one of the premier business schools of the country. Research is one of the important components of the institute's functioning and a natural extension of its motto of influencing practice.
This journal aims to be a compendium of working papers showcasing the best of management thinking among the students of SPJIMR. It draws on the considerable body of research performed by students during their stint at the institute, both in curricular and co-curricular activities. The breadth of features published in this issue – ranging from cases on non profit institutions to papers on statistical models for predicting mortality rate – are indicative of the diversity of thought of the student body. The journal consists of a mix of articles, research papers, management cases, book and movie reviews and excerpts from talks at the institute. Prasad Vaidya's article challenges the current definition of the poverty line in India and...