This paper identifies and evaluates rationales for team participation and for the effects of team composition on productivity using novel data from a garment plant that shifted from individual piece rate to group piece rate production over three years. The adoption of teams at the plant improved worker productivity by 14% on average. Productivity… (More)
A critical factor in channel relationships between manufacturers and retailers is the relative bargaining power of both parties. In this article, the authors develop a framework to examine bargaining between channel members and demonstrate that the bargaining process actually affects the degree of coordination and that two-part tariffs will not be part of… (More)
the area editor and two anonymous reviewers at Marketing Science for their helpful comments. The topic of this paper was inspired by a conversation with Professor Chakravarthi Narasimhan during the first SICS conference in 2003. Abstract When demand is uncertain, manufacturers and retailers often have private information on future demand, and such… (More)
Many factors affect retail outlet profitability, including market potential , distribution and product costs, market pricing levels, cost (and availability) of land or space, and the relation between share of outlets and share of market. This paper presents a model that was used to plan building decisions for outlets for a consumer product across time and… (More)
*We wish to thank Ganesh Kishore for helpful discussions about R&D thresholds in agricultural biotechnology. We also thank Abstract Real option theory has been the theoretical workhorse for assessing R&D projects and making decisions about undertaking, continuing, or terminating projects. This workhorse, however, has largely hinged on assessing each project… (More)
In this paper, a new 4×4 reversible logic gate named “PR” (Pallavi-Raman) gate has been proposed for application in low power comparator design. Based on PR gate, a four bi t reversible comparator circuit has been designed and was found that the proposed design is better in terms of garbage outputs, no. of reversible gates used, quantum… (More)
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