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Carbon Footprint Analysis of Pallet RemanufacturingIn Journal of Cleaner Production, March 16, 2016 (Online Reference: DOI: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2016.03.009)Debjit Roy, Fabiana Tornese, Andres L. Carrano, Brian K. Thorn and Jennifer A. Pazour
This research is the first attempt to
characterize the carbon equivalent emissions associated with pallet
remanufacturing operations for two repositioning scenarios (cross-docking and
take-back), and under multiple levels of pallet loading and service conditions.
Industry data was acquired through observation and time studies at 12
facilities in North America. Models of pallet component breakdown ...
Globalisation of Commodification: Legal Process Outsourcing and Indian LawyersIn Journal of Contemporary Asia, March 9, 2016 (Online Reference: 10.1080/00472336.2016.1157885)Ernesto Noronha, Premilla D’Cruz and Sarosh Kuruvilla
Legal process outsourcing (LPO) refers to the
contracting of legal work from regions where it is costly to perform, such as
the US to areas where it can be performed at a significantly decreased cost.
LPO has been made possible by the disaggregation of the legal processes into
discrete units, each of which ...
Quantitative Easing and the Post-Crisis Surge in Financial Flows to Developing CountriesIn Journal of International Money and Finance, February 19, 2016 (Online Reference: DOI:10.1016/j.jimonfin.2016.02.009)Jamus Jerome Lim and Sanket Mohapatra
This paper examines gross financial inflows to developing
countries between 2000 and 2013, with a focus on the potential effects of
quantitative easing (QE) policies in the United States and other high-income
countries. We find evidence for potential transmission of QE along observable
liquidity, portfolio balancing, and confidence channels. Moreover, we find that
Strategic Investment in Merchant Transmission: The Impact of Capacity Utilization RulesIn Energy Policy, 85, October 2015, 455–463 (Online Reference: DOI: 10.1016/j.enpol.2015.03.027)Viswanath Pingali, Federico Boffa and Francesca Sala
In this paper we look at the relative merits of two capacity
utilization regimes in the merchant electricity transmission network: Must
offer (Mo) where the entire capacity installed has to be made
available for transmission and Non Must Offer (NMo) where some
capacity could be withheld. We look at two specific cases: (i) ...
The Risk of Impoverishment in Urban Development-induced Displacement and Resettlement in AhmedabadIn Environment and Urbanization, 27(1), April 2015, 231-256, (Online Reference: DOI: 10.1177/0956247815569128Navdeep Mathur, Sejal Patel and Richard Sliuzas
Processes of globalization and
neoliberal reforms of local governance in Indian cities have created distinct
patterns by reshaping the physical and social landscapes of India’s cities,
triggering contestations between the privileged and the dispossessed. This
paper addresses the consequences for poor households of mega-urban renewal and
infrastructure projects and the processes of displacement and ...
Bandwidth Packing Problem with Queuing Delays: Modeling and Exact Solution ApproachIn Journal of Global Optimization, January 16, 2016, 1-32 Sachin Jayaswal, Navneet Vidyarthi and Vikranth Babu Tirumala Chetty
present a more generalized model for the bandwidth packing problem with queuing
delays under congestion than available in the extant literature. The problem,
under Poison call arrivals and general service times, is set up as a network of
spatially distributed independent M/G/1 queues. We further present two exact
solution approaches to solve the ...
Expansion and Welfare in Microfinance: A Screening ModelIn Economic Modelling, 53, December 4, 2015, 1-7 (Online Reference: DOI:10.1016/j.econmod.2015.11.012)Viswanath Pingali and Ratul Lahkar
The expansion of microfinance has triggered
concerns of rising indebtedness, and higher default and interest rates. Using a
screening model, we show that even if interest and default rates increase due
to expansion, borrower welfare may improve. This is because: (i) all borrowers
previously denied credit can obtain loans, and (ii) screening costs ...
Probabilistic Variable Precision Fuzzy Rough SetsIn IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems, 24(1), February 2016, 29 – 39, (Online Reference: DOI: 10.1109/TFUZZ.2015.2426204)Manish Aggarwal
In the real world, we often encounter varying
membership grades due to varying information source values. The fuzzy rough set
model is refurbished to develop probabilistic variable precision fuzzy rough
set (P-VP-FRS) to deal with this imprecision. The main inspiration behind the
proposed P-VP-FRS is our inability to precisely represent the imprecision,
which necessitates ...
Representing Uncertainty with Information SetsIn IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems, 24(1), February 2016, 1-15(Online Reference: 10.1109/TFUZZ.2015.2417593)Manish Aggarwal and Madasu Hanmandlu
We develop new methods for the representation
of uncertainty in the granularized information source values by making use of
the entropy framework in the possibilistic domain. An information-theoretic
entropy function is used to map the information source values to information
(entropy) values. We term a collection of such information values as an
information set. ...
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