Ajaya K. Swain
St. Mary's University
Supply chainSocial network analysisShareholderInformation managementFinancial servicesCorporate social responsibilityBusinessSurface micromachiningDynamics (music)Market structurePsychologyRelevance (law)Health careEconomicsMarketingNanotechnologyManagementMetallurgyMaterials scienceProcess managementSix SigmaConsumer behaviourData scienceGeneralizability theoryMarket researchInformation sharingOriginalityBehavioral Risk Factor Surveillance SystemCustomer baseElectrochemical machiningMantraResearch questionContext (language use)Authentic leadershipIntervention (counseling)CoatingChannel managementElectronic bookBusiness environmentDisease controlAdult obesityPublic firmPricing decisionAdult populationMarket economyDistribution (economics)Industrial organizationComputer scienceProcess (engineering)Supply chain managementSample (statistics)ElectroplatingSocial mediaMachiningTungstenKnowledge managementCompetitive advantageSentiment analysisQuality managementSurvey methodologyBig dataAdvanced manufacturingAssociation (object-oriented programming)Corporate groupEmployee engagement
Publications 11
This paper argues that despite changes in the technological and the business environment, with new concerns placed on people and planet in addition to profits, the objective of the public firm remains the same as it always has been �?? to maximize common shareholder wealth. We address the relevance of the old objective of the public firm in the current era of shareholder activism, instant social media, a discriminating customer base that wants products that do not destroy the planet, and the adv...
#1Ajaya K. Swain (St. Mary's University)H-Index: 6
#2Ray Qing Cao (University of Houston–Downtown)H-Index: 4
Analysis of comments and opinions expressed in social media can be used to gather additional intelligence via market research information to better predict consumer behavior. The area of “opinion mining”, particularly sentiment analysis, aims to find, extract, and systematically analyze people’s opinions, attitudes and emotions towards certain topics. Performance of a supply chain is closely associated with the level of trust, collaboration, and information sharing among its members. In this pap...
17 CitationsSource
#1Ajaya K. Swain (St. Mary's University)H-Index: 6
#2Qing Ray Cao (University of Houston–Downtown)H-Index: 1
Last. William L. Gardner (TTU: Texas Tech University)H-Index: 45
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Abstract Purpose The purpose of this research is to broaden the current understanding of the relationship between top leadership characteristics and Six Sigma success. Design/methodology/approach The research used a cross-sectional survey methodology where 212 companies from six different industries were analyzed to investigate the research question. Findings This study provides insight into how authentic leaders and leaders with behavioral integrity can facilitate and promote the Six Sigma proc...
9 CitationsSource
AbstractThis study demonstrates an application of data mining in the analysis of big healthcare data. Considering the significant impact of obesity on the ever-rising healthcare costs in the United States, this study identifies key demographic and lifestyle characteristics associated with adult obesity. The sample for this study was drawn from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System data base of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Using SAS Enterprise Miner, two predictive mod...
12 CitationsSource
Dr. Bipin Chadha is a Data Scientist at United Services Automobile Association (USAA). USAA is a Texas-based Fortune 500 diversified financial services group of companies. This group includes Texas...
2 CitationsSource
#1Ajaya K. SwainH-Index: 6
This study broadens our understanding of the relationship between top leadership in organizations and Six Sigma success. Responding to recent calls from operations management (OM) scholars for incorporating human behavior into OM models, we draw on authentic leadership and behavioral integrity theory to examine Six Sigma success. We use a survey methodology to explore the relationships between top leadership characteristics and the success of Six Sigma. We find that authentic leadership and beha...
1 CitationsSource
#1Yongjian Li (NKU: Nankai University)H-Index: 66
#2Zhangxi Lin (TTU: Texas Tech University)H-Index: 1
Last. Ajaya K. Swain (St. Mary's University)H-Index: 6
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In this paper, we develop a set of mathematical models to examine and compare different pricing and launch strategies of electronic books (e-books) under two types of copyright arrangements, namely the royalty and buyout arrangements. We conduct a sensitivity analysis to assess how various market structure parameters influence the publisher's pricing options in different copyright, launch modes, and channels of distribution. Aimed at gaining managerial insights into the complex issues in pricing...
29 CitationsSource
Jan 6, 2014 in HICSS (Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences)
#1Ajaya K. Swain (TTU: Texas Tech University)H-Index: 6
#2Qing Cao (TTU: Texas Tech University)H-Index: 28
Consumer generated contents on social media can provide insights and intelligence for firms to improve their performance. In this paper, we highlight the significance of firm generated content (FGC) on social media in supply chain context. Drawing upon social capital theory, this study uses an advanced sentiment analysis approach to examine the impact of FGC effect on supply chain performance. Information sharing and collaboration are identified as two key FGC elements affecting supply chain per...
7 CitationsSource
#1Ajaya K. Swain (TTU: Texas Tech University)H-Index: 6
#2Murali M. Sundaram (UC: University of Cincinnati)H-Index: 16
Last. Kamlakar P Rajurkar (NU: University of Nebraska–Lincoln)H-Index: 44
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Abstract Coated tools have improved the performance of both traditional and nontraditional machining processes and have resulted in improved machining characteristics. However, a study on the performance of coated tools in micromachining, particularly in ECM, has not yet been adequately conducted. One possible reason is the difficulties associated with the preparation of coated microtools. This paper describes a method of preparation of nickel coated tungsten microtools by electrodeposition and ...
25 CitationsSource
#1Ajaya K. Swain (TTU: Texas Tech University)H-Index: 6
#2Murali M. Sundaram (UC: University of Cincinnati)H-Index: 16
Last. Kamlakar P RajurkarH-Index: 44
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