Research & Publications

VESIM Research and Publication at VESIM, Mumbai


E-SAMANVAY is the e-magazine initiated with the objective to provide a platform for students. Students will have an opportunity to showcase their creativity in term of articles, opinions, interviews, etc published in the magazine.

The Best articles from this E-SAMANVAY will then be published in a printed magazine which is released during GLIMPSES- VESIM’s annual event.

The magazine is also sent to various Corporate houses, recruiters, media houses, Alumni, Heads of different institutes at Vivekanand Education Society and all the other stakeholders in order to keep them informed about the current happenings.

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Journal of Development Research

‘Journal of Development Research’ (ISSN No. 2229-7561) is a biannual publication of Vivekananda Education Society Institute of Management Studies and Research. Journal focuses on issues dealing with management of institutional and structural transformation of societies to speed up economic growth, reduce level of inequality and eradicate absolute poverty. Keeping the focus as a frame work the journal has identified following key areas to focus on:

  • Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (M.S.M.E.)
  • Infrastructure
  • Banking & Finance
  • Project Management
  • Disaster and Development

Advisory Board

Sanjay Hegde, Ex Partner, PWC
Sunil Sapre, CFO , L&T
Dr K Nohria, Ex CMD , Crompton Greaves
Dr R Gopal, Director, DYPIMS, Nerul Navi Mumbai
Dr A Sahay, Professor & Dean Ph D Center, BIMTECH, Noida
Dr Anil S Sutar, Chairman Center for Research Methodology, TISS, Mumbai
Dr T P Madhu Nair, Dean, Faculty of Commerce, Univ of Maharashtra Mumbai
Dr M A Khan, Registrar, Univ of Mumbai Mumbai
Dr Chandrahauns R Chavan, HOD Research Center, JBIMS Mumbai
Dr A Vinayagamoorthy, Prof Of Commerce, Dept of Commerce, PeriyarUniv, Salem
Dr Radhakrishnan Pillay, Director, CIPL, University of Mumbai, Mumbai
Dr R Vaidyanathan, Professor, IIM, Bangalore
Dr Yashwant Pathak, Ass. Dean for Research and Faculty Affairs, College of Pharmacy, University of South Florida USA
Dr Nachiket Tiwari, Professor, IIT, Kanpur
Dr Ashish Pandey Professor IIT, Mumbai
Dr R K Srivastava Head, Ph D Research Center, SIMSREE, Mumbai
Dr Subhash Sharma Director, IBA Bangalore
Dr Srini R Srinivasan Ass. Professor, JBIMS Mumbai
Editorial Board
Dr. Charu Banga Head, Center of Excellence (Banking & Finance) VESIM Mumbai
Dr Sachin Desmukh Chairperson – Business Environment & Head – Center of Excellence (Consultancy),VESIM Mumbai
Dr Nisha Pandey, Head – Center of Excellence (Enterprenuership & MSME) VESIM Mumbai
Managing Editor
Sandeep Singh Adjunct Faculty Mumbai
Chief Editor
Dr SatishModh, Director, VESIM Mumbai

Call for Papers

The coming issue of the journal will be issue on M.S.M.E. M.S.M.E. contribute nearly 8 percent of the country’s GDP, 45 percent of the manufacturing output and 40 percent of the exports. They provide the largest share of employment after agriculture and are the nurseries for entrepreneurship and innovation. M.S.M.E. are widely dispersed across the country and produce a diverse range of products and services to meet the needs of the local markets as well as the global market.

M.S.M.E. has been as old as Indian Civilization. Ramayana mentions about various guilds. Each region of India has it’s own specialised centre of production ranging from hosiery to bakery, machine parts to software’s. Almost all M.S.M.E. are either family start-ups or family backed start-ups. Naturally M.S.M.E. have different set of issues which range from pure management issues to cultural issues.
The journal invites you to contribute your findings in the form of a research paper, concept papers or case study. JDR is a peer reviewed journal.

Some of the indicative topics are:

  1. Human Resource
    1. Managing family members vs outsiders
  2. Financial Management
    1. Availability of finance from the recognised sources
    2. Management and understanding of finance
  3. Rules & Regulations
    1. Government Schemes and their relevance
    2. Laws as a catalyst of growth or hindrance
  4. Marketing
    1. To Brand or not to brand
  5. Management
    1. Delegation
    2. Taking the next leap
  6. Culture
    1. Role of culture in promoting M.S.M.E.

Any other topic is welcome. Last date of submission of paper is 30th September 2014.
Please feel free to get in touch for any query.
Sandeep Singh
Managing Editor
Journal of Development Research

Guidelines for Contributor

VESIM – Journal of Development Research is a biannual journal brought out by VES Institute of Management Studies and Research, Mumbai.
Addressed to academics, business, government, management practitioners, NGO’s, and researchers, JDR aims to engage rigorously with practices, concepts and ideas in the field of management, with an emphasis on providing managerial insights, in a format that is accessible to readers. To this end, JDR invites manuscripts that provide novel managerial insights in the area of

  1. M.S.M.E.,
  2. Infrastructure,
  3. Banking & Finance,
  4. Project Management and
  5. Disaster & Development

The manuscript should be rigorous—the findings should be supported by either empirical data or a well-justified theoretical model. While these two requirements are necessary for acceptance, they do not guarantee acceptance. The sole criterion for publication is contribution of the paper to the five core areas identified by VESIM. Although all manuscripts are welcome, our special emphasis is on papers that focus on Indian markets, and business practices. Such papers may either improve our understanding of Indian markets through novel analyses or build models by taking into account the special characteristics of Indian economies to provide guidance to managers. At present focussed discussion, interview papers, and book reviews will also be featured. Papers must be written in an easily accessible style, where specialised concepts/ research and methodologically rigorous applications/ analyses are presented simply and concisely, highlighting key insights and managerial implications.
JDR is a peer-reviewed journal and follows a ‘double blind’ review process. All papers submitted to JDR go through a preliminary review at the editorial desk and those considered appropriate are sent to an Associate Editor. On the recommendation of the Associate Editor, the article may be rejected or assigned to two reviewers.

Types of Contributions

Perspectives section includes articles, conceptual papers, research papers and case studies that are intended to inform and influence a wider audience on a relevant issue or a research area. (1500 Words)
Research section publishes articles that critically evaluate the extant literature in a relevant topic, identify a research question and empirically and/or analytically contribute to the advancement of the cumulative knowledge on the topic.
Notes and Interviews section includes research briefs and interviews with experts. (1500 Words)
Book Reviews section publishes reviews of recent books relevant to the journal’s aims and scope (800 words)

Submission for Articles

Submission of a manuscript to JDR implies a commitment by the author to publish in it. Along with the manuscript, authors should provide confirmation that
1) The article is the original work of the author(s);
2) The article (or a significant portion of it) has not been published earlier;
3) It is not under consideration for publication elsewhere; and
4) All copyright requirements in respect of material used directly or indirectly in the article have been duly met. Articles using information that is not in the public domain about organisations must be accompanied by express written permission from the authorities concerned.
5. British rather than American spellings should be used.
The editors reserve the right to accept or refuse the manuscript for publication, and they are under no obligation to assign reasons for their decision.

Format (Research Section)

Cover page: The manuscript should be accompanied by a cover page containing the article title, the short title (not more than 5 words and which may be used in all correspondence), the names and affiliations of all the authors (specify order), along with their postal address, phone and fax numbers, and email address. Details of the authors’ name and affiliation should not appear elsewhere in the manuscript. In the case of multiple authors, the cover page should indicate the designated corresponding author.
Second Page: The second page should contain the article title, the short title, the abstract (not more than 100 words), keywords (a maximum of 8 keywords), and an extended summary (not exceeding 300 words).
Body of the article: The recommended length of papers is 8000–10000 words, inclusive of tables and figures. Material may be formatted in Times New Roman, font size 12 and double spaced. All tables and figures are to be serially numbered, sequentially following references to them in the text. All tables and figures are also to be presented in a separate WORD document and file names should clearly specify the paper to which the exhibits belong. All tables and figures should be in black and white only.
JDR follows British spelling (for e.g. organisation, programme, and colour), except in the case of direct quotations. Wherever possible, explanatory theories/concepts and other background material of a historical or collateral nature, and case illustrations/ anecdotal applications should be presented in text boxes to ensure they do not interfere with the flow of the main text.


Authors must acknowledge all the sources they have drawn upon, including direct quotations, as well as ideas, concepts, data, and exhibits. And for this APA guidelines should be followed ( Example of the same is given below.
Only those references cited in the main text should be listed in the reference list. Sources should be stated briefl y in the text, following the author-date convention of by the last name and the year of publication, in parentheses. Citations within the text would read, for e.g.
‘According to Pawlak, (1991) …’ or ‘… (Pawlak, 1991)’. These citations should be amplifi ed in a list of references appearing at the end of the paper. The reference list should be in alphabetical and chronological order, and should include complete bibliographical details, as appropriate—the name(s) of the author(s), year of publication, title of the article/book, name of the journal, details of the publisher, volume and issue number, and individual page numbers, URL of online sources (online journals, magazines, or newspapers) with access date.
The prescribed style of citation is as follows:
Sample Book References:
Modh Satish (2005). Ethical management: Text and cases in Business Ethics and Corporate Governance. Macmillan publishers, New Delhi
Sample Reference to Chapter in Book:
Modh Satish (2013). “The cosmic play of Triguna Energy: Philosophy and practice of conflict resolution from Bhagavad Gita” in Yashavant Pathak (Ed.) Eastern & Indigenous Perspectives on Conflict Resolution published by ICCS, USA: CreateSpace.
Sample Journal Reference:
Modh Satish (1994) A study of strategic decision making in the Indian Industry. Vikalpa Vol.19 (4). A journal of Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.
Authors are responsible for ensuring the accuracy of the references listed and for consistency between the references in the text and those in the reference list.


Authors and co-authors will receive an electronic reprint of their article. Additional reprints may be purchased.

Copyrights and Permissions

Authors must cede copyright of the article as finally published to JDR if it is accepted for publication, and certify that all copyright requirements in respect of material used directly or indirectly in the article have been duly met. Copyright rests with JDR in respect of the material submitted for its use and dissemination in any form or medium, individually or in any collection or other configuration, print, audio-video, electronic or otherwise. JDR however grants permission to authors for using the submitted material (subsequent to publication in JDR) in any printed books or other publications or derivative works authored or co-authored by them, or edited or co-edited by them. All other usage will be subject to prior written permission of JDR.
Except as authorised, no part of the material published in JDR may be reproduced, photocopied or stored in retrieval systems, or used for commercial or other purposes. For reprints and permissions to photo copy please contact with the Managing Editor.
Manuscripts should indicate the grant numbers of any financial support received for the research. It is the author’s responsibility to disclose any potential conflict of interest regarding the manuscript. If the manuscript is derived from a published paper make that evident on the title page as well.

Subscriptions and Advertisements

JDR is published two times a year. Annual subscription for each volume of two issues (print edition) is Rs 1000 in India and the SAARC countries (postage extra; details in subscription form published in the print issue). Prospective subscribers in India and the SAARC countries may subscribe through the form included in the print copy of the journal, or download it from
Subscriptions are accepted on a prepaid basis only and will be acted upon with prospective effect. Subscriber claims for missing print issues should be communicated to within two months from the issue date.
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Further Details

All submissions should be made electronically, as e-mail attachment, in Microsoft Word format addressed to: The Managing Editor, VESIM – Journal of Development Research at Upon receipt of the manuscript, a confirmation e-mail will be sent.
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