A.H. Sequeira

A.H. Sequeira
National Institute of Technology Karnataka | NITK Surathkal · School of Management

B.E.,M.Tech.(IITB) ,Dip.T.D., Ph.D.

About

122
Publications
1,272,954
Reads
How we measure 'reads'
A 'read' is counted each time someone views a publication summary (such as the title, abstract, and list of authors), clicks on a figure, or views or downloads the full-text. Learn more
462
Citations
Citations since 2016
45 Research Items
414 Citations
2016201720182019202020212022020406080
2016201720182019202020212022020406080
2016201720182019202020212022020406080
2016201720182019202020212022020406080
Introduction
Professional experience of 41 years as a Teacher, Researcher ,and Administrator. Former Director-STEP; H.O.D ; Project Officer, Registrar, and Dean FW. Published papers in national and international journals. Supervised 13 research scholars for the award of Ph.D. Completed four sponsored projects in thrust and research areas. Currently, Professor ( Higher Administrative Grade- HAG)- School of Management. Detailed CV:http://som.nitk.ac.in/faculty/aloysius-henry-sequeira
Additional affiliations
March 2018 - March 2020
National Institute of Technology Karnataka
Position
  • Head of Faculty
September 2007 - present
National Institute of Technology Karnataka
Position
  • Professor
Education
June 1995 - July 2000
University of Mysore
Field of study
  • management
July 1989 - July 1991
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
Field of study
  • INDUSTRIAL MANAGEMENT

Publications

Publications (122)
Article
Full-text available
The research paper aims to study the Systematic Literature Review (SLR) on how lean systems implemented in service industries and extended to the sustainability model. This study explores SLR considering 137 papers published from 2002 to 2019 into account and focusing on the significance of sustainable development of a conceptual model to explore t...
Chapter
Full-text available
This research uses an effective fuzzy multi-criteria method to evaluate the performance of eight omnibus operators in Tamilnadu, India’s southernmost state (MA). The data was gathered from passengers (regular travelers) and the management of omnibus travel operators. Passengers provided qualitative data, while management offered quantitative data....
Preprint
Full-text available
Financial inclusion and inclusive growth are the buzzwords today. Inclusive growth empowers people belonging to vulnerable sections. This in turn depends upon a variety of factors, the most important being financial inclusion, which plays a strategic role in promoting inclusive growth and helps in reducing poverty by providing regular and reliable...
Article
Full-text available
This paper aims to study the determinants of the Lean Service System (LSS) on the Operational Performance (OP) of India's mail service in the National Sorting Hub (NSH), Mangaluru, Karnataka, the southern part of India. Measuring the OP in mail service is a big challenge in the postal service industry. Hence, we have conducted a survey, and 150 usa...
Article
Full-text available
This paper aims to present an innovative approach to design a Lean Service System in the India Post service industry using the Simulation method to reduce the system’s complexity. Using logic and systematic building blocks, simulation models have been developed from lean service elements using the arena software and verified in Siemens Tecnomatix p...
Article
Full-text available
The need of the hour today is to incorporate sustainable principles to the public postal service facilities to withstand in the market. This paper objective is to develop a model to explore the quality function deployment (QFD) concept and technique to be incorporated in India post service operations. It aims to support sustainability by finding cu...
Chapter
Full-text available
Facility layout design (FLD) comes under multi-objective problem which has a major impact on service or manufacturing industries performance. Facility layout design purpose is to streamline the work flow smoothly and increasing the production by reducing the material handling time. An attempt has been done on Grey Relational Analysis (GRA) in order...
Chapter
Full-text available
Adoption of feasible location science is gaining more interest in the field of Facility Layout Design (FLD) problems among working researchers group. Many methods such as MCDM, Heuristics and Intelligent approaches are available to solve the FLD problems. However in reality, finding the feasible facility layout selection is subject to management as...
Article
Full-text available
The paper intends to evaluate the facility layout design (FLD) models using the analytical hierarchy process (AHP) method. FLD focuses on streamlining the workflow and increasing productivity. This study examines how the model can help to find out the optimum layout to improve the production metrics through improving operations and the working envi...
Article
Full-text available
In order to improve the performance of manufacturing or service industries, most of companies adopted particular strategies among several alternatives. Facility layout design (FLD) is one among the mostly used strategy which comes under multi-objective problem. FLD increases the production by streamlining the work flow smoothly and reducing the mat...
Article
Full-text available
Objective: The study aims to empirically test the relationship between types of campus adaptations across student religion at birth of engineering undergraduate B. Tech students pursuing a four-year study at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT's) and National Institute of Technology (NIT's) in India. Method:-The Multivariate Analysis of Variance (M...
Article
Full-text available
Campus environments are studied to improve students' quality of life and well-being that enhance transforming their total educational experiences. The focus is to understand student's perception of academic environment which by default has to be academically fulfilling juxtaposing between adjustments towards adaptation. Thus, student experiences on...
Article
Full-text available
The life sustaining process of a student is often dynamic and ongoing one at campuses. Social adaptation stimulates an unseen optimal level of functioning among students who be together as individuals and social groups with an ability to live with social restrictions and cultural demands. Thus, students own perspective of socialising is like gainin...
Article
Full-text available
Higher education is known for multitude of institutions who are on a rampage to provide for best of best education to every student. A student is often left with dilemmas where all institute provide for similar courses of same duration. The choice of one's institute is often left with multiple parameters though often striding the take away with the...
Article
Full-text available
A sound mind in a healthy body-this phrase articulates the interconnectedness of the psyche and physic. It is necessary to observe that every student has peculiar strengths and different needs. Thus it remains resourceful to acknowledge the campus environments that serve as perpetual entities of adaptation to students mentally and physically.
Article
Full-text available
Objective:-The study aims to empirically test the relationship between types of campus adaptations across physically disabled engineering undergraduate B.Tech students alone pursuing a four year study at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT's) and National Institute of Technology (NIT's) in India. Method:-The independent t-test was run with SPSS vs...
Article
Full-text available
This research paper attributes to the agglomerating number of higher education institutions in India without resounding itself to a sound aura of “campus” and the personification of the “environments” within them. It remains a breach of faith and accountability with only education on pretext of assured certification that nulls the aspirations of th...
Article
Full-text available
India postal is the one of the important service industries, it has wide network of 1,54,939 post offices is the huge postal network in the world in the business of providing mail, parcels, logistics, retail and financial services across nation. It plays a significant role in supporting the socioeconomic development. This paper aims to develop a co...
Article
Full-text available
India postal is the one of the important service industries, it has wide network of 1,54,939 post offices is the huge postal network in the world in the business of providing mail, parcels, logistics, retail and financial services across nation. It plays a significant role in supporting the socioeconomic development. This paper aims to develop a co...
Conference Paper
Full-text available
This paper aims to develop a conceptual model to study the lean manufacturing activities and its influence of operational performance in Indian postal service. Thorough literature review, report analysis and books; the most right lean techniques or tools and their usefulness have been investigated. There are nine main relevant tools used for implem...
Article
Full-text available
The study aims to empirically test the relationship between types of campus adaptations across gender engineering undergraduate B.Tech students alone pursuing a four year study at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT’s) and National Institute of Technology (NIT’s) in India. The independent t – test was run with SPSS vs 21 to determine the nature of...
Article
Full-text available
Objective: The study aims to empirically test the relationship between types of campus adaptations across students' mothers' level of nature of occupation among engineering undergraduate B. Tech students pursuing a four-year study at Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT's) and National Institutes of Technology (NIT's) in India. Method: The Multivar...
Article
Full-text available
Abstract: Objective: - The study aims to empirically test the relationship between types of campus adaptations across student’s mother’s level of income at engineering undergraduate B. Tech students pursuing a four-year study at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT’s) and National Institute of Technology (NIT’s) in India. Method: - The Multivariate...
Article
Full-text available
Existing women-owned SMEs are found to make a significant contribution to the economic growth of the nations, particularly in their ability to create large scale employment, poverty alleviation and inclusive growth. Because of non-availability of sex- disaggregated data, it is difficult to know the exact economic impact of women entrepreneurship in...
Article
Full-text available
The study aims to empirically test the relationship between types of campus adaptations across different age levels of engineering undergraduate B.Tech students pursuing a four year study at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT’s) and National Institute of Technology (NIT’s) in India. The Multivariate Analysis of Variance (Manova) test was run with...
Article
Full-text available
Government of India (GOI) initialized financial inclusion campaign to quell exclusion. The campaign did not gain expected progress. Government employed technologies to speed up the process. Among banking technologies, mobile banking appeared as a possible solution for financial exclusion with wide mobile phone coverage. Inputs on rural people’s int...
Article
Full-text available
Measurement of brand equity has posed a big challenge to the companies in the Indian fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) industry. This paper investigates the impact of brand equity on the operational performance of businesses in the Indian FMCG industry. The research study adopts descriptive and exploratory approaches. The results indicate that ther...
Research
EMPLOYEE RELATIONS AND IT’S IMPACT ON EMPLOYEE PERFORMANCE:A CASE STUDY
Data
In a free market economy, achieving the highest performance and thereby the organization's goal is the ultimate responsibility of management. Quality awards schemes have been increasingly promoted by governments, public, and private organization with intention of promoting and motivating quality management practices. The literature review indicates...
Conference Paper
Full-text available
Financial inclusion' and 'inclusive growth are the buzz words today. Financial inclusion aims at the delivery of financial services at an affordable cost to low income segments of the society. Inclusive growth empowers people belonging to the vulnerable sections to contribute more actively to development outcomes which in turn depend upon the proce...
Article
Full-text available
The increased competitiveness in the recruitment market has led to organizations spending more time, effort and resources on developing their talent acquisition strategy. In order to attain company objectives, it is essential to recruit people with requisite skills, qualification and experience keeping the present and future requirements in mind. C...
Article
Full-text available
Mobile banking can be the best tool for government of India to achieve success in financial inclusion given the fact that there is high penetration of mobile phones in India. It is a challenge to achieve success without having a clue of rural people‘s take on benefits, learning capability, attitude, and social influences of a technology. An attempt...
Article
Research is always based on reliable data and the methods used to capture this data. Scientific methods facilitate this process to obtain quality output in research. Formulation of research problem is the first step to begin with research. It is at this stage, the researcher should have a clear understanding of the words and terms used in the resea...
Article
Full-text available
Although there are reports published by various research agencies such as KPMG and Nielson on migration of rural people in India to cities in search of better earning alternatives following real estate boom, still NCAER reiterates that India has 69 percent of rural population drawing a tag of real India to rural India. Rangarajan committee (2011) h...
Article
Full-text available
Students are generally identified about their level of education and affiliation from their uniform or formal dress since ages. Dress code for college students has always been a controversial issue among the various stakeholders. On one side, Institutions want to have dress code policies for maintaining a healthy learning environment and on the oth...
Article
A Brand is considered to be one of the most important intangible assets of any business. Companies spend a considerable amount of their revenue and time on brand building activities. In this scenario, there arose a need for the justification of brand building activities. Brand equity and business performance are the two concurrent topics of interes...
Article
Mergers are a strategic initiative that organizations resort to for various reasons, foremost amongst them being a channel for inorganic growth. Organizations have realized huge gains and this has prompted many others to follow suit. In pursuit of these riches, organizations have lost sight of the needs of their most important assets, their employe...
Article
Logistics is the management of the flow of goods, information and other resources, including energy and people, between the point of origin and the point of consumption in order to meet the requirements of consumers. Logistics involves the integration of information, transportation, inventory, warehousing, material-handling, and packaging, and occa...
Article
Full-text available
The concept of green economy has become a centre of policy debates in recent years. This paper discusses on the issues, challenges, critics of green economy policies by the UNEP. It also throws a light on the areas of promoting green economy as a measure of sustainable development and relationship between economic growth and environment. An insight...
Article
Mergers have a unique potential to transform firms and to contribute to corporate renewal. They can help a firm renew its market position at a speed not achievable through internal development. The reasons attributable to the rise in the merger activity are manifold. Mergers justify the economics of the transaction by enhancing the potential synerg...
Article
Full-text available
Decision making is an integral part of the functioning of any organization. To facilitate decision making in this ever-competitive world it is imperative that managers have the right information at the right time to bridge the gap between need and expectation. To facilitate better flow of information adequate Management Information Systems (MIS) is...
Article
Retention of employees is an important function of the HRM. Unless there is a deliberate and serious effort from the management towards this direction, the competitors in the industry are likely to attract and snatch the talent already nurtured in the company over a period of time. Careful strategies for crafting and implementing employee retention...
Article
This paper addresses the issue related to Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) in the context of ownership of online course materials in particular, the copyright. Several facets of ownership including issues related to the faculty owned course material and institute owned course materials have been discussed here. Just owning the course material may...
Article
Full-text available
It is an accepted fact that teachers are usually not born but made. Good teachers nurture their knowledge and skills through constant and deliberate efforts. One of the prerequisite to be good teacher is to understand the teaching learning process in more depth. This facilitates better appreciation of the teaching profession as well as the process...
Article
The paper discusses some important issues related to Developments in the 21st Century with Emphasis on Education. There are significant changes that World will undergo in the next few decades in 21st Century. Some of the important goals and targets related to Millennium Development have also attracted the attention of policy makers. There is a need...
Article
Brand is considered as one of the most important intangible assets of any business. Companies spend considerable amount of their revenue and time in brand building activities. In this scenario, there arose a need that brand building activities require justification. Brand equity and business performance are the two concurrent topics of interest to...
Article
Employees may be motivated on the job by many things, such as a sense of achievement, recognition, enjoyment of the job, promotion opportunities, responsibility, and the chance for personal growth. Employee motivation and performance are tied directly to the style of management that is applied and to principles of positive or negative reinforcement...
Article
Competence-based approaches to education are spreading rapidly in many European countries and are now becoming popular in India. They are usually regarded as having originated in teacher education in the U.S.A. In particular the National Council for Vocational Qualifications (NCVQ) has embraced the approach in Competency-Based Vocational Education...
Article
One of the crucial aspects in Project Management is development of an elaborate system for monitoring project implementation, project operation, project maintenance and project assessment. Project assessment consists of information on the actual and intended benefits from the project over the intended lifetime. Hence, there is a need to understand...
Article
Every organization irrespective of its kind and form, exist in a environment which keeps changing continuously from time to time. This dynamic state has led to considerable uncertainty as well as challenge to any progressive enterprise. At the same time, achieving the goals of the organization and stake holders within the resources and constraints...
Article
After the advent of self-service technologies, there has been a great shift in the way customers interact with the service providers. Any change is not considered worth unless it is usable, understandable and finally adoptable by the user (Dix 2001). It is a challenging and daunting task to educate and convince a customer to get used to the newer t...
Article
There has been a plethora of conceptual and empirical research regarding the complexities involved in hotel services quality measures. Service quality is getting recognized as a strategic tool for the attainment of operational efficiency in hotels. There is need to listen to the dimensions of which the consumer defines the experience of the service...
Article
Full-text available
After the advent of self-service technologies in Indian banking sector, there has been a significant change in customers’ service consumption pattern. As banking service has gone through a positive technological change, it should also be noted that any such change is not considered good unless it is usable, understandable and finally adoptable by t...
Article
Full-text available
This study examines the relationship between brand equity and business performance in the Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) industry. By understanding the dimensions of brand equity, the study focuses on the important contributors to brand equity .The purpose of this paper is to identify and understand the relationship between brand equity and the...
Article
Full-text available
Productivity as a concept in both manufacturing as well as service industries is a function of inputs and outputs. Banking is a service industry with its product in the form of services. Where a firm’s final output consists of some quantitative commodity, the concept of productivity in relation to that firm is likely to be a relatively simple matte...
Article
Full-text available
Conflicts have existed in all cultures, religions, and societies since time immemorial, as long as humans have walked the earth. Since conflicts are an integral part of human interaction, one must learn to manage them, to deal with them in a way that will prevent escalation and destruction, and come up with innovative and creative ideas to resolve...
Article
Full-text available
In this research paper, an attempt was made to address the issues related to customer satisfaction and quickness of transactions in co-operative banks. The customer satisfaction was measured through a questionnaire. The customer service was evaluated on both objective and subjective basis. The questionnaire also included investigation of bank emplo...
Article
The study developed an integrated framework on service quality and performance in healthcare organisations based on Malcolm Baldrige Quality Award criteria, Critical success factors and Patient perceived quality factors. The theoretical model examined the influence of quality management factors, patient service quality factors and critical success...
Article
Full-text available
The Management Information System is a concept of the last decade or two. The role of MIS in an organization can be compared to the role of heart in the body. Most of the organizations be it small or large are using computer based information system with centralized, decentralized or distributed networks connecting data flow from and to the various...
Article
The purpose of this paper is to present a proposed conceptual total quality management (TQM) model for implementation to enhance business excellence for north Karnataka manufacturing small medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). The development of this model is based on the TQM literature review, the structured interviews, and general characteristics of 2...
Article
Full-text available
Present tendency for everyone is to just run behind the return he is about to get with the investment made by his pocket with the expenses leaving to the environment. We need to earn money to live but not to kill Earth.When the Capitalist invest to make huge profit , they should also give due respect to earth. While they make huge profit and they h...
Article
Full-text available
This study on supply chain strategy depicts how the enterprise manages supply chain operations, and evaluates the impact of its operations on customer perceptions. Supply chain organization model defines management structures ,roles, and increases the relationships with external business partner. This study shows how in case of SMET’s supply chain...
Article
Full-text available
Technical Education in the country has been tuned for a great amount of acceleration and is galloping towards a target in tune with the International level. On spring of such rapid progress, the concept of quality of education requires more attention. Corporatizations has emerged as a supplementary measure for complementing the Governmental initiat...
Article
The purpose of this paper was to explore the relationship between Total Quality Management (TQM) and Business Excellence (B E) in Small and Medium Sized Manufacturing Enterprises (SMMEs) of north Karnataka region. Twelve critical success factors (CSFs) of TQM practices and four factors of dependent variables of business excellence were identified t...
Article
Full-text available
Today all the companies are interested in the area of Sustainable Development as they have to concentrate on the areas of social, economic and environmental issues for the future generations. The companies have started planning for the long run issues that they would face from the public, planet and plant. Sustainable development means attaining a...
Article
Full-text available
Stress amoung college students is a common phenomenon and is part and parcel of their life. Many social scientist have researched the topic to determine the sources of stress. If this task is completed, it would probably easy to manage and control stress. Furthermore, students could be informed about the campus resources available to help them addr...
Article
Full-text available
In a free market economy, achieving the highest performance and thereby the organization’s goal is the ultimate responsibility of management. Quality awards schemes have been increasingly promoted by governments, public, and private organization with intention of promoting and motivating quality management practices. The literature review indicates...
Article
Full-text available
Student is undoubtedly the principal stakeholder of any higher education institution (HEI). Student enrolment, satisfaction and retention are key variables that affect the performance and reputation of all HEIs, particularly in the highly competitive environment prevalent inn the tertiary education sector. Several options might be available for stu...
Article
Many rural developmental programs have not yielded expected success by union and state governments in the country. When government or private sector systematically makes a forge into rural sector by offering the people quality services and if rural people consume the same optimally after coming out of certain conservative norms, then business oppor...
Article
Full-text available
Academic institutions in the tertiary sector imparting education in the engineering field, are encountering a variety of challenges in attracting resources, students and faculty. The difficulty lies in attracting not only sufficient number of eligible students, but the best quality students. Students and their parents have their own way of ranking...
Article
Recent statistics indicates that Indian healthcare industry is worth $ 23 billion today or roughly 4 percent of GDP. Further, the industry is expected to grow by around 13 percent per year for the next four years. In India ore than 50 percent of total healthcare expenditure comes from individuals as against contribution from states, which is below...