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Lewlyn L. R. Rodrigues

Lewlyn L. R. Rodrigues
Manipal Institute of Technology · Humanities & Management

B.E., MBA., M.Tech., Ph.D.

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July 1990 - December 2015
Manipal Institute of Technology
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  • Head of Faculty

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Publications (97)
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A well-designed strategy for effective solid waste management is a compelling necessity of the modern world. Today, solid waste management is gaining so much of an importance because lack of planning could affect the quality of social, economic and environmental sustainability. Most of the studies have illustrated production of solid waste is due t...
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This research goes beyond the attitude-intention link to investigate the determinants of solid waste management behavior among the student community. The study proposes an extended model comprised of constructs from psychological frameworks, the theory of planned behavior and value-belief-norm theory by integrating environmental knowledge and situa...
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Irrational disposal of solid wastes and its mismanagement has become a major sustainability issue in India. Although, the recent period has witnessed government’s initiatives in promoting new waste management policies, efforts are not completely successful due to several reasons. The expectation of statutory bodies is that eco-friendly methods of w...
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Over the past three decades, research on the established linkages between solid waste management and psychological models has progressed rapidly. This informs statutory bodies that wish to design an effective solid waste management system. To further address this crucial task, this paper examined the existing literature on behavioral approaches app...
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This research presents the parametric effect of machining control variables while turning EN31 alloy steel with a Chemical Vapor deposited (CVD) Ti(C,N) + Al2O3 + TiN coated carbide tool insert. Three machining parameters with four levels considered in this research are feed, revolutions per minute (RPM), and depth of cut (ap). The influences of th...
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There are several research studies which investigate the antecedents of purchase behavior based on several behavioral theories using many different approaches; however, not many of them are focused on the purchase behavior of mobile phones with reference to specific dimensions, despite the fact that it is one of the fastest moving consumer product....
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This research is an application of machine learning in medical sciences. The purpose of this research was to use machine learning through the simulated data to study the association of age, body mass index, cigarettes smoked per day, alcohol consumed per week, diastolic blood pressure, and systolic blood pressure on hypertension and coronary heart...
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Electric vehicles (EVs) are one of the near-term practical solutions in vehicle technology, which can reduce emissions leading to the greenhouse effect and dependence on fossil fuels that are correlated with conventional vehicles conventional vehicles (CVs). Several interferences are yet to be overcome for widespread adoption of EVs, despite many b...
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This paper analyses the importance of knowledge resource quality in the context of a knowledge management environment in Information Technology sector. The exogenous variable of this study is knowledge resource quality, and the endogenous variables are knowledge management process capability and knowledge management effectiveness. This research is...
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This paper investigates the institute-industry technology management (TM) practices based on the five key dimensions of Gregory’s Process-Based Model. The research methodology involves a case study approach, involving a questionnaire survey of 196 faculty members from engineering institutes and 31 professionals from leading printing industries. Whi...
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—The present higher educational institutions are vying for excellence and strive to meet the expectations of individuals, organizations and the social institutions in their external environments. Knowledge Management (KM) and Total Quality Management are the most common of the tools which these institutions have adopted based on the success stories...
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he Electronic Automotive parts manufacturing company produces different types of components that are stored in different buffers. Kanban method is the most standard control methods in practice. The alternative method for this would be Heijunka approach or the production levelling approach which focuses on neutralizing the demand variation. A dynami...
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Environmental psychology dwells into to the insights of how people interact with building and spaces around them. This subject has been of interest of psychologists and architects alike. Comfortable work environment is the basic requirement for enhancing productivity. A good architecture provides quality of work space. Vibrant offices have psycholo...
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Purpose The purpose of this paper is to investigate the moderating role of workplace spirituality (WS) in the relationship between team transformational leadership (TTL) and team viability (TV) under the theoretical lens of the theory of optimal distinctiveness of identities. Design/methodology/approach This study adopted quantitative, cross-sec...
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Purpose In today’s competitive world, adoption of cloud enterprise resource planning (ERP) has become one of the critical criteria for running a successful business. In this regard, knowing the factors that influence cloud ERP adoption plays a significant role. The purpose of this paper is to rank the factors influencing the cloud ERP adoption in...
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Today's banking sector is equipped with strong competitive strategies to meet the ever increasing challenges, nevertheless, achieving Brand Loyalty in its true sense has still remained insurmountable. Owing to the vital role the Brand Personality plays in creating, evolving and maintaining strong brands, this study was designed to explore the appli...
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This paper deals with the application of System Dynamics to study the influence of dynamic factors such as Past experience, Personal needs, External communication, Word of mouth, and Active clients on Service quality of the Insurance Sector. The simulation results have indicated a significant influence of these factors on Service quality and the im...
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Wearable technology is all set to revolutionalise the human society. This research study provides an overview of the wearable technology and explores its applicability and usefulness in the Indian context as most of the studies are carried out in foreign countries. This research will fill the knowledge gaps for companies working on wearable technol...
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The Udupi District in Karnataka, South India, is an eco-sensitive region known for its copious rainfall, greenery and rare species of flora and fauna. Commissioning of a coal-based thermal power plant in this region has an adverse effect on the environment. The purpose of this study is to identify and assess the environmental impact on the villages...
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Lean manufacturing has been one of the important practices in manufacturing industries. This paper suggests an agenda of how to achieve lean manufacturing system in an Automotive Electronic component manufacturing plant. It also explains the various dynamics and changes that will be involved while optimising the plant layout, also how the productio...
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The Udupi District in Karnataka, South India, is an eco-sensitive region known for its copious rainfall, greenery and rare species of flora and fauna. Commissioning of a coal-based thermal power plant in this region has an adverse effect on the environment. The purpose of this study is to identify and assess the environmental impact on the villages...
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Digital economy is becoming a reality. Business all over the world is moving towards digital platform and so is the payment option. Mobile application is becoming one of the easiest and fastest options for making payments and is predicted to have a very large potential in the days to come. This study focuses on the customer adoption of mobile payme...
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The purpose of this study is to explore the nature of employee engagement through the experiences of employees. Grounded theory approach was the research methodology (Creswell, 2007). The objective of this research was to add value to the existing literature on engagement with a focus on individual. There are very few research studies applying grou...
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The software industry being highly resource-oriented tries to ensure that knowledge residing in the minds of the employees is effectively utilised for leveraging core business competencies. Therefore, providing effective knowledge management systems (KMSs) to utilise this knowledge for optimising business processes has become crucial for enterprise...
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Brand personality has been viewed as a very efficient means for an organization to develop a firms' competitive advantage and brand based differentiation has proven to be a very strategic tool for organisations to improve their advertising and marketing communication. The studies done in this area has proven that consumers prefer to choose brands t...
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The wear characteristics of cutting tools is affected by the machining factors such as the magnitude of the cutting speed, extent of the cutting tool movements in the feed direction, the geometry of the cutting tool etc. This research paper presents some original research into the wear types, as well as the phenomena that occurs in the cutting tool...
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TPM is a new maintenance strategy developed to meet the new maintenance needs and for improving productivity by making processes more reliable and less wasteful. TPM is an extension of TQM (Total Quality Management). The objective of TPM is to maintain the plant or equipment in good condition without interfering in the daily processes. To achieve t...
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The paper aimed to investigate the issue of conceptualizing workplace spirituality at the team level. In this regard, this paper has reviewed the conceptualizations of spirituality so as to connect them to the conceptualizations of workplace spirituality. The originality of this paper lies in the discussion on categories of spirituality and their r...
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p class="zhengwen"> Purpose ; this is an empirical research, concerned with the relationship between Personality types and Form of the Furniture, with the productivity consideration. The outcome does not emphasize the interactional processes among employees; it will establish a link between Psychology, Architecture and Productivity. Methodology ; t...
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Workplace Spirituality is a contextualized phenomenon that seeks to identify and build meaning, connectedness and the sense of transcendence at workplace. In this regard, this paper analyzes the different approaches of researchers to pin down the concept of workplace spirituality. Further, it probes into the diverse ways in which various research c...
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The previous research investigations informed that the tool wear of any machining operation could be minimized by controlling the machining factors such as speed, feed, geometry, and type of cutting tool. Hence the present research paper aims at controlling the process parameters to minimize the drill tool wear, during the machining of Glass Fiber...
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An attempt is made in this research to show the relevance of System Dynamics (SD) as a tool for simultaneously considering TQM and TPM environment in a offset machine of a commercial printing press. By controlling the TQM and TPM variables, this model will attempt to simulate or predict the behavior of an efficient printing operation. Identifying o...
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This paper investigates the influence of knowledge management (KM) enablers viz. knowledge enabled culture, structure, technology and human resources, on KM effectiveness, R&D innovation, and the firm performance specific to the Indian manufacturing sectors. India has often been hailed as the biggest manufacturing hub after China, but in terms of i...
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Purpose - The purpose of this paper is to illustrate the appropriateness of System Dynamics (SD) as a tool for obtaining a total productive environment in an offset machine of a commercial printing press, which in this research will be termed as “Total Production Management”. Considering the case of a multicolor sheet feed offset machine, socio-tec...
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Polymer Matrix Composites are the preferred materials now a days and are used in all the fields of engineering because of its encouraging properties over traditional materials. Glass Fiber Reinforced Polymers (GFRP) is the materials that are used in the manufacturing of household appliances up to aircraft and automobile components. Drilling operati...
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Optimizing the operations is a complex task due to the complexity involved in its various processes of a manufacturing firm. The operations such as planning, scheduling, tracking, monitoring and dispatching becomes a major task so as to satisfy potential goals of increasing throughput, reducing inventories and costs. In order to overcome this compl...
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The wave of urban growth in India is spreading across the country, particularly since the past decade, and the associated complexities in terms of resource utilization are inevitable. The pace and the scale of urbanization are to the extent that it has already resulted in shortages of resources, the solution to which has become a compelling necessi...
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Fluctuating demands, advancement in technologies, and innovation in the supply chain management are posing challenges to managers in deciding the optimum levels of production and capacity building in the right time. This is an area of concern that has to be addressed effectively with a focus on the cost factors and thus gain a competitive advantage...
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Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) is becoming an industrial standard and it is an approach to optimize the effectiveness of production means in a structured manner. The Indian manufacturing industry has witnessed irrepressible competition in the recent times in terms of low costs, improved quality and diverse products with superior performance. In...
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Innovation has been one of the most important factors in driving the economic growth in all industries and in particular the IT industry. The innovation will give a competitive edge to a company over the others. But the factors which influence innovation are not understood clearly. Nevertheless there are no proper instruments which measure the perf...
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This paper deals with the development of a system dynamics model to study the impact of forecasting on the performance of the inventory system in one of the unit of a leading retail shop in India, for the perishable products. Since, efficient inventory management is being considered as one of the important criterion for the reduction of costs in re...
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There is an important role of higher education in supporting and enhancing the process of economic and social development of a country. Such a system requires well-designed academic programs with a clear mission and a well-qualified, highly motivated faculty pool. The study aims at identifying human factors that affect Technical Institute Performan...
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Total productive maintenance is practical technique aimed at maximizing the effectiveness of facility that we use within our organization. Total productive maintenance establishes a system of productive maintenance, covering the entire life cycle of equipment, covers all departments, involves participation of all employees from top to bottom and pr...
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The Indian sparrow, popularly known as the House sparrow (Passer domesticus indicus), is the most wide spread subspecies of the sparrow family (Passer domesticus) in India. Of late, due to its vanishing numbers the bird has lost prominence. These birds are termed as the indicators of the environmental health and their decline is a warning signal to...
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Nowadays, as companies are adopting strategies that are in a better balance with environmental friendly practices, so "Going Green" is becoming an effective strategy in terms of costs benefits and customer satisfaction. The focus of this paper is on the study of recollection in Closed Loop Supply Chain (CLSC), using system dynamics approach, by ide...
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There are several ratios which define the financial health of an organization but the importance of Net cash flow, Gross income, Net income, Pending bills, Receivable bills, Debt, and Book value can never be undermined as they give the exact picture of the financial condition. While there are several approaches to study the dynamics of these variab...
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This paper focuses on the quality management of newer higher educational institutions through ABET criterion. The method used in this research is model-based simulation to support the decision making. Standard methodology adopted in System Dynamics (SD) is used for modelling and simulation. The simulation results have indicated that the optimum tim...
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This paper proposes a System Dynamics model for manufacturing system with specific focus on studying the influence of dynamic responses of machine failure on the production system. Machine failures affect adversely inventory levels, backlogs, and production costs. Simulation results in this research have depicted that a reduction in failure rate in...
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Post globalization, in the IT sector, there has been a shift towards efficient managing of knowledge assets, owing to its importance in ensuring sustainability. This paper studies the ‘people’ dimension of the Knowledge Management (KM) initiative in a typical Information Technology (IT) industry. Organizational culture and Top management commitment...
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The purpose of this paper is to study the effect of process parameters such as spindle speed and feed, drill diameter and point angle, and material thickness on thrust force and torque generated during drilling of Glass Fibre Reinforced Polymer (GFRP) composite material using solid carbide drill bit. Full factorial Design of Experiments (DOE) has b...
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Today's organizations have realized the necessity to focus on their knowledge assets for ensuring sustainability in a globally challenging environment. This paper identifies the critical success factors (CSFs) of knowledge management (KM) in a typical IT industry and studies the influence of organizational culture, top management commitment and sup...
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This paper deals with the development of a System Dynamics model for the trading system. Simulation is carried out for identifying the optimum space required for the class-A product of ABC analysis in the warehouse. As the Supplier ordering rate has a causal relationship with the available space in the warehouse, the variable Maximum warehouse capa...
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Purpose – The choice between SERVQUAL and SERVPERF metrics for service quality measurement is subjective and the research literature lacks evidence on whether these instruments differ in their outcomes significantly or concur with each other. Hence, empirical investigation regarding the concurrence or difference of the two instruments is the purpos...
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Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) provides a comprehensive, life cycle approach, to equipment management that minimizes equipment failures, production defects and accidents. It involves everyone in the organization from top level management to production mechanics and production support groups to outside suppliers. The objective is to continuously...
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In recent days composites are finding wide application in all fields because of their specific properties. Drilling is the most common machining operation performed on composites and the quality of hole has an important bearing on its applications. The quality of the drilled hole is mainly defined by delamination, surface roughness, and cylindricit...
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This paper deals with the development of a System Dynamics Model to optimize the stock in production and distribution points of a manufacturing supply chain. The variables of study include production start rate, work in progress, production rate, distribution inventory, distribution rate, and waste rate. The results depict that increase in stock re...
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This paper deals with the development of a System Dynamics Model to study the influence of Production cycle time on: Production start rate, Work in progress, Production rate, Distribution inventory, Distribution rate, and Waste rate. The simulation results indicate that Production cycle time has a significant influence on `Bullwhip Effect' and ther...