Monthly Archives: January 2012

Sodexo Coupons – Invalid. A Business Model explained | Kiran Dhanwada

As of January 1st, 2012, all retail store chains in Bangalore (and across India) have stopped accepting Sodexo coupons in lieu of items purchased. Every firm hands out these Sodexo vouchers to its Employees (included in compensation package). Employees are now worried that these Sodexo coupons would be useless as they are not being accepted. My view is that this might just be a temporary phenomenon since there are a lot of stakeholders who will lose out if these vouchers prove invalid. The post explains the how and why of it.

If it were a school debate, the subject of the topic would be ‘Sodexo coupons – A boon or a curse. Discuss’.

via Sodexo Coupons – Invalid. A Business Model explained | Kiran Dhanwada.

Some nice finance papers to look at

• Can rising confidence in low macro-risk explain the boom in asset prices? (Tobias Broer and Afroditi Kero)

Look at the analysis this paper does on recessions in different economies. Analysis and comparisons based on different parameters of current recession and earlier recessions is also very interesting. Also see Appendix A for data by episode.

• On international risk sharing and financial globalization (Eleonora Pierucci and Luigi Ventura)

Look at financial account components to GDP ratio for different countries. Some useful analysis on savings and factor income.