Guest edited by Professor Milind Sohoni, our cover story brings together academics, researchers and entrepreneurs to discuss the urgent role of emergency medical services in saving lives. Our features look at the importance of performance-related incentives in government, and the surprising effects of demonetisation on the Indian mobile phone market. In Face-to-Face, Minister Jayant Sinha speaks about UDAN, Dr VK Saraswat about the NITI Aayog and RBI Deputy Governor Viral Acharya about the research-policy interface. Also: lessons from the dissolution of international marketing joint ventures in India.
There is an urgent need to extend the myopic view of emergency medical services beyond operations to an interdisciplinary perspective encompassing business models, strategy, process control, policy, and innovation, says Milind Sohoni in this report on the First Practice-Based Summit on Emergency Medical Services in India.
Chirantan Chatterjee and his coauthors investigate whether a macroeconomic policy shock like the 2016 Indian demonetisation could have microeconomic implications for firms in the Indian mobile phone industry.
Viral V Acharya, Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank of India, speaks to Prachi Deuskar, Assistant Professor of Finance at ISB about central banking as a canvas for research impact.
Why does India have only 918 girls to every 1000 boys in the 0-6 age group? Surprisingly, the answer lies not only in discrimination against girls, but also in land inheritance traditions, says Professor Tarun Jain. As a result of parental competition for boys, girls grow up in larger families, get a smaller share of family resources, and face greater health and mortality risks.
Do you manage one division of a large multi-division organisation? The surprising factors that determine your pay lie not only within your own division, but also in the performance of other divisions. Professor Shashwat Alok explains the results of a research study that carefully compiled data on division manager (DM) pay contracts.
Guest Editor for this Issue:
Milind G. Sohoni,
Professor of Operations Management, Deputy Dean - Faculty Development & Registrar's Office, ISB.