• More Bang for Your Digital Spend: Technology and R&D

    More Bang for Your Digital Spend: Technology and R&D

    Digitisation of R&D can generate significant returns for firms through greater innovative efficiency and improved recombinant capabilities, argue Professors Deepa Mani, Rajib Saha and their colleague Aditya K.S., based on an empirical study of technology spill-overs from the IT industry across an array of other industries.

  • Follow The TV Analyst’s Stock Recommendations?

    Follow The TV Analyst’s Stock Recommendations?

    Should the novice stock investor follow the advice of television shows that purport to offer expert recommendations on stocks to buy or sell? In tracking stock price movements in the aftermath of TV stock suggestions, Professors Prachi Deuskar, Ravi Anshuman, Krishnamurthy Subramanian and Ram Thirumalai bring new light to bear on the role of informed agents in the stock market.

  • Access versus Innovation in Global Healthcare Markets

    Access versus Innovation in Global Healthcare Markets

    Access to affordable medicines and healthcare today comes with a dynamic trade-off of potential disincentives for innovation tomorrow. Using theory and techniques from applied microeconomics, Professor Chirantan Chatterjee examines these trade-offs and their welfare implications in research set in United States and Indian healthcare and pharmaceutical markets.

  • Saving Lives: Emergency Medical Services in India

    Saving Lives: Emergency Medical Services 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.

  • The Banking Canvas

    The Banking Canvas

    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.

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Emergency Medical Services: Saving Lives

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.

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Guest Editor for this Issue:

Milind G. Sohoni,
Professor of Operations Management and Deputy Dean, Faculty Development and Registrar's Office at the Indian School of Business (ISB).


Cover StorySaving Lives: Emergency Medical Services 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.


Cover StoryEmergency Services in Emerging Economies: Challenges and First Steps

Given the unique challenges of the Indian setting, Lavanya Marla and her co-authors highlight the need to bring emergency medical services systems into public policy discussions and develop novel, interdisciplinary solutions to design and operational issues.


FeaturesRanking Indian Cities: The Smart Cities Index

Ashish Mohan and Tryambakesh Kumar Shukla reveal the journey behind the development of the Smart Cities Index and highlight the glaring data gaps that hinder urban development in India.


FeaturesPay for Performance in Government: Has its Time Finally Come?

Holding governments accountable for delivering on promises and incentivising government employees appropriately is a fundamental requirement of good governance. This requirement can be met through a performance-related pay system, argues Prajapati Trivedi.


Face to FaceJourney from Technology to Policy

V. K. Saraswat, Member of the NITI Aayog, was the Dean’s Speaker at the ISB in September 2017. Reema Gupta, Head of the Centre for Learning and Management Practice and Corporate Relations at the ISB, spoke to him about his journey from science to policy-making.

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