• 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.

  • (Dis)Connecting People? 2016 Indian Demonetisation and Mobile Phone Markets

    (Dis)Connecting People? 2016 Indian Demonetisation and Mobile Phone Markets

    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.

  • 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.

  • The Hidden Factors Underlying India’s Skewed Child Sex Ratio

    The Hidden Factors Underlying India’s Skewed Child Sex Ratio

    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.

  • What Really Decides the Pay of Division Managers

    What Really Decides the Pay of Division Managers

    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.

CURRENT ISSUE • JAN-JUL 2018

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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, Deputy Dean - Faculty Development & Registrar's Office, 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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