• Leading the Journey Towards Happiness and Prosperity, in Families and their Businesses

    Leading the Journey Towards Happiness and Prosperity, in Families and their Businesses

    Professor Kavil Ramachandran analyses the unique challenges faced by the family businesses, and the journey ahead; the role of Thomas Schmidheiny Centre for Family Enterprise at Indian School of Business in addressing these.

  • Corporate Governance in the Context of Family Controlled Businesses

    Corporate Governance in the Context of Family Controlled Businesses

    Adi Godrej, Chairman of the Godrej Group, in Conversation with Professor Sougata Ray.

  • 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 ISB Professor Deepa Mani and colleagues, based on an empirical study of technology spill-overs from the IT industry across an array of other industries. Technology laggards risk being left behind as industry boundaries are redefined.

  • 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.

CURRENT ISSUE • APR-DEC 2017

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Family Businesses – Embodiment of Entrepreneurship and Philanthropy

ISBInsight Apr-Dec 2017 issue is devoted to the rise and flourish of family businesses that are an embodiment of entrepreneurship and philanthropy. It is guest edited by Professor Kavil Ramachandran and has a generous spread of enriching articles on family businesses. The cover stories constitute research and insight into the family business, the challenges they face and the emerging scenario. The feature section has an interview of Dr Thomas Schmidheiny, from the archives, while the other articles throw light on governance, philanthropy and lessons learnt from successful businesses. In Face-to-Face section Adi Godrej, Chairman of the

KAVIL RAMACHANDRAN-Author

Guest Editor for this Issue:

Kavil Ramachandran,
Executive Director of the Thomas Schmidheiny Centre for Family Enterprise at the Indian School of Business.


Cover StoryProfessionalisation of Family Business: Managing Process and Governance Challenges

The authors, Navneet Bhatnagar and Professor Kavil Ramachandran, examine the challenges that the professionalisation process poses to the leadership, the business and the family.


Cover StoryFamily Businesses: The Emerging Landscape 1990-2015

Family businesses are the future and an integral part of the journey of India to emerge as an economic powerhouse. Dr Nupur Pavan Bang, Professor Sougata Ray and Professor Kavil Ramachandran, study family businesses, heterogeneity within them, while also comparing and contrasting them with other ownership categories.


FeaturesSharing Wisdom: Lessons From Successful Family Dynasties

Professor Denise Kenyon- Rouvinez talks of the various attributes of high-performing business-owning families.


Face to FaceCulture and Professionalisation at Hilti

Professor Dr Pius Baschera of the Hilti Corporation in conversation with Professor Kavil Ramachandran.

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