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
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.
Adi Godrej, Chairman of the Godrej Group, in Conversation with Professor Sougata Ray.
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.
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 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.
Guest Editor for this Issue:
Executive Director of the Thomas Schmidheiny Centre for Family Enterprise at the Indian School of Business.