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Is India Ready for Senior Living Services? The Case of Antara Senior Living

ISBInsight: Why did you choose a senior living project as a case study topic for a services and operations management course? Manpreet Hora: There are three reasons why the senior living project intrigued me. First, in spite of globalisation, services that cater to life events such as marriage, retirement and death are offered and consumed differently in various parts of the world. …

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ISBInsight Student Challenge

ISBInsight invites you to participate in its first Student Challenge. It is an opportunity for ISB students to contribute toward the thought leadership repository at ISB. Participating in the competition is a great way to engage in stimulating conversations around business and research topics through visual or audio-visual contributions and to win prizes!

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Do Poor Quality Financial Disclosures Raise Cost Of Capital?

How does the quality of financial disclosures affect the cost of capital for corporate investments? The commonly held belief has been that poor quality disclosures raise capital cost. Professor Sunil Dutta’s research suggests a more nuanced relationship. Poor disclosure quality makes capital more expensive for low growth firms, but may make it cheaper for high growth firms. Professor Sunil Dutta is …

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Dr S Venkadesan

Dr S. Venkadesan, the Director of the Learning Resource Centre (LRC) at the Indian School of Business, passed away on 27 May, 2018. Dr Venkadesan had been at ISB since April 2011, and in that period, also held positions as Director, Information Technology and Director, Operations. A Metallurgist and Materials Engineer by profession, Dr. Venkadesan headed the Materials Technology Section of …

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Professor Bhimasankaram Pochiraju

Late Professor Bhimasankaram Pochiraju passed away on 1 April, 2018. He was a Clinical Professor of Statistics, Executive Director at the Applied Statistics and Computing Lab (ASCL) and the Faculty Director for the Certificate programme in Business Analytics at the Indian School of Business (ISB). Professor Bhim, as he was affectionately called, had held faculty positions in leading institutes like …

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Can Millets Solve India’s Nutrition Security Problems?

The Indian School of Business and the National Institute of Nutrition hosted an expert panel discussion on 16 February, 2018 to debate the introduction of millets into India’s Public Distribution System. Millets-Jowar, Bajra, and Ragi-are gaining popularity in India’s affluent circles due to their perceived medical and nutritional benefits. These coarse grains were once part of the staple diet of agrarian …

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Ranking Indian Cities: The Smart Cities Index

The newly developed Smart Cities Index provides a comprehensive framework for assessing the quality of city services for the 53 million plus cities in India across a variety of characteristics. Analysts at the ISB Punj Lloyd Institute of Infrastructure Management, Ashish Mohan and Tryambakesh Kumar Shukla reveal the journey behind the development of the Index and highlight the glaring data …

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Can Trade Save Forests?

Based on the research of Lingchao Li, Jinlong Liu, Baodong Cheng, Ashwini Chhatre, Jiayun Dong, and Wenyuan Liang Over 14,000 square kilometres of forest land have been cleared for industrial use over the past three decades in India. Paradoxically, according to the State of the Forest Report from 2015, India’s forests now cover 701,673 square kilometres of the country compared to …

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