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Taking Stock of India’s Food Subsidy Bill

Based on the research of Bharat Ramaswami, Sridhar Seshadri and Krishnamurthy V Subramanian How increasing minimum support prices are leading to burgeoning buffer stocks for cereals, persistent food inflation and increasing food subsidy. Over the last two decades, the role of the Indian government in stabilising prices of grains has led to significant accumulation of food grain stock. While procurement prices have …

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ITC Hotels: Designing Responsible Luxury

By Tonya Boone, Nalin Kant Srivastava and Arohini Narain In this case study Professor Tonya Boone, Nalin Kant Srivastava and Arohini Narain document the ambitious and revolutionary journey that ITC Hotels undertook to create, execute, and implement the novel concept of ‘Responsible Luxury’. Management’s decision to retrofit eight existing properties and launch ITC Gardenia along LEED guidelines to attain Platinum ratings …

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Azim Premji Foundation – Bringing Professional Excellence to Philanthropy

Based on the case study authored by Raveendra Chittoor and Geetika Shah Set in April 2014, the case describes the key challenges faced by the Azim Premji Foundation and outlines the importance of scale, strategy and effective execution in achieving its goals efficiently. The case highlights the challenges of building a large, professionally managed not-for-profit organisation and the strategic decisions that …

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Accidentally Venetian

Inaugurating a new flyover or metro rail may be a better photo op than cleaning it, but it's a compromise on maintenance that may be responsible for Indian cities getting regularly submerged In the recent past, we have seen several examples of a city virtually going under water after one heavy downpour. The most recent was in Delhi, when even US …

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Labour Law Reforms Are A Necessity

While it is heartening to note that Indian policymakers seem to have realized the importance of manufacturing in providing jobs, it is also equally important to realize that the path leading to higher manufacturing employment has to necessarily cross a difficult bridge called labour reforms. Careful research done by several leading economists using nationwide plant-level data and also employing cutting-edge …

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Hiring Rookies vs. Seasoned Employees

Companies can hire from two buckets: rookies or seasoned employees. How do companies decide whether to hire rookies or seasoned employees? In this video, Professor AJ Chauradia explains that this decision depends on the capabilities of the company in terms of the support system it can provide to the employees it hires. Professor AJ Chauradia is an Assistant Professor of Strategy …

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Industry and the Well-being of the Poor

Antibiotics are hailed as life-savers and miracle drugs. Then, why would pharmaceutical companies back out from the production of new antibiotics? Professor Mukesh Eswaran says they are doing so because they are spending their money on more profitable drugs such as lifestyle drugs. Using his research, Professor Mukesh Eswaran sheds light on this issue and related issues of profitability and …

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Whose Bread I Eat, His Song I Sing? Not If I Am an Auditor

Should the gatekeepers of a firm be hired and paid by the very firm they are to watch over? A new study evaluates the common belief that there is a fundamental conflict of interest in the hiring and firing of auditors by clients. Based on the research of Gil S. Bae, Sanjay Kallapur and Joon Hwa Rho The hiring and firing of …

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