Nupur Pavan Bang

Associate Director, Thomas Schmidheiny Centre for Family Enterprise at the Indian School of Business.

An Unfinished Agenda: The Case of Dr Reddy’s Laboratories

Case Summary Dr K. Anji Reddy founded Dr Reddy's Laboratories Ltd (DRL) in 1984. Since then, the company has grown to become one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in India. The company professionalised early on, and over the years, the family members defined and refined their roles for the efficient and effective running of the company. Dr Reddy passed away on …

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The Rise And Rise Of Family Firms

The year 1991 ushered in a new dawn for the Indian economy with economic reforms across sectors. The entrepreneurial spirit among Indians took advantage of the opportunities, and a new class of family businesses—the standalone family firms (SFFs)—emerged. In a paper titled Family Business 1990-2015: The Emerging Landscape published by the Thomas Schmidheiny Centre for Family Enterprise at the Indian School …

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Family Businesses: The Emerging Landscape 1990-2015

From the days of a few business houses controlling the economic and industrial activities of the country, we have come a long way. The liberalization of the economy in 1991 and the ensuing economic reforms saw the sprouting of several standalone family businesses. The Indian family businesses have adapted well to the changing business environment and continue to contribute to …

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A Microfinance Journey

In their case study of Krishna Bhima Samruddhi Local Area Bank (KBSLAB), a microfinance institution, the authors take us through the journey of microfinance in India. After two decades, the industry is still a fledgling − one in whom its parent, the Reserve Bank of India, appears to have lost interest. Operating in an atmosphere of mistrust and indifference, KBSLAB …

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A Perspective on the Mutual Funds Industry in India

Aditya Agarwal, the Country Manager of Morningstar India, has 20 years of experience in the financial services and investment management industry. He was the promoter of one of India’s leading fund research companies, ICRA Online, and is highly regarded as a subject matter expert on mutual funds. In a conversation with Professor Vikram Kuriyan and Nupur Pavan Bang of the …

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In Conversation with a Macro Hedge Fund Manager

Vilas Gadkari, founder of the Nilgai group of companies, was at ISB recently, where he shared his thoughts on identifying global macro imbalances and managing risk in an interview with Nupur Bang, senior researcher, Centre for Investment at the Indian School of Business (ISB). Tell us about your journey from a degree in operations research to becoming a hedge fund manager. After …

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SME Exchanges: The Need of the Hour

Can SME Exchanges be the answer to the financial constraints that plague Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and frustrate their ability to grow? Nupur Pavan Bang writes from her research. Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) are often associated with employment generation, poverty alleviation and innovation. Their smaller size and entrepreneurial passion enable these businesses to be more productive, promote competition …

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