From the Centres and Institutes

The Pros and Cons of Privatising Gulf Healthcare

Private sector healthcare provision is increasingly prevalent in the GCC, easing the cost burden on the state. But governments cannot rely on private companies to provide for all their healthcare needs. From the 1,171-bed Al-Jahra Hospital, which is close to completion in Kuwait City, to the planned 700-bed New Sultan Qaboos Hospital in Salalah, Oman at the opposite end of the …

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India Hub for Digital Transformation

From the viewpoint of digital transformation, the Indian market is placed in a unique position and could play the important integrating role, said Dean Rajendra Srivastava in his opening remarks to the Thought Leaders Conference on Managing Business and Innovation in Emerging Markets, held at ISB in April 2018. Hyderabad: Indian School of Business (ISB) kicked off the three day JAMS …

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Don’t Just Look at Return, Consider Risk too

To incentivise investors to invest in the second investment, it should offer an expected return greater than 6.40 percent. Last week came the news that yet another investment firm has allegedly defrauded its investors, among them a famous sports personality, to the tune of Rs 4 billion. This investment firm had promised investors returns of 23-25 per cent. What boggles the …

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Infrastructure Management: A Solid Base for a Successful Career

Q: What are your insights about the Infrastructure and Construction insight industry in India? What is the scope of the industry in India and across the globe? Ans: India’s infrastructure is nowhere close to where it should be, if we were to achieve a double digit economic growth in a sustainable manner. In recent years there is a huge emphasis on …

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Leveraging Industry 4.0 for Digital Transformation of Value Chain

In an increasingly global and competitive environment it has become imperative to transform the way we look at our value chain. Organizations today are experiencing fundamental changes that include shifts from: Mass Production to Mass Customization Make-to-Stock to Make-to-Order Simple ‘product delivery’ to ‘personalized experience and services,’ where the products are often bundled with ‘value-add’ services and unique experiences. The competitiveness of companies becomes …

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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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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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Developing the Next Generation Leadership for Family Business

Smooth inter-generational leadership transition is critical for the long-term survival of business organisations. In the family business context, passing on the baton to effective next-generation leaders is crucial for the continuity of family legacy. For this transition to happen effectively, it is important that family businesses develop their next generation members in a systematic manner that prudently builds their capabilities …

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How to Prevent Soft-targeting in Government Performance Management Systems

We do not have to be a trained psychoanalyst to know this much — we humans are wired to seek pleasure and avoid pain. Referred to as the “pleasure principle” it was made famous by Sigmund Freud in German as “lustprinzip.” It is, therefore, hardly surprising that the preference for “soft-targets” is a near universal phenomenon. Anyone designing a government performance …

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