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Split-award auctions

Splitting up a contract award across multiple vendors (sources) offers the benefits of diversification. Professor Aadhaar Chaturvedi explains his recent theoretical and experimental work, which shows that under the right conditions, such multi-sourcing through an auction may also help reduce expected costs. Aadhaar Chaturvedi Visiting Professor, ISB and Assistant Professor at the Department of Business Administration at the University of Namur.

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Does deregulation lead to banking sector instability?

After the financial crisis of 2008, governments worldwide are re-assessing their approach to bank regulation. Professors Subramanian and Vaidya Nathan examine how dismantling of regulations affects banking sector stability. Deregulation of entry in a bubble can lead to banking sector instability, but when accompanied by better screening for lending and general financial health of firms, it may also lead to …

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Models for Equitable Healthcare for All

The cross-subsidisation models of Aravind Eye Care Systems and LV Prasad Eye Institute have become global benchmarks for eye-care innovation. Professor  D.V.R. Seshadri analyses why such innovative business models have only evolved in ophthalmology, and have not moved to other healthcare specialties in India, such as cardiac, neuro or orthopaedic. D.V.R. Seshadri, Clinical Full Professor of Marketing, ISB.

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Cross-border and Domestic Acquisitions by Indian Firms

Acquisitions by Indian firms, both domestic and foreign, have increased dramatically over the period from 2002 to 2010. What kinds of firms are more likely to make acquisitions? What factors encourage firms to make acquisitions across borders? Professor N.K. Chidambaram speaks about his research. N.K. Chidambaram, Visiting Professor, ISB and Associate Professor of Finance and Business Economics at Fordham University.

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Environmental and Societal Considerations in Decision Making

How can operations management concepts be applied to understand outcomes in healthcare settings such as the recovery of organs for transplantation or in environmental settings such as public dissemination of information on the relative hazards of chemicals? Professor Ravi Subramanian speaks about his research. Ravi Subramanian is Visiting Professor, ISB and Associate Professor of Operations Management, Scheller College of Business, Georgia Tech.

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The Stress in Indian Public Sector Banks

The health of Indian public sector banks has come under intense spotlight in recent times. Professor Subramanian highlights findings from a critical analysis of the performance of public sector banks. His research raises several concerns about the health of Indian public sector banks and thereby the efficacy of the Indian banking system going forward. Krishnamurthy V Subramanian is Associate Professor of Finance …

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