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Enabling Mobile Clinics to Address the Challenges of Chronic Diseases in India

Based on the research of Sarang Deo, Seyed Iravani, Tingting Jiang, Karen Smilowitz and Stephen Samuelson Sarang Deo, Associate Professor of Operations Management at ISB,and colleagues design a ‘mobile care delivery model’ that enables chronic care mobile clinics to determine optimum capacity allocation, and provision of optimal health services to patients, based on their medical condition. The model allows the quantification …

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Family Businesses Need to Professionalize Governance Mechanisms

Based on the research of Kavil Ramachandran, Shefali Joshi and Navneet Bhatnagar Family businesses are the oldest and the most common organizational form of business. They make a significant contribution to the global economy. They are ubiquitous and are found in various sizes that range from a small business to a large multinational corporation. Across the globe, family businesses have been …

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Understanding Family Structure and Women’s Empowerment

Household structure impacts female autonomy in developing countries. Based on the research of Sisir Debnath In a study aimed toward a greater understanding of women's empowerment, Sisir Debnath, Assistant Professor of Economics and Public Policy at the Indian School of Business, sheds light on how family structure, a relatively less studied factor of women empowerment, impacts female autonomy in developing countries. Debnath's …

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How Self-views Predict Helping Behaviour among Co-workers within Work Groups

This study demonstrates the role of team-member exchange (TMX)—between and within groups-in predicting identification among co-workers and thereby facilitating social identification in the group Based on the research of Steven M. Farmer, Linn Van Dyne and Dishan Kamdar How can an individual contribute to his maximum level and help unless he feels embedded in the work group? Dishan Kamdar, Professor in the …

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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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Organisational Knowledge Networks and Local Search

Firms will benefit by having a better understanding of the search behaviour of their inventors, which in turn helps them optimally utilise their knowledge resources. Based on the research of Srikanth Paruchuri and Snehal Awate Firms operating in knowledge-based industries conduct extensive R&D activities, in the process creating a huge knowledge base. The important question is how to optimally utilise this knowledge …

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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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Position in Sequence Matters: How Previous Hedonic Experiences May Bias Current Evaluations

Based on the research of Tanuka Ghoshal, Eric Yorkston, Joseph C. Nunes and Peter Boatwright Marketing managers often have the responsibility of setting the sequence of hedonistic or indulgent experiences for customers, who evaluate them and give feedback, which is used in developing future events and experiences. Thus, making sure the end user enjoys his experiences is important to achieve the …

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Effect of Derivative Gains/ Losses on CEO Compensation

Based on the research of Hariom Manchiraju, Susan Hamlen, William Kross, and Inho Suk Firms use derivatives for hedging (reducing risk) and non-hedging purposes (possibly risky investments). These activities have a significant impact on the overall earnings of the firm. Should CEO compensation be based on such derivative gains/ losses? Hariom Manchiraju, Assistant Professor in the Accounting area at the Indian …

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