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An exclusively curated research repository of more than a decade’s worth of articles and insights written by the best minds on business and management from across the world. To better access the articles that interest you, please click the relevant categories listed below.

Every issue of ISBInsight revolves around a central theme of current and critical importance to readers, with in-depth articles written by leading academics and management thought leaders from across the globe.

Jul-Sep 2018

  • Taking Off: Digital Health Start-ups in India

    What problems are India’s digital health entrepreneurs tackling? A round-up of six digital health start-ups.

  • Digital Health Start-ups in India: The Challenge of Scale

    Digital health start-ups are bringing novel technologies such as wearable-tech, telemedicine, genomics and artificial intelligence to the Indian healthcare system, reports Hanu Tyagi.

  • Digitising Indian Healthcare Records

    A survey of Indian hospitals revealed that health information systems are available and used routinely in most facilities, say Professor Adam Powell, Hanu Tyagi and Jasmine Ludhar.

  • Can IT Solve the Healthcare Information Dilemma?

    Unequal access to information for decision-making parties occurs frequently in healthcare markets. Technology may solve part of the problem, say Professor Sisir Debnath and Dibya Mishra.

  • Practice-based Evidence from Healthcare Data

    How do we learn best practices from healthcare data? Professor Rema Padman examines emerging trends and analytical models.

  • Rx ICT: Digitally Disrupting Healthcare

    Professor Sarang Deo and Hanu Tyagi ask: Can technology be a game-changer in addressing the problems that affect the Indian healthcare ecosystem?

  • Jan-Mar 2018

  • Emergency Services in Emerging Economies: Challenges and First Steps

    Given the unique challenges of the Indian setting, Lavanya Marla and her co-authors highlight the need to bring emergency medical services systems into public policy discussions and develop novel, interdisciplinary solutions to design and operational issues.

  • The Twin Advantages of Diversity and Familiarity in Teams

    Sarang Deo and his co-authors use ambulance transport data from the London Ambulance Service to understand how diverse teams operate when processes are less standardised.

  • Emergency Medical Services: Are Drones the Future?

    Justin J Boutilier of the University of Toronto explores the potential of drone technology to be a transformative innovation for the provision of emergency medical services, despite a host of new technological, regulatory and operational challenges.

  • Creating an Integrated Emergency Care Ecosystem

    Umashankar Kotturu, cofounder of CallAmbulance, discusses the importance of taking a comprehensive and collaborative approach to emergency care built on technology, financial preparedness and a human network to create emergency ecosystems that empower victims.

  • Saving Lives: Emergency Medical Services in India

    There is an urgent need to extend the myopic view of emergency medical services beyond operations to an interdisciplinary perspective encompassing business models, strategy, process control, policy, and innovation, says Milind Sohoni in this report on the First Practice-Based Summit on Emergency Medical Services in India.

  • Oct-Dec 2017

  • Professionalisation of Family Business: Managing Process and Governance Challenges

    The authors, Navneet Bhatnagar and Professor Kavil Ramachandran, examine the challenges that the professionalisation process poses to the leadership, the business and the family.

  • Family Businesses: The Emerging Landscape 1990-2015

    Family businesses are the future and an integral part of the journey of India to emerge as an economic powerhouse. Dr Nupur Pavan Bang, Professor Sougata Ray and Professor Kavil Ramachandran, study family businesses, heterogeneity within them, while also comparing and contrasting them with other ownership categories.

  • Family Wealth Management – a European Perspective

    Dr Dieter Spaelti provides an update to his original article, from the archives, in which he elaborated on the structural setup of family offices.

  • Leading the Journey Towards Happiness and Prosperity, in Families and their Businesses

    Professor Kavil Ramachandran analyses the unique challenges faced by the family businesses, and the journey ahead; the role of Thomas Schmidheiny Centre for Family Enterprise at Indian School of Business in addressing these.

  • Apr-Jun 2017

  • Clusterpreneurship: Do entrepreneurs create and sustain clusters?

    The trends in ICT sector explain the emergence of start-ups and their regional concentration, say Professor Deepa Mani, Professor Anand Nandkumar and Vasundhara Sharma, in their analysis.

  • The Digital Transformation of R&D

    A paradigm shift to ICT-intensive R&D and the related increase in the centrality of the ICT industry has important implications in a wide spectrum of industries, point out Professor Deepa Mani, Professor Rajib Saha and K Aditya.

  • Complementary Roles of PCs and Smartphones in Enabling Digital India

    Not only mobiles but PCs too will play a crucial role in the objective of digitising India effectively, emphasise Professor Sundar Bharadwaj, Professor S Arunachalam and Ananthanarayanan S.

  • Engaging in Real-Time: Understanding the Effect of ‘Real-Time’ Social Media Messages On Consumer Engagement

    In their study of real-time marketing (RTM) messages on social media, Professor Sundar Bharadwaj, Professor Omar Rodriguez Vila and Doctoral Candidate Myoung-Jin Chae propose and test two mechanisms by which RTM messages have an impact on consumer engagement.

  • Jul-Sep 2016

    Apr-Jun 2016

    Jan-Mar 2016

    Oct-Dec 2015

    Jul-Sep 2015

    Apr-Jun 2015

    • Smart Cities: Frameworks for Future Indian Cities
    • Building a Foundation for Smart Indian Cities

      Jitendra N Bajpai draws lessons from the history of other cities like New York City and defines the key building blocks for smart Indian cities.

    • Financing Smart Cities

      O P Agarwal explores financial models for smart cities. The key to success of these models has much to do with leveraging the right instrument based on the unique risk and rewards, he says.

    • Leveraging Technology for Smarter Transportation

      Priyansh Dixit and Vinod Bijlani write on the need for technology-based transportation systems that provide a complete transit and traffic data to enable management of traffic and reduce emissions.

    • Smart City Maturity Model (SCMM)

      Deepa Mani and Shankhadeep Banerjee write about their Smart Cities Maturity Model that will help Indian cities to assess where they currently are on their journey to being smart cities and decide where they want to be.

    Jan-Mar 2015

    Jul-Sep 2014

    Apr-Jun 2014

    Jan-Mar 2014

    Oct-Dec 2013

    Jul-Sep 2013

    Oct-Dec 2012

    Jul-Sep 2012

    Apr-Jun 2012

    Jan-Mar 2012

    Oct-Dec 2011

    Jul-Sep 2011

    Apr-Jun 2011

    Jan-Mar 2010

    Oct-Dec 2009

    • Nation Building: The SME Route
    • Transformational Entrepreneurship

      SMEs enhance inclusive growth by the manner in which they evolve, leverage local resources, and innovate to create products and services. A well-thought out SME-driven entrepreneurial ecosystem can take the industry and India, to the next level.

    • Financing SMEs in India

      Small firms in India cannot rely on informal sources to come to their rescue when access to formal sources becomes difficult. They may be excluded from all capital markets at the same time. What could be a possible remedy?

    • Inclusion. Growth. In India Entrepreneurship Can Connect the Dots.

      Targeted policies aimed at the poor and small businesses will allow entrepreneurship to become an engine of both inclusion and growth. But creating an overall business-friendly policy framework is more likely to be effective than subsidies.

    • SME Revitalisation: A Call for Partnership

      A look at the role of industry, government and academic actors in SME revitalisation.

    Jul-Sep 2009

    • The Good of Giving
    • Family and Corporate Philanthropy: Emerging Trends In India

      Professor Kavil Ramachandran, Thomas Schmidheiny Chair Professor of Family Business and Wealth Management at the ISB, co-authors this article about the evolution of philanthropy and current trends in Indian philanthropy

    • Family Philanthropy Management – A European Perspective

      Dr Ann-Veruschka Jurisch, Head of Philanthropy and Foundations at Spectrum Value Management Ltd (SVM), says that ‘giving back’ is a signifi cant motivation for family owned businesses in Europe. In this article, she traces philanthropic trends in Europe

    • More Financial Ingenuity, Not Less

      Professor Reuben Abraham, Executive Director, Centre for Emerging Markets Solutions, ISB, argues that philanthropy can play a pivotal role in catalysing markets and market-based solutions that promote inclusive economic growth in developing countries

    • A Matter of Trust

      This article traces the journey of the Tata Trust, which has spearheaded new philanthropic trends in India over the last eighty years

    Apr-Jun 2009

    Concise yet comprehensive research-based or opinion pieces on a variety of topics of interest for practicing managers and researchers.

    Oct-Dec 2018

  • Do Consumers Put Their Money Where Their Mouth Is? Ethical Consumerism and Dual Attitudes

    Do consumers actually do what they say? And say what they do? Professor Nitika Garg and co-authors analyse the gap between stated intent and revealed action in this study on consumer behaviour.

  • Building Superior Digital User Engagement: The Sports Opportunity

    For India’s leading digital players, should the relative emphasis be on more customer acquisition or on better consumer engagement? Professor Tejpavan Gandhok provides some pointers.

  • The Chimera of India’s Half a Billion Customers

    Will the prosperity of India’s nearly half a billion online users grow enough to make India the next big prize for digital dominance after China? Professor Tejpavan Gandhok questions this assumption.

  • Beyond the Exotic: Branding India

    Why is people’s impression about India relevant to how they consume Indian products and invest in Indian industry? Research by Professor Durairaj Maheswaran and Malika offers some answers.

  • Standalone Family Firms Lead on Gender Parity

    Gender diverse firms result in better shareholder value, reveal research by Dr Nupur Bang, Professor Raveendra Chittoor, Professor Kavil Ramachandran and Anierudh Vishwanathan.

  • The Fine Print on Health App Privacy

    Although apps are useful for tracking health, significant privacy concerns remain, contends Priti Singh.

  • Jul-Sep 2018

  • FMCG Lessons for Pharma

    Meenakshee Sinha and Professor S. Arunachalam present a fast-moving consumer goods blueprint for rural marketing based on the Arogya Parivar experience.

  • The Lesser Evil? Evaluating E-cigarettes Consumption

    Do e-cigarettes really help smokers kick the nicotine habit? Research by Professor Vithala R. Rao and Dr Jialie Chen offers some answers.

  • Digital Winner-take-all Platforms: Hype or Reality?

    Winner-take-all online platforms are not as inevitable as they are perceived to be, especially within e-commerce and online taxi hailing in India, argues Professor Tejpavan Gandhok.

  • Jan-Mar 2018

  • (Dis)Connecting People? 2016 Indian Demonetisation and Mobile Phone Markets

    Chirantan Chatterjee and his coauthors investigate whether a macroeconomic policy shock like the 2016 Indian demonetisation could have microeconomic implications for firms in the Indian mobile phone industry.

  • Negotiating International Marketing Joint Venture Dissolutions in Emerging Markets

    Kiran Pedada and his coauthors study the impact of dissolution announcements on short-term abnormal returns to the emerging market firm and discuss how their findings can help firms plan their international marketing joint venture entry and exit strategies.

  • Ranking Indian Cities: The Smart Cities Index

    Ashish Mohan and Tryambakesh Kumar Shukla reveal the journey behind the development of the Smart Cities Index and highlight the glaring data gaps that hinder urban development in India.

  • Pay for Performance in Government: Has its Time Finally Come?

    Holding governments accountable for delivering on promises and incentivising government employees appropriately is a fundamental requirement of good governance. This requirement can be met through a performance-related pay system, argues Prajapati Trivedi.

  • Oct-Dec 2017

  • Family Philanthropy Management – a European Perspective

    Dr. Ann-Veruschka, in her article from the archives, examines trends in European philanthropy and the emerging issues in philanthropy governance.

  • Sharing Wisdom: Lessons From Successful Family Dynasties

    Professor Denise Kenyon- Rouvinez talks of the various attributes of high-performing business-owning families.

  • Corporate Governance, Business Growth and the Role of Independent Directors

    Nabankur Gupta discusses the significance and challenges to implement good corporate governance and a wellfunctioning board.

  • The Spectrum of the Triple Bottom Line

    Dr Thomas Schmidheiny, in his interview from the archives, talks of contributing to society by creating corporate wealth

  • Apr-Jun 2017

  • Self-Organising Smart Cities

    Growing convergence of ICT and conventional technologies is a major enabler that gives rise to smart cities says Prashun K Dutta

  • Cold Chain Intervention for Fruit-and-Vegetable Distribution in India: A Case Study on Kinnow

    A case study on reducing carbon footprint, by investing appropriately in cold chain.

  • Jul-Sep 2016

    Apr-Jun 2016

    Jan-Mar 2016

    Oct-Dec 2015

    Jul-Sep 2015

    Apr-Jun 2015

    Jan-Mar 2015

    Jul-Sep 2014

    • Making Renewable Sustainable: Policy and Institutional Enablers for Securing Energy and Development
    • India’s Largest Transnational Corporations

      Professor Raveendra Chittoor and Bibhu Prasad Kar present the results of the 2014 ranking of India’s largest transnational corporations based on the Transnationality Index (TNI).

    • Corporate Venture Capital Programmes in China and India

      Siva Sakthiraj Rajamani and Professor S. Ramakrishna Velamuri highlight the distinct features of corporate venture capital and examine its growing relevance in China and India.

    • Social Impact Bonds: Capital for Social Entrepreneurs

      Professor Karan Bhanot cites lessons from recent international pilot programmes that promote public-private participation in the effective running and delivery of social services.

    • Do Traditional Accounting Systems “Hide” Costs?

      Professors Satish Joshi and Ranjani Krishnan underscore the importance of investments in more detailed costing systems that capture hidden costs including the cost of complying with regulations.

    • Case Summary: Husk Power Systems

      Professors Gireesh Shrimali, Charles Dhanaraj and Kirti Madhok Sud explore alternate models to fully operationalise Husk Power Systems, an enterprise that creates energy from waste material.

    Apr-Jun 2014

    Jan-Mar 2014

    Oct-Dec 2013

    Jul-Sep 2013

    Oct-Dec 2012

    Jul-Sep 2012

    Apr-Jun 2012

    Jan-Mar 2012

    Oct-Dec 2011

    Jul-Sep 2011

    Apr-Jun 2011

    Jan-Mar 2010

    • Human Capital in the Knowledge Economy
    • Pathways to A Sustainable Future

      Indian companies can turn the climate change issue into an opportunity rather than a threat by understanding the issue completely, planning their approach, measuring their emissions and adapting a low-carbon business model.

    • Wicked Problems and Soft Solutions

      Currently governments, planners and corporates do not have an awareness of “wicked problems” and how to deal with them. A paradigm shift in the decision making process is needed.

    Oct-Dec 2009

    • Nation Building: The SME Route
    • Why Are We In A Recession?

      Arguing against conventional wisdom about the causes of the recession, the authors say that the inability of existing financial and legal institutions to cope with the huge increase in the world’s labour supply in a very short time period, led to the recession.

    • Value Creation in Mergers and Acquisitions

      While the expected synergies from most M&As are similar to begin with, the ultimate success of the deal is determined by the implementation of marketing and business strategies for the combined entity, and the effective integration of the diverse organisation cultures.

    • Knowledge Hoarding

      Some individuals perceive knowledge acquired during the course of one’s job as their personal intellectual property and hence do not share it with others in the organisation. A look at the impact of incentives, personality types and gender on sharing this knowledge.

    Apr-Jun 2009

    Showcases interviews with prominent business leaders, management experts and key policy makers from around the world.

    Oct-Dec 2018

  • How to Forge a Make in India Success Story

    What lessons can the Make in India manufacturing revolution learn from the Bharat Forge success story? Baba Kalyani, in conversation with Milind Sohoni.

  • From Skilling to AI: An Indian IT Innovation Journey

    Rajendra Pawar speaks to Reema Gupta about NIIT’s journey as a pioneer in the information technology skilling and services sectors.

  • The Gender Challenge

    Mallika Srinivasan shares her experience in working in the male-dominated tractor industry and her thoughts on gender diversity in business with Saumya Sindhwani.

  • IoT, Big Data and Privacy: Marketing Futures

    Robert W Palmatier discusses the emerging trends in marketing and research with S Arunachalam.

  • What Academics and Managers Can Learn from Each Other

    Manish Gangwar caught up with V Kumar to ask how industry and academia can learn from one another.

  • Jul-Sep 2018

  • Off-field: Sports Performance, Business Bottom Line

    Chiraag Paul in conversation with Deepak Agrawal

  • Human Capital in the Digital Era: Leadership under Scrutiny

    What are the main challenges for the human capital agenda in today’s organisations? D. Shivakumar speaks to Professor S. Ramnarayan.

  • Transforming Data for Policy Impact

    Data is critical for policymaking. How is the NITI Aayog harnessing emerging analytics tools? Avik Sarkar spoke to the Late Professor Bhimasankaram Pochiraju.

  • Jan-Mar 2018

  • Fly, Nation’s Citizen

    Jayant Sinha, Honourable Minister of State for Civil Aviation, visited the Indian School of Business Mohali campus as part of the ISB Leadership Summit in September 2017. Siddharth Shekhar Singh, Associate Professor of Marketing and Associate Dean, Research Centres and Institutes Outreach and Engagement, caught up with him.

  • The Banking Canvas

    Viral V Acharya, Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank of India, speaks to Prachi Deuskar, Assistant Professor of Finance at ISB about central banking as a canvas for research impact.

  • Journey from Technology to Policy

    V. K. Saraswat, Member of the NITI Aayog, was the Dean’s Speaker at the ISB in September 2017. Reema Gupta, Head of the Centre for Learning and Management Practice and Corporate Relations at the ISB, spoke to him about his journey from science to policy-making.

  • Oct-Dec 2017

  • Culture and Professionalisation at Hilti

    Professor Dr Pius Baschera of the Hilti Corporation in conversation with Professor Kavil Ramachandran.

  • Corporate Governance in the Context of Family Controlled Businesses

    Adi Godrej, Chairman of the Godrej Group, in Conversation with Professor Sougata Ray.

  • Apr-Jun 2017

  • Failure is a Necessary Part of Innovation

    Sanjay Subhedar, founding Managing Director of Storm Ventures, in conversation with C Chitti Pantulu.

  • Jul-Sep 2016

    Apr-Jun 2016

    • Indian Aviation Ver 2.0. Ready for takeoff
    • Be a Capitalist with a Simple Heart

      The first ISB honorary distinguished Fellow, Infosys founder N R Narayana Murthy, in conversation with ISB Dean Rajendra Srivastava.

    Jan-Mar 2016

    • Innovation and Growth Strategies To Win Globally
    • Have Brand Power, Write the Rules

      Ajay Arora, Managing Director, D’Decor in conversation with Professor Rishtee Batra.

    Oct-Dec 2015

    Jul-Sep 2015

    Apr-Jun 2015

    • Smart Cities: Frameworks for Future Indian Cities
    • The Pursuit of Happiness

      Raj Raghunathan explains the science of positive psychology, describes science-based principles which can be practised for a happy and meaningful life.

    Jan-Mar 2015

    Jul-Sep 2014

    • Making Renewable Sustainable: Policy and Institutional Enablers for Securing Energy and Development
    • Educating for Social Transformation

      Azim Premji, Chairman, Wipro Ltd speaks to Savita Mahajan on the drastic need for reforms to improve education levels for transforming the country’s youth

    Apr-Jun 2014

    Jan-Mar 2014

    • Changing course: Companies Act 2013 and the new rules of Corporate Governance
    • The Idea of Scale

      Y Subroto Bagchi, Chairman and co-founder, Mindtree Limited, speaks to Dr. Krishna Tanuku.

    Oct-Dec 2013

    Jul-Sep 2013

    Oct-Dec 2012

    Jul-Sep 2012

    • Making Sense of the Data Deluge
    • Enabling Movements with a Purpose

      Purpose.com co-founder and CEO Jeremy Heimans talks about movement entrepreneurship and technology’s role in social movements.

    • Contracts and the Financial Crisis

      Professor Douglas W Diamond speaks on the weaknesses in the financial system and the need for effective regulation.

    Apr-Jun 2012

    Jan-Mar 2012

    Oct-Dec 2011

    Jul-Sep 2011

    Apr-Jun 2011

    Jan-Mar 2010

    • Human Capital in the Knowledge Economy
    • Smart Governance

      Saniv Mital, CEO, National Institute of Smart Government , talks to Deepa Mani, Assistant Professor of Information Systems at the ISB about e-governance initiatives.

    • Devising Efficient Accounting Standards

      Professor Shyam Sunder of the Yale School of Management, talks to Tarun Jain, Assistant Professor of Economics and Public Policy at the ISB about accounting standards, experimental economics and education.

    • Changing Tracks

      Rajesh Chakrabarti, Assistant Professor of Finance at the ISB, talks to V Nilakant, Associate Professor of Management at the University of Canterbury, and S Ramnarayan, Clinical Professor of Business at the ISB, about the transformation of Indian Railways.

    Oct-Dec 2009

    • Nation Building: The SME Route
    • Adapting to New Paradigms

      Lakshmi Narayanan, Vice Chairman of Cognizant, talks to Deepak Chandra, Associate Dean, Centre for Executive Education and Amit Mehra, Assistant Professor, Information Systems, at the ISB, about leadership lessons, innovation and issues affecting the technology sector.

    Jul-Sep 2009

    Concise reports of influential research and industry related conferences and seminars organised by the Indian School of Business (ISB).

    Oct-Dec 2018

  • Demographic Dividend or Liability? The India Story

    When can India’s demographic dividend turn into a liability for the nation? Shashi Tharoor, in a conversation with Reema Gupta.

  • The Finance Four

    Ujval Nanavati spoke with authors of four fascinating research papers presented at the ISB Centre for Analytical Finance’s Summer Research Conference 2018.

  • Who Will Be the Next Media Giant?

    Yogini Joglekar caught up with Piyush Sharma to discuss the disruptions and strategic opportunities created by technology in the media business.

  • Jul-Sep 2018

  • The Innovation Nudge

    To take an idea from the laboratory to the marketplace, we must go beyond invention to innovation, says Professor Rajendra Srivastava.

  • What India Can Teach the World about Marketing

    Sameer Khetarpal and Raja MVSMA discuss local-global intersections in marketing.

  • Future Ready: The Human Capital Agenda

    Professor Richard Smith and Professor Chandrasekhar Sripada examine the human capital landscape in a digital era.

  • Jan-Mar 2018

  • Access and Change: Health 3.0

    One of the highlights of the Health 2.0 Conference, coorganised by the Max Institute of Healthcare Management at the ISB, was an on–stage conversation between Sarang Deo, Associate Professor of Operations Management and Executive Director of the Max Institute of Healthcare Management, and Shashank N.D., Founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Practo.

  • Apr-Jun 2017

  • Fintech and the Changing Face of Wealth Management

    A panel of practitioners and academicians discuss the Fintech boom, fuelled by the technology savvy consumer, and the ensuing challenges.

  • Jul-Sep 2016

    Apr-Jun 2016

    • Indian Aviation Ver 2.0. Ready for takeoff
    • Value Creation and platform thinking

      Professor Karthik Kannan analyses digitisation trends and how some of the digital platforms are going to play out.

    Jan-Mar 2016

    Oct-Dec 2015

    Jul-Sep 2015

    • Impact Assessment: Key to Incentivising Participation in Development
    • This is no ordinary disruption

      Jonathan Woetzel and Anu Madgavkar talk about the four forces that are transforming the global economy.

    Apr-Jun 2015

    • Smart Cities: Frameworks for Future Indian Cities
    • ISB and Industry come together to develop Smart Cities Index

      ISB’s Punj Lloyd Institute of Infrastructure Management conducted a two-day workshop to discuss various aspects of the Government of India’s 100 Smart Cities Plan. Gaurav Dubey reports on the proceedings of the workshop that was held at the Mohali Campus of ISB.

    Jan-Mar 2015

    Jul-Sep 2014

    Apr-Jun 2014

    • Capturing Value in the Digital Era
    • Policy in Practice

      The Bharti Institute of Public Policy at the ISB hosted Baijayant ‘Jay’ Panda, Member of Parliament (MP), Kendrapara (Odisha) for a Policy Workshop.

    • India Investment Conference 2014

      Leading investment and financial experts presented on the outlook for investments in India at the IIC 2014 jointly hosted by the Centre for Investment at the ISB and the IAIP.

    Jan-Mar 2014

    • Changing course: Companies Act 2013 and the new rules of Corporate Governance
    • Going Digital: Small and Medium Business Edition

      The recently held Digital Summit at the Indian School of Business was inaugurated by a special workshop that provided small and medium businesses with some useful tips on taming the digital revolution.

    • Forging a Collaborative Path in the Middle East

      A recent conference organised by the Bharti Institute of Public Policy at the ISB and the Consulate General of the United States addressed a range of critical issues facing India and the US as they aspire to engage meaningfully with the Middle East.

    Oct-Dec 2013

    • Examining the Intangible Drivers of Enterprise Value
    • Liberating Data: Challenges and Opportunities

      An array of presenters at the Open Data Camp discussed the challenges and opportunities of open data and the compromises required to balance private and public interest in the coming data deluge.

    Jul-Sep 2013

    Oct-Dec 2012

    Jul-Sep 2012

    Apr-Jun 2012

    Jan-Mar 2012

    Oct-Dec 2011

    Jul-Sep 2011

    Apr-Jun 2011

    Informative reviews of a diverse range of the latest publications from across the Business, Management, Economics and Public Policy areas.

    Oct-Dec 2018

  • Going to Pieces? Go for a Walk

    Glory George reviews the book ‘How Emotions Are Made: The Secret Life of the Brain’ by Lisa Feldman Barrett.

  • Jul-Sep 2018

  • Book Briefs

    Recent books received in Business, Management, Economics and Public Policy.

  • The Three Circles of Family Business

    Professor Kavil Ramachandran explains how the Three Circles model developed by Renato Tagiuri and John Davis in the late 1970s revolutionised the understanding of family businesses.

  • Jan-Mar 2018

  • The Underappreciated Role of Management

    Sanjay Kallapur underlines the contemporary relevance of the work of the business historian Alfred D. Chandler, who showed how management, more than technology, facilitated the rise of large wealth-creating organisations.

  • Book Briefs

  • Jan-Mar 2016

    • Innovation and Growth Strategies To Win Globally
    • Innovate Remotely, Benefit Globally

      Mridula Anand reviews Reverse Innovation: Create Far From Home, Win Everywhere by Vijay Govindarajan and Chris Trimble.

    Oct-Dec 2015

    Apr-Jun 2015

    Jan-Mar 2015

    Jul-Sep 2014

    Apr-Jun 2014

    Jan-Mar 2014

    • Changing course: Companies Act 2013 and the new rules of Corporate Governance
    • (Mis)Understanding Economic Growth and Development

      A review of An Uncertain Glory: India and Its Contradictions by Jean Drèze and Amartya Sen and Why Growth Matters: How Economic Growth in India Reduced Poverty and the Lessons for Other Developing Countries by Jagdish Bhagwati and Arvind Panagariya.

    Oct-Dec 2013

    Jul-Sep 2013

    Oct-Dec 2012

    • Filling the Gaps in our Shortage of Qualified Teachers
    • Thinking, Fast and Slow

      A review of Daniel Kahneman’s “Thinking, Fast and Slow”.

    Jul-Sep 2012

    Apr-Jun 2012

    Jan-Mar 2012

    Oct-Dec 2011

    Jul-Sep 2011

    Apr-Jun 2011

    Jan-Mar 2010

    • Human Capital in the Knowledge Economy
    • The Idea of Justice

      A review of ‘The Idea of Justice’, a book by Amartya Sen.

    Oct-Dec 2009

    Jul-Sep 2009

    Apr-Jun 2009

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