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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.

COVER STORIES

COVER STORIES

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 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

FEATURES

FEATURES

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

Jul-Sep 2016

Apr-Jun 2016

Jan-Mar 2016

Oct-Dec 2015

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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

  • 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

  • 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

FACE TO FACE

FACE TO FACE

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

Jul-Sep 2016

Apr-Jun 2016

Jan-Mar 2016

Oct-Dec 2015

Jul-Sep 2015

Apr-Jun 2015

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

Apr-Jun 2012

Jan-Mar 2012

Oct-Dec 2011

Jul-Sep 2011

Apr-Jun 2011

Jan-Mar 2010

  • 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

  • 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

KNOWLEDGE SESSION

KNOWLEDGE SESSION

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

Jul-Sep 2016

Apr-Jun 2016

Jan-Mar 2016

Oct-Dec 2015

Jul-Sep 2015

Apr-Jun 2015

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

BOOK REVIEW

BOOK REVIEW

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

Jan-Mar 2016

Oct-Dec 2015

Apr-Jun 2015

Jan-Mar 2015

Jul-Sep 2014

Apr-Jun 2014

Jan-Mar 2014

  • (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.

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