Topic: Business strategy

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

By Tejpavan Gandhok The mantra of winner-take-all appears to be the underlying economic assumption behind the flood of interest and investment in digital start-ups in the past few years, argues Professor Tejpavan Gandhok. Are winner-take-all online platforms really as inevitable as they are perceived to be, especially in e-commerce and online taxi hailing in India? Over the past four years, entrepreneurship in …

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

Family businesses have always played a critical role in the economy and the society, in countries across the world. In India, historically they have played an important role and also led the transformation of the economy since 1991 when economic liberalization was launched systematically. Evolution of standalone family firms as a powerhouse, beyond the family business groups, has added further …

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Business Analytics: Essential for Defining Strategy for Companies

“Introduction to Business Analytics,” a workshop held recently at the Indian School of Business (ISB) helped demystify some preconceived notions regarding business analytics. In addition to Professor Galit Shmueli, Associate Professor of Statistics and SRITNE Chaired Professor of Data Analytics, the other prominent speakers at the workshop included Kuldeep Parikh, Strategy Lead, HP Global Analytics; Ajay Kelkar, Chief Operating Officer, …

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Adapting to New Paradigms

Lakshmi Narayanan, Vice Chairman of Cognizant, the youngest Information Technology (IT) services company to reach a billion dollar revenue milestone, talks to Deepak Chandra, Associate Dean,  Centre for Executive Education, Indian School of Business (ISB) and Amit Mehra, Assistant Professor, Information Systems, ISB, about leadership, challenges and opportunities in the IT industry, education and the role of philanthropy. Deepak Chandra: Let …

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