Topic: Innovation

Innovation and Growth Strategies for Global Markets

The war chest of a global strategist is bestowed with varied innovative growth strategy arsenal to win and conquer the global battles of business. This article captures a dozen lessons that deserve attention in strategy development. As a strategist your innovation is to embrace one or a combination thereof to succeed.  What is innovation? Innovation, sans jargon, simply means ‘doing things better’. …

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Professor Snehal Awate chosen as finalist for prestigious AIB Dissertation Award, 2014

Snehal Awate, Assistant Professor of Strategy at the Indian School of Business (ISB) has been chosen as a finalist for the 2014 Peter J. Buckley and Mark Casson AIB Dissertation Award. Professor Awate’s doctoral dissertation titled, “Trajectory of innovation in emerging industries: Evidence from the global wind power industry” submitted at the Department of Strategy, Fox School of Business, Temple …

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Case Summary: Husk Power Systems

In this study on innovative entrepreneurship and sustainable development, Professors Gireesh Shrimali, Charles Dhanaraj and Kirti Madhok Sud chronicle the evolution and growth of Husk Power Systems; the possible opportunities it could capitalise on and strategies to meet the various challenges in making the enterprising company operational.  Husk Power Systems (HPS) provided off-grid power to rural Indian villages of about 500 …

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Sustaining Social Impact with Social Entrepreneurship: Swara and Mojolabs

In this article, Arjun Venkatraman of the Mojolab Foundation describes the new avenues for social and economic impact emerging from the innovative CGNet Swara audio portal service in the tribal areas of central India. The Swara Network has helped highlight new business models for delivery of services ranging from health to notary authorisation. Moreover, the cost challenges associated with mobile …

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Novartis in India: Innovation versus Affordability

Professor Anand Nandkumar of ISB, Professor Charles Dhanaraj of Kelley School of Business, along with Mridula Anand, trace Novartis’ prolonged tussle with the Indian patent regime to get its cancer drug, Glivec, patented in India. The case is set against the backdrop of the Intellectual Property Appellate Board declining Novartis’ patent application on the grounds that the cost of the …

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Disruptive Innovation in the Digital Age

The Srini Raju Centre for Information Technology and the Networked Economy (SRITNE) at the ISB brought together experts from industry and academia to discuss innovations and emerging trends in the digital media at the ISB Digital Summit 2012 that was co-hosted by Jigserv Digital experts from the industry and the academia converged at the ISB recently for the Digital Summit 2012 …

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Competing through Innovation

Innovation is the key contributor to the growth and internationalisation of Indian industry in recent years, suggests Professor Amitava Chattopadhyay. In this article, he discusses the building blocks of innovative organisations that have enabled them to compete effectively in India and abroad, and also considers the impediments that prevent Indian businesses from achieving their full growth potential. In the past decade, …

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Oral Insulin: Breakthrough Innovation at Biocon

The quest to be recognised as a global leader in innovation led Biocon to discover and develop IN-105, oral insulin for diabetics. Faced with initial success, the Biocon team was rearing to charge ahead with the final testing. Everything looked rosy, but was it actually so? Nita Sachan, Senior Researcher, Biocon Cell for Innovation Management at the Centre for Leadership, …

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Fostering Innovation: Past, Present and Future

The panel discussion on “Fostering Innovation in the Next Decade,” organised in Chennai as part of the 10th anniversary celebrations of the Indian School of Business (ISB), featured industry stalwarts including B Muthuraman, Vice Chairman, Tata Steel, Lakshmi Narayanan, Vice Chairman, Cognizant Technology Solutions and member of the ISB’s Executive Board, and Vellayan Subbiah, Managing Director, Cholamandalam Investment & Finance …

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Igniting the Spirit of Innovation

The Biocon Cell for Innovation Management (BCIM) at the Indian School of Business (ISB) organised a two-day conference on the role of educators in encouraging innovation among the youth in India. This event brought together experts including Sam Pitroda, Chairman, National Innovation Council, Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, Chairman and Managing Director, Biocon Ltd., Mohan Rao, Director, Centre for Cellular & Molecular Biology …

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