Topic: technology

“Create Templates, Not Blueprints”: How to Do Policy with Impact

Why policy blueprints are a bad idea for a country like India and how to increase grassroots involvement in governance: Professor Ashwini Chhatre, Academic Director of the Bharti Institute of Public Policy, explains. ISBInsight: How do you see digital technology playing out at the policy level in your work at the Bharti Institute of Public Policy? Ashwini Chhatre: Digital technology has made …

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Human Capital in the Digital Era: Leadership under Scrutiny

D. Shivakumar in conversation with S. Ramnarayan D. Shivakumar visited the Indian School of Business to deliver the keynote address at the Thought Leaders' Summit on Shaping the Future of Human Capital Strategies in March 2018. Currently, the Group Executive President, Corporate Strategy at Aditya Birla Group, D. Shivakumar has had a long and illustrious career at PepsiCo Holdings India, Nokia …

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Do Electronic Voting Machines Work for Indian Voters?

Professor Sisir Debnath and co-authors find that electronic voting machines protect democracies from electoral fraud. An unexpected benefit is that the provision of a key public good, electricity, improves measurably. The integrity of electronic voting machines (EVMs) is a controversial topic. News reports continue to debate the relative costs and benefits of EVMs and paper ballots. According to a 2017 Economic …

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Managers Who Use AI Will Replace Those Who Don’t

Professor Deepa Mani comments on India’s race for innovation with China and urges managers to make technology their friend. We have moved in the past decade from a rather simple understanding of IT to a nuanced evolution of a networked economy. How do you see this transformation from your vantage point at SRITNE? Deepa Mani: Over the past decade, there have been two …

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Are People Managers in India Ready for Change?

Is India ready to embrace a composite workforce with robots and humans, diverse demographic segments, and public-private sector talent sharing? Professor Chandrasekhar Sripada, Executive Director of ISB’s Human Capital and Leadership Initiative (HC&LI), provides his expert views. ISBInsight: If you look at current trends in human capital and technology, what are some takeaways for people managers in this environment? Chandrasekhar Sripada: Almost …

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Emergency Medical Services: Are Drones the Future?

BY JUSTIN J. BOUTILIER Poor access to emergency medical care is a major barrier in the treatment of time-sensitive medical emergencies such as cardiac arrests and motor vehicle accidents. In this article, 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 …

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Co-opetition: Impact of Technology Asymmetry on Platform Competition and Collaboration

Based on the research of Rajib L Saha and Ravi Mantena.  An analysis of how asymmetries in platform technology affect incentives for collaboration Abstract: Technology-enabled platforms facilitate interactions between multiple sets of users. Without these platforms, such interactions may be difficult, inefficient, too costly, or even impossible. The primary focus of this research is to understand the role that technology asymmetries play in …

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The Digital Transformation of R&D

The authors, in this study, use a network perspective to analyse technology spillovers from the Information and communication technology (ICT) industry and their impact on modern R&D. They specifically, use patent data from the NBER Patent Database to construct a network of inter-sectoral technology flows. Executive Summary In his letter to shareholders in 20131, General Electric (GE) CEO Jeffrey R …

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Complementary Roles of PCs and Smartphones in Enabling Digital India

The research by Professors Sundar Bharadwaj, S Arunachalam, and Ananthanarayanan S indicates that India’s technological revolution, which is heavily based on smartphone usage, is yet to address several critical areas of knowledge building. For the Digital India Programme to be effective, India needs to be a knowledge based economy as well as a digitally empowered one and hence, a good …

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