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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.
Professor Anand Nandkumar reiterates the importance of IP regimes but also argues for recognising the role of weaker IP regimes in fostering informal and grassroots innovation systems.
Rishikesha Krishnan argues that the evolution of start-ups and their contributions to product or technological innovation in India is worth studying.
Dr Girish Sahni provides a bird’s eye view of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research’s (CSIR) cross-sectoral contributions in India.
What problems are India’s digital health entrepreneurs tackling? A round-up of six digital health start-ups.
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.
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.
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.
How do we learn best practices from healthcare data? Professor Rema Padman examines emerging trends and analytical models.
Professor Sarang Deo and Hanu Tyagi ask: Can technology be a game-changer in addressing the problems that affect the Indian healthcare ecosystem?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Dr Dieter Spaelti provides an update to his original article, from the archives, in which he elaborated on the structural setup of family offices.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Concise yet comprehensive research-based or opinion pieces on a variety of topics of interest for practicing managers and researchers.
Drawing on findings from the 2019 International IP Index, Hemal Shah of the United States Chamber of Commerce Global Innovation Policy Centre presents a perspective.
How are trade secrets the key to fostering greater innovation? Professor Mark Schultz suggests how India can address the gaps in its trade secret protection laws.
Dr Amit Kapoor and Chirag Yadav explore the innovation landscape in India and make policy recommendations to bolster innovative capacities and drive greater economic prosperity.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Gender diverse firms result in better shareholder value, reveal research by Dr Nupur Bang, Professor Raveendra Chittoor, Professor Kavil Ramachandran and Anierudh Vishwanathan.
Although apps are useful for tracking health, significant privacy concerns remain, contends Priti Singh.
Meenakshee Sinha and Professor S. Arunachalam present a fast-moving consumer goods blueprint for rural marketing based on the Arogya Parivar experience.
Do e-cigarettes really help smokers kick the nicotine habit? Research by Professor Vithala R. Rao and Dr Jialie Chen offers some answers.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Dr. Ann-Veruschka, in her article from the archives, examines trends in European philanthropy and the emerging issues in philanthropy governance.
Professor Denise Kenyon- Rouvinez talks of the various attributes of high-performing business-owning families.
Nabankur Gupta discusses the significance and challenges to implement good corporate governance and a wellfunctioning board.
Dr Thomas Schmidheiny, in his interview from the archives, talks of contributing to society by creating corporate wealth
Growing convergence of ICT and conventional technologies is a major enabler that gives rise to smart cities says Prashun K Dutta
A case study on reducing carbon footprint, by investing appropriately in cold chain.
Showcases interviews with prominent business leaders, management experts and key policy makers from around the world.
What lessons can the Make in India manufacturing revolution learn from the Bharat Forge success story? Baba Kalyani, in conversation with Milind Sohoni.
Rajendra Pawar speaks to Reema Gupta about NIIT’s journey as a pioneer in the information technology skilling and services sectors.
Mallika Srinivasan shares her experience in working in the male-dominated tractor industry and her thoughts on gender diversity in business with Saumya Sindhwani.
Robert W Palmatier discusses the emerging trends in marketing and research with S Arunachalam.
Manish Gangwar caught up with V Kumar to ask how industry and academia can learn from one another.
Chiraag Paul in conversation with Deepak Agrawal
What are the main challenges for the human capital agenda in today’s organisations? D. Shivakumar speaks to Professor S. Ramnarayan.
Data is critical for policymaking. How is the NITI Aayog harnessing emerging analytics tools? Avik Sarkar spoke to the Late Professor Bhimasankaram Pochiraju.
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.
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.
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.
Professor Dr Pius Baschera of the Hilti Corporation in conversation with Professor Kavil Ramachandran.
Adi Godrej, Chairman of the Godrej Group, in Conversation with Professor Sougata Ray.
Sanjay Subhedar, founding Managing Director of Storm Ventures, in conversation with C Chitti Pantulu.
Concise reports of influential research and industry related conferences and seminars organised by the Indian School of Business (ISB).
When can India’s demographic dividend turn into a liability for the nation? Shashi Tharoor, in a conversation with Reema Gupta.
Ujval Nanavati spoke with authors of four fascinating research papers presented at the ISB Centre for Analytical Finance’s Summer Research Conference 2018.
Yogini Joglekar caught up with Piyush Sharma to discuss the disruptions and strategic opportunities created by technology in the media business.
To take an idea from the laboratory to the marketplace, we must go beyond invention to innovation, says Professor Rajendra Srivastava.
Sameer Khetarpal and Raja MVSMA discuss local-global intersections in marketing.
Professor Richard Smith and Professor Chandrasekhar Sripada examine the human capital landscape in a digital era.
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.
A panel of practitioners and academicians discuss the Fintech boom, fuelled by the technology savvy consumer, and the ensuing challenges.
Informative reviews of a diverse range of the latest publications from across the Business, Management, Economics and Public Policy areas.
Glory George reviews the book ‘How Emotions Are Made: The Secret Life of the Brain’ by Lisa Feldman Barrett.
Recent books received in Business, Management, Economics and Public Policy.
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.
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.