Apr-Jun 2015

Smart Cities: Frameworks for Future Indian Cities

The Pursuit of Happiness

Professor Raj Raghunathan, a visiting faculty at the Indian School of Business, is affiliated to the Department of Marketing at the University of Texas McCombs School of Business. He is interested in affect and decision making, hedonic and utilitarian consumption, and consumer behaviour. His pioneering research has advanced our understanding of happiness, creativity and human fulfilment. In a conversation with Chitti Pantulu, Director of Marketing & Communications, Professor Raghunathan discussed the growing body of research on happiness, its implications for individuals, communities and organisations, and his own unique approach to the subject.

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State of Family Togetherness in Indian Family Businesses

Indian Family Businesses form the ‘backbone’ of the Indian economy and hence there is a need to extend the life span of these family businesses so that the economy can continue to derive benefit from their contribution. Executive Director of Thomas Schmidheiny Centre for Family Enterprise at ISB, Professor Kavil Ramachandran and Research Associate at the Centre, Navneet Bhatnagar, explore the meaning and state of family togetherness in Indian family businesses.

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Building a Foundation for Smart Indian Cities

In this article Jitendra N Bajpai, Adjunct Faculty at Columbia University, New York, and a former Director of the World Bank, takes a broad historical look at the forces that have shaped the planning and designing of New York City from being a small port city in the early 19th century to its present state. He draws lessons for India and envisions a foundation for smart cities.

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Financing Smart Cities

The 100 Smart Cities Initiative represents an opportunity to experiment with organisational and governance structures to improve revenue generation for future cities by adopting existing financing models from across the world, writes O P Agarwal, Executive Director, Punj Lloyd Institute of Infrastructure Management at ISB.

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Leveraging Technology for Smarter Transportation

Priyansh Dixit, Program Director and Vinod Bijlani, Senior IT Architect, IBM write about the urgent need for technology-based transportation systems that provide a complete view of transit and traffic data to enable better forecasting, analysis and management of traffic and reduce emissions.

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