Oct-Dec 2015

Capacity Building for Driving India's Growth Momentum

Cost Efficiency plus Quality Measures: Prescription for the Indian Healthcare Sector

Healthcare stakeholders in India should adopt a consumer driven healthcare approach that would allow meaningful comparison between individual providers and facilities. Such a comparison should be based on a risk adjusted analysis of operational efficiency and price, and the degree to which the services provided by physicians and facilities meet all healthcare quality specifications. This would call for individual providers and facilities to make public their current statistics, not only on prices, but also on their clinical outcomes. So, this paper suggests that the Indian healthcare sector start to self-regulate with the introduction of accurate risk adjusted comparative data.

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Minimum Government, Maximum Governance: From Rhetoric to Reality

Good governance for the 21st century is about narrowing the distance between the governor and the governed and the gap between promise and delivery. The author suggests that to take governance to the doorsteps of the poorest-of-the-poor in the remotest areas, focus should be on simplification of procedures and reduction of the levels of decision-making in the Government by leveraging technology.

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We are witnessing the Fifth Technological Revolution: says Hans Vestberg

Taking time off from his busy schedule, that included a meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, launching a new radio system for the Indian market and signing an agreement to expand a 3G network, Ericsson Group President and CEO, Hans Vestberg, visited the Indian School of Business (ISB), to spend some quality time with students and faculty. On the sidelines of this, in an exclusive interview with ISBInsight, Vestberg shared his vision of 5G services and the networked society. Excerpts from the interview with Reema Gupta, Associate Director, Srini Raju Centre for IT and the Networked Economy (SRITNE), at ISB.

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Amul: A Business Strategy Built on Value for Many

There are very few brands that evoke a sense of nostalgia, satisfaction and pride the way Amul does. Whether it’s Amul’s witty socio-political ads or catchy taglines, or be its famous mascot – all have defined Indian marketing and branding distinctly. R S Sodhi, Managing Director, Amul (Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation) visited ISB recently. He was interviewed by C Chitti Pantulu, Director, Marketing and Communications, ISB. Excerpts from the interview.

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