Reports

The faculty and the Centres of Excellence (CoEs) at the ISB regularly conduct action research and capacity building activities which push the boundaries of our research in terms of its practical implications and the impact it can create. The findings of such research projects generate a wealth of knowledge which provides insights vital to businesses with global ambitions. The School has always believed in the role of academic institutions to push the growth of industry skyward. Our publications have been widely acclaimed not only by academia but also by the industry and media.
ReportsSodhi, ManMohan S., Singh, Sukhmeet.,Walia, Arvinder.,Sharma, Jasmine., Dalla, Preetinder S. "Analyzing the Potential of Increase in Acreage for Kinnow, Maize, Wood, Turmeric and Moong as per the Draft Agriculture Policy for Punjab-2013", 2014Read Abstract >Close >Download PDFIn view of agriculture sector crisis in Punjab, the importance of research in the realm of ecologically sound farming practices is foremost. While ecological sustainability is important, the economic viability for the farmer needs to be taken into account. In this context, Punjab Mandi Board commissioned Indian School of Business to undertake a research study analyzing the potential of increase in the production of selected five commodities as mentioned in the Agriculture Policy for Punjab-2013 (Draft) in terms of their existing markets and the potential to expand in the wake of proposed area expansion under alternate crops.  Given the nature and magnitude of crisis in the farm sector in the state, this research is a pioneering attempt to critically analyze the diversification strategy recommended as per the Draft Policy. 


ReportsRamachandran, Kavil.,Bhatnagar, Navneet. "Togetherness in Indian Family Businesses", 2014Thomas Schmidheiny Centre for Family EnterpriseRead Abstract >Close >Download PDFFamily businesses are known to have unique competitive advantage over professionally managed firms. Habbershon and Williams (1999) suggest that this competitive advantage is derived from the ‘familiness’ of the business – i.e. a bundle of resources that are distinctive to the firm as a result of the owning family’s involvement. The controlling family’s shared beliefs, practices, policies, philosophies and doctrines are crucial family inputs that shape this ‘familiness’ of the firm. It is the higher degree of convergence on these counts, which enhances goal-congruence and trust among family members. Being ‘together’ is thus conventionally considered a tremendous source of strength for the family and the business. However, all across the world, societies have been undergoing changes. For instance, economic liberalisation followed by rapid expansion of the middle class and further integration with the global economy have been instrumental to a number of changes in India.

ReportsShrimali, Gireesh.,Goel, Shobhit.,Srinivasan, Sandhya.,Nelson, David. "Solving India’s Renewable Energy Financing Challenge: Which Federal Policies can be Most Effective?", 2014Download PDF
ReportsShrimali, Gireesh.,Konda, Charith., Srinivasan, Sandhya. "Solving India’s Renewable Energy Financing Challenge: Instruments to Provide Low-cost, Long-term Debt", 2014Download PDF
Reports. "Analytical Note on Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan Quality Support: Teacher Development in Secondary Schools", 2014Download PDF
ReportsRamachandran, Kavil. "Institution Building: Experiences, Learnings and Challenges", 2013Thomas Schmidheiny Centre for Family EnterpriseDownload PDF
ReportsAnand, Mridula.,Nandkumar, Anand.,Dutt Dev Harsha Tadikonda.,Shakthi Nagappan. "TRIPs and innovation trends in the Indian biopharmaceutical industry", 2013Centre for Leadership, Innovation, and ChangeRead Abstract >Close >Download PDFIt paints a broad brush on how the most recent changes to the Indian patent law influenced firm strategies and the competitiveness of local players in the industry.

ReportsNelson, David.,Vladeck, Thomas.,Konda, Charith.,Costalonga, Clarissa e Gandour, Amecke, Hermann, Wang, Xueying. "The Policy Climate", 2013Centre for Emerging Markets SolutionsRead Abstract >Close >Download PDFIn The Policy Climate, we offer an overview of policy issues relevant to climate change across the world. We find that the implementation of policy relevant to climate change, and its impact, accelerated markedly over the last decade, despite the slow pace of international climate negotiations.
 
In this project, we focus on:
a) Brazil, China, India, Europe, and the United States—These regions not only represent the majority of global greenhouse gas emissions but vary widely in terms of economic development, natural resource endowment, political system, and climate policy, and can offer different lessons to policymakers;
b) The economic sectors that represent the greatest potential for greenhouse gas mitigation within each of these regions; and
c) A defined set of policy issues within these regions and key sectors that most affect climate change.
 
For each of the sectors covered in these regions, we provide stylized facts and data about emissions trends, as well as a summary of drivers for those emissions over the last 20 to 30 years. Since institutional and political issues are such an important factor in the climate story, we also include a summary of the most important political considerations and policy directions for each of the geographies covered, as well as highlight important policy issues that cut across geographic boundaries. In so doing, The Policy Climate also highlights important issues that form the basis of CPI’s work.

ReportsRamachandran, Kavil., ​Bhatnagar, Navneet. "Challenges Faced by Family Businesses in India", 2012Thomas Schmidheiny Centre for Family EnterpriseRead Abstract >Close >Download PDFChallenges Faced by Family Businesses in India

Family businesses have historically been an integral part of the Indian economy and society. Largely founded on the joint family principle of ownership and management, these businesses have made a significant contribution to the economy. However, as a system, family businesses have long been associated with such features as non-professionalism, conservatism and poor governance. The fast-paced changes in the business environment in the past two decades have altered this perception to an extent. Today, family owned businesses are more highly respected and regarded as entrepreneurial, growth driven, better governed and as contributing immensely to the country’s growth story. This empirical data based study looks at the transformation of Indian family businesses on multiple fronts such as leadership, professionalisation, succession, strategy and governance.

ReportsMehta, Nimesh, Chakraborty, Debapriya, Thomas, Asha Maria. "Job Market Aspirations of the Indian Youth", CEMS Report, 2012Centre for Emerging Markets SolutionsRead Abstract >Close >Download PDFDo wages alone influence job decisions of Indian youth today? What role does human heart and mind play in framing job aspirations and career decisions? Must labour be treated just as any other factor of production? Our report attempts to answer the above questions by mapping behavioral aspects by gauging career decisions being taken by Indian youth. The Center for Emerging Markets Solutions believes that the problem of mismatch between supply and demand in Indian labour market can only be solved when every policy formulation is well supported and accompanied with changing job aspirations of Indian Youth.


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