Faculty Press Articles
November 19, 2020
A ringside view of the 21st century’s deadliest disease
Being a covid patient could make one mull over the theory of 'social proof', by which individuals assume that others’ behaviour is appropriate and they are influenced by others’ actions, attitudes and beliefs
Singapore Management University's Asian Management Insights
November 18, 2020
Solving the Work-From-Home Conundrum
The prolonged lockdown across countries due to the Covid-19 pandemic has led to a very real shift towards a new Work-from-Home (WFH) culture for the global workforce. Homes have become the new conference rooms, virtual backgrounds are the new office artefacts, and workplace chatter is now peppered with new lingo like ‘digital hand’, ‘breakout rooms’, and ‘virtual happy hours’.
November 08, 2020
What Joe Biden brings to the table
Joe Biden’s win in the U.S. presidential election is likely to change global dynamics in business in areas of climate change, outsourcing, and healthcare. It will likely reverse the trend of declining multilateralism and globalisation under outgoing U.S. President Donald Trump’s policies.
November 08, 2020
Small Entrepreneurs On WhatsApp Charging Business Account: Can't Afford To Pay, But Can't Do Without It
Like thousands of Mumbaikars whose jobs were upended during the lockdown, photographer Sameer Joshi too, was compelled to explore alternative sources of income. In May, he, along with four other friends, launched Especia Delight, a startup that supplies fish. "With sourcing and supply of fish and meat being
The New Indian Express
November 06, 2020
Shaping Institutions: Orbit shifting and cyclical thinking
By R Gopalakrishnan and Pallavi Mody In 2018, faculty members of Bhavan’s SPJIMR, Mumbai, undertook desk and field research on a crucial management subject—what does a good company do to transform itself into a business institution? Six books in a series, Shapers of Business Institutions, are being published, sharing the experiences of and learnings from HDFC, L&T, Biocon, Marico, TCS and Kotak Bank.
November 01, 2020
Home and the world: Indians as global leaders
Leading academic institutions in the West have seen a spate of academics of Indian origin rising to the top. Nitin Nohria at Harvard Business School, Madhav Rajan at Chicago Booth, Sri Zaheer at the Carlson School of Management, and Soumitra Datta
October 29, 2020
Can Indian firms benefit from anti-China sentiment?
The pandemic seems to have brought some unexpected bonanza for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) within a few sectors. The strong anti-China sentiment, with attempts to restructure supply chains, has led to companies across Europe and the US looking at India as a possible replacement for China. This has benefitted some of the SMEs, who have found that their international business has actually made up for that lost from the domestic sector.
October 28, 2020
Can trust be the new currency for iD Fresh Food?
Co-founder PC Musthafa is experimenting with a business model based on trusting consumers. Will it pay off for the largest idli/dosa batter company?
October 26, 2020
How Kurkure kept its crunch for 20 years
PepsiCo India's first homegrown brand has safeguarded its positioning in the extruded snacks market for over two decades, but will there be twist in the tale?
October 24, 2020
Hathras To Hyderabad – Why Such Brutality In The Violence?
The innocence and beauty in the pink salwar-kurta clad picture of that girl from Hathras would capture anyone’s heart. Then there are images and description of her being brutally beaten up, tortured and maimed. These do not reconcile. How could some men resort to such brutality? The rape itself is abhorrent but the gruesome violence accompanying it is what has shaken the nation.
October 20, 2020
Board Seats for Women Successors: It is a matter of mindsets, not rights
Families have to have a change in the mindset where they need to realize that in today's times, the gender of successor does not matter. What matters is the capability, competency and the interest of the next gen successor to handle the family matters.