• Themes

    1. From Agenda to Action: Meeting New Expectations

    With the change of government and increasing support to the corporate sector through initiatives such as Make in India, Skill India and Digital India; the onus has shifted towards the industry to seize the opportunities, India as a nation offers. In the backdrop of this changing scenario, it becomes vital to understand the role of management institutes to prepare its students for the industry.

  • 2. The Role of Technology in today’s Corporate World

  • Technology has forced industry to rethink the way they have been traditionally doing business. Simultaneously, it is also forcing leaders to öne-tune the way they manage and lead, and thereby, adapting to the new realities. The burning question is how leaders, organizations and institutions can align themselves in this new corporate landscape.

  • 3. The Start Up Culture

  • The insecurity infused by the 2008-09 economic crisis made the aspirational workforce consider alternate career choices which led to the emergence of start-up culture in India. With success stories in the likes of Flipkart and Snapdeal, Paytm and many others this culture can change the face of the Indian Economy. What more can the government do and how will Indian organisations adapt to this culture

  • 4. Should Indian organizations borrow best practices or develop relevant practices?

  • The business environment in India has been transformed by economic reforms allowing globalization and Foreign Direct Investment. This evolved environment has put up some debatable questions like should the best global practices be borrowed or relevant practices be developed; are the best practices universal around the globe; can business practices from the west be transplanted in India

  • 5. Boundary Spanning Leadership; How B-Schools should look beyond Functional Leaders

  • Given the cultural diversity in India, the key challenge for a leader in India is to manage multi-cultural workforce. It also puts forth a challenge of managing the conøict arising out of cultural schism. The challenge for any leader is to close this schism and bridge the boundaries across cultural groups. The need for such leadership is no longer a choice. It is a must.