News & Highlights

  • May 2015
  • Harvard University

IRC Welcomes Weatherhead Center Fellows from Harvard University

In May, the HBS India Research Center welcomed nine Fellows from the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs (WCIA) at Harvard University to India, where they spent time in both Delhi and Mumbai. Their immersion program included field visits, high level networking opportunities and other relevant engagements.
  • March 2015
  • Alumni Events

HBS Alumni Study Tours to Pakistan and Dubai

In keeping with the India Research Center's endeabor to help study the trends which are shaping this region, foster research and also build and support alumni engagement, the IRC facilitates Alumni Study Tours to different parts of South Asia and the GCC. The program started with a four-day trip to Pakistan in March 2014, and in 2015 a second delegation traveled to Dubai. The trip was a true HBS immersion, including four HBS case discussions.

New Research on the Region

  • December 2015
  • Teaching Material
  • Faculty Research

Delhi Metro Rail Corporation

  • November 2015 (Revised December 2015)
  • Case
  • Faculty Research

Flipkart: Transitioning to a Marketplace Model

By: Das Narayandas, Sunil Gupta and Rachna Tahilyani

Sachin Bansal and Binny Bansal, co-founders of India's largest e-commerce company, Flipkart, were reviewing the foregoing Facebook post, which had gone viral and received more than 20,000 likes. A third-party seller listed a pair of women's sandals on Flipkart's website at 799 Indian rupees (₹) and offered it on promotion at ₹399. However, upon close examination of the product's display photo, consumers noticed a ₹399 price tag printed on the strap. Consistent with stated goals of transparency and building trusted relationships with customers, the Bansals immediately drafted an apology and terminated the seller's agreement with Flipkart.

  • September 2015
  • Teaching Material
  • Faculty Research

Taj Hotels, Resorts and Palaces

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