Enhancing Social Capital in South Asia
Since its formation, the India Research Center (IRC) has worked to enhance intellectual capital creation by working with academics and business leaders in South Asia.
The Global Colloquium on Participant-Centered Learning (GloColl) is an HBS course for faculty at business schools in emerging economies who are trained in interactive methods of teaching and learning.
August 2016 (Mumbai, India)
Innovating new products and services in India can be complicated by an unpredictable market and unfamiliar culture. This program helps business leaders develop and market differentiated products and services by identifying and leveraging new opportunities. Participants leave with the latest tools and strategies to manage today's diverse risks and to position their companies for future success.
This program helps companies build visionary leaders who can manage disruptive change and exploit emerging opportunities in a shifting global economy. By exploring diverse approaches to complex leadership challenges, you will learn how to adapt your management style to the situation at hand, build more productive teams, and lead your organization to greater success across India and the globe.
March 7-10, 2016
Learn how to create a truly customer-centric organization that can help your business innovate, compete, and grow. Designed for senior executives operating in India and the surrounding region, this new program gives decision-makers new knowledge and tools for transforming an organization that sells products and services into one that delivers differentiated customer value-and sustainable business success.
This program is designed for senior leaders who seek strategies to expand within and beyond this compelling market. Offered jointly by Harvard Business School and the India Research Center in Mumbai, the program marries on-the-ground, research-based knowledge of India with the global perspective of one of the world's leading business schools-a combination unavailable in any other executive education program.
Build a strategic advantage for your company by implementing powerful performance evaluation systems that drive performance and improve profitability. This leadership program explores how local and multinational companies manage operational risk and create corporate value in India and beyond. You will emerge with a blueprint for capitalizing on growth opportunities in challenging times.
Position your organization for long-term success in the global marketplace by integrating the design and execution of highly effective business strategies. In this intensive program, senior executives who do business in India will explore the core components of strategy building-among them competitive environment and competitive advantage. You will learn how to align your organization in order to optimize your strategy, capitalize on opportunities, and drive growth.
28 Sept - 01 Oct, 2015
Drive your strategy forward and create value for your firm through stronger negotiation skills that prepare you for any business situation. You will learn how to analyze each deal, overcome obstacles, adapt your strategies to changing conditions, and create value for all parties. Backed by proven negotiation framework, you can get better results-whether you are closing a routine sale or inking a high-stakes deal.
October 28 - December 19, 2015
With well-crafted CSR strategies, companies operating in India can drive sustainable business success, fulfill government mandates-and help to address the country's challenges. In this program, CSR decision makers and NGO executives will explore global best practices for aligning CSR strategies with company goals, integrating CSR throughout the organization, building productive partnerships, and maximizing business and social value.
04-07 January, 2016
This program provides firms with proven approaches for managing client expectations, developing staff, and formulating business strategies. Offered jointly by Harvard Business School and the India Research Center in Mumbai, executives will leave the program well positioned to capitalize on growth opportunities in India and beyond.
Explicating Lean Principles by Examining Indian Software Services
Staats, Bradley R., and David M. Upton
This paper examines the implementation of a lean operating system at an Indian software services firm. By studying the introduction and impact of lean management techniques in a nontraditional setting we are able to move beyond the artifacts and gain insight into the principles that may lead to improved performance in certain settings. In particular we find that the impact of the changes on problem solving, standardization of work, and coordination improve the way that the firm learns and its productivity. Using a detailed case study we document the internal firm processes that the lean principles influence and empirically show that firm operational performance has improved. Finally, we suggest that the lean initiative studied possesses qualities of a Trojan Horse change initiative-its
outward manifestation accomplishes the short-term goal (entering the city gates / productivity) while its inner core leads to much more radical change (sacking of Troy / innovation).
Harvard Business School Working Paper 08-001, July 2007
Quy-Toan Do, and Iyer, Lakshmi
We conduct an econometric analysis of the economic and social factors which contributed to the spread of violent conflict in Nepal. We find that conflict intensity is significantly higher in places with greater poverty and lower levels of economic development. Violence is higher in locations that favor insurgents, such as mountains and forests. We find weaker evidence that caste divisions in society are correlated with the intensity of civil conflict, while linguistic diversity has little impact.
Harvard Business School Working Paper 07-065, April 2007
Accounting Standards and the Globalization of Indian Businesses
Miller, Gregory S., and V.G. Narayanan
The Chartered Accountant (July 2005): 50-52