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  • NOVEMBER 2017

HBS Alum to Expand Company's Automotive Operations to Detriot

Anand Mahindra (MBA 1981) has plans to expand the automotive operations of the Mumbai-based company, Mahindra Group, into Detriot in early 2018. The company will begin producing off-road recreational and work vehicles that will contribute to their current U.S. production of tractors.
  • SEPTEMBER 2017

An HBS alumnus and his City of Dreams - Colombo, Sri Lanka

With a clear vision and big dreams for change, HBS graduate Nayana Mawilanda (MBA 2005) shares his plans for turning Sri Lanka's capital city of Colombo into a megapolis that resembles other major international port cities. His master plans for transformation include housing, transportation, water, and environmental priorities, and he talks about how his unexpected career path led him to have the skills he needs to make these big changes.

New Research on the Region

  • March 2018
  • Teaching Material

ISRO: Explore Space or Exploit CubeSats?

ISRO, India’s space agency, established to address domestic challenges with space technology, is one of the six largest space agencies in the world. Through its 59 missions, ISRO has launched numerous satellites for communication, disaster management, navigation, scientific exploration and other diverse purposes. Its commercial arm, Antrix Corporation, which launches satellites for both domestic and international customers, has 0.6% of the global space launch market. However, there is increasing demand for satellite launches from both the Indian government and commercial organizations. Unfortunately, ISRO can neither manufacture the required number of launch vehicles to support the huge demand for its services nor can it launch them. In light of these constraints, what should ISRO prioritize? How should we think of this question in light of the theory of exploration-exploitation? What kind of human capital resources should it develop? What processes need to be strengthened? What external collaborations need to be fostered?

  • 2018
  • Working Paper

Countering Political Risk in Colonial India: German Multinationals and the Challenge of Internment (1914-1947)

By: Christina Lubinski, Valeria Giacomin and Klara Schnitzer

Internment in so-called “enemy countries” was a frequent occurrence in the twentieth century and created significant obstacles for multinational enterprises (MNEs). This article focuses on German MNEs in India and shows how they addressed the formidable challenge of the internment of their employees in British camps during both WWI and WWII. We find that internment impacted business relationships in India well beyond its endpoint and that the WWI internment shaped the subsequent perception of and strategic response to the WWII experience. We show that internment aggravated existing staffing challenges, impacted the perception of racial lines of distinctions and re-casted the category “European business.” While internment was perceived and managed as a political risk, the case also shows that it created unexpected networking opportunities, generating a tight community of German businesspeople in India.

  • February 2018
  • Case

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