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Working PapersBhatnagar, Navneet.,Ray, Sougata., Ramachandran, Kavil. "‘Togetherness’ in Family Business: Measuring Familial Bonds in Action!"Thomas Schmidheiny Centre for Family EnterpriseRead Abstract >Close >Family cohesion is crucial for family business sustenance (Le-Breton Miller & Miller, 2016) but is inadequately examined. We term the owner family’s capability to function as a cohesive unit as ‘Family Togetherness’ and argue that its constituents are determined by the operational and governance practices followed in both the family and business sub-systems. It is the socioeconomic behavioral manifestation of family bonding. Using confirmatory factor analysis based on 279 survey responses from Indian family business leaders, the study identifies six dimensions of family togetherness. The paper also cites implications of the study and concludes with suggestions for future research.

Working PapersMani, Deepa., Krishnan R. "An Empirical Analysis of the Impact of Performance Measure Volatility and Ambiguity on Contract Choice in Strategic Outsourcing"Read Abstract >Close >
Working Papers, Karanam A. "Co-movement in Outsourcing Networks."Read Abstract >Close >
Working PapersNandkumar, Anand., Srikanth, Kannan., Kale, Prashant., Mani, Deepa. "Creating and Sustaining Advantage through Value Appropriation: The Role and Impact of Organizational Mechanisms in Protecting Trade Secrets"Read Abstract >Close >Firms need to protect their proprietary knowledge assets from imitation in order to appropriate rents from them. A significant volume of scholarly work is devoted to legal mechanisms for intellectual property (IP) protection such as patents. However, there is a dearth of work on how firms can protect their knowledge that is not patented, such as valuable knowledge that is not codified, is inchoate, or otherwise does not meet the criteria for patenting. In this paper we explore organizational processes and mechanisms that firms can use to protect such valuable knowledge from imitation. We explore these mechanisms using interview and survey data from captive R&D centers of multinational firms in India, where the weak IP regime places weak barriers to knowledge leakage.

Working Papers, Jaya Dixit. "D. Horses for Courses: The Impact of Stock Market Expectations on Technology Sourcing Modes of High-Technology Firms"Read Abstract >Close >
Working Papers, Anand nand Kumar. "Do Strong Intellectual Property Rights Impact Innovation and Economic Growth in Developing Economies? Evidence from India"Read Abstract >Close >
Working PapersMani, Deepa., Nandkumar, Anand., Bharadwaj, Anandhi. "ICT and R&D"Read Abstract >Close >
Working PapersBharadwaj, Anandhi., Mani, Deepa., Nandkumar, Anand. "India's Innovation Landscape"Read Abstract >Close >The dominance of foreign entities that also sell products and services in India and constancy in geographical distribution of innovative activity characterize three decades of India’s patent system.

Working PapersMani, Deepa., Nandkumar, Anand., Sharma V. "Is Bengaluru a Chip Off the Old Detroit Bloc? An Empirical Analysis of Agglomeration and Performance of Internet Startups in India"Read Abstract >Close >
Working Papers, Anand nand Kumar., , Bharadwaj Anandhi. "Market returns to ICT Innovations: A Group-Based Trajectory Approach."Read Abstract >Close >
Working PapersAgarwal, Sumit., Mani, Deepa. "Of Rideshares and Clean Air"Read Abstract >Close >
Working Papers, Anand nand Kumar., , Sharma V. "Privatization of Technical Education and Industrial Activity in India."Read Abstract >Close >
Working PapersLu Y, Ravindran K, Susarla A, Mani, Deepa. "The Dynamics of Vendor Selection in Buyer-Supplier Networks for Information Technology Outsourcing: A Bayesian Inference Approach"Read Abstract >Close >
Working PapersAgarwal, Sumit., Mani, Deepa., Nandkumar, Anand. "The Growing Dominance of ICT Inventors in Production of Impactful Knowledge."Read Abstract >Close >
Working Papers, Rapaka, K. "The Impact of Technology in the Classroom: Evidence from a Randomized Experiment in Telangana."Read Abstract >Close >
Working Papers, Karanam A., , Rajib Saha. "Ties that Bind: A Network Approach to Assessing Technology Spillovers from the ICT Industry and their Impact on R&D"Read Abstract >Close >
Working PapersMani, Deepa., Srikanth, Kannan. "Uncertainty and contracting inefficiency in public-private buyer-supplier relationships"Read Abstract >Close >
Working PapersNandkumar, Anand., Dutta, Shantanu.,Srinivasan, Nimay. "Change in Patent Regime And The Role of Branded and Generic Drugs On Price and Quantity: Evidence from the Indian pharmaceutical industry 1995-2009"Read Abstract >Close >We explore how the strength of patents influences the mix of innovative and imitated products in a market and how such changes roll up and influence the prices and the quantity consumed in those markets. Using a natural experiment in the Indian pharmaceutical industry in which product patents were reintroduced in 18 disease categories at different points in time, we make two contributions to the literature that links the strength of patents with competition. Our study suggests that due to its effect on creating isolating mechanisms, stronger patent regimes increase the introduction of innovative products. It also stimulates imitation and increases the growth of imitated products. The net effect of such increases is that stronger patent regimes increase the market share of innovative products. Due to a preference for innovative products, despite the increase in the market share of the more expensive innovative products, both the market prices and the quantity consumed are higher after the reintroduction of product patents. Our findings thus highlight the under-appreciated fact that the effect of patent regimes on market prices and the quantity consumed is contingent upon how the product composition in a market changes and the underlying preferences for innovative versus imitated products.

Working PapersRana, Pushpendra, Chhatre, Ashwini. "Beyond Committees: Hybrid Forest Governance for Equity and Sustainability"Read Abstract >Close >
Working PapersKaranth, K.,, A. Srivathsa, V.Sankararaman, S. Dalvi, R. Parameshwaran, S. Sharma, P. Robbins, Chhatre, Ashwini. "Diversity Amidst Production: Amphibian Richness andDistribution Patterns in India’s Commodity Agroforests"Read Abstract >Close >
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