There are a host of unprecedented opportunities for executives and leaders across all business functions to leverage the digital world in redefining how they transform themselves, innovate, shape their culture, collaborate and grow.

To realise these opportunities, firms require a new breed of digital-savvy leadership who are ready for more uncertain, open and dynamic contexts.

To help meet these very different and dynamic leadership development need of growing digital-age competition, SRITNE brings thought leadership articles backed by cutting edge research by ISB Faculty.


Managers who use AI will replace those who don't

Professor Deepa Mani comments on India’s race for innovation with China and urges managers to make technology their friend.

Strategy Lessons from Patent Regimes

Patent protection has often thwarted multinational firms’ efforts to operate profitably in India. Case author Anand Nandkumar offers insights about how understanding patent regimes can help managers formulate market strategy.

The Future of Technology Services

Technology services no longer sit on the periphery of businesses, according to the Digital Transformation Workshop organised by the Srini Raju Centre for Information Technology and the Networked Economy (SRITNE) at ISB on October 12, 2018.

The Last Mile Conundrum: Pitfalls of Product Innovation Sans Market Strategies

This paper strings together learnings from a series of case studies on innovations in emerging markets and provides insights into how firms need to pay attention to aspects like distribution networks, marketing innovations and local issues like patent regimes, if their product innovations are to be successful in tough competitive environment.

Innovate Remotely, Benefit Globally

Reverse innovation involves developing products in emerging economies and taking them to developed markets. Innovation happens far from home for MNCs but they ultimately reap the benefits through unlocked opportunities around the world.

A Capability Maturity Index for Global In-House Centres (GICs) in India

Global In-house Centres (GICs) in India deliver significant value to their parent companies. But for these centres to optimise performance and move up the value chain − from cost centres to quality centres to innovation centres – they need to be able to benchmark their performance against their peers and make the right investments at each level of maturity. Professor Deepa Mani who led the effort to develop a capability maturity index for GICs in India, in conjunction with Deloitte Consulting and NASSCOM, shares the key results of her study.


Smart Governance

Sanjiv Mital, CEO, National Institute of Smart Government (NISG), talks to Deepa Mani, Assistant Professor of Information Systems at the Indian School of Business (ISB) about the critical success factors and challenges for e-governance initiatives.


The Digital Transformation of R&D

The authors, in this study, use a network perspective to analyse technology spillovers from the Information and communication technology (ICT) industry and their impact on modern R&D. They specifically, use patent data from the NBER Patent Database to construct a network of inter-sectoral technology flows.


IT-Led Business Transformation at Reliance Energy

The takeover of Bombay Suburban Electric Supply Ltd (BSES) in 2003 (eventually renamed Reliance Energy) marked the foray of Reliance Industries Ltd into the power transmission and distribution business.


Organisation of Technology and the Impact of Technology Interventions on Business and Society

How can firms make the transition from being low-cost service providers to becoming innovators and key drivers of value in firms’ value chains? What is the innovation dimension of Indian firms and entrepreneurship? How can technology transform the urban landscape of India? Professor Deepa Mani highlights her research and the significance of answering these questions.


More Bang for Your Digital Spend: Technology and R&D

Digitisation of research and development can generate significant returns for firms, argue ISB Professor Deepa Mani and colleagues, based on an empirical study of technology spill-overs from the IT industry across an array of other industries. Technology laggards risk being left behind as industry boundaries are redefined.


Clusterpreneurship: Do entrepreneurs create and sustain clusters?

The emergence of start-up activity in the ICT sector has shown an exponential increase after 2010. The trends that stand out explain the emergence of ICT start-ups and the regional concentration of start-ups in this sector. In this article, the authors trace the evolution of ICT start-ups and provide some insights on the sectoral and geographical patterns in the industry, and identify some of the factors behind the emergence of these start-ups.


Technological Innovation in India: Negotiating the Patent Ecosystem

The authors look at India’s progress in technological innovation by analysing patent data, and find that in India, unlike China, foreign entities outstrip domestic players in patents granted. The authors argue that in order for India and other emerging economies to compete effectively in the global patent landscape and become powerful knowledge economies, they must reassess their policies, institutions and scientific talent.