The faculty and the Centres of Excellence (CoEs) at the ISB regularly conduct action research and capacity building activities which push the boundaries of our research in terms of its practical implications and the impact it can create. The findings of such research projects generate a wealth of knowledge which provides insights vital to businesses with global ambitions. The School has always believed in the role of academic institutions to push the growth of industry skyward. Our publications have been widely acclaimed not only by academia but also by the industry and media.
ReportsRamachandran, Kavil.,Bhatnagar, Navneet. "Challenges Faced by Family Businesses in India", 2012Thomas Schmidheiny Centre for Family EnterpriseDownload PDF
ReportsMonani, Dhaval.,Sinha, Nikhilesh.,TM, Bhargavi.,Dastur, Shahen.,Lodha, Swapnil.,Raghavan, Roopali. "New Frontiers in Affordable Housing: Notes from the Field", CEMS Report, ISB, 2012Centre for Emerging Markets SolutionsRead Abstract >Close >Download PDF

New Frontiers in Affordable Housing: Notes from the Field The complexity of the housing problem in India means that no single solution is likely to work. While the state has instituted a number of programmes to address the housing shortfall, there is a significant role that the private sector can play in the creation of affordable housing.

ReportsNidhi M. Reddy, Lalitha Vaidyanathan, Katyayani Balasubramanian, Kavitha Gorapalli, Sharad Sharma. "Catalytic Philanthropy in India: How India’s Ultra-High Net Worth Philanthropists are Helping Solve Large-Scale Social Problems", 2012Centre for Emerging Markets SolutionsRead Abstract >Close >Download PDF

This report is based on interviews with the top givers of the country, all of whom have investable assets in excess of US $30 million or annual disposable incomes of US $20 million or more. It highlights the key practices followed by catalytic philanthropists in India as well as provides insights on how to accelerate its evolution within the philanthropic community.

ReportsMehta, Nimesh, Chakraborty, Debapriya, Thomas, Asha Maria. "Job Market Aspirations of the Indian Youth", CEMS Report, 2012Centre for Emerging Markets SolutionsRead Abstract >Close >Download PDFDo wages alone influence job decisions of Indian youth today? What role does human heart and mind play in framing job aspirations and career decisions? Must labour be treated just as any other factor of production? Our report attempts to answer the above questions by mapping behavioral aspects by gauging career decisions being taken by Indian youth. The Center for Emerging Markets Solutions believes that the problem of mismatch between supply and demand in Indian labour market can only be solved when every policy formulation is well supported and accompanied with changing job aspirations of Indian Youth.

ReportsNelson, David.,Shrimali, Gireesh.,Goel, Shobhit.,Konda, Charith.,Kumar, Raj. "Meeting India’s Renewable Energy Targets: The Financing Challenge", 2012Centre for Emerging Markets SolutionsRead Abstract >Close >Download PDFIndia has ambitious goals for renewable energy. CPI’s analysis shows that while there appears to be a reasonable number of investors willing to invest in both debt and equity in renewable energy projects, the cost and terms of the debt available to finance these projects is a major problem, increasing the cost of renewable energy by up to a third compared to similar projects in the U.S. and Europe.
Further, we find that even if the cost of debt goes down, issues with loan terms, access to low-cost equity, limits on foreign debt, and national banking practices are likely to present additional barriers for growth in India’s renewable energy sector in the medium and long term. Our report suggests some policy solutions that could reduce the cost of meeting India’s ambitious targets.

ReportsShrimali, Gireesh.,Tirumalachetty, Sumala.,Nelson, David. "Falling Short: An Evaluation of the Indian Renewable Certificate Market", 2012Centre for Emerging Markets SolutionsRead Abstract >Close >Download PDFIndia recently launched a market-based mechanism called Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs). However, in the one year of trading so far, participation in the REC markets has been low: RECs have failed to attract investment. In this paper, we evaluate the effectiveness of Indian REC markets against eight government objectives and find that this program is not likely to achieve government objectives.

ReportsThorsten Wiesel, Roman Kräussl, Srivastava, Rajendra K. "Are Financial Analysts “Good Marketers”? Implications for Marketing and Investor Relations", 2012
ReportsSingh, Sukhmeet.,Singh, Preetinder. "Starting a Business in Punjab: Study of Single Window Service", 2012Read Abstract >Close >Download PDFNew industry set up is the key for any economy. Entrepreneurs who want to start a new business face lot of roadblocks and one of which is the process of starting the business. The aim of this report is to highlight the process and difficulties in starting a business in Punjab especially highlighting the effectiveness of Single Window Service. The report also gives the recommendations to improve the Single Window Service and make the environment more conducive for an entrepreneur in Punjab to start a new business.

ReportsSindhwani, Saumya. "Fuelling the Asian Growth Engine: Talent Challenges, Strategies and Trends", Singapore, 2012
ReportsMehta, Nimesh. "Study of Mechanisms to Finance Demand for Vocational Training in India", 2011Centre for Emerging Markets SolutionsRead Abstract >Close >Download PDFObjective of the study:
  • To study the existing financing mechanisms available to finance students for vocational training.
  • To identify scalable solutions and to develop a broad implementation roadmap to make finance available to students from diverse income-segments and education background

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