Research

The Srini Raju Center for Information Technology and Networked Economies (SRITNE) conducts field-based research on issues related to the management and use of information technology (IT) in complex organisations.

Our mission is to develop concepts and frameworks to help researchers and executives address the IT-related challenges of leading increasingly dynamic, global, and information-intensive organizations.

The relevance of our research is ensured by the active participation of corporate sponsors and government agencies. SRITNE’s research begins with the premise that emerging technologies change prototypes: they upend the very structure of firms.

Our goal is to create a learning community by working together with researchers, governments and corporate partners and expand reach of the research we conduct. Further, translation of the  research is achieved by creating actionable insights and data-driven models that align with core strategies and support dissemination of information through key reports.

Given that the research we do is intrinsically cross-industry, our research activities are driven by four areas that together define our academic domain.

Research Byte
"To estimate technology adoption and peer performance effects, we use data gathered from a renowned chain of private schools spread across 6 states in India of over 17,000 students from over 50 schools.  We estimate the average effect of adopting a technology based learning experience on the scholastic outcomes of students in primary schools and juxtapose the results with the moderating effect of peer performance on a student's scholastic outcomes."

Sreevathsan Sridhar
Research Associate

"We use a diverse array of novel and granular data sets to identify mobility patterns and use these patterns to estimate economic activity. First, using data from public transport systems across thirteen major cities in India, we identify the most important routes which carry a significant portion of a city’s traffic. We then periodically collect mobility data along these routes. Finally, we extract mobility patterns and economic measures using various Point of Interest (POI) details and geo-spatial features.
We combine these diverse metrics and measures to predict highly granular economic activity across these routes and geographies."

Naveen T.B
Research Assocaite

"My research interests lie at the intersection of technology and finance. Specifically, I explore how technology can be leveraged to expand entrepreneurial opportunities. I am currently examining the significance of Equity Crowdfunding, its relationship with the traditional modes of venture financing, and its impact on subsequent venture performance. I also explore the differences in the Start-ups who self-select into Crowdfunding as well as in the investors who choose to participate in this innovative form of venture financing."

Abhishek Bhatia
Research Associate