Books and Monographs

The faculty at the School has been actively disseminating research and knowledge to a larger audience through books and book monographs.

ISB’s faculty have published around 60 books in the scholarly, non-scholarly and textbook categories. Some of these works have featured in bestseller lists, such as “Grit, Guts, and Gumption” by Professor Rajesh Chakrabarti and the highly acclaimed textbook on statistics by Professor Galit Shmueli titled “Data Mining for Business Intelligence: Concepts, Techniques, and Applications in Microsoft Office Excel.” 

Books and MonographsBhatnagar, Navneet.,Sharma, Pramodita., Ramachandran, Kavil. "Religion and Business Families' Philanthropic Practices", Handbook on Qualitative Research in Family Business, 2020Thomas Schmidheiny Centre for Family Enterprise
Books and MonographsSunder M, Vijaya., L.S.,Ganesh. "Lean Six Sigma in Banking Services - Operational and Strategy Applications for Theory and Practice", Springer, ForthcomingRead Description >Close >This book explores a range of prospective avenues, models, and operational and strategic approaches to Lean Six Sigma (LSS), a contemporary Continuous Improvement (CI) practice for achieving a quality-based competitive edge in organisations. Lean Six Sigma project case studies from banking organizations help to illustrate the operational dimensions of LSS, while the case-specific and cross-case analyses presented here demonstrate its strategic value. While the case data used to arrive at the findings come from the Banking firms, it allows generalizability beyond the Banking and Financial Services sector.
The book contends that LSS is not merely a CI practice, but a higher-order organizational capability, more precisely a dynamic capability, that allows firms to gain a competitive edge based on quality. Addressing the interests of practitioners and researchers alike, the book strikes a balance between theory and practice.For practitioners, it offers guidance on using LSS to gain a competitive advantage, and on evidence-based practice in quality management and operational excellence. For researchers, it presents a wealth of literature and expands the body of knowledge on quality management. Accordingly, the book is of immense value to both practitioners and researchers, helping the former unlock the value of LSS as both an operational and strategic resource, and highlighting potential research directions and applications for the latter.

Books and MonographsRamachandran, Kavil., Basuthakur, Yashodhara. "Sustainability in Indian Family Businesses: Case Study on Thermax", Sage Publishers, India, ForthcomingThomas Schmidheiny Centre for Family Enterprise
Books and MonographsZerrillo, Philip., Jeffery Andrien, Paul Benoit. "Protecting Intelectual Assets in the Firm", Masters in Marketing, Forthcoming
Books and MonographsZerrillo, Philip., Havovi Joshi, Panapchar Itthipasagul. "Start-up Thailand", United World Press, Forthcoming
Books and MonographsZerrillo, Philip. "The Relationship Life Cycle: I) A Network- Dyad-Network Dynamic Conceptualization, and II) The Application of Some Classic Psychological Theories to its Management", Greenwich, Review of Marketing, JAI Press, Forthcoming
Books and MonographsGeorge John, Viswanathan, Madhu., Mrinal Ghosh. "A transaction cost approach to channel design with application to multi-channel settings, ", Edgar Publishing, 2019
Books and MonographsRamachandran, Kavil., Ray, Sougata.,Basuthakur, Yashodhara. "Future of Family Business in India – Impact and Implications of the Changing Landscape", Hyderabad, Telangana, India, ForthcomingThomas Schmidheiny Centre for Family EnterpriseRead Description >Close >Accepted for publication in \"Handbook of A Research Agenda for Family Business - Edward Elgar\"

Books and MonographsSubramanian, Krishnamurthy., Acharya, Viral. "Dismissal Laws and Innovation", Hyderabad, India, Book Edited by Asian Development Bank Institute, ForthcomingRead Description >Close >I theoretically and empirically show that dismissal laws -- laws that impose hurdles on firing of employees -- spur innovation and thereby economic growth. Theoretically, dismissal laws make it costly for firms to arbitrarily discharge employees. This enables firms to commit to not punish short-run failures of employees. Because innovation is inherently risky and employment contracts are incomplete, dismissal laws enable such commitment. Specifically, absent such laws, firms cannot contractually commit so ex-ante. The commitment provided by dismissal laws encourages employees to exert greater effort in risky, but path-breaking, projects thereby fostering firm-level innovation. I provide empirical evidence supporting this thesis using the discontinuity provided by the passage of the federal Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act. Using the fact that this Act only applied to firms with 100 or more employees, I undertake difference-in-difference and regression discontinuity tests to provide this evidence. Building on endogenous growth theory, which posits that economic growth stems from innovation, I also show that dismissal laws correlate positively with economic growth. However, other forms of labor laws correlate negatively with economic growth and swamp the positive effect of dismissal laws.

Books and MonographsAntony, Jiju., Sunder M, Vijaya., Laux, Chad.,Cudney, Elizabeth. "The Ten Commandments of Lean Six Sigma: A guide for practitioners", Emerald Publishing Ltd., 2019Read Description >Close >Lean Six Sigma is a powerful methodology that reduces waste and variation in an organization and ultimately minimizes operating costs, optimizes productivity, and maximizes customer satisfaction. The success stories speak for themselves, but not all LSS stories have a happy ending, and a large body of scholarly research shows why. What is needed now is a set of accessible general guidelines for organizations seeking to implement and sustain such a powerful, but at times perilous, continuous improvement strategy.
The Ten Commandments of Lean Six Sigma provides just that, offering guidance from the perspective of practitioners, researchers and academics who have been involved in training, teaching, researching and consulting on various topics of quality and continuous improvement such as Lean, Six Sigma and LSS. Delving into the cutting edge of business process enhancement, this book is an essential and practical guide for senior managers and executives who want to achieve operational and service excellence in manufacturing, service and public sector organizations of any size.

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