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.
Reports. "Evaluation of State Finances of Punjab", 2019Read Abstract >Close >
An extensive study has been conducted for the Fifteenth Finance Commission, Government of India on “Evaluation of State Finances of Punjab” over a period of ten years commencing from the fiscal year 2006-07. The study explored and delivered a broad overview of the fiscal scenario of Punjab by analysing major parameters of the State Governments’ Budget comprising receipts and expenditures of revenue and capital accounts. The study apart from depicting the on-going Budgetary practices of the State Government, also attempted to perform comparative analysis amongst the fiscal parameters with respect to change in their proportion and growth pattern over the years. Furthermore, certain changes have been suggested for improved financial performance of the State.

ReportsS. Ramnarayan, Sunita Mehta. "Turnaround of Food and Civil Supplies Department in Telangana Government", 2019Centre for Learning and Management PracticeRead Abstract >Close >Discipline: Organizational Behavior
Industry: Public administration
Length: 20p
Subjects covered: Communication, Organizational behavior, Influence, Leadership, Change management, Complacency, Conflict management, Collaboration, Turnarounds
Publication Date: August 24, 2018
CV Anand, a senior officer of the Indian Police Service (IPS) was assigned to lead the Food and Civil Supplies Department in the state of Telangana, India by the Chief Minister - the top political executive of the state. Since the role involved policy making and implementation relating to procurement and processing of grains, transportation and distribution to the poorer sections of the society, this was a highly unusual role assignment for an IPS officer. The organization had the responsibility of procuring food grains from farmers at minimum support price, and then after rice milling, arranging distribution to lower income population needing rice at subsidized rates. Anand observed a culture of ritualistic decision making, political power plays, and shortage of talent leading to the neglect of key aspects. The funds crisis had arisen due to non-receipt of dues and there were mounting interest charges. Certain parties were exploiting the system and getting away with it. There were archaic procedures, and corruption at different levels. Anand initiated multiple initiatives in the areas of: organizational aspects, technology and systems. He made conscious efforts to mobilize support. With passion, persistence and hard work, different stakeholders were influenced. Time, energy and commitment were allocated to high leverage activities. Within a year of assuming leadership, the result of turnaround was evident - the funds crisis had eased, bulk of leakages had been plugged and the system had become responsive to the needs of its key stakeholders - the farmers and the needy beneficiaries. Anand knew that he was on a short-term deputation and that he would be transferred to another assignment in the following six to eight months. He was concerned about what he should do in the remaining months to ensure that the changes stick and are not leader-dependent for their continuation.

Learning objective:
Understand the functioning of an government organization involved with supporting the underprivileged population; Examine the factors that lead to ritualistic decision making, helplessness and ineffectiveness in the face of self-serving behavior and political power plays; Explore different actions that can lead to a successful turnaround of an organization; Explore processes that lead to overcoming indifference and fostering ownership; Examine the key role of influence and conflict management.

Reports. "Evaluation of State Finances of Telangana", 2019Read Abstract >Close >
A study has been undertaken for the Fifteenth Finance Commission, Government of India on “Evaluation of State Finances of Telangana” over a period of four years beginning from the fiscal year 2014-15. The study elaborated on each budgetary head as provided by State Finances Report of Reserve Bank of India, analysed their pattern over the years and attempted to draw inferences from their changing proportion with respect to other fiscal heads. To comply with the Fifteenth Finance Commission’s Terms of Reference, the study has corroborated with the Audit findings of Comptroller and Auditor General of India; to provide a true picture of State’s Finances. Indeed, suggestions for the betterment of Telangana’s fiscal health has been recommended.

Reports. "Developing Corporate skilling strategies to enhance women’s employability", Mohali, 2019Read Abstract >Close >This research report on ‘Developing Corporate Skilling Strategies to Enhance Women’s Employability Through CSR Programmes’, is funded by Hero MotoCorp Limited and is in collaboration with the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC). In this study we have leveraged both primary and secondary data, ranging from NSDC’s government and corporate funded skilling initiatives, their impact on employability, effectiveness of training eco-system and contribution of Corporate Social Responsibility for enhancing Female Labor Force participation rate (FLFPR) in India. The findings of this report are thought provoking and help us understand reasons for India’s dropping FLFPR, we also discuss a few remedial measures.
The country’s Female Labour Force Participation Rate (FLFPR), was at its peak in 2005, at 36.8%, and has been declining ever since. It was only 26.9% in 2018 – the lowest among all the G20 countries except Saudi Arabia. In comparison, the world average FLFPR is higher, at approximately 48.5%, Brazil’s is 53.08%, Russia 56.31%, China 60.87% and South Africa 47.9%.
To analyse and identify the gaps, areas of improvement, and the measures to increase the
participation of women in the workforce, we have attempted a comprehensive study involving the NSDC’s training partner eco-system and trainees under the government-funded and fee-based skilling programmes, skilling experts, working women and have also assessed the corporate sector’s contribution to women-centric programs through their Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives. Overall, this study assesses the impact these skilling initiatives have had on the employability of women in India.

Reports. "Impact of Truck Unions on Manufacturers ", Mohali, 2019Read Abstract >Close >Munjal Institute for Global Manufacturing have conducted a “Study on Impact of Truck Unions on Manufacturing” in collaboration with TCIL. This study covers Pan India (125 districts). We have evaluated responses from 225 manufacturers. Manufacturers using truck unions find 20% gap between perception and expectation. Feedback on the draft report has been obtained from TCIL and some new dimensions are being investigated now.

ReportsAshwini Chhatre, Meenakshi Sinha, Shamil Khedgikar. "Promotion of cultivation and consumption of nutri-cereals in scheduled areas of Maharashtra", 2019Download PDF
Reports. Madhulika Gurazada1, Alexandra Karambelas2, Ashwini Chhatre1 "Impact of emissions from coal-fired power plants on health in India", 2019Download PDF
Reports. Mehta, Piyush., Basu, Shreya. "Spatial and temporal patterns in forest plantations in India", 2018Download PDF
ReportsPedada, Kiran., Shankar, Venkatesh.,Dass, Mayukh. "Negotiating International Marketing Joint Venture Dissolutions in Emerging Markets", 2018
Reports. "MPPP Bacth 3 Policy Walk ", 2018Download PDF
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