Faculty Press Articles
April 16, 2020
The prospect of zero economic growth and the role of confidence
India’s zero-growth projection made by a Barclays’ report may underestimate both the true impact of a pandemic in a globally integrated economy and also the chances of recovery through morale boosting measures
April 15, 2020
Light at the end of the coronavirus tunnel
While it is true that many have died of Covid-19; however, if it were not for the long and tireless efforts of healthcare workers throughout the world, there may have been many more fatalities.
April 12, 2020
Accounting at the time of Covid-19: Disclosure quality as leading indicator
The SEC issued a public statement Wednesday April 8, emphasizing the importance of forward looking disclosures by public companies due to accounting implications arising out of Covid-19.
April 05, 2020
The Markets Should Not Be Closed
We are going through a difficult period. The scale and impact of the Coronavirus on the daily lives of the people as well as the functioning of businesses and governments is unprecedented in recent times. We all must stay resolute in fighting this crisis together. The saving of lives of people is of top importance and we should take whatever steps are required to meet this end.
April 03, 2020
Family business: Leadership in the time of Covid-19
The recent pandemic has caught everyone by surprise. Its effects have already demolished the revenues of travel companies, cruises, airlines. Most likely, movie theatres, aircraft manufacturers, and entertainment companies will be next. Some of these giants have been forced to go to their respective governments, seeking bailouts and reliefs. These companies will probably survive, due to their large size.
March 30, 2020
All That Needs To Be Done To Fix A Covid-19 Wrecked Economy
When a financially-constrained household is hit by a severe medical emergency, it faces a dreadful, unspeakable dilemma – balancing monetary cost with the human outcome. With Covid-19, whole nations, India included, face this predicament.
March 28, 2020
Reflections On Online Teaching-Zooming Ahead
Many academic institutions and consequently, teachers are looking to enhance their abilities to teach remotely (often through Zoom). I recently taught two classes on 'learning to learn' for our global management program at SPJIMR. I wrote up a reflection note and sent it to the faculty body. Many told me they found it useful. Emboldened by this, I am sharing this on linked in. Many of my contemporaries are teachers, corporate educators, leaders who have to teach, and many will use online tools to teach and learn in the days to come. I hope they (and others) find this useful.
March 28, 2020
Three ways to combat coronavirus
The fight against COVID-19 has been likened to fighting a war with an insidious, dangerous, but invisible enemy. We need to carefully chart out the strategy to emerge victorious. While no formal strategic plan has been issued by the government, the broad parameters of its strategy can be drawn from the series of actions it has announced. This includes closing of all schools and colleges, and imposing a 21-day lockdown, with only essential services allowed to function.
March 26, 2020
Credit and fixed income markets need help
In the wake of Covid-19, the bond market is facing significant stress in recent times while the rupee has taken a hit led by FPI outflows. Ananth Narayan, professor-finance at SPJIMR, tells Bhavik Nair in an interview that credit and fixed income markets are strained and need help.
March 23, 2020
Opinion | India’s most vulnerable enterprises need the most help
Even as the World Health Organization has declared Covid-19 a pandemic, identifying vulnerable populations most susceptible to the virus and providing health advisories, the moot question is which part of the economy is the most vulnerable to the tiny virus?
August 23, 2017
IndiGo, IndiGoing, Will IndiGet?
History was made when Lenovo, acquired mammoth IBM’s Personal Computer division in 2004. IBM, pioneer in computers from US was of 82 years and Chinese Lenovo was only of 20 years at the time of the deal. Currently, Lenovo leads in the personal computer space with the largest market share of 21 per cent ahead of HP and Dell.
August 11, 2017
Decoding the science of retail shopper marketing: How brands sell themselves
With changing lifestyles of people, rules of marketing are fast changing. Customers are no more passive receivers of brand communication and purchase decisions made at the beginning of shopping journey are often changed at the point of sale.