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Research seminar by VK Narayanan

IIM K hosted its Thirteenth research seminar on January 25, 2024, for the year 2023-24. It was conducted by PROF. V.K. NARAYANAN Deloitte & Touché Jones Stubbs Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship in Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, USA. The topic was Transfer of Learning Across Projects   Abstract of the talk given below The objective of this paper is to …Read more »

Research seminar by Ravi Ramamurti

IIM K hosted its Twelfth research seminar on January 17, 2024, for the year 2023-24. It was conducted by Prof. RAVI RAMAMURTI Distinguished Professor of International Business & Strategy and Founding Director of the Center for Emerging Markets at Northeastern University. The topic was How can scholars use the Indian context to publish research that has universal relevance?   Abstract …Read more »

Research seminar by SURESH GOVINDARAJ

IIM K hosted its eleventh research seminar on January 04, 2024, for the year 2023-24. It was conducted by PROF. SURESH GOVINDARAJ, Professor and Director of the Ph.D. and DBA Programs, Rutgers University, USA. The topic was Valuation of Accruals and Investor Intertemporal Consumption-Investment Choices.    The abstract of the talk is given below. The concept of accruals is arguably …Read more »

Research Seminar by VIKAS KUMAR

IIM K hosted its tenth research seminar on December 12, 2023, for the year 2023-24. It was conducted by Professor Vikas Kumar, Head of Discipline, International Business, University of Sydney. The topic was “Using Emerging Market Context to Advance International Business Research”   The abstract of the talk is given below. The large majority of international business (IB) theories were developed …Read more »

Research Seminar by Prof. STEPHEN ZHANG

IIM K hosted its ninth research seminar on November 2, 2023, for the year 2023-24. It was conducted by Prof. STEPHEN ZHANG, Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, University of Adelaide, Australia. The topic was Boon or bane having overconfident founder-CEOs for firm performance? The role of firm dynamic capability and CEO risk-taking The abstract of the talk is given below. The literature …Read more »

Research Seminar by Prof.GOPAL KRISHNAN

The eighth research Seminar of the academic year 2023-24 was conducted by GOPAL KRISHNAN, Professor of Accounting and the coordinator of the Ph.D. program in Accounting at Bentley University, USA on the topic Do Female Friendly Boards Mitigate Gender Pay Gap Among Directors? Abstract of the talk  Gender pay gap is a detriment to economic growth. We examine whether there is a difference …Read more »


A research Seminar was conducted by VG SRIDHARAN, PAUL CORAM & YALIN HAN on the topic Does Incentive Compensation Motivate Senior Managers to Approve Radical New Product Development Projects? An Experimental Investigation. The abstract of the talk is as follows, Agency theory asserts that senior managers’ behaviours can be aligned with the firms’ goals through incentive compensation plans. The persistent evidence that stock …Read more »

Research Seminar by Prof. Vijaya Bhaskar Marisetty

Sixth research seminar of the academic year was conducted at IIMK on 04th September 2023. The topic of the seminar was “”Is Blockchain beneficial for Banks? Evidence from the Ripple Network Adoption”. The abstract of the talk is as follows The adoption of blockchain technology, due to its apparent benefits relating to no reconciliation issues, speed of transaction through smart …Read more »


By Prof. Aparajith Ramnath Facebook’s plans to build a 394-flat residential complex for its staff in California, and the ensuing discussions in the media, raise an interesting historical question. Why do companies set up townships? There are strategic reasons: the seventeenth-century walled cities of Fort St. George (Madras) and Fort William (Calcutta) were established by the East India Company as …Read more »


By Prof. Mahesh P. Bhave If you go to Reliance Fresh or Big Bazaar, and are about to pay for the merchandize you have bought, chances are greater than even that the person at the cash register has no change to give you. He will ask you if you could produce the exact amount. If asked as a sheepish request, …Read more »


By Prof. Kausik Gangopadhyay Blaise Pascal, a gifted French mathematician and physicist of the seventeenth century, was an interesting character. Working on his own, Pascal discovered most of the Euclidean Geometry in his early adolescence. By his early teens, he invented a calculating machine—with no less than 20 prototypes called “Pascalines” made—to perform all four arithmetic operations. Unfortunately, prohibitively high …Read more »


By Prof. Kousik Guhathakurta I was flipping through the pages of a reasonably fat book when a student entered my office for some usual reason (which could be anything between a request for reconsideration of evaluation and a genuine academic clarification). I do not quite remember what he exactly wanted and how I reacted. That is neither interesting nor too …Read more »


By Prof. Keyoor Purani As the large corporations, the world over, jostle to find a place in various sustainability rankings having realized that the stakeholders are getting more and more inclined to ‘clean & green’ capitalism, sustainability is on the top agenda for most companies. Business performance measured by triple bottom-line demand complete paradigm shift in how an organization functions …Read more »

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