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Research Seminar by Prof. VG Venkatesh

The 5th research seminar of 2023-24 academic session was held at IIMK on 31st August 2023. The topic of the seminar was “A Primer for an Impactful Research Journey A Research Interaction”.  The abstract of the talk is as follows Research in the academic domain is changing into a new realm, warranting the emphasis on the impact element over the …Read more »

Research Seminar by Prof. MANPREET SINGH HORA

Topic: BUYER-SUPPLIER NETWORKS AND INNOVATION: THE ROLE OF TECHNOLOGICAL DISTANCE Abstract of the presentation  This study focuses on available technological knowledge in a firm’s global supplier network and examines factors that accrue innovation benefits from such knowledge for a buyer firm. Using absorptive capacity as a theoretical lens, we specifically examine technological distance, technological breadth, and extent of global sourcing, and …Read more »


Abstract of the presentation  Founder CEOs differ from non-founder CEOs as they aim for a founder-centric firm where founders retain significant decision-making flexibility. Given that cash affords considerable flexibility to managers, we test and find that firms with founder CEOs hold more cash than their counterparts. The preference for flexibility results in lower debt choice and lower substitution of debt …Read more »

Research Seminar by Prof. VK Narayanan

Prof. V K Narayanan has conducted a research workshop on the topic: Management Theory: quo vadis on 2nd  May, 2023     Abstract of the paper Few scholarly domains have drawn as much controversy and debate as management scholarship. Without claiming exhaustiveness, these conversations have been framed alternately as rigor vs relevance (Clinebell & Clinebell, 2008), level of analysis (Hitt, Beamish, Jackson, …Read more »

Research Seminar by Prof. Sudershan Kuntluru

Consolidated or Standalone earnings – What do investors react to? Abstract of the paper When an entity exerts control over one or more entities, providing consolidated financial statements is the norm in several countries around the world. However, a unique financial reporting rule in India requires firms to provide annual financial statements at both the consolidated (parent + subsidiary) and …Read more »

Research Workshop by Prof. Varsha Jain

Prof. Varsha Jain has conducted a research workshop on the topic “Dyad Approach for Consumer Behavior and Digital Context: Associate Editor and Author’s Perspective” on 13th October, 2022 (Thursday) from 02.00 PM – 04.00 PM. Abstract of the workshop Consumer behavior has evolved with the democratization of digital technologies. Today, a consumer is a digitally savvy and hyperactive multi-tasker. They have more access …Read more »

Research Seminar by Prof Ramesh Dangol

A research seminar on the topic “The Role of Human Extensibility Technologies in Mitigating the Adverse Effect of Violence Against Women on Women’s Employment Capabilities” was held on 22nd September 2022 at IIM Kozhikode. Abstract of the Seminar  We examine the role of human extensibility technologies (e.g., virtual mobility) in helping the general female population (women) develop employment capabilities in …Read more »

Research Seminar by Dr. P.V. Aravind

A Research Seminar by Dr. P.V. Aravind,  Professor, Chair of Energy Conversion, Groningen University, Netherlands was held on 11th August 2022. Abstract Negative emission technologies are generally mentioned as necessary to stabilize the earth’s climate. However, enabling such technologies in a cost-effective, socially acceptable, and politically feasible way remains a challenge. Solutions based on negative emission technologies to enable stakeholders to …Read more »


By Prof. Sthanu R Nair The Congress led UPA government allowed 51% FDI in multi-brand retail in September 2012 overruling strong opposition from various quarters including some of the UPA allies. The move invited serious criticism from several quarters with regard to its overall contribution to the growth prospects of Indian economy and its adverse impact on traditional retailers and …Read more »

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