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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. G. Venkat Raman There is a vast body of literature that deals with culture and its impact on international business negotiations and broadly speaking there are four approaches, namely, structural-processual approach, negotiators’ behavior approach, cognitive-strategic approach and the stages approach. The structural–processual approach talks about factors like context/situation, processual/behavioural aspects and other strategic goals/ outcomes.[1] The negotiators’ behavior …Read more »


By Prof. Rudra Sensarma The rupee has received a lot of attention in the last few months ever since it went into what seemed like a free fall. Recently I was asked by a couple of regional media representatives to comment on the issue. These interviews gave me an opportunity to classify my thoughts into two parts, the general impact …Read more »


By Prof. Mahesh P. Bhave Around mid-1980s, I was puzzled by a simple question: Why is India poor? What are the causes of the wealth and poverty ofnations? I realized only later the very question prompted Adam Smith’s 1776 classic,  An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations. One conclusion I reached was that entrepreneurs were responsible …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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