Monday, December 16, 2013

19:00 — 21:00
Welcome Reception

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

08:30 — 09:00
Opening Plenary: Conference Welcome from Program Chairs

Panelists

Jay Anand, Ohio State University

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Jaideep (Jay) Anand is the William H. Davis Chair and Dean’s Distinguished Professor of Strategy at the Fisher College of Business, Ohio State University. Prior to joining Fisher, he was faculty at the University of Michigan (Ross). He earned a B.Tech. in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi, India, and master’s and Ph.D. degrees from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. His interests include corporate growth, mergers & acquisitions, joint ventures & strategic alliances, global strategy and strategy implementation. He regularly consults and conducts executive education programs with companies all over the world. He has worked in more than a dozen countries in Africa, the Americas, Asia and Europe. He has appeared on ABC, NBC and CBS TV News, National Public Radio and Summit Business TV and has been referenced in The Economist, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, CEO magazine, Knowledge@Wharton and other popular media in several countries. He has received several awards for his teaching and contribution to management knowledge, including Outstanding Editorial Board Member from the Strategic Management Journal (2010), the Best Reviewer Award from JIBS (2009), the Pacesetter Research Award (top research award at Fisher College) (2008), Executive education teaching awards (2014 & 2009), MBA Teaching awards (2012, 2011, 2009, 2007, 2003 and 1997), Best PhD Teacher award nomination (2004 and 2001), Booz, Allen and Hamilton Fellowship (2002), Best Research Paper Award in International Management (2001), the Outstanding Reviewer award from the Academy of Management (2000), F.W.P. Jones Award for Outstanding Faculty (1996-98), and several other international awards for research and professional excellence, and has been selected for inclusion in Who’s Who in America since 2006.

Charles Dhanaraj, International Institute for Management Development

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Charles Dhanaraj is an Associate Professor of Management and Schmenner Faculty Fellow in International Business at the Kelley School of Business, Indiana University. His research, consulting and teaching revolve around three inter-related themes: Globalization, Innovation, and Collaboration. In December 2008, Charles Dhanaraj co-chaired the SMS India Conference held at Hyderabad, India with over 400 participants. An engineer by training, he received his graduate degree in robotics from Memorial University, and a Wilfrid Laurier University MBA. He has worked in India, Singapore, Canada and the US, and been involved with international research projects with many large MNCs. He has published in top journals including the Strategic Management Journal and has won several research awards. He serves or has served on the editorial boards of JIBS, Journal of Management Studies, Management International Review, Management and Organization Review.

Prashant Kale, Rice University

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Prashant Kale is currently Associate Professor of Strategic Management with the Jones School of Management, Rice University. He is also a Research Fellow with the Mack Center for Technological Innovation at the Wharton School and a Faculty Associate with the William Davidson Institute, University of Michigan. Prashant Kale does research in the areas of corporate strategy, strategic alliances and acquisitions, and some of his current projects examine issues such as “how do companies choose whether to ally or acquire”, “how do acquisitions create value in emerging markets”, and “how do companies build alliance capability”. His research has received awards from the Academy of Management and the Strategic Management Society, and his has been published in journals such as the Strategic Management Journal, Harvard Business Review and MIT Sloan Management Review,

MB Sarkar, Temple University

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MB Sarkar (Ph.D. Michigan State University) was Professor of Strategy & Innovation and the Stauffer Research Fellow at the Fox School of Business, Temple University. He had co-chaired the highly successful SMS Special India Conference in December 2008, and has served as an elected officer in the Entrepreneurship and Strategy IG. His research interests, which revolve around strategic issues in the context of innovation, technology entrepreneurship, and emerging economies, has been published in several top-tier journals such as the Academy of Management Journal, Strategic Management Journal, Management Science, Organization Science, Journal of International Business Studies and the Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, among others. He served on the editorial review board of the Academy of Management Journal, and was a charter member of The Indus Entrepreneur (TiE), Hyderabad Chapter. MB Sarkar was visiting professor at the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta and the Indian School of Business, Hyderabad. Prior to joining academia, he had founded a media company in India which produced television programs, corporate films and advertising commercials.

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09:00 — 10:15
Keynote Address

Keynote Speaker

Sunil Kant Munjal, Hero MotoCorp Ltd.

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Sunil Kant Munjal is the Jt. Managing Director of Hero MotoCorp Ltd., and Chairman of Hero Corporate Service Ltd. He is responsible for developing growth strategy and implementation of new business plans for the Group. He has received GlobScot Award from the Scottish Government in Sept., 2012. His name has been inscribed on The Royal Society of Medicine’s Wall of Honour at London in recognition of his contribution in Affordable Healthcare as President of Dayanand Medical College & Hospital, Ludhiana in February, 2013. Sunil Kant Munjal is the Founder Chairman of BML Educorp Services and is the guiding force behind the BML Munjal University and is playing a key role in helping create a unique Higher Education Initiative. He is on the boards of the Indian School of Business at Hyderabad and Mohali. He is Member of the Board of Governors of IIT, Ropar in Punjab. He also serves on the President’s Council at the University of Tokyo. He has been appointed by the Punjab Govt as Chairman of the Board of Governors of Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar in October, 2012. He is an Advisory Board Member of the UK India Business Council.

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10:15 — 10:45
Coffee Break
10:45 — 12:00
Plenary Panel: Doing Business in China vs. India: Prospects and Challenges

Moderator

Aks Zaheer, University of Minnesota

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Akbar (Aks) Zaheer is the Curtis L. Carlson Chair in Strategic Management at the Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota. He received his Ph.D. from the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, his master’s in business from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, and his BA (Hons) in Economics from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi. Prior to his doctorate, Aks Zaheer worked in industry for 11 years, including three years with Colgate-Palmolive in India, and five years in the consumer products industry in Nigeria. He has published extensively in scholarly journals. Aks Zaheer has been a summer visiting professor at the Indian School of Business in Hyderabad, India since its inception in 2001and has been teaching strategic management to executive MBAs in China for the last 12 years. Aks Zaheer was named one of the World’s 50 Best B-School Professors by the respected Poets and Quants in 2012.

Panelists

Ravi Ramamurti, Northeastern University

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Ravi Ramamurti is D’Amore-McKim Distinguished Professor of International Business & Strategy, and Director of the Center for Emerging Markets at Northeastern University, Boston. He is a Fellow of the Academy of International Business (AIB). He obtained his B.Sc. (Physics) from Delhi University, his MBA from IIM-Ahmedabad, where he graduated at the top of his class, and his DBA from Harvard Business School. He has been a visiting professor at HBS, MIT-Sloan, CEIBS-Shanghai, IMD-Lausanne, and the Wharton School. His research and consulting have focused on firms operating in, or from, emerging economies. He is the author or editor of six books in this area, and has published in leading management journals, including AMR, AME, CMR, GSJ, HBR, JIBS, and Management Science. He served on the Executive Committee of the AoM’s International Management Division. He has done research or consulted with firms and governments in more than 20 emerging economies.

Freeman Shen, Geely Holding Group

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Freeman H. Shen is the Group Vice President, Corporate Development, of Geely Holding Group, the parent company of Volvo Car Group based in Sweden. He is Chairman & CEO, Shanghai Geely Zhaoyuan International, and Chairman of Volvo Car Group China. Freeman Shen was in charge of the acquisition from Geely of Volvo, the largest case in Chinese auto history. He also led the team to establish the operations of Volvo Car in China, now the largest and most profitable for Volvo Car Group worldwide. Freeman Shen holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering from South China University of Technology, Master of Science Degree in Engineering from University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), and a Master Degree in Business Administration from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota. He is also a graduate from Advanced Management Program (AMP) in Harvard Business School.

S Ramakrishna Velamuri, CEIBS

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S. Ramakrishna (Rama) Velamuri teaches Entrepreneurship and Negotiation at CEIBS. He is the Chair of the Strategy & Entrepreneurship Department and the Academic Director of the CEIBS Center for Entrepreneurship and Investment. He previously taught at IESE Business School for four years. He has taught as a Visiting Professor at the Indian School of Business (ISB) since 2004. He has been a facilitator in programs for managers of American, European, and Asian multinational companies, in the China Entrepreneurial Leadership Camp for high-growth Chinese entrepreneurs, and the CEO Collaborative Forum for high-growth European entrepreneurs. His research has been published in both academic and practitioner journals. He has also published several book chapters and approximately 30 case studies, two of which have won awards and several others have been on the bestseller list of the European Case Clearing House. Prior to joining academia, he worked for fourteen years as a manager and consultant.

A group of academic and business experts will compare the economic and the societal conditions that affect business in China and India, why they are the way they are, what explains the differences, and prospects and challenges going forward, followed by a discussion and Q&A. (see full session details)

12:00 — 13:00
Lunch
13:15 — 14:30
Parallel Paper/Common Ground/Panel Session

Track A: Leadership and Governance

Session 22
The Impact of Ownership Form on Firm Performance:
Session 28
Strategic Responses to Environmental Idiosyncrasies in Emerging Markets

Track B: Emerging Country Multinationals

Session 19
Global Innovation in Emerging Markets

Track C: BOP and Reverse Innovations

Session 17
Inclusive Business Models

Track D: Strategies to Reinvent the Western Multinational

Session 12
Strategic Human Capital in Emerging Markets
14:30 — 15:00
Coffee Break
15:00 — 16:15
Plenary Panel: Models of Management: What is Unique and What is truly Global about Strategy in India?

Moderator

Harbir Singh, University of Pennsylvania

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Harbir Singh is the William and Phyllis Mack Professor of Management, and Co-Director of the Mack Center for Technological Innovation at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. His main areas of research are on strategic alliance and network formation, alliance management, corporate acquisitions, management buy-outs, and corporate restructuring. He has published on these topics in journals such as the Academy of Management Journal, Strategic Management Journal and Administrative Science Quarterly. Harbir Singh has served on the Editorial Boards of Strategic Management Journal and the Academy of Management Journal. His research on the role of cultural distance in explaining the choice of entry mode by multinationals won the “JIBS Decade Award”, presented by the Journal of International Business Studies.

Panelists

Kiran Karnik, NASSCOM

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Kiran Karnik is widely recognized for his work in the IT sector, as President NASSCOM from 2001 to 2008, and for helping to put Satyam Computers back on track – as Chairman of its government-appointed Board – after it suffered the biggest corporate fraud in India’s history. Currently, he is a member of a number of government committees, including Scientific Advisory Council to Prime Minister, National Innovation Council and Prime Minister’s committee on National e-Governance Programme. He is involved with a number of not-for-profit organizations in the fields of education and development, and also serves as an Independent Director on the Board of a few companies. He has authored a book on NASSCOM and the IT industry, and writes regularly in major national dailies. Before his last full-time job in NASSCOM, Kiran Karnik was CEO of Discovery Communications India (1995-2001) and launched Discovery Channel and Animal Planet in India and South Asia. As Founder-Director of Consortium for Educational Communication (1991-95), he oversaw production and transmission of UGC’s Countrywide Classroom TV programmes. Earlier, he spent over two decades in ISRO and was deeply involved in the use of space technology, especially for education and development, including the path-breaking SITE and Kheda projects.

J. Rajagopal, Tata Consultancy Services Ltd.

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J Rajagopal is Executive Vice President & Global Head of consulting at Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. He is responsible for leading the global consulting business. With over 1500 professionals, the Consulting practice has an established presence in USA, UK, Europe, Australia, India, and is growing in other markets. Prior to this role, J Rajagopal headed the Global Life Sciences and Healthcare practice at TCS. J Rajagopal has consulting experience spanning over 30 years in international management consulting, having been Managing Director of Coopers & Lybrand (India) and KPMG Consulting (India) Ltd. J Rajagopal is a regular speaker at international and national forums, including leading business schools. J Rajagopal is a Chartered Accountant and Company Secretary from India and holds an MBA from the Stuart School of Business Administration, IIT, Chicago. He is a Chartered Management Accountant from CIMA, London and has completed the Advanced Management Program from Harvard Business School. J Rajagopal is a Certified Management Consultant (CMC) from the Institute of Management Consultants of India. J Rajagopal is a qualified and accredited coach of the Coaching Foundation of India Ltd. (CFI). He is a member on the Board of AMCF (Association of Management Consulting Firms) which is headquartered in New York.

Pramath Raj Sinha, 9.9 Mediaworx Pvt Ltd.

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Pramath Sinha grew up in Patna around his family's publishing business and is passionate about media. Later, from a 10-year diversion to engineering, robotics and academia, he became one of the early "diversified" hires for McKinsey and Company, the international management consulting firm. Working for clients in the diverse genres of TV, newspaper, magazine, music, online and filmed entertainment, across North America and India, his exposure to strategy and operations in media runs wide and deep. Along the way, he helped set up and served as the Founding Dean of the Indian School of Business (ISB). Prior to founding 9.9 Media, he led the ABP Group, one of India's leading and most diversified media conglomerates.

As Indian firms continue to draw attention from observers around the world, questions arise with respect to the specific drivers of their strategies. In this panel speakers first discuss how Indian-headquartered firms have achieved success, and the unique challenges they have faced. They also explore the areas in which Indian firms reflect cross national or global models of strategic management, and other s in which they have uniquely local managerial approaches. (see full session details)

16:30 — 17:45
Parallel Paper/Common Ground/Panel Session

Track A: Leadership and Governance

Session 27
Ownership and Governance Forms in Emerging Markets
Session 31
Adaptation and Improvisation in Emerging Markets

Track B: Emerging Country Multinationals

Session 14
Emergent Born Global in Bangalore: Pathways for International New Ventures via MNE Networks

Track C: BOP and Reverse Innovations

Session 16
Entrepreneurship at the Bottom of Pyramid

Track D: Strategies to Reinvent the Western Multinational

Session 13
Strategic Issues in Emerging Economies
18:00 — 19:00
Cocktail Reception
20:00 — 22:00
Dinner Hosted by ISB

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

08:00 — 09:15
Parallel Paper/Common Ground/Panel Session

Track A: Leadership and Governance

Session 23
Achieving Business Leadership through Entrepreneurship
Session 30
R&D and Knowledge Management in Emerging Markets

Track B: Emerging Country Multinationals

Session 7
Entrepreneurial Globalization in Emerging Economies
Session 8
Building Global Capabilities in Emerging Markets

Track C: BOP and Reverse Innovations

Session 18
Innovation at BoP Markets
09:15 — 09:45
Coffee Break
09:45 — 11:00
Plenary Panel: Doing Well by Doing Good: Examining the New Social Compact of Business

Moderator

Sougata Ray, Indian Institute of Management - Calcutta

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Sougata Ray is a Professor of Strategic Management and Dean at the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta. He has been researching extensively on how policy induced changes in institutional environment influence strategic behavior of emerging economy firms and how differences in quasi institutional environment, heterogeneity of firm characteristics and strategic intent of the top management lead to variations in strategy for growth, internationalization, innovations, entrepreneurship and sustainability of firms. His most recent papers have appeared in Organization Science and Journal of International Business Studies. Sougata Ray has conceived and been leading the doctoral program in strategy and was instrumental in setting up the systematic innovation practices in Infosys Technologies Limited as the Head of Innovation Labs. He has also been serving as an independent director in the Boards of companies and is the President and Chairman of the Governing Board of an NGO – Parivaar Education Society.

Panelists

Anita McGahan, University of Toronto

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Anita M. McGahan is Associate Dean of Research, PhD Director, Professor and Rotman Chair in Management at the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto. She is cross appointed to the Munk School of Global Affairs; is a Senior Associate at the Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness at Harvard University; and is Chief Economist at the Massachusetts General Hospital Division for Global Health and Human Rights. In 2013, she was elected by the Academy of Management’s membership to the Board of Governors and into the Presidency rotation. Her credits include two books and over 100 articles, case studies, notes and other published material on competitive advantage, industry evolution, and financial performance. Anita McGahan’s current research emphasizes entrepreneurship in the public interest and innovative collaboration between public and private organizations. She is also pursuing a long-standing interest in the inception of new industries, particularly in global health. Anita McGahan has been recognized as a master teacher for her dedication to the success of junior faculty and for her leadership in course development. In 2010, she was awarded the Academy of Management BPS Division’s “Irwin Distinguished Educator Award” and, in 2012, the Academy conferred on McGahan its Career Distinguished Educator Award for her championship of reform in the core curriculum of Business Schools.

Pooran Pandey, Global Compact Network, India

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Pooran Chandra Pandey is currently the Executive Director of the United Nations Global Compact India based in New Delhi. Prior to this role, he served leading non-profits, large companies and the largest media house in India in senior leadership positions, contributing significantly to framing of public policies on voluntary sector, corporate social responsibility, sustainability, satellite accounting, volunteering, philanthropy and social enterprises in India and internationally. During his stint at the Times of India group as its Director, he initiated and led some of the largest public service campaigns such as ‘Teach India’ and ‘Lead India’, earning appreciation from the United Nations Secretary General for his thought leadership. Recently, Pooran Pandey led the launch of the world's largest CEO Survey on sustainability with Accenture, the largest such report to date. Educated at the Jawaharlal Nehru University, Indian Institute of Management and Swedish Institute in Stockholm, Pooran Pandey is a British Chevening Scholar at the prestigious London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK, a visiting professor at the UTS, Sydney, and a visitor at the Deakin University in Melbourne. He has also been a jury member on a number of social initiatives led by Yes Bank, Nokia, CRY, World Bank, UNDP, and John Hopkins University.

Rajesh Sud, Max Life Insurance

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Rajesh Sud is the CEO and Managing Director of Max Life Insurance, one of the first three private life insurers to start operations in 2001, when the insurance sector was opened to private participation. Under Rajesh Sud's leadership, Max Life Insurance has become the largest non-bank life insurer in the country having a consistent record of profitable growth for the past four years. Over the last five years, he has led the company through one of the most dynamic periods for the industry. He has made significant contribution as a senior industry leader by shaping industry agenda as member of various committees in industry bodies. Before taking up the role of CEO, Rajesh Sud was responsible for establishing a diversified distribution network for Max Life. Rajesh Sud started his career with Bank of America and held various positions of increasing responsibility. He was part of the transition team that managed the successful sale of Bank of America’s consumer banking business to ABN Amro Bank and served as the Head of Consumer Banking Sales. Rajesh Sud completed his Advanced Management Program from Wharton Business School, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA.

Sangeeta Talwar, Flyvision Consulting

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Sangeeta Talwar has worked across large businesses of European, American and Indian corporations. Being the first woman executive to be hired by Nestle in India, she helped to craft, create, launch and establish what became a marketing legend in its time – Maggi Noodles. She went on to become Marketing Director for Nestle India, worked as VP HR for the company and as a Strategic adviser at the Nestle international HQ in Switzerland. She then joined Mattel India as CEO and Managing Director. Subsequently she moved to Tata Tea as Executive Director and was appointed as President-South Asia for the Tata Global Beverages Group, the consolidated entity. During her time Tata Tea became the largest Tea brand in India by value and volume. She also led the launch of the “Jaago Re” campaign, the first social marketing campaign in India, which won international acclaim and several awards. From building brands and businesses she then moved to the social sector as Managing Director of NDDB Dairy Services and spearheaded the design and establishment of an innovative business model for creating sustainable livelihood for dairy farmers in rural India. She has served on several Boards Tata Global beverages, Eight O’clock Coffee (USA), Oriental Hotels (company managing the Taj hotels), Mother Dairy Fruit & Vegetable Pvt. Ltd and IIM Kolkata.

The quest for sustainable enterprises and inclusive growth is forcing firms to re-think their business models and emphasize the triple bottom line – people, planet and profits. In emerging countries like India with intractable poverty and social problems, Michael Porter’s notion of shared value, which involves creating economic value in a way that also creates value for society by addressing its needs and challenges, assumes even more importance. In this context, one witnesses organizations across the spectrum experimenting with business models, new technologies, hybrid value chains, and unique governance systems to harness market-based solutions for social good. This panel, comprising of thought leaders from academia, industry, government, and intergovernmental international institutions will explore issues related to the opportunities and challenges faced by efforts to align business with social needs. (see full session details)

11:15 — 12:30
Parallel Paper/Common Ground/Panel Session

Track A: Leadership and Governance

Session 25
Leadership and Corporate Governance in Emerging Markets
Session 29
Leadership and Talent Management Issues in Emerging Markets

Track B: Emerging Country Multinationals

Session 11
Innovation and Globalization in Emerging Markets
Session 20
Competitive Strategy in Emerging Markets

Track C: BOP and Reverse Innovations

Session 15
Stategy at the Bottom of Pyramid
12:30 — 13:30
Lunch
13:45 — 15:00
Plenary Panel: The Role of Business Groups in Emerging Economies like India: Opportunities and Challenges

Moderator

Prashant Kale, Rice University

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Prashant Kale is currently Associate Professor of Strategic Management with the Jones School of Management, Rice University. He is also a Research Fellow with the Mack Center for Technological Innovation at the Wharton School and a Faculty Associate with the William Davidson Institute, University of Michigan. Prashant Kale does research in the areas of corporate strategy, strategic alliances and acquisitions, and some of his current projects examine issues such as “how do companies choose whether to ally or acquire”, “how do acquisitions create value in emerging markets”, and “how do companies build alliance capability”. His research has received awards from the Academy of Management and the Strategic Management Society, and his has been published in journals such as the Strategic Management Journal, Harvard Business Review and MIT Sloan Management Review,

Panelists

Pawan Munjal, Hero MotoCorp Limited

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Pawan Munjal is a key architect of India's two-wheeler revolution. He is managing director and CEO of Hero MotoCorp, which produces close to half of India’s motorcycles and scooters, and his factories in India make up a ninth of global output. Under his leadership, Hero MotoCorp in August 2013 became India’s first automobile company that cumulatively produced 50 million vehicles. Pawan Munjal took over as managing director of Hero Honda Motors (now Hero MotoCorp) in 2002. During his time at the helm, the company’s turnover has gone up from around $ 1 billion to nearly $ 4 billion. He has also successfully overseen the company’s successful transition from Hero Honda to Hero MotoCorp. He has also directed sports and affirmative action at CII, India’s most influential business caucus. Pawan Munjal is also an active Rotarian and sits on the boards of several management institutions, colleges and schools.

NS Rajan, Group Executive Council of Tata Sons

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NS Rajan is the group chief human resources officer and member of the Group Executive Council of Tata Sons. Previously, NS Rajan was a partner and global leader, people and organization, at Ernst & Young (E&Y). He joined E&Y in 2001 and was instrumental in building the practice in India from scratch to a leading market position today. NS Rajan has three decades of work experience spanning industry and consulting in reputed companies such as Ranbaxy, Asian Paints, BlowPlast, ABC Consultants, and E&Y. Prior to joining E&Y, he was a director at Asia Online, a US multinational company. He has been a member of the Governing Council of the Consultancy Development Center under the aegis of the ministry of science and technology of the Government of India. NS Rajan is a visiting faculty member at premier business schools such as IIM-Ahmedabad, and XLRI, Jamshedpur. He has been recognized as HR Professional of the Year (2008) by the National HRD Network. NS Rajan is a graduate in economics from Loyola College, Chennai, and a post graduate in business management from XLRI, Jamshedpur. He is currently pursuing doctoral studies at the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi.

Kavil Ramachandran, Indian School of Business

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Kavil Ramachandran is the Associate Dean at the Indian School of Business. He received his Ph.D from Cranfield, U.K. Ramachandran is also a Thomas Schmidheiny Fellow of Family Business and Wealth Management, and was previously with the India Institute of Management-Ahmedabad. His research interests include challenges of professionalisation of family business, formation of clusters of knowledge-based industries, growth strategies and corporate venturing. Kavil Ramachandran has co-authored numerous publications such as "Networking and Resource Strategies in New Ventures: A study of information technology start-ups," Journal of Entrepreneurship, and “Business Process Outsourcing: Emerging Scenario and Strategic Options for IT-enabled Services,” Vikalpa. He is a member of the National Advisory Committee on Science & Technology Entrepreneurship Parks/Technology Business Incubators, Government of India since 2003.

Mallika Srinivasan, Tafe Motors and Tractors Limited

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Mallika Srinivasan is a well known entrepreneur of India and was named Economic Times Businesswoman of the year in 2006. She is leading the activities of a Company that is involved in tractor manufacturing. She has been able to rise and stand out above all others and make a name for herself in the competitive business world of today. Mallika Srinivasan is director of the Rs 2500 crore Amalgamations Group Tafe. Mallika Srinivasan is one of the most successful women CEOs in India.

Family-owned Business Groups are a ubiquitous part of the Indian business landscape. They have lead the countries entry and expansion in most critical industries, they account for a major proportion of how business is done in India and the market capitalization on the stock exchange. As India opened up its economy to the rest of the world, some expected the importance of Business Groups to reduce and some groups did experience that. But for the most part, Business Groups in India not only survived but thrived in the more open and competitive economy. This panel will examine what allows Indian Business Groups to remain globally competitive, what new opportunities lie ahead of them, and what challenges they need to overcome so as to lead their companies and country to greater heights in future. (see full session details)

15:00 — 15:30
Coffee Break
15:30 — 16:45
Plenary Panel: R&D in Emerging Economies

Moderator

Saikat Chaudhuri, University of Pennsylvania

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Saikat Chaudhuri serves on the faculty at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He also co-leads the Mack Institute for Innovation Management, a research institute at Wharton distinguished by a dual focus on academic thought leadership and industry impact. Saikat Chaudhuri's research focuses on external sources of innovation for firms, encompassing two streams: high-technology acquisitions and high-end outsourcing. His recent publications span scholarly and managerial outlets, including Organization Science, a Stanford University Press book chapter, and the Harvard Business Review. He has received six teaching awards from the Wharton School, and has also been a finalist for multiple dissertation and best paper awards at the Academy of Management. He received his BSE and BS from the University of Pennsylvania, his MSE from Stanford University, and his DBA from Harvard University.

Panelists

Anita McGahan, University of Toronto

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Anita M. McGahan is Associate Dean of Research, PhD Director, Professor and Rotman Chair in Management at the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto. She is cross appointed to the Munk School of Global Affairs; is a Senior Associate at the Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness at Harvard University; and is Chief Economist at the Massachusetts General Hospital Division for Global Health and Human Rights. In 2013, she was elected by the Academy of Management’s membership to the Board of Governors and into the Presidency rotation. Her credits include two books and over 100 articles, case studies, notes and other published material on competitive advantage, industry evolution, and financial performance. Anita McGahan’s current research emphasizes entrepreneurship in the public interest and innovative collaboration between public and private organizations. She is also pursuing a long-standing interest in the inception of new industries, particularly in global health. Anita McGahan has been recognized as a master teacher for her dedication to the success of junior faculty and for her leadership in course development. In 2010, she was awarded the Academy of Management BPS Division’s “Irwin Distinguished Educator Award” and, in 2012, the Academy conferred on McGahan its Career Distinguished Educator Award for her championship of reform in the core curriculum of Business Schools.

G.V. Prasad, Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories

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G.V. Prasad leads the core team which drives growth and performance at Dr. Reddy’s. He is the architect of the company’s successful Global Generics and API strategies, and has spearheaded Dr. Reddy’s foray into Biosimilars and Differentiated Formulations. His efforts have led the company to a leadership position in the Indian pharmaceutical sector and helped create a significant presence globally, while being recognized for scientific innovation, people practices, and corporate governance. G.V. Prasad serves on the boards of the Indian School of Business, Institute of Life Sciences, Infotech Enterprises, and Acumen Fund. Causes which are closest to his heart include sustainable development and higher education. The premium he places on sustainability thinking has helped Dr. Reddy’s embrace green technologies and processes, and thereby reduce the company’s ecological footprint. A chemical engineer from the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, G.V. Prasad additionally holds a Master’s degree in Industrial Administration from Purdue University.

Phanish Puranam, INSEAD

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Phanish Puranam is Roland Berger Chair Professor of Strategy & Organization Design at INSEAD. He is also Academic Director of INSEAD’s PhD programme. Phanish Puranam's research focuses on organization design and corporate strategy. His work is known for its multi-method approach to foundational issues. Phanish Puranam has published his research extensively in internationally reputed academic journals, and has served in senior editorial roles in such journals. His research has won international awards and competitive grants awarded across the social and natural sciences. He has also served in advisory/training roles with several global corporations as well as public sector agencies. His books for practitioners include "Corporate Strategy: Tools for analysis and decisions" (co-authored with Bart Vanneste, Cambridge University Press, 2016) and “India Inside” (co-authored with Nirmalya Kumar, Harvard Business Review Press, 2012), which won critical acclaim for its balanced look at the prospect of India emerging as a global hub for innovation. Phanish Puranam obtained his PhD at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 2001, and was on the faculty of London Business School till 2012. He served there as School Chair Professor of Strategy & Entrepreneurship, and directed the School’s PhD programme as well as the Aditya Birla India Centre. In 2011 he was listed among the “World’s 40 best business school professors under the age of 40” by Poets &Quants. In 2013, he was included in the “50 Most Influential Business Professors” worldwide by MBA rankings.net. He is featured regularly among the most influential management scholars by Thinkers50 India.

Kannan Srikanth, Singapore Management University

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Kannan Srikanth is an associate professor of strategy and organization Singapore Management University, prior to which he was an assistant professor at the Indian School of Business and the Strategic Organization Design group at the University of Southern Denmark. He received his Ph.D. in strategic and international management from the London Business School. His research focuses on learning and coordination aspects of organizational adaptation and innovation, which he applies to study diverse phenomena such as M&A, outsourcing and offshoring of knowledge intensive processes such as R&D, and appropriating value from technology. His research has appeared in outlets such as Administrative Science Quarterly, Academy of Management Journal, Global Strategy Journal, Organization Science and Strategic Management Journal. He teaches course in strategy and organization at the Masters, MBA and PhD levels and the business capstone course at the undergraduate level.

Shyam Suri, Cisco Systems

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Shyam Suri is the VP of Engineering for Network Operating Systems Technology Group, Cisco Systems. He has been in the networking industry for over two decades and has worked on various aspects of switching, routing, protocols and systems. Shyam Suri's experience is split between startups like Retix, Stratacom, Navini Networks as well as over a decade in various groups within Cisco Systems. During this time he has contributed to building the initial incarnations of multi-protocol routers to working on several Cisco Service Provider Core and Edge Internet Platforms, Inter Domain Routing Protocols and Wireless Products. Shyam Suri relocated to India to start Navini Networks operations to build its next generation wireless base stations & CPEs. He currently manages the NOSTG in India, which hosts and drives several technology segments for Cisco. He brings in a unique culture of strong engineering with a bias towards technology innovation that solves customer problems. Shyam Suri holds an MS in Computer Communications, MBA in Technology Management and BE in Electronics Engineering.

Emerging economies such as India and China today contribute significantly to the world¹s R&D output. Recently, China has overtaken Japan as the country with the most number of applications in the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Multinational enterprises (MNEs) are looking to capitalize on the increasing R&D activity in emerging economies by establishing R&D centers in emerging economies. Indigenous firms too have now increased their R&D activity and are more keen than ever to compete globally on the basis of innovation, rather than on just cost arbitrage. Despite these trends we know little about to what extent and how corporate R&D is different in emerging markets from that in developed countries. (see full session details)

19:00 — 22:00
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