ISBInsight

ISBInsight


  • Why stock prices tumble after bank CEO turnover

    Government owned banks are particularly impacted by the ongoing non-performing assets (NPA) problem. They are thus more prone to transitional effects like higher loan loss provisioning or deliberate slower growth

  • Can trade save forests?

    Export-oriented manufacturing and service activity as well as foreign direct investment, are the surprising ingredients of an economic trajectory that promotes forest growth in developing economies, Professor Ashwini Chhatre and his colleagues find

  • Can mutual fund competition drive returns?

    Though mutual funds are increasingly popular as investment vehicles, the factors that drive their returns are not fully understood. How can investors better understand how well a fund has done relative to its competition? Research by Professors Nitin Kumar, Gerard Hoberg and Nagpurnanand Prabhala answers these questions

  • The side effects of drug price controls

    The 2013 Drug Price Control Order capped prices of over 300 drugs in the Indian market. Using an experimental design to assess the consequences of this price control on the anti-diabetic drug Metformin, Professor Chirantan Chatterjee and his co-authors show the unintended consequences of such price regulation

  • More bang for your digital spend: Technology and R&D

    Digitisation of research and development can generate significant returns for firms, argue ISB Professor Deepa Mani and colleagues, based on an empirical study of technology spill-overs from the IT industry across an array of other industries. Technology laggards risk being left behind as industry boundaries are redefined

  • How marketing capabilities shape financial performance

    This research identifies the pathways through which market-facing business processes add value to the firm's financial performance

  • How do parties bargain when negotiating in the glare of public spotlight?

    Professor Deepal Basak and his colleague bring new insights from game theory to show what happens when negotiators gamble with public opinion, but in the public domain, not in private backrooms

  • Global Airline Alliances: Convenience or Complaints?

    Airline alliances help travellers fly seamlessly with different airlines during a single journey without having to make different bookings for each stop. Though the alliances aim to offer convenience, they often breed consumer dissatisfaction with the services provided by partner airlines. What factors lead to service quality variations among partner airlines? How can airline alliances promote customer satisfaction?

  • From grain to gain: Lessons for Indian farm policy

    By demonstrating savings behaviour to help farmers take advantage of inter-temporal price fluctuations between harvest and lean seasons, ISB Professor Shilpa Aggarwal and colleagues created a model for Kenyan farmers to maximise maize sales and revenues. Their findings can help inform the creation of seasonal arbitrage opportunities for Indian smallholder farmers.

  • Build human capital or buy it?

    Hiring the right people is critical for companies to reduce employee attrition and enhance returns from human resources. Companies commonly use two broad strategies to hire — either 'build', i.e., recruit novices, or 'buy', i.e., hire experienced workers from competitors. Based on his research, ISB Professor Amit Chauradia suggests conditions under which the company can maximise economic benefits from either of the two strategies