CUTTING-EDGE RESEARCH BY FACULTY OF IIM BANGALORE

Faculty members at IIM Bangalore generate knowledge through cutting-edge research in all functional areas of management that would benefit public and private sector companies, and government and society in general. The knowledge generated by IIMB faculty appears in leading academic journals with high citation index and impact factor. Many textbooks and working papers are written on a regular basis. Research carried out by IIMB is used to augment new courses and executive education programmes.

Human Relations

Paper Title: The shaping of sustainable careers post hearing loss: Toward greater understanding of adult onset disability, disability identity, and career transitions.

Abstract

Through this interview-based study with 40 respondents in the United States we have outlined enablers of career transitions and sustainable careers for professionals who have experienced severe hearing loss as adults. To sustain careers after adult onset disability, respondents engaged in a quest for meaning and big picture answers to ‘who am I?’ and ‘am I still successful?’ This included redefining themselves – e.g. I am now both a person with a disability (disability identity) and a successful professional (professional identity) – and career success (e.g. now I care about service to society as much as I care about material artifacts). Respondents also adopted new work roles where disability was a key to success (e.g. becoming an equal employment officer) and utilized social networks to continue being successful. Such redefining of work and networks supported the aforesaid quest for meaning and big picture answers. Findings not only indicate how individuals experience career success after a life-changing event but also help defamiliarize extant notions of ableism in workplace contexts.

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Written by,

Mukta Kulkarni, Indian Institute of Management Bangalore

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From Africa, With Love!

Recently we reached out to the previous learners of our MOOC “Innovation and IT Management.” We were hoping to get some insights on how the course helped them and if the course ware can be redesigned for more learner engagement.

While doing so, our interaction with one of the students was very inspiring. It emphasized on one of the major drawbacks of classroom learning – Inaccessibility to classrooms.

Nabirye Annette Atugonza is a learner from Kampala, Uganda, East Africa.

She is an IT specialist holding a Bachelors in business administration, specialized in business computing and with a diploma in information technology.

Looking for a change of work, she wanted to upgrade her knowledge on the recent IT trends. Had such a program been delivered in a conventional classroom atmosphere, it would have been difficult for her to have taken it up. But since this course was available online by IIMBx on edX, it was very convenient for her to enroll and finish it successfully. Post which she applied for and got a job in The United Nations office of human rights as a researcher to help develop a software.

During our interaction, she stressed on the relevance of the course teachings and its applicability in the workplace. She said, “I used professor’s knowledge right from the documentation stage to the implementation of the software.” She was all praises for Professor Rahul De and was very keen on taking up more such courses.

This goes to show that although MOOCs are a way to deliver knowledge at a global level it does not get in the way of making the learning personalized and ensuring complete understanding. Learner Stories like these encourage us to deliver better MOOCs, one after another.

In this age of technology, distance should not be an obstacle to learning. Thanks to digital learning, these gaps are rapidly disappearing. For insistence, in the previous run of the course “Innovation and IT management” in 2016, we saw an overall enrollment of 51% from India, 20% from the USA, and 29% from the rest of the world.

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In one of our more recent courses, we saw an expansion of this global reach. There were students from countries like Poland, Congo, Dominican Republic, Ecuador and Vanuatu. The percentage of enrollments from each of these nations might be small, but the impact that it is creating in the lives of these individuals is huge!

There are many great MOOCs out there, and we can proudly say that “Innovation and IT Management” is one of them. The course content, the videos, the animations and the overall design is sure to help you learn key decision-making skills to better manage and implement IT and innovation in your workplace.

To explore the world of Digital Learning through this course, please visit : Innovation and IT Management@IIMBx

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CUTTING-EDGE RESEARCH BY FACULTY OF IIM BANGALORE

Faculty members at IIM Bangalore generate knowledge through cutting-edge research in all functional areas of management that would benefit public and private sector companies, and government and society in general. The knowledge generated by IIMB faculty appears in leading academic journals with high citation index and impact factor. Many textbooks and working papers are written on a regular basis. Research carried out by IIMB is used to augment new courses and executive education programmes.

Journal of International Business Studies

Journal Title: Navigating identity duality in multinational subsidiaries: A paradox lens on identity claims at Hindustan Unilever 1959–2015.

Abstract

Multinational subsidiaries do not merely seek legitimacy within their dual institutional contexts; they also strive to articulate an organizational identity by drawing on institutional resources embedded in these dual contexts. We draw attention to the subsidiary’s identity duality and conceptualize it as a paradox, i.e., as the juxtaposition of the contradictory, interdependent, and persistent characteristics of the ‘global’ and the ‘local’ in the subsidiary’s identity. Using 57 years of archival data from Hindustan Unilever, the Indian subsidiary of Anglo-Dutch multinational Unilever, we observe changing patterns in the articulation of identity claims by subsidiary leaders and develop a process model of how subsidiaries navigate identity duality over time. We find that subsidiary leaders may use two modes of organizational identity work for this purpose – logic ordering (the articulation of identity claims that respond to contradictory institutional demands by privileging one and subordinating the other) and logic bridging (the articulation of identity claims that respond to contradictory institutional demands by effecting a Janusian integration of the said demands). Over time, and employing these modes of identity work, leaders at Hindustan Unilever sustained a dynamic balance between the dual cores of the subsidiary’s espoused identity.

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Written by

J Ramachandran, Indian Institute of Management Bangalore

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Cutting-edge research by faculty of IIM Bangalore

Faculty members at IIM Bangalore generate knowledge through cutting-edge research in all functional areas of management that would benefit public and private sector companies, and government and society in general. The knowledge generated by IIMB faculty appears in leading academic journals with high citation index and impact factor. Many textbooks and working papers are written on a regular basis. Research carried out by IIMB is used to augment new courses and executive education programmes.

Journal of Business Finance and Accounting

Journal Title: Impression Management and Non-GAAP Disclosure in Earnings Announcements

Abstract

We study the market’s reaction to the disclosure of non-GAAP earnings measures that are combined with high impression management. We construct an impression management score that captures several communication techniques that managers often use to positively bias investors’ perceptions of firm performance. We hand-collect and code both quantitative and qualitative information from earnings announcement press releases of large European firms. Our results indicate that non-GAAP measures are informative to capital markets. However, non-GAAP adjustments are more persistent when accompanied by higher levels of impression management. This evidence is consistent with managers attempting to distort users’ perceptions when non-GAAP adjustments are of lower quality. Market reaction tests suggest that investors are able to see through managers’ intentions and discount non-GAAP information that is accompanied by high impression management. Moreover, investors in more sophisticated markets penalize non-GAAP measures communicated with high impression management. Our results are robust to a battery of sensitivity tests, including the use of a machine-coded tone measure.

Journal of Business Finance

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Written By,

Ana Marques, Indian Institute of Management Bangalore

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CUTTING-EDGE RESEARCH BY FACULTY OF IIM BANGALORE

Faculty members at IIM Bangalore generate knowledge through cutting-edge research in all functional areas of management that would benefit public and private sector companies, and government and society in general. The knowledge generated by IIMB faculty appears in leading academic journals with high citation index and impact factor. Many textbooks and working papers are written on a regular basis. Research carried out by IIMB is used to augment new courses and executive education programmes.

The International Journal of Human Resource management

Journal Title: Organizational career development initiatives for employees with a disability

Abstract

Adopting the view that career development can be influenced by the organization, the present study outlines employer initiatives aimed at developing careers of employees with a disability. More specifically, through 17 in-depth interviews – across five states in India – with human resource personnel in companies known for good policies in hiring people with disabilities, the study outlines how employers have helped and continually aim to help those with a disability attain career success through certain human resource philosophies and practices. The present study complements prior research which has noted barriers to career success and outlines how employers and human resource practitioners can help develop careers of employees with a disability.

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Written by

Mukta Kulkarni, Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources Management, Indian Institute of Management Bangalore.

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Anybody can become an Entrepreneur – Just DO it!

At the centre of a lot of innovation today is the ‘entrepreneur’. Somehow, this word conjures up the image of a group of youngsters who have left their high-paying jobs to follow a dream of an idea. Does it require something special to become an entrepreneur? How can one qualify to become one?

Professor Suresh Bhagavatula, Chairperson – NSRCEL at IIM Bangalore, believes that ‘anybody can become an entrepreneur’. Filled with this passion of empowering those with an ‘idea’ with the paraphernalia to starting their own ‘ventures,’ he created a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) titled ‘DO Your Venture: Entrepreneurship for Everyone.’ At the end of this course, any participant would be able to answer the question: Is entrepreneurship for me?While the MOOC itself has seen more than 25,000 enrolments from around the world, Professor Suresh and the IIMBx MOOCs Programme had higher dreams – the dream of ingraining this idea of entrepreneurship in students.

To achieve this dream, the IIMBx MOOCs Programme has embarked on an Academic Partnership Programme in Entrepreneurship aimed at Under-graduate and Post-graduate students. The first pilot was a great success with 40 students from CMS School, Jain University taking up the DO Your Venture MOOC, submitting their business plan and attending a tete-a-tete with Professor Suresh at IIMB. The students were energized and equipped to start their own venture, thanks to this programme.

As this programme tries to reach out to more and more college students, one thing is clear: ‘Entrepreneurship can be taught; anybody can become an entrepreneur!

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CUTTING-EDGE RESEARCH BY FACULTY OF IIM BANGALORE

Faculty members at IIM Bangalore generate knowledge through cutting-edge research in all functional areas of management that would benefit public and private sector companies, and government and society in general. The knowledge generated by IIMB faculty appears in leading academic journals with high citation index and impact factor. Many textbooks and working papers are written on a regular basis. Research carried out by IIMB is used to augment new courses and executive education programmes.

Journal of Macroeconomics

Journal Title: Monetary policy and noise traders: A welfare analysis

Abstract

This paper studies the choice of monetary policy regime in a small open economy with noise traders in forex markets. We focus on two simple rules: fixed exchange rates and inflation targeting. We contrast the above two rules against optimal policy with commitment under productivity shocks. In general, the presence of noise traders increases the desirability of a fixed exchange rate regime. We also evaluate the welfare impact of Tobin taxes in this milieu. These taxes help unambiguously in the absence of productivity shocks; their welfare impact under productivity shocks depends on the monetary regime in place and trade elasticity between domestic and foreign goods.

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Written by,

Chetan Subramanian, Professor of Economics and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Management Bangalore

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