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Friday, December 12, 2008

Pre-Conference Sessions

08:00—16:00
Doctoral Consortium - MAX Lecture Theatre

Ram Mudambi, Temple University — Chair

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Ram Mudambi is Professor and Perelman Senior Research Fellow at Temple University’s Fox School of Business. Previously he served at Case Western Reserve University, University of Reading and University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill and as a Visiting Professor at Bocconi University and Uppsala University. Ram Mudambi is an Associate Editor of the Global Strategy Journal and the Book Review Editor of the Journal of International Business Studies, where he also sits on the Editorial Board. He also serves on the editorial boards of the Asia Pacific Journal of Management, Management International Review, the Journal of World Business, Industry and Innovation and the Journal of International Management. His work has appeared in Strategic Management Journal, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Political Economy and Journal of Economic Geography. He holds a London School of Economics Master’s degree. His current research focuses on innovation and governance in knowledge-intensive firms.

Raveendra Chittoor, University of Victoria — Chair

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Raveendra Chittoor is an Associate Professor of Strategic Management at Indian Institute of Management-Calcutta. His research has thus far focused on issues pertaining to internationalization of Indian firms, family businesses and entrepreneurship. He has been published or accepted for publication in international journals such as Organization Science, Family Business Review and Journal of International Management. He is a Fellow at IIM Calcutta and obtained a PGDM from IIMA. Raveendra Chittoor was the winner of the 2006 SAMS/AIB Award for the Best Doctoral Dissertation Proposal at the Academy of International Business (AIB) Annual Meeting at Beijing making him the first ever doctoral candidate from India to win this Award.

Jasjit Singh, INSEAD — Chair

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Jasjit Singh is an Associate Professor of Strategy at INSEAD. He regularly teaches topics related to Competitive Strategy, Strategic Innovation and Global Strategy in INSEAD's MBA, EMBA, Executive Education and PhD programmes. Jasjit’s research interests include Strategic Management, Innovation, Knowledge Management &Diffusion, Social Networks, Economic Geography, International Business and Emerging Market Strategy. His research, which has won several awards, appears in leading academic journals like Management Science, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Law, Economics & Organization, Industry & Innovation, and Research Policy. Jasjit also serves as an Associate Editor for Management Science and on the Editorial Review Board for Organization Science. Jasjit earned his Ph.D. in Business Economics at Harvard Business School. He also holds M.A. in Economics from Harvard University, M.S. in both Management and Computer Science from Georgia Institute of Technology, and B. Tech. in Computer Science & Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology Delhi.

Krishnan Narayanan, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay — Chair

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K. Narayanan obtained his Ph.D in Economics from the Delhi School of Economics, Delhi, India, and carried out Post-doctoral research at Institute of Advanced Studies United Nations University, Tokyo, Japan during 2000-01. His research interests span the areas of industrial economics, international business, economics of technological change and innovation, Environmental Economics, and Development Economics. He has a number of publications in the field of industrial competitiveness, technology transfer, ICT and trade. K. Narayanan is currently Professor of Economics at the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, and President, Academy of International Business India Chapter.

08:00—16:00
Faculty Consortium - HUL Lecture Theatre

Gerard George, Singapore Management University — Chair

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Gerard (Gerry) George is Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship who serves as the Director of the Rajiv Gandhi Centre at Imperial College in the UK. He is AIM Innovation Fellow of the UK's Economic and Social Research Council. His book (with Adam Bock) Inventing Entrepreneurs: Technology Innovators and their Entrepreneurial Journey (Prentice Hall, 2008) addresses the human side of innovation and technology transfer. He serves on the editorial boards of the AMJ, AMR, JBV, and SEJ. Before joining Imperial, he held tenured positions at the London Business School and at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. An award-winning researcher and teacher, Gerry George has published several articles in leading scholarly journals on the topics of resource constraints in entrepreneurial firms, value creation, and innovation in large and small organizations.

Phanish Puranam, INSEAD — Chair

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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.

12:00—13:30
Luncheon
13:00—16:00
Senior Faculty Consultative Workshop

Sankaran Manikutty, Indian Institute of Management - Ahmedabad — Chair

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Sankaran Manikutty is a professor at the Indian Institute of Management in Ahmedabad. He has instituted a number of management development programmes and has also conducted or taught in company specific executive development programmes for companies such as Grameen Phones, Bangladesh, Cognizant Technolgy Solutions, Ballarpur Industries, Coca Cola, Hotel Park, Bharti Televentures, Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited, Idea Cellular and Vijaya Bank in the fields of competitive strategy and general management, and for Tata Motors on leadership. He is currently researching dynamic capabilities in emergent economies, learning styles and the influence of culture, telecom regulation and policy, family businesses with regards to how they respond to environmental changes, corporate governance practices, succession and other issues in family businesses.

Prashant Salwan, Indian Institute of Management - Indore — Chair

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Prashant Salwan is a faculty member in the area of International Business and Marketing at the Indian Institute of Management, Indore. He chairs the International Business area and the Indian Multinational center. He has many years experience in the field of Marketing, International Business, Strategic management, Global Strategy, International Marketing, Multinational and Transnational Management, Technology Management and Project Management. He has written books in the area of Best Business Practices for Global Competitiveness, International Marketing and International Business Strategies. Prashant Salwan was selected and inducted in The Marquis Who s Who in the World 2007 for demonstrating outstanding achievement in the field of International Business and Strategy and contributed significantly to the betterment of contemporary society.

Michael A. Hitt, Texas A&M University and TCU — Faculty Facilitators

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Michael A. Hitt is a Distinguished Professor and holds the Joe B. Foster Chair in Business Leadership at Texas A&M University. He has authored or co-authored many journal articles published in leading journals such as the Strategic Management Journal, Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Organization Science, Journal of Applied Psychology, among others. Mike Hitt is a Founding Editor of the SEJ, a former editor of the Academy of Management Journal, and former president of the Academy of Management. His involvement in the SMS runs deep with recently serving as the President of the SMS. He is a member of the SMS Fellows and is the former Deputy Dean of this organization. He has received awards from the American Society of Competitiveness for Outstanding Academic Contributions (1996) and Outstanding Intellectual Contributions (1999) to Competitiveness.

Jay Barney, University of Utah — Faculty Facilitators

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Jay B. Barney is a Presidential Professor of Strategic Management and Pierre Lassonde Chair of Social Entrepreneurship at the University of Utah. He previously served as the Professor of Management and held the Chase Chair for Excellence in Corporate Strategy at the Max M. Fisher College of Business, Ohio State University. His research focuses on how firms can gain and sustain competitive advantages. He has been an associate editor for the Journal of Management, a senior editor for Organization Science, a co-editor at the Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, and has been published in numerous leading publications. In addition to his teaching and research, he presents executive training programs throughout the US and Europe. Jay Barney is an SMS Fellow as well as a Fellow of the Academy of Management. He has received honorary doctorate degrees from the University of Lund, the Copenhagen Business School, and Universidad Pontificia Comillas (Madrid), and has had honorary visiting professor positions in New Zealand and China.

MR Rao, Indian School of Business — Panelist

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M R Rao is the Dean of the Indian School of Business (ISB). As the Dean of the ISB, Professor Rao focuses on bringing cutting-edge global research to the ISB and further build the School as an academic institution of global repute. An illustrious academic, renowned worldwide for his research and teaching capabilities, Dean Rao has earlier taught at New York University, the University of Rochester, and the University of Tennessee. He has held various positions at IIM-Bangalore, including those of Dean and Director. His current teaching and research interests are in the areas of Optimization, Corporate Finance and Financial Derivatives. Dean Rao has a PhD in Industrial Administration from Carnegie-Mellon University. He completed two Masters degrees – Master of Science in Industrial Administration, from Carnegie-Mellon University and Master of Engineering (Industrial), from Cornell University.

18:00—19:00
Opening Reception
19:00—21:00
Welcome Dinner

Saturday, December 13, 2008

08:30—08:45
Conference Chairs Welcome

Charles Dhanaraj, University of Western Ontario

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Charles Dhanaraj is an Associate Professor of Management, Schmenner Faculty Fellow in International Business, at Kelley School of Business, Indiana University. Charles Dhanaraj’s research revolves around three inter-related themes: Globalization, Innovation, and Collaboration. He has written articles on global strategy, international alliances and joint ventures, organizational learning, and technological innovation and has won several awards for his research. Charles Dhanaraj has published in top rated journals such as, Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Journal, Strategic Management Journal, and Journal of International Business Studies. He has presented his work at several international conferences around the world and has served as a guest faculty/workshop leader in business schools in India, China, Denmark, and France. He has also authored a number of award winning teaching cases which are used around the world for management education. Currently, Charles Dhanaraj is involved with several Indian firms, studying the impact of patent regime changes on business strategies in the IT and pharmaceutical sectors.

MB Sarkar, Temple University

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MB Sarkar is currently an Associate Professor of Strategy at the University of Central Florida. His research and teaching interests center on innovation, technology entrepreneurship and international strategy. His research, which has been published in journals such as the Strategic Management Journal, Academy of Management Journal, Organization Science, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of the Academy of Marketing Sciences and Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, has won various awards, including the 2005 AMJ Best Paper award. Prior to joining academia, MB Sarkar founded and ran a media production company which produced television programming and corporate films for several years.

08:45—09:30
Opening Address: C.K.Prahalad

C.K. Prahalad, University of Michigan

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C.K. Prahalad, the Paul and Ruth McCracken Distinguished University Professor at the Ross School of Business, University of Michigan, specializes in corporate strategy. He received honorary doctorates from the University of London (Economics), Stevens Institute of Technology (Engineering) and University of Abertay, Dundee (Business). He was a member of the UN Blue Ribbon Commission on Private Sector and Development. A prominent world-class figure, C.K. Prahalad has consulted with the top management of many of the world’s foremost companies. He serves on the Board of Directors of NCR Corporation, Hindustan Lever Limited and the World Resources Institute. He is the Chairman and Founder of The Next Practice.

10:00—11:00
Plenary Panel I Innovation as Strategy – The Indian Story

Panel

CK Prahalad, University of Michigan — Moderator

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CK Prahalad was the Paul and Ruth McCracken Distinguished University Professor of Strategy, Ross School of Business, The University of Michigan. He graduated with a B.Sc. from Loyola College in 1960 and received his Doctor of Business Administration from Harvard Business School in 1975. CK Prahalad published numerous prize-winning books and articles, the most notable being "The Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid: Eradicating Poverty through Profit." This publication had a significant influence on public policy in developing countries and strategies of both incumbent firms and entrepreneurial start-ups. His work reached across boundaries and expanded possibilities, impacting academics and corporate leaders alike. CK Prahalad was a SMS Fellow, as well as the recipient of the Faculty Pioneer Lifetime Achievement Award for contributions to social and environmental stewardship by the Aspen Institute.

PMS Prasad, Reliance Petroleum — Panelist

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P. M. S. Prasad serves as Chief Executive Officer and Manager of Reliance Petroleum Ltd. Mr. Prasad serves as Director of Petroleum of Reliance Industries Limited. He has been with Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) for 25 years. He has held various positions in the fibers, petrochemicals and petroleum businesses of RIL. Mr. Prasad serves as head of upstream and refining business, which comprises of exploration and production, refining and supply and aromatics. He served as President of Reliance Petroleum Ltd. He served as the project head of the Jamnagar refinery and petrochemicals complex. Mr. Prasad has been a Director of Flag Telecom Group Ltd. since February 10, 2004.

Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, Biocon — Panelist

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Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw is Chairman and Managing Director of Biocon. Her pioneering efforts in biotechnology have drawn global recognition both for Indian Industry and Biocon. Her vision has steered Biocon's transition from an industrial enzymes company to an integrated biopharmaceutical company with strategic research initiatives. Biocon is today recognised as India's pioneering biotech enterprise. She serves as Chairperson and Mission Leader of CII's National Task Force on Biotechnology. She chairs Karnataka's Vision Group on Biotechnology and was recently invited to join the Prime Minister’s Council on Trade & Industry in India.

Manoj Kohli, Airtel — Panelist

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Manoj Kohli is the CEO & Joint Managing Director, Bharti Airtel. He heads the integrated telco including all businesses of Mobile Services, Telemedia Services, Enterprise Services and International Operations. He is a Director on the Board of Bharti Airtel. Prior to becoming CEO & JMD, Manoj Kohli held multiple roles as President & CEO, Head of Mobile Services business at Bharti Airtel. Manoj Kohli started his career in 1979 with DCM Ltd., where he initially led the HR function, followed by leadership positions in the Foods, Chemicals and Fertilizer businesses and assignments in Engineering projects, including Shriram Honda. He left as Vice President, responsible for the Air Conditioning & Refrigeration business unit (now known as Tecumseh & Daikin). He subsequently worked at AlliedSignal, where he was Executive Director in charge of its new Industrial Park and operations in India. Manoj Kohli has been the Chairman of Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) in 2001-02. He was adjudged “Telecom Man of the Year” in 2000 by Media Transasia. He is a member of the Academic Council of the Faculty of Management Studies and has been awarded the “Best Alumni Award” by SRCC, Delhi University. Manoj holds degrees in Commerce and Law and an MBA from Delhi University. Manoj also attended the “Executive Business Program” at the Michigan Business School and the “Advanced Management Program” at the Wharton Business School.

Ramalinga Raju, Satyam Computers — Panelist

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B. Ramalinga Raju is Founder and chairman of Satyam Computer Services Ltd, one of the leading IT companies in India with a global presence, serving 599 customers, including Fortune 500 companies. An MBA from Ohio University and a participant in the Owner/President program at Harvard, Raju is a word-renowned visionary, global business leader, and thinker. EMRI, Satyam Foundation and the Byrraju Foundation are a manifestation of Raju’s strong sense of commitment to society. Raju strongly believes emergency management in India can achieve global standards only through the judicious application of Knowledge and Technology and a strong leadership.

From a traditional cost based platform, Indian firms are increasingly using innovation as a means to climb up the value chain. The emergence of new business models from India questions traditional thinking of emerging market firms as low cost competitors that operate on the ‘grunt’ work of the global value chain. This panel features four CEOs who have spearheaded innovative business models that have influenced the corporate and social landscape in India, and abroad. The panelists will discuss, among other issue, how they were able to deliver world class mobile service with a completely outsourced business model, create a unique technology platform in oil and gas exploration, alter the discovery and development process of complex pharmaceuticals, and pioneer a global delivery platform for complex information technology based services. Implication for strategy research and the broader lessons for strategy practice in India and around the globe will be discussed and debated.

11:15—12:30
Parallel Paper/Common Ground/Panel Sessions (1)

Track A: Strategic Entrepreneurship

Session 1013
Corporate Entrepreneurship and Capability Development in Emerging Economies

Track B: Innovation and Strategic Management

Session 1008
Managing Technological Innovation and R&D in Emerging Economies

Track C: Multinational Enterprises and Globalization

Session 1032
Internationalization: The BRIC Story

Track D: Alliances, Acquisitions and Interfirm Learning

Session 1029
US-India Partnership in Drug Discovery: New Business Models in a Changing Global Pharmaceutical Industry

Track E: Globalization and Strategy

Session 1006
Emerging Economies: The Dynamic Influence of the Institutional Environment on Firm Strategies

Track F: Knowledge, Collaboration and International Expansion

Session 1026
The Drivers and Implications of Organizational Innovation

Track G: Corporate Strategy

Session 1020
Linkages between the Business Environment and Firm Strategy in Indian Firms

Track H: Social Entrepreneurship

Session 1019
Value Creation and Innovation through Public-Private Partnerships
12:30—13:30
Luncheon
13:30—14:45
Parallel Paper/Common Ground/Panel Sessions (2)

Track A: Strategic Entrepreneurship

Session 1004
Entrepreneurship and New Venture Strategy in Emerging Economies

Track B: Innovation and Strategic Management

Session 1007
Capability Development and Opportunity Recognition in the Indian IT Services Industry

Track C: Multinational Enterprises and Globalization

Session 1005
Multinational Corporations from Emerging Economies

Track D: Alliances, Acquisitions and Interfirm Learning

Session 1033
Growth Through Acquisitions and Alliances: The Indian Experience

Track E: Globalization and Strategy

Session 1010
Creating Advantage through Offshoring and Global Disintegration of the Value Chain

Track F: Knowledge, Collaboration and International Expansion

Session 1016
The Implications of Knowledge Management and Organizational Learning on Innovation and Firm Performance

Track G: Corporate Strategy

Session 1017
Corporate Governance in Emerging Economies

Track H: Social Entrepreneurship

Session 1024
Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Rural and Low-income Communities
15:00—16:30
Plenary Panel II Globalization of India Inc.

Panel

Pankaj Ghemawat, IESE Business School — Moderator

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Pankaj Ghemawat is the Anselmo Rubiralta Professor of Global Strategy at IESE Business School. Between 1983 and 2008, he was on the faculty at the Harvard Business School where, in 1991, he became the youngest person in HBS's history to be appointed a full professor. Pankaj Ghemawat's new book, World 3.0, has been described by Pascal Lamy, Director General of the World Trade Organization as “offering recommendations that should inspire all global stakeholders in times of major global challenges”; according to The Economist, it “Should be read by anyone who wants to understand the most important economic development of our time.” Pankaj Ghemawat has written more than 100 research articles and case studies, is a fellow of the Academy of International Business and of the Strategic Management Society and served as the editor of the Strategy department of Management Science over 2003-2009. Pankaj Ghemawat also served on the taskforce appointed by the AACSB on the globalization of management education and authored the report’s recommendations about what to teach MBA students about globalization, and how.

Baba N. Kalyani, Bharat Forge Ltd. — Panelist

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Baba N. Kalyani is Chairman of the Kalyani Group of companies and Chairman & Managing Director of Bharat Forge Ltd., India’s largest manufacturer and exporter of automotive components and the largest forging company in the world. He is a graduate in Mechanical Engineering and holds a post-graduate MS degree from MIT, USA. Under Mr. Kalyani’s leadership Bharat Forge has transformed into a global company. Baba N. Kalyani is Member of several Government Committees, international organizations, apex industry associations. He is associated with several other industrial, academic and social initiatives. Baba N. Kalyani has been awarded “CEO of the Year 2004” by Business Standard newspaper, “Entrepreneur of the Year (Manufacturing) 2005” by Ernst & Young and “Businessman of the Year 2006” by Business India magazine. The Government of India conferred “Padma Bhushan” on Mr.Kalyani in 2008.

RK Krishna Kumar, Tata Sons — Panelist

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RK Krishna Kumar is member of the Group Corporate Center, a director on the Tata Sons board, chairman of Tata Coffee and Asian Coffee, and vice chairman of Tata Tea and of Indian Hotels. He is a director in several enterprises, including Rallis India, Watawala Plantations, Tata Tetley, and Tata Tea Incorporated (US). He joined TAS in 1963 after graduating with a master’s degree from the University of Madras. He was initially posted in Tata Industries, after which he moved to other Tata Group companies. Krishna Kumar joined Tata-Finlay and, from then on, became involved with the Group's tea and coffee businesses. His association with the plantation business began in 1982, when he was posted as vice president, South India Plantation Division, in Kochi. He moved to Kolkata as joint managing director, Tata Tea, in 1988 and became the company’s managing director in 1991.

KV Kamath, ICICI — Panelist

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K. Vaman Kamath is the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of ICICI Bank Limited, India's second largest bank. Mr. Kamath has a degree in mechanical engineering and a master’s degree in business administration from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. He started his career in at ICICI, an Indian financial institution. In 1988, he moved to the Asian Development Bank and spent several years in South-East Asia before returning to ICICI as its CEO in 1996. Over the next few years, the ICICI Group transformed itself into a diversified, technology-driven financial services group. He has been conferred with an honorary PhD by the Banaras Hindu University. Mr. Kamath is the President of the Confederation of Indian Industry and a member of the boards of the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad and the Manipal University.

Recent years have seen the emergence of a number of Indian multinationals. Dubbed by the Economist as the “Marauding Maharaja,” India Inc. has been busy in international expansion, using very different, yet very successful approaches. Tata Sons have been extremely entrepreneurial in globalizing multiple businesses in their portfolio (e.g. steel, tea, hotels, automotive) through significant acquisitions. ICICI, India’s largest private bank has been globalizing using home grown, highly effective technology platforms to grow organically. TCS has globalized by following their key customers around the world and searching for targeted acquisitions to enter defined market spaces in developed markets, along with strategic partnerships. The Indian pharmaceutical industry has used the outsourcing model to become part of the traditional MNC’s value chain, even as they used generics and ramped up drug discovery efforts to create a significant global presence. The Indian auto industry, with its $2500 Nano, has caught the world’s attention as a potentially disruptive innovation to the industry both with its price point and channel business model. The panelists will discuss what these developments mean for business strategy, whether these strategies are sustainable, and if so, the new opportunities for research, and what traditional MNCs can learn from emerging multinationals from India and India like markets.

17:00—18:30
Plenary Panel III Strategy and Leadership: India in the 21st Century

Harbir Singh, University of Pennsylvania — Moderator

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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.

Neeraj Bharadwaj, Apax Partners — Panelist

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Neeraj Bharadwaj is Managing Director/Country Head for Apax in India. Previously he was a Partner in Apax's US Tech & Telecom group. He is Young Global Leader of the World Economc Forum, a Charter Member of The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE) and serves on the boards of the Wireless Communications Alliance and the Friends of the Indian School of Business. Prior to joining Apax Partners in 1999, Neeraj was an engagement manager at McKinsey & Company. He has also held positions with Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley. Neeraj holds an MBA with distinction from Harvard Business School. He graduated summa cum laude with a BS in economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Vijay Mahajan, Basix Microfinance — Panelist

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Ramalinga Raju, Satyam Computers — Panelist

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B. Ramalinga Raju is Founder and chairman of Satyam Computer Services Ltd, one of the leading IT companies in India with a global presence, serving 599 customers, including Fortune 500 companies. An MBA from Ohio University and a participant in the Owner/President program at Harvard, Raju is a word-renowned visionary, global business leader, and thinker. EMRI, Satyam Foundation and the Byrraju Foundation are a manifestation of Raju’s strong sense of commitment to society. Raju strongly believes emergency management in India can achieve global standards only through the judicious application of Knowledge and Technology and a strong leadership.

Analjit Singh, Max India Limited — Panelist

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Analjit Singh is the Co-founder and Chairman of Max India Limited, the Chairman of Max New York Life Insurance Company Limited, the Chairman & Managing Director of Max Healthcare Institute Ltd., and the Chairman of Neeman Medical International plc. He has been the driving force behind the Max Group’s sustained growth and success since the mid 80s. In 2000, the Company reinvented and restructured itself. Today, Max India Limited is a multi-business corporate, focused on Knowledge, People, and Service-oriented Businesses of ‘Life’ under the theme, Life…Our Focus.

In this panel, we explore the unique dimensions of strategic leadership in India. Much of strategic management research and practice is predicated upon Western models, notably models developed in the U.S. context. Thus, widely held views of leadership emphasize value creation for shareholders and rent-generation from firm resources. The high velocity of change in the Indian setting, unique elements of the Indian environment, and key attributes of culture have engendered a different model of strategic leadership. The focus of discussion on this panel is to highlight the distinct features of strategic leadership in India and their import for models of strategy in general.

19:00—22:00
SMS Awards Dinner Event: Live Performance

Sunday, December 14, 2008

07:30—08:45
Networking Breakfast
09:00—10:30
Plenary Panel IV Multinational Innovation in India

Panel

Bala Chakravarthy, IMD — Moderator

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Bala Chakravarthy is Professor of Strategy and International Management and holds the Shell Chair in Sustainable Business Growth at IMD, Switzerland. Bala Chakravarthy’s research and teaching interests cover three related areas: strategy processes for sustainable business growth, corporate renewal, and leadership dilemmas. He has published four books, several case studies and numerous articles on these topics in top journals. He was a member of the Board of Directors of the Strategic Management Society (SMS) from 1999-2004. He is also an inaugural Fellow of the SMS.

Yves Doz, INSEAD — Moderator

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Yves Doz is the Solvay Chaired Professor at INSEAD and a Professor of Strategic Management. He has researched and published widely on the strategy and organisation of multinational companies. His books include The Multinational Mission, with C.K. Prahalad, From Global to Metanational, with Jose Santos and Peter Williamson, Fast Strategy, with Mikko Kosonen, and most recently Managing Global Innovation, with Keeley Wilson. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Management, of the Academy of International Business and of the Strategic Management Society.

Venkatraman Thyagarajan, GlaxoSmithKline India — Panelist

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Venkatraman Thyagarajan (Thyagi), a veteran of GlaxoSmithKline for 38 years, currently serves as the Vice-Chairman and Non-Executive Director on the Board of GlaxoSmithKline Ltd in India, a publicly listed company. He also is an Independent Non-Executive Director on the Boards of Tata Consultancy Services Ltd, India’s leading software company with a turnover approaching US$5 billion; the Murugappa Group of Companies, a leading conglomerate in South India with a turnover in excess of US$3 billion; and was, until recently, on the board of International Enterprise (I.E.) Singapore, a statutory board of the Government of Singapore responsible for promoting Singapore’s overseas trade. As part of his involvement in the Singaporean community, Thyagi is Chairman of the Life Sciences Advisory Board of Ngee Ann Polytechnic and was a Member of the International Advisory Panel of the Singapore Institute of Management, two leading educational institutes in Singapore.

Ad de Visscher, Royal Dutch Shell — Panelist

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Ad de Visscher is the manager of Shell’s Bangalore Technology Centre. He has been in that position since 2006. Prior to his assignment in India, Ad was Shell Global Solution’s General Manager Business Development for the Asia Pacific Region. Ad graduated in Power Engineering in 1982 from the Eindhoven University. He has worked with Shell since 1983 and has been involved in both the downstream and the upstream oil and gas business. He has worked in The Netherlands, Oman, Japan, Singapore, Malaysia and India and has travelled extensively in the course of his work.

Ravi Venkatesan, Microsoft India — Panelist

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Ravi Venkatesan, Chairman, Microsoft India is responsible for Microsoft’s marketing, operational and business development efforts in the country. Prior to joining Microsoft, Venkatesan worked for over seventeen years with Cummins Inc, a US-based designer, manufacturer and distributor of engines and related technologies. He served in various leadership capacities at Cummins including Chairman of Cummins India Limited and Managing Director of Tata Cummins Limited, a joint venture between Cummins Inc. and Tata Motors. Venkatesan has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (1985), an MS in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University (1986) and a MBA from Harvard University (1992) where he was a Baker Scholar. Venkatesan is a member of the Executive Council of NASSCOM, the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), a Director on the Board of AB Volvo, a member of the Advisory Boards of Harvard Business School and the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay and the Chairman of Junior Achievement India.

D. Shivakumar, Nokia India — Panelist

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Shiv is currently Managing Director of Nokia Mobile phones and Vice President of Nokia. Nokia has a strong presence in India across manufacturing, infrastructure, sales, marketing and retail. Nokia is India’s largest MNC and the Nokia brand is India as most trusted brand. Nokia India is the second largest market for Nokia globally. Shiv has over two decades of experience. The bulk of his experience is marketing and general management. Shiv has handled more than 34 brands in his career. Shiv spent many years at Hindustan lever and then moved to Philips to run Consumer electronics where he was on the Philips board. Shiv has been with Nokia since 2006.

Tejpreet Chopra, GE – India, Sri Lanka & Bangladesh — Panelist

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Tejpreet S. Chopra is the President and CEO of General Electric in India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, and is responsible for directing GE's strategies for growth in these countries. Having held various business roles over a period of 15 years in France, England, Hong Kong, India and USA, Tejpreet joined GE in 1996. At GE he has held positions in marketing, structured finance and risk management, in Stamford and Hong Kong for GE Commercial Aviation Services (GECAS). Tejpreet is a member of the National Council of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), on the National Executive Board of the American Chamber of Commerce in India (AMCHAM), on the Board of Directors of the U.S.-India Business Couccil (USIBC). He graduated from The Lawrence School, Sanawar, and was awarded the Alumni award in 2007. Tejpreet holds a MBA degree from Cornell University and a B.A. Honors degree in Economics from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi University.

India fuels innovation both from the demand side (e.g. serving the Bottom of the Pyramid) and from the supply side (e.g. a rich source of knowledge workers). This panel hopes to showcase India as an innovation laboratory for western Multi National Corporations; and share some of the successes and challenges that their Indian subsidiaries have faced in driving these innovations. The distinguished members of this panel come from diverse industry sectors and represent US companies like GE and Microsoft and European MNCs like Shell, Nokia and GlaxoSmithKline.

11:00—12:30
Plenary Panel V Management Education Innovations in a Flat World

Panel

Tarun Khanna, Harvard University — Moderator

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Tarun Khanna is Director of Harvard University’s inter-disciplinary South Asia Institute, and the Jorge Paulo Lemann Professor at the Harvard Business School. An expert on emerging markets, he writes extensively in economics strategy and management journals, is an occasional newspaper columnist, and was recently elected a Fellow of the Academy of International Business and a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. Tarun Khanna is the author of Billions of Entrepreneurs: How China and India are Reshaping their Futures, and Yours (Harvard Business Press, 2008), and coauthor of Winning in Emerging Markets: A Roadmap for Strategy and Execution (Harvard Business Press, 2010), both translated into multiple languages. He serves as a board member of several publicly traded and venture-backed companies worldwide, as well as of non-profits in the U.S. and India

Robert Dolan, University of Michigan — Panelist

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Robert J. Dolan has been Dean of the University of Michigan Business School since 2001. A professor of marketing, he was a chaired faculty member and administrator at Harvard Business School for 21 years. His major research interests are product policy and pricing. Dolan is author or co-author of eight books and numerous case studies. His publications, based on research to develop the New Product Development course in the MBA Program at Harvard, has been adopted at a number of leading business schools. A recent book was developed for practitioners. Drawing on research and consulting experiences with firms worldwide, the book sets out a program for proactive management of prices for superior profitability. His case studies and notes, published by Harvard Business School, address a wide range of companies and issues. More than one million copies of these materials have been sold to date.

Ted Snyder, University of Chicago — Panelist

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Edward A. Snyder is Dean of the University of Chicago's Graduate School of Business and George Pratt Shultz Professor of Economics at the School. In his role as Dean, Mr. Snyder oversees the overall academic, financial, and administrative leadership of the school, including its academic programs in Chicago, London, and Singapore. During his tenure beginning in July 2001, Mr. Snyder has focused on strengthening the school's values with the objective of ensuring that Chicago continues to offer the most challenging academic programs. Ted Snyder received his Ph.D. in economics and an M.A. in public policy from the University of Chicago. Before joining the GSB, Mr. Snyder was Dean and Charles C. Abbott Professor of Business Administration at the University of Virginia's Darden School. He began his academic career at the University of Michigan Business School.

Jordi Canals, IESE Business School — Panelist

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Jordi Canals is the Dean of IESE Business School and Professor of Economics and General Management. From 1992 to 2001, he served as Associate Dean of IESE. Jordi Canals is a recognized scholar in the areas of corporate strategy, corporate governance, globalization and banking, and the author of numerous books and articles. Dean Canals has served as Guest Scholar at the International Monetary Fund, Visiting Scholar at the World Bank, Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Harvard Business School and Guest Scholar at the Brookings Institution. He earned his PhD in Economics from the University of Barcelona. He is a board member of GMAC and the European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management. He is a founding member of the European Shadow Financial Regulatory Committee, Europe's leading independent oversight group on European banking and financial affairs.

MR Rao, Indian School of Business — Panelist

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M R Rao is the Dean of the Indian School of Business (ISB). As the Dean of the ISB, Professor Rao focuses on bringing cutting-edge global research to the ISB and further build the School as an academic institution of global repute. An illustrious academic, renowned worldwide for his research and teaching capabilities, Dean Rao has earlier taught at New York University, the University of Rochester, and the University of Tennessee. He has held various positions at IIM-Bangalore, including those of Dean and Director. His current teaching and research interests are in the areas of Optimization, Corporate Finance and Financial Derivatives. Dean Rao has a PhD in Industrial Administration from Carnegie-Mellon University. He completed two Masters degrees – Master of Science in Industrial Administration, from Carnegie-Mellon University and Master of Engineering (Industrial), from Cornell University.

Shekhar Chaudhuri, Indian Institute of Management-Calcutta — Panelist

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Shekhar Chaudhuri is the Director of the Indian Institute of Management in Calcutta since 2002. He graduated from I.I.T. Kharagpur in 1972 with a B.Tech (Hons) degree in Mechanical Engineering. Upon completion of his doctoral studies in 1979 he joined Calico Mills, Ahmedabad where he initially worked as Staff Assistant to the Vice-Chairman and Managing Director and later as Manager – Cloth Department and Manager – Organization Development Cell. In 1981 Prof. Chaudhuri moved into academics and joined his alma-mater I.I.M. Ahmedabad as an Assistant Professor in the Business Policy Area. Shekhar Chaudhuri has held faculty and administrative positions in several institutions of higher learning in his long career, including being Dean of the Vinod Gupta School of Management, IIT, Kharagpur.

Mukesh Aghi, U21Global — Panelist

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Mukesh Aghi is Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of U21Global and has been at the helm of the company since its inception in 2001. His credentials include serving as President of IBM India, where he tripled annual revenue. He was also responsible for managing strategic outsourcing for IBM out of Singapore. Prior to joining IBM, Mukesh Aghi was Managing Director with overall responsibility for growth in the Asia Pacific region at software company JD Edwards, based in the US, Europe and Japan. He has also served as a senior fellow in the US House of Representatives. Dr Aghi has a PhD in International Relations from the Claremont Graduate University, California and an MBA in International Marketing from Andrews University, Michigan. He received his Bachelor’s degree from Middle East College in Beirut, Lebanon.

12:30—13:30
Luncheon
13:30—14:45
Parallel Paper/Common Ground/Panel Sessions (3)

Track A: Strategic Entrepreneurship

Session 1028
The Changing Concepts of Business and Entrepreneurship in India - What new Theories do we Require?

Track B: Innovation and Strategic Management

Session 1030
Creating Next Generation Innovation Capabilities: The Challenge for Indian Firms

Track D: Alliances, Acquisitions and Interfirm Learning

Session 1011
Strategies for Organizational Learning and Knowledge Management

Track E: Globalization and Strategy

Session 1014
Competition and Strategy

Track F: Knowledge, Collaboration and International Expansion

Session 1021
Alliances and Inter-organizational relationships in Emerging Economies

Track G: Corporate Strategy

Session 1022
Outsourcing, Offshoring and Global Supply Chains
15:00-16:15
Parallel Paper/Common Ground/Panel Sessions (4)

Track A: Strategic Entrepreneurship

Session 1012
The Role of Human and Social Factors in Firm Innovation and Success

Track C: Multinational Enterprises and Globalization

Session 1015
Inclusive Capitalism in Emerging Economies

Track D: Alliances, Acquisitions and Interfirm Learning

Session 1009
Value Creation through Acquisitions in the Context of Emerging Economy Firms

Track E: Globalization and Strategy

Session 1034
The Future of Off-Shoring Services

Track F: Knowledge, Collaboration and International Expansion

Session 1023
International Expansion and Global Competitiveness

Track G: Corporate Strategy

Session 1018
Effective Human Resource Management in Indian Organizations

Track H: Social Entrepreneurship

Session 1025
Social Entrepreneurship and Development
16:30—17:30
Plenary Panel VI Advancing Strategy Research in India – What can SMS do?

Panel

Joan E Ricart, IESE Business School — Moderator

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Joan E. Ricart, Past President of the SMS, is the Carl Schrøder Professor of Strategic Management and Chairman of the Strategic Management Department at the IESE Business School, University of Navarra. He is the Associate Director for Faculty and Research, and has been the Director of the Doctoral Program (1995-2006) and Associate Dean for Research and the Doctoral Program (2001-2006). He is also Director of the scientific committee of EIASM and Vice-president of the Iberoamerican Academy of Management. He was the Founding President of the European Academy of Management (2001-6). Joan E. Ricart has published several books and articles in leading journals. His current areas of interest in strategic management are business models and offshoring. He received doctoral degrees in industrial engineering (1982 from the Universidad Politécnica de Catalunya), managerial economics (1984 from Northwestern University) and economics (1985 from the Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona).

Jay Barney, University of Utah — Panelist

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Jay B. Barney is a Presidential Professor of Strategic Management and Pierre Lassonde Chair of Social Entrepreneurship at the University of Utah. He previously served as the Professor of Management and held the Chase Chair for Excellence in Corporate Strategy at the Max M. Fisher College of Business, Ohio State University. His research focuses on how firms can gain and sustain competitive advantages. He has been an associate editor for the Journal of Management, a senior editor for Organization Science, a co-editor at the Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, and has been published in numerous leading publications. In addition to his teaching and research, he presents executive training programs throughout the US and Europe. Jay Barney is an SMS Fellow as well as a Fellow of the Academy of Management. He has received honorary doctorate degrees from the University of Lund, the Copenhagen Business School, and Universidad Pontificia Comillas (Madrid), and has had honorary visiting professor positions in New Zealand and China.

Michael A. Hitt, Texas A&M University and TCU — Panelist

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Michael A. Hitt is a Distinguished Professor and holds the Joe B. Foster Chair in Business Leadership at Texas A&M University. He has authored or co-authored many journal articles published in leading journals such as the Strategic Management Journal, Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Organization Science, Journal of Applied Psychology, among others. Mike Hitt is a Founding Editor of the SEJ, a former editor of the Academy of Management Journal, and former president of the Academy of Management. His involvement in the SMS runs deep with recently serving as the President of the SMS. He is a member of the SMS Fellows and is the former Deputy Dean of this organization. He has received awards from the American Society of Competitiveness for Outstanding Academic Contributions (1996) and Outstanding Intellectual Contributions (1999) to Competitiveness.

19:00—21:00
SMS Gala Dinner – Chow Mahal Palace

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