Articles 1 to 8 of 8Can India Build -- or Import -- Its Own Ivy League?
The Indian government wants to replicate America's Ivy League education system of elite colleges on its own shores. To accomplish that, it is encouraging U.S. education institutions to set up shop in the country. It also plans to facilitate the creation, or upgrade, of homegrown institutions. But building an education brand is far more difficult than launching a new soft drink flavor, experts say: It takes time and requires a lot of intangible assets beyond the infrastructure of classrooms and libraries. Race to the Top: What Sets China and India Apart?
Despite their challenges, China and India are winning more important roles on the global stage. However, according to management professors Nandani Lynton of CEIBS in Shanghai and Jitendra V. Singh of the Wharton School, India is outperforming China in the number of senior executives at leading multinational corporations. In this opinion piece, Lynton and Singh identify five possible explanations for this disparity. China is already addressing some of them, such as gaps in the use of English. Others, like China's inability to work with outsiders, are less susceptible to change. Depending on which factors prove most important, India may have the advantage for some time to come, but it may not take long for China to catch up. A Ground-level View of India's New Opportunities and Challenges
India is a country with immense potential, but faces significant challenges as it tries to become a bigger player in the global economic arena, government and business leaders told a team of Wharton professors who recently visited Mumbai, Hyderabad and New Delhi. The group was in India as part of Wharton's Faculty International Seminar, and the scholars met with a variety of stakeholders from India's business community to discuss sectors including manufacturing, education, services and health care. Among their observations: increasing investments in education and a potentially greater role for the service sector in India's future growth. Will Your Next Business Mistake Be Fatal? Avoiding a Chain of Mistakes that Can Destroy Your Organization
This is not a book about crisis management. It is not about managing public relations, the victims, the lawyers, or the shareholders. It is about discipline, culture, and learning from the experiences of others to improve the odds that you can avoid the things we label as accidents, disasters, or crises altogether. In Will Your Next Business Mistake Be Fatal?, Robert E. Mittelstaedt, Jr. argues that even if you do not totally avoid such situations, knowledge of the typical patterns that occur should help you create an organization that is observant enough to intervene early and minimize damage. Why Job Searching is the Second Most Popular Activity on the Internet
With more than 20 million people registered on the monster.com job search site, it’s clear that we are a workforce on the move. In a recent executive education session, Peter Cappelli, director of Wharton’s Center for Human Resources, explained how a dramatically different labor market is changing not just the way people are hired and fired, but how they view their jobs, their employers and their careers. Mining Data for Nuggets of Knowledge
Almost every company these days collects reams of data about its customers and their transactions. The coming of the Internet has made this task both easier and faster. But how can companies drill through these mountainloads of data to unearth crucial insights and knowledge about customer behavior and market trends? Jacob Zahavi, a visiting professor at Wharton, and his colleagues Lyle Ungar and Robert Stine, plan to address the challenges of data mining in a short course at Wharton next month. Bargaining for Advantage
From morning decisions over who will pick up the kids until the nightly tug-of-war over which television shows to watch, all of us face negotiations as a part of daily life. Of course, the stakes are highest when our careers and fortunes depend on how well we manage the negotiation process. But, as Richard Shell and Stuart Diamond point out in Wharton's Executive Negotiation Workshop, the process looks much the same every time someone wants something from somebody else. Shell and Diamond teach a systematic approach to negotiation, large and small. High-Powered Ways to Develop High-Potential Executives
How does a company develop senior executives on the fast track? Time was when a deep understanding of the business and corporate culture was essential to their growth. In today's fast-paced world, where globalization and technology are turning markets topsy turvy, a new approach is vital. Some insights on how companies can develop high-voltage leadership.