Research & Knowledge
JAGSOM’s Focus on Knowledge Creation
JAGSOM has positioned itself as a ‘Professional School’ which emphasizes teaching pedagogy and organizational impact, in preference to scholarly impact and research. Faculty members and students are actively involved in research to create and disseminate knowledge with a professional, practice-oriented focus.
Source: C. Ivory, P. Miskell, H. Shipton, A. White, K. Moeslein and A.Neely, The future of business schools in the UK: Finding a path tosuccess (London: Advanced Institute of Management Research, 2006).
JAGSOM has identified three distinct areas for thought leadership and aims to create, develop and disseminate ICs in these areas that have impact on practice, teaching and scholarship:
- Service Excellence
- New Age Start-Ups and Industry 4.0
- Business Responsibility and Socio-Economic Impact
JAGSOM Faculty members regularly publish their research works in top peer reviewed journals, with high impact on Business & Society including 3 papers in ABDC ‘A’ category journals in 2020 alone. Faculty Members regularly publish industry relevant articles in the Mainstream Media, in publications such as The Hindu, The Times of India and Business World.
A few select publications of the faculty in 2020 are highlighted:
Dr. Sangita Dutta Gupta
Dr. Sangita’s research paper - ‘Technology adoption and entrepreneurial orientation for rural women: Evidence from India’ which was published in the ABDC ‘A’ Category Journal – Technological Forecasting and Social Change, discusses about the adoption intention of ICT and entrepreneurial orientation of women in the rural sector.
Dr. Sangita Dutta Gupta's article titled 'Gendered Impact of COVID-19' was published in the compendium titled 'Post Pandemic Development Priorities' by Observer Research Foundation (ORF).
Her article highlights the impact of the pandemic on women. Many women lost their livelihood and had to make a permanent exit from the labour market because of the COVID-19 Pandemic. Progress made on SDG 5 has been reversed to some extent because of the Pandemic.
Prof. PS James
Prof. James’ research paper - ‘The effect of Hatha yoga intervention on students' creative ability’ was published in the ABDC ‘A’ Category journal – Acta Psychologica, which discusses the effect of Hatha yoga intervention and how it significantly increases divergent thinking, a component of creativity, among people with no regular yoga practice.
Prof. Rajesh Kumar
Prof. Rajesh’s research paper ‘Barriers to Service Recovery in B2B Markets: A TISM Approach’ which was published in the ABDC ‘A’ Category journal – Journal of Business and Industrial Management, discusses about the critical area of service failure in B2B in the context of IT-based services and examines those factors that have greater influence on service recovery outcomes.
Dr. Parvathi Jayaprakash
Dr. Parvathi’s research paper ‘ The role of ICT for Sustainable Development: A Cross Country Analysis’ discusses the positive influence of ICT on the dimensions of the sustainable development of nations. The research paper was published in the ABDC ‘B’ Category journal - European Journal of Development Research.
Dr. Atish Chattopadhyay
Dr. Atish’s article ‘Curriculum 4.0 for Industry 4.0’ discusses about the tectonic shifts in the techno-socio-economic landscape and the digital revolution occurring in Industry 4.0, which is ushering in the shift from an industrial to a knowledge economy. The article discusses the main features of Curriculum 4.0, which will ensure that students are equipped with the skills to succeed in Industry 4.0.
The article was published in ‘Global Focus’, the business magazine of the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD).
Prof. Anand Narasimha
‘Human Analogy: A Framework for Brand Anatomy’ was published by Anand Narasimha, Professor-Brand Marketing at JAGSOM in www.afaqs.com, India’s leading marketing & advertising portal.
Prof. Anand’s article discusses the Human Analogy Framework which is defined as the key elements of a brand as a ‘person’. The article helps integrate and differentiate between concepts which are often confused with each other, like (brand) identity, positioning, personality and essence. It further goes on to arrive at a new definition for brand marketing and also provides a checklist for building a brand as a person.
SIP White Paper Series
The top 6 student-faculty white papers of the PGDM 2019-21 Batch from their Social Immersion Projects (SIP) were selected through blind review process. These were then compiled and edited by Prof. Nina Jacob. The SIP White Paper Series: ‘The Impact Of Socially Responsible Business Education’ was published as an Edited Volume and was unveiled at the Founder’s Day celebrations.
Request For Problem (RFP) Edited Volume
The shortlisted White papers of the students of the PGDM 2019-21 Batch from their Request For Problem (RFP) projects were edited and were compiled into an Edited Volume – ‘Learning by Solving: A compilation of White Papers’.
Innovation Incubation (II) Edited Volume
The Edited Volume of selected Innovation Incubation projects of the PGDM 2019-21 Batch was compiled and edited by Prof. Kamalika Chakraborty. The Edited volume was published and unveiled during the Founder’s Day celebrations.
Research Resource Centre
The Research Resource Centre at JAGSOM was set up with the vision of enabling collaborative research among the faculty, students, and practitioners in India and across the globe.
The dynamic business environment, regulatory challenges and demographics of India, makes it an attractive hotspot for research in emerging markets, as well as in other areas of social sciences, humanities, and management research.
The strategic objectives of the Research Resource Centre are as follows:
- New knowledge creation through the intellectual contribution activities of the faculty and Centres of Excellence of JAGSOM
- Supporting the IC activities of the faculty and the Centres for establishing thought leadership in the impact areas of a) Practice b) Scholarship c) Pedagogy, to ensure maximum impact and visibility of the faculty & the business school.
- Bolstering thought leadership & IC through collaborations with Corporates and International Academicians, for various collaborative research projects and studies.
‘Convergence’ is JAGSOM’s annual global research conference, that aims to bring researchers and practitioners together, to share knowledge on contemporary topics in management.
The theme for Convergence 2020 the (14 edition of the conference) is ‘Winning through Service Excellence: Theory and Practice’
FOCUS: International Journal of Management
FOCUS: International Journal of Management, is a biannual publication, brought out by JAGSOM, with a view to publish rich, insightful and contemporary research articles, dealing with industry focused, applied issues of management. The research papers are planned to foster a better understanding of the theories and practices of management and thus particularly focus on problem-solving approaches, relevant to the practicing executives and as well academicians engaged in the related fields.
Being a business management journal, FOCUS intends to rationalize both conceptual ideas and theory developments, along with operationalization aspects of the developed concepts and theories in the contemporary business applications. Business case studies and practice oriented applied research are of immense interest of the journal.