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Knowledge @Wharton

Category : Learning Resources

One of the sources that I frequently turn to for quick updates on current business trends, is Knowledge @Wharton website. You will find on that website analyses of thoughts and practices in the world of management, interviews with leading thinkers who are shaping the lives of millions through their power or influence.

Knowledge @Wharton is the Wharton School’s online business journal. It is an expression of the School’s willingness, perhaps eagerness, to share its intellectual capital.

The articles are arranged in 14 categories-Finance and Investment, Leadership and Change, Executive Education, Marketing, Strategic Management etc. Articles are research based and throw fresh light on a variety of issues. There are also book reviews, podcasts and useful links.

There is plenty of interesting material on India. Some of the recent articles are listed below.

Nandan Nilekani on What It Takes to Build the World’s Biggest Social Inclusion Program

Infosys Technologies co-founder Nandan Nilekani is the force behind “Aadhaar,” India’s recently launched program to provide unique identification numbers for 600 million residents in four years in its initial phase. Nilekani hopes that the program will result in vastly expanded access to public services for India’s socially and economically disadvantaged citizens. In an interview with India Knowledge@Wharton, Nilekani offers his assessment of Aadhaar’s promise and discusses the challenges the program faces, including issues of privacy and security. (For additional perspectives, see India Knowledge@Wharton’s analysis of Aadhaar in this issue.)

Managing Technology

‘Aadhaar’ and India’s Brave, New, ID-Armed Market

An estimated US$20 billion worth of business opportunities over the next decade have begun rolling out in India with the launch of a program to issue 600 million unique identification cards to residents over the next four years. Led by Infosys Technologies co-founder Nandan Nilekani, the program — named “Aadhaar” — will enable hundreds of millions of underprivileged residents to open bank accounts, get expanded access to jobs, health insurance, mobile phone services, micro loans and reengineered public services. India Knowledge@Wharton sizes up the emerging opportunities for vendors of equipment, software and consulting services. (Also see India Knowledge@Wharton’s interview with Nilekani about Aadhaar in this issue.)

An Interview with Nitin Paranjpe of Hindustan Unilever: Remaining “Relevant and Contemporary” to Indian Consumers.

How Generation Next is Moving Up the Corporate Ladder at India Inc.

Access to the online journal is free. One needs to go through the normal process of registration. You could alerts and read the article on your cell phone or get it emailed to you..

Faculty members of management institutes and students will find these articles a great learning resource .

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