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New India Center to Focus on "Next Practices"

The Business School's new Center for Global Resource Leverage: India has a simple mission, says C. K. Prahalad, a center founder and co-chair.

"We are focusing on next practices, not best practices. The India Center's first priority is to isolate issues of great importance for the future and frame them to create the right debate, both in the business community and in public policy," explains Prahalad, the Harvey C. Fruehauf Professor of Business Administration and professor of corporate strategy and international business.
The center also will bring research findings into the classroom so students can reflect on how they should position themselves in terms of skills and attitudes toward opportunities, says India Center co-chair M. S. Krishnan, the Michael R. and Mary Kay Hallman Fellow and professor of computer and information systems.

When he announced formation of the center in August, Dean Robert J. Dolan said, "The center is a response to the emerging pattern of restructuring of industries and the value chains of firms. Increasingly, managers are focusing on methods to leverage resources globally. Our goal is to become a world leader in research at one of the leading edges of change–global restructuring of industries and global resource leverage."

For more information about the Center for Global Resource Leverage: India, contact Krishnan at mskrish@umich.edu.

For more information, contact: Bernie DeGroat
Phone: (734) 936-1015 or 647-1847
Email: bernied@umich.edu

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