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 changeglobal restructuring of industries and
global resource leverage."
For more information about the Center for Global Resource Leverage: India,
contact Krishnan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, contact: Bernie DeGroat
Phone: (734) 936-1015 or 647-1847
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