We address, through our research and education effort, the following time invariant question:
- How do we build a low-risk, sustainable-growth organisation that creates and delivers value for multiple stakeholders?
We will study the impact of changes in our environment on organisation choices and performance at a given point in time. At present, we see the changes in technology having a significant structural impact on many markets. At the same time, we are living in a growth-constrained economic environment, where growth is being sustained through near-zero (or very low) interest rates and large central-bank provided liquidity. In such an environment, we have the following questions to explore:
- How are the changes in technology, consumer preferences and labour market conditions expected to impact the value-chain configuration, choice of organisation strategy, nature of organisation (structure, processes and culture), employment contracts, cost structure, etc.?
- How does the low-interest rate, high liquidity, growth-constrained economic and financial environment impact the organisational investment and financing strategy?
IASCC research on organisation choices focuses on understanding the impact of changes in organisation environment on its strategy and performance.
We explore and explain how leaders and managers, at different levels of responsibility, define purpose, generate ideas, make choices, allocate resources, implement decisions and realise their personal and the organisational goals.
Building a research eco-system is one of our core purposes. Towards this end, we invite research scholars and academic institutions to partner with us to research in areas of common interest. Collaboration would involve working together on a specific research project or a programme.
We invite practicing managers and organisation leaders to join our research effort by working together on reflective practice case studies, which involves documenting their experience of leading and managing in an uncertain and complex environment.
Individuals and organisations can also contribute financial resources to our general-purpose research fund or a specific research programme. All such financial contributions would help us meet the cost of research infrastructure, e.g., library and wages for our faculty and the research staff.
Individuals can also contribute to our effort by instituting doctoral research fellowship awards to honour their parents, grand-parents, teachers or anyone else who has played an important role in their life. Fellowship awards will be given annually to students whose research work is aligned to IASCC purpose.
Our education programmes provide continuous learning opportunity to enhance the effectiveness of leadership and managerial choices. All our programmes can be customised at the following levels to meet specific learning and development needs:
Industry, where our design as well as the learning material incorporates insights from our research about the evolution of customer needs, technology, competitive structure, industry financing structure and industry performance.
Organisation, where we base the design on insights from our conversations with the leadership team and develop exercises and case studies using organisation-provided information.
Decision, where we design and develop the programme around the decisions that the specific team makes or influences. We involve ourselves in understanding specific organisation objectives, decision criteria and decision-making processes.
Given our objective of advancing science as well as the practice of making choices, we work with organisations to build reflective practice capability through action-learning projects.
Self-Learning Modules (SLMs) available through our website provide a unique continuous learning opportunity, as the learning material is organised around specific themes covered during the classroom.
Our Virtual Classroom offers interactive sessions with our faculty and industry professionals.
IASCC Forum is our collaborative-learning platform providing an opportunity for serious conversation on issues of contemporary interest.
Our approach to classroom learning includes faculty-led conversations, team exercises, case-studies, decision simulations, self-reflection exercises, preparation of post-programme ‘plan for action’, etc.
- Building Sustainable Growth Business: A Simulation-based Programme
- Strategic Thinking for Business Managers
- Customer Value-led Growth Strategy
- Pricing for Customer and Shareholder Value
- Economic Policy and Performance: Impact on Growth Strategy
- Business Valuation
- Project Valuation
- Equity Valuation
- Reflective Thinking and Reflective Practice for Leaders
- Critical Thinking for Managers
Effective Resource Management
- Reflective Practice Cases
- Capital Structure Choices
- Scale and Scope: Impact on Costs
- Pricing Models & Price Distortions
- Organising for the Information-Age
- Value Creation & Delivery in Information-Age
- Investment in Value-Creation: Impact on Growth Strategy
- Value-Chain Fragmentation: Impact on Strategy
- Fragmentation of Value-Chain & Strategic Choices
- Pricing Strategy & Decisions: Pricing for Value