Blogs by "Rishikesha Krishnan"
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Rishikesha Krishnan

I have been studying the links between strategy and innovation for almost 20 years. I'm currently a Visiting Fellow at the Indian School of Business (ISB), Hyderabad, and Director & Professor of Strategic Management at the Indian Institute of Management Indore, India.

  • InMobi’s Miip May Be More Important to India than Pichai

    September 16, 2015

    The emergence of an IP and technology-based leader from India will have a bigger long-term impact than a few Indians heading major global corporations Isn’t it strange that we were obsessed with happenings at Google… MORE >>

  • Getting The Funding Piece Right

    September 10, 2015

    Creative inventors with creative ideas need creative capital “As a first-gen entrepreneur and professional by training, I have become contemptuous of the local investor community—it uses a cookie cutter approach with very limited imagination. They… MORE >>

  • Lessons from the House of Tata on Technology and Innovation

    June 24, 2015

    There are increasing signs of breakthroughs that could provide disproportionate returns to Tata companies. One question that I am asked frequently by companies that have launched innovation programmes is: “How do we sustain interest and… MORE >>

  • The Future of India

    April 29, 2015

    Trends in the US could portend the challenges India will face. Like many people, I dislike long flights, particularly since my body does not deal well with jet lag. I therefore try to avoid visiting… MORE >>

  • Can India Arrest the Slide in its Innovation Ranking?

    August 05, 2014

    Over the last few years, the Global Innovation Index (GII) compiled annually by INSEAD, WIPO and Cornell University has become the most commonly accepted global indicator of nations’ innovation performance. So, there has been much angst in… MORE >>

  • India to transform into a software product nation

    July 17, 2014

    The Finance Minister’s recognition of software products as a distinctive category which can propel India forward as a product nation could well mark a new era in India’s industrial development. At the time of independence,… MORE >>

  • Disruptive Innovation Revisited

    July 07, 2014

    Disruption and disruptive innovation have been in the spotlight of late. The guru of disruptive innovation, Clayton Christensen, and his famous theory were put under the scanner in a highly critical if somewhat flippant recent… MORE >>

  • A 10-Point Agenda to Support Technology-driven Innovation

    May 26, 2014

    With a new government at the helm, this is the time for wish-lists and advice as to how it can make a major impact. Here’s my two pennies worth on what should be the government’s… MORE >>

  • Can we build IP-based Product Businesses from India?

    March 03, 2014

    My interest in knowledge management has always been from the perspective of knowledge creation. So, I readily agreed to participate in the CII Knowledge Management Summit this year in a session that focused on this… MORE >>

  • Innovation in India: Where do we stand at the end of 2013?

    January 04, 2014

    As the new year approaches, its customary to review the year that has passed. Here is my take on where we stand on innovation at the end of 2013. Positive Highlights of the Indian Innovation… MORE >>

  • Why we won’t have a Steve Jobs from India

    September 16, 2013

    Two copies of Walter Isaacson’s biography of Steve Jobs have been on my bookshelf for close to two years now, but the size of the book deterred me from starting to read it. I didn’t… MORE >>

  • Where does India Stand on Innovation?

    May 17, 2013

    How does India stack up on innovation compared to other countries? Are we getting more innovative over time? These are questions I have been grappling with since I started studying innovation more than two decades… MORE >>

  • Why does India struggle to develop its own complex high technology products like fighter aircraft?

    April 08, 2013

    Dr Raghuram Rajan, Chief Economic Adviser to the MoF, GoI, was the chief guest at the IIMB convocation this year. I had the privilege of meeting him briefly before the convocation started. We talked about… MORE >>

  • The Gap Unfilled

    March 06, 2013

    No one is sure of their exact number, but a census of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) done a few years ago estimated that there are 26 million small and medium enterprises in India…. MORE >>

  • Will B.PAC and iSPIRT Transform Urban Politics & the Software Product Industry Respectively?

    February 11, 2013

    While we usually focus on product, process and business model innovation as the main facets of innovation, some of the most impactful innovation can be the result of new organizational forms. Take the case of… MORE >>

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