Research Centres

Standard neoclassical finance, which is an offshoot of neoclassical economics, has viewed the global financial system as a simple homogenous system where one size fit all philosophy should hold. For example in the early era of liberalization (1990s onwards) emerging markets, namely, Singapore, Hong Kong, China, and later countries including India, Brazil and alike were mainly considered by global organizations like World Bank / IMF as laboratories where standard models of growth, specifically finance led growth would work flawlessly. Hence the tremendous heterogeneity of these economies, in-terms of both cultural and structural terms were at best ignored.

The Centre for Consumer Research (CCR) aims to examine the social and cultural practices and experiences that help shape consumer identity and individual or collective meaning-making through consumption.

We at Centre for Design Thinking and Innovation (CDTI) believe that innovation is not only a buzzword. It is at the very core of developed, modern and successful economies and nations. For developing and poor economies, innovation has the potential to provide health, education, food and housing to millions of people at the margins of society. It is also what makes organizations, whether “for profit” or “not for profit”, successful with a sustainable competitive advantage. At an individual level, innovation can prepare people for not only today’s but also tomorrow’s complex and dynamic world.

Social networking is as old as human existence, however advent of social and digital media made networking easier, faster and interactive. Except for nine of the fortune 500 companies all engaged in using social media. As high as ninety three percent use LinkedIn in their activities. Social media is becoming critical part to organizations in conduct of internal and external activities. With its seven functional building blocks identity, conversations, sharing, presence, relationships, reputation and groups social media is creating enormous impact on organizations, communities and individuals.