Medical Technology in Indian Context

Increasingly medical technology is becoming a key enabler of healthcare right from prevention to treatment. While the rapid advances in technology have enhanced the precision & efficacy of healthcare interventions, it has also attracted criticism around "over-use" or over dependence on these modern technological tools, leading to enhancement in healthcare costs. In Indian context, this issue of affordability gains alarming proportion given over 60% population pays out of pocket. To add to the problem is the healthcare infrastructure skews resulting in virtual migration of patients from rural and semi-urban settings to big cities thereby increasing the financial burden further.

With above back-drop in view the talk will attempt to discuss some of the opportunities that lie underneath these seemingly formidable challenges and how medical technology can be optimally adopted and utilized to provide solutions for the Indian healthcare sector

  • Mr. Ashok K Kakkar, Senior Managing Director, Varian Medical Systems International India Pvt. Ltd., Mumbai
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  • 2016-02-23

Aviation Trends and Airbus Strategy in India

PGPX Class of 2016 has organized a Speaker Series Session on Aviation Trends and Airbus Strategy in India by Dr Srinivasan Dwarakanath, Managing Director, Airbus India on Monday 22 Feb, 2016 at CR1, IMDC Block New Campus, IIMA

  • Dr Srinivasan Dwarakanath, Managing Director, Airbus India
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  • 2016-02-22

Sports Management - The Indian landscape

Guest session in SPM course on Sports Management - The Indian landscape

by Sri Rajiv Yadav (IAS), GOI, Secretary, Ministry of Sports at CR4, IIM Ahmedabad

  • Sri Rajiv Yadav (IAS), GOI, Secretary, Ministry of Sports
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  • 2016-02-09

When Near is Far and Far is Near:FDI, Geographic Location and Connectivity

Building on sociology theories that separate physical geography from its metaphorical connotations, we offer reconciliation for the theoretical ambiguity and conflicting empirical findings regarding the impact of countries' geographic location on their performance as hosts for FDI. Quantile regression of FDI flows and stocks to 159 countries observed during 1980-2011 shows that the impact is contingent upon country unilateral characteristics and their connectivity to other countries, and that the relationships vary across different segments of the FDI distribution. These findings suggest that whereas geography is a fixed country attribute, its consequences are intertwined with the characteristics of countries and are constructed by their actions. We outline the ways by which the perceptions of remoteness and proximity that we advance in this paper should be incorporated in MNE strategies and modify their location choices and strategic responses to geographic location.

  • Prof. Lilac Nachum, City University New York
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  • 2016-02-01