2015 Emerald/IAM Indian Management Research Fund Award

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Supporting knowledge creation and dissemination for the social good in India

Announcement of results

Emerald and the Indian Academy of Management (IAM) are delighted to offer a research grant for an Indian project in the field of management research. The award offers £2,000 to fund the winning research project and two awards of £500 each, for highly-commended runners up.

In addition to the research fund it is also hoped that the findings of the research can be published in one of Emerald's many excellent business and management titles.

Applications addressed the creation and dissemination of knowledge for the social good with a specific orientation toward benefit for India.

Winning proposal

"Determinants of Effective Strategic Positioning of University Business Incubators in India"
Ganesan Kannabiran, National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli
Sally Smith, Edinburgh Napier University

Highly commended proposals

"Promoting Competition in Public Procurement: Finding right configurations for India"
Samir K. Srivastava, Amit Agrahari & Andleep Tewari, Indian Institute of Management Lucknow

"Overcoming Ownership Risks at the Base of the Pyramid in India - Potential of Access-Based Services"
Gopalakrishnan Narayanamurthy, Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode
Roger Moser, University of St. Gallen (HSG)
Tobias Schaefers, Dortmund University of Technology


The main member of the research team must be based in India.

Judging criteria

Each application was judged, by a panel of experts, on the criteria below. The research had to:

  • Be of significance, and in particular, illustrate how it will benefit the social good.
  • Demonstrate originality and innovation.
  • Make an outstanding contribution to theory and its application.
  • Illustrate the appropriateness and application of the methodology.
  • Demonstrate sound implications for theory and practice.


For further information, please contact:

Biju Ganesan
Executive Publisher
Emerald Group Publishing (India) Private Limited