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2017 Emerald/INDAM Indian Management Research Fund Award

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Supporting knowledge creation and dissemination for the social good in India

Announcement of results

This year, Emerald and the Indian Academy of Management (INDAM) are delighted to offer a research grant for an Indian project in the field of management research. There will be one award of £2,000 for the winning research project, and two awards of £500 each for highly-commended runners up, to fund or part-fund these projects.

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

Winning project

Bridging institutional voids through institutional work: Case of institutional intermediaries in India

  • Debabrata Chatterjee
    Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode

  • Sreevas Sahasranamam
    Chancellor’s Fellow
    Strathclyde Business School

Highly Commended

Motives and Impact of Volunteerism: a study of Vidhyadaan Program in India

  • Devyani Mourya
    Research Scholar (OB & HRM)
    Indian Institute of Management Indore

  • Sushant Kumar Mishra
    Professor (OB & HRM)
    Indian Institute of Management Indore

Modelling the decision-making behaviour of farmers in context of contract farming in India

  • Nilanjan Dutta
    Ph.D. Scholar
    Department of Management Studies
    Indian Institute of Technology Madras

  • Arshinder Kaur
    Associate Professor
    Department of Management Studies
    Indian Institute of Technology Madras

Judging criteria

Each application was judged, by a panel of experts, on the criteria below.

  • 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
E-mail: [email protected]

2015 Award results

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