Indian Entrepreneurship and Its Varied Manifestations: A Historical Perspective

Stories have always captured the imagination of man. Be it timeless epics, like the Mahabharata and Ramayana, or more recent books, like JK Rowling's Harry Potter series and Steve Jobs' biography, well-told stories have the ability to capture their audience's imagination. And while fictional stories engage readers' imaginations, true stories can inspire readers to act. As a … Continue reading Indian Entrepreneurship and Its Varied Manifestations: A Historical Perspective

What Really Determines an Individual’s Intent for Entrepreneurship?

Setting up a business is the outcome of a long series of intricate choices. It is the process rather than the result of a distinct choice, and the entrepreneurial elements are not necessarily equal across the process's different engagement levels. A recent article in the Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Emerging Economies discusses the … Continue reading What Really Determines an Individual’s Intent for Entrepreneurship?

Are Young Mothers in India Deprived of Maternal Health Care Services?

Young women are at a higher risk of poor birth outcomes. Studies have found increased risk of preterm delivery, intrauterine growth retardation and low birth weight among adolescents (Amini et al. 1996; Fraser et al. 1995; Satin et al. 1994). Additionally, the risk of maternal death is higher among teenagers compared to older women (Gupta … Continue reading Are Young Mothers in India Deprived of Maternal Health Care Services?

Book Review: Informal Labor, Formal Politics, and Dignified Discontent in India

Informal Labor, Formal Politics, and Dignified Discontent in India. By Rina Agarwala. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2013. 264 pp. ISBN 978-1-107-66308-4, $29.99 (Paperback). Looking for a good read for the long weekend? Akshay Mangla of Harvard Business School recently reviewed "Informal Labor, Formal Politics, and Dignified Discontent in India" in ILR Review. Informal workers, … Continue reading Book Review: Informal Labor, Formal Politics, and Dignified Discontent in India

Are Consumers More Likely to Buy Green Products?

Recently, concern about the environment has become a crucial public issue. Increasing governmental regulations, intensifying consumer environmentalism and growing pressure from stakeholders have made firms decide to go green (Leonidou et al., 2011; Menon and Menon, 1997). There has been a rise in eco-friendly (EF) product preferences among consumers and firms are desperate to trap … Continue reading Are Consumers More Likely to Buy Green Products?

Child Labor and Responsible Consumers

In honor of Labor Day, Management Ink would like to highlight an article that has just appeared on OnlineFirst for Business & Society. Jérôme Ballet, Institut de Recherche pour le Développement, Augendra Bhukuth, Fonds pour la Recherche en Ethique Economique, and Aurélie Carimentrand, Université de Bordeaux, published "Child Labor and Responsible Consumers: From Boycotts to Social Labels, … Continue reading Child Labor and Responsible Consumers