Thursday, March 16, 2017

  • General Management Programme for Healthcare Executives (Batch-1) Module-4 Executive Education Open Programme

    Programme Title              : General Management Programme for Healthcare Executives (Batch-1) Module-4
                                                 Executive Education Open Programme

    Programme Directors    : Profs. Shankar Venkatagiri & Rajluxmi V Murthy

    Programme Dates           : 4 & 12 – 17 March 2017

    Programme Venue         : M-12, IIMB Campus

    Programme Overview   :
    The well-being of a population requires the coordinated participation of hospitals and healthcare institutions, pharmaceutical firms and their products, diagnostic services, healthcare technologies, informatics, insurance providers, entrepreneurs and finally, the community of healthcare recipients.

    Expenditure on healthcare is on the rise in India. Having reached the $100 billion mark in 2015, the spending is set to triple over the next 5 years. Consequently, there is a massive requirement for trained management professionals in healthcare. As with many other sectors, employees who are competent in their lines of work are identified to step into the shoes of managers. In the case of hospitals, senior doctors and nurses are charged with responsibilities that were not part of their training at college.

    The GMHE is a part-time certificate program that is aimed at high performing individuals in the healthcare domain, who are looking to transition from a functional role to a management role. This sectoral program is modelled on the highly successful Executive General Management Program (EGMP) offered under IIMB’s executive education programs for over a decade. The GMHE has been designed and developed by IIMB in partnership with apollo MedSkills, the skills arm of apollo hospitals. The academic content will be delivered by IIMB faculty, clinicians / administrators from some of the pre-eminent hospitals and healthcare service providers. There will also be frequent interactions with practioners from allied disciplines such as pharmaceuticals and insurance, which today play an important role in determining the success of healthcare delivery models. Participants in the GMHE will have ample opportunity to develop core business skills and competencies that are pertinent to their chosen domain within healthcare. They will involve themselves actively in case discussions, practicums, and interactive exercises in the classroom. The program’s activities will help participants in networking with peers from diverse backgrounds.

    Programme URL:
    http://www.iimb.ernet.in/eep/product/213/General-Management-Programme-for-Healthcare-Executives-Batch-1?management=GeneralManagement&addurl=L00410&Ref=IIMBsite

  • Advanced Management Programme (Batch-11) Week-2 Executive Education Open Programme

    Programme Title              : Advanced Management Programme (Batch-11) Week-2 
                                                 Executive Education Open Programme

    Programme Directors    : Profs. Sankarshan Basu, Sai Yayavaram, R Srinivasan & Jishnu Hazra

    Programme Dates           : 13 – 18 March 2017

    Programme Venue         : M-11, IIMB Campus

    Programme Overview   :
    Managing in today’s dynamic and competitive environment calls for two critical capabilities from business managers - the need to be functionally competent in a global context and the ability to set and drive organizational agenda for growth and performance. This calls for functional mastery combined with personal leadership. The objective of this programme is to allow participants to manage this dual development agenda.

    Programme URL:
    http://www.iimb.ernet.in/eep/product/78/Advanced_Management_Programme_AMP_12?management=GeneralManagement&addurl=AMP9&Ref=IIMBsite

  • R&P Office to host seminar on ‘Distribution Costs, Product Quality, and Cross-Country Income Differences’ on March 16

    Thursday’s talk to be delivered by Dr. Kunal Dasgupta from the Department of Economics, University of Toronto

    10 March, 2017, Bengaluru: The Office of Research and Publications (R&P) at IIM Bangalore will be hosting a research seminar on ‘Distribution Costs, Product Quality, and Cross-Country Income Differences’, on March 16 (Thursday), 2017, from 2:30 pm, at Classroom P22. The talk will be delivered by Dr. Kunal Dasgupta, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, University of Toronto.

    The focus areas of Dr. Dasgupta’s teaching are: International Trade and International Monetary Economics. His work on Learning and Knowledge Diffusion in a Global Economy and The Missing Middle in Developing Countries Revisited have been published in the Journal of International Economics, and the Indian Growth and Development Review respectively.

    Background of talk: It is documented that the efficiency of international distribution systems varies across countries. Moreover, in a model of distribution and trade, an efficient distribution system creates comparative advantage in high quality products. Using the model’s structure and international shipment-level data, the efficiency of distribution systems for a sample of 74 countries was estimated, and it was found that the country at the 90th percentile of the distribution is almost three times more efficient than the one at the 10th percentile.

    A calibrated version of the model that incorporates these efficiency estimates reveals that cross-country differences in the efficiency of export distribution systems explain almost forty percent of the observed cross-country differences in income. It also shows that policies that improve the efficiency of distribution systems can lead to significant welfare gains, mainly due to induced quality upgrading.

    Topic: Distribution Costs, Product Quality, and Cross-Country Income Differences

    Speaker: Dr. Kunal Dasgupta, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, University of Toronto

    Date: Thursday, March 16, 2017

    Time: 2.30 pm onwards

    Venue: Classroom P22