1. Early mover advantages: An Empirical Analysis of Indian Cellular Market Authors: Rajkumar Upadhyay (IIMB) Discussant: Prof Srinivas Prakhya,-Assistant Professor of Marketing, IIMB
This paper develops the relationship between the early entry and market share using 11 years panel data from Indian cellular market. The results suggest that early movers have market share advantage and early mover advantage increases with increase in the time gap between successive entries. This advantage reduces as the market moves from the early adoption stage into growth phase. The market share advantage of early movers is smaller in high growth markets. State owned fixed line service providers, who were late entrants into the Indian cellular market, are able to offset some of the disadvantage of late entry.
2. Do Emerging Economy Firms Need Ambidextrous Strategies for Internationalization?
Authors: Sathyajit Gubbi (IIMC)
Discussant: Prof Rishikesha Krishnan, Jamuna Raghavan Chair Professor of Entrepreneurship, IIMB
This paper examines export competitiveness of indigenous firms in emerging economies. We contend that for such firms adopting generic strategies of pure cost leadership or differentiation alone post-market reforms may be untenable. Instead, internationalization strategies combining low cost capabilities with technology driven innovativeness are more appropriate. Longitudinal panel data on the Indian pharmaceuticals industry over the period 1992-2007, supports our conjecture.
3. Institutional Legacy and Technological Knowledge Sourcing Trajectory in Emerging Economy Firms
Authors: Indrajit Mukherjee (IIMC)
Discussant: Prof Vijaya Marisetty-Associate Professor of Finance & Control, IIMB
This multi-industry longitudinal study reveals: institutional legacies of emerging economy firms during founding and subsequent history influence current trajectory of technological knowledge sourcing. Different layers of institutional environment interact with each other in influencing firm strategy and one may dominate over others. The study expounds institutional antecedents of technology strategy, develops theory on imprinting and evolution of organizational routines, and illuminates practitioners on one source of organizational resistance.
4. Examining Differential Effects of Psychological Contract Breach and Mediating Role of Trust on Organizational Outcomes Authors: Upasana Aggarwal -IIT Bombay Discussant: Prof Ramadhar Singh-Professor of Psychology, NUS
The present research tests an integrative model of psychological contract breach. The relationships were tested applying structural equation modelling. Personality, job characteristics and relationships in the organization emerge as the significant predictors of perception of breach. Results also suggest that psychological contract breach negatively predicts affective commitment, innovative work behavior and work engagement and is positively related to intention to quit. Trust emerged as the mediator in the relationships between psychological contract breach and organizational outcomes.
5. What keeps Business groups affiliated firms