Found 6 article(s) for author 'Tarun Khanna'

Entrepreneurship in Emerging Economies

Entrepreneurship in Emerging Economies. Tarun Khanna, 2017, MOOC Course, “This business and management course takes an inter-disciplinary approach to understanding and solving complex social problems. You will learn about prior attempts to address these problems, identify points of opportunity for smart entrepreneurial efforts, and propose and develop your own creative solutions.Link

 

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Hiring Big from Small Towns—Evidence from a Natural Experiment in India

Hiring Big from Small Towns—Evidence from a Natural Experiment in India. Prithwiraj Choudhury, Tarun Khanna, 2016, Paper, “An insufficient supply of skilled human capital constrains the growth of technology firms in India. Despite this, most firms’ hiring efforts are geographically concentrated around the large cities, and individuals living in smaller towns are mostly excluded from the hiring efforts. We argue that despite the ex ante higher search costs of hiring from smaller towns, firms can benefit from hiring individuals from smallertowns. We study the relation between an employee’s prior location (hometown) and subsequent productivity within the firm and exploit a natural experiment within an Indian technology firm where the preexistence of a computer-generated talent allocation protocol allows us to control for endogeneity concerns related to assortative matching of employees to production centers.Link

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Bio-Piracy or Prospering Together? Fuzzy Set and Qualitative Analysis of Herbal Patenting by Firms

Bio-Piracy or Prospering Together? Fuzzy Set and Qualitative Analysis of Herbal Patenting by Firms. Prithwiraj Choudhury, Tarun Khanna, February 28, 2014, Paper. “Since the 1990s, several Western firms have filed patents based on medicinal herbs from emerging markets, evoking protests from local stakeholders against ‘bio-piracy’. We explore conditions under which firms and local stakeholders share rents from such patents. Our theoretical model builds on two distinct strategy literatures: firms appropriating rents from new technologies and firms managing stakeholders…” Link Verified October 12, 2014

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Toward Resource Independence—Why State-Owned Entities Become Multinationals: An Empirical Study of India’s Public R&D Laboratories

Toward Resource Independence—Why State-Owned Entities Become Multinationals: An Empirical Study of India’s Public R&D Laboratories. Prithwiraj Choudhury, Tarun Khanna, 2014, Paper. “In this paper, we build on the standard resource dependence theory and its departure suggested by Vernon to offer a novel explanation for why state-owned entities (SOEs) might seek a global footprint and global cash flows: to achieve resource independence from other state actors. In the context of state-owned entities, the power-use hypothesis of standard resource dependence theory can be used to…”  Link Verified October 12, 2014

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Industrial Policy and the Creation of New Industries: Evidence from Brazil’s Bioethanol Industry

Industrial Policy and the Creation of New Industries: Evidence from Brazil’s Bioethanol Industry. Tarun Khanna, 2014, Paper. “Industrial policy programs are frequently used by governments to stimulate economic activity in particular sectors of the economy. This study explores how an industrial policy program can affect the creation and evolution of an industry and, ultimately, the long-term performance of firms. We examine the history of the Brazilian bioethanol industry…” May require purchase or user account. Link Verified October 12, 2014

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Caste and Entrepreneurship in India

Caste and Entrepreneurship in India. Lakshmi Iyer, Tarun Khanna, February 2013, Paper. “It is now widely accepted that the lower castes have risen in Indian politics. Has there been a corresponding change in the economy? Using comprehensive data on enterprise ownership from the Economic Censuses of 1990, 1998, and 2005, we document substantial caste differences in entrepreneurship across India. The Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes are significantly under-represented in the ownership of enterprises and the share of the workforce employed by them…” May require purchase or user account. Link

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