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IIM Ahmedabad institute

IIM Ahmedabad


The fiercely competitive business environment makes incessant demands for connecting with new sources of value. Competing and collaborating can both involve arenas of action beyond national borders. By studying how businesses succeed and why they fail when they venture abroad, participants in this programme will be able to connect practices with concepts at the cutting edge of knowing what works. Liabilities of foreignness and liabilities of being an outsider both need to be overcome in doing business abroad.


The decade following independence in 1947 was witness to a surge of innovative ideas to build a fledgling independent nation into a model democratic state committed to growth with equity in the development of its people. The establishment of Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIMA) was the outcome of one such innovative initiative.

Led by Dr. Vikram Sarabhai, Shri. Kasturbhai Lalbhai and proactively supported by the then Chief Minister of Gujarat, Dr. Jivraj Mehta, a group of enlightened individuals set up IIMA. This group ably wove together a coalition of five actors - the governments at the centre and the state, the local industrialists, the Ford Foundation and the Harvard Business School, in a true spirit of public private partnership to establish the Institute. 

The constitution for governance of IIMA was different from that for traditional universities. It was set up as an institution that would be managed by a Society, the IIMA Society, created under the Societies Act, for the purpose. The Institute was to be run by the Board of Governors, constituted by the IIMA Society; the Board would have wide representation from all the relevant constituencies to reflect the multifarious needs of a developing nation. IIMA was therefore conceived as an Institute that would be a Board managed institution, free from exclusive control of any one constituency. Thus, operational freedom is an integral part of the DNA of IIMA.

IIMA has consistently been ranked as the number one management school in the country year after year in the last several years. In its latest ranking, The Economist has ranked IIMA at 56 among the top 100 international B-schools in the world that offer full time MBA. The Financial Times (FT) has ranked the two-year post graduate programme in management (PGP) of IIMA in the top ten programmes in the category of Masters Programmes in Management that do not require work experience as pre-requisite for admission. FT reported th
This programme would be useful for CEOs, Directors, Presidents, Vice-Presidents, General Managers, and Profit Centre Heads with responsibilities for decisions concerning international business; government officials concerned with trade or trade-substituting investment policies for foreign direct investments, and policymakers concerned with internationally leveraging intellectual property rights and organisational knowledge using enabling provisions in multilateral fora such as WTO, TRIPS, GATS, besides plurilateral arrangements and bilateral agreements. This programme is designed to provide an opportunity to expand understanding of choices for strategies and organisation of international business, particularly various forms of foreign commercial presence, movement of natural persons and product-services linkages. It recognises that developing capabilities for doing business abroad requires particular attention to managing institutional and cultural diversity, and understanding and preparing for various kinds of risks including country risk and political risk.
The programme will draw on the cutting edge of insights from business practices, international business strategy research, case studies of experiences of exporters, investors, collaborators in joint ventures and business partners pursuing opportunities in cross-border value chains, value-grids and constellations. There will also be identification and discussion of implications for organisation structures, institutionalised systems and management processes that arise from responses to governance frames, competitiveness and international economic relations.
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