In this segment of Smith Business Close-Up, host Jeff Salkin sits down with Sunil Mithas to discuss his new book, “Dancing Elephants and Leaping Jaguars.” It documents the leadership strategies and management interventions that drove Tata’s growth following the liberalization of the Indian economy in the early 1990s.
Few companies can match the recent global expansion of the Tata Group, which owns brands such as Jaguar, Land Rover, Taj Hotels and Good Earth Teas. Since 1991, annual revenue for the Indian conglomerate has exploded from $4 billion to more than $100 billion.
Technological know-how is great, but workplace culture is the most critical factor to success in software production, according to a new study supported by the Smith School's Center for Excellence in Service. The center has supported software developer 3Pillar Global in creating an industry-first Product Development Success Index. Read more...
Thursday, August 2, 2012, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, August 5, 2012, 7:30 a.m.
Released in January 2012, Sunil Mithas’ new book, “Digital Intelligence: What Every Smart Manager Must Have for Success in an Information Age,” lays out the information you need to know about IT to succeed in business.
College Park, Md. – October 22, 2010 – The Robert H. Smith School of Business congratulates five of its scholars identified as the likely leaders of the next generation of academics by top industry group the Marketing Science Institute (MSI).
Thursday, May 20, 2010, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, May 23, 2010, 7:30 a.m.; Monday, May 24, 2010, 4:30 a.m.
Tata Group acquisitions such as Jaguar Land Rover may have American consumers taking notice of the Indian company as a global force for the first time, but the company has been a subject of an in-depth study on how to transform large corporations by Sunil Mithas, professor of information systems at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business. His new book, “Dancing Elephants and Leaping Jaguars,” documents the leadership strategies and management interventions that drove Tata’s growth following the liberalization of the Indian economy in the early 1990’s. Such peers as GE, Siemens and IBM have struggled to grow in comparison. Mithas, who recently discussed his Tata-based study in an “Innovation Engine” podcast, says his work gives “a framework for organizations to rediscover their potential and charge ahead using the levers of business excellence and innovation.”
Research by Sunil Mithas
IT Flexibility Increasingly Drives Effective B2B Partnerships in Era of Cloud Computing and Big Data
Major deals can fall apart when IT systems are inflexible, and the implications are significant for firms' strategies and competitive performance.
Wedad Elmagrabhy, associate professor of management science, received her PhD from the University of California at Berkeley. Her current research interests are the design of competitive procurement auctions in business-to-business markets and pricing in markets where buyers behave strategically.