A 100-acre oasis in south Bengaluru, the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB), with its all-stone architecture, lush verdant woods and landscaped gardens, provides an idyllic environment to engage in management studies, academics and learning. IIMB has world-class infrastructure that facilitates excellence in teaching, research, consulting and other professional activities.
Located in India’s high technology capital, IIMB is in close proximity to some of the leading corporate houses in the country, ranging from information technology to consumer product companies, giving it the added advantage of integrating classroom knowledge with practical experience.
Established in 1973, the Institute has since then built on its base of highly accomplished faculty, world-class infrastructure and motivated student body to emerge as one of the premier institutes for management education and research, promoting managerial excellence in the country. IIMB strives to achieve excellence through partnerships with industry, and leading academic institutions, the world over. IIMB’s mission is to ‘build leaders through holistic, transformative and innovative education’.
IIMB has always been a hub of innovative activity and is always on the lookout for opportunities to collaborate with the industry as well as other academic institutions the world over. Innovation and research at the institute have been given a fillip with the establishment of Centres of Excellence in various areas ranging from Public Policy, Corporate Governance to Financial Markets and Risk Management. Two new research labs, one for Big Data and another for Behavioural Research, have been set up recently. The N.S. Raghavan Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning is a catalyst for entrepreneurial activity and a well-known incubation centre for early start-up ventures.
IIMB was re-accredited by the EFMD Quality Improvement System (EQUIS) for a further period of five years in 2016. The five-year accreditation, highest that EQUIS confers, is a testimony to the fact that the evaluating team was confident about IIMB’s ability to sustain its efforts undertaken to achieve excellent standards in education, internationalization and research. EQUIS is a global school accreditation system run by the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) that specializes in higher education institutions of management and business administration.
IIMB also has deep engagements with international networks, such as the Global Network for Advanced Management (GNAM), which includes 29 eminent business schools around the world and Partnership in International Management (PIM), a consortium of more than 60 leading international business schools around the world. GNAM is convened by Yale University and includes INSEAD, London School of Economics and Fudan University among others. In November 2015, IIMB hosted the Deans and Directors of the Global Network schools.
Case Study: A collective response to CSR issues.
The authors of this case are Professors Amit Gupta and Vasanthi Srinivasan of the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Bangalore, Bannerghatta Road, Bangalore-560076, India. This case is intended as a discussion of various management issues. It is not intended as an illustration of effective or ineffective management. It was written with the objective of highlighting the complexity of managing Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). No value judgement is intended. the case study is divided as:-
Part A: FIFA and the Genesis of SGFI.
Part B: UNIDO and Cluster Development.
Part C: The Future of SGFI.