Global R&D

The GLOBE Project, Wharton School, US

EMPI has been the principal Co- investigator of India segment of a world – wide research program GLOBE of the Wharton School, a major research study on CEOs. A key international publication has been made based on the research findings of the project. An extension of the GLOBE project was the Indo – China IT Project on “Why India Is Ahead in Software And How China may catch up? Examining the cultural factor” This Project brings together the EMPI Business School, New Delhi, The Wharton School, US and The City University of Hongkong. The study climaxed in a worldwide publication by the famous Asghate Publishers (UK). The project was conducted under the direction of Padma Bhushan Shri. N. Vittal, former Secretary, Electronics and Telecom, Government Of India.

The European Union India International Business Management Centre

The first of its kind effort in India, fully supported by the European Union, this centre was established to be an applied business research centre pertaining to Indo – European Economic and Business Issues. The centre operated through a triangular research corridor with the university of Turin, Italy and Helsinki School of Economics and Business Administration, Finland facilitated the transfer of Doctoral students, faculty – researchers so as to develop joint research on various sub – themes like entry strategy of EU companies in India and vice versa, Cross – Cultural Entrepreneurship, Investment climate policy etc.

Asian Media information and Communication (AMIC) Singapore

EMPI has tie up with AMIC Singapore, an internationally renowned Asian umbrella body on communication and media with regional chapters spread all over the Asia – Pacific. EMPI has very closely collaborated with the India chapter of AMIC Singapore which is headed by Dr. M.S. Swaminathan and has Mr. N. Murali of Hindu, Mr. Shant Kumar of Deccan Herald amongst other distinguished personalities on its board. EMPI and AMIC have conducted joint research projects on a number of areas including E–Governance, UNESCO’s International Programme for the Development of Communication, Economic Journalism etc.


EMPI's Indo-Korea Initiatives

While Korea has transformed itself from an agrarian country to a technological superpower in over of a few decades creating global multinationals, India has also emerged as a fast growing BRIC country that is a IT superpower. With a shared Buddhist history & eastern culture, together these two countries complement each other economically and technologically thereby creating a unique partnership for the 21st century.


EMPI over the last decade has strategically focused on being a pioneer in developing collaborations with Korean organizations for technology, economy and business such as Science & Technology Policy Institute (STEPI), Korea Technology Foundation (KOTEF), Daedeok Innopolis, Daedeok valley venture association, Daegu-Gyeongbuk Free Economic Zone (DGFEZ), Korea Electronics Technology Institute (KETI), Korea Land Corporation (KLC) etc.


Building on its relationship with Korea, EMPI has created the ‘EMPI Indo-Korean Centre’. The Centre aims to act as a bridge between Korean and Indian Academia and Industry through its focus on Language, Culture and Business. The EMPI, Indo-Korea Centre also promotes, coordinates and conducts research activities concerning India and Korea.


Indian Quality Management Practices

A Pioneering Indo-Japanese-Korean-US Applied Research Study

Post liberalization, Indian industry had to suddenly and dramatically upgrade quality to world standards so that the Indian consumer could get access to world-class products and services. This dramatic change inspired industries to import not just modern technology, but also management techniques and practices from different companies and regions of the world. Thus, Industry witnessed a non-evolutionary amalgamation of different techniques viz. the TQM, TPM, Kaizen and Lean Production Systems from Japan, BPR and Six Sigma from the U.S., the ISO 9000 and ERP from Europe etc. This mix across different industry segments, sectors, technology level and size produced a wide array of practices and techniques which have been added, synthesized and adapted as to what works in the Indian context and what does not.


In this context a comprehensive research was undertaken by EMPI Business School, New Delhi and PHD Chamber of Commerce & Industry jointly in conjunction with leading International Organisations like the Cleveland Advanced Manufacturing Program (CAMP), Cleveland, Ohio, USA, Ohio Aerospace Institute (OAI), Ohio, USA, Mombusho Scholars Association of India (MOSAI), India, Japan, Science and Technology Policy Institute (STEPI), Korea and Konrad Adenauer Foundation (KAF), Germany, who came together for the first time in India, to systematically conceptualize, catalogue, classify and document the various quality practices in the Indian Industry.


Frontiers of Knowledge and Innovation – Blending Emerging Technologies with Inclusive Development

EMPI recently conducted a top tier international conference – the 11th in the series International Conference on Technology, Policy and Innovation (ICTPI) on the theme “Frontiers of Knowledge & Innovation: Emerging Technologies for Inclusive Development.” The conference was partnered by IC2 Institute, University of Texas at Austin, University of Cambridge, the Cambridge MIT Institute, TU Delft, University of Stavanger, Centre for Innovation, Technology and Policy Research, Zernike (UK) and CPTM among others. It was organized in collaboration with TIFAC and NISTADS, CSIR, Dept. of Science and Technology, Govt. of India and was supported by the National Knowledge Commission, Government of India. ICTPI brought together leading worldwide representatives from academia, business, and government to present and discuss current and future issues of critical importance for using science and technology to foster regional economic development and prosperity sharing. It made a significant contribution to policy actions and international discourse in the areas of innovation and inclusive development.

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