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Last week, we stumbled upon the blog of an IIM Ahmedabad professor and on investigating further, we discovered that professors at other institutes such as NMIMS, XLRI and ICFAI also engage in blogging regularly. We decided to get in touch with the...
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B-School blogging is really hotting up in india. Apart from the blogs mentioned in the above post i know Globsyn Business School also has got management blogs for each of its verticals - finanace, marketing, hr, information system and economics. The blogs are available at gbs blog .

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Nice initiative... :)

Here's a couple more from one of our highly respected Finance Faculty...

KVSSNRao's Handbook of Mergers and Acquisitions
KVSSNRao's Handbook of Security Analysis and Portfolio Management

Cheers,

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Hey... good start!!!

another one i have been following is Fundoo Professor

Its a blog of a prof. Sanjay Bakshi, who teaches behavioural finance at MDI. His story is also quite inspirational.

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Last week, we stumbled upon the blog of an IIM Ahmedabad professor and on investigating further, we discovered that professors at other institutes such as NMIMS, XLRI and ICFAI also engage in blogging regularly. We decided to get in touch with these professors and find out what blogging means for them and their students.

The term 'blog' is an abbreviation for weblog. Many bloggers use their blogs as a record for their daily activities and the blog principally serves as an online journal. However, this is not how most management professors who blog use the medium. For them the blog is primarily an extension of their identity as a teacher. As Prof TT Ram Mohan (blog - http://adformula.blogspot.com/) is an avid blogger and has three blogs, each of which caters to a set of issues. He says, "I integrate my blog posts with classroom exercises. After discussing an issue in class I ask my students to read relevant posts and leave their comments on the blog or submit feedback on paper."

"I have been been blogging for the past two years. All in all it's been a terrific experience! Blogging has motivated me to study close to 400 brands. For me a blog is an information resource rather than an interaction tool. I do not try to integrate blog posts with classroom exercises. The information on my blog serves to add value. I use my blog mainly as a research journal through which students can get information and analyses about numerous brands", comments Harish B Nair, marketing lecturer at ICFAI, Cochin (blog - http://alternativeperspective.blogspot.com/ and http://inspired-pragmatism.blogspot.com/) puts forth an interesting point when he says, "I am also part of numerous Yahoo! Groups where issues related to coursework are discussed. I have observed that since in a Yahoo! Group the audience is so much more visible, some students prefer leaving comments there rather than on a blog. In my opinion, the potential of blogging has not been explored fully. There are so few collaborative blogs!" he goes on to say.

Blogging truly holds a wealth of possibilities. A professor we contacted has been approached by a publisher to convert a blog of his into a novel. On the other hand, he has also been reprimanded by his college management for being responsible for students passionately discussing condom advertising as a response to a blog post. He says with tongue firmly in cheek, "If it sells, why shouldn't it be discussed?"

More blogs by Indian business school professors

Jayanth R Varma, IIM Ahmedabad - http://www.iimahd.ernet.in/~jrvarma/blog/

Pitabas Mohanty, XLRI Jamshedpur - http://pitabasm.blogspot.com/

Rajeev Sharma, XLRI Jamshedpur - http://rlog.rajeevsharma.net/

Know of more blogs by business school faculty? Tell us about them!

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