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Institute for Competitiveness


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Institute for Competitiveness, India is the Indian knot in the global network of the Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness at Harvard Business School. Institute for Competitiveness, India is an international initiative centered in India, dedicated to enlarging and purposeful disseminating of the body of research and knowledge on competition and strategy, as pioneered over the last 25 years by Professor Michael Porter of the Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness at Harvard Business School. Institute for Competitiveness, India conducts & supports indigenous research; offers academic & executive courses; provides advisory services to the Corporate & the Governments and organises events. The institute studies competition and its implications for company strategy; the competitiveness of nations, regions & cities and thus generate guidelines for businesses and those in governance; and suggests & provides solutions for socio-economic problems

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Institute for Competitiveness

  2. 2. ABOUT US ENHANCING PROSPERITY Institute for Competitiveness, India is the Indian knot in the global network of the Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness at Harvard Business School. Institute for Competitiveness, India is an international initiative centered in India, dedicated to enlarging and purposeful disseminating of the body of research and knowledge on competition and strategy, as pioneered over the last 25 years by Professor Michael Porter of the Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness at Harvard Business School. @arthsastra
  3. 3. 2006 • Marked our beginning with an opinion piece - The first article under the name of Institute for Competitiveness was published by Dr. Amit Kapoor in Economic Times. 2009 • Incorporation - Institute for Competitiveness was incorporated in 2009 and is part of global network of the Institute for Strategy & Competitiveness at Harvard Business School, USA • State Competitiveness Report - The report, which is an annual publication maps the competitiveness & performance of states in India. 2012 • Porter Prize - An annual (first hosted in 2012) event of Institute for Competitiveness which recognizes the strategic acumen of corporates in India. • States Competitiveness Awards - Launch of awards in associated with MINT to celebrate the states, cities and enterprises that have helped in enhancing the competitiveness across the nation. • Hall of Fame- Prof. Kapoor was inducted into the Competitiveness Hall of Fame which is administered by Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness at Harvard Business School, USA. 2014 • India Council on Competitiveness was formed A partnership was developed with Council on Competitiveness to promote sustainable economic growth and develop global competitiveness policies and strategies. 2016 • Joined hands with Social Progress Imperative - to form Social Progress India to complement the economic assessment with social assessment by adopting the Social Progress Index framework. • Future of States – The aim of the initiative is to help governments, corporations, the media & the broader civil society to come to terms with the changes that will benefit India in terms of leveraging its innovation capability. What Next • What Works India Conference • Cluster Mapping • Ocularity • India Competitiveness Project • City & State Social Progress Index • Competitiveness Summer School • City Competitiveness Report The first report was launched about the state of cities in India. • Company Analysis –Started publishing case studies on various topics including healthcare delivery, business models, energy solutions etc. 2008 • Social Progress Collaboration with NITI Aayog - The report at the state level was released in 2017 that included an introductory essay by Bibek Debroy. • NITI Transformation Lecture – Institute joined hands with NITI Aayog to organize the third lecture in the high- powered NITI Lectures : ‘Transforming India’ 2017 • Shared Value Initiative India Institute collaborated with the Shared Value Initiative, USA to introduce the shared value paradigm among the organizations in India. The objective is to bring forward institutions and corporates that are moving towards a new age of capitalism. • Launched Thinkers Magazine Thinkers is a quarterly thought leadership magazine with articles, interviews, and thought pieces from the foremost thinkers.2015 • Thinkers50 – Thinkers50, India is a joint initiative of Thinkers50, London. • It is a platform to discuss new ideas, new thoughts, address challenging issues, forge new paths, identify synergies in the management arena. • Global Competitiveness Conference - The conference was organized by TCI and IFC at MDI, Gurgaon. 2010 20172013 O V E R T H E Y E A R S • Shared Value Summit - Flagship event of SVII, was hosted for the first time in 2015. • Inclusive Business List
  4. 4. Events WHAT WE DO ProgramsResearch Advisory
  5. 5. RESEARCH AREAS Healthcare Delivery Creating Shared Value Social Progress Index Innovation & Innovation Capacity Competitiveness & Economic Development Competitive Strategy
  6. 6. RESEARCH & PUBLICATIONS R E P O R T S A R T I C L E S C A S E S S P L . R E P O R T S Inclusive Business List India’s Food Processing Sector Healthcare in India Intellectual Property Rights in India Internet of Things Industrial Value Chain Development India Innovation Landscape Business Model of MSME CITIES • Livability Report • Competitiveness Report • Creative Economy Report DISTRICTS • Social Progress Index STATES • Competitiveness Report • Social Progress Index • Manufacturing Competitiveness Report • Creative Economy Report • State Innovation Report JSW Steel Apollo Gleneagles Vision Spring in India Diversey in India redBus Halonix Limited Pepsico Ltd. Indian Flour Mill Numerous articles have been published in various newspapers such as Huffington Post Hindu Business Line Business Standard The Hindu Entrepreneur Financial Express The Economic Times Business World IANS
  7. 7. STATE COMPETITIVENSS REPORT M O S T C O M P E T I T I V E S T A T E A W A R D S ABOUTUS The first state competitiveness report was published in year 2009. The State Competitiveness report measures and ranks states in India on various competitiveness dimensions that are critical for the Indian economy such as: a) Demand conditions b) Factor conditions c) Context for strategy d) Supporting and related Industries
  8. 8. CITY COMPETITIVENSS REPORTABOUTUS First published in year 2008. Best City Awards was done in collaboration with ABP City Competitiveness report determines the competitiveness of 50 cities of India on pillars of microeconomic competitiveness Serves as a tools for public – private collaboration on long term competitiveness agendas. Highlights key area to be considered to boost economic development of cities and the innovation required to create new urban centers. B E S T C I T Y A W A R D S
  9. 9. EVENTS PORTER PRIZE SHARED VALUE SUMMIT THINKERS SANDBOX The annual Shared Value Summit aims at encouraging businesses to adopt the practice of shared value by imbibing the spirit of inclusivity in their business models. The event aims at recognizing the strategic acumen of corporates in India. The central idea of the Porter Prize is to propel companies to compete on the basis of value creation, innovation and strategy. India’s National Competitiveness Forum is a flagship event of India Council on Competitiveness, which aims to drive Indian productivity, competitiveness and leadership in the world market via its activities. An intimate confluence of distinguished leaders who have made indispensable contributions (government or the private sector) in building the India as we know it today. INDIA’S NATIONAL COMPETITIVENESS FORUM
  11. 11. PROGRAMS This program focuses on the key determinants of a nation’s or region’s productivity regarding strategies and operating practices of local firms, vitality of clusters, and quality of the operating business environment. This program examines programmatic, organizational, and policy-related decisions required for health care delivery systems in resource-constrained settings. This program focuses on understanding the theories and frameworks that provide a foundation for understanding the role and significance of business model – conceptualization, typologies and innovation. This program involves learning of the tools and techniques for developing game-changing organizations, which can identify the industry shifts, spot the emerging trends and become a part of the industry transformations at the right time. This program will enable the business leaders to think and plan the new dimension of their business, which will integrate the societal and environmental impacts into the core of their strategy and operations. This program focuses on the key practices and models around value-based healthcare delivery as well as their use primarily in the context of India. The program focuses on the business environment in India, the opportunity that the country provides and the strategies that have been adopted by successful Indian enterprises.
  12. 12. BOOKS This book looks at successful and sometimes not so successful strategies, operations, and innovations within India. Showcasing distilled lessons from our decades of practical work experience in the country & leveraging more than 100 client engagements in India and other emerging markets as well as countless research assignments on India's macro- and micro-economic environment. In addition, more than 100 case studies created in the last few years in the context of the Porter Prize, provides the reader detailed insights into the way business is done in India. The book clearly addresses the Indian context; however, many approaches and ideas can be applied to other emerging markets as well. The Indian economy has always played a major role in world history. This book aims to bridge that gap by showcasing India’s economic performance throughout history and simultaneously delving into the causes for its successes and failures. More than a bland economic discourse the book also aims to explain the economic journey through a political lens since understanding the mindsets of political leaders of the time gives a better sense of their decisions. THE AGE OF AWAKENING
  14. 14. AWARDCATEGORIES Creating Shared Value Creating Distinct Value Exploiting Trade-offs Industry Architectural Shift Leveraging Unique Activities Enabling Social Progress Excellence in Corporate & Governance Creating Value Based Healthcare Delivery Smart and Connected Products Porter Prize is named after the renowned thinker, Harvard faculty member and Father of the modern strategic field Professor Michael E. Porter. First hosted in Year 2012 Recognizes the strategic acumen of corporates in India. Adjudged after a rigorous process of evaluation and selection. Participating enterprises are thoroughly analyzed on vital parameters of competitiveness and a jury selects winners who do exceptionally well in their respective category. ABOUTUS Propel Companies to compete on the basis of Value Creation, Innovation and Strategy Recognition of distinct strategies that result in Sustainable Profitability and enhance the Competitiveness of India Recognition of efforts to create sustainable competitive advantage by Companies Recognition of efforts to Create Shared Value Industry/Peer recognition KEY FOCUS PORTERPRIZEWINNERS I N T E R A C T I O N S AT P O R T E R P R I Z E @arthsastra
  15. 15. State Innovation Report State Innovation Report is a flagship report of the initiative which will help the states in envisioning their future. The research is done on the basis of economic and social indicators at a national and subnational level to take stock of the present state of Indian Innovation. The calculated Index is a tool for the policymakers to track the innovation activity in the states. Driven by enduring belief that states must envision a future before realising it. Motivation behind this project is the belief that states must do their best to foster innovation, which will in turn drive economic and social well being of people in the years to come. Draws inspiration from the work of innovation studies globally like the Global Innovation Report 2015 as well as the World Intellectual Property Report 2015. ABOUTUS India Innovation Report This report presents an in-depth analysis of Research and Innovation landscape in India. It focuses on to main perspectives: 1)The types of challenges and dilemmas faced by the innovators. 2)Strategic choices and growth levers for enhancing the competitive advantage. E V E N T S Aimed at understanding the changes that would drive innovation within the Indian states in the years to come. Help governments, corporations, the media and the broader civil society to come to terms with the changes that will benefit India in terms of leveraging its innovation capability. KEY FOCUS @arthsastra
  16. 16. Exclusive Regional Partner of Share Value Initiative in the U.S. Attempts to reshape the fundamental aspect of capitalism and society. Defines the practices of Shared Value by connecting the business and community leaders. Delivering ideas and best practices among shared value practitioners. ABOUTUS CSV = Social Value + Economic Value Creating Shared Value is addressing societal Needs and challenges with a business model. SUBINITIATIVES Inclusive Business List Porter Prize for Shared Value Shared Value Index Shared Value Enterprise Emerging Social Enterprises EVENTS Fundamentals of shared value Ways to create shared value Developing and implementing a successful shared value strategy Measuring the return on investments Measuring the positive outcomes KEY FOCUS I N S I G H T S S N A P H O T S F R O M S H A R E D V A L U E S U M M I T @shared_value
  17. 17. ABOUTUS Association of distinguished members from industry, academia, think tanks, media and researchers. Created in collaboration with the U.S. Council on Competitiveness. EVENTS Creating Social Impact Through Corporate Efforts Sustainability Summit AREAOFFOCUS Manufacturing Energy Education Innovation Agriculture Healthcare Global India PUBLICATIONS Setting up an action agenda to drive Indian competitiveness, productivity and leadership in world markets to raise the standard of living for all IndiansKEY FOCUS INDIA COMPETITIVENESS REPORT INTERACTIONS @arthsastra
  18. 18. The initiative created a set of measurement tools that will map the social and environmental status and needs of Indian states, cities and districts; helpful in delivering better quality of life. Provides a comprehensive outlook of India’s social standing at the sub national level. ABOUTUS To create a credible and robust measure of social progress for Indian states and districts, to benchmark performance, identify priority areas for improvement, and to identify successes that can be scale and replicated. To help state governments formulate strategies for inclusive growth and prioritize public investments. To identify how the private sector, through CSR and commercial activities, can most effectively support social progress. To help civil society organizations to advocate for and deliver social progress, identifying and scaling social innovations. To foster cross-sector collaboration to address social progress challenges. OBJECTIVES E V E N T S P U B L I C AT I O N S The purpose of this initiative is to measure the country’s basic social landscape at a sub national level. The focus primarily on measuring three broad dimensions of datasets: basic human needs, foundations of wellbeing and opportunity. KEY FOCUS @index_social
  19. 19. Thinkers is a quarterly thought leadership magazine with articles, interviews, and thought pieces from the brightest thinkers in the areas of management, economics, governance, philosophy, literature, science and technology. ABOUTUS Announced a list of top 50 thinkers in India in the field of economics and governance. It included a distinguished set of reformers, influencers, financial architects and academics who have made a difference by driving the national narrative with their unique ideas or steering the nation itself with their firm decision making. INTERACTION C O N T R I B U T O R S MAGAZINEISSUES @thinkers_opine
  20. 20. ABOUTUS Collaboration with Department of /industrial Policy and Promotion, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, GOI Involves analysing the presence, size, and performance of clusters across locations. Based on definitions that identify cluster categories as groups of industries that empirically tend to be connected through localized spill-overs and linkages. Assess cluster’s role in the overall development of the region; identify new sectors for cluster development. Provide recommendations for strengthening cluster based development in India. I N C O L L A B O R AT I O N W I T H Aimed at analysing the presence of clusters across regions within India. Provide a way to understand the interplay between location, value chains, and regional specialization patterns. KEY FOCUS CLUSTERSINSELECTEDSTATES RESEARCH This includes collection of data that will form the basis of cluster analysis; analyzing the performance of existing clusters; identifying related clusters. TOOL The interactive tool will provide a broader data infrastructure that covers cluster presence and performance, as well as several types of data about regional economic performance, business environment quality, and regional characteristics. POLICY INPUTS This would include in-depth analysis of region’s performance that will help in understanding the challenges of existing clusters and identifying new sectors for cluster development. The project is envisaged as having done three broad areas of activity: @arthsastra
  21. 21. HOSTING PROFESSOR MICHAEL E. PORTER The Institute for Competitiveness hosted Professor Michael E. Porter during his visit to India in 2017 after a gap of 14 years. Leveraging on his visit, the institute joined hands with NITI Aayog to organize the third lecture in the high-powered ‘NITI Lectures: Transforming India’ series by Professor Porter on the theme – Competitiveness of Nations and States: New Insights. The lecture was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and attended by top policy makers including all members of the Cabinet. Professor Porter spoke on India’s improvement in competitiveness over the years and the role of social progress and shared value in the developmental process. Professor Porter also delivered keynotes at the Porter Prize and Shared Value Summit held in Mumbai and Delhi respectively.
  22. 22. WHAT NEXT INDIA COMPETITIVENESS PROJECT District Level Social Progress Index City Level Social Progress Index Insightful Data Visualization The project aims to analyze the competitiveness of the Indian business environment over a period of time. The research is informed by surveys of business leaders of leading firms and organizations WHAT WORKS INDIA CONFERENCE India will provide a platform to leaders, policymakers, civil society and businesses to share new and innovative solutions to drive social change. A summer school for professionals where they can learn about competitiveness of States & Cities from Indian perspective. COMPETITIVENESS SUMMER SCHOOL
  25. 25. INSTITUTE for COMPETITIVENESS U – 24 / 8, DLF Phase III Gurgaon –122 002, Haryana, India. E-mail: URL :