The main thrust of research@SSIM would be on aspects related to SSIM’s main work and hence it is linked to teaching/training as well. Individual researchers will any pursue research in their own areas of strength/specialization. Sponsored research is largely driven by the availability of funds. Having created centre, SSIM has started encouraging faculty to carry out research in their area of operation. SSIM being a management institute, its research agenda would cover study of aspects relating to the management of public goods and delivery of services, through case studies, specially, on competitiveness. It will do so by establishing networks among different institutions/stakeholders for carrying out research. Being a premier management institute, there is both a need and justification for research to have national and international focus. Therefore SSIM identified the following four thrust areas for future research in multidisciplinary teams:
1.) Resource Building :- Research Dept. needs faculty members specializing in statistics and research subjects. This could be arranged without additional implications through internal transfers.
2.) FDP : Two Annual FDPs conducted on research methods in the following. 1) Business Research Process for
2) Applied research methods in business management
3.) Research Labs :-Faculty members research needs are supplied in the labs. Research lab is virtual in nature. Concerned senior professors lead functional research labs and encourage junior faculty members to pursue their research works
4.) Working papers are encouraged in these labs. Each faculty member is encouraged to pursue their working papers. These papers in their draft form are kept in library for any reviews to give anonymous comments before finalizing the paper.
5.) Senior professors provide advise to the junior faculty in their PhD work.
6.) Consulting :- To collaborate with members of MDP area for pursuing consulting assignments involving research inputs.
Minutes of the Meeting held on 30/6/2012,with an agenda to streamline the activities of the research area Members attended
Agenda : the working of Research committee, objectives, its structure and priorities of work to be undertaken.
(Dr Chandra Sekhar SF)