Thought Leadership


The fourth Pillar of the Seven Anchors of IFIM 4.0 is ‘Thought Leadership’ which include others like Grooming T-shaped professionals aligned to Industry 4.0, Holistic Development, Enhanced Learner Success, Internationalisation, Impact to Business and Society, Industry Integration and Skills Enhancement for Professionals.

IFIM Business School (Now Jagdish Sheth School of Management) has positioned itself as a “Professional School which emphasizes teaching pedagogy and organizational impact in preference to scholarly impact and research.

Source: C. Ivory, P. Miskell, H. Shipton, A. White, K. Moeslein and A.Neely, The future of business schools in the UK: Finding a path tosuccess (London: Advanced Institute of Management Research, 2006).

At IFIM Business School (Now Jagdish Sheth School of Management), we strive to achieve excellence in research by developing Thought Leadership in the areas identified by the school. Faculty members and students are actively involved in research to create and disseminate knowledge.

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Key Areas

A defining feature of any good professional school is to clearly articulate the difference made through its various research activities and thought leadership to achieve a mark of excellence. In this regard, IFIM Business School (Now Jagdish Sheth School of Management) has identified three distinct areas for thought leadership and aims to create, develop and disseminate ICs in these three areas that have impact on practice, teaching and scholarship.

The three areas of Focus are as follows:

  • Service Excellence
  • New age startups / Industries
  • Business Responsibility & Sustainability
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To develop thought leadership in the identified areas, faculty are collaborating with NGOs, Industry, other academicians and students from executive programs to develop ICs in the three identified areas with the objective of becoming expert in those areas. The Thought Leadership model is given below: