Vol. 2, Issue 9 (2016)
Influence of leadership styles: A case study on select Indian B-Schools
Author(s): Srinivasa Rao KS, Chowdari Prasad
Abstract: Indian B-Schools are facing stiff competition and struggling to sustain their positons in terms of their Ranking, as many of the agencies are doing their Study Analysis with a scientific approach. Transparency is becoming the order of the day for B-School administration is concerned. The managements of B-Schools are also bringing in International culture in terms of Organizational structure by introducing Executive Directors and Deans, but the Leadership qualities among them are varying for development of the Institutions. Qualified Academic and Administrative Heads who possess rich experience with a proven track record, may not be in a position to make a shift in business when they come to a different Institution. Always there will be a debate on “Academic Freedom” in any Institute offering the autonomous Programs. In this article, the authors have taken six private B-Schools as a case study, based on their consistency in the top ranks in a specific survey over three years and discussed on issues and challenges of Input, Process and Output of a B-School. It was observed that Leadership has very important role in bringing the Institutions to top level, as two of these six Institutions acquired International Accreditation – AACSB and all of them are on top on the parameters (a) Input - Student Quality, Teacher Quality and Engagement; (b) Process – Living, and Learning; and (c) Output – Placement, Research and Alumni.