Papers and Articles

On business and financial analysis related to business groups, corporate finance, corporate strategy, strategies for the poor, and such issues.

My articles and papers are generally based on business and financial analysis related to business groups, corporate finance, corporate strategy, strategies for the poor, and such issues.

They cater to the latest business updates.

With a hope that these articles would be of great help to the present youth, I often try to come up with interesting (creative) ideas that might take things to another level.

Some of these ideas are...

  1. using roll numbers, date of births to ensure that students in the same classroom can be examined without giving a chance to them for copying (or looking here and there) - either through end term papers or through assignments
  2. doing cost analysis of a burial ground / shamshan ghat
  3. creating interesting puzzles out of even the simplest of passages...

But then, many a times thinking too much can be a dangerous activity!

  Newspaper Articles


Sensex and the bigger fool theory - Rediff News Dated 23 Jun-2007


Bigger fool theory at work - The Business Standard Dated 23 Jun-2007


Politics allergic to stock markets - The Economic Times Dated 19 Aug-2006 (research work quoted)


Parliament's a bad investment - The Business Standard Dated 29 Jul-2006


The high cost of underperformance - The Telegraph, 7 September 2002


CEO remuneration and firm performance - The Hindu Business Line Dated 14 Aug-2002


CEO remuneration & Indian companies act - The Hindu Business Line Dated 13 Aug-2002


CEO salaries outstrip growth of profits - The Hindu Business Line Dated 8 Aug. 2002


Scandinavian Experiences - Where the State and the people complement each other - Financial Express, Dated 5 Oct. 2001


Why renting is a better deal than owning? - Financial Express Dated 4 August 2001


Milestones in financial management (Part II) - The Hindu Business Line Dated 02-Jul-2001


Milestones in financial management (Part I) - The Hindu Business Line Dated 18-Jun-2001


Public sector banks - Gloom ahead The Telegraph, Dated 9 Sep. 1998


Risks people and companies face The Hindu Business Line, Dated 21 Dec. 1997


  Miscellaneous Articles


Kakani, Ram Kumar & Jackson P. Fernandez, "Value added services: Emerging partnerships", Voice & Data, May 2007
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Kakani, Ram Kumar & Ashis K Pani, "Understanding technology in education", IL&FS Focus, Education World,, pp. 30, Mar. 2005


Kakani, Ram Kumar & Biswatosh Saha, "Listed firms and economic growth", ICFAI Chartered Financial Analyst, Apr. 2004


Kakani, Ram Kumar & B Saha, "Listed firms and economic growth", ICFAI Chartered Financial Analyst, Apr. 2004


Kakani, Ram Kumar, "The Gucci-LVMH battle analysis", ICFAI Case Folio (by invitation), Jan. 2003


Kakani, Ram Kumar & M Kaul, "Firm performance and size in liberalized era", Prabandhan, Vol. 1 (3), pp. 17-27, Jul. 2002
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Kakani, Ram Kumar, "Does ownership pattern influence shareholder value", ICFAI Reader (by invitation), pp. 59-61, Nov. 2001
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Kakani, Ram Kumar, B Saha & V N Reddy, "Corporate performance determinants: An econometric analysis", NSE NEWS, pp. 3-8, Apr. 2001 
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Kakani, Ram Kumar, "Managing Risk", Ramanujam Management Review, pp. 2-4, Nov. 1997


  Working Papers


Chopra, Sanjeev, Ram Kumar Kakani and Vishal Gupta. Preparing IAS officer trainees for the role of district magistrate: A competency-based approach (Aug. 2014), Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Ahmedabad Working Paper Series, WP2014-07-02.


Argade, Aashish and Ram Kumar Kakani, Evolution of Seeds Commerce: Deregulation, Technology, and Local Practices (May 2009). XLRI Jamshedpur Working Paper 08-02
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Mehta, Jay and Ram Kumar Kakani, "Motives for mergers and acquisitions in the Indian banking sector - A note on opportunities & imperatives" (Nov. 2006). SPJCM Singapore Working Paper No. 06-13
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Kakani, Ram Kumar and Tejas V Joshi, "The Tata group after the JRD period: Management and ownership structure" (Mar. 2006). XLRI Jamshedpur Working Paper No. 06-03
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Kakani, Ram Kumar and Avinash S Ghalke, "Parliament session effect on the Indian stock markets" (Feb. 2006). XLRI Jamshedpur Working Paper No. 06-01
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Kakani, Ram Kumar, "Corporate strategy and performance", Working Paper Series, WP 2001-4, XLRI Jamshedpur, Jun. 2001


Kakani, Ram Kumar, "Financial performance and diversification strategy of Indian business groups" (Dec. 2000). Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, Working Paper No. - 411/2000,


Kakani, Ram Kumar, "Milestones in financial management" (Sep. 2000). Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, Working Paper No. - 396/2000
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