Wheeler Institute for Business and Development

We create impact by identifying big challenges, applying business insights to help solve these challenges, and forging communities of learning and practice to implement large-scale and enduring change.

The Wheeler Institute engages in new research: Measuring the Impact of the COVID-19 on Rural Indian Households

Developing insights of life in rural India during and after COVID-19 This project will develop an observatory of life in rural India during and after the COVID-19 crisis; this involves collecting data from villagers about their health, livelihoods, information sources, and social interactions.   Utilising Dharma Life’s existing network, 1500 individuals across 7 states (Bihar,…

Leaders must take a responsible approach during COVID-19 pandemic

COVID-19 is a test of an organisation’s purpose, resilience and the values of its leaders; this is even more profound and challenging for firms operating in emerging markets. Amit Mehra, Managing Director of Growth, Strategy, Innovation at Accenture joins Rajesh Chandy in conversation to discuss a systematic approach to growth, the advantage of digital tools and opportunity for developing countries.

Workshop: Geospatial Analytics for Business

With: Giorgio Chiovelli and Sebastian Hohmann When: 19-20 March 2020 / 12:30 – 15:30 & 09:30 – 15:30 This non-for credit workshop introduced LBS degree programme students to Geographic Information System (GIS) methods and its application in business. The workshop placed emphasis on “doing GIS” for business – i.e., to capture and analyse any spatial data to inform business decision; visualize spatial pattern…

Workshop: Introduction to GIS Methods in Business Research

With: Giorgio Chiovelli and Sebastian Hohmann When: 16-18 March 2020 / 16:00 – 20:00 This non-for credit three-day course introduced researchers in Economics and related disciplines to Geographic Information System (GIS) methods. A highly demanded annual series, this course was the Wheeler Institute’s first ever teaching session on zoom that connected LBS PhD students and faculty with the University…