Weekly Announcements – June 21, 2010

Here are the latest announcements from SSRN:

Indian School of Business Joins MRN Business School Research Papers

We are pleased to announce that the Indian School of Business has started an MRN Business School Research Papers series within the Management Research Network (MRN).

View Papers: http://www.ssrn.com/link/Indian-Business.html

The Indian School of Business evolved from the need for a world class business school in Asia. Our founders – some of the best minds from the corporate and academic worlds – visualised the leadership needs of emerging Asian economies. They recognised that the rapidly changing business landscape would require young leaders with an understanding of evolving economies, but also with a global perspective. The ISB is committed to its role in creating such leaders through its innovative programmes, outstanding faculty and thought leadership. Its vision is to be an internationally top-ranked, research-driven, independent management institution that grooms future leaders for India and the world. Funded entirely by private corporations, foundations and individuals from around the world, who believe in its vision, the ISB was conceived as a not for profit organisation in 2001. In just a few years, the School is increasingly gaining international repute. An indication of the ISB’s success is evident from the institution’s global ranking of 12 by Financial Times, London. With increased Globalisation, the ISB sees three important trends which will influence its direction for research and education in the coming years: Requirement for global competencies in this part of the world; Globalisation of Indian corporations; Increasing interest in management best practices in emerging markets, including India. The ISB Online Research Paper Series provides access to abstracts and papers written by the ISB’s faculty, on a wide range of topics relevant to emerging economies.

Announcing 2 New ERN Research Paper Series Journals

We are pleased to announce that Asian Development Bank and Banque de France have each started an ERN Government & Public Agency Research Paper Series within the Economics Research Network (ERN).

View Papers: http://www.ssrn.com/linkAsian-Development-Bank-Economics.html

The ADB Economics Working Paper Series is a forum for stimulating discussion and eliciting feedback on ongoing and recently completed research and policy studies undertaken by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) staff, consultants, or resource persons. The series deals with key economic and development problems, particularly those facing the Asia and Pacific region; as well as conceptual, analytical, or methodological issues relating to project/program economic analysis, and statistical data and measurement. The series aims to enhance the knowledge on Asia’s development and policy challenges; strengthen analytical rigor and quality of ADB’s country partnership strategies, and its subregional and country operations; and improve the quality and availability of statistical data and development indicators for monitoring development effectiveness.

The ADB Economics Working Paper Series is a quick-disseminating, informal publication whose titles could subsequently be revised for publication as articles in professional journals or chapters in books. The series is maintained by the Economics and Research Department.

View Papers: http://www.ssrn.com/link/Banque-de-France.html

The Banque de France (Bank of France) is France’s central bank and member of the Eurosystem. It publishes several series reflecting its role in economic research, macroeconomic and financial monitoring and statistical production. Banque de France working papers (Documents de travail) are all refereed papers, covering all research fields relevant for central banking. Current Issues (Questions actuelles) presents the findings of the analyses conducted at the Banque de France on current matters. Papers in these series reflect the views of the authors’ and do not necessarily coincide with those of the Banque de France or the Eurosystem.