Growth and Governance
Nandan Nilekani earned his place as an iconic entrepreneur in India in the 1980s, having co-founded Infosys Limited in 1981. In the post-economic liberalisation era, he cemented his reputation as a pioneer in the corporate and information technology world, just as he helped launch Infosys into the big league of world's IT-enabled services companies. He served as the company's Chief Executive Officer from 2001 to 2007.
At the fag end of his career in Infosys, Niilakani wrote a best-selling book in 2009, Imagining India: The Idea of a Renewed Nation. The book is widely acclaimed for heralding a new, idea-based approach to meet the present and future challenges facing India. It spelt out the theoretical framework for the provision of a unique identity for all its citizens as an important step towards putting, what Nilekani called, "human capital front and centre as the main driver of productivity and growth".
About the Editor/Contributors
Introduction Sameer Kochhar
- Markets, Big Business and Social Legitimacy
- Two Issues in India’s Growth Story
- Advocacy & Governance
- Vision for a Transparent, Efficient and Economically Inclusive Nation
- Challenges of Economic Governance
- Two Steps Forward for Financial Inclusion
- War Against Corruption: The Secret Weapon Called Aadhaar
- Corporate Governance Standards in India – Evolution and Challenges
- Can we have a New Urban Agenda?
- The Security Implications of Aadhaar
- Management Rather than Civil Service: Opportunities for Radical Reform in India
- Enabling and Sustaining a Stable Rules-Based Regime
- Enhancing Food Security through Aadhaar
- The Importance of Aadhaar
- Governance Issues in the Financial Sector
- Risks in the Indian Financial Sector: The Role of Aadhaar
- Laveesh Bhandari and Sumita Kale
- Closing the Gap Between Potential and Performance in ICT
- Competition Policy: 2nd Big Wave of Economic Reforms