Kamalini Ramdas

Kamalini  Ramdas

Kamalini Ramdas is Professor of Management Science and Operations at London Business School and Deloitte Chair of Innovation and Entrepreneurship. She is currently an Associate Editor at Management Science and has served as a past Departmental Editor of the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Department of Management Science

Kamalini is an expert in the area of innovation. Her recent work examines new ways to create value through innovation, including service innovation and operational innovation. She presents some of this work in her recent TEDx talk. Kamalini is co-principal investigator on a $1.2 million grant to model and implement profitable cardiac preventive care via delivery innovation. She is also examining operational innovation in an array of service industries supported by a £50,000 grant from the UK Economic and Social Research Council.

Kamalini’s past research has examined questions surrounding the issue of how much product variety and component-level variety firms should offer and how variety can be managed effectively through design. This work involved examining the cost, quality and revenue impact of a firm’s product design decisions. 

Kamalini has taught at the University of Virginia, University of Texas at Austin, The Wharton School, and the Indian School of Business, Hyderabad. She is regularly invited to speak on innovation, service design and delivery. Recent talks include Harvard, Wharton, Columbia, Stanford and the World Economic Forum Davos 2011.

In the innovation library

Levers for innovation in healthcare delivery

What is innovation and how can it be applied to healthcare delivery? In this talk from London Business School’s Innovation in Healthcare Delivery conference, Kamalini Ramdas examines the nature of innovation and, using examples from both healthcare and other areas, sets out the various ways in which it can be applied to healthcare. (Kamalini Ramdas)

  • Theme:
    • Leadership
  • Type:
    • Talks

Innovation in healthcare delivery 2011

Healthcare leaders around the world are facing pressure to cut costs while at the same time ensuring that they offer an efficient and effective healthcare system to all their stakeholders. Innovation in delivery can be crucial in helping to reduce operational costs while improving outcomes. (Kamalini Ramdas)

  • Theme:
    • Leadership
  • Type:
    • Talks

Does innovating for the greater good have an impact?

Can businesses afford to play a role in social development through innovation? In this panel discussion from London Business School’s 2011 Global Leadership Summit, prominent social entrepreneurs put the business case for involvement in socially targeted projects and show how businesses can transform social problems into opportunities. (Parminder Bahra)

  • Theme:
    • Social Innovation
  • Type:
    • Talks

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