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Seddon, Jessica (2016). "Making Autonomous Institutions Accountable," Mint November 8, 2016
Seddon, Jessica (2016). "Why the Electoral College Matters," Mint November 22, 2016.
Seddon, Jessica (2016), "Why the Electoral College Matters," (Alt Version).
Idicheria, C., Neelakantan, A. (Coordinating author), Graft, A., Banerjee, A., and Kumar, K; with guidance from Jessica Seddon and inputs from Eric Vaughan and L. Somasundaram. (2016). "Transforming Chennai: A research report on building micro, small and medium enterprise resilience to water-related environmental change."
Seddon, Jessica (2016). "Perspective in Politics," Mint October 11, 2016
Seddon, Jessica (2016). "The Benefit of the Doubt," Mint October 25, 2016
Seddon, Jessica (2016). "A New Cartography for Catalysts: Understanding Cities," Mint Sept 29, 2016
Seddon, Jessica (2016). "The Maze of Cross-Subsidies," Mint Sept 13, 2016
Ramanathan, V., Seddon, J., Victor, D. "The Next Front on Climate Change: How to Avoid a Dimmer, Drier World," Foreign Affairs March/April 2016.
Luong, Amber & Jessica Seddon (2015). "Expanding Access to Clean Cooking Energy in India: A Roadmap for Leveraging Private Sector Experience in Cleaner Biomass Cookstoves," DRAFT White Paper - For Comment.
Sonne, L. (2016) A Snapshot of India's Startup Ecosystem- a eport based on the CII Startup Conclave 2015. For CII.
Seddon, Jessica (2015). "The Limits of Control in Parliament," Mint December 17, 2015.
Mahalingam, A. & J. Seddon (2015). "Designing for Change: Flexibiiities in Infrastructure PPPs," Paper contributed to the Kelkar Committee on PPPs, Ministry of Finance, Government of India.
Seddon, J., Dalal, B., Graft, A., Joseph, J.,Joshi, N., Neelakantan, A., Paarmann, E., Ruchismita, R. (2015). Health Horizons 2021: Emerging Opportunities for Social Entrepreneurs.
Sonne, L. and Bhatt, A. (2015) Local Economic Development in South Asia: A Review of Policy and Practice. Commonwealth Local Government Forum.
Seddon, J. (2015) "Budget 2015 | Accelerating into the curve," Mint Feb 25, 2015
2014. Indo-California Air Pollution Mitigation Program. New Delhi: TERI. (V.Ramanathan, S.Sundar, S.Sharma, J. Seddon, S. Tripathi, R. Harnish, B. Croes, A. Lloyd, and others)
Seddon, Jessica & T.N. Srinivasan (2014). "Building a New House, Returning to an Original Foundation" Ideas for India and Mint.
Seddon, Jessica (2014). "Institutions for Transport Governance," Report of the National Transport Development Policy Committee. Government of India (Drafted Chapter)
Jessica Seddon at TEDxBonn: Metrics and Maya
Sonne, L. and Jamal, A. (2014) Regional Social Enterprise Ecosystems in India: A Snapshot of Nine Regions. Report
Sonne, L. (2014). Supporting Rural Entrepreneurship and Innovation: Beyond Microfinance, in Development Promise of Indian Microfinance: A Critical Reader. Ed. Nair, T. New Delhi, Routledge.
Sonne, L. (2014). Regional Social Enterprise Ecosystems in India: a framework. Villgro Working Paper.
2014. “Marketworthiness and Municipal Finance Reforms in India,” Isher Ahluwalia and Ravi Kanbur, eds. Urban Infrastructure. Oxford University Press.
Sonne, L. (2013). Policies and the Network Geography of Social Enterprises. Villgro Working Paper.
Sonne, L. (2013) Beyond the Metros: Nurturing Regional Social Enterprise Ecosystems in India. Blog post, Nextbillion.net
Sonne, L. (2013) The Usefulness of Networks: a Study of Social Innovation in India. NESTA Working Paper.
2013. "Institutionalizing Impact Investing," in India Venture Capital and Private Equity Report, IIT Madras.
2013. "The Social Net Worth," in Caravan. September 2013.
2013. Seddon, Jessica (2013) "Speaking of Social Impact," Skoll World Forum, Debate Series in Forbes.com.
2013. Seddon, Jessica (2013). "Do It Yourself Governance in India," Council on Foreign Relations Development Channels Blog
2013. "Bottom Up Solutions to Mitigating Climate Change," Stanford Social Innovation Review. Summer 2013. (with V. Ramanathan)
2013. “Moving India, Policies and Priorities in Transport Sector Reform” (with N.K. Singh), forthcoming, Noll, Roger, and T.N. Srinivasan, eds. Indian Economic Reforms. Cambridge University Press.
2013. “PPPs in Urban Infrastructure in India” (with Ashwin Mahalingam). Working Paper.
Devkar, G.A, Mahalingam.A, and Kalidindi, S. forthcoming. “Competencies and Urban Public Private Partnership Projects in India : A Case Study Analysis”, submitted to Policy and Society (Accepted, scheduled for publication in January 2013)
2012. “Market Dharma,“ Caravan. December 2012
Sonne, L. (2012). Women at the Margin, Searchlight South Asia, Vol. 4:3.
Sonne, L. (2012). Pavement Dwellers, Searchlight South Asia, Vol. 4:2.
“India and the Cloud” in Cowhey and Kleeman, eds. (2012) Unlocking the Benefits of Cloud Computing for Emerging Economies
2012. Institutional Transformation in India: Infrastructure, Planning, and the Agenda Ahead (with N.K.Singh). Preliminary paper “Infrastructure in the 12th Plan presented at Stanford Centre for International Development Annual Conference on Indian Economic Development, October 2012.
Sonne, L. (2012). Livelihoods Challenge for Transgender Women, Searchlight South Asia, Vol. 4: 1.
Delhi, V. S. K., Mahalingam, A., & Palukuri, S. (2012). “Governance issues in BOT based PPP infrastructure projects in India”. Built Environment Project and Asset Management, 2(2), 234–249.
2012. "Towards Ending the Natural State," Financial Express, September 6, 2012.
Sonne, L. (2012). Inclusive Urban Planning, Searchlight South Asia, Vol. 3: 12.
Sonne, L. (2012). Urbanisation Beyond the Megacities, Searchlight South Asia, Vol. 3: 11.
Mahalingam, A., & Delhi, V. S. K. (2012). “A contested organizational field perspective of the diffusion of public–private partnership regimes: evidence from India”. Engineering Project Organization Journal, 2(3), 171–186
Mahalingam, A., & Delhi, V. S. K. (2012). “A contested organizational field perspective of the diffusion of public–private partnership regimes: evidence from India”. Engineering Project Organization Journal, 2(3), 171–186.
Sonne, L. (2012). Monsoon: Ready or Not, Searchlight South Asia, Vol. 3: 10.
Sonne, L. (2012). Renewed TB Treatment Efforts in Mumbai, Searchlight South Asia, Vol.3: 9.
Sonne, L. (2012). The Urban Business Model Conundrum, Searchlight South Asia, Vol. 3: 8.
Sonne, L. (2012). Nowhere Else to Go, Searchlight South Asia, Vol. 3: 7.
2012. “Air Quality Management in a New Global Era: Networks vs. States,” (with Terry Keating). Poster presented at Planet Under Pressure, London, March 2012.
Sonne, L. (2012). Secondary Schooling for Girls, Searchlight South Asia, Vol. 3: 6.
"Why You Can’t Trust the Facts on India’s Economy," Bloomberg Businessweek, February 29, 2012.
"Beyond the BPL," Financial Express. February 28,2012
2012. “Why You Can’t Trust the Facts About India’s Economy,“ Bloomberg Businessweek. February 29, 2012.
Reading Between the Lines: Seeing the Poor in India, Issue 6 of Prayas, an online magazine. (Guest Editor)
2012. “The Window of Uncertainty,” Financial Express, May 11, 2012.
2012. “America’s Angst, India’s Advance Warning,” Financial Express, January 19,2012.
Shobha, R., and Mahalingam, A. 2011 “Enabling Conditions for the Emergence and Effective Performance of Technical and Cultural Boundary Spanners in Global Virtual Teams”, Engineering Projects and Organizations Journal, 1(2), Pp 121-141
Muthumanickam, A., Varghese, K., Mahalingam, A. (2012). “Investigation of BIM adoption strategies in Indian AEC industry.” Proc. of CIOB World Construction Conference 2012, Colombo, SriLanka, 276-284.
Mahalingam, A. and Delhi, V.S.K. 2012. “A Contested Organizational Field Perspective of the diffusion of Public Private Partnership regimes: Evidence from India”, Engineering Projects and Organizations Journal. DOI:10.1080/21573727.2012.706749
Mahalingam, A., Devkar, G.A., and Satyanarayana, K.N. 2011. “A Comparative Analysis of Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Coordination Agencies in India: What Works and What Doesn’t”, Public Works Management & Policy, 16 (4), Pp 341-72.
Mahalingam, A, 2010. “PPP Experiences in Indian Cities: Barriers, Enablers, and the Way Forward”, ASCE Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, Vol. 136, No. 4, April 2010, Pp 419-429
Sonne, L. (2012). Powerful Writing in Slum Jagatthu, Searchlight South Asia, Vol. 3: 11.
"Urban Interstices: Statistical Advocacy and Urban Infrastructure," Cityscapes, October 1, 2011.
2011. “Inelastic Institutions: Political Change and Intergovernmental Transfer Oversight in Post-Independence India,” (with T.N. Srinivasan). India Policy Forum 2011-2012
Sonne, L. (2011). Innovation in Finance to Finance Inclusive Innovation in India, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, doi:10.1016/j.techfore.2011.06.008.
Sonne, L. (2011). Banking on Rural India, The Global Dispatches, May 19.
2011. “Answers to Policy-Relevant Science Questions,” Report of the Task Force on Hemispheric Transport of Air Pollution January 2011. (Contributing Author)
Nair, B., and Mahalingam, A. 2011. “An application of Lean Construction Techniques to MEP Systems in Indian Building Construction Projects”, Journal of the Institution of Engineers, India, 92, Pp 3-8, August 18, 2011.
Sonne, L. (2011.) Innovation in Finance to Finance Innovation. PhD Thesis. Maastricht: University of Maastricht and UNU-MERIT
"User Innovation in eGovernance Design” Working Paper. (with Srikanth Nadhamuni).
“Fire Alarms in Action: Making Sense of Large-Scale User Feedback on City Services in Karnataka,” India Review 9(2).
2010. “Outcomes Rule: Getting Development from Development Expenditure,” (with Yamini Aiyer and Jay Chaudhuri). India Review 9(2).
Fu, X., Soete, L., Sonne, L. (2010). Science, Technology and Development: Emerging concepts and visions, in The Rise of Technological Power in the South. Ed. Fu, X. and L. Soete, L. Oxford, Oxford University Press.
Soete, L., Sonne, L. (2010). Innovation, Learning and Competence Building in Africa. Report for VINNOVA (Swedish innovation Agency), Sweden.
2010. "The Soot Opportunity," Harvard Business Review, March 2010.
Mahalingam, A., Kashyap, R. and Mahajan, C. 2010. “An evaluation of the applicability of 4D CAD on construction projects”, Automation in Construction, Vol 19, Pp 148-159
"Regional Response to Climate Change," Presentation to the 64th Session of the UN General Assembly, Economic and Finance Committee in Thematic Forum on Global Challenges
2008. “Local-Global: Reconciling Mismatched Ontologies in Development Information Systems,” (with Ramesh Srinivasan). Proceedings of the HICSS, January 2009.
2009. “The Other Climate Changers,“ Foreign Affairs August/September 2009 (with V. Ramanathan).
2009. “The Full Climate Change Tale,“ Mint (India affiliate of the Wall Street Journal), September 23.
Mahalingam, A., and Kim, Julie. 2007. “Private Risk in Infrastructure”, Transnational Dispute Management, Vol 4, No. 2, April 2007
Mahalingam, A., and Levitt, Raymond. E. 2007. “Institutional Theory as a Framework for Analyzing Conflicts on Global Projects”, ASCE Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, Vol. 133, No. 7, July 2007, Pp 517-528
Venkata, S.K. Delhi, Mahalingam, A. and Palukuri, S. forthcoming. “Governance Issues in BOT based PPP infrastructure projects in India”, submitted to Built Environment Project Asset Management Journal (Accepted, Publication Date unknown)
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