With an objective to stay updated and share the ideas among students and faculty regarding various topics like science, business, economies, industries etc., Indian Institute of Management Indore hosts few Special Interest Groups (SIG). These are theme based, research focused groups which analyze a particular theme with various directions and angles suggested by different departments of the Institute. Depending upon the theme, these group comprise of faculty members, doctoral students and other research scholars with interests ranging from cross-cultural phenomena (such as value systems) to economy level (comparisons of industry clusters) and extending further to industry, firm and group levels as well. These SIGs are:
- Rejuvenating Indian MSMEs
- Comparing Business in China and India
- The Indian Aviation Industry
- Frugal & Inclusive Innovation
- Economic & Social Development of the Malwa Region
These SIGs conduct various workshops, guest lectures and conferences for the purpose of gaining knowledge and acquainting the participants and faculty with the past, current and the future scenario of various themes, thereby encouraging them for a research with a new perspective.