India China America (ICA) Institute strives to generate and disseminate knowledge that is critical to new triad perspective. ICA aims to achieve this mission through research, programming, and advocacy via Knowledge Partnership, Knowledge Creation, Knowledge Repository, and Knowledge Sharing. The three initiatives ICA Business Council, ICA Research Center, and ICA Academy generate key knowledge and human assets.

Knowledge Partnership

Business Council, Advisory Services and Speakers Registry
The mission of the ICA Business Council, Advisory Services and Speaker Registry is to expand the India-China-America commercial relationship to the benefit of its membership and, more broadly, the global economy. It aims to:

  • Create a premier business advocacy organization representing ICA’s top companies/organizations investing in India, China and America, with a goal to deepen trade and strengthen commercial ties.
  • Target specific issues important to its member organizations to prepare representations to advance sector-specific opportunities in India, China and America.
  • Provide executive, academic, and policy thought leadership through the Business Executive Speakers Registry.

Knowledge Repository

Directory of Published Reports and Scholars
The ICA Institute aims to become a repository of:

  • Published research reports by industry experts, government agencies and consulting organizations.
  • Directories of the world’s prominent scholars, leaders, policy makers and practitioners from emerging markets who represent academia, industry, government and not-for-profit.

Knowledge Creation

Thought Leadership Summits, Publications & Customized Research, and Global Webinars
The ICA Institute provides several platforms for exchange of ideas and shared learning experiences regarding India, China and America among business leaders, academic scholars, policy makers, and thought leaders at large. A sharing of ideas can lead to broadening perspectives and mutual appreciation. The ICA Institute creates forums for today’s leaders to reflect on tomorrow’s challenges and opportunities. Thought Leadership Summits and Roundtables Include:

  • On-location or on-line executive leadership programs for global enterprises, government agencies, academic universities and industry consortia
  • Academic and industry conferences to discuss and build awareness of the shifting market power in today’s global economy.

These customized programs allow executives, scholars and policy makers to experience the business environments of India, China and America.

Research and Publications
The ICA Institute supports research through its association with top scholars, business leaders and policy makers. This includes customized research for industry and government groups.

Global Webinars
To reach out to a global audience, the ICA Institute offers webinars to interact with academic and industry experts who have unique understandings of issues surrounding these three countries. The webinar series connects business professionals and academic scholars from around the globe.

Knowledge Sharing

The ICA Institute publishes a free, weekly news digest that provides links to stories about India, China and America and their impact across the globe.

The Journal of Emerging Knowledge on Emerging Markets (JEKEM) is a publication for scholars to share their working papers with other scholars, policy makers and practitioners to share their views about the economic impact of emerging markets.

Chindia Biz Blog
The Chindia Biz Blog hosts a number of informational articles and opinion pieces from contributors around the world.

Get Involved
ICA Institute is always looking for collaborative opportunities and would like to engage in dialog that furthers the mission. If you are interested in getting involved with the ICA Institute for collaboration, research, internship and/or volunteering, please contact the institute at . Click here to join The ICA Institute professional network today.

ICA Business Council

ICA Research Center
ICA Academy

Why India, China and America?

Of the world’s top ten economies, India, China and US:

  • Constitute 70% of the total population (approx.)
  • Share of the top three economies is 3/4th of the world’s GDP (approx.)
  • Present largest markets in the world
  • Will be largest resource consumers
  • Will raise issues on environment and sustainability
  • Are going to shape the future geo-political landscape

In PPP terms, by 2015, it is projected that these three economies would become close to $42 trillion markets (US‐$18, China‐$17 & India $7). The sheer size & growth of these markets would present the world with a multitude of challenges and opportunities.

This is the new triad power (India, China and America) replacing the old triad power (Japan, Europe and USA). Unlike the old triad power, the new one is not likely to evolve as harmoniously because of the past ideologies of the countries involved (communist ideology of China, Socialist ideology of India and Capitalist ideology of America). Therefore, it needs an active catalyst like ICA Institute to create a harmonious relationship between business leaders, policy makers and the political processes to generate economic growth.

Panel Discussion on Financial Inclusion and the Unbanked in India
India in Ten Years: Imagining the Future


India China America (ICA) Institute was founded in 2005 and is a registered 501 (c) 3 not for profit organization by renowned scholars and executives Dr. Jagdish Sheth, Kenneth Cutshaw and Anupam Srivastava.

ICA Institute provides a sustainable, nonprofit, non-governmental, non-partisan platform to identify and drive synergies among India, China and America in the areas of emerging markets, commercial growth and alignment of policies for the benefit of a vast number of people; to act as a catalyst for Collaboration.



Strategic guidance and insightful direction

Analysis and understanding the interactions of:

  • Emerging Markets
  • Innovation
  • Trade
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Investment
  • Inclusive Growth


Exchange of ideas and shared learning experiences among policy makers, business executives and thought leaders


Respect, education, and enrichment of each country’s ideas, philosophies, goals and modes of achieving them


Understand global impact of India, China and America

Global Partners

The following organizations partner with the ICA Institute in developing and promoting our global business and educational outreach programs.

Kennesaw State University
Emory Claus M. Halle Institute for Global Learning
Global Atlanta