The country of India doesn’t look like the new frontier in the high
tech revolution but in the ancient rural villages of southern India,
amidst the chaos of crowded streets, is a bold new world. India has
turned into a technology mecca by being able to draw big name
international companies and by creating a few of their own. Mohandas
Pai, CEO of InfoSys, provides a tour of its facilities and explains the
company’s extraordinary growth by growing from 500 to 50,000 employees
in 12 years. He says it’s time to go East young man. InfoSys believes
the key to luring foreign investors and workers is to create companies
on par with any in the West. Pai showcases the InfoSys conference room
which is noted as similar to the United Nations. With over 40 office
buildings, 2 gyms, basketball courts, a supermarket, a golf course, and
its own bank, InfoSys looks more like a resort spa than a company
Along with Indians who have traded jobs overseas to come home,
increasing numbers of young Americans from elite U.S. colleges are
coming to work for companies like InfoSys in India which has the second
largest software industry. Many feel they can get more experience and
opportunities they could not get in the U.S. Graduates of U.S. colleges
are interviewed for their perspectives on the opportunities to
contribute to organizations and the lures that are available in India.
Americans are working hard and living well with lower salaries and lower
cost of living with minimum standards of 3 meals a day for a $1.
Mohandas Pai says that young Americans should come to India for the
future is here.
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- What international strategy incentives
does India offer to a foreign investor? What limitations exist in India
for companies desiring international expansion? Explain.
- What benefits does InfoSys receive from its international strategy? Explain.
- How does India’s national advantage(s) influence its business-level strategy? Explain.
- What corporate-level strategy is used by InfoSys and why? Explain.