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Addressing Visa Risk in the Global Services Industry

Writing in Forbes, veteran Forrester analyst Stephanie Moore recently wrote that “every offshore development team requires an onsite component, [and] that [the] onsite component could be provided by American citizens — who naturally have more contextual business understanding, thus satisfying … Continue reading

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A Post-Visa World?

In a recent discussion about global IT services, one of my clients mentioned that we are essentially living in a post-visa world when it comes to India-US business. (Thank you, you know who you are!) There’s always been some uncertainty … Continue reading

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Big and Small – US Businesses Look for Growth Abroad

Today’s newspaper brought an article about one of our largest corporations, Wal-Mart, focusing on growth abroad (emphasis mine): Wal-Mart Stores Inc.’s chief executive, Mike Duke, said yesterday that he expects international expansion to accelerate as the world’s largest retailer attempts … Continue reading

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Biocon: Model for the New Global Business?

I saw Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, founder, Chairman and Managing Director of Biocon, speak at MIT last week (thank you, Legatum Center!).  Her entire presentation, titled “Delivering Affordable Drugs through Affordable Innovation,”  is available online here, and is well worth viewing. Biocon … Continue reading

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Good Ideas for US businesses from India?

I’ve recently noticed a few  articles on a related theme – lessons that American businesses can learn from India.  Experiences in another culture or country are often the source of innovative ideas, and tapping this idea stream is one very … Continue reading

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Recession Driving Changes in Captive Center Strategies?

A recent article in the Wall St. Journal consolidated reporting on a number of recent changes in so-called captive centers (IT or back-office services operations in India owned by non-Indian, usually US or UK, businesses).  While the leading sentence talks … Continue reading

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Car Sales Soar…in India and China

The Wall Street Journal (sorry, subscription required) noted earlier this week that February car sales in India increased 22% over last year.  China’s car sales increased by 2.7% in January and February.   This contrasts starkly with car sales in … Continue reading

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Reviews of India's Open-Economy Policy

As noted in an earlier post, Jalal Alamgir’s new book, India’s Open-Economy Policy: Globalism, Rivalry, Continuity, was recently published by Routledge. Dr. Alamgir’s book was just selected by Asia Policy as one of two dozen recommended books for its 2008 Policymakers Library, and … Continue reading

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From Wall Street to Bangalore…how will this play out in India's IT services?

I spent the weekend glued to my laptop screen, repeatedly checking for updates on Lehman’s situation, as well as Merrill and AIG.  Like a rubbernecker watching a highway accident, I couldn’t stay away, emotions surging through me as disaster unfolded … Continue reading

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Two Sides of Globalization in the Banking Crisis

The layout on the first page of today’s business section in the New York Times creates a powerful meta-message. The first article, As Wall Street Stumbles…, is about how major banking firms in the U.S. are sending key employees to … Continue reading

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