Indian IT firms to be Harvard case study

David A Garvin, the C Roland Christensen Professor of business administration at the B-school, is at present on a India mission, building up case studies along with his research associates, on these two midsize companies. They are conducting extensive interviews with top 25 senior executives of Indian firms to understand the distinctive qualities of the Indian business environment, organizations and leadership.

The case study he is focusing on will include work place practices like innovations in terms of knowledge management at MindTree and innovative human resource practices and vision community at Zensar. “The distinctive aspect of these companies is their management practices. MindTree has a distinctive culture, because they have a very strong value system, like sharing and they believe in collaborations,” said Garvin who first visited India in 1969. “Zensar has got a vision community, where a cross section of the organization is empowered to develop proposals on major policies and issues of the company. You don’t see this form of empowerment very often.”

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