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Working with India

The Softer Aspects of a Successful Collaboration with the Indian IT & BPO Industry

By Wolfgang Messner

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This book provides practical information on how to communicate, negotiate, and interact with Indian colleagues. It is a start on the journey of cultural appreciation for managers, project leaders, and offshore coordinators.

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  • ISBN13: 978-3-5408-9077-5
  • 192 Pages
  • User Level: Professionals
  • Publication Date: November 18, 2008
  • Available eBook Formats: PDF
  • eBook Price: $59.95
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Globalization requires effective international and cross-cultural collaboration. When project teams from Western cultures first come into contact with colleagues from the Indian IT and BPO industry, prejudices against the new and unknown are typically amplified. This book is a start on the journey of cultural appreciation for managers, project leaders, and offshore coordinators working together with Indians. It is also a resource for business managers and company strategists seeking to understand the softer aspects behind the headlines that the Indian IT and BPO industry so frequently creates. Being both academically well researched and an account of the author’s many years of personal experience in India, the book opens with a description of cultural dimensions that help to break down culturally driven matters. It provides background information about India as a country and a social system. Examining the development and current status of India’s IT and BPO industry, it moves on to describe the dynamics of its workforce. The book then provides practical information on how to communicate, negotiate, and interact with Indian colleagues, and intelligently utilize expatriates. It closes by formulating recommendations for a more effective collaboration.
Table of Contents

Table of Contents

  1. 1) Why Intercultural Competency?
  2. 2) India
  3. The Country
  4. 3) The Society and Culture in India
  5. 4) India's IT and BPO Industry
  6. 5) Human Resources
  7. 6) Interactions with India
  8. 7) Conducting Offshore Projects
  9. 8) Use of Expatriates
  10. 9) Recommendations for Effective Collaboration.
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