Social Capital A Must For Indian IT Companies To Move Into IT Consulting, Says Professor From George Mason UniversityWritten by J.L. Gandhi
Since mid 1980s, several Indian firms have gained significant market share in U.S. in software services, IT outsourcing and IT consulting. Prof. Tojo Thatchenkery, Professor of Organizational Learning & Knowledge Management at George Mason University, has coined a term “Indian Social Capital” to describe positive characteristics and competencies attributed to Indian software professionals operating overseas. He has done extensive research to use this concept of Indian social capital to explain how Indian firms, initially branded as “utilitarian body shops" have quickly climbed up value chain from subcontractors to full contractors and then to something close to consulting firms.
Based on research on several firms in this domain, he has proposed that transitioning to next value chain of consulting status requires a different set of competencies and mindset. Further, same organizational mobility and glass-ceiling issues Indian Americans in U.S. face as they try to move up corporate hierarchy are likely to adversely impact Indian firms efforts to move up value chain. He presented research to show that “value migration trajectory” that Indian ITES firms have worked very hard to set in motion is unlikely to launch them onto IT consulting arena. Instead, a different trajectory based on a new appreciation regarding how social capital shapes business decision at highest level will need to be set in motion, therefore IT firms will have to actively manage this process of social capital formation to overcome entry barriers.
The talk organized by Sona Institute of Advanced Studies (SIAS) was well attended by a large number of senior executives from leading IT and BPO organizations. SIAS is a part of Sona Valliappa Educational Group, which owns and runs Educational Institutions (Sona College of Technology, Sona School of Management & Thiagarajar Polytechnic at Salem) where over 5000 students study on campus.
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