ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Corporate Strategy and Planning in the Science City

Bangalore has in the recent decades seen an explosive growth of not only the software industry but of a diversified high technology research and industrial base. More recently, infrastructural problems, among other developments, have prompted the reopening of the long-standing debate on the sustainability of this growth, which is examined in this paper from the perspective of high technology organisations that have been driving formal job creation in the recent past. Presented here are four short case studies of companies active in the field of information technology and services: one a large-scale public sector enterprise; three indigenous firms that originated as small scale enterprises and two companies started by multinational corporations. The studies demonstrate the new challenges facing these companies and the consequences of the ongoing shift from an older paradigm of state intervention toward the new paradigm of entitled liberalisation.

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