Billions of Entrepreneurs: How China and India Are Reshaping Their Futures-And Yoursby Tarun Khanna
Pub. Date: 12/24/2007
Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press
China and India are home to one-third of the world's population. And they're undergoing social and economic revolutions that are capturing the best mindsand moneyof Western business. In Billions of Entrepreneurs, Tarun Khanna examines the entrepreneurial forces driving China's and India's trajectories of development. He shows where these trajectories
China and India are home to one-third of the world's population. And they're undergoing social and economic revolutions that are capturing the best mindsand moneyof Western business. In Billions of Entrepreneurs, Tarun Khanna examines the entrepreneurial forces driving China's and India's trajectories of development. He shows where these trajectories overlap and complement one anotherand where they diverge and compete. He also reveals how Western companies can participate in this development.
Through intriguing comparisons, the author probes important differences between China and India in areas such as information and transparency, the roles of capital markets and talent, public and private property rights, social constraints on market forces, attitudes toward expatriates abroad and foreigners at home, entrepreneurial and corporate opportunities, and the importance of urban and rural communities. He explains how these differences will influence China's and India's future development, what the two countries can learn from each other, and how they will ultimately reshape business, politics, and society in the world around them.
Engaging and incisive, this book is a critical resource for anyone working in China or India or planning to do business in these two countries.
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Table of Contents
Reimagining China and India 1
Statecraft: The Art, Science, and Illusion of Governing 2.4 Billion People 31
Bias and Noise: Information Accessibility in China and India 53
Fiat and Fairness: Why China Can Build Cities Overnight and India Cannot 69
Manna and Miasma: Meanderings Through the Chinese and Indian Financial Firmaments 91
Infosys and TCL: Unshackling Indigenous Enterprise 121
Microsoft and Metro: Views from the World's Corner Offices 141
Diaspora Dividends: Paragons and Pariahs from the Overseas Chinese and Indians 167
Village Engineering and Reengineering: In Search of Rural Fortunes 189
Barefoot Doctors and Medical Tourists: Futile Attempts to Confront the Grim Reaper 213
Old and New Roads to Mandalay: Hard Power in Burma and Beyond 237
Film Stars and Gurus: Soft Power in Bollywood and Beyond 257
Buddha and Software: Old Links and New 277
Corporate Bridges: Linking China, India, and the West 295
About the Author 353
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Tarun Khanna's excellent book provides a socio-governmental-historical-cultural context to the very different development models adopted by India and China. The stories, interviews, memories and analysis are seamlessly interwoven and fun to read. This is not a book on how to to business in China or India but rather why they have developed so differently.