Offshore (English, Hardcover, Pradhan Gaurav Rastogi, Basab)
Published in the year 2011, Offshore: How India Got Back On The Global Business Map, is a book that throws light on the impact of the offshore business model on the current economic growth of India.
Summary Of The Book
Offshore: How India Got Back On The Global Business Map, is a book written by leading IT figures, Gaurav Rastogi, and Basab Pradhan, who throw light on India’s current standing in the business world due to offshoring. Through the course of this book, the authors aim at defining the term Offshoring, posing the question whether it’s the future of work.
In modern day India, BPO’s, and call centers have more than 2 million young Indians on their payroll, which is an indication of the success of the offshore delivery model. The authors explain that offshoring is a means by which people in a country can work for clients residing in other parts of the globe, without even meeting them ever. The offshore delivery model has increased productivity by leaps, and bounds, as well as efficiency standards, which have been difficult to meet earlier. All these factors have led to India’s re-appearance on the business map. The IT industry in India is estimated to be worth more than 70 billion dollars, which have contributed to over 5 percent of the nation’s GDP.
Through the course of this book, the authors deal with the inner workings of this model, and clear several misconceptions linked with this model as well.
About The Authors
The author of this book, Gaurav Rastogi, is also the Vice President at Infosys.
He completed his degree in Engineering from the Delhi College Of Engineering, and later went on to obtain an MBA degree from Indian Institute Of Management, Ahmedabad. Rastogi writes on a number of topics pertaining to Business, and Philosophy. He currently lives in the bay area of San Francisco.
Basab Pradhan is in-charge of Client Services, Head Of Sales, Alliances, and Marketing for Infosys.
Pradhan hails from Cuttack, Orissa, and studied at Campus School, Hisar (1980), where he topped in the Secondary School examinations. He later went on to complete his B.Tech degree from the Indian Institute Of Technology, Kanpur (1987). He also holds an MBA degree from Indian Institute Of Management, Ahmedabad (1989). Pradhan is also the founder of Gridstone Research, which is a well-known financial research firm, and held the post of the CEO till March 2009. He currently stays in Fremont, California, along with his spouse, and two children. His wife, Vidya Pradhan, currently serves as an editor for India Currents. Pradhan is also a part of an educational trust named Digjyoti, which provides scholarships for poor students in Orissa.
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