Interview: Navi Radjou - 'Made in India' for the 21st Century

Interview: Navi Radjou - 'Made in India' for the 21st Century

Navi Radjou is Executive Director of the Centre for India & Global Business at the Judge Business School at Cambridge University. His research interests include studying the rise of emerging markets like India as both a source and market for tech innovations. He led the firm's analysis of how globalized innovation is driving new collaborative market structures and organizational models like Global Innovation networks. In 2008, he published his research on Indian innovation in a 10-part report series titled India: The Innovation Giant (Re) Awakens. An expert on Indian innovation, Radjou maintains a blog titled "Made in India" on Harvard Business Online.

Radjou was at Asia Society Northern California to participate in a talk entitled "Indovations: Driving Global Innovations from Emerging Markets." In this exclusive interview with Asia Society Northern California's Neha Sakhuja, Radjou talks about the need for turbo-charging India's growth with innovations which have the potential to push India's 70 percent rural population out of poverty. He introduces us to the Indian entrepreneur who adopts the strategy of "more for less for more" in a country defined by adversity of infrastructure and capital.

Read the complete article, as well as watch an excerpt of Radjou's speech, at the Asia Society website.

January 18, 2010
by Maria Scarzella Thorpe