Managing Innovation from the Land of Ideas and Talent

The 10-Year Story of SAP Labs India

  • Jayaram Srinivasan
  • Clas Neumann

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-12
  2. Clas Neumann, Jayaram Srinivasan
    Pages 1-17
  3. Clas Neumann, Jayaram Srinivasan
    Pages 19-37
  4. Clas Neumann, Jayaram Srinivasan
    Pages 39-71
  5. Clas Neumann, Jayaram Srinivasan
    Pages 73-118
  6. Clas Neumann, Jayaram Srinivasan
    Pages 119-153
  7. Clas Neumann, Jayaram Srinivasan
    Pages 155-201
  8. Clas Neumann, Jayaram Srinivasan
    Pages 203-223
  9. Clas Neumann, Jayaram Srinivasan
    Pages 225-234
  10. Clas Neumann, Jayaram Srinivasan
    Pages 235-244
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 1-14

About this book

Introduction

10 years ago, in the flourishing atmosphere of India’s high-tech city, Bangalore, SAP Labs was established as small development facility. Known to be one of the world’s most promising destinations for foreign investments, India is where SAP AG chose to locate what is now their largest R&D and Services Center outside Germany.

The unique 10-year success story of this organization is presented by two authors who were instrumental in setting up business of SAP Labs India and contributed in growing it to today’s strength of 4000 employees.

The authors discuss development, innovation, and management strategies, combining their own personal experiences and those of other longtime company employees along with statements from SAP board members, to provide a comprehensive and detailed picture of the events and reasoning behind the venture. Anyone interested in understanding the opportunities and challenges of carrying out distributed product development on a global scale from India will find this book an invaluable companion.

Keywords

Cross-Cultural Management Enterprise Software Forschung & Entwicklung IT India Information Systems R&D Management SAP business development innovation management organization strategy

Authors and affiliations

  • Jayaram Srinivasan
  • Clas Neumann

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Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-89283-0
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2009
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-89282-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-89283-0
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