India Is Far From a Sweet Spot in Global Connectedness
— May 14, 2015
By Pankaj Ghemawat
"India is a very diverse culture, in terms of languages, religions and income levels—so you start adjusting and coping with diversity at a very personal level as a child."1 Other research backs up at least C.K.'s view about India's diversity: among 160 countries, India ranks 5th on cultural and 17th on ethnic "fractionalization."
The contrast between diversity, which most of us learned growing up to view as a strength, and fractionalization, which sounds rather nasty and comes up in research on civil conflicts among other topics, leads me to reflect on another curious and related contrast about India.
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Pankaj Ghemawat is a Global Professor of Management and Strategy and Director of the Center for the Globalization of Education and Management.