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How India can be essential to the global ecosystem economy

Namit Agrawal (IBM Institute for Business Value)
Madhuri Banda (IBM Institute for Business Value)
Anthony Marshall (International Business Machines (IBM))
Nipun Mehrotra (IBM India / South Asia)
Clifford Patrao (IBM Global Business Services, India / South Asia)

Strategy & Leadership

ISSN: 1087-8572

Article publication date: 17 July 2017




Outlines why India is poised to be a key partner in the global ecosystem economy


Researches the advantage India has and the steps it is taking to make itself a leaders in ecosystem businesses.


54 percent of Indian executives expect ecosystems to replace traditional value chains with new value models. and 92 percent expect to change primary organizational activities due to the emergence of ecosystems.

Practical implications

To maximize and capture benefits from ecosystems, business, educational and government leaders can pursue three key steps to participate in rapidly emerging Indian business ecosystems.


This study puts together both the corporate and governmental actions that promote the right conditions for ecosystem entrepreneurship so that potential partners have a unique view of the opportunities to participate in this rapidly changing economy.



The authors would like to thank these contributors: Rajrohit Teer – Strategy Consultant, Vasantha V. Kumar – Director, Marketing and Communications, IBM India/South Asia, Anindita D. Veluri – Executive Assistant to Regional General Manager, IBM India South Asia.


Agrawal, N., Banda, M., Marshall, A., Mehrotra, N. and Patrao, C. (2017), "How India can be essential to the global ecosystem economy", Strategy & Leadership, Vol. 45 No. 4, pp. 33-39.



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