Inside the issue: March 2019
Over the past few years, the Indian corporate playing field is witnessing the dominance of a different kind of multinational. The return of the global multinational to the top of India’s corporate consciousness is now marked by the dominance of tech giants like Amazon, Walmart, and Microsoft, together with the likes of Google and Facebook.
In this issue, our cover story on the rapid growth of the Jeff Bezos-founded Amazon in India is one such example of a global tech giant which has now made India a major market for itself. Add to that Bezos’ deep pockets and aggression and you have a giant which is clear in its plan for dominance in the Indian marketplace and knows how to get it. The acquisition of Amazon India’s arch rival Flipkart last year, by global retail giant Walmart, has made this battle even more interesting.
Also in this issue is a deep dive into Microsoft’s sprawling India Development Center (MSIDC) where the global tech giant is busy rolling out some cutting edge innovations, technology which is aimed at not just powering innovations but also facilitating inclusion.
This issue also brings you Fortune’s annual list of the World’s Most Admired Companies, the much-awaited line-up of corporate role models. Fortune polled 3,750 executives, directors and analysts to come up with this year’s list. Apple tops the list for the 12th straight year, while Amazon features at No. 2 and Microsoft at No. 6, with Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella figuring as the most underrated chief executive. Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg is the most overrated.
Read more in the March issue. On stands and online: https://amzn.to/2BWVw70