Monday, February 16, 2009

Oddity of global research collaboration

Books 2 Byte
Chindia
Pete Engardio
( http://www.tatamcgrawhill.com/)

Monkey call

What happened when a handful of engineers at Sarnoff Corp’s lab in Bangalore were sitting around a table in a meeting room, conference-calling with colleagues at the research-for-hire outfit’s headquarters in Princeton, US? “They heard loud banging from behind an air-conditioner cover on the wall. One of them lifted the cover, and a baby monkey leaped into the room and raced around underfoot,” narrates a snatch in Chindia: How China and India are Revolutionising Global Business, edited by Pete Engardio.

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