24 November, 2020

Adi Ignatius

Adi Ignatius is the editor-in-chief of the Harvard Business Review

Adi Ignatius

India is not growing very fast. Why are you here?

If you are like me, coming from the US, 6 or 7 per cent growth looks pretty good!

You know, Indians are frustrated about the economy, poverty and policy paralysis...

But their frustration comes from the belief that the economy could be 3 percentage points better off if these problems were taken care of.

Aren’t all developing countries in the same boat vis-a-vis lopsided taxes, corruption?

They are. Probably developed countries as well.

So, why is the critical gaze of western journalists always on India?

I’ve spent a lot more time in China. As far as I can tell, it’s far more corrupt. India has regulatory problems, but I don’t think they are worse.

What one thing is likely to impact business in India most in 2012?

In a funny way, I think the health of the US economy will affect India most.

Are you going to meet with politicians during...



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