You are the vice president of operations for a U.S.-based software firm that is exploring building a software design operation in India. Typically, when international firms enter the Indian market, they quickly learn how a caste system can affect business activities. Although officially banned, the caste system still dictates everyday life for many people in India. You are confident about the likelihood of business success there, but you have strong misgivings about the caste system.
Do you think it will be possible to import and uphold a U.S. management style in India despite lingering effects of the Caste system and why?