Case | HBS Case Collection | September 1996 (Revised June 1998)

InterSoft of Argentina (A)

by Linda A. Hill and Stacy Palestrant


Focuses on InterSoft of Argentina, a growing software company in Argentina. In 1993, InterSoft acquires a Russian software company and Emilo Lopez, the vice president and director of InterSoft's Systems Software Lab, must manage a creative, cross-cultural, "virtual" team. This case illustrates InterSoft's origins and highlights the relationship between the founding partners, Lopez and Felix Racca.

Keywords: Software; Cross-Cultural and Cross-Border Issues; Business Growth and Maturation; Mergers and Acquisitions; Management Teams; Groups and Teams; Partners and Partnerships; Information Technology Industry; Argentina; Russia;


Hill, Linda A., and Stacy Palestrant. "InterSoft of Argentina (A)." Harvard Business School Case 497-025, September 1996. (Revised June 1998.)