Case | HBS Case Collection | October 2005 (Revised September 2006)

Sapient Corporation (Abridged)

by Rakesh Khurana and Joel Podolny


Describes the start-up, growth, organizational design, and operations over the first 10 years of a professional services firm. Focuses on the creative use of organizational purpose and values as an integral part of strategy and alignment of organizational activities.

Keywords: Leadership; Organizational Culture; Change Management; Human Resources; Entrepreneurship; Growth and Development Strategy; Business Growth and Maturation; Operations; Business Processes; Management Analysis, Tools, and Techniques; Service Industry;


Khurana, Rakesh, and Joel Podolny. "Sapient Corporation (Abridged)." Harvard Business School Case 406-058, October 2005. (Revised September 2006.)