Case | HBS Case Collection | August 2010 (Revised November 2011)

MindTree: A Community of Communities

by David A. Garvin and Rachna Tahilyani


MindTree is a mid-sized Indian IT services company known for its knowledge management practices, its collaborative communities, and its strong culture and values. The CEO has set a goal of becoming a $1 billion company by 2014; to reach that goal, employees must create several new businesses. The head of knowledge management must decide how his function should change in order to become more supportive of innovation and new business development.

Keywords: Learning; Corporate Entrepreneurship; Employee Relationship Management; Innovation and Invention; Knowledge Management; Leadership; Organizational Culture; Social and Collaborative Networks; Information Technology Industry; India;


Garvin, David A., and Rachna Tahilyani. "MindTree: A Community of Communities." Harvard Business School Case 311-049, August 2010. (Revised November 2011.)