Thursday, March 25, 2010

HEY! NOEL! Is This the Start of a Trend?

India’s Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, told the Indian press that Dell chairman Michael Dell assured him that Dell was moving $25 billion in factories from China to India. Dell is the second company to flee China this week, joining Google. Although it might appear that the two are leaving for different reasons, they may not be.

Dell has reportedly said that they were leaving China in search of a “safer environment with [a] climate conducive to enterprise.” Mr. Singh, in the same newspaper article where he revealed that Dell was moving $25 billion in parts and equipment to India, also said that Michael Dell was looking for a country “with security
of a legal system.”

The article makes comments about how Dell is mimicing the Google shutdown, etc. for perhaps the same reasons...but I'm not as sold on that. However, I do wonder if this might be the start of a trend. If so, what are the implications?

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