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Pricing Strategies in the IT Service Industry in India

  • Pricing is one of the foundations of any company’s market strategy and the only factor of the marketing mix that deals with revenue generation. The other three viz. product, promotion and place deal with expenditure. Pricing strategies provide varied degrees of flexibility based on organizational capabilities and customer segments. Pricing decisions are fundamental to a firm’s growth and are complex in implementation. Based on the author’s research, value-based pricing provides the best fit for all the important pricing factors like cost structure, profit margin, competition, supply and demand, etc. Despite this, cost-based and competition-based pricing strategies are still being widely used. The IT service industry in India has long focused on the competitive advantages of cheap and abundant manpower but the lack of focus on product development together with the emergence of other low waged countries and the growing nature of technology adaptation in the country have presented significant motivation to these IT firms to invest in research and development aimed at enhancing their product portfolio, which can be best taken advantage of by moving their pricing decisions towards a customer-value centric approach. Basing their prices on the different customer segments and focusing on value generation is the best way forward in the face of increased competition from both domestic and international organizations.

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Author:Vaibhav Garhia
Referee:Marc Peter RadkeGND
Document Type:Master's Thesis
Year of Completion:2022
Granting Institution:Hochschule Furtwangen
Date of final exam:2022/02/28
Release Date:2022/03/02
Tag:IT service industry; India; Pricing strategy
Degree Program:MBA - International Business Management
Functional area:Business Strategy
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