This Case is aboutÂ DISRUPTIVE INNOVATION
PUBLICATION DATE: September 19, 2012 PRODUCT #: 714C09-HCB-CHI
In mid-2005, Intel is analyzing its options for where to find its next assembly and test plant. On its short list of likely future websites contains places in China, India, Thailand, and Vietnam. Each state has its very own unique benefits and hazards associated with infrastructure, government, instruction, company culture, expertise working with Western companies, intellectual property protection, labor markets, and tax breaks and other incentives. Brian Krzanich, Intel’s General Manager for Evaluation and Assembly, must consider all these factors as well as Intel ‘s criteria for its new facility ‘s location and also make his recommendation to the board of directors of the company’s. Which place and state should Intel select?