21 Indian firms among world's top 100 BPOs

Twenty-one Indian companies, including Infosys Technologies, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) and Wipro, are among the top 100 BPO firms in the world, according to a new study.

Five of the Indian firms figuring among the 10 best outsourcing service providers are: Infosys (No.3), TCS (6), Wipro (7), Genpact (9) and Tech Mahindra (10), according to the study - '2008 Global Outsourcing 100' - compiled by the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP).

Accenture and IBM head the list published as an advertising feature by IAOP in the current Fortune 500 issue of Fortune magazine.

The other 16 Indian companies in the list are HCL Technology (11), Mastek (16), WNS Global Services (19), Hexaware (22), ExlService (26), 24/7 Customer (28), Cambridge (36), ITC Infotech (40), KPIT Cummins (42), Patni (46), Zensar (53), MindTree (54), Mphasis (56), Aditya Birla Minacs (62), FirstSource Solutions (73) and Cross-Tab (78).

The key strength of Wipro and TCS is their 'employee management' while the strong point of Infosys and Genpact is their "executive leadership", according to the New York-based IAOP