From underdogs to tigers [electronic resource] : the rise and growth of the software industry in Brazil, China, India, Ireland, and Israel / [edited by] Ashish Arora and Alfonso Gambardella.

Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2005.
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In 1980 the Indian software industry was practically non-existent. By the 1990s the industry was one of the largest employers in manufacturing. Similar patterns of growth can be found in other emerging economies. So given that the software industry is commonly viewed as a high-tech industry, how is it that such spectacular growth has occurred in countries where high-tech industries would not seem likely to develop?This book examines the reasons behind this phenomenon, and asks whether it suggests a new model of economic development. The contributors explore the implications of the rise of thes
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  • Introduction / Ashish Arora and Alfonso Gambardella
  • The Indian software industry / Suma S. Athreye
  • The Irish software industry / Anita Sands
  • The Israeli software industry / Dan Breznitz
  • The Brazilian software industry / Antonio J. Junqueira Botelho, Giancarlo Stefanuto, and Francisco Veloso
  • The Chinese software industry / Ted Tschang and Lan Xue
  • Organizational capabilities and the rise of the software industry in the emerging economies : lessons from the history of some US industries / Ashish Arora, Alfonso Gambardella, and Steven Klepper
  • The role of the multinational companies / Marco Giarratana, Alessandro Pagano, and Salvatore Torrisi
  • Sojourns and software : internationally mobile human capital and high-tech industry development in India, Ireland, and Israel / Devesh Kapur and John McHale
  • Bridging the gap : conclusions / Ashish Arora and Alfonso Gambardella.
  • 0-19-920531-0
  • 1-4237-5720-3
  • 9786610755264
  • 1-280-75526-1
  • 0-19-153461-7
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