Monday, May 18, 2009

Indian software and hardware industries

Books 2 Byte
New Industries from New Places
Neil Gregory, Stanley Nollen and Stoyan Tenev
( http://www.worldbank.org/)

Behind the software success...

Labour is usually the first reason given for Indian software export success, but it is not a sufficient explanation of the country’s performance vis-À-vis China, argues New Industries from New Places, a recent publication of The World Bank and Stanford University Press. “China also had an ample supply of educated, low-wage labour. If skilled labour was a critical factor of production, and China had it too, why did China not become a software export powerhouse?” ask the authors, Neil Gregory, Stanley Nollen and Stoyan Tenev.

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