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Regions, Globalization, and the Knowledge-Based Economy$
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John H. Dunning

Print publication date: 2002

Print ISBN-13: 9780199250011

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0199250014.001.0001

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The Software Cluster in Bangalore

The Software Cluster in Bangalore

(p.349) 13 The Software Cluster in Bangalore
Regions, Globalization, and the Knowledge-Based Economy

V. N. Balasubramanyam

Ahalya Balasubramanyam

Oxford University Press

The software cluster in Bangalore, South India, represents in a microcosm several of the developments associated with globalization identified in Ch. 1. It is a knowledge‐oriented or human‐capital‐intensive industry that has attracted multinational firms to Bangalore, both as producers and consumers of software, turning the city into an international gateway for trained labour. The state has actively assisted the growth of the industry. This chapter addresses the reasons for the success of the software cluster. The main sections provide a brief description of the size and structure of the software cluster in Bangalore, discuss the Bangalore cluster in the light of received explanations of clusters from geographers and regional economists, and analyse the cluster in the context of the economics of agglomeration and developments associated with globalization.

Keywords:   agglomeration, Bangalore, clustering, economic development, globalization, India, software industry

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