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From Underdogs to TigersThe Rise and Growth of the Software Industry in Brazil, China, India, Ireland, and Israel$
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Ashish Arora and Alfonso Gambardella

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780199275601

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199275601.001.0001

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The Chinese Software Industry

The Chinese Software Industry

(p.131) 6 The Chinese Software Industry
From Underdogs to Tigers

Ted Tschang

Lan Xue

Oxford University Press

The Chinese software industry offers a strong contrast to its Indian counterpart in terms of the role of the state and the choice of growth paths, and also in terms of language and business organization. Whereas the Indian industry is primarily export driven, its domestic products market is largely dominated by multinationals. In contrast, China's domestic firms command about 33% of its domestic market. The Chinese software industry has benefited from the significant support of the government, which has spawned many of the software firms and provides significant work for them. The industry has to face a number of issues as it goes forward, including the lack of process knowledge and experienced human resource personnel, and the fragmented market which does not lend itself to scale economies.

Keywords:   domestic market, China, technology policy, procurement, hardware, Japanese market

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