From Software Services to R&D Services: Local Entrepreneurship in the Software Industry in Bangalore, India

  title={From Software Services to R\&D Services: Local Entrepreneurship in the Software Industry in Bangalore, India},
  author={Balaji Parthasarathy and Yuko Aoyama},
  journal={Environment and Planning A},
  pages={1269 - 1285}
In this paper we analyze the emergence of R&D services in Bangalore, India, by focusing on the process of technological upgrading in the Indian software industry. The development trajectory of the Indian software industry and the upgrading it has experienced, from providing low-skill software services to providing high-skill R&D services, are examined using evidence from interviews with Indian firms in Bangalore. Whereas most research on the Indian software industry thus far has emphasized the… 
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