Origins and Growth of the Software Industry in India

  title={Origins and Growth of the Software Industry in India},
  author={Rafiq Dossani},
The paper explains the evolution of India's software industry since its origination in 1974. Unlike the offshored software outsourcing industries of Ireland and Israel, in which multinationals started the industry, in India, local conglomerates began the industry by sending programmers to clients' sites overseas. We argue that these outcomes were due to government policies that were intended to obstruct the private sector. In the mid-1980s, work shifted to India and was done mainly by domestic… CONTINUE READING


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