Innovations in an Emerging Software Cluster

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Low wage rate in India, rather than technological innovation, is widely believed to have caused the phenomenal growth of the Indian software industry. Low total software exports from India is taken as an indication of lack of innovation in the industry. This chapter argues, based on the case study of the software firms in Trivandrum, that the software industry in India is innovative and that the nature of innovation depends on the characteristics of its knowledge base.


Technological Knowledge Software Industry Epistemic Community ITeS Firm Service Export 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Society for Promotion of Alternative Computing and EmploymentVellayambalam, TrivandrumIndia

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