Structural Shifts in the Chinese Software Industry

IEEE Software, Forthcoming

18 Pages Posted: 15 Nov 2005

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Nir Kshetri

University of North Carolina (UNC) at Greensboro - Bryan School of Business & Economics

Abstract

Although China has left India far behind in terms of most economic and technological indicators, there is one area China has failed to catch up: the commercial software industry. Analysts disagree on the magnitude and direction of future gap between the software industries of the two economies. While India's development has been one-dimensional in the development of skill base, the Chinese software industry in recent years is undergoing major structural shifts in many respects. An analysis cannot make a meaningful prediction without considering such structural changes. This paper analyzes structural shifts in the Chinese software industry in terms of market, technology, actor, product and focus.

Keywords: Structural shift, software industry, India, China, disruptive innovations, OSS

JEL Classification: O33

Suggested Citation

Kshetri, Nir, Structural Shifts in the Chinese Software Industry. IEEE Software, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=847665

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