Structural Shifts in the Chinese Software Industry

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Nir B. Kshetri, Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: Following the post-1978 economic and political reforms that provided incentives for private and foreign investments, China has left India behind in terms of almost all economic and technological indicators. Between 1980 and 2002, China’s per capita gross domestic product (GDP) increased from US$134 to $960, while India’s increased from $262 to $470 (see table 1). From 1978 to 2003, China’s inward foreign direct investment exceeded $400 billion.1 In the 1990s, India’s share inworld trade grew from 0.5 to 0.7 percent, while China’s share rose steeply from 1.8 to 4.0 percent. In 2001, China’s total exports were $259 billion, compared to India’s $40 billion. China’s fixed-telephone and PC penetration rates are over four times greater than India’s, and cell phone penetration is over 13 times greater (see table 1).

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IEEE Software, July/August, 86-93.
Language: English
Date: 2005
China, Software industry, Strategy, Economics

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