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Title:Developing and harnessing software technology in the South: The roles of China, India, Brazil and South Africa PDF Logo
Authors:Ojo, Adegboyega
Janowski, Tomasz
Basanya, Rilwan
Reed, Mike
Issue Date:2008
Series/Report no.:Research paper / UNU-WIDER 2008.89
Abstract:Software technology is gaining prominence in national information technology (IT) strategies due to its huge potential for socioeconomic development, particularly through the support it provides in the productive sectors of the economy, delivery of public services and engagement of citizens. In growing numbers of developing countries, software technology is also being leveraged for income generation from digital services and products. For instance, in recent years, India, Chile, the Philippines, Brazil, China, and Indonesia have emerged as important global players in the offshore software services industry, with India and China standing out as leaders.
Subjects:software technology
software industry
south-south cooperation
China
Brazil
India
South Africa
JEL:L86
O3
ISBN:978-92-9230-143-9
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:WIDER Research Papers, United Nations University (UNU)

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