A comparative assessment of the information technology services sector in India and China

Raman, Revti and Chadee, Doren 2011, A comparative assessment of the information technology services sector in India and China, Journal of contemporary Asia, vol. 41, no. 3, pp. 452-469.

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Title A comparative assessment of the information technology services sector in India and China
Author(s) Raman, Revti
Chadee, Doren
Journal name Journal of contemporary Asia
Volume number 41
Issue number 3
Start page 452
End page 469
Publisher Routledge
Place of publication Abingdon, England
Publication date 2011-08
ISSN 0047-2336
1752-7554
Keyword(s) Information technology
IT service providers
competitiveness
India
China
Summary The purpose of this paper is to assess the nature of competition in the information technology (IT) services sector between India and China. Using primary and secondary data sources, we compare and contrast the strengths and weaknesses of the IT services sector in the two countries along the main dimensions of Porter’s competitive advantage model. The principal findings indicate that the IT services sectors in the two countries are distinctively different, have developed along different paths and are highly complementary to each other. China has a well established hardware sector and its IT services sector focuses mostly on servicing its domestic market. India’s IT services sector is predominantly export orientated with focus on the US and Western European markets. Contrary to popular beliefs, given the complementary characteristics of the IT services sectors in India and China, it is unlikely for the two countries to compete against each other in the near future and greater strategic co-operation between IT service providers in the two countries is a more likely outcome.
Notes Available online 29 June 2011
Language eng
Field of Research 150308 International Business
Socio Economic Objective 970108 Expanding Knowledge in the Information and Computing Sciences
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
HERDC collection year 2011
Copyright notice ©2011, Journal of Contemporary Asia
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30036811

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