New Industries from New Places by Neil F. Gregory
The Emergence of the Software and Hardware Industries in China and India

No critic rating

Waiting for minimum critic reviews


Software comes from India, hardware comes from China. Why is that? Why did China and India take such different paths to global dominance in new high-tech industries? Will their paths continue to diverge or converge? How can other countries learn from their successes – and failures – in reaching global scale in new industries?To answer these questions, this book presents the first rigorous comparison of the growth of the IT industries in China and India, based on interviews with over 300 companies. It explains the different growth paths of the software and hardware sectors in each country, providing insights into the factors behind the emergence of China and India as global economic powers. It provides a compelling case study of how differences in economic policies and the investment climate affect industrial growth.This book sheds new light on common debates on "China versus India", on why India is the software capital of the world while China is a manufacturing powerhouse. It refutes common myths about the growth of these industries – for example, the role of Non-Resident Indians or the Y2K problem in the growth of the Indian software industry, the role of government intervention in industrial growth, and the relative size of China and India’s software industries.

About Neil F. Gregory

See more books from this Author
Published April 14, 2009 by World Bank Publications;Stanford University Press. 336 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, Computers & Technology, Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference, History, Travel. Non-fiction

Rate this book!

Add Review