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Software Capital and the New India

Carol Upadhya

in Reengineering India: Work, Capital, and Class in an Offshore Economy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780199461486
eISBN:
9780199087495
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199461486.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

Chapter 1 traces the multiple genealogies of the Indian IT industry, contextualizing its growth within national, regional, and local political–economic configurations. It shows how the operations of ... More


Global HR Roles and Factors Influencing Their Development*: Evidence from Emerging Indian IT Services Multinationals

Mohan Thite, Pawan Budhwar, and Adrian Wilkinson

in Emerging Indian Multinationals: Strategic Players in a Multipolar World

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780199466467
eISBN:
9780199086832
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199466467.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business

Based on case studies of four Indian IT services MNCs, involving 51 in-depth interviews of business and human resource leaders at the corporate and subsidiary levels, we identify five key HR ... More


Compiling the Indian IT Workforce

Carol Upadhya

in Reengineering India: Work, Capital, and Class in an Offshore Economy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780199461486
eISBN:
9780199087495
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199461486.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

Chapter 2 examines the making of the Indian IT workforce, a process that has been shaped not only by IT companies’ requirements for skilled labour but also by the agency of IT workers. It describes ... More


Soft Capitalism Comes to India

Carol Upadhya

in Reengineering India: Work, Capital, and Class in an Offshore Economy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780199461486
eISBN:
9780199087495
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199461486.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

Chapter 4 describes the ‘New Age’ management ideas and ‘subjective’ techniques of organizational control that have been imported into the Indian IT industry, especially the promotion of ‘flat ... More


The New Frontier: Merit vs. Caste in the Indian IT Sector

Marilyn Fernandez

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780199479498
eISBN:
9780199092109
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199479498.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility, Occupations, Professions, and Work

Does the burgeoning Indian Information Technology (IT) sector represent a deviation from the historical arc of caste inequality or has it become yet another site of discrimination? Those who claim ... More


Reengineering India: Work, Capital, and Class in an Offshore Economy

Carol Upadhya

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780199461486
eISBN:
9780199087495
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199461486.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

Reengineering India explores India’s post-liberalization transformation through the lens of the software industry. It is an anthropological study of work, capital, and class in the software industry, ... More


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