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Manufacturing Practices in Information Technology Industries: Semiconductors, Hard Disk Drives, and Software

James W. Cortada

in The Digital Hand, Vol 1: How Computers Changed the Work of American Manufacturing, Transportation, and Retail Industries

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195165883
eISBN:
9780199789672
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195165883.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

This chapter describes how computers came into three information technology industries: semiconductors, hard disk drives, and software, for doing the work of each. It describes applications, how work ... More


Facing In, Facing Out: Information Technology Production Policy in India from the 1960s to the 1990s

Richard Heeks

in Information Technology Policy: An International History

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199241057
eISBN:
9780191714290
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199241057.003.0012
Subject:
Business and Management, Information Technology

India was a Third World Information Technology colossus by the year 2000. In 1998/99, it exported an estimated US$2.2 billion-worth of software and produced more than 700,000 computers for the home ... More


The Software Cluster in Bangalore

V. N. Balasubramanyam and Ahalya Balasubramanyam

in Regions, Globalization, and the Knowledge-Based Economy

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199250011
eISBN:
9780191596216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199250014.003.0014
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

The software cluster in Bangalore, South India, represents in a microcosm several of the developments associated with globalization identified in Ch. 1. It is a knowledge‐oriented or ... More


Private Investment in Human Capital and Industrial Development: The Case of the Indian Software Industry *

Ashish Arora and Surendrakumar Bagde

in Dimensions of Economic Theory and Policy: Essays for Anjan Mukherji

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198073970
eISBN:
9780199081615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198073970.003.0018
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This chapter explores the role of human capital in the regional location of the software industry, focusing on private investment in the software exports industry of India during 1990–2003. The data ... More


Between Cities and Districts: Local Software Systems in Italy

Andrea Biagiotti and Luigi Burroni

in Changing Governance of Local Economies: Responses of European Local Production Systems

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199259403
eISBN:
9780191603020
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199259402.003.0017
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

This chapter examines the Italian software industry, highlighting its unique features. It argues that high-tech activity tends to concentrate in certain locations due to the presence of specific ... More


Bangalore: The Silicon Valley of Asia?

AnnaLee Saxenian (ed.)

in Economic Policy Reforms and the Indian Economy

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226454528
eISBN:
9780226454542
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226454542.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

This chapter addresses the growth of the Indian software industry, and provides some contrasts between Bangalore—the center of software in India—and Silicon Valley. India's software industry has ... More


Dimensions of Economic Theory and Policy: Essays for Anjan Mukherji

Krishnendu Ghosh Dastidar, Hiranya Mukhopadhyay, and Uday Bhanu Sinha (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198073970
eISBN:
9780199081615
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198073970.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

Anjan Mukherji, arguably one of India's most distinguished economists, is known for his research on the stability of the Walrasian tatonnement, its relation to the weak axiom of revealed preference, ... More


Software and Growth

Josh Lerner and Mark Schankerman

in The Comingled Code: Open Source and Economic Development

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014632
eISBN:
9780262289573
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014632.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Information Technology

This chapter examines the importance of computer software, particularly open source software, in economic development. It analyzes how open source software fit into the framework of growth theory and ... More


Parts of the Elephant: How Industry Perspective Drives Patent Theory

in The Patent Crisis and How the Courts Can Solve It

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226080611
eISBN:
9780226080635
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226080635.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

This chapter argues that the disagreements about how the patent system promotes innovation can be traced to the industry-specific character of the patent system. The prospect vision of patents maps ... More


Introduction

Josh Lerner and Mark Schankerman

in The Comingled Code: Open Source and Economic Development

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014632
eISBN:
9780262289573
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014632.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Information Technology

This introductory chapter discusses the theme of this volume which is about the potential impact of open source software on economic development. This volume examines whether certain types of ... More


Levers at Work—the IT Industry

in The Patent Crisis and How the Courts Can Solve It

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226080611
eISBN:
9780226080635
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226080635.003.0012
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

This chapter discusses how policy levers can and do apply in information technology (IT) industries. It concentrates on the software industry, though it also offers some more preliminary thoughts on ... More


Codes of Class

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/9780199461486.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

Chapter 6 focuses on the connections between IT and the middle class, exploring processes of class consolidation and reshuffling that have been set in motion by the advent of the software outsourcing ... More


Introduction

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/9780199461486.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

The Introduction outlines the main themes of the book within the context of larger social transformations in India after economic reforms. After a brief introduction to the city of Bangalore, the ... More


Economic Turbulence and Middle-Income Jobs

Clair Brown

in Economic Turbulence: Is a Volatile Economy Good for America?

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226076324
eISBN:
9780226076348
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226076348.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

This chapter describes the effect of economic turbulence on the earnings distribution. Economic turbulence affects the quality and quantity of middle-income jobs. Jobs at the bottom end of the ... More


Firms, Their Workers, and Their Survival

Clair Brown

in Economic Turbulence: Is a Volatile Economy Good for America?

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226076324
eISBN:
9780226076348
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226076348.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

This chapter explores the link between worker turnover, workforce quality, and worker pay, as well as success as measured by firm performance. More productive firms pay above-average wages to their ... More


When Small States Make Big Leaps: Institutional Innovation and High-Tech Competition in Western Europe

Darius Ornston

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450921
eISBN:
9780801465963
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450921.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

At the close of the twentieth century, Denmark, Finland, and Ireland emerged as unlikely centers for high-tech competition. This book reveals how these historically low-tech countries managed to ... 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


Legal Mechanisms for Mitigating the Effect of Restrictive Licensing Provisions

Noam Shemtov

in Beyond the Code: Protection of Non-Textual Features of Software

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780198716792
eISBN:
9780191848377
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198716792.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

This chapter examines the legal mechanisms for mitigating the effect of restrictive licensing provisions used by right holders to regulate the use of functional elements of software, focusing on both ... More


Trade Secrets and the Software Industry

Noam Shemtov

in Beyond the Code: Protection of Non-Textual Features of Software

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780198716792
eISBN:
9780191848377
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198716792.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

This chapter examines the trade secrets regimes in the European Union and the United States, with particular emphasis on how they affect the software industry. Almost every intellectual property ... More


Rituals of Unemployment

Carrie M. Lane

in A Company of One: Insecurity, Independence, and the New World of White-Collar Unemployment

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449642
eISBN:
9780801460791
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449642.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter offers a brief history of networking, both the old-fashioned “talk to your friends and family” approach and the more complicated and extensive system of organized networking events in ... More


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