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Technology led catch-up in Indian IT industry: Opportunities, Challenges and Strategies
KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Industrial Economics and Management (Dept.). (Competitive service work)
2011 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Indian IT companies have garnered a good market share in the global IT servicesmarket. Research has been emerging on the competitiveness of the Indian IT industryand the opportunities which led to the success of the Indian IT industry. However,considering the current challenges posed to the Indian IT industry, Indian IT companieshave to move up in the value chain and achieve technology led catch-up with theincumbents to maintain the market share in a highly competitive market.

The first part of this study investigates the windows of opportunities created by technoeconomic paradigm shifts and discontinuities that will help the Indian IT companies tomove up in the value chain. To capitalize on the opportunities, Indian IT companieshave to improve their innovation efforts. In the second part of this study, certaindeterminants which improve the ideation capability of the organization are investigatedin the Indian IT companies and its effects are discussed. The report also discussesvarious strategies that can be employed by the Indian IT companies to capitalize on theopportunities and to achieve technology led catch-up.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. , 76 p.
Examensarbete INDEK, 2011:54
Keyword [en]
Indian IT industry, Windows of opportunities, Ideation, Value chain, Technology catch-up
National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-35257OAI: diva2:426341
Subject / course
Industrial Economy and Entrepreneurship
Educational program
Master of Science - Industrial Engineering and Management
Available from: 2011-06-28 Created: 2011-06-23 Last updated: 2011-06-28Bibliographically approved

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