The Global Indian Software Labour Force: IT Professionals in Europe. (IDPAD Working Paper Series 2006, No. 1)

Upadhya, Carol (2006) The Global Indian Software Labour Force: IT Professionals in Europe. (IDPAD Working Paper Series 2006, No. 1). Working Paper. NIAS and IDPAD, Bangalore.

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    Abstract: The software services outsourcing industry in India has become a highly visible node of the global economy over the last few years. Often regarded as the leading edge of India’s economic growth during the period of liberalisation and globalisation, it has grown rapidly from small beginnings in the 1980s to generate total export earnings of $22 billion in 2005-06 and over one million jobs.1 IT (information technology) has also become the career option of choice for many young educated Indians, for whom the industry offers salaries unknown in other sectors plus the opportunity to live and work outside of India. Moreover, the success of this industry, together with the recent anti-outsourcing backlash in the U.S., have reinvented India’s global image as a rising economic power, and projected the figure of the Indian ‘techie’ as the highly skilled but low cost global IT professional who is threatening American and European jobs.
    Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
    Additional Information: This publication is related to fifth phase of IDPAD (2003-2006. Project: Indian IT professionals in India and Europe: Work, Culture and Transnationalism.
    Subjects: School of Social Sciences > Sociology
    NIAS Resources > NIAS Working Papers
    Programmes > Urban, Transnational and Mobility Studies Programme
    Divisions: Schools > Social Sciences
    Date Deposited: 25 Apr 2016 06:43
    Last Modified: 25 Apr 2016 06:43
    URI: http://eprints.nias.res.in/id/eprint/870

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