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Indian Software Success Story: A Resource-Based View of Competitive Advantages
The Icfaian Journal of Management Research (2008)
  • Pankaj Madhani
Abstract

India has achieved remarkable success in the software industry. Software accounts for 25 percent of the total Indian export. The purpose of this paper is to discuss the resources, including technical skills and cost competency, that have contributed to the competitive position of the Indian software industry. In accordance with the Resource-Based View (RBV), the main source of the market performances of a range of firms lies on the specific nature of their resources and their accumulated competences. This paper discusses the Indian software industry and its resources and analyzes the case using the RBV of strategy. The paper discusses the Indian software industry's growth drivers in terms of resources. It also underlines emerging challenges for the Indian Software Industry and proposes the Dynamic Resource-Based Model.

Keywords
  • RBV,
  • Software sector,
  • Outsourcing,
  • Competitive Advantage
Publication Date
August 1, 2008
Citation Information
Madhani, Pankaj M., Indian Software Success Story: A Resource-Based View of Competitive Advantages (August 4, 2008). The Icfaian Journal of Management Research, Vol. 7, No. 8, August 2008, pp. 61-83.