Network Advantage Within Chinese and Irish Software Firms
Chapter 7: Future Growth in Chinese and Irish Software
_____________________________________________________________ Though a number of governments have targeted the growth of the knowledge-intensive software industry during the past decades, China and Ireland are among the few nations that have successfully emerged as participants in the American-led global software industry. Table 7.1 shows the recent competitive positions achieved by China and Ireland as against the USA’s dominant global market shares. In this concluding chapter, I will not only draw attention to the lessons that can be learned from this study in connection with the entrepreneurial culture of China and Ireland, but will also attempt to form a picture of future competitive dynamics in the Chinese and Irish software industries. Table 7.1: Comparative Statistics in the Software Industry, 2001 _____________________________________________________________ Sales Revenues (US$m) Industry Development Index* Domestic Industry Development Index** _____________________________________________________________ USA 200,000 0.5 0.5 Japan 85,000 0.8 0.8 Germany 39,844 0.9 0.9 UK 15,000 0.4 0.5 India 8,200 7.8 1.9 Korea 7,694 1.1 1.1 Ireland 7,650 3.4 0.5 China 7,400 1.8 1.7 Taiwan 3,801 0.7 0.6 Israel 3,701 1.8 0.5 ___________________________________________________________________ *Sales revenues divided by the size of the economy, measured by GDP, and its level of development measured through GDP/capita. ** Sales by domestic firms divided by the size of the economy, measured by GDP, and its level of development measured through GDP/capita. Source: Veloso et al. (2003). 151 152 The Entrepreneurial Culture By synthesizing existing literature and applying it to the software industry, this book has presented a unique tripartite approach to entrepreneurial...
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