A Comparison of the Industrialization Paths for Asian Services Outsourcing Industries, and Implications for Poverty Alleviation

Published By: ABDI on eSS | Published Date: October, 24 , 2011

This paper examines three software and/or information technology enabled services (ITES) industries—two in the early stages of development (in the People’s Republic of China [PRC] and the Philippines) and one mature one (in India). Being latecomers to offshoring work, the PRC and the Philippines have developed this industry in cooperation with multinational enterprises (MNEs). PRC firms have worked with and upgraded within MNEs’ value chains within the PRC market, while the Philippines has relied on MNEs to come in and set up facilities, with domestic firms setting up facilities where lower (knowledge) barriers to entry prevail. The paper also explores the ITES industries’ implications for economic growth and poverty reduction. [Working Paper 313]. URL:[http://www.adbi.org/files/2011.10.19.wp313.industrialization.asian.services.outsourcing.pdf].

Author(s): F Ted Tschang | Posted on: Oct 25, 2011 | Views(511) | Download (714)

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