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An Analysis of the Skill Shortage Problems in Indian IT Companies


  • Suchandra Paul

    () (School of Social Sciences, University of Dundee, Dundee DD1 4HN, UK)


Skill shortage is a crucial social issue which needs to be analyzed thoroughly in any organization. In this paper, the problems related to the skill shortage are analyzed and possible solutions are provided to deal with the problem of skill shortages effectively. This paper will facilitate in helping the organization to find the right talent for the organization thus removing or decreasing the problem of skill shortages. The paper begins with the importance of skills shortage from a theoretical point of view. The problems associated are highlighted and analyzed. The factors which are an integral part of skill shortages are elaborated. Also, an in-depth analysis is carried out by considering the organizations, Tata Consultancy Services and Infosys as a case study. In the final section, various solutions and approaches are laid down to tackle the problems incorporated with skill shortages.

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  • Suchandra Paul, 2018. "An Analysis of the Skill Shortage Problems in Indian IT Companies," Social Sciences, MDPI, Open Access Journal, vol. 7(9), pages 1-21, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:gam:jscscx:v:7:y:2018:i:9:p:159-:d:169824

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