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The Software and Information Services Sector in Argentina: Pros and Cons of an Inward-Orientated Development Strategy

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  • Daniel Chudnovsky
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The software and information services (SIS) sector is at the heart of the New Economy and has been rapidly growing through the whole world during the last decades. This is also the case in Argentina where in the middle of a deep recession, the turnover of the sector augmented by 40 per cent and employment by 43 per cent between 1998 and 2000. The objective of this paper is to analyse the evolution, present situation and prospects for the Argentine SIS sector, relying on a detailed survey recently made to 100 firms operating in this developing country.

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  • Daniel Chudnovsky & Andrés López, 2002. "The Software and Information Services Sector in Argentina: Pros and Cons of an Inward-Orientated Development Strategy," WIDER Working Paper Series DP2002-92, World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER).
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    1. Mete Basar Baypinar, 2016. "Evolution of ICT and software industry: Crisis, resilience and the role of emerging clusters," ERSA conference papers ersa16p232, European Regional Science Association.

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