Enablers of the Indian Software Industry 1966-2003: An Ecological Analysis of the Factors that Made a Difference

By:
Professor Ramkrishnan (Ram) V. Tenkasi
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This paper is a longitudinal quantitative analysis of the organizational creation rates of Indian Software firms from 1966 to 2003 and what were the key determinants underlying this dynamic. Using Negative binomial regression analysis, I empirically examine on a panel of 1034 software organizations several theories that have been associated with India's software success. Some key determinants include economic liberalization and Premier Institute effects such as IITs and IIMs and their impact on organizational creation. India's Technical Institution Infrastructure, Software technology parks, Venture capital financing, Organizational replication effects, and Non Resident Indian effects are also examined for their impact on organizational creation rates in the Indian software Industry from 1966 to 2003.


Keywords: Indian Software Industry, Organizational Creation/Foundings Entrepreneurship
Stream: Knowledge and Technology
Presentation Type: Paper Presentation in English
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Professor Ramkrishnan (Ram) V. Tenkasi

Professor of Organizational Change, PhD Program in Organization Development and Change
Department of Management and Organizational Behavior
College of Business, Technology, and Professional Programs, Benedictine University, Lisle, IL 60532, USA

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Ramkrishnan (Ram) V. Tenkasi is Professor of Organizational Change with the PhD program in Organization Development and Change at Benedictine University. He earned his PhD from the Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University in 1993. His prior appointment was with the Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California where he served as a Research Professor from 1992-1998. His research on Institutional/organizational change, knowledge, learning, technology and innovation has been funded by multiple federal agencies such as the National Science Foundation, Department of Defense, the National Institutes of Health, and private corporations such as Motorola, Texas Instruments, Hewlett Packard, McDonald’s, Pfizer etc. His more than 60 articles and chapters have appeared in leading journals such as Organization Science, Journal of Applied Behavioral Sciences, the Journal of Engineering and Technology Management and Research volumes such as Research in Organization Development and Change. He is a funding program panel member for the National Science Foundation, American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Department of Defense and core innovation team member for a 3 country project initiated by the National Institutes of Health/National Cancer Institute. He serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Applied Behavioral Sciences and the Journal of Organizational Change Management. He is also Incoming Division Chair of the Organization Development and Change Division of the Academy of Management. He has been listed in “Who’s Who in America”, “Who’s Who in American Education”, “Who’s Who in Science and Engineering” and “Who’s Who in Finance and Business”

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