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IT Clusters in India

Discussion Papers

No.085

by G. Balatchandirane
January 2007

ABSTRACT

One of the facilitating factors that enabled the rise of IT industry in India is the evolution of IT clusters. A study of these clusters can provide interesting insights. The rise of the Banglaore IT cluster was due, among other things, to some of the policies the Indian government took three decades or earlier. It would be difficult to talk of “benign neglect” of the government towards this sector. Different factors worked in the case of Hyderabad. A comparison between the IT clusters in India has much to tell the new emerging IT clusters in India as well as those outside of it.

Keywords: clusters, information technology, government policy
JEL classification: L86, O53

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