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Indian IT Software Engineers in Japan: A Preliminary Analysis

Discussion Papers


September 2008


In this study, the work and life of Indian IT engineers in Japan engaged in software development were examined through a questionnaire survey. Findings were further supported by comparative analyses with Chinese and Korean software engineers.

While Indian IT software engineers appeared rather satisfied with their life overall in Japan, they seemed rather dissatisfied with their work conditions including such things as fringe benefits, the working-time management of the company, levels of salary and bonuses, and promotion opportunities. It was made clear that profiles and perceptions of Indian engineers and those of Chinese and Koreans in Japan were different.

Keywords: information technology (IT), software engineer, onsite, migrant, India,
JEL classification: J44, J61, L86, M12

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