Offshoring of software development from Japan to China / Nobuhiro Takahashi and Mita Li

Takahashi, Nobuhiro and Li, Mita (2008) Offshoring of software development from Japan to China / Nobuhiro Takahashi and Mita Li. Gading Journal For The Social Sciences, 12 (1). pp. 105-122. ISSN 2600-7568


This article discusses the recent development of offshoring in the
software industry in Japan. Following interviews with several Japanese ICT companies, we reveal the present status and problems of offshoring software development, which cannot be recognized from its macro data. Japanese firms must expand offshoring because of increasing competition within Japan, although offshoring creates an outflow of technology and know-how to foreign firms. This outflow fosters prospective foreign competitors, and improves their technology,especially in China. Small and medium-sized Japanese software
companies that lack advanced technology will face competition for
survival against foreign firms in the near future. The income gap among
Japanese software engineers will also increase.


Item Type: Article
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Takahashi, Nobuhiro
Li, Mita
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > Small business. Medium-sized business
T Technology > T Technology (General) > Occupational Health
T Technology > T Technology (General) > Information technology. Information systems
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Pahang > Jengka Campus > UiTM Press Pahang
Journal or Publication Title: Gading Journal For The Social Sciences
UiTM Journal Collections: UiTM Journal > Gading Journal for the Social Sciences (GADINGSS)
ISSN: 2600-7568
Volume: 12
Number: 1
Page Range: pp. 105-122
Keywords: Offshoring software development, Technology, Small medium enterprise
Date: June 2008
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