Taxonomy of New Software Exporting Nations

Erran Carmel

Abstract


In recent years dozens of nations have begun exporting software products and services. We label these nations the ?new software exporting nations?. We introduce a four-tier taxonomy of software exporting nations. Thresholds for the tiers are defined by export revenues, by cluster size, and by maturity. Tier 1 nations are the major software exporting nations; Tier 2 nations are the transition software exporting nations (China and Russia); Tier 3 nations are the emerging software exporting nations (e.g., Brazil, Bulgaria); and Tier 4 nations are the infant stage software exporting nations (e.g., Vietnam, Cuba).

Keywords


software exports, taxonomy

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The Electronic Journal of Information Systems in Developing Countries.
ISSN: 1681-4835 www.ejisdc.org