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Changing Dynamics of Global Computer Software and Services Industry

Implications for Developing Countries

  • Author: UNCTAD
  • Publication date: June 2002
  • Page count: 56
  • Language(s) in this book: English
  • Sales number: 02.II.D.3

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The computer software industry has the potential to become one of the most internationally dispersed high-tech industries. The last two decades saw high growth rates of this sector and a dramatic increase in the spread of computer software and services world-wide. This paper explores the issues surrounding the development of the computer software and services industry; examines how intellectual property rights affect their establishment and growth in developing countries, and discusses the implications from that for policy formulation.