Globalizing: what makes Australian information technology companies go global?

Searle, Glen and O'Connor, Kevin (2012). Globalizing: what makes Australian information technology companies go global?. In Tan Yigitcanlar, Kostas Metaxiotis and Francisco Javier Carillo (Ed.), Building prosperous knowledge cities: policies, plans and metrics (pp. 60-73) Cheltenham, U. K.: Edward Elgar.

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Author Searle, Glen
O'Connor, Kevin
Title of chapter Globalizing: what makes Australian information technology companies go global?
Title of book Building prosperous knowledge cities: policies, plans and metrics
Place of Publication Cheltenham, U. K.
Publisher Edward Elgar
Publication Year 2012
Sub-type Research book chapter (original research)
Open Access Status
ISBN 9780857936035
0857936034
9780857936042
0857936042
Editor Tan Yigitcanlar
Kostas Metaxiotis
Francisco Javier Carillo
Chapter number 4
Start page 60
End page 73
Total pages 14
Total chapters 20
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Abstract/Summary Although Australia has a significant information technology (IT) industry sector, there is still a large trade deficit in IT goods and services. Information, communication and technology exports in 2008-2009 were lses than exports in 1999-2000. There is a strong policy imperative to use the existing IT industry base to generate greater exports and become a more significant player in the global IT industry. At present, however, there is inadequate data relating to factors impeding or assisting exports on which to base such policy. In particular, the role of Australian's position in global chains of IT production, and of Australia's peripheral global location, is poorly understood. This chapter is an initial attempt to explore firm-level factors associated with IT exports from Australia. It uses data from a random stratified sample of IT firms in Sydney and Melbourne to identify company attributes associated with differing levels of exports. It also uses data from this sample to explore factors associated with Australia's global location that are perceived to disadvantage Australian IT producers. [Introduction]
Keyword Internationalization
Q-Index Code B1
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Institutional Status UQ

 
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