A systemic landscaping of the software industry of an emerging economy : a case of the Western Cape, South Africa

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Sewchurran, Kosheek en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Mwalemba, Gwamaka en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2015-01-03T05:30:23Z
dc.date.available 2015-01-03T05:30:23Z
dc.date.issued 2013 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Mwalemba, G. 2013. A systemic landscaping of the software industry of an emerging economy : a case of the Western Cape, South Africa. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/11090
dc.description Includes bibliographical references. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract This study is an attempt to address that need focusing on Western Cape Province of the Republic of South Africa. Making use of case study research strategy, the research aimed at identifying the major pressure points in the software industry, their interactions (impact on each other) as well as impact on the overall industry. Data was collected through interviews with industry leaders operating in the province, analysed and synthesised abductively making use of systems thinking techniques to generate key insights for the industry. Research findings reveal an increasing frustration amongst businesses in dealing with a continuous decline of quality and quantity of software related skills, tension from competitors (mostly India) and absence of a nationwide or even regional software strategy which is an outcome of lack of leadership in the sector. The study concluded by highlighting the need for the government to take leadership and systemically organise the collective efforts of industry stakeholders such as business, academia, as well as NGOs into addressing the identified challenges. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Information Systems en_ZA
dc.title A systemic landscaping of the software industry of an emerging economy : a case of the Western Cape, South Africa en_ZA
dc.type Thesis / Dissertation en_ZA
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Commerce en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Department of Information Systems en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationname MCom en_ZA
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