La industria del software en el desarrollo industrial nacional (2002-2014) : un análisis de las políticas públicas, el rol del empresariado y los trabajadores


Schorr, Martín

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The general objective of this master's thesis is to present and analyze the current situation and the evolutionary dynamics of the software industry and IT services in Argentina during the period 2002-2014. This general objective is broken down into three essential parts, closely interrelated: the quantitative and qualitative analysis of statistics concerning to companies engaged in the production of software and IT services; the public policies oriented to the software industry and the particularities of the computer work and his organization.

Concerning the analysis of companies linked to the sector, it will be introduced and analyzed information about: number of companies in activity; evolution of total sales; types of activities on total sales; main customers; export’s evolution and nature of; export’s destinations. This information is contrasted and reinforced with testimonies provided by interviewed entrepreneurs and workers.

Regarding the public sector, it will be analyzed the public policies related with the software industry. On this point, they will be considered both economic and political-institutional policies.

In relation to computer work, quantitative and qualitative data will be provided relating to the registered employment; levels of professionalization and educational desertion; trainings; production’s organization modes and trade union’s organization forms.

The three main lines of analysis are strongly interrelated and are addressed from a methodological triangulation that articulates the quantitative analysis of statistical data with qualitative analysis from in-depth interviews to entrepreneurs, workers and union leaders.

This thesis is not meant to analyze the software industry in isolation from the rest of the national industrial field. On the contrary, it will be contextualized considering that the development of IT sector can generate positive externalities for the Argentinian economy.

Título obtenido

Magister de la Universidad de Buenos Aires en Investigación en Ciencias Sociales

Institución otorgante

Universidad de Buenos Aires. Facultad de Ciencias Sociales

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