Indian software in important Swiss companies


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Pierre PAGE

President, TKS - Teknosoft SA

Seminar Business life | Friday June 13, 1997

The shortage of computer scientists is prompting Swiss companies to subcontract their important projects. TCS, an Indian company, is benefiting from this situation by offering offshore developments. This prevents Switzerland inflating its permanent computer scientist workforce and limits the number of work permits. However, does it not promote the emergence of competition from countries with low salaries and technical skills which, according to certain people, risk destabilising industrial countries with high standards of living ?

The entire article was written by:

Lucien CLAES

This session was published in issue n°8 of the Journal de l'École de Paris du management, entitled La mondialisation, en rire ou en pleurer ?.