Title: Promoting the software industry in Ecuador: strategic thinking

Authors: Hotniar Siringoringo; José Silva; Jaime Albuja; Andrés Navas; Virgilio Valencia

Addresses: Institute for Research, Gunadarma University, Jakarta, Indonesia ' Ministerio de Telecomunicaciones y Sociedad de la Información, Av. 9 de Octubre, N22-64 y Ramírez Dávalos, Casa Patrimonial, Quito, Ecuador ' Ministerio de Telecomunicaciones y Sociedad de la Información, Av. 9 de Octubre, N22-64 y Ramírez Dávalos, Casa Patrimonial, Quito, Ecuador ' Ministerio de Telecomunicaciones y Sociedad de la Información, Av. 9 de Octubre, N22-64 y Ramírez Dávalos, Casa Patrimonial, Quito, Ecuador ' Ministerio de Telecomunicaciones y Sociedad de la Información, Av. 9 de Octubre, N22-64 y Ramírez Dávalos, Casa Patrimonial, Quito, Ecuador

Abstract: The objective of the research was to identify significant variables in promoting the Ecuadorian software industry. A questionnaire was deployed to collect data. The questionnaire in closed loop form consists of questions related to the need of government intervention in order to promote software industry. The questionnaire was distributed to software industry management through the Survey Monkey website. There were 60 responses to the survey for a period of two months and 38 responses were valid to proceed for data analyses. Data analyses were performed using descriptive statistic and chi-square for hypotheses test. The result showed that government intervention on investment (two indicators), tax reduction, cost of promotion, skilled labour (four indicators), and export bureaucracy significantly will promote the software industry.

Keywords: Ecuador; foreign direct investment; government intervention; promotion; software industry.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBIS.2017.086332

International Journal of Business Information Systems, 2017 Vol.26 No.2, pp.205 - 219

Received: 24 Mar 2016
Accepted: 30 Apr 2016

Published online: 15 Aug 2017 *

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