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Can Calcutta Become Another Bangalore?

The case of Calcutta highlights the challenges that technocities in India face in achieving a Bangalore-type of success in attracting outsourced software services work from abroad. This paper stresses the facilities that will be necessary in order to make it possible for Calcutta to have a niche in the market for such international telework or e-commerce in software. It also suggests why remote processing, rather than software services, could provide a better entry route to the global information economy, especially from the point of view of traditionally disadvantaged groups, such as women.
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