It Industry in Bangladesh Essay
An Overview of the Software Industry in Bangladesh
Syed Munir Khasru Abstract: Software is one of the most talked about but unexploited industries in Bangladesh. Last two decades have seen lot of initiatives, both in public and private sector, to stimulate growth in this sector. Although some successes have been achieved, Bangladesh lags far behind other South Asian countries like India and Sri Lanka in terms of employment and revenue generation in the software industry. Against such background, this paper takes a close look at the software industry of Bangladesh. Starting from the formative years of the software industry to different measures taken …show more content…
Syed Munir Khasru is an Associate Professor, Institute of Business Administration (IBA), University of Dhaka.
The industry has been experiencing double digit growth for the last decade with exports going beyond the US $10 million mark in the 2004-2005 fiscal year.
Market Size Recent trends indicate that the industry has reached a take off stage and poised for high growth. Market size of the total ICT industry in the country is estimated to be approximately Tk 1,100 crore (excluding the telecom sector). Of the total ICT market, the size of software