The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), on behalf of Business Software Alliance (BSA), a Washington, D.C.-based organization looking after commercial software interests, has started calculating IT industry competitiveness index since 2007. Its report* for 2008 covers 66 countries and the index is based on 25 indicators in six categories: (i) Overall business environment (0.10), (ii) IT infrastructure (0.20), (iii) Human capital (0.20), (iv) Legal environment (0.10), (v) R&D environment (0.25), and (vi) Support for IT industry development (0.15) (EIU 2008) (Figures in parentheses indicate weights). United States (74.6) has been ranked 1st while India (28.9) has been ranked 48th in IT competitiveness.
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*EIU (Economist Intelligence Unit) (2008): How technology sectors grow: Benchmarking IT industry competitiveness 2008, London, the Author, September, Sponsored by Business Software Alliance (BSA), http://global.bsa.org/2008eiu/study/2008-eiu-study.pdf (accessed: October 25, 2008)