So why can't we all work as a network of little guys ? Or at least small firms ?
I once heard it said that the UK had most people employed in large companies, Germany in medium size companies (5000 or so), whilst for Italy most were in small (20 or so) companies. Why is this? What are the figures for the USA ?
One factor has got to be the costs involved in running a business. For writing software you need a PC, maybe a modem and intelligence. To build an affordable car takes billions in plant, R&D etc.
So what about large software companies ? Why does this make sense ? When the power of the Brand is important, where the nature of the projects is such that you can spread the risk across a basket of them ( so a set of turn-key projects). What else ?
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