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Ecosystem-driven software development: A case study on the emerging challenges in inter-organizational R&D

Helena Olsson Holmström ; Jan Bosch (Institutionen för data- och informationsteknik, Software Engineering (Chalmers))
Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing: (5th International Conference on Software Business, ICSOB 2014; Paphos; Cyprus; 16-18 June 2014) Vol. 182 (2014), p. 16-26.
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Most companies today experience a situation in which they are part of a complex business ecosystem of stakeholders that influence business outcomes. Especially for companies transitioning from selling products to becoming systems, solutions and services providers, this is causing a significant shift in their business strategies and relationships. Instead of focusing on internal processes, companies need to strategically position themselves in a dynamic network of actors to accelerate synergies and value co-creation. However, while this shift in business strategy is inevitable, it is not without challenges. An understanding for how to align internal, as well as external processes is critical, as well as a careful assessment on how to establish strategic partnerships in a dynamic network of interests. Based on on-going research, this paper outlines the emerging challenges that most software development companies face when adopting an ecosystem-driven approach, and the different mitigation strategies to manage these.

Nyckelord: Challenges, Company ecosystems, Ecosystem-driven development, Software ecosystems

Denna post skapades 2015-02-18. Senast ändrad 2016-09-14.
CPL Pubid: 212818


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