The International Computer Software Industry: A Comparative Study of Industry Evolution and…

Hardcover | January 1, 1996

EditorDavid C. Mowery

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This is the first book to provide comparative research data on the software industry in three major parts of the world: the U.S., Japan, Western Europe, and the Russian Federation. It explores the reasons that some countries have had more success in software development than others. The booklooks at the role of government in fostering software development, the importance of protecting intellectual property rights to stimulate development, the separation of hardware and software development, and the ways in which industry structures are likely to change or stay the same in the future.The research was conducted by a group of international experts in the software industry.

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This is the first book to provide comparative research data on the software industry in three major parts of the world: the U.S., Japan, Western Europe, and the Russian Federation. It explores the reasons that some countries have had more success in software development than others. The booklooks at the role of government in fostering ...

David C. Mowery is at University of California, Berkeley.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:336 pagesPublished:January 1, 1996Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0195094107

ISBN - 13:9780195094107

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Contributors1. David C. Mowery: Introduction2. W. Edward Steinmueller: The U.S. Software Industry: An Analysis and Interpretive History3. Richard N. Langlois and David C. Mowery: The Federal Government Role in the Development of the U.S. Software Industry4. Jonathan Khazam and David C. Mowery: Tails that Wag Dogs: The Influence of Software-based "Network Externalities" on the Creation of Dominant Designs in RISC Technologies5. The User-Driven Evolution of the Japanese Software Industry: The Case of Customized Software for Mainframes6. Thomas Cottrell: Standards and the Arrested Development of Japan's Microcomputer Software Industry7. Franco Malerba and Salvatore Torrisi: The Dynamics of Market Structure and Innovation in the Western European Software Industry8. Peter Grindley: The Future of the Software Industry in the United Kingdom: The Limitations of Independent Production9. Valery Katkalo and David C. Mowery: Institutional Structure and Innovation in the Emerging Russian Software Industry10. Robert P. Merges: A Comparative Look at Intellectual Property Rights and the Software Industry11. David C. Mowery: ConclusionIndex

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"...Those interested in the global software industry-both current knowledge and opportunities for future research-should not skip this book."--Journal of Product Innovation Management