The Software Industry: Economic Principles, Strategies, Perspectives by Peter BuxmannThe Software Industry: Economic Principles, Strategies, Perspectives by Peter Buxmann

The Software Industry: Economic Principles, Strategies, Perspectives

byPeter Buxmann, Heiner Diefenbach, Thomas Hess

Paperback | October 15, 2014

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Whether ERP software, office applications, open-source products or online games: In terms of its economic characteristics, software differs fundamentally from industrial goods or services. Based on the economic principles and rules of the software industry, the book reveals strategies and business models to software vendors that comprise cooperation, distribution, pricing and production and industrialization strategies, as well as software as a service and platform concepts. Further aspects including the outsourcing behavior of software vendors and users; providing business software as open source software; selecting software; and the value chains in the software industry are also addressed. Based on a number of expert meetings, it contains numerous case studies and new empirical findings. Target audience of the book are professionals and executives from the software, consulting and IT branches as well as students and scholars of business administration, computer science, business and industrial engineering.

Peter Buxmann is a Professor of Software Business & Information Management at Darmstadt University of Technology. His research fields include Software Business, Future Internet Economy, and Information Management. Moreover, he supports the foundation of IT companies and serves as a Department Editor of the Journal Wirtschaftsinformatik...
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Title:The Software Industry: Economic Principles, Strategies, PerspectivesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:224 pagesPublished:October 15, 2014Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3642429513

ISBN - 13:9783642429514

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Table of Contents

A. Background: How the software industry works.- Economic principles at work in the software industry.- Software vendor strategies.- B. Specific Issues: Outsourcing and offshoring of software development.- Platform concepts.- Software as a Service. 7. Open source software