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    Software Startups – A Research Agenda

    Unterkalmsteiner, Michael and Abrahamsson, Pekka and Wang, Xiaofeng and Nguyen-Duc, Anh and Shah, Syed Q.A. and Bajwa, Sohaib Shahid and Baltes, Guido H. and Conboy, Kieran and Cullina, Eoin and Dennehy, Denis and Edison, Henry and Fernandez-Sanchez, Carlos and Garbajosa, Juan and Gorschek, Tony and Klotins, Eriks and Hokkanen, Laura and Kon, Fabio and Lunesu, Ilaria and Marchesi, Michele and Morgan, Lorraine and Oivo, Marrku and Selig, Christoph and Seppanen, Perrti and Sweetman, Roger and Tyrvainen, Pasi and Ungerer, Christina and Yague, Agustin (2016) Software Startups – A Research Agenda. e-Informatica Software Engineering Journal, 10 (1). pp. 89-123. ISSN 1897-7979

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    Software startup companies develop innovative, software-intensive products within limited time frames and with few resources, searching for sustainable and scalable business models. Software startups are quite distinct from traditional mature software companies, but also from micro-, small-, and medium-sized enterprises, introducing new challenges relevant for software engineering research. This paper’s research agenda focuses on software engineering in startups, identifying, in particular, 70+ research questions in the areas of supporting startup engineering activities, startup evolution models and patterns, ecosystems and innovation hubs, human aspects in software startups, applying startup concepts in non-startup environments, and methodologies and theories for startup research. We connect and motivate this research agenda with past studies in software startup research, while pointing out possible future directions. While all authors of this research agenda have their main background in Software Engineering or Computer Science, their interest in software startups broadens the perspective to the challenges, but also to the opportunities that emerge from multi-disciplinary research. Our audience is therefore primarily software engineering researchers, even though we aim at stimulating collaborations and research that crosses disciplinary boundaries. We believe that with this research agenda we cover a wide spectrum of the software startup industry current needs

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: software startup; research agenda; software-intensive systems;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Business
    Item ID: 11326
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    Depositing User: Roger Sweetman
    Date Deposited: 17 Oct 2019 11:55
    Journal or Publication Title: e-Informatica Software Engineering Journal
    Publisher: Wroclaw University of Science and Technology
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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