The Software Industry

Economic Principles, Strategies, Perspectives

  • Peter Buxmann
  • Heiner Diefenbach
  • Thomas Hess

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Basics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Peter Buxmann, Heiner Diefenbach, Thomas Hess
      Pages 3-17
    3. Peter Buxmann, Heiner Diefenbach, Thomas Hess
      Pages 19-53
    4. Peter Buxmann, Heiner Diefenbach, Thomas Hess
      Pages 55-110
  3. Specific Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 111-111
    2. Peter Buxmann, Heiner Diefenbach, Thomas Hess
      Pages 113-153
    3. Peter Buxmann, Heiner Diefenbach, Thomas Hess
      Pages 155-167
    4. Peter Buxmann, Heiner Diefenbach, Thomas Hess
      Pages 169-190
    5. Peter Buxmann, Heiner Diefenbach, Thomas Hess
      Pages 191-210
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 211-223

About this book

Introduction

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.

Keywords

ERP software Open-source products Outsourcing behavior Platform concepts Software Business Software-as-a-Service Value chains

Authors and affiliations

  • Peter Buxmann
    • 1
  • Heiner Diefenbach
    • 2
  • Thomas Hess
    • 3
  1. 1.Fachgebiet WirtschaftsinformatikTU DarmstadtDarmstadtGermany
  2. 2.TDS AGNeckarsulmGermany
  3. 3.Inst. f. Wirtschaftsinformatik, und Neue MedienLMU MünchenMünchenGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-31510-7
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-31509-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-31510-7
  • About this book