Diversity of Business Models in Software Industry

  • Aku Valtakoski
  • Mikko Rönkkö
Part of the Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing book series (LNBIP, volume 51)


In this paper, we measure the business models of Finnish software firms using survey data. To do this, we first conceptualize the business model based on extant management research, and allows for effective operationalization of the concept. Using our conceptual framework of business model, and data from the Finnish software industry, we find a taxonomy of eight business models. Analyzing the characteristics and performance of the firms using these models, we find that there are significant differences between firms using different business models.


Business models taxonomy software industry Finland 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Aku Valtakoski
    • 1
  • Mikko Rönkkö
    • 1
  1. 1.Aalto University 

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