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Software Startups - A Research Agenda

Michael Unterkalmsteiner, Pekka Abrahamsson, Wang XiaoFeng, Anh Nguyen-Duc, Syed Shah, Sohaib Shahid Bajwa, Guido H. Baltes, Kieran Conboy, Eoin Cullina, Denis Dennehy, Henry Edison, Carlos Fernandez-Sanchez (+15 others)
2016 e-Informatica Software Engineering Journal  
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.  ...  Software startup companies develop innovative, software-intensive products within limited time frames and with few resources, searching for sustainable and scalable business models.  ...  -RQ6: Does Lean Startup enable or inhibit fundamental leaps in business and software business ideas?  ... 
doi:10.5277/e-inf160105 dblp:journals/eInformatica/Unterkalmsteiner16 fatcat:wov4bsy665bztaoovnv7qbmuzu

Improving the performance of early-stage software startups: Design and creativity viewpoints

Juhani Risku
As over 90% of software startups fail, having a capable and reliable team is crucial to survival and success.  ...  The fundamentals of success are the characteristics of individuals and teams, partner investors, the market, and the speed at which everything evolves.  ...  Software startup ESSENCE: How should software startups work? In Fundamentals of Software Startups: Essential Engineering and Business Aspects, pp. 97-109. Springer. 5. Kemell, K.  ... 
doi:10.6084/m9.figshare.15088044.v1 fatcat:nhakg7wfjbhdnmbzvpu4soblou

HyMap: eliciting hypotheses in early-stage software startups using cognitive mapping [article]

Jorge Melegati, Eduardo Guerra, Xiaofeng Wang
2021 arXiv   pre-print
Context: Software startups develop innovative, software-intensive products.  ...  Regarding the first, it provides a better understanding of the guidance founders use to develop their startups and, for the latter, a technique to identify hypotheses in early-stage software startups.  ...  One essential aspect of software startups is the founders' influence on the product definition. Seppanen et al. [39] investigated the competencies of initial teams in software startups.  ... 
arXiv:2102.09387v1 fatcat:u2del7ua6za3xp2jww2g7lvs6q

Software Development in Startup Companies: The Greenfield Startup Model

Carmine Giardino, Nicolo Paternoster, Michael Unterkalmsteiner, Tony Gorschek, Pekka Abrahamsson
2016 IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering  
If anything, startups need engineering practices of the same level or better than those of larger companies, as their time and resources are more scarce, and one failed project can put them out of business  ...  Postprint This is the accepted version of a paper published in IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS The authors would like to thank the Blekinge Institute of Technology (Sweden) and the Free University of Bolzano (Italy), all the participants for their support of this research, and Philip  ... 
doi:10.1109/tse.2015.2509970 fatcat:2gw3ezdpbbcunkru43fegxugiy

AI Startup Business Models

Michael Weber, Moritz Beutter, Jörg Weking, Markus Böhm, Helmut Krcmar
2021 Business & Information Systems Engineering  
This study contributes to our fundamental understanding of AI startup business models by identifying their key characteristics, common instantiations, and distinctive aspects.  ...  First, a business model taxonomy of AI startups is developed from a sample of 100 AI startups and four archetypal business model patterns are derived: AI-charged Product/Service Provider, AI Development  ...  Acknowledgements We sincerely thank the editors and three anonymous reviewers whose constructive comments helped to guide the development of this paper throughout the review process.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s12599-021-00732-w fatcat:fgcd5jme7rekfl2jj4ddflscvi

Automated and Scalable: Account-Based B2B Marketing for Startup Companies

Daniel Gene Day, Savannah Wei Shi
2020 Journal of Business Theory and Practice  
For these companies, automating and scaling an ABM becomes an essential part of their growth.  ...  This paper discusses a fundamental shift that has been pervading the business-to-business marketing space, i.e., the adoption of Account-Based Marketing (ABM).  ...  Conclusion There is a call for the B2B marketer to redefine how their value to the enterprise organization is measured and interpreted, by fundamentally tying themselves to the revenue growth of the business  ... 
doi:10.22158/jbtp.v8n2p16 fatcat:z55xlgyt4jghroi2qh2uruiwdq

Software development in startup companies: A systematic mapping study

Nicolò Paternoster, Carmine Giardino, Michael Unterkalmsteiner, Tony Gorschek, Pekka Abrahamsson
2014 Information and Software Technology  
Results: A total of 43 primary studies were identified and mapped, synthesizing the available evidence on software development in startups.  ...  From the reviewed primary studies, 213 software engineering work practices were extracted, categorized and analyzed.  ...  Understanding how startups take advantage from work practices is essential to support the number of new businesses launched everyday 1 .  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.infsof.2014.04.014 fatcat:uptiwxxanjdrfe73kzidttfyui

The entrepreneurial logic of startup software development: A study of 40 software startups [article]

Anh Nguyen-Duc, Kai-Kristian Kemell, Pekka Abrahamsson
2021 arXiv   pre-print
Context: Software startups are an essential source of innovation and software-intensive products.  ...  Effectuation seems the most relevant and essential model for explaining and developing suitable SE practices for software startups.  ...  designed to test a fundamental hypothesis about a product, business model, or growth engine.  ... 
arXiv:2103.07999v1 fatcat:jtgnximvabgg7i4mueemsgtoem

Work-from-home and its implication for project management, resilience and innovation – a global survey on software companies [article]

Anh Nguyen-Duc, Dron Khanna, Des Greer, Xiaofeng Wang, Luciana Martinez Zaina, Gerardo Matturro, Jorge Melegati, Eduardo Guerra, Giang Huong Le, Petri Kettunen, Sami Hyrynsalmi, Henry Edison (+7 others)
2022 arXiv   pre-print
Although startups do not perceive the impact of WFH differently, there is a difference between engineers who work in a small team context and those who work in a large team context.  ...  While remote working is not new for software engineers, forced Work-from-home situations to come with both constraints, limitations, and opportunities for individuals, software teams and software companies  ...  Particularly, for small businesses and software startups, it is essential to stay resilient during the pandemic period.  ... 
arXiv:2202.04950v1 fatcat:x23mgqhtvff2rjcg7nqbz4uw54

Educating experienced IT professionals by addressing industry's needs

D. Callahan, B. Pedigo
2002 IEEE Software  
focus educating software professionals 0 7 4 0 -7 4 5 9 / 0 2 / $ 1 7 . 0 0 © 2 0 0 2 I E E E S e p t e m b e r / O c t o b e r 2 0 0 2 I E E E S O F T W A R E 5 7  ...  Instead, they seek information engineers: people capable of participating in and designing business processes while understanding that information is the most essential element of today's business.  ...  These people dissect all aspects of a computer's fundamental functions and determine the best ways to make them tick.  ... 
doi:10.1109/ms.2002.1032855 fatcat:nj3bit2a5fczxfzai6xgjibqna

Start-up failures due to Quality Failures

Saadullah Aleem, Institute of Business Administration, Karachi, 75270, Pakistan, Santosh, Waqas Mahmood
2021 International Journal of Engineering and Manufacturing  
Software start-ups are fundamentally different from traditional software development firms and boutique software services enterprises of all sizes.  ...  They fail fast and often pivot their business models several times in their lifetimes.  ...  Do you believe that Software Quality Assurance is an important aspect of software development for your startup? Q15. Which one of these is more important to your startup?  ... 
doi:10.5815/ijem.2021.02.01 fatcat:yc3g2ehoxvedjokxramwxrzmiu

From Agile Software Development to Mercury Business [chapter]

Janne Järvinen, Tua Huomo, Tommi Mikkonen, Pasi Tyrväinen
2014 Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing  
Customer development is an essential activity in the Lean Startup approach, and it defines how the Lean Startup approach is applied as the company starts to grow.  ...  typically stems from the customer contexts and not from the engineering domain.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-08738-2_5 fatcat:2nbvhyqlgjf7hi2gbei2ufpiju

Why Early-Stage Software Startups Fail: A Behavioral Framework [chapter]

Carmine Giardino, Xiaofeng Wang, Pekka Abrahamsson
2014 Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing  
As their time and resources are extremely scarce, and one failed project can put them out of business, startups need effective practices to face with those unique challenges.  ...  With this study we aim to raise our understanding of the failure of early-stage software startup companies.  ...  Singularity of Software Startups Startup companies exhibit many characteristics which reflect both engineering and business concerns.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-08738-2_3 fatcat:6qlbs46lzjf6hk6dytecst2nvq

"Failures" to be celebrated: an analysis of major pivots of software startups

Sohaib Shahid Bajwa, Xiaofeng Wang, Anh Nguyen Duc, Pekka Abrahamsson
2016 Empirical Software Engineering  
Due to the nascent nature of the topic, the existing research and knowledge on the pivots of software startups are very limited.  ...  In this study, we aimed at identifying the major types of pivots that software startups make during their startup processes, and highlighting the factors that fail software projects and trigger pivots.  ...  , business model or engine of growth.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10664-016-9458-0 fatcat:cpyl3d4nkrfmnmucoh6dsykdta

Generating innovations for the internet of things

Juan Garbajosa, Mats Magnusson, Xiaofeng Wang
2017 Proceedings of the XP2017 Scientific Workshops on - XP '17  
The rst Inno4IoT workshop focuses on how to properly achieve and balance the two aspects while innovating IoT-based solutions, which represents unique opportunities and challenges to researchers and practitioners  ...  An overview of the three working papers presented and published in the workshop is provided in this introductory paper.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS The authors would like to thank the support from the Software Startup Research Network (, cpselabs (Juan: more to say here), and all the participants of the rst  ... 
doi:10.1145/3120459.3120470 dblp:conf/xpu/GarbajosaMW17 fatcat:ifqm6kmmufd5xmiy5bu5z3yjwy
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