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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)
<span title="">2016</span> <i title="Institute of Applied Informatics, Wrocław University of Technology, Wrocław"> <a target="_blank" rel="noopener" href="https://fatcat.wiki/container/eizl7shjljgr7k4dm6u3eoi4ia" style="color: black;">e-Informatica Software Engineering Journal</a> </i> &nbsp;
We believe that with this research agenda we cover a wide spectrum of the software startup industry current needs.  ...  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  ...  The research questions for studies on competencies and competency needs in software startups include: -RQ1: Software startup challenges and competency needs -what software development knowledge and skills  ... 
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Using Guilds to Foster Internal Startups in Large Organizations: A case study [article]

Tor Sporsem, Anastasiia Tkalich, Nils Brede Moe, Marius Mikalsen, Nina Rygh
<span title="2021-08-17">2021</span> <i > arXiv </i> &nbsp; <span class="release-stage" >pre-print</span>
Henceforth, we suggest that similar innova-tion guilds, as described in this paper, can support large companies in the in-novation race for new software products.  ...  This study confirms that benefits documented in earlier research into CoPs also hold true in the context of software product innovation in large organizations.  ...  Recently, research on the use of CoPs in Spotify (known as "guilds") have emerged [14] .  ... 
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Evolution of Collaborative Networks Supporting Startup Sustainability: Evidences from Digital Firms

Renato Passaro, Ivana Quinto, Pierluigi Rippa, Antonio Thomas
<span title="2020-11-13">2020</span> <i title="MDPI AG"> <a target="_blank" rel="noopener" href="https://fatcat.wiki/container/oglosmy3gbhuzobyjit4qalakq" style="color: black;">Sustainability</a> </i> &nbsp;
The aim of this paper is to investigate whether startup evolution can be conceptualized in a life cycle model intended as an unpredictable sequence of stages, where startups need to find actors with whom  ...  Following a multiple case study analysis based on nine successful Italian digital firms, the empirical evidence seems to confirm that firms collaborate with different actors in different stages, as knowledge  ...  All authors have read and agreed to the published version of the manuscript. Funding: This research received no external funding. Conflicts of Interest: The authors declare no conflict of interest.  ... 
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How do Startups Develop Internet-of-Things Systems - A Multiple Exploratory Case Study

Anh Nguyen Duc, Khan Khalid, Tor Lonnestad, Sohaib Bajwa Shahid, Xiaofeng Wang, Pekka Abrahamsson
<span title="">2019</span> <i title="IEEE"> <a target="_blank" rel="noopener" href="https://fatcat.wiki/container/g32ds2zel5ah3ah5w5phxn5vi4" style="color: black;">2019 IEEE/ACM International Conference on Software and System Processes (ICSSP)</a> </i> &nbsp;
Internet-of-Things applications are not only the new opportunity for digital businesses but also a major driving force for the modification and creation of software systems in all industries and businesses  ...  The finding implies some recommendations for both researchers and practitioners in the area of Internet-of-Things development.  ...  Seven startups were characterized as being in the early stages and one startup in the later stage, as described as follows. Case A is a startup in an aquaculture domain founded in late 2016.  ... 
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The entrepreneurial logic of startup software development: A study of 40 software startups [article]

Anh Nguyen-Duc, Kai-Kristian Kemell, Pekka Abrahamsson
<span title="2021-03-14">2021</span> <i > arXiv </i> &nbsp; <span class="release-stage" >pre-print</span>
The need to understand product development in startups and to provide relevant support are highlighted in software research.  ...  We found a systemic occurrence of the logic in all areas of SE activities.  ...  Software Engineering Models for Startups The need for understanding and modeling SE phenomenon in startup companies has been recognized in SE literature.  ... 
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Competency-Industry Relatedness (C-IR) Framework for Sustained Business Growth in Startups during and beyond Pandemic: Myths and Lessons from Publicly Funded Innovative Startups

Varun Gupta, Luis Rubalcaba
<span title="2021-04-21">2021</span> <i title="MDPI AG"> <a target="_blank" rel="noopener" href="https://fatcat.wiki/container/oglosmy3gbhuzobyjit4qalakq" style="color: black;">Sustainability</a> </i> &nbsp;
Diversification in the same (or different industry) is less risky for startups if they have the skills, as needed, to diversify in related industries.  ...  Conclusion: The C-IR framework is a strategic guide for startups to make business decisions based on internal factors, rather than myths.  ...  Based on the findings, the Competency-Industry Relatedness (C-IR) framework is proposed, which could drive strategic decision-makings amongst the startups, in view of emerging market opportunities in a  ... 
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Software Development in Startup Companies: A Systematic Mapping Study [article]

Nicolò Paternoster, Carmine Giardino, Michael Unterkalmsteiner, Tony Gorschek, Pekka Abrahamsson
<span title="2014-05-02">2014</span> <i title="Zenodo"> Zenodo </i> &nbsp;
Supplementary material for the systematic mapping study, including search strings, rigor and relevance assessment, and ranking procedure  ...  Hanna (2010) [16] The model presented in this paper offers a powerful tool for understanding the challenges of offshoring Outsourcing, Offshore, Know-how, Management, decision-making.  ...  Lean startup, customer development Bosh (2013) [4] 'Developed a framework to work on multiple ideas.  ... 
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What Influences the Speed of Prototyping? An Empirical Investigation of Twenty Software Startups [chapter]

Anh Nguyen-Duc, Xiaofeng Wang, Pekka Abrahamsson
<span title="">2017</span> <i title="Springer International Publishing"> <a target="_blank" rel="noopener" href="https://fatcat.wiki/container/noh4d7uktraolega74eilgfv5u" style="color: black;">Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing</a> </i> &nbsp;
Despite of the importance, there is a lack of research about prototyping in software startups.  ...  The results are two folds, firstly we propose a prototype-centric learning model in early stage software startups.  ...  Despite of the importance, there is a lack of research about prototyping in software startups.  ... 
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Lean Internal Startups for Software Product Innovation in Large Companies: Enablers and Inhibitors

Henry Edison, Nina M. Smørsgård, Xiaofeng Wang, Pekka Abrahamsson
<span title="">2018</span> <i title="Elsevier BV"> <a target="_blank" rel="noopener" href="https://fatcat.wiki/container/kqzhqyka2ffqdlbon77fd6trwm" style="color: black;">Journal of Systems and Software</a> </i> &nbsp;
To compete in this age of disruption, large companies cannot rely on cost efficiency, lead time reduction and quality improvement. They are now looking for ways to innovate like startups.  ...  Two software product innovation projects from two large companies are examined, using a conceptual framework that is based on the method-in-action framework and extended with the previously developed Lean-Internal  ...  The conceptual framework, as discussed in Section 3, provides an alternative way to further research on the use of Lean startup approach in non-startup context.  ... 
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Software Development in Startup Companies: The Greenfield Startup Model

Carmine Giardino, Nicolo Paternoster, Michael Unterkalmsteiner, Tony Gorschek, Pekka Abrahamsson
<span title="2016-06-01">2016</span> <i title="Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)"> <a target="_blank" rel="noopener" href="https://fatcat.wiki/container/dthyqga2onff5nwf4agwqtrhxi" style="color: black;">IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering</a> </i> &nbsp;
Postprint This is the accepted version of a paper published in IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering.  ...  We packaged the results in the Greenfield Startup Model (GSM), which explains the priority of startups to release the product as quickly as possible.  ...  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  ... 
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A Framework on the Use of Agile Methods in Logistics Startups

Malena Zielske, Tobias Held, Athanasios Kourouklis
<span title="2022-02-23">2022</span> <i title="MDPI AG"> <a target="_blank" rel="noopener" href="https://fatcat.wiki/container/2gcu3nj2k5cbfm2pktsjjntddq" style="color: black;">Logistics</a> </i> &nbsp;
This paper presents the results of a Delphi study and a survey that were consolidated in a framework.  ...  Conclusions: The value of the present study lies in its contribution to the hitherto hardly examined research field of agility in logistics startups and the notable views of the experienced participants  ...  Kanban as a tool for software development seeks to apply lean principles from manufacturing, such as eliminating waste, reinforcing learning processes and taking decisions as late as feasible.  ... 
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Achieving agility and quality in product development - an empirical study of hardware startups

Vebjørn Berg, Jørgen Birkeland, Anh Nguyen-Duc, Ilias O. Pappas, Letizia Jaccheri
<span title="">2020</span> <i title="Elsevier BV"> <a target="_blank" rel="noopener" href="https://fatcat.wiki/container/kqzhqyka2ffqdlbon77fd6trwm" style="color: black;">Journal of Systems and Software</a> </i> &nbsp;
The development of software products in the startup context is known as opportunistic, agility-driven, and with high tolerance for technical debt.  ...  The special context of hardware startups calls for a better understanding of state-of-the-practice of hardware startups' activities.  ...  The model also illustrates the lack of practices during the quality assurance phase that support the vital need for agility in hardware startups.  ... 
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Exploring the outsourcing relationship in software startups

Anh Nguyen Duc, Pekka Abrahamsson
<span title="">2017</span> <i title="ACM Press"> <a target="_blank" rel="noopener" href="https://fatcat.wiki/container/xairglhgqja6reknghvxpexave" style="color: black;">Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Evaluation and Assessment in Software Engineering - EASE&#39;17</a> </i> &nbsp;
Software startups are becoming increasingly popular in software industry as well as other sectors of economy.  ...  This is among the first investigations on the outsourcing relationships in software startups. By conducting exploratory case studies at six startups, we found a mixed experience with outsourcing.  ...  As software startups are emerging as a multi-discipline research area, we are calling for investigation in different topics, such as business models, User Experience, team competence, startup growth patterns  ... 
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Guest editorial

David Hansen, Joe Giglierano, Peter S. Whalen
<span title="2018-07-09">2018</span> <i title="Emerald"> <a target="_blank" rel="noopener" href="https://fatcat.wiki/container/rmw3s2n4x5aydnsy7wbg4ijmpq" style="color: black;">Journal of Research in Marketing and Entrepreneurship</a> </i> &nbsp;
Introduction to the special issue: the business model canvas and customer development A business model is a framework to assist in developing and communicating how an organization creates, delivers and  ...  This special edition of the Journal of Research in Marketing and Entrepreneurship (JRME) seeks to strengthen the theoretical base, as well as the practitioner implications, of JRME 20,1  ...  Also, appreciation was expressed to all the reviewers who participated and a special thank you was extended to Zubin Sethna for his patience and care in bringing this special issue to fruition.  ... 
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Startups' Roads to Failure

Marco Cantamessa, Valentina Gatteschi, Guido Perboli, Mariangela Rosano
<span title="2018-07-06">2018</span> <i title="MDPI AG"> <a target="_blank" rel="noopener" href="https://fatcat.wiki/container/oglosmy3gbhuzobyjit4qalakq" style="color: black;">Sustainability</a> </i> &nbsp;
Descriptive statistics show how the lack of a structured Business Development strategy emerges as a key determinant of startup failure in the majority of cases.  ...  So, it is curious to notice that literature tends to focus on successful startups and on quantitative studies looking for determinants of success while neglecting the numerous lessons that can be drawn  ...  Acknowledgments: While working on this paper, the third author was the head of the Urban Mobility and Logistics Systems (UMLS) initiative of the interdepartmental Center for Automotive Research and Sustainable  ... 
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