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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  
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.  ...  The biggest differences occur in two phases of the evolution of startups which have an impact on the nature of software development and competence needs: (1) in the early stages of rapid software development  ... 
doi:10.5277/e-inf160105 dblp:journals/eInformatica/Unterkalmsteiner16 fatcat:wov4bsy665bztaoovnv7qbmuzu

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

Carmine Giardino, Xiaofeng Wang, Pekka Abrahamsson
2014 Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing  
With this study we aim to raise our understanding of the failure of early-stage software startup companies.  ...  Software startups are newly created companies with little operating history and oriented towards producing cutting-edge products.  ...  Why early-stage software startups fail: a behavioral framework. In International Conference of Software Business (pp. 27-41). Springer, Cham.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-08738-2_3 fatcat:6qlbs46lzjf6hk6dytecst2nvq

Creating venture capital industries that co-evolve with high tech: Insights from an extended industry life cycle perspective of the Israeli experience

Gil Avnimelech, Morris Teubal
2006 Research Policy  
This paper presents an industry life cycle model of venture capital (VC) and associated startup-intensive high-tech clusters based on the Israeli experience of the last 35 years.  ...  A central sub-process in the Israeli case was VC-startup co-evolution, which was the critical link between the VC emergence and the transformation of the high-tech cluster into a startup-intensive configuration  ...  be found in the early 1980s when new opportunities (e.g. in software) induced the foundation of a group of startups and emergence of new startup business models.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.respol.2006.09.017 fatcat:y25kqmjynvdj3ohibkssav5sfq

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  
However, despite the increasing importance of startups in the economy, few scientific studies attempt to address software engineering issues, especially for early-stage startups.  ...  Software Development in Startup Companies: The Greenfield Startup Model. IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, 0(0) Access to the published version may require subscription. N.B.  ...  RESULTS: GREENFIELD STARTUP MODEL The GSM captures the underlying phenomenon of software development in early-stage startups.  ... 
doi:10.1109/tse.2015.2509970 fatcat:2gw3ezdpbbcunkru43fegxugiy

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.  ...  We also propose an explanatory model of the influences of entrepreneurial logic on software development activities in startups.  ... 
arXiv:2103.07999v1 fatcat:jtgnximvabgg7i4mueemsgtoem

The Blitz Canvas: A Business Model Innovation Framework for Software Startups

Narendranath Shanbhag, Eric Pardede
2022 Systems  
Software startups are temporary organizations created with the purpose of bringing a profitable business idea to life.  ...  In the initial stages, the commercial viability of any product concept is yet to be proven and until the startup can generate revenue, resources are always in short supply.  ...  An overview of the business model stage (stage 7) for the BC is shown in Figure 7 .  ... 
doi:10.3390/systems10030058 fatcat:ikoncwyjdvde7eg4ct27bwnmja

Requirements Engineering in Software Startups: A Systematic Mapping Study

Varun Gupta, Jose Maria Fernandez-Crehuet, Thomas Hanne, Rainer Telesko
2020 Applied Sciences  
be adoptable in startup contexts.  ...  The objective of the study is to analyse the state of art of the requirement engineering research in the context of startups, as available in the literature.  ...  Enablers and Inhibitors of Experimentation in Early-Stage Software Startups.  ... 
doi:10.3390/app10176125 fatcat:uzabkqyftnch3ozfxexj7ua23q

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
2020 Journal of Systems and Software  
We proposed an integrative model of agility and quality in hardware startups.  ...  Hardware startups often lack mindset and strategies for achieving long-term quality in early stages.  ...  of early stage hardware startups.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.jss.2020.110599 fatcat:lmaljllvffcq3owmpjvtjjmjku

The evolution of requirements practices in software startups

Catarina Gralha, Daniela Damian, Anthony I. (Tony) Wasserman, Miguel Goulão, João Araújo
2018 Proceedings of the 40th International Conference on Software Engineering - ICSE '18  
overall pragmatic lightness, i.e., exibility, in the startups' evolution towards engineering practices for requirements.  ...  Beyond the relationships among the dimensions, our theory also explains the turning points that drove the evolution along these dimensions. ese changes are reactive, rather than planned, suggesting an  ...  , or exibility, in the startups' evolution towards an "engineering" of requirements.  ... 
doi:10.1145/3180155.3180158 dblp:conf/icse/GralhaDWG018 fatcat:63kbjayz7vbxvcw6jcm2lyl37m

A maturity model for software startup ecosystems

Daniel Cukier, Fabio Kon
2018 Journal of Innovation and Entrepreneurship  
Finally, we developed a maturity model for startup ecosystems, which helps us understand their evolution and dynamics.  ...  For that, we introduce a maturity model for software startup ecosystems based on systematic qualitative research around a multiple case study we conducted across three ecosystems.  ...  Ary Plomsky for suggesting us to develop a maturity model for ecosystems.  ... 
doi:10.1186/s13731-018-0091-6 fatcat:snlhwd6445bufblopprfwpoqam

Bridging the gap between 'Fin' and 'Tech': The role of accelerator networks in emerging FinTech entrepreneurial ecosystems

Jack Laurie Harris
2021 Geoforum  
A B S T R A C T As the global startup ecosystem matures its constituent actors are co-evolving in interrelated ways, producing localised entrepreneurial ecosystems around the world.  ...  Case Total interviews Early-stage Mid-stage Late-stage London 7 (2) 5 (2) 1 1 Singapore 9 (4) 5 (3) 3 (1) 1  ...  It is through these five characteristics that accelerators pursue their business model of providing intensive coaching to early-stage startups, accelerating and increasing their chances of growth, so that  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.geoforum.2021.04.010 fatcat:x5ikh2zp5nflpiei6kytrpxp34

A progression model of software engineering goals, challenges, and practices in start-ups

Eriks Klotins, Michael Unterkalmsteiner, Panagiota Chatzipetrou, Tony Gorschek, Rafael Prikladniki, Nirnaya Tripathi, Leandro Pompermaier
2019 IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering  
Thus, creating the progression model guiding software engineering efforts in start-ups.  ...  We have mapped these goals, challenges, and practices to start-up life-cycle stages (inception, stabilization, growth, and maturity).  ...  The Software Start-up Research Network, https://softwarestartups.org/  ... 
doi:10.1109/tse.2019.2900213 fatcat:s5u7qqll7fg4jovqte7hlnjw5q

An Empirical Investigation on Software Practices in Growth Phase Startups

Orges Cico, Anh Nguyen Duc, Letizia Jaccheri
2020 Proceedings of the Evaluation and Assessment in Software Engineering  
Context: Software startups are software-intensive early-stage companies with high growth rates.  ...  Contribution: This study, throughout its recommendations, provides an initial road map for software startups in the growth phase, allowing future researchers and practitioners to make educated recommendations  ...  At the early stage, the primary goal is to meet a marketplace need by developing a viable business model for products, services, processes, or platforms.  ... 
doi:10.1145/3383219.3383249 dblp:conf/ease/CicoDJ20 fatcat:5wpoeeqbpjgmbinsl3tqbnlzr4

Evolution of Collaborative Networks Supporting Startup Sustainability: Evidences from Digital Firms

Renato Passaro, Ivana Quinto, Pierluigi Rippa, Antonio Thomas
2020 Sustainability  
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  ...  The creation of a specific ecosystem is suggested to ease the new digital entrepreneurship generation toward acquiring an appropriate level of knowledge, skills, financial facilitations, and entrepreneurial  ...  Conclusions This paper aimed at understanding 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  ... 
doi:10.3390/su12229437 fatcat:mesh3bhcsbdrdh6pu4ncttpeeq

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
2019 2019 IEEE/ACM International Conference on Software and System Processes (ICSSP)  
Using the SEMAT Essence framework, we captured common team compositions, common types of Minimum Viable Products and common way of working in early stage Internetof-Things startups.  ...  Compared to other types of software-intensive products, the development of Internet-of-Things applications lacks a systematic approach and guidelines.  ...  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.  ... 
doi:10.1109/icssp.2019.00019 dblp:conf/ispw/Nguyen-DucKLB0A19 fatcat:brmb32w5vjgond5iyjfuw3rbqq
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