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Authors: George Valença 1 and Carina Alves 2

Affiliations: 1 Universidade Federal Rural de Pernambuco, Brazil ; 2 Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Brazil

ISBN: 978-989-758-248-6

ISSN: 2184-4992

Keyword(s): Software Ecosystems, Partnerships, System Dynamics, Strategies.

Related Ontology Subjects/Areas/Topics: Applications ; Enterprise Information Systems ; Information Systems Analysis and Specification ; Operational Research ; Project Management ; Software Engineering

Abstract: Software ecosystems are a promising paradigm to develop and market software systems by means of partnerships among companies. To ensure the healthy evolution of software ecosystems, companies must define strategies that strength their partnerships. In this paper, we investigate the factors that drive the evolution of software ecosystems formed by Small-to-Medium Enterprises. We present an exploratory case study of two emergent software ecosystems in order to analyse the main facilitators and barriers faced by participating companies. We adopt System Dynamics approach to create models expressing causal relations among these factors. By understanding the facilitators that should be reinforced and barriers that should be restrained, we believe that partners are better equipped to catalyse the success of their software ecosystems.

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Paper citation in several formats:
Valença, G. and Alves, C. (2017). We Need to Discuss the Relationship - An Analysis of Facilitators and Barriers of Software Ecosystem Partnerships. In Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 2: ICEIS, ISBN 978-989-758-248-6 ISSN 2184-4992, pages 17-28. DOI: 10.5220/0006231900170028

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title={We Need to Discuss the Relationship - An Analysis of Facilitators and Barriers of Software Ecosystem Partnerships},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 2: ICEIS,},
year={2017},
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TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 2: ICEIS,
TI - We Need to Discuss the Relationship - An Analysis of Facilitators and Barriers of Software Ecosystem Partnerships
SN - 978-989-758-248-6
IS - 2184-4992
AU - Valença, G.
AU - Alves, C.
PY - 2017
SP - 17
EP - 28
DO - 10.5220/0006231900170028

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