Approach for analysing capabilities in latecomer software companies

Rousseva, Rossitza (2007). Approach for analysing capabilities in latecomer software companies. UNU-MERIT.

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  • Author Rousseva, Rossitza
    Title Approach for analysing capabilities in latecomer software companies
    Publication Date 2007
    Publisher UNU-MERIT
    Abstract Software development activities have been identified as a 'window of opportunity' for latecomer companies. Notwithstanding the growth of software development activities in the latecomers, there are single exceptional cases of companies that have successfully launched their own products in global software markets. This suggests that most of the latecomer software companies possess limited technological capabilities. This point has not been explored systematically in the literature so far, as the critical literature review reveals. This paper develops an approach for analysing technological capabilities in latecomer software industries. It outlines the specifics in analysing technological capability in latecomer software companies and makes an account of the array of technical and organisational capabilities associated with development of software technological capability. The research also looks at the diverse learning paths pursued by the latecomer companies in developing software activities. The study improves our understanding about the complexity in developing software industries in latecomer context, and the challenges the latecomer companies face in entering and competing in international markets.
    Keyword Technological capabilities
    Software industry
    JEL O32
    Copyright Holder UNU-MERIT
    Copyright Year 2007
    ISSN 1871-9872
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