© 2001

Diffusing Software Product and Process Innovations

IFIP TC8 WG8.6 Fourth Working Conference on Diffusing Software Product and Process Innovations April 7–10, 2001, Banff, Canada

  • Mark A. Ardis
  • Barbara L. Marcolin
Conference proceedings TDIT 2001

Part of the IFIP — The International Federation for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT, volume 59)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Telling an Innovation Story

    1. E. Burton Swanson
      Pages 1-4
  3. Implementation and Coordination Issues

  4. New Interpretations of Diffusion Theory

  5. Software Process

    1. Karlheinz Kautz, Henrik Westergaard Hansen, Kim Thaysen
      Pages 87-109
    2. Ingegerd Andersson, Kerstin Nilsson
      Pages 111-129
  6. Contextual Factors

    1. Richard Veryard
      Pages 131-145
    2. Kalle Lyytinen, Jan Damsgaard
      Pages 173-190
  7. Communication of Information

    1. William D. Stuart, Tracy Callaway Russo, Howard E. Sypher, Thelma E. Simons, Lisa K. Hallberg
      Pages 191-204
  8. Experience Reports

    1. Klaus Jul Jeppesen
      Pages 225-239
    2. Andrew P. Jansma
      Pages 257-275
    3. Helle Zinner Henriksen
      Pages 277-291
    4. Alan S. Koch
      Pages 293-305
    5. Mark A. Ardis, Barbara L. Marcolin
      Pages E1-E1

About these proceedings


Diffusing Software Product and Process Innovations addresses the problems and issues surrounding successful diffusion of innovations in software. Everett Rogers' classic text, Diffusion of Innovations, provides a valuable framework for evaluating and applying technology transfer methods. In today's new economy, the most important innovations may well be new software products and processes.
Topics covered in this valuable new book include:
  • Implementation and coordination issues;
  • New interpretations of diffusion theory;
  • Diffusion of software processes;
  • Contextual factors;
  • Communication of information;
  • Experience reports.
This volume contains the edited proceedings of the Fourth Working Conference on Diffusing Software Product and Process Innovations, which was sponsored by the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) Working Group 8.6, and held in Banff, Canada in April 2001. It reflects the latest experiences of practitioners and theories of academics in this fast-changing field.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Mark A. Ardis
    • 1
  • Barbara L. Marcolin
    • 2
  1. 1.Rose-Hulman Institute of TechnologyUSA
  2. 2.University of CalgaryCanada

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