The Rise of Software Startup Research: An Insider’s View

  • Xiaofeng WangEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing book series (LNBIP, volume 370)


Software startup research is an emerging field of study that corresponds to the significance of software startups in the modern economy. The evolution of the software startup research field is inspected in this paper through an examination of the scientific publications and contributing disciplines. The crucial role played by the Computer Science discipline in the development of software startup research is highlighted, as well as the interdisciplinary collaboration happening in the field. An insider’s view is also offered on the contribution that a purposeful research network made to grow software startup research.


Software startup Evolution of research field Scientific discipline Purposeful research network 



My sincere appreciation to the SSRN researchers. Without them, software startup research wouldn’t have evolved this far. Special thanks to my colleagues Dron Khanna and Jorge Melegati for their insightful discussion that led to this paper.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Free University of Bozen-BolzanoBolzanoItaly

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