Modern Software Markets

Part of the Contributions to Management Science book series (MANAGEMENT SC.)


The focus of the second chapter of the theoretical framework is to profile modern software markets. First, a brief review of the history is presented which illustrates the background of the main research objects, before fundamental trends in software markets are summarized. In the next step, essential characteristics are identified and outlined. As the profile indicates that software markets are governed by network effects, their impact on valuation in software markets will be reconsidered more closely in Chap. 4.


Cloud Computing Network Effect Product Life Cycle Intangible Asset Service Oriented Architecture 
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