Activities and challenges in the planning phase of a software ecosystem

Kati Saarni*, Marjo Kauppinen

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Tutkimustuotos: Artikkeli kirjassa/konferenssijulkaisussaConference contributionScientificvertaisarvioitu

Abstrakti

Increasing competition forces companies to find new business opportunities by building business ecosystems together. The business ecosystem, where a set of companies develop and provide digital services together for a specific customer segment, can be referred to as a software ecosystem. The planning of ecosystems has been researched in some case studies, but more comprehensive knowledge on how to start building software ecosystems is still needed. The goal of this case study was to investigate activities and challenges in the planning phase of a Finnish software ecosystem. The case study was conducted by interviewing representatives of all six actors of the ecosystem and analyzing the material of the 12 planning workshops. The definition of a vision and objectives, the selection of actors, and the definition of a governance model were the main activities of the planning phase. It was also essential that the actors of the software ecosystem started the conceptualization of digital services and the definition of the business model together. One of the main challenges was that a clear strategy was not defined at the beginning of the planning phase. Furthermore, trust-building between the actors, different decision-making capabilities and a lack of the substance knowledge slowed down the planning phase. The actors also felt that much stronger leadership was needed.

AlkuperäiskieliEnglanti
OtsikkoSoftware Business - 10th International Conference, ICSOB 2019, Proceedings
ToimittajatSami Hyrynsalmi, Mari Suoranta, Pasi Tyrväinen, Pekka Abrahamsson, Anh Nguyen-Duc
Sivut71-85
Sivumäärä15
DOI - pysyväislinkit
TilaJulkaistu - 2019
OKM-julkaisutyyppiA4 Artikkeli konferenssijulkaisuussa
TapahtumaInternational Conference on Software Business - Jyväskylä, Suomi
Kesto: 18 marraskuuta 201920 marraskuuta 2019
Konferenssinumero: 10

Julkaisusarja

NimiLecture Notes in Business Information Processing
KustantajaSpringer
Vuosikerta370 LNBIP
ISSN (painettu)1865-1348
ISSN (elektroninen)1865-1356

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Software Business
LyhennettäICSOB
MaaSuomi
KaupunkiJyväskylä
Ajanjakso18/11/201920/11/2019

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