Research in software business: implications of the special qualities of software as a good

  title={Research in software business: implications of the special qualities of software as a good},
  author={M Makela and O. Mutanen},
  journal={Proceedings. 2005 IEEE International Engineering Management Conference, 2005.},
In a number of ways, software is a special economic good. It has some familiar characteristics of both information and physical goods, and the characteristics come in combinations that are unique to software. This uniqueness of software results in many insights and problems for further inquiry for the research domain of software business. In this paper, we discuss the special features induced to business by software being the traded good. In addition, we elaborate on the position of the domain… CONTINUE READING

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