Scale Economies in New Software Development

  title={Scale Economies in New Software Development},
  author={Rajiv D. Banker and Chris F. Kemerer},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering},
Abslmet-ln this paper we reconcile two opposing views regarding the presence of economies or diseconomies of scale In new software development. Our general approach hypothesizes a production function model of software development thot &lows for both increasing and drsmsing returns to sede, and argues that local scale economies or diseconomies depend upon the size of projects. Using eight different data sets, including several reported In previous rese8rch on the subject, we provide tmpirkd… CONTINUE READING
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