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To network or not to network? Analysis of the Finnish software industry-A networking approach



OtsikkoSoftware Business
Alaotsikko7th International Conference, ICSOB 2016, Ljubljana, Slovenia, June 13-14, 2016, Proceedings
KustantajaSpringer Verlag
ISBN (painettu)9783319405148
DOI - pysyväislinkit
TilaJulkaistu - 2016
OKM-julkaisutyyppiA4 Artikkeli konferenssijulkaisussa
TapahtumaInternational Conference on Software Business -
Kesto: 1 tammikuuta 1900 → …


NimiLecture Notes in Business Information Processing
ISSN (painettu)1865-1348


ConferenceInternational Conference on Software Business
Ajanjakso1/01/00 → …


The purpose of this paper is to study the role of networking in the development and present situation of Finnish software companies. Although the target of interest of this study is Finland, the conclusions can also to some extent be applied to other countries with mature software industries. In Finland there is uniquely wide longitudinal material on the software business available; the software industry survey is an annual study targeted for the branch, which has already been repeated for 18 consecutive years. The study shows that networking has been a key trend in the industry and also a driver for internationalization, but as it has not been identified very well in networking literature concerning the software industry, there is a clear need for further examination of software industry networks.