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Software market configuration: a socio-technical explanation

Cordella, Antonio, Mola, Lapo and Rossignoli, Cecilia (2009) Software market configuration: a socio-technical explanation. In: International Conference on Information Systems 2009, 15-18 December 2009, Phoenix, Arizona. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

In the case presented herein, two three-dimensional rendering software products coexist without competing, though they present similar characteristics and rely on competitive technological architectures. The market configuration for these two software products thus appears largely determined by socio-technical elements, not just the technical characteristics of the software architecture. The socio-technical regime within which the technology is embedded shapes the boundaries of the markets for both software products. Therefore, the concept of path dependency appears insufficient to explain the nature of the competition. To explain the factors that determine the market configuration, the authors introduce the concept of socio-technical regimes.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Official URL: http://aisel.aisnet.org/icis2009/
Additional Information: © 2009 The Authors
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
Sets: Research centres and groups > Information Systems and Innovation Group
Departments > Management
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 15 May 2012 13:01
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/43674/

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