A Trend Analysis of Software Business Research

Sami Hyrynsalmi (Corresponding author), Arho Suominen

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International Conference on Software Business (ICSOB), one of the first software-intensive business specific conference series, was founded in 2010 and during the last decade, it has each year hosted tens of studies addressing various aspects of doing business with software products and services. As the conference has remained rather similar, it acts as a showcase on recent development trends in software-intensive business research. This short study uses all documents (n = 249) published in ICSOB conferences from 2010 to 2019 as a material for a trend analysis of the field. The metadata of all documents were gathered from Scopus and co-word bibliometric analysis was used to illustrate temporal clusters of research. In addition, the paper illustrate most active institutions and authors in the field.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSoftware Business
Subtitle of host publication11th International Conference, ICSOB 2020, Proceedings
EditorsEriks Klotins, Krzysztof Wnuk
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherSpringer Science+Business Media
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-67292-8
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-67291-1
Publication statusPublished - 22 Jan 2021
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
Event11th International Conference on Software Business, ICSOB 2020 - Karlskrona, Sweden
Duration: 16 Nov 202018 Nov 2020

Publication series

SeriesLecture Notes in Business Information Processing


Conference11th International Conference on Software Business, ICSOB 2020


  • Bibliometrics
  • Literature study
  • Software-intensive business


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