Ecosystems Here, There, and Everywhere: A Barometrical Analysis of the Roots of 'Software Ecosystem'

Arho Suominen, Sami Hyrynsalmi, Marko Seppänen

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Abstract

This study structures the ecosystem literature by using a bibliometrical approach in analysing theoretical roots of ecosystem studies. Several disciplines, such as innovation, management and software studies have established own streams in the ecosystem research. This paper reports the results of analysing 601 articles from the Thomson Reuters Web of Science database, and identifies ten separate research communities which have established their own thematic ecosystem disciplines. We show that five sub-communities have emerged inside the field of software ecosystems. The software ecosystem literature draws its theoretical background from (1) technical, (2) research methodology, (3) business, (4) management, and (5) strategy oriented disciplines. The results pave the way for future research by illustrating the existing and missing links and directions in the field of the software ecosystem.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSoftware Business
PublisherSpringer
Pages32-46
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-40515-5
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-40514-8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 7 Jun 2016
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
Event7th International Conference, Software Business, ICSOB 2016 - Ljubljana, Slovenia
Duration: 13 Jun 201614 Jun 2016
Conference number: 7

Publication series

SeriesLecture Notes in Business Information Processing
Volume240
ISSN1865-1348

Conference

Conference7th International Conference, Software Business, ICSOB 2016
Abbreviated titleICSOB 2016
CountrySlovenia
CityLjubljana
Period13/06/1614/06/16

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Keywords

  • business ecosystem
  • software ecosystem

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Suominen, A., Hyrynsalmi, S., & Seppänen, M. (2016). Ecosystems Here, There, and Everywhere: A Barometrical Analysis of the Roots of 'Software Ecosystem'. In Software Business (pp. 32-46). Springer. Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing, Vol.. 240 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-40515-5_3
Suominen, Arho ; Hyrynsalmi, Sami ; Seppänen, Marko. / Ecosystems Here, There, and Everywhere : A Barometrical Analysis of the Roots of 'Software Ecosystem'. Software Business. Springer, 2016. pp. 32-46 (Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing, Vol. 240).
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Ecosystems Here, There, and Everywhere : A Barometrical Analysis of the Roots of 'Software Ecosystem'. / Suominen, Arho; Hyrynsalmi, Sami; Seppänen, Marko.

Software Business. Springer, 2016. p. 32-46 (Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing, Vol. 240).

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Suominen A, Hyrynsalmi S, Seppänen M. Ecosystems Here, There, and Everywhere: A Barometrical Analysis of the Roots of 'Software Ecosystem'. In Software Business. Springer. 2016. p. 32-46. (Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing, Vol. 240). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-40515-5_3