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The Resource Software business start-up memories : key decisions in success stories, Roderick Van Cann, Slinger Jansen, Sjaak Brinkkemper, (electronic book)

Software business start-up memories : key decisions in success stories, Roderick Van Cann, Slinger Jansen, Sjaak Brinkkemper, (electronic book)

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Software business start-up memories : key decisions in success stories
Title
Software business start-up memories
Title remainder
key decisions in success stories
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Roderick Van Cann, Slinger Jansen, Sjaak Brinkkemper
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Language
eng
Summary
Describes the decisions that led to the success of 16 software companies. The decisions are illustrated in detail, providing entrepreneurs with insights into what it takes to make a decision that can change the future of a company.
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UK-WkNB
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Van Cann, Roderick
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illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Jansen, Slinger
  • Brinkkemper, Sjaak
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  • Computer software industry
  • New business enterprises
  • Decision making
Summary expansion
Against a backdrop of high failure rates within the first five years of business, the authors of this volume ask 'what decisions in the early part of a business start-up are perceived as fundamental to the success of companies in the software industry?' Through detailed interviews and analysis of 16 successful software companies, the authors consider this question and establish four categories of decision-making: * shaping the company; * developing the product; * establishing the market; and * going international. The findings in this book show that the decision category 'shaping the company' is the most consistent in its presence among the decisions that are made throughout the entire start-up life of a business, followed by the decisions that relate to 'establishing the market'. The authors present an early-life decision model for software entrepreneurs to provide a complete, simple and attractive summary of the different decision types and categories that influence the success of a product software company. With this model, software entrepreneurs have a reference containing critical business areas for decision making. Entrepreneurs can use this model as a guiding beacon for the decisions they make in their company
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Software business start-up memories : key decisions in success stories, Roderick Van Cann, Slinger Jansen, Sjaak Brinkkemper, (electronic book)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 239-244) and index
Contents
List of Tables List of Figures Acknowledgements Preface Author Information Introduction The Software Start-up Decision Model The Early-life Decision Model Theoretical Background Stages of Growth Influence of Venture Capital Success Factors in New Ventures and Products The Influence of the Entrepreneur Decision Making Lessons of Software Entrepreneurs AFAS Customer Participation Sessions Scoping and Focus Licensing Consultancy Other Wrong Decisions Summary DBS Approaching Software Vendors Changing Company Focus Extending Product Range Wrong Decisions Summary Noldus Information Technology Don't Limit Yourself to the Start Niche Being Open to Inventions from Others Opening Offices Abroad Community Building Wrong Decisions Summary Exact Vision Cash Flow Technology Choices Focus on Marketing Overcoming Problems Other Wrong Decisions Summary Stabiplan Market Emergence and Vision Introduce a Lite Version Taking Over the Biggest Competitor Focus Redesigning the Software Other Wrong Decisions Summary Sofon Standard software Internationally Applicable Affiliation with Complementary Products Other Wrong Decisions Summary GX Software Focus Partnering Strategy Communication Internationalization Other Wrong Decisions Summary Pallas Athena Focusing on Case Management versus Workflow Management Becoming a Software Company Global Orientation Product Acquisition and Product Integration Transforming the Company Structure Other Wrong Decisions Summary ORTEC Starting Product Development Internationalization Other Wrong Decisions Summary E-office Starting with a Dream Company Structure Mobile Human Behaviour Consultancy Start using Google Products How to Make Decisions Wrong Decisions Summary ChipSoft Management-by-event Product Choices Human Resources Other Wrong Decisions Summary Syntess Software Starting and Finding a Dealer Having a Goal Extra Office Company Culture Other Wrong Decisions Summary Planon Focusing on Software and Facility Management Become Market Leader Internationalization Product Positioning Standardize the Implementation Method Wrong Decisions Summary Ultimo Software Solutions Maintenance Management and Flexibility Focus Switching Database Systems Widening and Deepening of the Product Company Culture Other Wrong Decisions Summary Centric The Start of Centric Buying a Posting Company Rapid Expansion Partitioning the Company Other Wrong Decisions Summary UNIT4 Focus on a Product Strategy Standardized Maintenance Balancing Short Term Decisions with Long Term Decisions Going Public Other Wrong Decisions Summary Decision Categories Shaping the Company Developing the Product Establishing the Market Going International What can be Learned from the Decision Categories The Early-life Decision Model for Software Entrepreneurs Decision Analysis Business Model Canvas Managerial Growth Challenge Conceptualization for Small Software Firms Discussion Conclusion References Appendix - Early-life Decisions Overview
Control code
9781137280473
Extent
xviii, 247 p.
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Users can print and/or download individual articles/chapters and other individual items from Palgrave Connect ebooks, limited to no more than one chapter per title per authorised user
Isbn
9781137280473
Other physical details
ill.
Specific material designation
unspecified
Type of computer file
PDF.
Label
Software business start-up memories : key decisions in success stories, Roderick Van Cann, Slinger Jansen, Sjaak Brinkkemper, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 239-244) and index
Contents
List of Tables List of Figures Acknowledgements Preface Author Information Introduction The Software Start-up Decision Model The Early-life Decision Model Theoretical Background Stages of Growth Influence of Venture Capital Success Factors in New Ventures and Products The Influence of the Entrepreneur Decision Making Lessons of Software Entrepreneurs AFAS Customer Participation Sessions Scoping and Focus Licensing Consultancy Other Wrong Decisions Summary DBS Approaching Software Vendors Changing Company Focus Extending Product Range Wrong Decisions Summary Noldus Information Technology Don't Limit Yourself to the Start Niche Being Open to Inventions from Others Opening Offices Abroad Community Building Wrong Decisions Summary Exact Vision Cash Flow Technology Choices Focus on Marketing Overcoming Problems Other Wrong Decisions Summary Stabiplan Market Emergence and Vision Introduce a Lite Version Taking Over the Biggest Competitor Focus Redesigning the Software Other Wrong Decisions Summary Sofon Standard software Internationally Applicable Affiliation with Complementary Products Other Wrong Decisions Summary GX Software Focus Partnering Strategy Communication Internationalization Other Wrong Decisions Summary Pallas Athena Focusing on Case Management versus Workflow Management Becoming a Software Company Global Orientation Product Acquisition and Product Integration Transforming the Company Structure Other Wrong Decisions Summary ORTEC Starting Product Development Internationalization Other Wrong Decisions Summary E-office Starting with a Dream Company Structure Mobile Human Behaviour Consultancy Start using Google Products How to Make Decisions Wrong Decisions Summary ChipSoft Management-by-event Product Choices Human Resources Other Wrong Decisions Summary Syntess Software Starting and Finding a Dealer Having a Goal Extra Office Company Culture Other Wrong Decisions Summary Planon Focusing on Software and Facility Management Become Market Leader Internationalization Product Positioning Standardize the Implementation Method Wrong Decisions Summary Ultimo Software Solutions Maintenance Management and Flexibility Focus Switching Database Systems Widening and Deepening of the Product Company Culture Other Wrong Decisions Summary Centric The Start of Centric Buying a Posting Company Rapid Expansion Partitioning the Company Other Wrong Decisions Summary UNIT4 Focus on a Product Strategy Standardized Maintenance Balancing Short Term Decisions with Long Term Decisions Going Public Other Wrong Decisions Summary Decision Categories Shaping the Company Developing the Product Establishing the Market Going International What can be Learned from the Decision Categories The Early-life Decision Model for Software Entrepreneurs Decision Analysis Business Model Canvas Managerial Growth Challenge Conceptualization for Small Software Firms Discussion Conclusion References Appendix - Early-life Decisions Overview
Control code
9781137280473
Extent
xviii, 247 p.
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Users can print and/or download individual articles/chapters and other individual items from Palgrave Connect ebooks, limited to no more than one chapter per title per authorised user
Isbn
9781137280473
Other physical details
ill.
Specific material designation
unspecified
Type of computer file
PDF.

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