The Tension between Integration and Fragmentation in a Component Based Software Development Ecosystem

Arndt, J.; Dibbern, Jens (February 2006). The Tension between Integration and Fragmentation in a Component Based Software Development Ecosystem. In: Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS). Proceedings of the 39th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (228c-228c). IEEE 10.1109/HICSS.2006.486

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Historically, software application systems have been produced either individually tailored for the specific customer, or they have been adapted from standardized packages. This paper proposes that component based software development could provide a synthesis of both approaches, combining the best aspects of each of the other two paradigms. Taking a closer look at the underlying principles of software reuse and modularity, however, reveals a number of conflicting forces that influence the acceptance and diffusion of this new paradigm within and throughout the software industry. A dialectical change perspective is used to explain this change process. It is argued that traditional software producers have a dominant position in their industry, and will be able to retain this position for some time. However, the concept of mindful innovation is introduced to give an outlook how smaller software producers might exploit the opportunities that this paradigm shift provides.

Item Type:

Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)

Division/Institute:

03 Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences > Department of Business Management > Institute of Information Systems > Information Engineering
03 Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences > Department of Business Management > Institute of Information Systems

UniBE Contributor:

Dibbern, Jens

Subjects:

000 Computer science, knowledge & systems
300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology
300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 330 Economics
600 Technology
600 Technology > 650 Management & public relations

ISSN:

1530-1605

ISBN:

0-7695-2507-5

Series:

Proceedings of the 39th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences

Publisher:

IEEE

Language:

English

Submitter:

Gowthaman Udayakumar

Date Deposited:

17 Jul 2019 13:05

Last Modified:

22 Oct 2019 23:34

Publisher DOI:

10.1109/HICSS.2006.486

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.131773

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/131773

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