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dc.contributor.authorNguyen-Duc, Anh
dc.contributor.authorKemell, Kai-Kristian
dc.contributor.authorAbrahamsson, Pekka
dc.date.accessioned2021-11-11T06:12:51Z
dc.date.available2021-11-11T06:12:51Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.identifier.citationNguyen-Duc, A., Kemell, K.-K., & Abrahamsson, P. (2021). The entrepreneurial logic of startup software development : A study of 40 software startups. <i>Empirical Software Engineering</i>, <i>26</i>(5), Article 91. <a href="https://doi.org/10.1007/s10664-021-09987-z" target="_blank">https://doi.org/10.1007/s10664-021-09987-z</a>
dc.identifier.otherCONVID_99001881
dc.identifier.urihttps://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/78597
dc.description.abstractContext: Software startups are an essential source of innovation and software-intensive products. The need to understand product development in startups and to provide relevant support are highlighted in software research. While state-of-the-art literature reveals how startups develop their software, the reasons why they adopt these activities are underexplored. Objective: This study investigates the tactics behind software engineering (SE) activities by analyzing key engineering events during startup journeys. We explore how entrepreneurial mindsets may be associated with SE knowledge areas and with each startup case. Method: Our theoretical foundation is based on causation and effectuation models. We conducted semi-structured interviews with 40 software startups. We used two-round open coding and thematic analysis to describe and identify entrepreneurial software development patterns. Additionally, we calculated an effectuation index for each startup case. Results: We identified 621 events merged into 32 codes of entrepreneurial logic in SE from the sample. We found a systemic occurrence of the logic in all areas of SE activities. Minimum Viable Product (MVP), Technical Debt (TD), and Customer Involvement (CI) tend to be associated with effectual logic, while testing activities at different levels are associated with causal logic. The effectuation index revealed that startups are either effectuation-driven or mixed-logics-driven. Conclusions: Software startups fall into two types that differentiate between how traditional SE approaches may apply to them. Effectuation seems the most relevant and essential model for explaining and developing suitable SE practices for software startups.en
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dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherSpringer Science and Business Media LLC
dc.relation.ispartofseriesEmpirical Software Engineering
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dc.subject.othersoftware startup engineering
dc.subject.otherentrepreneurial logics
dc.subject.othereffectuation theory
dc.subject.othercase study
dc.subject.othereffectuation index
dc.subject.othersoftware engineering for startups
dc.titleThe entrepreneurial logic of startup software development : A study of 40 software startups
dc.typearticle
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:fi:jyu-202111115615
dc.contributor.laitosInformaatioteknologian tiedekuntafi
dc.contributor.laitosFaculty of Information Technologyen
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dc.contributor.oppiaineInformation Systems Scienceen
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dc.relation.issn1382-3256
dc.relation.numberinseries5
dc.relation.volume26
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dc.rights.copyright© 2021, The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Science Business Media, LLC, part of Springer Nature.
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dc.relation.doi10.1007/s10664-021-09987-z


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