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Economics | Business Models in the Software Industry - The Impact on Firm and M&A Performance

Business Models in the Software Industry

The Impact on Firm and M&A Performance

Schief, Markus

2014, XXVI, 231 p. 49 illus.

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  • Publication in the field of economic sciences

The relevance of software business models has tremendously increased in recent years. Markus Schief explores opportunities to improve the management of these models. Based on a conceptual framework of software business model characteristics, he conducts large empirical studies to examine the current state of business models in the software industry. These data then serve as a foundation for statistical analyses of business models’ impact on firm and M&A performance. Finally, the author develops a software business model management tool.



  • Characteristics of Software Business Models
  • The Impact of Business Models on Firm and M&A Performance
  • Software Business Model Management Tool


Target Groups

  • Researchers and students in the fields of software business, information systems, and strategic management
  • Decision makers in start-up and incumbent software firms, software industry consultants and analysts, investors and venture capitalists

The Author

Dr. Markus Schief obtained his doctoral degree under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Peter Buxmann at the Institute of Software Business & Information Management at Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Business model - Decision support - Firm performance - M&A performance - Software industry

Related subjects » BWL

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