Innovation in the Software Sector

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This book throws a spotlight on innovation across the software universe, setting out key issues and highlighting policy perspectives. It spans research and development, invention, production, distribution and use of software in the market. It also covers core innovation themes from a user perspective -- including security and privacy, mobility, interoperability, accessibility and reliability.



R&D and the Market Environment in the Software Sector

This chapter explores the way R&D is handled by companies in the software sector in response to the rapidly changing market environment. The analysis is conducted in the light of the broader properties characterising the sector: how companies manage R&D, how they are funded, how they collaborate, how they use external resources, and so on. Additionally, this chapter provides four illustrative country case studies.


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