Show simple item record Yu, Liguo 2013-10-17T20:37:28Z 2013-10-17T20:37:28Z 2012-08-06
dc.identifier.citation Yu, Liguo. “An Empirical Study of Software Market Share: Diversity and Symbiotic Relations.” First Monday, vol. 17, no. 8-6, Aug. 2012, en
dc.identifier.issn 1396-0466
dc.description.abstract With the increasing use of software products, software ecosystems have emerged. Software ecosystems not only include the same type of products, but also include other related products that they support or depend on. Software marketplace diversity and the symbiotic relations between software products are important properties of a software ecosystem. They have great impact on the popularity and evolution of a software product. This paper presents an empirical study of a software marketplace ecosystem, which is formed by operating systems, Web browsers, and Web servers: (1) Using the concept of market share entropy, we analyze the diversity of the marketplace; and, (2) Using correlation tests, we analyze the symbiotic relations between products. Based on the results of these two studies, we analyze the relation between marketplace diversity and symbiosis in a software ecosystem. en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher First Monday en
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dc.rights From the publisher's website: "Authors retain the rights to their work published in First Monday and may freely make their papers available as they see fit. Contributors to First Monday are encouraged to dedicate their work to the public domain or to select a Creative Commons license." en
dc.rights.uri en
dc.subject Computer software industry en
dc.subject Market share en
dc.title An Empirical Study of Software and Market Share: Diversity and Symbiotic Relations en
dc.type Article en

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