A Longitudinal Study of the e-Market for Software Components

Jos van Hillegersberg, Vincent Traas, Roland Dragt

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Component Based Software Development (CBD) holds high promises, but develops its full potential only when software components are traded in a component market. The Internet seems ideal for this purpose and various sources have predicted a bright future for the Internet Software Component Market (SCM). However, very little is known about the current status, structure and trends within the SCM. This study develops a model of the SCM and a classification of components traded in the SCM. Using these, a number of propositions are developed and tested using a longitudinal dataset. The results show that the SCM is still in its early stage although there are some trends towards a mature market. The research method deployed in this study provides insights into how the SCM develops and can also be deployed to study other e-markets.
Original languageUndefined
Number of pages14
Publication statusPublished - 2001
Event14th Bled Electronic Commerce Conference 2001: e-Everything: e-Commerce, e-Government, e-Household, e-Democracy - Bled, Slovenia
Duration: 25 Jun 200126 Jun 2001
Conference number: 14


Conference14th Bled Electronic Commerce Conference 2001


  • software components
  • Intermediaries
  • IR-78004
  • E-market
  • E-commerce
  • Digital markets

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