CALL FOR INDIA SPM RESEARCH submissions 2020

Submissions for research/ practice papers. Send your entries now!!

Submissions for research/ practice papers. Send your entries now!!

Suggested themes / topics for Research / Practice papers include, but are not limited to:  

Software Products

  • Effective business model transformation and improvement

  • Economic aspects of engineering of requirements, testing, design, etc.

  • Software product life-cycles and product-line strategy 

  • Pricing strategies

  • Design thinking 

General themes

  • "Software Products and Platforms - the 'made-in-india' strategic edge"

  • "Software Products and Platforms - the 'next big wave' for Indian software industry"

  • "Software Product Management - the new strategic differentiator for Indian software industry"

  • "Software Products and Platforms - the new strategic differentiators for business"

  • "Software Products and Platforms - the pervasive mantra for disruptive business growth"

Software Startups 

  • Success factors for software-intensive startups

  • Software startup processes

  • Disruptive innovation and adoption of startups

  • Managing startup and growth hacking

  • Intertwined software product and business model development

Software  Platforms  

  • Emerging ecosystems and platforms

  • Ecosystem orchestration and platform governance

  • App economy

  • Ecosystem actors and supply network analysis

  • Platform-based business models and value co-creation

  • API economy

  • Business modelling for software products and services

  • Economics of software companies

  • Mergers and acquisitions in the software industry

 Emerging areas

  • Impact of megatrends on software products business - AI, AR, Blockchain, VR etc. 

  • The future of software-intensive business

  • Software business and entrepreneurship education

instructions for submission:

We welcome both completed papers and work-in-progress papers. All papers must be original, unpublished elsewhere.  

  • Completed papers may include conceptual papers, empirical papers and industry case studies. They must not exceed 5000 words including all text, figures, and tables. The abstract, keywords, and references are excluded from this word count.

  • Work-in-progress papers must not exceed 2500 words including all text, figures, and tables. The abstract, keywords, and references are excluded from this page count.

The submissions should be emailed to SPMSummit2020@iimb.ac.in with subject clearly indicating whether the submission is for a Completed Paper or Work-in-progress.

important date

Last date for submission of nominations: 15 November, 2019

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