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Internal Software Startups : A Multiple Case Study on Practices, Methods, and Success Factors (2020)


Kemell, Kai-Kristian; Risku, Juhani; Strandjord, Kari Eline; Nguyen-Duc, Anh; Wang, Xiaofeng; Abrahamsson, Pekka (2020). Internal Software Startups : A Multiple Case Study on Practices, Methods, and Success Factors. In Martini, Antonio; Wimmer, Manuel; Skavhaug, Amund (Eds.) SEAA 2020 : 46th Euromicro Conference on Software Engineering and Advanced Applications, Euromicro Conference on Software Engineering and Advanced Applications. IEEE, 326-333. DOI: 10.1109/seaa51224.2020.00061


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All authors or editors: Kemell, Kai-Kristian; Risku, Juhani; Strandjord, Kari Eline; Nguyen-Duc, Anh; Wang, Xiaofeng; Abrahamsson, Pekka

Parent publication: SEAA 2020 : 46th Euromicro Conference on Software Engineering and Advanced Applications

Parent publication editors: Martini, Antonio; Wimmer, Manuel; Skavhaug, Amund

Conference:

Euromicro Conference on Software Engineering and Advanced Applications

Place and date of conference: Portoroz, Slovenia, 26.-28.8.2020

ISBN: 978-1-7281-9533-9

eISBN: 978-1-7281-9532-2

Journal or series: Euromicro Conference on Software Engineering and Advanced Applications

ISSN: 1089-6503

eISSN: 2376-9505

Publication year: 2020

Pages range: 326-333

Number of pages in the book: 596

Publisher: IEEE

Publication country: United States

Publication language: English

DOI: http://doi.org/10.1109/seaa51224.2020.00061

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Abstract

Startups are often seen as drivers of innovation. In an attempt to leverage this potential, larger business organizations have founded internal startups as a subset of internal corporate ventures (ICV). These smaller organizations are intended to be more agile than the parent organization, in order to produce new service and product innovations using their own methods and practices independently of the organizational culture and methods of the parent organization. However, our understanding of ICVs is still lacking in terms of processes and success factors, and especially the more recent internal startups have scarcely been studied thus far. To approach this novel area of research, we take on a qualitative approach by means of a multiple case study of internal startups in large companies. Based on the data, we argue that the origin of the idea of the internal startup heavily influences the processes utilized by the internal startup, as well as the connections between the internal startup and its parent organization. We also highlight various practical implications.


Keywords: startup companies; software business; success factors

Free keywords: internal startup; corporate venturing; software startup


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