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Platform-driven ecosystem prefacing for emerging markets in developing countries

List of Authors: Johannes Holvitie, Timo Vasankari, Antero Järvi, Salla Eilola, Sami Hyrynsalmi, Niina Käyhkö, and Harun Makandi

Conference name: International Workshop on Software Ecosystems

Publication year: 2017

Journal: CEUR Workshop Proceedings

Book title *: Proceedings of the 9th International Workshop on Software Ecosystems

Title of series: CEUR Workshop Proceedings

Volume number: 2053

Number of pages: 14

ISSN: 1613-0073

URL: http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-2053/paper07.pdf


Developing countries take frog leaps in technological advance.
For example, moving to 4G communications from scratch. This
reveals tremendous opportunities as infrastructure for advanced service
delivery is suddenly in place. As the technological advancement is so disruptive,
a lot of prefacing needs to be carried out prior to an ecosystems’
emergence. This article presents an experience report on ecosystem prefacing
for emerging developing country markets. We provide an analysis
of the Tanzanian working environment; noting aspects that are present
for a developing country, unique to the distinct culture, and similar to
industrial countries. We then apply an ecosystem prefacing process that
actively finds challenges and solutions for a fixed application context
whilst acknowledging the previous aspects. For this experience report, we
gather empirical data by executing the process in two-phase innovation
workshop and stakeholder co-operation event where the fixed application
context consists from SmartCity concept based on a major ICT vendor.

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