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dc.contributor.authorCater-Steel, Aileenen_US
dc.contributor.authorRout, Terryen_US
dc.contributor.editorHanna Oktaba and Mario Pattinien_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-24T07:53:16Z
dc.date.available2017-04-24T07:53:16Z
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.date.modified2014-02-07T06:01:21Z
dc.identifier.isbn9781599049069en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.4018/978-1-59904-906-9.ch012en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/23664
dc.description.abstractThe contribution of small enterprises to the software industry is marked, but the level of understanding of the ways in which they can survive, grow, and improve is limited. In particular, there has been a lack of information on the long-term outcomes of process improvement initiatives in small firms. Building on the basis of a study of assessment-based improvement in 23 small and medium size organizations, we have undertaken a follow-up meeting with each company approximately five years following the original assessment. The results show that changes made in an organisation, driven by a framework of model-based improvement, can have long-term impacts even in small organisations; it appears, however, that there is no necessary link between success in implementing improvement and survival of the organisation. The results provide insight into the extent to which improvement actions can reinforce overall success for the small business.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherInformation Science Reference (an imprint of IGI Global)en_US
dc.publisher.placePennsylvania, USAen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.4018/978-1-59904-906-9en_US
dc.relation.ispartofbooktitleSoftware Process Improvement for Small and Medium Enterprises: Techniques and Case Studiesen_US
dc.relation.ispartofchapter12en_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom223en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto241en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode280302en_US
dc.titleSPI Long-Term Benefits: Case Studies of Five Small Firmsen_US
dc.typeBook chapteren_US
dc.type.descriptionB1 - Book Chapters (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeB - Book Chaptersen_US
gro.date.issued2008
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text


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