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Title: On a Theory of Software Engineering A Proposal Based on Transaction Cost Economics
Authors: Erbas, Cengiz
Çelikkol Erbaş, Bahar
Keywords: Transactions
asset specificity
software reuse
software development
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: IEEE
Source: 2nd SEMAT Workshop on a General Theory of Software Engineering (GTSE) -- MAY 26, 2013 -- San Francisco, CA
Abstract: This article leverages the findings of the transaction cost economics field, and proposes a simple theory and associated vocabulary to serve as a foundation for a unified theory of software engineering. It characterizes software engineering as a set of transactions organized under three governance structures. The theory explains the strengths and weaknesses of these governance structures in relation to asset specificity. It takes into account the recursive nature of the notions in software engineering, and applies uniformly to various contexts at different levels of granularity. The theory not only provides an explanatory framework for some of the propositions given in the software engineering literature, but also reveals the boundaries of their applicability.
ISBN: 978-1-4673-6273-3
Appears in Collections:İktisat Bölümü / Department of Economics
Scopus İndeksli Yayınlar Koleksiyonu / Scopus Indexed Publications Collection
WoS İndeksli Yayınlar Koleksiyonu / WoS Indexed Publications Collection

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