Contributions to Management Science

Valuation of Network Effects in Software Markets

A Complex Networks Approach

Authors: Kemper, Andreas

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The customer base is an important value driver of software companies and a reliable prediction of its development is fundamental for investment decisions. A particularity in software markets is that an individual’s purchasing decision is often influenced by other users’ choices. Although such customer network effects are evident, their quantitative assessment remain elusive with conventional approaches. This book contributes to closing this gap by developing methods for measuring network effects and their implications for valuation in software markets. Based on the theory of complex networks the book reveals that such diffusion processes highly depend on structural properties of customer networks. Moreover, it depicts that such insights are contributions to improve the quality of valuations in software markets. But the implications of this research also comprise social and political aspects as they can be applied in order to prevent corporate failures in all network effect markets.

Table of contents (19 chapters)

Table of contents (19 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Valuation of Network Effects in Software Markets
Book Subtitle
A Complex Networks Approach
Authors
Series Title
Contributions to Management Science
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Physica-Verlag Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Physica-Verlag Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-7908-2367-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-7908-2367-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-7908-2366-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-7908-2813-9
Series ISSN
1431-1941
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 309
Number of Illustrations
59 b/w illustrations
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