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Three Tales of Dominant Technological Artifacts: Tracing the Paths from Success to Domination of Software Applications with the Help of Latour's Actor-Network-Theory and Bourdieu's Capital Theory
Blekinge Institute of Technology, School of Computing.
2011 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year))Student thesis
Abstract [en]

Domination in the software application industry has been an issue since its early years. But how do these situations of market domination come into existence? This thesis discusses conventional approaches towards understanding market domination and their inherent weaknesses. As a result a new understanding, based on Actor-Network-Theory and Capital Theory unfolds, which achieves the uncovering of a much deeper complexity on how market domination comes into existence.

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2011. , 63 p.
Keyword [en]
market domination, case study, software industry, Actor-Network-Theory, MS-Dos, iTunes, Facebook
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Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified Information Systems Human Computer Interaction
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URN: urn:nbn:se:bth-5265Local ID: oai:bth.se:arkivex516EA474933B62BFC1257948005E23C3OAI: oai:DiVA.org:bth-5265DiVA: diva2:832636
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Social and Behavioural Science, Law
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Available from: 2015-04-22 Created: 2011-11-14 Last updated: 2015-06-30Bibliographically approved

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