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Title: A General equilibrium analysis of software development : copyright protection and contract enforcement
Authors: Qiu, Larry Dongxiao
Keywords: Software
Copyright protection
Contract enforcement
Vertical intergration
Issue Date: Apr-2003
Abstract: We develop a model to study the implications of a legal environment on the organization of software production. We show that contract enforcement affects the organizational mode (i.e., in-house versus outsourcing) of customized software development while copyright protection determines the introduction of package software. When copyright protection is weak, only customized software will be developed. When copyright protection is strong, both customized software and packaged software will be developed.
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