Requirements engineering in open innovation: A research agenda

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In recent years Open Innovation (OI) has gained much attention and made firms aware that they need to consider the open environment surrounding them. To facilitate this shift Requirements Engineering (RE) needs to be adapted in order to manage the increase and complexity of new requirements sources as well as networks of stakeholders. In response we build on and advance an earlier proposed software engineering framework for fostering OI, focusing on stakeholder management, when to open up, and prioritization and release planning. Literature in open source RE is contrasted against recent findings of OI in software engineering to establish a current view of the area. Based on the synthesized findings we propose a research agenda within the areas under focus, along with a framing-model to help researchers frame and break down their research questions to consider the different angles implied by the OI model.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2015 International Conference on Software and Systems Process, ICSSP 2015 - Proceedings
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781450333467
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Aug 24
EventInternational Conference on Software and Systems Process, ICSSP 2015 - Tallinn, Estonia
Duration: 2015 Aug 242015 Aug 26


ConferenceInternational Conference on Software and Systems Process, ICSSP 2015

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Software Engineering


  • Open innovation
  • Open source
  • Prioritization
  • Release planning
  • Requirements engineering
  • Software engineering
  • Stakeholder management


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