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Software Industry Business Models
July/August 2011 (vol. 28 no. 4)
pp. 26-30
Software companies can leverage successful firms' business and revenue models to create a competitive advantage.

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Citation:
"Software Industry Business Models," IEEE Software, vol. 28, no. 4, pp. 26-30, July-Aug. 2011, doi:10.1109/MS.2011.52
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