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International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research  
International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research

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Research Methodology for Studying Innovations in the Software Industry

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Katerina Kozludzhova



innovations, research design, research methodology, research process, research variables, software, software companies



The purpose of the current paper is to present a research methodology for studying the innovations in the software industry. The developed methodology helps researchers explore the innovations in the software industry and stimulates them to better define existing problems and build a plan for obtaining reliable information that supports the right solutions. The current paper also aims to stimulate the conduction of future researches of the innovations in the software industry. The paper presents the stages and the critical components of developing a research methodology for studying innovations. The paper explains major definitions related to the term of “research methodology” and gives examples with a conducted research study. Understanding the key components of a research methodology is essential for every research process. The successful accomplishment of a research study depends on the researcher’s ability and knowledge to define properly the term of “research methodology” and its critical components. The presented research methodology is validated in the software industry for the conduction of a research study related to the innovations created by the software companies in Bulgaria. The research methodology can also be used for the conduction of innovation researches in other industries and spheres of science and business. There is a need of researches in the field of innovations that could help both scientific and business researchers understand the real problems and find appropriate ways to solve them. The presented research methodology supports the conduction of valuable research studies that find answers to real problems. The presented research methodology guarantees the successful accomplishment of the research process and the obtaining of complete and reliable information, needed for the development of valuable and adequate solutions.



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