Repository Evaluation of Software Reuse

12 Pages Posted: 15 Oct 2008

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Rajiv D. Banker

Temple University - Department of Accounting

Robert J. Kauffman

Singapore Management University; Singapore Management University - School of Information Systems

Dani Zweig

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: April 1993

Abstract

The traditional unit of analysis and control forsoftware managers is the software project, and subsequentlythe resulting application system. Today, with the emerging capabilitiesof computer-aided software engineering (CASE) andcorresponding changes in the development process, productivitygains can be realized by reusing portions of the organization'sinventory of existing application designs and code. With thisopportunity, however, comes the need to monitor software reuseat the corporate level, as well as at the level of the individualsoftware development project. Integrated CASE environmentscan support such monitoring. We illustrate the use and benefits ofrepository evaluation of software reuse through an analysis of theevolving repositories of two large firms that recently implementedintegrated CASE development tools. The analysis shows thatthese tools have supported high levels of software reuse, but italso suggests that there remains considerable unexploited reusepotential. Our findings indicate that organizational changes willbe required before the full potential of the new technology canbe realized.

Keywords: CASE, computer-aided software engineering, domain analysis, organizational learning, repositories, software metrics, software reuse

Suggested Citation

Banker, Rajiv D. and Kauffman, Robert J. and Zweig, Dani, Repository Evaluation of Software Reuse (April 1993). Information Systems Working Papers Series, Vol. , pp. -, 1993. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1284885

Rajiv D. Banker (Contact Author)

Temple University - Department of Accounting ( email )

Philadelphia, PA 19122
United States

Robert J. Kauffman

Singapore Management University ( email )

Li Ka Shing Library
70 Stamford Road
Singapore 178901, 178899
Singapore
65-6828-929 (Phone)

Singapore Management University - School of Information Systems ( email )

80 Stamford Road
Singapore, 178902
Singapore

Dani Zweig

affiliation not provided to SSRN

No Address Available

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