Investigating Smartphone App SMEs

Project: Research

Project Details


The creation and marketing of software applications for smartphones – Apps – is an already significant element of the modern digitalised and services based economy. The small size and temporally amorphous nature of such companies, twinned with little to no sector wide organising and representing organisation means that the working practices of these SMEs is concealed. This multi-disciplinary project would seek to gain insight into the three main aspects of their operations and aspects of work.

1. The development and improvement of technical, coding related skills and knowledge
2. The development and improvement of internal management/Human Resources skills and knowledge
3. The development and improvement of market facing skills and knowledge

Layman's description

Smartphone Apps are an important part of the economy. Very little is known about the generally small organisations that produce them, and this project will try to comprehend them.
Effective start/end date15/06/2313/06/24

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production


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