On the Benefits and Problems of the Object-Oriented Paradigm including a Finnish Study

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dc.contributor Svenska handelshögskolan, institutionen för företagsledning och organisation, informationsbehandling sv
dc.contributor Hanken School of Economics, Department of Management and Organisation, Information Systems Science en
dc.contributor.author Paetau, Patrik
dc.date.accessioned 2011-03-02T13:23:42Z
dc.date.available 2011-03-02T13:23:42Z
dc.date.issued 2005-10-18
dc.identifier.isbn 951-555-894-8
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10227/123
dc.identifier.uri URN:ISBN:951-555-894-8
dc.description.abstract Several researchers are of the opinion that there are many benefits in using the object-oriented paradigm in information systems development. If the object-oriented paradigm is used, the development of information systems may, for example, be faster and more efficient. On the other hand, there are also several problems with the paradigm. For example, it is often considered complex, it is often difficult to make use of the reuse concept and it is still immature in some areas. Although there are several interesting features in the object-oriented paradigm, there is still little comprehensive knowledge of the benefits and problems associated with it. The objective of the following study was to investigate and to gain more understanding of the benefits and problems of the object-oriented paradigm. A review of previous studies was made and twelve benefits and twelve problems were established. These benefits and problems were then analysed, studied and discussed. Further a survey and some case studies were made in order to get some knowledge on what benefits and problems with the object-oriented paradigm Finnish software companies had experienced. One hundred and four companies answered the survey that was sent to all Finnish software companies with five or more employees. The case studies were made with six large Finnish software companies. The major finding was that Finnish software companies were exceptionally positive towards the object-oriented information systems development and had experienced very few of the proposed problems. Finally two models for further research were developed. The first model presents connections between benefits and the second between problems. fi
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dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Svenska handelshögskolan sv
dc.publisher Swedish School of Economics and Business Administration en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Economics and Society
dc.relation.ispartofseries 151
dc.rights Publikationen är skyddad av upphovsrätten. Den får läsas och skrivas ut för personligt bruk. Användning i kommersiellt syfte är förbjuden. sv
dc.rights This publication is copyrighted. You may download, display and print it for Your own personal use. Commercial use is prohibited. en
dc.rights Julkaisu on tekijänoikeussäännösten alainen. Teosta voi lukea ja tulostaa henkilökohtaista käyttöä varten. Käyttö kaupallisiin tarkoituksiin on kielletty. fi
dc.subject object-oriented paradigm fi
dc.subject benefits with object-oriented paradigm fi
dc.subject problems with object-oriented paradigm fi
dc.subject software components fi
dc.subject reuse fi
dc.subject.other Information Systems fi
dc.title On the Benefits and Problems of the Object-Oriented Paradigm including a Finnish Study fi
dc.type.ontasot Doctoral thesis en
dc.type.ontasot Väitöskirja fi
dc.type.ontasot Doktorsavhandling sv
dc.type.dcmitype Text
dc.date.accepted 2005-10-28

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