International Trade and Business Model with Special Reference to Operating System Software Products


  • M. P. Birla Institute of Management, Bengaluru, 560 001, India


Business model essentially deals with value creation and distribution of product or service. Value creation and distribution of operating system products seems to be a complex set of activities. This could be due to the process of software development process which takes place across borders. This paper makes an attempt to analyses the issues connected with value creation and distribution of operating system software from international trade perspectives. The policies and role of World Trade Organization (WTO) has been discussed in the paper. The research concludes that Information Technology Agreement(ITA) plays a significant role in value creation process for operating system products. Value creation process is expressed through software features. Standardisation of operating system product features are linked with international trade policies due to the global product usage. This also is directly connected with the acceptance of product. Therefore, it is necessary for international trade organisations to have more clarity of the policies related to exchange of system software products.


International Trade, Operating System, Software Patenting, Software Licensing and ITA.

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