The acronym ARTOS stands for Articulation work in Offshoring Projects of Small and Medium- sized Enterprises of the Software Branch. The project’s research aim was to fathom practices that aid small- and medium sized enterprises (SME) with flexibly implementing distributed software development projects.
For this purpose, and within the scope of a business ethnography, explorative case studies were conducted in several German SME. The findings derived from these empirical analyses were not only be used to postulate scientific theories but were also reflected back on to the practitioners in the form of mutual learning processes.
ARTOS was a research project within the research group Information systems and new media of the University of Siegen and was funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG).