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Case
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Reference no. 9-609-S07
Spanish language
Published by: Harvard Business Publishing
Originally published in: 2009
Version: 14 February 2008
Revision date: 03-May-2019

Abstract

This is a Spanish version. Three-quarters of Specialisterne's expert software testing staff are diagnosed with some form of Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Usually a handicap, ASD conveys talents especially suited to software testing and other highly repetitive tasks that require very high accuracy. This case describes a growing company struggling with unique challenges as it implements a 'social enterprise' business model; it describes the difficulties faced by social entrepreneurs implementing for-profit business models in domains usually populated by non-profits. The case is also useful as an introduction to the business of software testing.
Size:
75 employees, 1.5 million euros
Other setting(s):
2007

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Abstract

This is a Spanish version. Three-quarters of Specialisterne's expert software testing staff are diagnosed with some form of Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Usually a handicap, ASD conveys talents especially suited to software testing and other highly repetitive tasks that require very high accuracy. This case describes a growing company struggling with unique challenges as it implements a 'social enterprise' business model; it describes the difficulties faced by social entrepreneurs implementing for-profit business models in domains usually populated by non-profits. The case is also useful as an introduction to the business of software testing.

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Size:
75 employees, 1.5 million euros
Other setting(s):
2007

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