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How do firms make use of Open Source communities?

Linus Dahlander ; Mats Magnusson (Institutionen för teknikens ekonomi och organisation, Innovationsteknik)
Long range planning (0024-6301). Vol. 41 (2008), 6,
[Artikel, refereegranskad vetenskaplig]

Relying on four in-depth case studies of firms involved with open source software, we investigate how firms make use of open source communities, and how that use is associated with their business models. Three themes - accessing, aligning and assimilating are inductively developed for how the firms relate to the external knowledge created in the communities. For each theme, we make an argument about the tactics associated with each theme and their positive and negative consequences. The findings are related to the literature on the open and distributed nature of innovation, and various theoretical and managerial implications are discussed.



Denna post skapades 2009-01-16. Senast ändrad 2016-10-25.
CPL Pubid: 87768

 

Institutioner (Chalmers)

Institutionen för teknikens ekonomi och organisation, Innovationsteknik (2005-2016)

Ämnesområden

Industriell teknik och ekonomi

Chalmers infrastruktur