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Innovating with open sourcing: governance concerns for managers

Shaikh, Maha and Cornford, Tony ORCID: 0000-0001-9202-1498 (2009) Innovating with open sourcing: governance concerns for managers. In: Americas' Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS), 2009-08-06 - 2009-08-09, San Francisco CA, United States, USA.

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Among various forms of innovation in industry structures and business models an increasing number of companies have shown interest in aligning themselves to an open source software model as a means to capture intellectual energy, productive software processes and relevant technical skills. This is evident both within small and niche businesses, but also within the largest companies – a phenomenon known as open-sourcing. This paper presents findings from a field study of open-sourcing of software development within two large, global technology companies. It reports on the ways in which open-sourcing is accommodated within the corporate context, and assesses the innovative strategies managers use as they engage with this phenomenon and seek to work co-operatively with open source communities. The analysis focuses on three primary areas that emerge from the data and which are seen to require particular attention in such organizations; license and IPR regime; community approach; and a modified development process.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
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Additional Information: © 2009 The Authors
Divisions: Management
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Date Deposited: 18 Nov 2010 12:04
Last Modified: 08 Jun 2024 02:15

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