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Deciding on open innovation:an exploration of how firms create and capture value with open source software.

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dc.contributor.author Morgan, Lorraine
dc.contributor.author Finnegan, Patrick
dc.date.accessioned 2012-02-02T16:41:53Z
dc.date.available 2012-02-02T16:41:53Z
dc.date.issued 2008
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/1898
dc.description non-peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Open innovation is a paradigm that proposes that firms can and should use external as well as internal innovations/ideas. A popular example of open innovation has been open source software (OSS). The key issues facing organizational decision makers considering OSS strategies is, how does the firm create value for the customer while simultaneously extracting value for itself? However, the adoption of OSS as part of an open innovation strategy is a recent phenomenon and many unanswered questions remain. Taking the viewpoint of seven IS/IT decision makers in European firms, this paper reveals how decision makers considered aspects of value creation, capture, and networking in making decisions on adopting open source software. The findings reveal that while decision makers look to open innovation for value creation and capture, there is still a desire to remain self reliant, resulting in collaborative design (of external innovations) rather than collaborative decision making with value network partners in relation to how such innovations would help create and capture value within firms. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Springer en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries IFIP/TC8/W.G.8.6 Workiing Conference on Open IT-based innovation.;10/2008
dc.rights The original publication is available at www.springerlink.com en_US
dc.subject open innovation en_US
dc.subject open source software en_US
dc.subject value creation en_US
dc.subject value capture en_US
dc.title Deciding on open innovation:an exploration of how firms create and capture value with open source software. en_US
dc.type Conference item en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.restriction none en
dc.type.restriction none en
dc.contributor.sponsor IRCHSS
dc.contributor.sponsor SFI
dc.contributor.sponsor European Commission FP6
dc.relation.projectid project OPAALS
dc.relation.projectid project no 034824


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