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How perceptions of open source software influecne adoption: an exploratory study.

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dc.contributor.author Morgan, Lorraine
dc.contributor.author Finnegan, Patrick
dc.date.accessioned 2012-02-14T16:51:35Z
dc.date.available 2012-02-14T16:51:35Z
dc.date.issued 2007
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/1980
dc.description non-peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Much of the assessment of OSS benefits and drawbacks has been based on anecdotal evidence appearing in practitioner publications. Due to its focus on software development, such work neglects whether managerial perceptions of such benefits and drawbacks have any impact on the organisational adoption of OSS. Although some research has been conducted on the topic of OSS adoption, these studies have either focussed on the adoption of specific open source products or have been directed largely at public administrations and companies operating in the primary software sector. Taking the perspective of IS/IT managers, this paper examines the impact of perceived benefits and drawbacks of OSS on its adoption in 13 companies operating in the secondary software sector in Europe. The findings are analysed using the adoption of innovation literature as a lens to reveal how technology, organisational, environmental and individual factors impact OSS adoption. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries 15th European Conference on Information Systems;06/2007
dc.subject open source software en_US
dc.subject adoption of innovation en_US
dc.subject field study en_US
dc.subject secondary software sector en_US
dc.title How perceptions of open source software influecne adoption: an exploratory study. en_US
dc.type Conference item en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.restriction none en
dc.contributor.sponsor SFI

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