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Innovating with open-sourcing: governance concerns for managers

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dc.contributor.author Shaikh, Maha
dc.contributor.author Cornford, Tony
dc.date.accessioned 2012-01-25T15:42:55Z
dc.date.available 2012-01-25T15:42:55Z
dc.date.issued 2009
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/1843
dc.description non-peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract 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. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries The 15th Americas Conference on Informations Systems (AMCIS);2009
dc.subject open source en_US
dc.subject company adoption of open source en_US
dc.subject governance en_US
dc.subject control en_US
dc.title Innovating with open-sourcing: governance concerns for managers en_US
dc.type Conference item en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.type.restriction none en
dc.contributor.sponsor SFI


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