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Open source innovation networks: exploring high and low-density models

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Show simple item record Morgan, Lorraine Feller, Joseph Finnegan, Patrick 2012-09-11T15:40:41Z 2012-09-11T15:40:41Z 2012
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract The concept of open innovation, of which open source software is a well-cited example, has grown in popularity over the past decade. Firms engaged in open innovation leverage external knowledge to accelerate innovation and exploit innovation more effectively. One way in which firms can connect with external sources of knowledge is by participating in value networks with a multitude of external stakeholders. Nevertheless, there are few studies of open innovation value networks, with relatively little known about the characteristics that impact such networks. We seek to address this gap by exploring the networking arrangements of eight European firms that have a formal strategy around open source software (OSS). The findings reveal that firms selectively engage in two types of value networks in order to benefit from open collaboration and innovation – one a high-density network comprising a limited number of familiar partners, the other a low-density network comprising a larger number of often unknown partners. Additionally, these networks are influenced by certain characteristics such as the level of commitment, knowledge exchange, the alignment of objectives and governance. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries 16th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems;
dc.subject innovation network en_US
dc.subject open innovation en_US
dc.subject open source software en_US
dc.title Open source innovation networks: exploring high and low-density models en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/conferenceObject en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.contributor.sponsor SFI en_US
dc.relation.projectid 03/CE/1I855 en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US

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