Forschungs-/Entwicklungs-/Innovations-Management

How Firms Can Strategically Influence Open Source Communities

The Employment of 'Men on the Inside'

Authors: Lee, Viktor

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Firms have discovered that open source (OS) communities can be valuable

sources of innovation. However, the access for firms to these communities

turned to be intricate. One proven way of how firms can enter OS communities is via their personnel (“men on the inside”). Focusing on firmsponsored OS communities, Viktor Lee detects the specific functions of

MOI and how these individuals influence the community network by applying a comparative case study of two OSS firms. A netnographic and social network analysis of the community interactions of over 12,000 individuals was conducted. He concludes that firms can succeed in integrating a community into the firm’s development process with the help of the MOI.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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eBook $84.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
How Firms Can Strategically Influence Open Source Communities
Book Subtitle
The Employment of 'Men on the Inside'
Authors
Series Title
Forschungs-/Entwicklungs-/Innovations-Management
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Gabler Verlag
Copyright Holder
Gabler Verlag | Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH
eBook ISBN
978-3-8349-7140-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-8349-7140-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-8349-3387-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 193
Number of Illustrations and Tables
45 b/w illustrations, 3 illustrations in colour
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