Firms in Open Source Software Development

Managing Innovation Beyond Firm Boundaries

Authors: Schaarschmidt, Mario

  • Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Studie

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In open innovation scenarios, firms are able to profit from technological developments that take place beyond the legal boundaries. However, in the absence of contract-based vertical command chains, such as in the case of open source software (OSS), it is difficult for firms to obtain control over the innovation project’s trajectory. In this book, the author suggests that firms have basically two options to control project work beyond their boundaries and beyond their vertical command chains. The assumption is discussed against various theories of the firm as well as control theory and empirically tested by analyzing firm engagement in Eclipse open source projects as well as communication work in the Linux kernel project.

About the authors

Mario Schaarschmidt is a post-doctoral researcher at Friedrich-Schiller University of Jena, Chair for General Management and Marketing. He formerly was a researcher and lecturer at University of Koblenz-Landau, Chair for Information Management and Organization.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Schaarschmidt, Mario

    Pages 1-14

  • Managing Innovation Beyond Firm Boundaries

    Schaarschmidt, Mario

    Pages 15-52

  • Commercializing and Controlling Open Source Software Development

    Schaarschmidt, Mario

    Pages 53-104

  • Open Source in Action I: Business Collaboration Among Open Source Projects

    Schaarschmidt, Mario

    Pages 105-141

  • Open Source in Action II: Business Collaboration Within an Open Source Project

    Schaarschmidt, Mario

    Pages 143-191

Buy this book

eBook $84.99
price for USA (gross)
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  • Included format: PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $109.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-8349-4142-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Firms in Open Source Software Development
Book Subtitle
Managing Innovation Beyond Firm Boundaries
Authors
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Gabler Verlag
Copyright Holder
Gabler Verlag | Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden
eBook ISBN
978-3-8349-4143-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-8349-4143-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-8349-4142-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 233
Number of Illustrations and Tables
30 b/w illustrations
Topics