Forschungs-/Entwicklungs-/Innovations-Management

Open Source Product Development

The Meaning and Relevance of Openness

Authors: Balka, Kerstin

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Open source software development has received considerable scholarly attention, much of which is based on the presumption that the ‘open source model’ holds some lessons of broader applicability. Kerstin Balka focuses on the open source development of tangible objects, so-called open design. To explore the landscape and mechanisms of open design, she presents a comprehensive study of 104 projects and an in-depth case study of six projects. The subsequent quantitative study explores openness as a gradual and multi-dimensional concept showing that companies can successfully implement strategies of partial openness to safeguard value capture without alienating their developer community.

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Kerstin Balka obtained her doctorate with Prof. Cornelius Herstatt at the Institute for Technology and Innovation Management at the Hamburg University of Technology.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Open Source Product Development
Book Subtitle
The Meaning and Relevance of Openness
Authors
Series Title
Forschungs-/Entwicklungs-/Innovations-Management
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Gabler Verlag
Copyright Holder
Gabler Verlag | Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH, Wiesbaden
eBook ISBN
978-3-8349-6949-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-8349-6949-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-8349-3153-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 196
Number of Illustrations and Tables
30 b/w illustrations
Topics