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

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dc.contributor.author Feller, Joseph
dc.contributor.author Morgan, Lorraine
dc.contributor.author Finnegan, Patrick
dc.date.accessioned 2018-11-08T12:39:29Z
dc.date.available 2018-11-08T12:39:29Z
dc.date.issued 2012-07
dc.identifier.citation Morgan, L., Feller, J. and Finnegan, P. (2012) 'Open Source Innovation Networks: Exploring High and Low-density Models', PACIS 2012: 16th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems, 11-15 July Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, PACIS 2012 Proceedings, 175. Available online at: https://aisel.aisnet.org/pacis2012/175/ en
dc.identifier.startpage 1 en
dc.identifier.endpage 13 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/7075
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
dc.description.sponsorship Science Foundation Ireland (03/CE/11855 (for CSET2) to Lero, the Irish Software Engineering Research Centre (www.lero.ie)) en
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Association for Information Systems (AIS) en
dc.relation.ispartof PACIS 2012: 16th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems
dc.relation.uri https://aisel.aisnet.org/pacis2012/175/
dc.rights © Association for Information Systems 2012. en
dc.subject Innovation network en
dc.subject Open innovation en
dc.subject Open source software en
dc.title Open source innovation networks: exploring high and low-density models en
dc.type Conference item en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Joseph Feller, Business Information Systems, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: jfeller@afis.ucc.ie en
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dc.date.updated 2018-11-08T12:31:26Z
dc.description.version Accepted Version en
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dc.contributor.funder Science Foundation Ireland en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle PACIS 2012 Proceedings en
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dc.internal.licenseacceptance Yes en
dc.internal.conferencelocation Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam en
dc.internal.IRISemailaddress jfeller@ucc.ie en


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