Open Source Innovation (OSI) has gained considerable momentum within the last years. Academic and management practice interest grows as more and more end-users consider and even participate in Open Source product development like Linux, Android, or Wikipedia.
Open Source Innovation: Phenomenon, Participant Behaviour, Impact brings together rigorous academic research and business importance in scrutinizing OCI from three perspectives: The Phenomenon, Participants' Behavior, and Business Implications. The first section introduces OCI artefacts, including who is participating and why, and provides a systematic overview of the literature. The second section stresses the behaviour of participants, highlighting participation progression, community selection, user entrepreneurship and fair behaviour, and answering key questions like how to manage governance rules, openness and community design aspects. The third explores the impact and implications of OSI for firms and economies by evaluating business models, uncovering opportunities for firms to interact with communities, and presenting value capture mechanisms.
Open Source Innovation provides a full picture of the movement to help readers understand and engage with OSI from the micro perspective of individuals, to the community, to the macro perspective of firms and economies.
1. Motivation of Participants to Contribute to Online Communities Herstatt 2. Open Source Software and Open Content: A Comparison Ehls 3. Open Source Beyond Software: An Empirical Investigation of the Open Design Phenomenon Balka 4. Open Source Innovation as a Phenomenon-Based Research Field: Puzzles and Paradigms Lee & Raasch 5. Open Source Participation Behavior - A Review and Introduction of a Participation Lifecycle Model Ehls 6. Joining Open Source Communities Contingent on Individual User Traits Ehls 7. Exogenous vs. Endogenous Governance in Innovation Communities: Effects on Motivation, Conflict and Justice Stormer 8. Managing Member Specialization in Online Innovation Communities Bierwald 9. How Open is Open Source – Software and Beyond. Balka 10. Free Revealing in Open Innovation: A comparison of Different Models and Their Benefits for Companies. Schweisfurth 11. 'Men on the Inside' - How Firms Can Strategically Influence Open Source Communities Lee 12. User-Contested and User-Complemented Markets: Impacts on Market Outcomes and Social Welfare Raasch & von Hippel 13. Conclusions
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