Exploring the Interplay between Floss Adoption and Organisational Innovation

Spagnoletti, Paolo and Federici, Tommaso (2011) Exploring the Interplay between Floss Adoption and Organisational Innovation. Communitcations of AIS, 29 (1). p. 279-298. ISSN 1529-3181.

Corporate Creators: LUISS Guido Carli, Università della Tuscia

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Growing research on Free/Libre Open Source Software (FLOSS) has addressed a variety of questions focussing on aspects ranging from open source development processes and developer motivation, to economic and policy-making implications. Nevertheless, a few authors have examined the adoption of FLOSS and its impact on organisational change and innovation. Adoption studies represent a particularly promising area for information system researchers to investigate the relationship between the specific properties of FLOSS and the processes of implementation and use. The goal of this paper is to contribute to this field of research by discussing a former multi-targeted research agenda and by defining an empirically grounded framework for studying FLOSS adoption, drawing on the outcomes of an exploratory multiple case study involving 16 Italian public administrations.

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Item Type:Article
Research documents and activity classification:Journal Articles > Articles > Articles published in or submitted to a Journal without IF refereed / of international relevance
Divisions:Department of Business and Management > CeRSI (Information Systems Research Centre)
Uncontrolled Keywords:adoption, exploratory, case study
MIUR Scientific Area:Area 13 - Economics and Statistics > SECS-P/10 Business Organisation
Deposited By:Paolo Spagnoletti
Deposited On:18 Apr 2012 16:39
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