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Business models and community relationships of open source software firms
Institutionen för teknikens ekonomi och organisation, Innovationsteknik, Chalmers.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-6024-7908
2006 (English)In: The Economics of Open Source Software Development / [ed] Bitzer, J. Schröder, P. J. H., Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2006, 111-130 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

One important mechanism determining an Open Source Software (OSS) firm's possibility to create a sustainable business model and an advantage vis-à-vis its competitors is the relations it may have with OSS communities. This chapter explores the relations that OSS firms have with their communities, and how these relations evolve over time and interplay with the business strategies of the OSS firms. To leverage the potential benefits of the communities, firms need to have capabilities and in-house expertise to assimilate and align their work with that of the community. Being heavily involved in the activities of com- munities may yield access to valuable resources but also limit the firms’ room for strategic action as a result of the different interests and values of firms and communities.

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2006. 111-130 p.
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Engineering and Technology
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-76525DOI: 10.1016/B978-044452769-1/50005-6ISBN: 978-0-444-52769-1OAI: diva2:491010
QC 20120305Available from: 2012-02-06 Created: 2012-02-06 Last updated: 2012-03-05Bibliographically approved

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