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Pasi Pussinen ; Timo Koivumäki ;Journal of Technology Management & Innovation 2012, 7 3

Author: Katja Henttonen

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Journal of Technology Management & Innovation E-ISSN: 0718-2724 ljimenez@jotmi.org Universidad Alberto Hurtado Chile Henttonen, Katja; Pussinen, Pasi; Koivumäki, Timo Managerial Perspective on Open Source Collaboration and Networked Innovation Journal of Technology Management & Innovation, vol.
7, núm.
3, 2012, pp.
135-147 Universidad Alberto Hurtado Santiago, Chile Available in: http:--www.redalyc.org-articulo.oa?id=84725125012 How to cite Complete issue More information about this article Journals homepage in redalyc.org Scientific Information System Network of Scientific Journals from Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal Non-profit academic project, developed under the open access initiative Received June 29, 2012 - Accepted September 21, 2012 J.
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2012,Volume 7, Issue 3 Managerial Perspective on Open Source Collaboration and Networked Innovation Katja Henttonen1, Pasi Pussinen2, Timo Koivumäki3 Abstract This study explores the managerial perspectives towards open source software and networked innovation.
We analysed six software companies who use open source software as a significant part of their product or service offering.
The study found notable differences in managerial attitudes, expected benefits and key challenges related to open source software and its role in innovative activities.
While all companies were using same pieces of software with open source communities, there were different levels of engagement in the development of the software and information flows between companies and communities.
A deeper level of involvement enables the exchange of more than just the code: like ideas, influences, opinions and even innovations or parts of them.
The differences in managerial views on open source and networked innovation may be explained by industry domains, value chain position and leadership style Keywords: open source; free software; external innovation; open innovation; technology management; digital comm...





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