A Supply Side Story for a Threshold Model: Endogenous Growth of the Free and Open Source Community
IVS - Copenhagen Business School
University of Bologna - Department of Economics; Bocconi University - Department of Economics; University of Bologna - Rimini Centre for Economic Analysis
September 7, 2011
Quaderni DSE Working Paper No. 781
The study of social institutions producing and disseminating knowledge has mainly concentrated on two main concepts: Science and Technology. This paper examines a recent institutional form that seems not to resemble either of the other two; that is, knowledge-intensive communities, where individuals freely exchange knowledge through information and communication technology. Using free and open source software as an example, we develop a model where this phenomenon is confronted with Technology with respect to its ability to attract researchers.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 37
Keywords: free and open source software, science, technology, community, intellectual property rights
JEL Classification: O31, L86, L88working papers series
Date posted: September 7, 2011 ; Last revised: September 30, 2013
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