Open Source Software Adoption: A Technological Innovation Perspective

AIM 2013 Conference

10 Pages Posted: 4 Apr 2013 Last revised: 16 Jul 2014

Kevin Crowston

Syracuse University - School of Information Studies

François Deltour

Telecom Bretagne; M@rsouin

Nicolas Jullien

Telecom Bretagne, iSchool; M@rsouin (Môle Amoricain de Recherche sur la Société de l'information et les Usages d'Internet)

Date Written: April 3, 2013

Abstract

This research-in-progress aims to indentify the salient factors explaining adoption of open source software (OSS), as a technological innovation. The theoretical background of the paper is based on the technological innovation literature. We choose to focus on the open ERP case, as it is considered as a promising innovation for firms – especially medium firms – but open ERP also faces numerous challenges. The paper provides a framework and a method for investigation that has to be implemented.

Keywords: Open-source, technological innovation, adoption

JEL Classification: L23, L86, O32

Suggested Citation

Crowston, Kevin and Deltour, François and Jullien, Nicolas, Open Source Software Adoption: A Technological Innovation Perspective (April 3, 2013). AIM 2013 Conference. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2244222 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2244222

Kevin Crowston

Syracuse University - School of Information Studies ( email )

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François Deltour

Telecom Bretagne ( email )

Brest
France

M@rsouin ( email )

France

Nicolas Jullien (Contact Author)

Telecom Bretagne, iSchool ( email )

Technopole Brest Iroise
Brest, 29238
France

M@rsouin (Môle Amoricain de Recherche sur la Société de l'information et les Usages d'Internet) ( email )

France

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