AIM 2013 Conference
10 Pages Posted: 4 Apr 2013 Last revised: 16 Jul 2014
Date Written: April 3, 2013
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: 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